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Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with honors, in ceramics.  He has worked as an instructor and studio manager for various arts organizations including Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Thompson Park Craft Center, Burlington County Community College, and the non-profit center Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in N.J.  Mark has been an artist in residence at the Long Beach Island Foundation as well as the Vermont Studio Center.  He has exhibited his work nationwide and at invitational shows in London and Japan.   
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Marty Hyman

Marty Hyman

Marty Hyman was an electrician and an English Teacher before he settled down to become an accomplished jewelry manufacturer in Philadelphia, PA. For more that thirty-five years, his companies manufactured diamond engagement ring mountings, colored stone jewelry, and one-of-a-kind handmade platinum jewelry. During his last ten years in business he mentored metal arts and jewelry design students from the Philadelphia University of the Arts. Marty has a BS in Educational Psychology and a BS in English Literature.
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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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Mary Ellen Dohrs

Mary Ellen Dohrs

Mary Ellen Dohrs received a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute. She worked in styling for General Motors as well as other product design in Detroit. She has extensive experience teaching figurative sculpture, specializing in action figure sculpture.
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Maxwell Mittman

Maxwell Mittman

Maxwell Mittman was born in Ventura, California, grew up in North Jersey. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 2014. In 2018 Maxwell received his Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Maxwell works in ceramics, painting, and small works on paper. He is currently working and residing in beautiful Southern Florida. https://www.maxwellmittman.com/    
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Michael Blair

Michael Blair

Michael Blair worked as a studio potter and teacher for ten years after earning an MFA in Ceramics from University of Georgia. From 1980-84 he was the head of the ceramics department at the Evanston Art Center in Illinois. He was one of the first artists in residence at the PBC School of the Arts and worked for 13 years as prop-master at Florida Stage until its closing in 2011.  
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Michael Las Casas

Michael Las Casas

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/
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Michel McNabb

Michel McNabb

Michel McNabb is a jewelry artist living in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has been creating jewelry using the lost wax casting method since the year 2000. Her art jewelry collection is composed of bright colored vitreous enamel combined with cast and fabricated pieces in sterling silver and gold.   She has been working as and independent designer, attending wholesale shows and juried art and craft shows both nationally and internationally. Michel earned her BFA at Denison University, focusing on intaglio etching. After graduating she moved to Spain where she lived for 18 years. This is where she began making jewelry, learning from local craftsmen and artisans and implementing skills from her fine arts background as well. “The process begins with an idea inspired by the beauty around me. It could be a pattern from the architecture or simple forms found in nature and everyday objects.  An idea sparks. This idea keeps me awake at night until I can see the finished piece in my mind. I sit down at my workbench and begin creating. When I work with my hands, I am reminded that I can create objects that will last much longer than I will. These are the things that will be left behind as artifacts of our contemporary culture.”
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Nancy Tart

Nancy Tart

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  
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Naomi Wallen

Naomi  Wallen  is  a  native  South  Floridian  artist  with  a  bachelor’s  degree  in  studio  art  from  Palm  Beach  Atlantic  University, working primarily  in  printmaking and ceramics. Concerned with archetypes and storytelling, Naomi enjoys creating compositions that elevate mundane objects into things of beauty and contemplation. Believing in the philosophy that the artist imbues their work with life, she strives for work that speaks for itself and retains what she calls “the stamp of human hands.” Approaching form as a translation of visual narrative, she seeks the distillation of meaning that hides within and communicates to the viewer silently and of its own accord.            
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