Joel Tidey

Joel Tidey resides in Livingston, New Jersey. After graduating from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 1992 he worked as an illustrator for many years. His interests as a painter have evolved and he has been working as a fine artist exhibiting his work throughout the tri-state area. The impetus of his work is about finding shape and meaning that reflect the human experience through observation and invention.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2010 The Martin Hannon Memorial Award (The Salmagundi Club’s Thumb-box Exhibition)
  • 2010 2nd Prize (Salmagundi Club’s En Plein Air Exhibition)
  • 2010 Honorable Mention (The Salmagundi Club’s Summer Exhibition)
  • 2010 Best In Show Award (West Essex Art Association)
  • 2009 Jerry A. Berger Award (Allied Artist Of America, Inc.)
  • 2009 John R. Grabach Award (American Artist Professional League)
  • 2008 Honorable Mention (The Philadelphia Sketch Club)
  • 2006 Honorable Mention (Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey)


  • 2022 American Sociology Association Volume 50, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
  • 2022 Laurence King Publishing- Read this if you want to be great at Drawing, London, England
  • 2021 Pedro Barragan “Chinitas” Album cover, Madrid, Spain
  • 2020 American Sociology Association Volume 49, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
  • 2010 The West Essex Tribune, Livingston, New Jersey
  • 2010 The Progress, Caldwell, New Jersey