Joyce Barker Schwartz

Contact Information

Phone: (215) 715-9829

Studio & Gallery

3525 I Street, Studio #311, Philadelphia, PA 19134

Please contact artist or galleries for purchases, commissions, etc.

Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY
Portal Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Mosko Fine Art, Denver, CO

Fiber Arts

Archived Work

Artist's Statement

"PEREGRINATIONS/REFLECTIONS" - Each culture reveals a hidden truth, a different story. What are the birds prognosticating? Due to the reflective quality of the woven vinyl strips - from the side, the image is distorted, and disorienting. From the frontal approach, an interaction occurs between the work and the viewers' reflected image.

Materials - mixed medium - canvas, acrylic paint, vinyl strips, plastic sheeting.

Process - Clear vinyl strips are woven through a slit painted canvas. In addition, in some instances, painted plastic sheets are applied. This process alters the painting's structure and creates a 3-dimensional experience.

Selected Exhibitions

Portal Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Mosko-Miller Gallery, New York, NY/Denver, CO

Giannetta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Two-person Shows
InLiquid at East Market, Philadelphia, PA

Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

American Craft Museum, NY

Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Hutchinson County Museum, TX

Matagorda County Museum, TX

West Bay Common School Museum, TX

Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

Albert Peterson Gallery, Orlando, FL

Art Forms Gallery, Red Bank, NJ

Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Leverington Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery 323, Madison, WI

Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC

Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, NE

Amherst Fiber Center, Amherst, MA

Gallery DePaul, Lancaster, PA

Professional Experience

Curator, Penn State University, Ogontz Campus, Abington, PA

Special Program’s Director, Penn State University, Ogontz Campus, Abington, PA

P.T. Adjunct, Philadelphia College of Textile and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Art Instructor, Artillery Art Center

Head Designer and Managing Director for the Hoopla Company (jewelry)

Owner, Designer and Creator of JBSDesigns (textiles)

Writings and Film

Playwright, B.A.D. Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Playwright, Pig Iron Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Independent Short Film, “Rock Garden”

Awards and Honors

Niche Award for Fiber Decorative

Best of Show, Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishing Show

Best of Show, Museum of Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

Robert P Stevens Award for Print Design, Philadelphia College of Textile and Science, Philadelphia, PA


Blue Cross/Blue Shield of PA
Atlantic Bell, Philadelphia, PA
The May Company, Texas
Commerce Bank University, NJ
Coventry First Insurance, Ft. Washington, PA
White House Christmas Collection
Glaxo/Smith/Kline Pharmaceuticals, PA
Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Art and Design, NY
Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Art in Embassy
Bangladesh, India
Clinton Administration

Montevideo, Uruguay
Bush Administration


Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Philadelphia College of Textile and Science, Philadelphia, PA