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Joanna Joan Sondra Calabro Edit Profile


Joanna Joan Sondra Calabro, American artist. Recipient numerous awards including 1st Place award Champions Art, 1974, American Pen & Brush Women, 1975, Connecticut Classic Art, 1978, Martha Moore Memorial award, 1989, Richard Ricchia Memorial award, 1990, R.V. T. Steeves award, 1990, William N. Ryan award, 1991.


Calabro, Joanna Joan Sondra was born on December 2, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Theodore Gruwien and Madeleine Elizabeth (Raynor) Reinhard.


Student, Paier School Art, 1966. Student, Museum of Fine Arts School, 1976. Student, Rice University, 1977.

Student of sculpture with, Bruno Lucchesi, Pietrasanta, Italy, 1982.


Art instructor at gallery workshops, Houston, 1975-1978; co-owner, Archway Gallery, Houston, 1975-1978; co-owner, Fine Arts of Rockport, Massachusetts, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Five Star Gallery, Houston, 1974-1975, Roberts Gallery, Houston, 1977, Dayton (Ohio) Society of Painters, 1983, Wilmington (Ohio) College, 1983, Rockport Art Association, 1989, 92. Represented in permanent collections at American Embassy, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.


Sculpture instructor for merit badge Sam Houston Area council Boy Scouts American, Houston, 1978. Juror for scholastic art shows, Texas, 1975, Ohio, 1982, numerous other art shows, Connecticut, Texas, Ohio, Massachusetts, since 1970. Member art council Board Selectmen, Rockport, 1994.

Member American Artist Professional League, Rockport Art Association (board directors 1992-1993), Guild Boston Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, American Medallic Sculpture Association, Federation International de la Me'daille.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: foreign travel, study of the arts.


Married John Paul Calabro, October 15, 1960. 1 child, Victor Theodore.

Theodore Gruwien Reinhard

Madeleine Elizabeth (Raynor) Reinhard

John Paul Calabro

Victor Theodore Calabro