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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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Nuné Asatryan

Nuné Asatryan

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  
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Pat Crowley

Pat Crowley

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.   
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Peggy Kirkwood

Peggy Kirkwood

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.      
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Peter G. Pereira

Peter G. Pereira

PETER G. PEREIRA is a versatile artist in Painting, Illustration, Computer Art, Performance and Installation Art. Based in New York over the past twenty plus years, is now ready to settle in beautiful Delray Beach. He studied at the University of Omaha and Art Studies in Europe and Africa in the 1980’s and 90’s.  He was then accepted into several prestigious galleries for painting including Timothy Roberts Gallery and Gallerie D’Art Contemporain (to which his abstract work has returned). He has since continued to create across disciplines and notably evolved the Trees of Life Sculpture Multimedia Installation over the past 10 years in New York and toured Internationally in recent years (with Figment Arts) bringing this unique Installation Series as far Geelong Australia. Based on Painting and Drawing from his time in Africa and later Montreal he also created the Paradox Box Series of Wrap Sculpture and Painting Performance Series and compose an original Album for the show which later became performed off-Broadway. As an Illustrator his Comic Book Narrative work appears in Strauss News. He recently was featured in the Reopening of the Cornell Museum, Delray Beach with his Trees of Life Sculpture and new Augmented Reality Media Outdoor Pieces 2017/2018.
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Ricardo Morales-Hendry

Ricardo Morales-Hendry

Ricardo Morales-Hendry went to Pratt Institute in New York, where he obtained both BFA and MFA degrees. He was born in Cartagena, Colombia. As a child he traveled and lived in Canada and Scotland, finished high school in Bogota, followed by two years at the Naval Academy in Cartagena. He also lived in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Britain. The year in Britain exposed him to the sporting art of 18th, 19th and 20th century masters which influenced him to begin painting animals and pets. Moving to the United States in 2003 allowed Ricardo to try murals, trompe l'oeil, and faux finish. Ricardo enjoys painting all subjects including landscapes, which he paints from recollections. “I don't know where my work will take me but that is precisely what I enjoy. Letting each piece suggest unknown possibilities becomes an eternal quest for self-expression.”  
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Ron Garrett

Ron Garrett

Rob Garrett is an artist, printmaker, and educator who has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows over his 30 year art career. He was a visiting artist sojourn to Bangalore, India, where he curated a touring international exhibition of American printmakers. He has an MFA in printmaking from Kent State University, OH, and a BFA from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. He also studied drawing and painting at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Currently, Ron is founder of Raga Press, a fine art printmaking atelier in Boca Raton, Florida. Its mission is to be an advocate in South Florida for traditional printmaking processes and limited edition hand pulled works of art.
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Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. He travelled to the Cup Creek Foundation for a summer residency helping build their anagama wood kiln, sparking his interest in wood and soda firing and using native clays and materials. He began teaching raku and wheel throwing at the Armory where he continues to experiment with forms and alternative firing methods with both youth and adults. In the summer of 2012, Ron began a one year apprenticeship with Justin Lambert at Live Oak Pottery in Jupiter where they focus primarily on wood and soda firing. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.  
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Rosario Alborta

Rosario Alborta

Rosario Alborta studied Arts at the University of "Comunicaciones y Artes, SP Brasil, Cornell University, Corcoran School of Arts, and at the Florence Academy of Arts, Florence Italy. Continued her education studying with Bruno Luccchesi, and Paul Lucchesi in Pietrasanta, Italy. Robert Bodem, at the Florence Academy of Arts, Eugene Daub, John Coleman, David Klass, at the Loveland Academy of Art, Loveland Colorado, Peter Rubino at the Armory Art Center, and others. Her work has been exhibited in numerous Galleries, Museums, and shows in South America and in USA. Her sculpture has been chosen to represent Bolivia ( her native country) at South American Arts Shows in Coral Gables, Florida.  
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Sam Perry

Sam Perry

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.
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