Dan Wolfe has earned both B.F.A. and M.F.A. Graduate degree in Fine Arts. Has sucessfully taught at both the high school level and college level simultaniously. Has exhibited locally, statewide, and nationally. Has work in numerous private collections.
Marianela Borsten has been a potter for over 2 decades specializing in functional pottery. Teaching since 1999 beginners and advanced students and children in after school enrichment programs.
I have been a professor of Ceramics for the last 35 years at the State College of Florida. During that time, I have given numerous workshops within the state and at schools in the north. My work spans many categories including wheel and large scale hand built forms that focus on utility and/or sculpture. My work is in numerous private collections throughout the country. I consider myself student-centered and teach through demonstrations and hands on involvement with the student.
I am a watercolor artist in Fl and have been teaching classes for five years in the Sun City Center area. I have also done demonstrations at Keetons, Kings Point, Tree Lakes Art Guild, and Treasure Island. Duralar is a fun diversion from watercolors and makes everyone feel like a true artist and no one but your teacher and you need to know the “secrets”. I am an active member in the Florida Watercolor Society and Kings Point Art League.
From her youth Susan Covert has kept a sketchbook. She received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and began a career in illustration that continues to this day. Currently she is a full time plein air painter, studio painter and teaches at Art Center Manatee and Venice Art Center in Florida.
Anne has been painting in watercolor since 1992 and after endless hours of painting has developed her own technique based on her passion for color and design. She teaches throughout the US and Canada and has won numerous awards including the Lattner Gold award in the Florida Watercolor Society Show. Anne’s book Daring Color was published in August 2007.
Annette Centofanti’s life has focused around the ” art world ” for many years. She is an accomplished multimedia artist. She has won several awards for her innovative work. Many of her pieces are in private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Her strongest passions lately are: clay sculpture compositions, 3 – D mixed media paintings, gypsy fusion, belly dance and modern contemporary ” mask ” dancing.
Joanna received degrees in Art History from Harvard, Education and Fine Arts from the University of South Florida and her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Louisiana State University. Her approach to art combines the abilities of the applied and fine arts.
Joyce Curvin specializes in sculptures made with unexpected materials. While she has worked in a variety of mediums over the past 25 years, her current obsession is paper mache over recycled objects. It’s the “thrill of the build” to recreate and upcycle old stuff into new shapes with new life. Her work is available for viewing and purchase at galleries and better shops in Florida, New Jersey and Washington State.
Debra Gallery graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with an Art Education degree K – 12. She has taught art in public and private school systems, as well as private lessons for 22 years. She is known for her versatility of skills and media. Debra is presently an art instructor at Stewart Elementary School in Bradenton.
Marie Garafano is a professional artist from Philadelphia who received her BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts. She taught for years at the University and also taught a children’s book class at The Hussian School of Art. While in Philadelphia, she participated in numerous juried shows and served as a board member of The Philadelphia Water Color Society.
Graciela’s love of art, as well as music, blossomed early and the two have always formed a creative duet in her life. The artist’s award winning paintings have been selected for numerous juried and invitational exhibitions and her work is in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Jamaica and Argentina.
Julie received her B.F.A. from the Ringling School of Art and Design. Julie’s strong interest in color led her to the Cape Cod School of Art. Her artistic expression has been influenced by the plein air painters’ magnificent use of color.
Helene has been involved with the arts all her life. She began sculpting in 1984 and spent two years working with the feminist artist Judy Chicago and six other artists executing the needlepoint tapestry “Birth Trinity” which has been exhibited in museums throughout the country.
John is a working photographer and instructor with 25 years experience which began at MCC. As the administrator of Exposures Photo Workshops of Sarasota he designed information filled, motivational programs designed to ensure studentsuccess.
Darwin has a BFA from Miami International University of Art and Design. He was an art instructor at ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL and has had numerous solo exhibitions in South Florida
Linda studied Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology and Fiber Arts at Buffalo State. She was an FTD florist for 25 years and brings her in-depth knowledge of plants and flowers to her teaching. Linda has won numerous awards locally and nationally.
An avid watercolorist for many years, Kathleen now focuses on painting on silk; she creates and markets her award winning paintings and wearable art both in Pennsylvania and Florida.
Joseph studied Fine Arts at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the mid 90′s. Since then he has excelled in numerous mediums and has been recognized as an award winning artist in graphite and acrylic painting. He is the 2011 Partnership in Education Award Winning instructor that can be found at multiple locations private and public for adults and young adults. His award winning stylized art can be found nationally and internationally. Bringing real world experience and raw natural talent can be touched on in all of his work as he look’s to create a buzz with each piece. Creating thought provoking emotion through art is his goal.
Clara Ricker is a jewelry artist. She teaches beginning and intermediate jewelry art to youth and adults. She has studied with John Cogswell, Pauline Warg and Juan Carlos Caballero Perez. She is also the President of the West Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths.