Aric Attas received his B.S. in Psychology with honors from Hobart College, and M.F.A. in Photography from Hartford Art School. Aric has taught photography, art, web design and history of photography at Trinity College, Hartford Art School, and Tunxis Community College, among others. Visit http://www.photonlab.com for more information.
Linda Badgley earned her B.A. in education from the University of Florida, and M.A. in education from Tufts University. She enjoyed a 30-year career as an educator in Wellesley, Massachusetts public schools. Linda is a studio artist and a member of the National Polymer Clay Guild.
Walford Campbell attended the Walsall School of Art and Derby Lonsdale College in England. He served as the head of Ceramics at Solden Hill House in England, and taught at Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica. Walford's focus is on surface decoration and larger sculptural forms.
Lis Bech earned her B.S. from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and an M.S. in digital media and technology from Full Sail University. She is the art teacher at Beachland Elementary School. Lis is a professional artist, working in watercolor, acrylic, graphite and printmaking.
Elise Carter received a B.F.A. from the University of Guelph and a B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario. She has experience teaching students of all ages, in both the public school system and as a private instructor.
Sean Clinton graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with degrees in graphic design and advertising. He has studied ceramics extensively and recently completed teaching an advanced workshop at Penland School of Crafts.
Patrick Cochran attended Southeast Missouri University and received a B.S. in art and a B.S. in art education. After relocating to Florida, he learned the art of bronze casting in the foundry of artist Luis Montoya in West Palm Beach, and subsequently opened his own studio and foundry in Ft. Pierce.
Allie Comer attended Iowa State University, earning a B.S. in psychology. Her work in encaustic, mixed media and painting has been featured in local exhibitions and has received several awards.
John Cullen earned a B.S. in art education at New York University, and an M.S. in art education from Pratt Institute. He works in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, graphite, block printing and collage. John has over 30 years’ experience as an art teacher, and has won numerous awards for his work.
Lorraine Fouquet has been a professional artist for over 30 years. She studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and at the University of Hawaii. Other studies abroad include Italy and France. In addition to teaching at the Museum since 1993, she is also an interior designer. Her paintings can be seen online at www.fouquetgallery.com.
Suzanne Fox holds an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University. Her books have been published by Simon & Schuster and Berkley/Penguin Putnam, among others, while her essays, poetry, and literary criticism have appeared in a variety of prestigious journals and collections. Suzanne teaches and speaks widely on writing, literary appreciation, personal legacy and the arts. Visit www.bookstrategy.com for more information.
Deborah Gooch studied painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, majoring in fine art. This led to work as a freelance illustrator and commercial designer and decorator in Maryland and Florida, as well as an antiques dealer. Deborah has shown her artwork in numerous galleries and competitions. Visit www.deborahgooch.com for more information.
Joel Johnson has a B.A. in art from Westminster College and M.F.A. in painting and art history from Utah State University. A career artist, Joel has received numerous awards and has been featured in many exhibitions. Visit www.artistjoelrjohnson.com for more information.
Wayne Kleinstiver is a graduate of Colorado College. He studied classical voice with H. Colin Thorpe. Opera and the study of classical singers has been his passion and avocation for more than 50 years, during which he has attended many live performances and acquired a large collection of recordings and videos. He is a member of Vero Beach Opera Board of Directors and is Opera Studies Chair.
Shotsi LaJoie is a self taught artist and one of the co-owners of Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery. She received her BBA from St. Mary's Notre Dame and MA in Counseling from Webster University and is a practicing psychotherapist. She has taught cognitive and self image psychology since 1979.
Christopher Loughlin has a B.F.A. and an M.S. in education from Long Island University. He is a professional art instructor with more than twenty years of experience in the public school system and museum education.
Amanda Lucas attended the George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She has worked in glass fusion, enameling, silversmithing, PMC design, oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, pastels and sculpture.
Dawn Mill has a B.A. in art from the University of Central Florida. She is a professional artist whose work includes watercolor, drawing and graphic art, pastel, oil, and acrylic. She teaches art to adults and children.
Dawn E. Miller studied under Annapolis artist and illustrator Gerard Valerio. It was later in her art career that she was introduced to pastels, a medium she has worked with for the past 15 years. Visit www.dawnmillerart.com for more information.
Marie Morrow graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, and is a professional studio and exhibiting artist. She was a four-time honorable mention award winner at the A.E. Backus Gallery Annual Juried Show, and has taught painting to adults and children at her own gallery.
Warren Obluck earned his B.S. degree from the University of Southern California, and his M.S. from the Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University. A career foreign service officer, he served as U.S. cultural attaché to the U.S. embassies in Manila, Tokyo, and Rome.
Patricia Pacoe received a B.F.A. in fine arts from the University of Arizona and an M.F.A. in the visual arts from the Vermont College of Norwich University. She has served on the faculties of Miami International University of Art & Design, Broward College, and has taught at the Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale and the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida.
George Paxton creates classically-inspired representational, figurative and portrait sculpture in terra-cotta and bronze. George was educated at the Art Students League in New York City and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Additionally, he has studied with numerous classical sculptors in the U.S. and Europe. For several years, George has maintained his sculpture studio in Vero Beach. He has won many awards in juried shows and art competitions. His works are in numerous private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Some of his work may be seen at his web site: www.georgepaxton.com.
Jon Pine attended Columbia Greene College in upstate New York, where he began studying photography, journalism and mass communication. He also studied at the Catskill Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, including workshops with Pete Turner, Duane Michaels and other notable lensmen. Jon’s 25 year career in photojournalism included daily newspapers and magazines in New York and in Florida. Jon’s studio, Jon Pine Photography, is located in Vero Beach. Visit jonpine.com for more information.
Marlene Evans Putnam has conducted numerous workshops around the country. She is known for her portraits as well as seascapes, and has won many awards and continues to exhibit throughout the United States. Mrs. Putnam’s work is included in many public and private collections, and she was recently featured in Vero Beach Magazine.
Chitra Ramanathan received her B.F.A with honors in Painting and M.B.A from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A full-time artist and educator, she taught courses and workshops in mixed media, acrylic painting and drawing at the Indianapolis Art Center before moving to Vero Beach in 2010. She has accepted visiting artist lectures within the U.S and England. Her art and biography is currently featured in a book titled International Contemporary Artists Vol I, as well as magazines including the Indianapolis Monthly Home Magazine (2006) and the Indianapolis Business Journal (2007). Her website is www.chitraramanathan.com.
Allen Rokach is a preeminent nature, garden, travel and location photographer whose 30-year career includes being a senior photographer for Southern Living magazine for 11 years. His assignments have ranged from extreme macrophotography done in-studio to on-location documentaries of the vast Amazon Rainforest. For more detailed, information please visit www.allenrokach.com.
Mary Segal holds a B.A. from Brown University with a concentration in studio art from Rhode Island School of Design, and pursued graduate studies in art at the Akademie of Fine Art in Munich, Germany and at Laguna College of Art and Design.
Francis Sprout received his B.F.A. from the University of Arizona, M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught at the University of Denver and was a tenured professor at Metropolitan State College in Denver. He also taught at Pratt Institute, Manhattanville College and Purchase College, SUNY.
Kathleen Staiger graduated from Hofstra University with a B.S. in art education and an M.A. in art and literature. She is a career art instructor, a prize-winning gallery artist, and an author. Her book, The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted was published by Watson-Guptill in 2006 and is referenced in Wikipedia. Visit her website, www.kathleenstaiger.com, for further information.
Regina Stark is a multi-media artist. She has worked in printmaking, watercolor, acrylics, collage, illustration and all forms of decorative painting, and has won many awards for her work. Regina has taught classes and workshops around the country, and is a member of several art leagues.
Kim Weissenborn-Lopez is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Much of her work is displayed here in Florida as well as many other collections in the United States and internationally. Kim has taught art for 25 years, and loves inspiring other artists to grow in their craft and encourages her students to stretch. Students, no matter what level, will benefit from her experience and teaching.