Conference 2023:
Forging New Paths

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Mosaic Marathon

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Joan Schwartz

Joan Schwartz

Joan Schwartz Mosaics
Huntington Woods, MI


For as long as I can remember I have defined myself as an artist; as a child, throughout school, and while working as a pediatric nurse. Mosaics captured my heart 17 years ago. My art is stimulated by patterns, colors and objects that surround me. It is my ‘stash’ to which I go to for inspiration; ultimately energizing my unconventional style of working backwards. A single object can plant the initial seed for an idea. Attention to details and design elements are of the upmost importance in my work. I am currently on the Board of Directors of SAMA, and a member of CMA2. I teach all levels of mosaics in my studio and elsewhere. I taught at SAMA/SGAA in 2022, and have a teaching video, available through MAO. I’m proud to have achieved my long time goal of obtaining my own unique, recognizable style.




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MGAI Exhibition Opening

Friendships & Networking

Laurie Wells, Old World Stone - credit_Mark F Heffron

Education & Inspiration

Mary Clerkin Higgins on Restoration Panel, San Antonio 2019 - Photo Credit: Kyle J. Mickelson

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Downtown Buffalo

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