Amber Dawn Tutwiler received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University (2017). Originally from South Florida, she is a hybrid maker who works across painting, sculpture, audio, and installation. Her research involves the intersection between the body, narrative, and ephemerality. Amber is currently an artist-in-residence at the Armory Art Center.
Clarence “Skip” Measelle has been featured in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions, competitions, group shows, and solo shows throughout the US. He is best known for his work in photorealism and abstract illusionism. www.measelleart.com.
COLLECTIONS: Individual collector's names shall remain private.
Partial list of selected Corporate and Public Collections
MorseLife Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL
Alabama Power Company, Montgomery, AL
Bamboo Room/Green Orchid, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Department of Natural Resources, State Department, Tallahassee, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida State House of Representatives, Tallahassee, FL
Miami Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami,FL
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Montgomery & Larson, West Palm Beach, FL
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Newsweek, Inc., New York, NY
Palm Beach County Council of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL
Sunfest, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
The Tower Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Michael Las Casas is an accomplished local artist experienced in watercolors, oils, pastels, street painting, screen printing, graphic design, graphite, and color pencil. Michael is a member of the Color Pencil Society of America, Florida Plein Aire Artists Association, and a perennial favorite “Featured Artist” of the Street Painting Festival in downtown Lake Worth. He studied fine arts at the University of Wisconsin, Baraboo. He was the art director for Palm Beach Funwear screen printed apparel, and Flipcity Graphix, and is the art editor for a local governmental agency. http://www.michaellascasas.com/
Nancy Tart earned her BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and her master's in Art Education from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. She paints outdoors at many locations around Palm Beach County. Nancy spends many days painting at Grassy Waters Preserve and DuBois Park. Over the past several summers, Nancy has enjoyed painting in Maine around the Freeport and Rockland areas. She has shown her work in the Northeast and in Florida at The Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Cornell Museum, and the Armory Art Center, where she is an adjunct instructor. Her paintings are in private collections around the United States. www.nancytart.com
Nuné Asatryan was born in Armenia where she discovered her passion for art at an early age from a family of artists. She has become internationally known for her unusual artwork, conceptual designs, delicate murals, and bold statements. Her international experience has cultivated and exposed her to different cultures and she has created and exhibited in many countries. Art critics describe her art as a “provocative” and “intriguing” with elements of surrealism, photorealism, and hyperrealism. Nuné is exhibiting and selling her work at prestigious galleries and museums internationally. Nuné received her degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia. www.artnune.com
Pat Crowley was an award-winning political cartoonist and artist director at the Palm Beach Post for three decades and a founding staff member of The Hill newspaper in Washington D.C. His cartoons and illustrations were distributed nationally by the San Diego-based Copley News Service and appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines nationally including the Sunday New York Times Sunday Week In Review. He has illustrated ten books.
Peggy Kirkwood studied at Elizabeth Seton College, Manhattanville College, and SUNY Purchase.
After a career in advertising as an Art Director, Peggy returned to her passion of watercolor. She has studied with master watercolorists Sue Archer, Jeanne Dobie, Tom Jones, Garri Katz, Tom Lynch, Ted Matz, and Barbara Nechis. Her work is displayed in private and public collections throughout the United States.
Peggy also a teaches watercolor at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL.
Sam Perry received his MFA from Florida Atlantic University and is a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual Artists Fellowship. He currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Studio Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has work in the collections of Art in Public Places at Palm Beach International Airport and the Norton Museum of Art.
Spence Townsend earned his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia. He works primarily with oil painting and screen printing and also explores the possibilities between art, music, and animation. He taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Georgia. Townsend was the manual screen printer at a graphics company in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His art has been featured in group exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art and Rogue Space in New York City. His solo exhibitions include a 2016 show at the Lyndon House in Athens, Georgia, and a 2015 showing at Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi. He has received numerous awards and grants such as the Wilson Center Graduate Research Award, the Tom Hollingsworth Art Scholarship Fund for Graduate Research, and The Mary Rosenblatt Graduate Scholarship. American Illustration published one of Townsend's pieces in their annual 2016 online anthology.
Ted Matz held the position of Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida where he taught watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, pastels, and plein air painting. He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and Cuba. He majored in Watercolor at Eastern Michigan University and graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design. He has worked in design related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. Ted chaired and coordinated the First, Second, and Third Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter, Florida, and recently acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival which brings 40 nationally recognized plein air artists from across the country and Europe. To see his work visit www.tedmatz.com