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Janice Edelman, American Artist, educator. Certified art teacher, Pennsylvania. Member American Watercolor Society (associate), National Watercolor Society (associate), Pa.Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Art Dirs. Club Philadelphia (president 1978-1980), Philadelphia Water Color Club (vice president 1993-1994), Rotary Club of Huntingdon Valley.


Edelman, Janice was born on April 13, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Samuel and Anna (Finkelstein) Fishman.


Degree, Art Institute Philadelphia, 1956. Studied with, Henry Hensche, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1957. Studied with, Boris Blai, Philadelphia, 1979—1980.

Bachelor, Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey, 2006.


Advertising illustrator John Wanamaker, Philadelphia, 1954-1966. Advertising art director Strawbridge & Clothier, 1967-1976. Commercial art instructor Hussian School of Art, 1976-1977.

Head of art department Montgomery County Vocational School, Upper Moreland, 1978-1979. Watercolor instructor Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, 1991—2005. Docent Woodmere Art Museum, 1989-1991.

Judge juror Glassboro State College, New Jersey, 1992, Norristown Art League, 1999. Board directors Friends of Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, 1977. Workshop leader Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts.

Watercolor instructor Louwer Moreland high School, 2003-2006, Penny Pack Trust, 2003-2004. Lecturer in field.


  • Certified art teacher, Pennsylvania.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Fashion Group of Philadelphia, 1955 (Fine Arts Gala award, 1955, 1st prize, 1957), 1957, Philadelphia Club Advertising Women 12th Annual, 1966, 1967 (1st prize for layout, 1966, for art-layout, 1967), 13thAnn., 1974 (1st prize for art-layout, 1974, 1975), Artist Guild of Delaware Valley 25th Annual, 1975 (Bronze award, 1975), Art Directors Club of Philadelphia 39th Annual, 1979 (2 awards for excellence, layout design, 1979), American College, 1985, Philadelphia Water Color Club 67th Annual, 1985, 70th Annual, 1988, 71st Annual, 1989, 74th Annual, 1992, 75th Annual, 1993 (award of excellence, 1988, show chairman, 1992), Watercolor Society Alabama 45th Annual, 1986, Oreland Art Center Annual, 1986 (1st prize in watercolor, 1986), Artilleries Gallery, 1987, Perkiomen Valley Retirement Community, 1987, Charlotte Watercolor Society, 1987, Woodmere Art Museum 47th Annual, 1987, 48th Annual, 1988, 49th Annual, 1989, 52d Annual, 1992, 56th Annual, 1996, Abington Art Center Annual, 1988, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 10th Annual, 1988, 11th Annual, 1989 (Grumbacher award, 1988), 20th Annual, 1999, Salmagundi Club 11th Annual, New York, 1988, 16th Annual, 1993 (Merit award, 1988), Yellow Spring Art Show, 1989, Art Institute Philadelphia, 1989, Philadelphia Art Show, 1989, 1990, Baltimore Watercolor Society, 1990, Susquehanna Art Society 84th Biennial, 1990, Barn Studio Gallery, 1990, Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, Pennsylvania, 1993, Springfield Art League 74th National, 1993, Artist Guild National, Scottbluff, Nebraska, 1993, Batavia Society Artists 9th National, New York, 1993, Watercolor Art Society, Houston, 1994, West Virginia Water Color Society, 1994, Watercolor West XXVI Annual, Brea, California, 1994, Main Line Arts Festival, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1994, National Watercolor Society, California, 1995, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Annual, 1995, Bald Eagle Art League National, 1995, Northwest New Mexico Arts Council, 1997 (award), Woodmere Art Museum, 2003, San Diego Watercolor Society, 2007, Philadelphia Water Color Club 98th Juried Exhibition, 1998, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Annual, 1999, at Keystone National Watercolor Juried Exhibition, 2010, at Fresh Literature Magazine, 2010, one-woman shows include Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, 1997, Atlantic City Art Museum, 1999, Krasdale Gallery, New York, 1999—2003, Beth Or Congregation, Springhouse, Pennsylvania, 2003, Represented in permanent collections Woodmere Art Museum, Two Watercolors, Woodmere Art Must.


Chairman art study group, executive secretary Retired Executives and Professionals, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, since 1999, president, 2009—2010. Juror Norristown Art League, 1999, art lecturer, 1999—2003. Member museum committee Keneseth Israel Congregation.

Member American Watercolor Society (associate), National Watercolor Society (associate), Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Art Directors Club Philadelphia (president 1978-1980), Philadelphia Water Color Club (vice president 1993-1994, lecturer and slide presenter on art and artists, 2000-2007), Art Goes School (lower Moreland chapter, Graduate Gotham Writer's Screenwriter, 2008, Winner 77th Writer's Digest, 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading, creative cooking, painting, journal writing.


1 child, Susan Helfrich.

Samuel Fishman

Anna (Finkelstein) Fishman

Susan Helfrich Edelman