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ANNAMARIE GIORDANO

ANNAMARIE GIORDANO

Annamarie Giordano is a multi-medium artist whose works can be found in collections worldwide. A graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy Of the Fine Arts. A life Drawing Facilitator/Instructor. She taught at Cape May County Art Leauge, TSKW, FKCC, San Carlos Institute, and Currently at KWAHS.

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CHRISTIAN ECKART

CHRISTIAN ECKART

Canadian born (Calgary, Alberta, 1959, American citizenship since 1995) international artist Christian Eckart, formerly based in New York (1984-2003), settled in Houston, Texas at the beginning of 2003. During the 20 years he lived in NYC and up to the present Eckart’s work has been the subject of over 60 solo exhibitions, including many museum surveys, and has been included in over 150 group exhibitions. His work is represented in many important private and public permanent collections including those of The Guggenheim Museum, N.Y., The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., Museum ModernerKunst, Vienna, The Chicago Art Institute, The Detroit Institute of Art, the Broad Art Foundation and The Art Gallery of Ontario as well as many others throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Eckart carries prim

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CR GRAY

CR GRAY

Connecting community, exploring culture and constructing guideposts of life with art. Weaving a story with the goal of warming the creative soul, and bringing happiness to the heart are just a few of the objectives of my designs. I use rugged materials incorporating recognizable symbols embracing aspects of a locality to bridge generations of peoples from diverse backgrounds.

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DAVID HOOT

DAVID HOOT

David has been doing stained glass design and artwork since 1998. He primarily uses the copper-foil method developed by Louis Tiffany in the late 1800's. His work can be found in homes, businesses, and churches around the world. Projects have ranged from small sun catchers to large church installations. Subject matter includes everything your imagination can envision.

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DAWN WILKINS

DAWN WILKINS

Nature is my parter in design. I print directly from natural subjects, pulling my impressions from leaves, ferns, fish, flowers and natural subjects. I preserve my impressions, called nature prints, on silk screens and use them to create my compositions, both in my mixed media prints on paper and in my textile designs. By adding drawings to my work on paper I create unique contemporary botanical prints and nature studies. As a long time Key West artist, much of my work is inspired by the flora and fauna of the Keys as well as from travels to beautiful places on the planet. My love for the world around me fuels my passion as a naturalist and inspires my work as an artist.

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DAYTON CLAUDIO STUDIOS, INC

DAYTON CLAUDIO STUDIOS, INC

Cell: (530) 570-4993 2606 Ceanothus Ave Chico, CA 95973 e-mail: daytonclaudio@gmail.com web: www.DaytonClaudio.com EDUCATION 1998 M.F.A. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1982 M.A. Fine Arts, California State University, Chico, CA 1977 B.A. Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA TEACHING 2000-2001 California State University, Chico, CA 1988-2000 Butte Community College, Fine Arts Dept. PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS 2020 West Elementary Scool Washington DC Dept of General Services 2015 Women’s Cancer Center Bldg Sutter Hospital Sacramento, CA Art Consulting Services 2013 Eskaton Village, Roseville, CA Art Consulting Services 2010 Fairfield Plaza, Fairfield, CA Solano County Public Art Committee 2009 Animal Care Faci

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DEREK DEYOUNG

DEREK DEYOUNG

I’ve been creating art since I was just a child. I always knew that I wanted to be an artist but it wasn’t until my college years at Kendall College of Art and Design that I began to understand that I wanted to bring something fresh to the world of art. The environment and our waterways are such an important and critical part of our world. A lake or ocean without fish has very little interest to humans. To preserve these habitats for generations to come and to enjoy fishing the way my great grandfather is an incredibly important mission and one which my artwork can help to achieve. My approach to pubic art is to bring people’s love and interest to these beautiful creatures and help them understand that they are an important part of their world, one which they would fight to protect.

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ELIOT PRESCOTT

ELIOT PRESCOTT

I create my artwork skillfully and meticulously using very high quality tools and material. Each piece is an original and inspired by my own spiritual growth which is why I have named each piece with a spiritual emphasis. The design in the grinds is where my passion manifests, I love experimenting with the different layers and directions each piece takes. Then as I step back and I see this holographic illusion moving before my eyes as I change positions while viewing it. Adding color to each piece changes the dimension and depth and allows the owner to customize their very own color palette to match their personal taste, or I can just go crazy with my own colorful ideas. Then to play with lighting is a whole other magnitude, watching the light dance upon each grind or changing the colors gradually to watch the piece come alive, so much fun! The artwork is ideal for both indoor and outdoor settings and the natural light changing throughout the day adds a unique quality like no other.

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FRAN DECKER

FRAN DECKER

Fran Decker's colorful acrylic paintings capture the flavor of the Florida Keys. Find Fran’s Art at Frangipani Gallery and The Key West Art Center.

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JAMES O'BRIEN

JAMES O'BRIEN

I consider my art as a moving target. It's here then it is there. It's surreal then impressionistic, not ment to evoke solely beauty as much as enduring wonder!

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KELLY WALKOTTEN

KELLY WALKOTTEN

Biography of Kelly Walkotten Kelly combines her passions of photography and writing to bring the wonders of nature to others. Through her travels, she captures images for publication. Then, through research, writing, and presentation, she brings nature to an audience and teaches them about the habitat and behavior of unique creatures from around the world. She is an avid scuba diver, whose images, articles, and blogs have brought the undersea world to readers of the PSA Journal and Fem Worldview.com . These publications have featured articles by Kelly that include photos from diving the Caribbean, the Pacific, and Indo-Pacific. Her favorite destination is Indonesia, where she has spent fourteen weeks above and below the sea. She has been published in many other print and web publ

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LAUREN BOILINI

LAUREN BOILINI

Lauren Boilini was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana and currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. She received her B.F.A. in Painting and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute and her M.F.A. at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has been awarded residencies in Spain, Italy, Ireland and across the U.S., including the Studios of Key West. She has served as faculty at a number of schools, most notably at MICA, Towson University, the University of Maryland, Evergreen State College and Cornish College of the Arts. She has completed public art projects for the Maryland Department of Public Health and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, along with several temporary public installations and solo exhibitions along the East Coast and Pacific Northwest. She recently retur

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LOTHAR SPEER

LOTHAR SPEER

A formally trained artist with a BFA from Loyola University and a MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Lothar also studied at the National Academy of the Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in public murals and private studio commissions.

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LUCY PAIGE

LUCY PAIGE

The Florida Keys hold a special place in both locals and visitors hearts. The never ending soft and surreal expanses of blue sky and water and/or the livelier tropical colorful images of people and beach are familiar scenes. My art celebrates these two unlike in kind visual experiences and their associated imagery with paint and canvas.

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M. ANN LYNCH

M. ANN LYNCH

Since arriving in the Keys in 1984, Ann has relished the opportunity to paint the beautiful flora, landscapes, marine life and creatures here. The Keys sunlight makes her subject matter all the more spectacular with the sharp contrasts and diverse color hues. She also uses her camera to capture special scenes from her various travels around the globe to bring them to life with her brush. She has a BA degree from the University of Cincinnati. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society as well as an Associate member of American Watercolor Society & National Watercolor Society. She is a Board member of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society serving for over 20 years and currently a Board Member of the FL Keys Council of the Arts. She hopes that you have the chance to check our

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MICHAEL CANNON O'MALLEY

MICHAEL CANNON O'MALLEY

Over the years, my conception of fine art photography formed, evolved and ultimately coalesced into what I call Subject Essence. This means I seek to reveal the subject’s inner life, if you will. Subject Essence is the one element, in that crucial photographic moment, that reveals the subject’s true inner nature. It dissolves barriers and takes the viewer into the subject’s heart and soul, opened now for all to see. As compared to science, for example, it is like discovering the secret to DNA and then revealing that perfect helix to others who would have not seen it otherwise. Subject Essence reveals the indispensable nature of what has always been there. It is not to tell a story. It is not to reinterpret reality. It is not to use the subject as a means to another end. It is to h

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MISSY PIERCE

MISSY PIERCE

Missy Pierce creates multi-media art that explores the nature of identity. She often works between 2-D and 3-D forms to create paintings, mosaics, assemblage and artist books that address themes of belonging and isolation with a particular focus on multicultural issues and the complexities of identity. Pierce is an artist in residence at The Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, Florida. Her public art may be seen throughout South Florida. She is represented by Rosenbaum Fine Art (RFA Decor) in Boca Raton and by the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach. Her art has been featured internationally, in Avignon, France, New Zealand, Great Britain, Germany, and Brazil. Pierce also teaches art in Sicily and Lucca, Italy and in Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

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PAOLA EFFIO

PAOLA EFFIO

I’ve always created sculptures using different material and techniques. Now I make sculptures out of concrete and ceramic Raku. My sculptures are whimsical pieces that transmit movement and emotion. All of my pieces invite each person to create their own story.

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RAINER LAGEMANN

RAINER LAGEMANN

My pieces invite viewers to contemplate the human body in motion and its universal capacity for self-expression. The stainless steel squares used to sculpt the figures represent the intellectual ability, emotional range, physical strength and spiritual dimension of each individual. The shadows these sculptures cast on the floors or walls of the spaces they inhabit imbue each piece with a secondary layer of beauty, abstraction and mystery. My sculptures have been exhibited worldwide at various art galleries, art fairs, art centers, museums, hotels and even churches. I have also worked closely with curators and public institutions on commissioned work spurred by the belief that public art adds value to spaces and allows me to contribute to cities and institutions that support arts a

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SALLY BINARD

SALLY BINARD

Sally Binard is a mixed-media artist, combining her love of pottery, wood, and oil painting. Her work is deeply influenced by her Haitian and Belgian heritage and often deals with social, historical, and environmental topics.

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SHERRY SWEET TEWELL

SHERRY SWEET TEWELL

Sherry Sweet Tewell is a mixed media artist who employs abstraction in a particularly allusive postmodern manner to create works that are brilliantly colorful and accessible, despite their often nonobjective compositions.

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TIM BOATRIGHT

TIM BOATRIGHT

Tim Boatright is a Tampa, Florida-based sculptor, painter, ceramicist, designer and public artist who explores a variety of creative pursuits including traditional painting and sculpture, vintage graphics, as well as contemporary styles. His work is in many private, public and corporate collections. Recently Tim had a solo exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center – a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. His work is now permanently featured in the museum’s lobby.  A recent body of work was created via hand drawn and digital techniques in an illustrative style inspired by historical landmarks, art from the WPA, antique travel posters, cigar art, and fruit crate labels. Tim Boatright’s work in sculpture span from elegant art deco and mid-century styles in metal, glass and stone to work in

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TRISH PLEASANT

TRISH PLEASANT

I grew up 60 miles south of New Orleans in the swamp, drawing, sculpting, and observing everything. I pursued several unsatisfying careers until stage 3 cancer changed my life for the better. Realizing that life is short, determined that I would live my life according to my own plan. I fully committed to my chosen life when i quit my job to build "Boudless," a larger than life Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Art in Public Places sculpture. That marked many personal firsts for me as an artist, as a woman, and as a person. My sculptures tell stories of real life : a little training her puppy, an old man teaching his grandson, an endangered animal living life free. I am proud and honored when I see faces of people as they experience the emotions of my stories in GFRC concrete.

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VICTORIA MATA

VICTORIA MATA

Victoria Mata b. 1983 lives and works in Key West, Florida. Mata received a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University, with Highest Honors in Fine Arts [2005]. As an abstract painter, her work is influenced by the language of landscape with an emphasis on gesture, intimacy, and sense of place. Recent works have expanded to include handmade paper and recontextualized found personal materials, notably bed linens, bones, and tin roof tiles. Selected Solo exhibitions include 'Where You Are' at the Studios of Key West [2018], 'Placeholding' at Grace on Frances [2019], and 'Elegy' at Harrison Gallery [2020], and selected group exhibitions include 'From a Woman’s Hand' at the Key West Art & Historical Society [2020]. Mata received the Anne Mckee Artist Foundation grant in 2019.

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VIVIEN SEGEL

VIVIEN SEGEL

I am originally from Brazil and I have been living in Key West, since 1989. Due to my fascination with tools and woodworking, I create assemblages and collages using old and odd objects and also wood or parts from damaged antique furniture pieces. I also create abstract paintings and landscapes. My art pieces reconfiguration and refining process many times ends up showing complete changes from the original concept. This constant evolution is evidence of my desire to always test, stretch and expand my abilities. To me, personal and professional life challenges have always been tools for self-improvement and my search is constant and endless.

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