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The Artist behind the Art

JoAnne Helfert Sullam

American Contemporary~Fine Artist

A Celebrated Wildlife and Landscape Artist JoAnne Helfert Sullam Award winning work has been featured in New York Times, who's who in America, Art business news, “The Best of Sporting Art" in Polo Players magazine and on the on the cover of Chronicle of the Horse.

JoAnne has received a Special Congressional Recognition for Work in the Arts by former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is the author of two books and has interviewed personalities such as Richard Gere, Bobby Kennedy Jr. and concert pianist/animal activist, Helene Grimaud. JoAnne is the owner of Daydreams Studio and the founder of the website: Wild Mother.org. Ms. Sullam is currently working on a new book about the human/animal connection Evolution of a Wild Heart is based on “lessons learned from nature” from her life and others. 
Born in Brooklyn New York JoAnne Helfert-Sullam is a professional artist who specializes in animal and landscape art. She is an advocate for conservation, author and producer who writes, lectures, films wild and domestic animals. As a child growing up in the city, Ms. Sullam loved and understood the importance of connecting with nature but could only learn about wildlife and nature through books and television As an adult Ms. Sullam combined this love of nature with her love of art using her work as an instrument for conservation.Ms. Sullam has donated her artwork and time to land and wildlife protection and has fostered and placed feral cats and unwanted dogs.
While exhibiting her fine art that has focused on nature, Ms. Sullam has also become a license wildlife rehabilitator and works as an animal handler /consultant and has worked with Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, worked on the Today Show. She has also worked on the Martha Stewart Living show alongside animal expert and longtime friend Marc Morrone, T.V. personality/ host of Pet Keeping with Marc Morrone and author.
COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS
Polo America, Palm beach Fl
Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary &Audubon Center, Oyster Bay, NY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Foxhunting Life  2015
Elite Equestrian 2015
Organic Hudson Valley 2015
Horses in Art 2008 Feature
The Country and Abroad featured, Elizabeth Potter July 2008
Art Calendar feature by Kim Hall 2007
“The Best in Sporting Art, ” Polo Players Magazine, November 2005
Barbara Delatiner, “Capturing Long Island’s Wildlife,” The New York Times,
December 15,2002
“Art Collectors Profile and What’s New,” Wildlife Art Magazine, 2005
JoAnne Sullam, “On The Wildside”.  Searching for the Snowy Owl,” 
Enterprise Pilot, August 19, 2004
“Artist &Environmentalist collaborate on ‘Wild on Long Island Projects’,”
Levittown Tribune, November 28, 2002
“Wild on Long Island opens at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary,”
 Oyster Bay Guardian, November 8, 2002
“Wild on Long Island on Artscene,” Great Neck Record,  November 28, 2002
“A walk on the wild side of Long Island,” Long Island Tribune, 
October 24, 2002
“Wild on Long Island,” The Leader, November 2002
Joanne Sullam, The Chronicle of the Horse Magazine “Cover Art”
August, 29 1997
AWARDS AND HONORS
Project Grant, Nassau Community Regrant, Grants for the Art.  Sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council, 2002/2003
Certificate of Achievement in the Arts, Nassau County (New York)  Executive Thomas Suozzi, 2003
Award of Merit, Huntington Arts Council 2003
Special Congressional Recognition for Work in the Arts, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2002
3rd Place Award Painting & Sculpture, Western State Horse Expo, Sacramento,California, 1999
Award of Excellence, Visual Art Alliance of Long Island Eleventh Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition  Chelsea Center, Muttontown, NY, 1999
Commendation in the Arts, Nassau County (New York) Executive Thomas Gulotta, 1997
Binny & Smith Award, Chelsea Center, Muttontown, New York, 1997
Award of Merit, Nassau County Art League, Lever House, New York City, 1996
Award of Merit, South Shore Artsfest Rockville Center, NY 1989
**PUBLIC Art Projects
-New Foundry NY
-Queens NY public schools
-Long Island and NYC schools and nature centers, nature programs
-Regional Lectures on conservation
PUBLIC APPEARANCES
- The Family Pet Television program with Dr Greenfield
-“The Artscene Television program with Shirley Romaine,”
-News 12 Connecticut,
-Salmagundi Art Club, NYC
-Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY
EDUCATION
School of Visual Arts, New York City