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Allyson Daley

Allyson Daley

Allyson Daley is a textile artist specializing in sewing, fabric manipulation, and embellishment. She has received certifications to teach from major industry manufacturers including Sulky of America, Superior Threads, and Bernina of America. For the last 6 years she has worked as creative assistant to local artist Mary Fisher. Allyson’s art is inspired by an exploration of color and texture. In her leisure time, Allyson enjoys loom weaving, quilting, needle arts, jewelry making, and reading.
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Andrea Huffman

Andrea Huffman

Andrea Huffman received a master’s degree in art education from Florida International University. She taught art for thirty-one years in Broward County Public Schools and now exhibits locally and nationally in juried and group shows, as well as solo exhibits at the Lee Wagener Gallery at Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Everglades National Park. Ms. Huffman has received two Broward County Creative Investment Grants and in 2011 was selected as one of only two Florida art educators for the first State Teachers Artist-in-Residence (STAR) program.    
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Carol Kroegel

Carol Kroegel

Carol Kroegel has a BA in textiles and clothing with a major in fashion design from Colorado State University. She worked professionally in the fashion industry for 10 years, with jobs including sketch artist, pattern maker, and designer. Carol taught fashion design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and Bauder College for 8 years and at Nova High school for 9 years. Carol has expertise in pattern making, having been a pattern maker for Jones Apparel Group and other companies in Florida. She is also an expert seamstress.arol Kroegel has a BA in textiles and clothing, with a major in fasion design. She worked professionally in the fashion industry for ten years, with jobs ranging from sketch artist to pattern maker and designer. Carol taught fashion design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and Bauder College for eight years, and at Nova High School for nine years. She has expertise in pattern making, having worked for Jones Apparel Group and other companies in Florida. She is also an expert seamstress.      
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Cindy Bartosek

Cindy Bartosek

From a very early age, West Palm Beach artist Cindy Bartosek was exposed to the two mediums that would inform her own artistic endeavors: textiles and photography.   Active in 4-H, Cindy consistently won top awards for her clothing design and construction. After receiving a degree in home economics education from Florida State University, she worked as an extension home economics instructor teaching classes for children and adults. She later earned a Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill and began a 30-year career in public health. Photography became her creative expression. After retiring, Cindy returned to fiber art, exploring a wide variety of fiber techniques with nationally and internationally recognized instructors. While she enjoys working in multiple mediums, her primary interests are tapestry weaving and botanical printing, both of which she teaches. Cindy has won numerous awards for both her photographs and fiber art which have been shown in juried and invitational exhibitions and group shows around Florida and in New York City. In the past year she has added another dimension to her fiber art by curating, jurying, and judging exhibitions. In addition to creating art, Cindy is a founding member of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild serving as webmaster and social media administrator.    
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Kianga Parker

Kianga Jinaki Parker, fiber mixed-media collage artist, has been a teaching artists for The Center for Creative Education, The Norton Museum of Art, and Spady Museum. A recipient of the Neighborhood Artists Residency Grant from the Palm Beach Cultural Council 1999 and 2000. She is a self-taught artist, with a B.S. Community Mental Health Morgan State University, and is also a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher.             
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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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