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Cindy Bartosek

Cindy Bartosek

Cindy Bartosek is a fiber artist with a passion for photography. She studied, practiced, and exhibited photography for 20 years and now her photos serve as inspiration for her tapestry and weaving.  Cindy has lived in Florida from the age of five and graduated from FSU with a BF in Home Economics and a M.S. in Nutrition. Teaching has been a life-long endeavor from sewing and cooking in 4H to teaching nutrition in her career in public health. Cindy says, “I spent 30 years nourishing people’s bodies and now I want to nourish their soul.”  
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Leora Klaymer Stewart

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Leora Klaymer Stewart was born in Jerusalem. She immigrated to South Africa and then to the US, where she received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a major in weaving and textile design and a minor in art history. After graduating, she lived in the artist’s village of Ein Hod, Israel on a travel fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago. She began her teaching career at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she established a Graduate Program in Fiber Arts. She received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants. In NYC, she set up the Llama Studios for Architectural Textile Art and taught courses in the Fiber Arts, first at the New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design and in the Art Department at Baruch College, CUNY, and then at FIT, NY. She became a resident of Palm Beach, Florida in 2007 where she continues to develop her work. www.leorakstewart.com   
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Mary Catello

Mary Catello

Mary Catello is primarily a self-taught contemporary basket weaver. She has studied with various master artists learning different mediums and techniques; however, her love and passion for weaving lies with the palm tree. Mary began experimenting with local Florida palms substituting palm inflorescence for commercial reed, thereby turning trash into art. Mary teaches traditional and artistic basketry using many different mediums including reed, paper, and waxed linen. Mary’s work can be seen in galleries throughout Florida. In 2015, her award-winning piece, Zen II, will be touring to The Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul and the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.  www.earthartbymaryandteri.com    
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