On August 5, 2005, Joelle lost her valiant three year battle with cancer. Though her physical presence here on earth is and will always be greatly missed, her legacy of work will live on. Just days before Joelle lost her long battle with cancer, she received word that she had been invited to participate in the June 2006 Prix de West Invitational Art Show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  This had been her dream.  The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum did not hang her work because of her death.  HOWEVER, Joelle's bronze, "Waitin" was sold at the invitational art auction during the awards banquet at Prix de West for an astounding sum.  The bronze was then donated to the Museum.  A very nice tribute to Joelle was printed in the Prix de West Catalog.

Joelle's work will be shown at:

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum

November 7,8, & 9, 2014





Rosenbo Print Company
2660 NE Highway 20 
Suite 610, PMB 302
Bend, Oregon 97701

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Last Updated on 02/05/2014