Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh was born in Albany NY in 1948, the daughter of a surgeon and a watercolor artist. In 1969 she received a B.A. in Fine Arts with a Biology minor from Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA. That same year she married Geoff Dellenbaugh. They moved to New Jersey in 1974, where they raised their 3 children.
In 1976 she began her studies of three-dimensional art at the Johnson Atelier in Princeton NJ. In 1977 she took a course in the process of the bronze foundry at Rutgers College, Camden NJ. She concurrently studied the technique of stone carving with hand tools at the Princeton Art Association. In 2008, in the middle of a move to Connecticut, she attended a carving symposium in Marble CO, where she learned the technique of carving with power tools.
She attends annual workshops at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in W. Rutland VT, where she has the ability to work on large stone pieces. She maintains studios in Glastonbury CT and Center Harbor NH.
In 2018 she was invited to be demonstrating artist in the studio of Daniel Chester French at the National Trust property, "Chesterwood", his summer home in Stockbridge MA.