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Naomi Wallen

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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Nate Ditzler

Nate Ditzler

Nate Ditzler grew up on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He completed a Master of Fine Arts at West Virginia University. His sculptures are featured in public collections including the Hawaii's State Foundation for Culture and the Arts as well as the Mayor’s Office for Culture and the Arts. Ditzler has artwork in private collections in the U.S., Switzerland, and Canada. He has shown in internationally galleries, juried exhibitions, solo exhibitions, and group shows. Nate Ditzler continues to develop art that explores nuances of the human condition while constantly expanding on his investigations of materials and means of fabrication. He was recently the Ceramic Area Technician and an Adjunct Professor at Marshall University.  
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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 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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Robert Barra

Robert Barra

Robert Barra, educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students League of New York is an elected member of Allied Artists of America. He has won many awards including The Windsor and the Newton Award of Excellence. He is listed in the Who’s Who in American Art, and has appeared in The New York Times, Gourmet, and The New Yorker. In the past, Robert Barra has exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, The National Arts Club, the Salamagundi Club, and in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
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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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