Artist Profile

Joan Rosenblum

Mediums: Pastel, Painting, Oil, Mixed Media Paintings

Joan Rosenblum, a BFA graduate of Eastern Michigan University (EMU), is an abstract expressionist whose work has been exhibited in Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Ann Arbor and other juried shows throughout Michigan.

A winner of numerous awards, she won First Prize at EMU's Annual Show at the Sill Gallery (juried by Janet Fish) while she was a student in 1977, and the 'Art Times Award' at the Pastel Society of America's Annual Juried Exhibition held at the National Arts Gallery in New York City.

Her work was published in the April 2008 issue of the Pastel's Journal 100 Exceptional Paintings, and she was recognized as a finalist in the December 2007 issue of Artist's Magazine's "The Year's Best Art."

In reviewing Rosenblum's exhibit at Ann Arbor's T Marra Gallery Artsearch, local art critic John Carlos Cantu wrote, "the viewer will be struck by the diaphanous of Rosenblum's paintings as these works disarm the with ethereal pastels." He further observed "Rosenblum's pastels combine space and infinity through her sensuous color files that toy with various combinations of soft focus patterns blurring into opaque mists."

Her works, both pastels and oils, are included in numerous corporate and private collections nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Great Lakes Pastel Society and is represented by ARTSearch in Ann Arbor.

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Art Pieces by This Artist


Oil Painting

Size: 42" x 56"

Over the Orange


Size: 33" x 47"

Out of the Blue


Size: 33" x 47"

One Belief Away


Size: 28" x 43"

Got A Song


Size: 41" x 53"

Endless Song


Size: 40" x 52"



Size: 23" x 30"