Masters in Painting at San Jose State University , San Jose, CA
Studied with Maynard D. Stewart, a student of Frank Vincent DuMonds and the son of the renowned Utah landscape painter, Leconte Stewart.
California Art Club
Oil Painters of America
Salon International 2009, a juried exhibition of oil paintings hosted by the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, April 11-May 1, 2009
Oil Painters of America's 2008 Western Regional Juried Exhibition Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Sept. 12 - Oct.11, 2008
California Art Club's, est. 1909 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, 2008
50th Anniversary Celebration, with members & alumni, The Gallery House, Palo Alto, 2008
Oil Painters of America's 2007 Western Regional Juried Exhibiton of Traditional Oils Miniature Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Bay Area Realists, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Jim's museum exhibitions include the Group Show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Triton Museum, the Pioneer Museum and Haggin Art Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
Jim's work was shown in the 1st and 2nd Annual California Spring Salons curated by the Edenhurst and Morseburg Galleries in Los Angeles. He has won many awards locally and nationally, such as the 1997 Grand Prize for American Artist Magazine's 60th Anniversary National Competition.
Jim's paintings are held in private collections across the United States, in particular in New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California.
The Art of Pastel Portraiture by Madlyn Woolwich, published in 1996 by Watson Guptill features Jim's figurative work.
"Pastel Highlights" and American Artists magazine's "Collector's Edition" and Pastel Artist International magazine have showcased other award winning Promessi paintings.
Information provided by Tatiana Promessi.