Written by Terry Svat

Iona Senior Services has provided community-based services, solutions, and relief that make aging well possible. Its mission is to support older adults and caregivers through the opportunities and challenges of aging. They work throughout the Greater Washington, DC area and beyond to educate, advocate, and provide community-based services to help people age well and live well. Each year they select 3-6 artists (ages 65 and older) to be artists in residence and exhibit a retrospective of their life’s works.

June 10, 2013, 90 of Terry’s prints were installed in the Gallery at IONA. Looking back at work and seeing where it led her was a very useful and exciting exercise.

During that time, Terry became friends with Patricia DuBroof, who was the artistic director of IONA. It was through the IONA connection that Terry heard about the jurying for Art Cart. See photo above.

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About the Artist

Terry Svat

D.C. area artist Terry Svat is a successful printmaker who enjoys capturing the elements in life with innovative printmaking. Her work is introspective, her style is contemporary, and her method is hand-pulled prints. Throughout life, art continues to be her vocation and avocation. After graduating with a BFA from Kent State University, she worked in commercial art in Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. When her family began living and working abroad, she studied, taught, and worked in many art related fields in the former Soviet Union, Chile, Argentina, Panama and Germany. In the mid-90’s she received her MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University.