Owens, Joyce (Like My Sister)
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22 in x 13 in. acrylic on wood
A professor of painting and drawing at Chicago State University, she also curates for the two on-campus galleries. Owens has been sought out to jury fine art exhibitions and art fairs at the Museum of Science and Industry, The DuSable Museum, Woman made Gallery, Women's Caucus for Art and The New East Side Art Fair to name a few. She has been a curator for many successful shows and an arts facilitator/consultant putting together artists with events. Owens is a knowledgeable arts panelist who has also developed discussion topics for galleries at Columbia College in Chicago, The Chicago department of Cultural Affairs, The School of the Art Institute, The Carver Museum in Austin, Texas and more. Owens has taught studio painting and drawing classes at Chicago State University since 1996 while also maintaining an active exhibition career. She has been sitting on the Advisory Committee for the Department of Cultural Affair’s Chicago Artists Month since 2002. She consults with the Chicago Artists Coalition, and is on the Advisory Board of Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. Owens is an associate editor for The Journal of African American History.
In college Owens was the art editor for Howard’s literary magazine for several years. She won the Student Council Award in Painting and The Special Talent Grant for three years, paying her tuition. She was also on the Dean’s list. While still an undergraduate McGraw-Hill hired Ms. Owens to illustrate two childrens’ books.
Joyce Owens is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Germantown High school where she excelled in art and was selected to be the editor of her high school year book among her other varied activities. She attended art classes at Philadelphia High School for Girls and Tyler School of Art on Saturdays. During her summers off, Ms. Owens worked as a camp counselor, becoming the Arts and Crafts Director for William Penn Camp when she graduated from Howard. During a summer after graduation she worked in a city of Philadelphia arts program with, now presidential...