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Joye Schwartz

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



Recent Exhibitions  

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

2008-2016  ARTSisters  













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