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.