Amber Dawn Tutwiler received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University (2017). Originally from South Florida, she is a hybrid maker who works across painting, sculpture, audio, and installation. Her research involves the intersection between the body, narrative, and ephemerality. Amber was an artist-in-residence at the Armory Art Center.
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
Heidi Mayfield was born in Charlottesville, and was first introduced to encaustic wax and oil painting when she watched her mother paint with as a child. She studied pottery at Piedmont Virginia Community College and then again at Daytona Community College before attending the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she studied graphic design. Her art training became invaluable in her art career working with interior designers all over South Florida creating custom, commissioned art and murals for their clients. Heidi joined the Lighthouse Art Center as faculty and thus began her teaching career, teaching acrylic, oil, abstract, mixed media and encaustic wax methods. She was recently commissioned by the Tennessee National Bank to paint 28 landscapes, representing the local mountain area for permanent exhibition in their new headquarters in Kingsport, TN. She now resides in Hendersonville, NC where she has an art gallery, studio and art school, where she continues to work and teach.
Maxwell Mittman was born in Ventura, California, grew up in North Jersey. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 2014. In 2018 Maxwell received his Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Maxwell works in ceramics, painting, and small works on paper. He is currently working and residing in beautiful Southern Florida. https://www.maxwellmittman.com/
Michael Las Casas is an accomplished local artist experienced in watercolors, oils, pastels, street painting, screen printing, graphic design, graphite, and color pencil. Michael is a member of the Color Pencil Society of America, Florida Plein Aire Artists Association, and a perennial favorite “Featured Artist” of the Street Painting Festival in downtown Lake Worth. He studied fine arts at the University of Wisconsin, Baraboo. He was the art director for Palm Beach Funwear screen printed apparel, and Flipcity Graphix, and is the art editor for a local governmental agency. http://www.michaellascasas.com/
Nancy Tart earned her BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and her master's in Art Education from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. She paints outdoors at many locations around Palm Beach County. Nancy spends many days painting at Grassy Waters Preserve and DuBois Park. Over the past several summers, Nancy has enjoyed painting in Maine around the Freeport and Rockland areas. She has shown her work in the Northeast and in Florida at The Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Cornell Museum, and the Armory Art Center, where she is an adjunct instructor. Her paintings are in private collections around the United States. www.nancytart.com
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
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.
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.
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.”