- BS and MA from IUP
- Retired Art Teacher – 30 yrs. public schools
- Served as a co-operating teacher for IUP
Active memberships in:
- Indiana Art Association
- Pittsburgh Society of Artists
- Allied Artists of Johnstown
- National Collage Society
- Historical Societies of Blairsville and Indiana County
Exhibiting photographer for the past 35 years.
President of the Blairsville Underground Railroad project:
“ Passport to Freedom”
Executive board member of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau
Joy lives in Blairsville and has been active in many community and county activities over the years. She co-ordinated the Pioneers in the Park festival in 2003 that was part of the County Bicentennial celebration. She co-ordinated the art exhibits at the Covered Bridge Festival in 2008. She headed the committee to actively involve high school students in both of these events. The results were the murals that are on permanent display at the Indiana Co. Historical Society and the wooden quilt exhibit that was displayed for the Covered Bridge festival and the Festival of Lights.