Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg is a painter, public artist, and community arts educator. Born in New York City, Batia relocated to South Florida in 2015 after living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel for over 18 years. Lowenberg studied at Cornell University, SUNY at Purchase College (B.A.) and the School of Visual Arts, among others. She has exhibited her artwork and designed public art installations here and abroad. She has been invited to serve as an art juror for several arts panels.
Ms. Lowenberg was the 2016 recipient of the Dina Baker Fund, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ($10,000 Grant). She was also a finalist for the Heritage Public Art Project for the City of Delray Beach in 2016. She was selected for both the 2017 and 2018 SIP Public Art Installations by the City of West Palm Beach. For their 2018 project, she incorporated paintings by clients and students of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center which was featured in the Boca/Delray Newspaper (July 2018). In 2019, Lowenberg has participated in the inaugural Off the Wall Live Murals through the Arts Council of Martin County. As a teaching artist, she has also completed a large variety of art projects with the young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County.
She is currently working with Broward County’s Office of Public Communications, Broward Cultural Division, and the Broadview Park community to create two Li’l Libraries to be installed at Sunview Park in the near future.
Ms. Lowenberg’s solo art exhibitions include the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Daggerwing Nature Center Art Gallery, Boca Raton, and Art Trax Gallery at F.A.T. Village in Fort Lauderdale. Lowenberg has been an Affiliate Artist-in-Residence and has participated in live art events at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach at their monthly ArtWalks. She was one of four artists selected to compete in their 1st Annual Art Throwdown.
She is planning to design more living art events that she calls “ClimbingTogether” with various local populations and has been meeting with local community organizations and grant-giving institutions in order to further this vision.
She is currently shortlisted for two large-scale paintings, 8’ x 12’, for Boynton Beach’s new Town Square City Hall/Library Project through their Art in Public Places Department.
Batia’s next solo exhibition/art installation is scheduled for January 2020 at the Daggerwing Art Gallery.
Her artwork is in public and private collections in the US, Israel, Europe, and Asia. Several of her projects and painting series can be seen on her website and Instagram. She is also available for private commissions.