JoAnn gilles

Heidi McBride Gallery


Under 300 Gallery
The Sketchbook Project

JoAnn Gilles


Currently represented by Heidi McBride Gallery and Mark Woolley.

2012 Inscapes and Landscapes, Sheila Martin

Joann Gilles paints breathtaking landscapes whose vast skies seemingly span eternity.  She captures light in all its moods from blindingly brilliant to ominous and lurking.
Below the horizon line, pure energy put to color and shape plays out the drama of waterfall or rocky crag or ancient riverbed.  They are compelling, gutsy, and bold.
In this most recent body of work, reds, oranges, burgundies, and yellows heat up the canvasses and set them in a world apart.  Where they are, we want to feel, smell, hear that color-energy.



2012 - INSCAPES & LANDSCAPES, Mark Woolley Gallery

Artworks featured on PORTLANDIA

2008, 2006: Mark Woolley Gallery,Portland OR

2005: The Battery Contemporary Gallery of Art, Anchorage, AL

2004, 2002, 2000, 1999: Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland OR  97202

        1997, 1995, 1994: Acanthus Gallery/Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

1991: Thirty-One Northwest, Portland, OR; Raindance Gallery, Portland, OR

1987 and 1989: Collector Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR


2015 - Oregon State University; Art About Agriculture Invitational

2014 - Oregon Impressions - ReMax Foundation Portland, OR

2013 - Urban Dreams - ReMax Foundation Portland, OR

2011: Curator and participant of “Through the Mind’s Eye”, ReMax Foundation Portland, OR

2006 through 2010: CAP Auction, Portland OR.

2009: Heidi McBride Gallery at The Portland Golf Club, Portland OR.

2008: PULSE-Juried exhibition & sale-Children’s Heart Foundation, Portland OR.

2005-2006: Small Wonders, Woolley at Wonder, Portland OR

2005: Red, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland OR

2004: One Foot After Another, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland OR

2003: Five Plus One, Brian Marki Gallery, Portland OR (Group Exhibition- Six     artists. six decades of life. Curator and exhibitor.)

2002: Art about Agriculture, Oregon State University, Traveling Exhibition,

1994: Art in the Capital, Salem, OR

1989, 1990: Lake Oswego festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

        Oregon Art Annual, Salem, OR

1988: Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

1987-1989: Attic Gallery, Portland, OR

1985-1987: Attic Gallery, Portland, OR; Gango Gallery, Portland

& Beaverton, OR

2012--Painted the Rothko Replica for the Portland Center Stage Production of Jonathan Logan’s “Red”.


1998-Present: Private instruction, including workshops in the Western U.S.  London, NYC and  multiple locations in France.

1989-I990: Guest Instructor, Portland State University.

1983-1987: Secondary Teaching, Public Schools, State of Oregon.


Oregon State University

Central Oregon Community College


Northwest Health Foundation


Kettle Corporation

Jensen, Miller, Dradt- Attorneys

Southwest Washington Medical Center

Tom Moyer Collection

Megan Moyer Collection


2002: Capital Press Newspaper Purchase Award, Art about Agriculture, Oregon State  University.            

1990: 3rd Place Cash Award, Oregon Art Annual

1988,1989,1990: Honorable Mention Cash Award, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

EDUCATION:   Bachelor's degree: Art/Design, Portland State University (2983) Art Teacher Education Program, Portland State University (1983) Post-Baccalaureate Fine Arts Studies, Portland State University; Oregon School of Arts & Crafts.

PUBLICATIONS: 2010, CAP Auction Catalogue

                       2009, Art On the Vine Catalogue

   2006,  Art About Agriculture Catalogue

2006,  CAP Auction Catalogue

2002, “Escapes”, Karrin Ellertson, The Portland     Mercury

Kitchen Sink Chronicles