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Joan Arbeiter, American Artist, educator. License art teacher, New York, New Jersey. Recipient 1st place all media award Metuchen Cultural Arts Commission ArtExhbn., 1988, best in show award Artists League Control New Jersey, 1989; grantee Vermont Studio Colony, 1987. Member College Art Association, Women's Caucus for Art, Alpha Beta Kappa.


Arbeiter, Joan was born on May 8, 1937 in New York City. Daughter of David and Winifred Arden (Lembke) Berman.


Bachelor, City University of New York, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1982.


Teacher New York City School Systems Board Education, 1959-1963. Director Joan Arbeiter Studio School, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1976-1990. Instructor art, coordinator foundations Ducret School Art, Plainfield, since 1978, instructor color and design, 1978—2006, instructor art history, 1981—2001, instructor art appreciation, since 1983.

Workshop instructor New Jersey Teen Arts Festival, 1998—2003. Artist in residence New Jersey School Arts, 1995—2002. Juror various art organizations, New Jersey, since 1981.

Consultant Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1988. Curator travelling art exhibit Age As a Work of Art, Plainfield, Boston, New York City, 1985—1986, Lives and Works, New York City, 2000. Presenter paper, slides College Art Association Conference, San Antonio, 1995, New York City, 2003.

Presenter, moderator National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1997, Artists Talk on Art, New York City, 1997, 2000, 05. Lecturer art appreciation South Brunswick Library., 2006—2007, Great Neck Public Library., 2008, Metuchen Public Library., 2009.


  • License art teacher, New York, New Jersey.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Ceres Gallery, New York City, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, Columbia University, 1986, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershead Association Gallery, Pennington, New Jersey, 1991, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1992, Douglas College Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1992, 1996, Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, 1999, Elizabeth Foundation, New York City, 2001, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2004, Du Cret School, Plainfield, New Jersey, 2006, Rutgers University Art Library., 2008, exhibited in group shows at Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1980, Brookdale College, Lincroft, New Jersey, 1980, Westbeth Gallery, New York City, 1980, Douglas College Library., New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1982, Ceres Gallery, since 1983, New York Feminist Art Institute, New York City, 1985-1988, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1989, Soho 20 Gallery, New York City, 1990, 1998, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey, 1995, 1998, 2005, Krasdale Corporation Gallery, Bronx, New York, 1995, 2006, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, 1996, Kingsbourgh Community College, Brooklyn, 1999, Kunstler Forum, Bonn, Germany, 1999, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 2001-2002, Solaris Gallery, Califon, New Jersey, 2004, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 2006, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, 2006, University Wisconsin, Madison, 2007, Long Beach Island Arts Foundation, New Jersey, 2007, South Brunswick, 2008-2009, Associated Independent Recording Gallery, New York City, 2007, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 2008-2009, Represented in permanent collections Noyes Museum, Oceanville, Master of Science Foundation, New York City, Fairmount Chemical, Newark, CSR Group Architects and Builders-Leon Cohen, Nutley, New Jersey, John F Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey, Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield, 1st Presbyterian Church, Metuchen, New Jersey, private collections.

      Co-author: Lives & Works Talks With Women Artist Volume 2, 1996, 1999.


Member of Varo Registry, Art Table, Women's Caucus Art, College Art Association, Women's Studio Center (honorary. Board directors, New York City), Alpha Beta Kappa.


Married Jay David Arbeiter, June 15, 1958 (divorced May 1990). Children: Lisa B. Arbeiter, Gail Arbeiter Goldstein.

David Berman

Winifred Arden (Lembke) Berman

Jay David Arbeiter

Lisa B. Arbeiter

Gail Arbeiter Goldstein Arbeiter