Kerry Didday is an award-winning Florida-based artist. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art and Architecture. He has been active in the arts for many years, both corporate and fine art and teaches in St. Petersburg, Fl. Kerry is a founding member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).
Over the years, Judi has taught in public and private art schools in Illinois. Her work has been displayed in galleries in Chicago and Europe. Judi has taught many workshops throughout her career, on many different techniques pertaining to clay and glazes.
Judi is a very hands on instructor, helping students understand the art of throwing and stretches her students potential to bring out their creativity.
As an artist and biologist, nature and wildlife are the inspirations of some of Liana’s art work. She found that she could express her love of nature in an art form – kiln formed and flame worked glass. Her natural curiosity lead her to constantly experiment to see what would happen if . . . She feels fortunate that she was able to combine two passions; nature and glass, into an art form that she can now share with others.
Lisa Markowski is a contemporary mosaic artist. Her process for designing fine art, mirrors and jewelry is evolutionary, driven by colors of glass and textures of diverse materials. She often starts with a specific piece of glass and then selects her subject and gathers potential materials – stained glass, tiles, millefiori, smalti, beads, stone, metal and pottery.
As she focuses on the interplay between color and texture, the work inevitably morphs many times. The original idea becomes more developed, the colors and shapes inspire her to go in different directions. The finished pieces are individual creations that she hopes bring joy.
Wendy is an award winning jeweler/metalsmith. She has her BFA in Metals from the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She was recently chosen as first place winner for publication in the book, Best of Artists and Artisans Books Series. She produces her own, one of a kind and limited edition jewelry.
Lots, mostly in drafting. I have spent time studying art and architecture at Rice University. Most of my art education comes from my father, an illustrator with a degree in fine art from the Kansas City Art Institute. He was always there to direct my efforts in drawing, composition, color, and even sculpture. His mother was an accomplished watercolorist.
The following is a brief listing from the past five years:
Participation in the last three Biennial National Art Exhibitions hosted by the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, 2018, 2020, and 2022.
Art Olympia International Art Competition, Tokyo, Japan, 2019, semi-honorable mention
2020 Recipient of the Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art grant for the pursuit of spiritual art
Participation in ‘Embracing Our Differences’, an international competition shown at Bayfront Park, Sarasota, and later moved to Benderson Park, Sarasota, Jan-Aug 2021
Best In Show, ‘Create’, hosted by ArtCenter Manatee, September 8-24, 2021.
Honorable Mention, Tribute to Velasquez: Second Global Painting and Sculpture Competition for International Artists, Shanghai, China, and Barcelona, Spain, Jan-May, 2022.
First Place, 32 nd Annual All-Florida Invitational Show, hosted by the Martin County Arts Council, Stuart, FL, Oct-Nov 2022
Participation in the 1st and 3rd annual ‘We’re Doing It ALL Wrong’ national exhibition hosted by Edward A Dixon Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, 2021 and 2023.