Szweda earned an MFA in painting from the
University of Maryland, a BFA, magna cum laude from the Maryland Institute
College of Art in Baltimore. She has taught art in college, at the Gibbes
Museum Studio in Charleston, SC and privately. Her work has won numerous prizes
in juried art shows. Her mixed media entry won First Prize in the 2002 Piccolo
Spoleto Juried Art Show, Charleston, SC.
One of Szweda’s paintings is in the Collection, “An American Album,”
permanently installed in the library of the National Museum of Women in the
Arts, Washington, DC. Many of her works are part of private and corporate art
collections. One piece is published In Barbara Hagerty’s book, Handbags, A
Woman’s Most Trusted Accessory