Carl Young earned a B.F.A. in design from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has worked with many fortune 500 brands as a creative director, art director, and designer for the past 30 years in New York and San Francisco. Some of his notable work includes brands like Apple, Audi, Bacardi, Sephora and Morgan Stanley.
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.
Casey Hurlburt, a native Floridian, earned her BA in Art and English at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT. A lifelong lover of Printmaking, she also studied at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence, Italy, during a semester abroad. Casey is especially drawn to woodblock printing and uses a variety of textures in her work to create space. She is also a yoga instructor and uses yoga and meditation to help keep creative energy flowing freely.
Christine has been a web-based marketing professional for over 15 years with experience in digital creative, website, and software development. She is also a student at the Armory Art Center in ceramics hand-building. With practical knowledge working in these two very different mediums, 3D Printing allows her to show students how to bridge the gap between the digital and clay worlds.
Christopher Staples holds a BFA magna cum laude from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. She is an award-winning mixed media artist who has been teaching workshops for over a decade. Staples combines words, images, and marks in her abstract works. She has a passion from bringing fresh, rich, creative experiences to people of all levels of artistic ability. She opens and pushes the boundaries for creativity she believes is inherent in each of us.
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.
Clarence “Skip” Measelle has been featured in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions, competitions, group shows, and solo shows throughout the US. He is best known for his work in photorealism and abstract illusionism. www.measelleart.com.
COLLECTIONS: Individual collector's names shall remain private.
Partial list of selected Corporate and Public Collections
MorseLife Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL
Alabama Power Company, Montgomery, AL
Bamboo Room/Green Orchid, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Department of Natural Resources, State Department, Tallahassee, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida State House of Representatives, Tallahassee, FL
Miami Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami,FL
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Montgomery & Larson, West Palm Beach, FL
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Newsweek, Inc., New York, NY
Palm Beach County Council of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL
Sunfest, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
The Tower Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Craig was born in a small town in Connecticut, June 12th 1972. Music and art runs through his family tree. Craig decided early on that he would be an artist. His Mother is an artist and his grandfather and great Uncles were all big band musicians. He cherishes his friends and family. Craig creates art for himself with hopes that it will stir something in the viewer…there is no other reason. He creates because he must do so to maintain sanity and relative balance.
Craig doodled his way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. He has had the opportunity to make music, record, and nationally tour in numerous bands, paint many public and private murals, make fine art on canvas, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for motion pictures, delve deeply into set, wardrobe and character design, apprentice as a tattoo artist, teach art to teens and adults, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote, and produce art shows for his cohorts. As Co-Founder of Art Synergy and CONTINUUM, he is proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels and facilitate access to education, art, and culture to those who may not have previously had the chance.
Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Over the past 17 years he has done horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, and his fair share of getting into character.
Craig’s intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take his creative gifts for granted.
Deborah Adornato is from Atlanta where she has worked as a studio potter for over 30 years. Her education in ceramics includes the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Penland School, and a 2 year apprenticeship at Wildcat Creek Potter in N C. After establishing her studio, Atlanta Street Potter in Roswell, GA., she was instrumental in designing a clay program for the city. She has been an instructor at both Roswell Clay West and in her own studio for over 20 years. Deborah's pots are primarily wheel thrown and reflect her passion for craftsmanship and a love of surface design and texture. Her current work, porcelain and stoneware fired in reduction and soda atmospheres, contain images relating to birds and migration.
Ellen Levy is an art jeweler and has been knitting for over 60 years. She foinds combining both hobbies and avocations has been an absolute joy. She has been selling her jewelry at art jewelry boutiques and major art shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Austin, Texas and southern Florida for the past 15 years and presently sells locally at Whitespace and the Armory Art Center.
Ellen Levy’s first career was as an environmental designer, designing sensory stimulation environments for multiply handicapped individuals. Her second career was capital goods sales for one of the two largest hospital equipment companies in the world. Her third career was as executive vice president of a clinical research company that performed research for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, from which she retired. Ellen returned to her love of design when she studied jewelry design at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Taos Institute of Art in Taos, New Mexico and from many Master Jewelry Artists throughout the United States.
As a graduate student in design, Ellen was deeply influenced by the geometry, form and function of the architects and designers of the Bauhaus School. As a jewelry artist she has transformed her love of form and function into a unique combination of style, form, texture, and color.