Joni Falk


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About the Artist

Southwest Art Publicity Photos  No .jpg (225827 bytes)Joni Falk realist painter of still life and landscapes, has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1960. She grew up in Chicago, and is a graduate of Marquette University In Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

It was the Southwest culture and history that provided the ingredients that Compelled her to seek a full-time career in the field of art. Joni has become well known throughout the United States and Canada for her diversity of Subject from Traditional Floral still lifes, Western still lifes, Pueblo or Plains Indian Landscapes and Indian Figures. 

Joni’s many exhibitions include showings at The National Museum of  Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cheyenne’s Old West Museum, The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg,

Arizona, the McAllen Museum, McAllen, Texas and the Phippen Museum,  Prescott, Arizona.

She has been featured in the following books and Publications:

International Artist Magazine Vol. 2 “100 Ways to Paint a Still Life”

Southwest Art Magazine, August 2005

Art West Magazine May/June 2005

American Artist’s “Workshop” Magazine July 2005

Phoenix Magazine, June 1997

Art of the West Magazine Sept. /Oct. 1991

Art West Sept. /Oct. 1981

Southwest Art- December 1985

Tony Couch’s Keys to Successful Painting 1992

Energizing Your Paintings with Color 1993

          The Best of Flower Painting 1997


In addition to 19 limited Edition Prints, Leanin’ Tree Card Company, Boulder, Colorado has published numerous works in cards, calendars and Prints.  She and her husband Bob owned and operated several businesses:

“The Hobby Hut’ 1966-1970

The Falk Gallery – 1970-1972

Studio B (1972 where she began teaching beginning oil painting, until 1987) now called Studio B Engraving operated by her Son Bob who engraves nameplates for Artist’s paintings.


She was a member of the Scottsdale Artist’s School Board of Trustees 1996-1997

Began teaching workshops at the Scottsdale Artist’s School in 1986-Present Awards:

2003 – Bronze Medal (oil) Western Artists of America Show Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

2002 – Silver Medal (oil) Western Artists of America Show Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

1988 – Museum Purchase Award, Cheyenne Governor’s Invitational  Art Show, Cheyenne, WY

1981 – Purchase Award, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, TX

1980 – Silver Medal (mixed media) George Phippen Memorial  Inside Show

1979 – Silver Medal (oil) – George Phippen Memorial Inside Invitational Show

1978- Purchase Award, Favell Museum, Klamath Falls, Oregon

1977- George Phippen Memorial inside Invitational Show Gold Medal (oil)

1976- Purchase Award, First National Bank of  Arizona



2008 – Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ - Purchased painting for Permanent Collection

2007 – Permanent Collection of the Pearce Western Art Museum, Corsicana, TX

2007 – National Museum of Wildlife Art Miniature Show

2007 – Cheyenne Governor’s Invitational

2006-2007 – “Cowgirl Up” Invitational at the Desert Caballeros Museum Wickenburg, AZ

2005- American Women Artists Show – Santa Fe, NM

2005 – Peppertree Western Art Show, Santa Inez, CA

2001 – Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ – “In Celebration, A Century of Arizona Women Artists”  Exhibit traveled to the Sky Harbor Art Program Gallery displayed at Terminal 4 – Phoenix, AZ

2001 – 2005 – Geneva, Switzerland –Art in the Embassies Program

1999 -2005 – Great American Artists Show, Cincinnati, OH

1998 – Present – Settlers West Miniature Show, Great American West Show, and Summer Show, Tucson, AZ

1993 - American Women Artists Show “Women Artists and the West” Exhibit- National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY

1992-1993 – Women Artists and the West Show and Sale at The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

1989 –Present – National Museum of Wildlife Art Miniature Show

1988 and 1989 – Invited along with American Artists and Cartoonists around the Country to hand paint a wooden Easter Egg to be displayed at the White House- collection remains on display at the Smithsonian.

1984-2007 – Haley Library Show, Midland, TX

1981-1992 – Peppertree Western Art Show, Santa Inez, CA