Art Exhibitions 2017 list                Group Exhibitions in Illinois:
Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL, 1984
Celebrate Southern Illinois, John A. Logan College, 1985, painting chosen to travel the State of Illinois.
10th Biennial, Looking at Southern Illinois, SIU, University Museum, Fanner Hall 2006
Annual Illinois Wine & Art Festival September 2009, 10 & 11
Ant Hill Gallery, Cobden, IL
Carbondale Civic Center, Carbondale, IL 2006
Eldorado, IL Town & Country Days exhibition 2014
Eldorado, IL Town & Country Days exhibition 2015
Eldorado, IL Town & Country Days exhibition 2016
Cedarhurst Shrode Center, 2015
Southern Illinois Art and Artisan Center, Whittington, IL Featured artist 6
months 2012/13
Illinois Artisan Center, Whittington, IL  
LEAA, Member Window 2012 Show
Cedarhurst, Shrode Art Center, June/July 2015 Juried Group Show,  Mt. Vernon, IL
Cedarhurst Shrode Art Center, June/July 2016 Juried Group Show,  Mt. Vernon, IL
Cedarhurst, Shrode Art Center, June/July 2017 Juried Show,  Mt. Vernon, IL
Heartley Gallery, Herrin, IL NOW
One Women Exhibitions in Southern Illinois:
Longbranch Coffee House, Carbondale, IL 2004
Mungo Jerry’s Coffee House, Murphysboro, IL 2005
The Buzz, Benton, IL 2005
Common Grounds Coffee House, Carbondale, IL2006
Dunn-Richmond Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 2006
Perk Place, West Frankfort, IL 2006
Longbranch Coffee House, Carbondale, IL 2006
Carbondale Civic Center, Carbondale, IL 2006
Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, IL 2006/2007
Southern Illinois University ,Carbondale, IL The University Museum, Faner Hall, Art Atrium,  2007
Central Realty, Carbondale , IL 2010
Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, IL, 2011
Harrisburg Library Art Center, 2011 One woman show
Thai Taste, Carbondale, 2012 One woman show
Flavors, November/December 2012, Breeze, IL One woman show
Longbranch Coffee House, February, 2013, One woman show
Marion Public Library, 2012/2013 Group Show
Carbondale Public Library, 2013 January/February Featured Artist
Cross Roads Coffee House, 2013 June Featured Artist
Marion Civic Center, March 2013 Featured Artist
Marion Civic Center, June 2013 Featured Artist
Sidney Waite Gallery, October, 2013 Featured Artist Centralia, IL
Anna Art Center, Anna, IL 2014
Corner Dance Hall, Whittington, IL  2014/2016 NOW.
Joni Bailey Law Firm, Murphysboro, IL  April/May 2015 One woman show
Kaskasia College, Art Gallery, Centralia, IL June/July/August 2015 One Woman Show
Du Quoin, IL Library of Arts 2015 through December 2015
Anthology Art and Design Gallery, Carbondale, IL June - September 2016 NOW
te Southern Illinois, John A. Logan College, 1985, painting chosen to travel the State of Illinois.
10th Biennial, Looking at Southern Illinois, SIU, University Museum, Fanner Hall 2006
Annual Illinois Wine & Art Festival September 2009, 10 & 11
Ant Hill Gallery, Cobden, IL
Carbondale Civic Center, Carbondale, IL 2006
Eldorado, IL Town & Country Days exhibition 2014
Eldorado, IL Town & Country Days exhibition 2015
Eldorado, IL Town & Country Days exhibition 2016
Cedarhurst Shrode Center, 2015
Southern Illinois Art and Artisan Center, Whittington, IL Featured artist 6
months 2012/13
Illinois Artisan Center, Whittington, IL  
LEAA, Member Window 2012 Show
Cedarhurst, Shrode Art Center, June/July 2015 Juried Group Show,  Mt. Vernon, IL
Cedarhurst Shrode Art Center, June/July 2016 Juried Group Show,  Mt. Vernon, IL
Cedarhurst, Shrode Art Center, June/July 2017 Juried Show,  Mt. Vernon, IL
Heartley Gallery, Herrin, IL
NOW

                                     One Women Exhibitions in Southern Illinois:

Longbranch Coffee House, Carbondale, IL 2004
Mungo Jerry’s Coffee House, Murphysboro, IL 2005
The Buzz, Benton, IL 2005
Common Grounds Coffee House, Carbondale, IL2006
Dunn-Richmond Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 2006
Perk Place, West Frankfort, IL 2006
Longbranch Coffee House, Carbondale, IL 2006
Carbondale Civic Center, Carbondale, IL 2006
Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, IL 2006/2007
Southern Illinois University ,Carbondale, IL The University Museum, Faner Hall, Art Atrium,  2007
Central Realty, Carbondale , IL 2010
Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, IL, 2011
Harrisburg Library Art Center, 2011 One woman show
Thai Taste, Carbondale, 2012 One woman show
Flavors, November/December 2012, Breeze, IL One woman show
Longbranch Coffee House, February, 2013, One woman show
Marion Public Library, 2012/2013 Group Show
Carbondale Public Library, 2013 January/February Featured Artist
Cross Roads Coffee House, 2013 June Featured Artist
Marion Civic Center, March 2013 Featured Artist
Marion Civic Center, June 2013 Featured Artist
Sidney Waite Gallery, October, 2013 Featured Artist Centralia, IL
Anna Art Center, Anna, IL 2014
Corner Dance Hall, Whittington, IL  2014/2017
NOW.
Joni Bailey Law Firm, Murphysboro, IL  April/May 2015 One woman show
Kaskasia College, Art Gallery, Centralia, IL June/July/August 2015 One Woman Show
Du Quoin, IL Library of Arts 2015 through December 2015
Anthology Art and Design Gallery,706 W. Main St. Carbondale,IL
NOW
Exhibits
Permanent Installation
“The Late Great Planet
Grapes”
Oil Painting 6 ft. X 8ft.
Southeastern Illinois
College, Harrisburg, IL
Biography of Joan Skiver-Levy

Joan is a 79 year old award winning artist of West Frankfort, Illinois and is a native Southern Illinoisan who has returned home after many years in
the Chicago area. She found her considerable artistic talents after she brought up her family. From the time she was a little girl she wanted to be
an artist. Joan is now living her dream. She lately has become a poet and a vocalist and sings love songs or jazz at her local coffee house every
Friday at lunch time. Finally, at this age realizes that artistic abilities cross over into many aspects of life. She is considered an excellent cook,
baker and seamstress. It is her belief that the only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves. Joan says much of women’s lives have been
spent taking care of others, from mates to children to parents and many women never had the opportunity to discover these gift as they put every
one else first. She is willing to make a fool of herself to discover things about her, life, and its many wonders. Joan works to leave this world a
better place to live in and invites you to do the same. She works to leave some thing behind. Her thoughts are, when we are all gone all that will be
left behind of our time is the visual arts, music and writing that we now do. Joan gives you this challenge. You discover your hidden talents and
abilities no matter what your age, as we all have some.
Education: Class, 2 years with Artist Helen Van Tempera, Northbrook, Illinois. Class, 3 years with Professor Michael Elvestrom, former Art
Chairman. Class, 1 year, with Julia Pfeiffer, Art Chairman, both of Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, Illinois, Class, 1 year, Rend Lake
College, Ina, Illinois. Class 2 years, study with Rene Mavigliano, John A. Logan, Carterville, Illinois. Several times Joan attended art camp at the
Southern Illinois Art Workshops, Inc. De Bois, Illinois and Pinckneyville, Illinois. She credits Michael Elvestrom for suggesting and encouraging her
to paint larger than life. She feels it was a big step into a wonderful art experience and she continues to enjoy painting large very much. She
presented a large painting measuring 6’ x 8’ titled “The Late Great Planet Grapes” to Southeastern Illinois College (at her professor’s request.)  The
painting, which has about one-half bunch of grapes that are the size of basketballs, is now part of the permanent art collection of the college and
hangs in the hallway. This is the painting was also shown at the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
She has won numerous awards, such as blue ribbons at the Saline County Fair, Best of Show at Ridgeway Popcorn Days and Equality Salt Festival,
and many blue ribbons at different places. Joan was given, Best of The Class and Best of the Show for a photo of her late husband, Earl at the Du
Quoin State Fair and the same photo was picked to travel to Disney Land for a special exhibition. She won first place in a competition for a
painting of Burnett’s Bank in Eldorado, Illinois, determined by popular vote. Another one of her painting is titled “Les Pepper” and it was selected
to be shown for the “Celebrate Southern Illinois” exhibit at John A. Logan. The same painting was also chosen to be in the traveling exhibit to be
shown throughout the state. She placed third in 2003 in the mixed media art show of over 125 entries at the John A. Logan Spring Show, for a
painting in acrylic of rocks. She placed second in 2004 mixed media art show of over 115 entries at John A. Logan Spring Show, for a water color
of Turning Bell Peppers.

This busy lady has more interests than her artistic work, however. Before she and her late husband moved here following his retirement from the
Skokie Fire Department, she gained considerable renown for her work on the subject of diet as a control for hyperactive and/or learning disabled
children. She formed a statewide group to help other parents of disabled children, and this became part of a network across the United States.  In
connection with this work, she appeared on the Phil Donahue Television show twice and on the Lee Phillips Television Show in Chicago as well as
a few Chicago radio shows. She has lectured extensively on the subject. It is estimated that she reached 80 million people during her work in this
field. Following her first appearance on the Donahue show she received 35,000 letters.
Joan still loves to bake probably due to cooking and baking all naturally for her son Russell. A few years ago in a borrowed kitchen at Pierce
Hospital in Eldorado, IL, she made and baked an eight-pound loaf of Challah, Jewish egg bread. By the way, this large loaf took the same amount of
time to bake as her regular-sized loaf of bread. When it came out of the oven and while still warm, it was torn apart and put on the patient’s dinner
trays that day and the rest was devoured by the kitchen staff with butter, cream cheese and jam, which, she says, all happened to be natural.
Joan now does in client home computer tutoring as a sideline business.

A couple of years ago she added another overwhelming task to her history of: writing a legal brief to assist her now totally disabled son.  The
Appellate Court in Chicago accepted the brief.  Many people helped her, and she will be eternally grateful, especially Harris Mosley at the John A.
Logan’s writing center.
                                                        Awards

•        Best of show at Ridgeway Popcorn Days and    Equality Salt Festival
•        Blue Ribbons at Saline County Fair
•        Best of Show and Blue ribbons at the Du Quoin State Fair and
•        Disney Land, special show, California
•        Competition winner at Burnett’s Bank in Eldorado, IL
•        Third Place John A. Logan College, Spring Show, All Mediums
•        Second Place John A. Logan College, Spring Show, All Mediums
       Second at Eldorado, Il Town and Country eshibition
       4th at Eldorado, Il Town and Country exhibition
                                       Education
                             Mostly self taught

Class study with Artist Helen Van Tempera, Northbrook, IL, 2 years
Class study with Professor Elvestrom, Art Chairman, Southeastern
Illinois College, 2 years
Class Study with Julia Pfeiffer, Art Chairman, Southeastern Illinois
College, 1 year
Class at Rend Lake College, 1 year
Class Study with Rene Mavigliano, John A. Logan College, 2 years
Several Years at Southern Illinois Art Workshops, De Bois, &
Pinckneyville, IL
Artist Contact
information
618 923 3700
citykitty1310@yahoo.com