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Barry  Mason
Barry Mason

Mr. Mason is a photographer and painter living in Mt Vernon. He was educated at The Corcoran School of Art and Indiana State University. His commercial photography clients include: GE, L'Oreal, American Legacy Magazine. He has taught photography at Horace Mann School, ArtsWestchester, UJAMMA and for many years worked at CBS Corporation.

Jackie  Meier
Jackie Meier

Jackie Meier is a professional artist. She has had numerous solo shows and been included in many group shows. She has taught art for over 7 years. Her love of watercolor comes from her undergraduate days when she studied at the California College of Arts with Richard Gayton. He accurately predicted that watercolor could be a fruitful medium to work out ideas. Though primarily an abstract painter Meier is continually drawn to exploring the real world with watercolor.
Ms. Meier holds an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and studied at BC as well as CCAC in San Francisco. She is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont and Janet Kurnatowski in Brooklyn. Ms. Meier's work has been including in numerous group shows as well as several solo shows. Her main focus of inquiry has been abstraction. For more information, please visit: www.jackiemeier.com. 

Eleanor  Miller
Eleanor Miller

A classically trained artist, Eleanor Grace Miller received her BA from Monmouth University, where she studied under Eleanore Mikus, a vanguard Minimalist, and Bernard Aptekar, one of the original SOHO Ten Downtown, and continued her studies at the National Academy School of Fine Arts. Miller has exhibited extensively throughout the East Coast, both in fine art galleries and corporate venues, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, the Anna Hyatt Huntington Award from the National Arts Club, and the Gamblin Artists Award from the Salmagundi Club. Her work is in both private and corporate collections. She is currently on the faculty at RoCA and the Pelham Art Center.  Please see more at: www.eleanorgracemiller.com.                                               

Rebecca Mills
Rebecca Mills

Rebecca graduated from CUNY Herbert H. Lehman college class of 2015 with a B.A. in Studio Art concentrating in Painting while also minoring in Creative Writing; received a honors chord for graduating as a Deans List student. She exhibited as a member of NRCA ( New Rochelle Council of the Arts) for various public installations in downtown New Rochelle. Has curated exhibits, was a featured poet in spoken word events along with having written work published, has written a successful 10-minute play featured in two CUNY theatre festivals and has a passion for painting and working with mixed media from a feminist perspective. She has been an employee of the Pelham Art Center since 2005. 

Susan  Nathenson
Susan Nathenson

Ms. Nathenson received her BA from Washington University and has exhibited and taught throughout the US, Europe and in Hungary. Has taught at the PAC for over 25 years, is a
member of the Hungarian Artists Association, she has completed several residencies in Hungary and India. In 2009 won the city prize of Keszthely, Hungary.

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Nancy Egol Nikkal
Nancy Egol Nikkal

Ms. Nikkal is a fine artist who has exhibited professionally for more then 25 years. Her work is included in private , public and corporate collections and in the US and internationally (Canada, India, France, New Zealand, Japan and the Republic of Singapore). She teaches workshops and classes in the Metropolitan area including the Morris Museum and the Newark Museum in NJ. Ms. Nikkal is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Arts in New Canaan, CT and the Society of Layerists in Multi Media in Albuquerque, NM. Her studio is at Media Loft in New Rochelle, NY.

Imani Parkinson
Imani Parkinson

Imani Parkinson recently has received her BA in Art History from Purchase College and is working towards her MS in Education, specialiing in Museum Education. As both an art historian and educator, Imani hopes to make art history fun and accessible to all audiences through art making and community building. Some of her favorite mediums include collage, paper craft, photography and textiles. Imani is also using writing as a medium to inspire others who create; encourage people to see art; and document her journey as an artist and historian. 

Elena Rosenberg
Elena Rosenberg

A Westchester resident. Elena Rosenberg is active in the national textile arts and fine craft community. As a fiber artist and knitwear designer, she has shown her work at American Craft Council shows and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, participated in gallery and museum group exhibitions, and won the 2014 NICHE Award in Fashion Accessories. Elena is a former contributing editor for Fiber Art Now magazine, and currently serves on the board of directors at Surface Design Association and Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Her work has been seen on the pages of American Craft magazine, Ornament magazine, WAG and Westchester magazine. She will be featured in an upcoming book series; Exploring Fiber Art. Elena is a graduate of Fordham University (BA/BS) and New York university (MA). To her feltmaking and surface design classes at PAC, Elena brings her passion for the extraordinary qualities of wool, silk and other fibers to transform in our hands into exquisite objects to wear and hold. For more information please visit: http://www.elenarosenberg.com.

Donna Ross
Donna Ross

Ms. Ross has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has taught children at Pelham Art Center for many years. She is a decorative, mural, and faux painter and restorer for United Housewrecking, the Little Gym, Helen Hayes School of Dance, and the Den of Antiquity. A member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, she is an instructor at the Scarsdale YMCA, Siwanoy School, and the Japan America Society.

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