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Education/Fellowships/Apprenticeships 

MFA in Intermedia University of Maine at Orono 2024

 

National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship: New England 2023-2024

 

Welding Apprenticeship with Peter Crockett of Argyle Ironworks 2015-2018

 

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline Training 2013-2015

BA in Psychology SUNY New Paltz 2011

 

Exhibitions

“Stay Awhile” Intermedia Pop-Up Exhibition. Rockland, ME  2023 

“Angel of America” in collaboration with N.B. Aldrich & Steven Norton ART workers. Intermedia Faculty Exhibition.  Orono, ME 2022 

“Leftover Luxe” Jewelry Series Art of Reuse Auction. Post-Landfill Action Network. Newmarket Millspace Newmarket, NH 2016 

“Suncatcher/Dreamcatcher” Food As Medicine. Auction/Benefit Orono, ME 2016  

 

“Everything” Spoken Word Object Performance. Vigil, Private Residence. Dover-Foxcroft, ME 2016

“Leftover Luxe” Jewelry Series & “Whale Wheel” in collaboration with Peter Crockett. Art of Reuse Auction/Benefit for Post-Landfill Action Network. 3S Artspace Gallery  Portsmouth, NH 2015

​Teaching/Workshops & Speaking Engagements

Cultural Alliance of Maine "Culture of Science in Maine". Convening Panelist 2023

 

The Joy Truck Project: Traveling Community Resource Center. Piscataquis County, ME 2020-2024 

StoryBox Workshop. The Mill Inn & Cafe.  Dover-Foxcroft, ME 2017  

 

Storytelling in Three Dimensions Workshop. Students for Zero Waste Conference. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA 2017

Heavy Metal Days: Blacksmith Demo. Leonards Mills.  Bradley, ME 2016- 2017

 

Storytelling + Art in the Waste Crisis: Around the Campfire Annual Session. Post-Landfill Action Network. Argyle, ME 2016-2017

 

Creative Class. One-on-One Teaching for Homeschool Student. Derby, ME 2016-2017

Visiting Artist. Rapid Practice Class: Intermedia Department. University of Maine 2016

 

Evening of Repair + Alteration  The Mill Inn & Cafe  Dover-Foxcroft, ME 2016 

 

Professional Experience

​Founder and Creative Director: The Joy Truck Project: Traveling Community Resource Center. Piscataquis County, ME 2020-2024

Exchange Manager: American Exchange Project  Piscataquis County, and National. 2022-2023 

Graduate Assistant: Visiting Artist Host and Events Support: University of Maine. Orono, ME 2021-2023 

Community Food Services Coordinator: Piscataquis Regional Food Center Dover-Foxcroft, ME. 2015-2017. 2019-2021 

Committee Member: Voices from HOME Oral History Project. Dover-Foxcroft, ME 2019-2022 

Farm Hand: Marr Pond Farm. Sangerville, ME​ 2019-2021  

Portrait & Figure Model. Arcata Life Drawing Circle, Healdsburg Atelier, Sonoma State University,  Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Humboldt and Sonoma County, CA  2018 

 

Member & Volunteer: Chimera Makerspace. Sebastopol, CA 2018

 

Figure Model. SUNY Purchase. Purchase, NY 2017-2018

 

Vendor: Gem and Mineral Show. Quartzsite, AZ. 2016 

 

Owner/Designer: Aeons By Design Jewelry/Home Adornment. Dover-Foxcroft ME  2014-2018

 

Residential Counselor- Overnight & Day Program. Charlotte White Center, Living Innovations Dover-Foxcroft, Hermon, Kenduskeag ME 2015-2016

 

Independent Counselor, Crisis Hotline & Free Store Manager: Family Of Woodstock. Woodstock NY. 2011-2014

 

Portrait Model. Woodstock School of Art. Woodstock, NY. 2013-2014

 

Gallery Assistant. Thaddeus Kwiat Project. Saugerties, NY 2012-2014

 

Childcare Coordinator: Washbourne House Domestic Violence Shelter. Kingston, NY 2011-2014

Press

"Schoen's Joy Truck Spreads Joy Beyond Her UMaine Intermedia MFA Thesis". Piscataquis Observer. Orono & Milo ME. 2023

Joy Truck Community Art Exhibit. Piscataquis Observer. Dover-Foxcroft ME 2022

 

Grants/Residencies

New England Grassroots Environment Fund 2023

Onion Foundation 2022, 2023

University of Maine Graduate Student Government: Individual Grant 2022

Wilson Center SCOPE (Student Community Outreach Program Experience) Grant 2022

Maine Humanities: Arts & Humanities Grant 2021, 2023

Awesome Without Borders (Harnisch Foundation) 2021

Ella Lyman Cabot Trust 2021

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