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.
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.
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.
Mary Catello is predominantly a self-taught fiber artist although, over the years, she has taken workshops with many of the most successful artists in her field. Her first passion was creating sculptural vessels and forms from palm cuttings and other natural foliage. With an inquisitive mind and a never-ending desire to experiment she continuously explores other fibers. Her new passion is with paper; making paper, paper casting, paper mache, etc.. In this medium she has had success creating art to wear, art for the wall, art for the pedestal, and installations. With such a versatile medium Mary continues to experiment and push the possibilities.
Mary has received both local and national acclaim. Her art can be seen in galleries on both the east and west coast of Florida. In 2019 she is exhibiting at Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth and Florida CraftArt in St Petersburg. Her art has been selected and toured through the US with the National Basketry Organization and juried into many local art venues.