In 2017 Joe won Grand Prizes at the Plein Air Easton and Gloucester VA., Plein Air Festivals.
Joe has participated in the Door County Plein Air Festival, Bucks County Plein Air Festival, Plein Air Easton, Forgotten Coast Plein Air and the Plein Air Convention as a faculty member. In 2013, 2016 he was awarded finalist in the Plein Air Salon Competition. He is also featured in The 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic book.
Joe is a highly regarded instructor who has authored articles and lectured / demonstrated throughout the US at more than 160 major art institutions. He is the Resident Artist for Blick / Utrecht Art Materials as well as a member of the Salmagundi Club, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and California Art Club.