|Joyce Werwie Perry – Award Winning Pittsburgh artist
Perry is the owner of le Poire Fine Art Studio in Pittsburgh where she paints and teaches her unique knife technique to a school of oil painters. She is on the teaching staff at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley and holds workshops in various locations in the tri-state area. Perry is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and former vice president/exhibition chairwoman, and a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh.
Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections including PNC corporate offices and Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, and has been shown at select venues:
Perry has received several awards from local and national sources, including Douglas Fogle, former curator of contemporary art, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Barbara Jones, curator, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg; Faith Ringgold, renowned international artist and Caldecott winner; Seton Hill University, Greensburg; Western Pennsylvania Council for the Arts; and Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.