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The Creation of Our Lady of Living Waters

I enter into art as a visual prayer, a meditation; a form of contemplation in both the creating of it and the viewing of it.      ~ Lori Sweet

Lori Sweet  ~  Vitae                                                                                                 


1986 Bachelor of Social Work/Psychology Mercyhurst University, Erie Pa

1995-96 Master’s Program: Women’s Spirituality and Expressive Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, Ca


2007 Masters in Healing Art Program: Wisdom University, Los Angeles, Ca.  Two Intensives with Mary Rockwood Lane at Shand’s Hospital Arts in Medicine Program

2007 Window Between Worlds Leadership Training and certificate for Using Art to Heal Domestic Violence

2010-2011 Certificate in Nonprofit Management, 2-year program at The University of Illinois at Chicago

Primary Employment

Current Owner of Lori Sweet Studios: Studio for Inner Fitness Coaching and Reflexology AND Studio for Art, Camp Hill, Pa.


2009-2014 Executive Director of The Mandala Center, a non-profit retreat in New Mexico.


2007-2009 Social Worker – TEAM: YWCA services for pregnant teens in school.


2004-2007 Office and Programs Manager/Teaching Artist, The Arts Center at Dave Poulin Studios.


1985-2004 Social Worker with various organizations:  Erie County Child and Youth, The Resource Center, WCA Hospital, and Elderwood Senior Healthcare.


RETAIL ART (partial list)

1986-88 Exhibition, Retail, Quaker Arts Festival, Orchard Park, NY

1994 Exhibition, Retail Starwood Festival/Brushwood Folklore Center

1996 Exhibition, Retail, Whole Life Expo, San Francisco, Ca

1998-2000 Exhibition, Retail, Waldorf School Winter Festival East Aurora, NY

1999 Exhibition, Retail, Colden Arts Festival, Colden, NY

1997-99 Retail, Quaker Arts Festival, Won 2nd place in sculpting category with 85 entries.

2004-2007 Gallery Retail:  All Matters Gallery, Cleveland Ohio

2018-2020 Retail: Millwork’s Artist: Studio for public retail at The Millworks, Harrisburg Pa.

TEACHING ART  (partial list)

1999 Workshop: Art, Healing, and Intuitive Creation at the Studio for Yoga and Creativity, East Aurora, NY.

2000 Workshop in “Creating Medicine Bags” The Little Black Bear Festival, Panama NY

2003 Lecture: Healing Art: Complementary Interventions in Holistic Health Care, Kaleida Health Clinical Education Department and DeGraff Hospital.  Introducing health professionals to the power of art and healing.

2003 Intuitive Painting Class and Body Mapping for Addressing Grief in Mental Health, NYS Office of Mental Health and Eastern Region Family Support Coalition, 9th Annual Conference, Rochester NY.

2003-2007 Week Long Summer Adult Education classes:  Sacred Images/Healing Art, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY.  

2005-2009  Designed and facilitated ongoing 10 week curriculums called Creative Wellness/Healing Art:  Chautauqua County Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Mayville NY.

2005 International Teaching:  Two weeks in Taiwan: 3 – 3 day workshops in 3 cities called Healing Art- Sacred Images with Anne Chang as guide and interpreter.

2006-2009 Teaching Artist for The Arts Council of Chautauqua County: Arts on Education –afterschool arts programming K-12 grades and Continuing Ed instructor for teachers training: Accessing Art for Learning in the Classroom.

2007-2009 Summer Art Camp Instructor, Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Jamestown NY

EXHIBITING ART  (partial list)

1996 Blood, Art, Magick, and Ritual Exhibit, CIIS Women’s Spirituality Program, SF, CA.

1998 – Exhibit and Art Demo Quaker Days 40th Annual Chamber of Commerce Celebration

2006  Members’ Exhibit, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts

2007 INSPIRED: A Healing Art Exhibit, Jamestown Prendergast Library Gallery, Jamestown, NY

2007 Healing Arts III Exhibit:  Opening Hearts and Minds Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk NY

2008 “Revealed: A Healing Art Exhibit”  Wright Gallery. Arts Council for Chautauqua County

2008 “Using art for healing mind, body and spirit.” Hospice Exhibit, Warren, Pa.

2017 Solo Exhibit, Cornerstone Coffee House, Camp Hill Pa

2018 Solo Exhibit, Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, Pa

2019 Online Exhibit: Manhattan Arts International, NY, The Healing Power of Art and Artists, won honorable mention.


2019 Group Show:  The Millworks Restaurant Gallery, Harrisburg, Pa.

2018 and 2021 Harrisburg Art Association Member’s Shows

2021 St Stephens Episcopal Church "Decolonizing the Christ" Juried Show, Won 2nd Place Bishops Award.


2021 Market Square Presbyterian Church 2 month art exhibit.


2022  Carlisle Learning Arts Center - Teachers Art Exhibit  2 pieces in joint show.


2022  HIVE Art Gallery  Aviary Art Exhibit, Juried Show, York, Pa, exhibited 3 pieces in group show.



2017-2022 - Several Personal Commissioned Paintings for Patrons.

2000 Commission for Pen and Ink Illustrations, Book: Shards and Circles: Adventures in Spirit, Art, and Ecology, by Daniel Dancer

2000 Commissioned Logo Design, Center of Solitude/Sr. Donna Marie, Belmont NY

2001 Commissioned t-shirt design, Audubon Society, Jamestown NY

2005 Commissioned window designs – desert flowers, Taco Hut, Jamestown NY

2015-16 Artwork was selected by jury for inclusion in Multi-faith Calendar published by the Multi-faith Action Society

Present: Offer Personally Commissioned Painting Packages to private patrons.

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