Joella Guaraglia-Wheeler

I was born in San Francisco and eventually found my way to Houston about 4 years ago via Oregon and Santa Fe, NM. My mixed media and ‘relief’ paintings display a variety of insights across varying themes. I use layers of texture and I build my colors for vibrancy. Despite the theme of any of my work you will see something new each time you experience one.


Instructor, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX

Member National Association of Professional Women, former

Member Texas Visual Artists Association, former

Member Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, former

Contributing artist for the Art Project auction for the
Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity’s annual
fund raising gala, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Bayou City Art Festival, Downtown Houston, Fall 2014

Arts in the Park, The Woodlands, TX, Fall 2014, Oct 2015, Nov. 2015

Gold Rush Days Art Show, Wickenberg, Arizona, February, 2014

Solo Show at the Hilary Community Gallery,
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art, Spring, TX, Summer 2013

Juried member of Santa Fe Artist Guild: NM, until 2012

Juried member of Corrales Art Society: NM, until 2012

Juried member of Santa Fe Society, NM until 2012
SFSA Board Member, 2007 to 2009

Wooden Cow Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
as a Juried Consigning Artist until 2010

Northern New Mexico Art Catalogue and Gallery,
Santa Fe, NM, until 2011

Instructor of Mixed Media Painting and Alternative
Self-Portraits at ArtXcapes Art School, Santa Fe, NM,
until 2011

Sweet Dreams Gallery in Taos, NM, until  2010

Salem Salon, Judges’ Choice Award, Salem OR, 2003

Wild Women Art Show, Independence, OR, 2003

Numerous awards including Best Abstract & Best Floral