Jacqueline Cornette (Schwartz)

Jacqueline Cornette with artwork
Jacqueline Cornette (Schwartz) began her career working as a creative director in advertising for clients such as NASA, International Paper, and L’Oreal.
After the success of her first solo exhibition in 2002, she devoted her career exclusively to the fine art of encaustic. Ms. Cornette has been teaching encaustic painting since she established teaching artist status with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2008.
Ms. Cornette’s work has been featured on HGTV, NBC, numerous publications nationwide, and hangs in private residences and corporate establishments throughout the country.
Today, Ms. Cornette maintains a private encaustic studio (open by appointment only) in the Lehigh Valley located in Pennsylvania.“My artistic goal is simple; create, share, and teach through the arts.”
Ms. Cornette revives an ancient technique called, encaustic,  a combination of waxes, resins and pigments that are applied in a molten state, ultimately fused with high heat for permanency, a technique that dates back to 5 BCE.
Ms. Cornette's work consists of numerous molten wax layers that are poured, painted, sculpted, layered and fused repeatedly. In the end, each piece becomes a textural, luminous work of art that combines the art of sculpture, painting and ancient precision craftsmanship.

Academic Achievements 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2014 M.S. Arts Administration 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1994 BFA Visual Communications