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Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Resident Artists and Affiliates

Alex May A&M1

My passion for crochet stemmed from a birthday present my mother gave to me in 2014: a handmade, stuffed, crochet octopus. Something about the design of the cute creature caught my interest, and when I found the book that my mother had gotten the crochet pattern from, I was hooked! Since then, I have started and

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Amy Sabrin A&M1

In my art, I am drawn to joyous colors, bold compositions, and glowing light. Watercolors – with their transparent luminosity and purity of hue – are my preferred medium, but I also work in acrylics.  My works depict the quiet beauty of quotidian objects and the bolder beauty of nature, but my true subjects are

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Angela White A&M1

The concept of the many layers of our life experiences forming our physical, spiritual and emotional identity lends itself to creating and adding layers of visual depth and density in my art work.

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Anita L. Albertson A&M1

What is Art?  To me, art captures something essential about life. Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life. –Gillian Pederson Krag How does one share the charm and communicate the wonder of living, breathing and being?

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Ann Corbett A&M1

I make art to discover the joy that is within.  All the elements of nature’s patterns and beauty are ours to discover and celebrate. As an explorer, I open myself to the discoveries of paint and canvas. In that realm is an opportunity to find what lies under the surface of daily consciousness. I begin

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Anne Cherubim A&M1

I am an abstract contemporary landscape painter working in acrylic. My art is rooted in real life images and textures, with a modern abstraction, often in a limited colour palette.

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Annie Abaziou A&M1

Annie Abaziou is a sculptor who began her artistic career in figurative painting, learning the basics of color, perspective, proportion and shape.

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Barbara Bell A&M1

Barbara uses her own photographs as a major resource for her paintings, in which she attempts to capture the fluidity and rhythms of the natural world.

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Barbara F. Warden A&M1

Let me offer some thoughts about why I draw.  For me it is the basis of visual experience.  Its immediacy, spontaneity and directness allow for quick notations or sustained concentration in a search for resolution.  The final drawing stands as its own independent form of expression.  It is not preparation for a painting or a

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Bill Johnson, Affiliate

As a little boy Bill Johnson always answered the question “what do you want to be when you grow up” with a very quick “an Artist”! As a senior in high school he was presented with the school’s art award. He went on to major in art in college. Two separate advisors told him he

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Brian Fisher A&M1

Brian Fisher’s art combines the rich history of master painters with evocative memories of a working class childhood.

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Cathy Abramson A&M1

Cathy Abramson’s recent urban paintings are inspired by her photos of everyday events: sitting at a lunch counter; getting a watch repaired; having a cup of coffee.

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Cathy Hirsh A&M1

Put simply, I paint because I find painting fun and challenging. I work in multiple media – watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache and mixed media – depending on the subject and the visual impact I want.

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Cecelia Laurendeau A&M1

At an early age I began to go beyond coloring and ventured into drawing and painting. The moment I uncapped my first tube of oil paint and squeezed out that brilliant buttery hue, I knew I was on a journey of artistic discovery. This natural ability was nurtured by my loving talented parents. They were

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Christina Murray A&M1

Christina Hibbard is an abstract mixed-media artist, who recently turned her passions of painting and collage-making into a full-time gig after fifteen years of working toward eliminating violence against women and girls, teaching and coaching women.

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Dona Jones

Dona Jones has been a professional photographer since 2000. She graduated from the Washington School of Photography (WSP) in Bethesda, MD with a Certificate in Professional Photography. She was also the former Assistant Dean of WSP. Dona is currently the President and Coordinator of the Montgomery County Camera Club of Maryland. Her specialty areas of photography are

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Elaine Boucher Burch Taylor

Biography: B.A. in Fine Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts B.S.C.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia Study at Boston University, Harvard University, Montgomery College and Corcoran School of Art Work as a software engineer and an artist Highlights of Exhibitions, Collectors and Gallery Associations: Washington International Art Fair II, III, IV and V

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Elizabeth Davison A&M1

Every individual should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It’s our goal to provide a medium between art enthusiasts and the artists themselves. From the outset, our project’s goal was to enable visitors to not only understand the art we display, but also to generate group discussions about the pieces as a

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Elizabeth Stecher

“Watercolor does surprising things and is unpredictable, but sometimes spontaneous effects can be incorporated into the painting,” says Elizabeth. She chooses landscape subject matter based on her personal attraction which is typically mountains and Colorado scenery. While she often works from the photographs she takes when she travels, Elizabeth feels they do not capture the

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Elody Crimi

Elody Crimi is an alumni graduate of the Washington School of Photography and is an accomplished commercial and fine arts photographer, specializing in landscape and portrait photography.  She is also a photography instructor, teaching a vast range of classes including: Photoshop, Smartphone Photography, HDR Techniques, and DSLR Basics.  Her greatest passion is to experiment with

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Fran Abrams, Affiliate

THE ART OF POLYMER CLAY Fran Abrams, Rockville, MD, has an undergraduate degree in art and architecture and a graduate degree in urban planning. In January 2000, after making a New Year’s resolution to return to her roots as an artist, she began studying and working with polymer clay. She retired from her day job

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Frank Mancino, Affiliate

My name is Frank Mancino and I am a fine artist living and working in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. I work primarily in charcoal, oils and acrylics. My work ranges from traditional figurative rendering to abstract impasto color explorations in oil and acrylics. I began formal art study in 2004 with a drawing class at

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Gary Honig, Affiliate

Born in Washington D.C. in 1954, the year Elvis Presley recorded his first record, I am a child of rock and roll. Being part of the original baby boomers, I enjoyed my formative years watching the transformation of this country through the sixties. My immediate peers were heavily involved in music which included being in

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Gen Gaines, Affiliate

I am a Native Washingtonian (as in the,”District of Columbia”). I can’t remember a point in my life when I wasn’t creating some form of visual art. I’ve explored various artistic mediums and forms of visual expression such as acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; magazine collages and clay sculptures; pastel, graphite; charcoal, color pencil and

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Glen Kessler A&M1

Glen Kessler has been awarded a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Grant, two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, and the Prince of Wales Fellowship. Glen is also a renowned teacher and mentor, and has taught avidly at both the university and community level for nearly two decades.

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Gloria Miotto

Originally from Brazil, rediscovering my passion for painting has been a journey back to my roots. As an artist, I overcome the challenging hardships in this world by maintaining a positive spirit. I enjoy understanding how human beings interact, integrate and exist as a part of the natural environment. These dynamic movements are transported into

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Iris Perry, Affiliate

Designing jewelry takes me to a special place deep within my soul where I feel the most free, authentic and empowered. I want you to experience the same feelings when wearing my jewelry.

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Jamea Richmond-Edwards

EDUCATION & TRAINING Howard University- MFA Painting Spring 2012 Jackson State University – School of Liberal Arts Degree: Bachelor of Art in Art; May 2004  Magna Cum Laude   ART RESIDENCIES  555 Non Profit Gallery and Studios- Detroit, MI. June-August 2012 Art Residency Tougaloo Art Colony- Tougaloo, MS. July 2003 Art Residency   SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Solo

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Jane Pettit A&M1

After twenty years of running my own organizational development company, I celebrate my life as an artist every day.

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Jean Hirons

Jean Hirons works exclusively in the beautiful medium of soft pastel. She is a teacher of the medium and the author of Finding Your Style in Pastel, her highly acclaimed self-published book on all things ‘pastel.’ Hirons is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle member of the International

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Jennifer Lynn Beaudet A&M1

Jennifer is an award-winning representational painter whose oil paintings explore intriguing color combinations and brushwork to convey energy and mood. In addition to capturing expressive portraiture, she is inspired by familiar narratives that evoke a sense of possibility, wonder, and story. See her featured artist portfolio article on Artsy Shark to learn more. Artist Statement The process of applying rich color to

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Jennifer Rutherford A&M1

Jennifer Rutherford, a multifaceted artist, is also a singer with a Master of Music Degree from Canada in Voice Opera. In posing and photographing clients with her romantic eye, Jen seeks to portray her subjects’ beauty in a poetic light.

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Jill Romanoke

Jill Romanoke works with a variety of unique and intriguing materials.  Romanoke creates visually complex and elegant drawings and prints. Created on large layered sheets of exceptionally thin, translucent paper, each layer treated with a different medium. Romanoke’s two-sided and delicate hangings are strikingly luminous. Jill Romanoke

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Jody Sachs A&M1

Jody Sachs draws on her love for nature and science, inspired by nature and beauty in the simplest forms.

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John Aquilino, Affiliate

Awards, Competitons and Grants District Arts, Frederick, MD, “SATURATION” (2019, Best in Show) Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center, Dowell, MD, “Ebb & Flow: The Power of Water” (2019, Juror’s Award) DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank Grant (2018, 2016, 2014, 2009) Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, “Small Matters of

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John Dennis Murphey A&M1

Hi!  I’m John Dennis Murphey.  And yes, I’ve started using my middle name, Dennis.  There are just too many other rascals out there with the same moniker.  Note too, there’s an “e” in Murphey, which hopefully will further cement my identity! Since 2000, I’ve had my own architectural practice called Meditch Murphey Architects.  So when

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Johnnie Gins A&M1

Johnnie Ginns is a former president of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths. As a skilled silversmith and designer, all of Johnnie’s work represents her unique sense of style and creativity.

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Josh Scott A&M1

I once was a zombie. Maybe not technically, but pretty close. I was cognitively impaired, groaned a lot, had no short-term memory, and shuffled from room to room in a half-awake trance. I was still human, kinda, but an undiagnosed neuropathy (nerve damage) in my legs was robbing me of deep sleep, turning me into

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Judith HeartSong A&M1

I have been working as a professional artist for more than thirty years now, after a public school education in which my focus was completely art-centric. As a child I was always out in nature, in the woods and along the creek beds of northern Pennsylvania. I developed a sense of awe and respect for

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Katherine Janus Kahn A&M1

In the three decades that I have been maintaining a studio and making serious art, I have found myself doing many different things in many different media. But as my studios have become smaller, I find that space is a powerful informer of the things artists make.

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Kathleen Litz A&M1

Kathleen Litz is a painter and mixed media artist who teaches enriching children’s classes and workshops from her studio at A&M1 Parklawn. 

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Kathy Lindert, Affiliate

As an oil painter, Kathy Lindert relishes every painting as a journey into the subject, embracing the joys and frustrations along the way as the image comes to life.

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Kathy Moore Wilson, Affiliate

I love to draw more than just about anything, and I draw and paint nearly every day. I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil, but it took me years before I considered doing it full time.

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Kelly Posey

I am a painter first, and a teacher second. I have taught for 17 years, while raising two children. During most of that time I was a Sunday painter. But in the past few years, as my children have grown up and become more independent, I have been able to paint on a more regular

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Kristina Penhoet A&M1

Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques.  Her work takes cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture; seeking to find beauty in the strange and ugly and pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and

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Laura-Leigh Palmer A&M1

Laura-Leigh Palmer is chief and only creative at asap graphics+interiors360 a boutique marketing firm for small and medium businesses and organizations. She takes the company motto “making small companies look big and big companies look good” seriously. Work for both print and web includes: social media postings and graphics, web site creation, brochures, logos, ads,

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Leslie Kraff A&M1

Everyday life is riveting to me. I feel it is important to be aware of the daily vignettes that weave their threads throughout the fabric of our lives. They become a large part of our life stories.

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Linda Cohen (In Memoriam 2018)

Linda was a treasured member of the A&M family. Her dedication to, and love of her practice, lives on in our hearts. “I love the creative process of art which has always been a part of my life.  For many years,  I made silver jewelry with an interest in the texture and form of my

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Louise Rothenberg A&M1

Louise has always had an interest in designing jewelry and studied at Montgomery College to hone her skills. She joined the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths in 1990, and has won awards at the Creative Crafts Council Biannual Exhibits and more.

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Maralyn May A&M1

I paint primarily in watercolors but also work in acrylics and other water media. I have been creating art, in one form or another, for as long as I can remember.

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Marian Osher A&M1

Marian Osher had double vision until she had an eye operation at the age of four. With “new eyes” she delighted in a world of vision where she could see the single shapes of all things. And then she began to draw. “That was probably the beginning of becoming an artist. Processing and transforming what

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Marilyn Banner, Affiliate

Marilyn Banner holds a BFA in painting from Washington University in St Louis and a MSEd from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Additional studies include 1968-9 Graduate Painting Department at Queens College of CUNY, plus art and art education classes at University of MD, Corcoran, University of Buffalo, and R&F Encaustics. Her works have

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Mary Vinograd A&M1

Mary sees Art as an interactive cycle supporting self-expression, learning and healing for both the creator and the viewer. Mary studied painting at East Carolina University and UNC Chapel Hill. Her artwork includes paintings in acrylic, oils and mixed media. A licensed mental health professional (MSW, LCSWc) with  specialized training in energy psychology and excessive therapies,

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Millie Shott

Formerly called the Washington Water Color Club, the Washington Water Color Association is one of the oldest societies of professional artists and can trace its beginnings to the late 19th century. Washington watercolorist and teacher, Marietta W. Andrews, originated the idea for such a society. The first meeting, March 28, 1896, was attended by 15

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Myra Ryan, Affiliate

Ms Ryan has been painting for more than forty years. She currently works with watercolor, soft and oil pastels, acrylics, alcohol inks and mixed media in a mostly abstract style. She expands her knowledge via workshops, classes and by teaching. Myra seeks to express emotions and feelings through color, shape and texture. She enjoys learning

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Neal Schlosburg A&M1

Neal Schlosburg – NS Fine Art Images Artist Statement Neal Schlosburg, photo artist: The mood of an image is a shared experience between artist and viewer. I explore energy, emotion, and sensibilities with my images and their titles. My goal is to have an expressive exchange; one soul directly to another. I converse with light,

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Norma Schwartz A&M1

Norma Schwartz, born in Argentina a few months before the end of World War II, was involved in social and political issues during a harsh dictatorship. She emigrated to Spain, where the hope for a new democratic era was starting to emerge, then moved to the United States where she pursued a new passion: sculpting.

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Our 5th Anniversary Celebration in March 2020!

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Hosts the Resident Artists’ 5th Anniversary Exhibit & “Raised by TV” with David Amoroso (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is proud to feature the work of Resident Artists for our 5th Anniversary Celebration in March of 2020 in two galleries with sculpture, jewelry,

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Paola Luther A&M1

Paola Luther’s delicate touch and sense of light and color infuses her broad range of art styles and mediums.  Paola has been painting since childhood. As an adult she became a professional artist in fine arts and continues to expand her skills under the tutelage of artists from Washington DC, Los Angeles, Spain, Peru and

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Patricia de Poel Wilberg A&M1

Having traveled extensively, Patricia works in glass, mixed media, and sculpture who skillfully incorporates hand drawn elements into her work. School of Art at the Cooper Union University of Southern Maine High School of Art and Design, NY, NY

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Paula Zeller, Affiliate

BIO I am a classically trained representational artist. My work has been shown at the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, among other venues, and has won awards from local art organizations. I am a member of the Portrait Society of America, Montgomery Art Association, and the Rockville Art League, for which I am the Membership Coordinator. 

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Pauline Jakobsberg A&M1

The hand pulled print has been Pauline Jakobsberg’s method of expression for the past 35 years. Her works are in several private collections around the world and have been widely exhibited in the US and Europe, including two solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic.

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Peter Swift

Peter Swift is an award-winning contemporary realist artist.  his artistic philosophy is simple:  “I always paint common, everyday objects.  Using symmetry and design, I try to turn them into something new.  If the symmetry is successful, it will create a kind of dynamic stillness.  The painting will almost seem to absorb sound.” Peter is a leading

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Phyllis Gordon A&M1

With silk as her canvas, Phyllis Gordon creates hand painted, one of a kind scarves, scrolls and framed art. Working mostly from her own photographs, combining her love for color and fabric, Phyllis finds silk painting addictive and exciting.

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Pooja Campbell, Affiliate

My figures co-habitat a world filled with nature and colour – because that is how I see myself. Essentially nature. The subtleties, complexities, the curves, and arches of the body are very like the forms and lines you would find in the natural world around us. Using line and form as structural guidelines, I sort

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Richard Svec A&M1

Richard Svec worked for five decades in the Graphic Arts industry. After retirement, an affinity for fine arts, in particular the Impressionists, began to emerge. That matured into his own interest in learning how to draw and paint.

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Rosana Azar A&M1

I see each painting as a doorway. Each painting is an opportunity for you to glimpse your essential self more deeply.

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Sam Koushan – SamShots Photography

Voted Best of The Knot for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. With over 20 years of experience, the team at Samshots Photo & Video are one of the premier wedding photographers in the nation.  With their artistic vision, you will be sure to enjoy your memories for a lifetime. Originally from California, Sam relocated to

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Sharon Fox-Mould A&M1

Sharon Fox-Mould is a fine artist whose medium includes acrylic on canvas and photography. Sharon’s Hibiscus won second prize in UTRECHT 60th anniversary art competition in 2009. Sharon Fox-Mould is a Past President of The Jamaica Guild of Artists and a proponent of the philosophy that artists working in community will build strong technical skills, strengthen their concepts

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Sue Fierston

I like to work in series and I’m in the midst of white-line woodcuts based on Yosemite National Park, where I’ll have my second arts residency in August 2017. In painting, it’s an endless, fascinating puzzle to capture the effects of light on a microscope or a flower. Italian Wooden Microscope, seen here, is a

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Syreeta Herbert A&M1

Fashion should always SPEAK SANS SPEECH! Syreeta C | Fashion is an edgy, yet sophisticated brand that specializes in couturier services. It was created to tell the story of the modern woman – bringing a renewed tailored attention to the expression of each distinctive wearer. Syreeta C: An appreciation of engineering is visible in my

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Tamra Spievogel A&M1

Tamra is an artist who paints with glass creating slumped and molded forms that are sculptural and sometimes functional.  

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Tamzin Smith

I spent 23 years working as a graphic designer and illustrator, in San Francisco and the Washington, DC, area, expanding my creative services into photography about ten years ago. A love of food and cooking led first to editorial food photography, but eventually I found my passion in working with people subjects. After a few years of working as

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Terry Svat A&M1

I am artist and a printmaker in Washington DC area. I have been creating art my entire adult life. My prints hang in Argentina, Chile, Germany, Panama, Brazil and most recently in the new embassy in Sarajevo. Because I have had the opportunity to live and travel across the world, I naturally absorbed some of

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Tony Ventouris Photography A&M1

Born into a family of contractors, Tony Ventouris has been surrounded by architects, developers, and artists since an early age and has naturally developed a deep appreciation for the art of building. His unique background, photographic education, and lifelong devotion to the creation of artistic images has resulted in his successful career as a professional

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Tova Shpantzer A&M1

I thrive on the creative process of bringing an idea to life and, as a result my works, tend to have a sense of movement and continuous evolution.

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Valerie Duncan A&M1

I am a photographer who has always felt the desire to paint. My passion for painting and picture-making stems from my love of people. Compassion for others is what compels my desire to create.

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Victoria Hanks, Affiliate

My work involves creating compelling illusions, as most successful two-dimensional work ought to do. I’ve always been inspired by the natural world, most specifically human and animal biological subject matter. Most works don’t copy literally from nature but use the remembered impressions of pieces of researched imagery and automatic drawing processes to build compositions. The

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Xcott Wolf & Lyana Pearson A&M1

seaXwolf Jewelry Desgns Fine Handmade Artisanal Jewelry Xcott Wolf has been handcrafting Byzantine chains out of solid sterling silver for over 20 years. Over the years, he has expanded into a wide variety of chain designs. Pulling from a uniquely varied background, he blends art and manufacturing to develop processes for creating beautiful, durable and

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