Artists-in-Residence Closing Reception and Artists’ Talk Scheduled


WEST PALM BEACH, FL, April 5, 2016. A closing reception and artists’ talk has been scheduled for Friday, April 15th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Armory Annex in Lake Worth. The public is welcome to celebrate this outstanding show and to learn about the processes and ideas behind each artist’s endeavors. Artists’ talk will begin at 7:00 PM.

The exhibition of works by Armory Art Center Artists-in-Residence produced during their eight-month tenure runs from March 24th to April 15th. This exhibition display works in diverse mediums.

Liza Niles, Armory Art Center Director of Education and Exhibitions, said, “This is one of the best shows I have seen in South Florida. You don’t want to miss it!”

About the artists:

Nolan Baumgartner received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. A Utah native, he is a practicing studio potter and shows in local and national exhibitions.

Tristyn Bustamante has spent much of her life in Arizona sculpting with clay. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Bustamante has attended residencies and workshops in places such as at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

Isabel Gouveia has a background in painting, printmaking, and new media. She was born and raised in Brazil and currently lives in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, and has an MFA in Visual Arts from FAU.

Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.  He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa where he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician.

Izel Vargas is a South Florida based mixed media artist originally from Alamo, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. Raised in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, Vargas cites his upbringing as playing a vital role in his approach to making art.  As an educator, Vargas has taught art to all age groups and is an instructor at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

Artists-in-Residence Exhibition | March 25 – April 15, 2016
Closing Reception: Friday, April 15, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Artists’ Talk begins at 7:00 PM
1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Annex Gallery Hours are Wed.-Sat. from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

About The Armory Art Center:  The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events.  Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.

Media Contact: Jeanne Martin 561-832-1776

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