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Christine Joy Koczwara Edit Profile

also known as Christine Joy Trella

art and art education educator

Christine Joy Koczwara, American Art and art education educator. Recipient Outstanding Faculty award Tennessee Technology U., Non-institutional Teaching awardfor creating Painting with Trella.


Koczwara, Christine Joy was born on May 19, 1945 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John Joseph and Sophia Ann (Trella) Koczwara.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ringling School Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, 1967. Master of Arts, William Paterson University New Jersey, 1972. Diploma, Zhejiang Academy Fine Arts, Hangzhou, People's Republic China, 1985.


Professor art, Tennessee Technology U., Cookeville, since 1972;combat artist, United States Navy and United States Marine Corps, various citiestelevision series instructor and creator Painting with Trella, Public Broadcasting Service, Cookeville, 1991;United States Marine Corps combat artist, Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, Africa, 1992-1993. Guest lecturer United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland., Zheijang Academy Fine Arts, Beijing U., Shanghai U. Delegate arts professionals in art education, citizen ambassador program People to People International, People's Republic China.

Educational representative Tennessee Governor's Trade Mission to Japan. United States Marine Corps combat artist Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, Africa, 1992-1993. Navy combat artist Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida, Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, United States Naval Base, Charleston, South Carolina., others.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman show National Women's Press Club, Washington. Exhibited The Residence, Salzburg, Austria, National Gallrey Art, Washington, United States Naval Academy Museum, University Tennessee, Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club, National Academy, New York City, Seton Hall University, Jersey City Museum, Decatur House, Washington Navy Yard Museum, Air Force Museum, Cape Kennedy, Zhejiang Academy Fine Arts. Represented in permanent collections United States Navy and Marine Corps Combat Art Collection.


Active Vietnam Initiative Citizen Ambassador Program, 1992. Member National Education Association, American Association of University Professors, Salmagundi Museum American Art, American Artists Professional League, National Art Education Association, United States Marine Corps Combat Corresponding Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, golf, cooking.


John Joseph Koczwara

Sophia Ann (Trella) Koczwara