Peralta was the recipient of the prestigious, Artist’s Choice Award given at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, held Feb. 9, 2019 at the Autry Museum of the American West, Glendale, CA.

Peralta was in the Dec/Jan 2019 issue of Western Art & Architecture Magazine. Her feature, In the Studio: A Renaissance Space, was written by gifted writer, Isabelle Walker. Read the article



Included in the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, February 2019, “2019 “Masters of the American West” Winners
Artists’ Choice Award, Sponsored by Mona and Frank Mapel. Given in recognition of the work most popular with artists participating in the exhibition and sale: JoAnn Peralta, “Spanish Shawl II”

JoAnn Peralta, “Spanish Shawl II,” oil, 26 x 36 in. Artists’ Choice Award. Shown in photo with her model Maria.


JoAnn Peralta was featured in the Dec/Jan. 2019 issue of Western Art & Architecture Magazine. In the Studio, “A Renaissance Space” was written by the gifted, Isabelle Walker. Read the Article about JoAnn Peralta in Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Dec/Jan 2019. “A Renaissance Space” now:



Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2017; Peralta’s painting, Spanish Dancer was  included in article titled: Music and Dance.


Online catalog of Trailside Galleries, 55th Anniversary Show with JoAnn Peralta’s painting, Time for Bed, 16×12, oil.

Step-by-Step Instruction by JoAnn Peralta in, “How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Your Favorite Subjects” by International Art Magazine, 2006

Article in Western Art and Architecture Magazine, Spring 2010;

Feature Article, Western Art Collector Magazine, March 2012 written by Trustee, Collector & Special Advisor to Autry Museum, John Geraghty; Also shows Step-by-Step of how JoAnn Peralta painted her Autry Masters painting, “Evening Glow”.

Feature Article, Visual Language Contemporary Fine Art Publication, July 2013, Vol. 2, no. 7;

Feature Article, Art of the West Magazine Jan/Feb 2016 feature article written by acclaimed writer, Vicki Stavig;

“Heart of the West” 30×20, oil on linen, as one of the featured paintings in the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine article, “The Enduring Appeal of Youth” by writer, Max Gillies (issue Dec. 2016).

Also, mentions in International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine: “Honorable Mention Award” 2008;  Article on Sandroni’s collection, Western Art Collector Magazine, owners of JoAnn Peralta’s “Spanish Shawl”, (pic shown left); and SouthWest Artist Magazine, 2006.




Peralta was the recipient of the prestigious, Artist’s Choice Award given at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, held Feb. 9, 2019 at the Autry Museum of the American West, Glendale, CA


Other awards include, $6,000 silver/turquoise necklace for works of art presented at 2012 Autry Masters Show.

 Master’s of the American West full page International Artist ad award, 2017



Book Release

Book Released July 1, 2018, MATHFACE by JoAnn Peralta-Fine artist Art World Press

Awards include Full-page Ad awarded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine-Peter Trippi, at Autry Masters of the American West 2017;


Autry Masters of the American West Sale and Exhibition Show since 2010 to present;

Trailside Galleries “50th Anniversary Show & Sale”, Jackson, Wy, Nov. 2013

InSight Gallery Show, “The New “Old Guard” November, 2014, with an online highlight of JoAnn’s painting, “Ritual” by Fine Art Connoisseur.

“The Fine Art of JoAnn Peralta” Showcase, November 2015 at Trailside Gallery:
(Notable mentions being made for Peralta’s Showcase in Western Art and Architecture Magazine

As well as in Western Art Collector Magazine, “Storytellers” Nov. 2015);

“InSight Gallery, Winter Small Works Show”, November 2015, Fredericksburg, TX

Small Works, Great Wonders,” November 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 All SOLD-OUT shows held at the (Cowboy Hall of Fame)- Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Settlers West, “American Miniatures Show”, 2015, 2016, 2017 held in Tucson, Az.

“Into the West” Show at Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ  March 21-March 31, 2016

Haley Memorial Library and Historical Center, Midland, TX  38th Annual Show, March 21, 2016

JoAnn Peralta appeared at NEW HEIGHTS: 3 Artist’s Share Their Journey, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Main 24266 Main St. Santa Clarita, CA; 7-9pm

JoAnn Peralta gave an artist’s workshop at Masterpiece Workshop: Portraits-Seeing 2-Dimensional and Painting 3-D/The Theory of Illusion in Art; Ashland, OR; June 14-17, 2018

JoAnn Peralta was the invited ART JURIST for the 6th Slopoke Western Art Rodeo 2018 in San Luis Obispo at the Veteran’s Memorial Bldg, Pismo Beach, CA.


**JoAnn Peralta’s original oil painting, “Heart of the West (W.S. Hart courtesy of Natural History Museum, LA County)”, 30×20, hangs in the Longworth Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.


Why Realism?

You will want to read this major new addition to the ARC Philosophy which proves the decisive importance and value of traditional Realism. In “Why Realism”, Mr. Ross supplies the expanding Realist movement with the strongest rationale yet, why Realist images are the only way possible to achieve the primary reason that fine art exists…. which is to communicate with poetic beauty the ideas and passions of our shared humanity. ARC for many years has focused the debate about Realism vs. Modernism whose definition is characterized by celebrating the destruction of realism. ARC Chairman Fred Ross in his speech delivered at University of Connecticut, February 7, “knocks it out of the park.”
To read the full speech, click here.