Educated at Boston University, Corcoran School of Art + Design, Washington, DC, and the Smithsonian Institution in Oriental brush painting. She is a full-time artist and frequent juror of watermedia competitions. Her work can be seen at The Watergate Gallery, DC, the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, and in Maine.
Has been featured in Ode Magazine for her personal practice of reflective writing and stretching. Currently writing The Yoga of Writing, which provides regular insights and instructions on how to creatively combine writing, meditation and yoga into routine practice.
Graduated with a B.A in chemistry from Rollins College. Currently serves on Associate Board of the Maitland Art Center. Teaches bronze casting at the Maitland Art Center.
BA, Wayne State University. Studied at Meisenger Art Center and the Arts and Crafts Studio in Detroit. Numerous exhibitions and awards.
BFA, Drawing and Printmaking, UCF. Has appeared in a number of local exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art and UCF. Currently serves as the Membership Chair for The Associate Board at the Maitland Art and History Association.
MFA, Painting and Drawing, East Tennessee State University. BA, Design, FSU. Instructor at the Maitland Art Center for 13 years. Past experience: instructor at Crealde School of Art, owner of Vaughan-Hunter Visual Concepts, and an artist at The Orlando Sentinel. Received the All American Award from Associated Collegiate Press First Place for Drawing; the Silver Addy, Orlando Area Advertising Federation; and an Addy Award for Design.
BFA & MFA, School of Art and Architecture, Yale University. Studied with James Rosati, George Sugarman, Donald Judd, Knox Martin, Lester Johnson and Gabor Peterdi. Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Fine and Applied Arts.
BA, Graphic Design, UCF. A watercolor artist concentrated on Asian and traditional western styles. Has won awards for traditional black and white graphite drawings as well as water-based media.
BFA, Painting, UCF. Maitland Art and History Association’s 2010-2011 Artist-in-Action. Is a master printmaker with knowledge in copper, aluminum, and drypoint etching; linocut; woodcut; mono prints; and mono types. Also works with acrylic and watercolor.
Mr. Dowling has been a Policeman, a U.S. Marine Officer and a corporate executive. Besides writing novels and magazine pieces, he teaches creative writing and conducts workshops statewide. Four of his novels have won literary awards. He is a member and past director of the Florida Writers Association, he also belongs to The Space Coast Writers Guild, The Marine Corps Association and the Maitland Art and History Association. He lives in the Orlando area and he and his wife have three children and four grandchildren
Central FL Stained Glass Artist, 18 years. Has participated in juried art shows and festivals throughout Florida. Owner of Stained Glass Creations, Inc; found in gift shops statewide. Once a hobby, glass is now her life’s passion.
Artist, 28 years. Studied at Waubonese Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, Crealde School of Art, and attended numerous workshops nationally and internationally. Works are in personal collections including former President Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. Has exhibited across the Midwest and Southeast winning numerous awards.
Chuck actively models for artists in the Central Florida area. His experience includes classroom work at the Maitland Art Center, The Art League of Daytona Beach, and Full Sail. He has also worked in Open Studio settings for MAC, St. Augustine Art Association, and private studios. His modeling experience includes drawing, sketching, portraiture, and sculpture. Chuck holds an undergraduate degree in engineering as well as an MBA and works full time as an engineer.
Calixto has a degree in graphic design from New York’s Empire State College. He has been a professional graphic designer and photographer since 1965. He has taught at Parson’s School of Design in New York City, Hofstra University and Briarcliffe College on Long Island for 27 years. He was president of New Image Advertising Graphics Inc. in New York City for 25 years. Currently, he lives in Casselberry, Florida. Teaching fine art affords him the ability to share and experience art from different vantage points, through the eyes of his students.
BA, Studio Art, Rollins College. Has studied art since childhood, often having her work featured in public spaces. Works as a local artist, continuing to show art pieces in both student and independent art shows. Is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management at UCF.
Attended University of Massachusetts at Amherst; SUNY at Binghamton; Broome College, Binghamton; Rutgers University, Newark; and the Ringling School of Art. Numerous art commissions including the “Last Farewell” Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bristol, PA. Museum exhibits throughout the country.
Graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design. Is a member of the Oil Painters Of America and the Portrait Society of America. Works are displayed internationally in permanent and private collections and has won numerous awards and honors.
AS degree, Southern College, many awards and recognitions, as well as works in many private collections. Watercolor Artist, 30+ yrs. Active in local art associations for many years and has studied with leading artists/educators.
Sharon D. Verhoef
MFA, Indiana University, MA Montclair State, BS Skidmore College. Taught at the High School and University level—Indiana, Montclair State, Vassar College, and Southwestern University. Works are in private collections around the USA, New Zealand and Australia.