Joyce Rosen was an inspiration and a catalyst enabling many artists to pursue their craft. During her career as a leader within the St. Louis Metro area Arts community, Joyce championed the arts. An artist herself, she was a supporter and an inspiration to all artists - both established and emerging artists. Along with building arts venues and organizations across the St. Louis area, Joyce was the founder and a leader of many arts festivals and events.
These organizations and arts events/festivals include:
* The Foundry Art Centre
* St. Louis Artists Guild
* Lake St. Louis Cultural Arts Commission
* An Art Affair
* Midwest Salute to the Masters
* Best of Missouri Hands
* MOSAICS Fine Art Festival
To mark her recent passing, the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival Board of Directors is asking the artists, organizations, friends, associates, and arts patrons whose lives Joyce touched through the arts to help create an ongoing legacy in her memory, in order to establish a new award for the professional artists who are juried and participate in the annual MOSAICS Fine Art Festival - the "Founders Award". With this campaign, the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival will be able to establish the seed funding for the Joyce Rosen "Founders Award" - to be awarded each year at the MOSAICS Festival to one juried artist by Joyce's family, in the spirit of Joyce's contributions to artists across the St. Louis area.