Impresssionist style artwork, intoxicated with color and joy.
Intoxicated by the colors in nature, Joye Schwartz paints in an impressionistic style illuminated by the brilliance of the light and playing on the various hues contained in the world surrounding her.
Joye Schwartz was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1952. She received her MA from the University of Denver in 1976 in Audiology. After working in the field of audiology for 10 years, Ms. Schwartz started her education in art. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Ms. Schwartz taught high school art and owned 2 art related businesses before returning to her studio full time in 2012. She has been actively involved in community art activities and was the founder of Arts in the Park Festival in Elkins Park, Pa. in 1995. Her artwork has been exhibited in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Artwork by Ms. Schwartz are included in private collections in the US, including recently the private collection of Ronald Lauder, Israel and Australia. Ms. Schwartz currently resides in Elkins Park Pa. where she teaches and paints in her studio.
1974 Bachelor of Arts, Audiology
University of Denver Denver, Colorado
1976 Master of Arts, Audiology
University of Denver Denver, Colorado
1987-1991 studied at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
1994-2006 Studied at Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Metropolitan Museum of the Arts, New York, New York
2007 Invited Artist in “Watercolors”, Chester Springs Visual Arts Center
2007 Group Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne Art Center
2007 Group Juried Show, Benefit Wharton School of Business Art Show
2007 Paintings in Art Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 Paintings in International Hotel and Restaurant Show, Jacob Javits center, New York, New York
2008 Paintings in Art Expo, New York City, Jacob Javits Center
2008-2013 ARTSisters gallery shows
2009 City of Philadelphia Juried Summer Art Exhibit, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
2010 Margate City, New Jersey Library One Person Art Show
2010 Margate City, New Jersey City Art Show
2012 B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Group Show
2013 Artist Equity Juried Show, Googleworks, Reading, PA
2013 DaVinci Gallery, July Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 DaVinci Gallery, May Invited Group Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2015 DaVinci Gallery, “Her, She, We” 2 Person Show, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Watercolor art commissioned by Lauder Institute to be in the collection of Ronald Lauder
2016 Solo Show, Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa
2017 Salus University Group Show, Elkins Park, PA selected works
2017-18 Watercolor art commissioned by Lauder Institute to be in the collection of Ronald Lauder
2018 Solo Show, Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
2019 Solo Show, Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Galeria Bohemia, Puerto Rico
Recognitions and Awards
1995 Founder and Chairperson of Arts in the Park Festival in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
1998 Member of Board of Directors, Artist Cultural Exchange, Montgomery County Pennsylvania
2000-2002 Chairperson of Jury Panel for Arts in the Park Festival, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
2007 Selected as one of top 2 artists in Pennsylvania in Midnight in Chicago Competition
2008 One of 9 artists selected in Identity Exhibit at Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Related Work History
1998-2000 Art Teacher, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
2000-2002 Art Teacher, Stern Hebrew High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2001-2001 Art Teacher, Saligman Middle School, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
2002-2003 Art History Lecturer for Adult Education, JCC, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
2010 Co-owner Affordable Luxuries LLC
2011 Owner Joyefulart Boutique, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
1998-2015 Painting Instructor, Joyefulart, Elkins Park, PA
2007-2016 Oil Painters of America