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David Abrevaya

I am a professional artist based in Mount Vernon New York. I studied at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where I honed my skills in illustration, storyboarding, and sequential storytelling. After graduating I began teaching Illustration and Cartooning at the Rye Arts Center. My work has been in galleries around NYC and in […]

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Mecca Alim

I am a Bronx-based illustrator and graphic designer. I have exhibited my works in numerous galleries and publications based out of New York City, New Jersey, Westchester County, and the United Kingdom. I’ve also created commercial illustrations, designs, and advertisements for The Society of Scent, Marilyn Gauthier of StudioChic, LolaLovesCargo, and more. I’ve graduated summa […]

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Patt Baldino

Patt Baldino is a gifted artist whose award winning work have been widely exhibited throughout the United States. Dramatic oil still lifes reflect her impressive technical skills and keen eye for composition. A pinpoint of light on a glass or a play of shadows in her rich palette invites us to explore her work in […]

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Jeanne Carreau

“Clay is a way of life. Working with my hands, head, and heart is my secret to a happy life. All of my life experiences, good and bad, provide a rich source of inspiration.” Jeanne Carreau fell in love with clay 50 years ago in a High School ceramics class in Kansas. She joined a […]

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Jane Chang

Jane Chang has a MBA from Long Island University and studied master classes with Madame Aixinjueluo Hinyi, descendant of the imperial Qing Dynasty, China. Chang gas taught at the Art school at Old Church, Northern New Jersey Art Center, Tenafly Senior Center and has also taught private lessons. Jane has also exhibited throughout the tristate area.

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Katharine DuFault

British born Katharine Dufault is a New York Times-reviewed artist, curator and visual arts consultant. She has advised non-profit gallery boards, sat on visual arts panels and served as juror for several awards. She graduated with honors from Columbia University, with a degree in painting and literature after studying visual arts, graphic design and photography at Anglia […]

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The Nerdy Duo

The Nerdy Duo are Erin Cardullo and Melissa Weiland, new media artists, specializing in digital video production. Their involvement in a wide array of projects like projections for community theater (Gypsy, Man In Snow), producing props for the steampunk scene (as seen at the 2018 Community Organized Gathering of Steampunks), video installation art (most recently […]

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J.C. English

JC is classically trained in drawing and painting in oil and pastel. Studied at the Art Students League, NY; apprenticed with Daniel E. Greene N.A. – studied color and painting techniques (oil and pastel) with special emphasis on portraiture, always with an emphasis on working from a life model. JC has been an instructor at […]

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Frank Fanelli

Frank Fanelli Jr. is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology with an AAS in Communication Design and a BFA in Computer Animation & Interactive Media. He has been working as a graphic designer and animator for over 6 years. Frank has an interest in teaching technology and has been running various animation workshops […]

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Therese Folkes Plair

Therese Folkes Plair, an award-winning performing artist, is a classically trained singer who in 1979 changed her artistic direction from opera to world music and storytelling. Her research, performances and teaching have since focused on the music and the oral and written literature of people of African descent. She has a BA in theater/anthropology from […]

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Keith Gordon

Keith Gordon is a studio potter, ceramics instructor, and retired attorney. He manages the ceramics program at Cedar Lane Arts Center in Ossining, NY, is an officer of Hudson River Potters and Ossining Arts Council. The son of a professional potter, he has had his hands covered with clay since 1965.

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Frank Guida

Frank Guida graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, continuing his art education by attending postgraduate art courses at the College of New Rochelle and the State University of New York at Purchase. He has been a drawing teacher for over thirty years. Currently he is teaching at the […]

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Jo Jayson

Jo Jayson is a self-taught artist who started her career as a muralist and decorative painter in London, Sydney and New York. She started her own series of paintings in 2008 and has become an internationally known artist and teacher in her field. Her work is primarily figurative, with feminine spiritual, healing and empowerment themes. […]

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Edgar Jerins

Jerins, awarded a full scholarship by Scholastic Art Awards to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, was also the recipiant of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant, George Sugarman Foundation Grant, and E.D. Foundation Grant. […]

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Satish Joshi

Satish Joshi is a 1968 graduate of the New Delhi College of Art (MFA) who immigrated to the US in 1969. He taught at Riverdale Country School for 37 years, much of that time as Head of the Visual Arts Department, and added ceramics, sculpture and printmaking to the existing painting and drawing curriculum at […]

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Susan Kaufman

Susan Kaufman is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in New York. She is the Art Director of the JCC of Mid-Westchester where she manages the Alexander Art Gallery. She teaches Pop-up card making and Paper Engineering for the JCC Summer Arts Center and has fabricated set pieces for the Westchester Theater of Dance […]

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Jill Kiefer

Dr. Jill Kiefer is a teaching artist and art historian. She is the Director of What About Art?–an organization devoted to bringing Art to Everyone. Jill has developed and implemented numerous tours and comprehensive academic programs in Art History and Fine Arts. She has taught at several prestigious institutions in the USA and abroad—and now […]

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Janine Logue

My name is Janine Logue, and I am the creator of whimsical designs and the owner of Enchanted Wishes Designs! I grew up in a creative family, with a Mother who embroidered beautifully, a Father who was a master at mechanics, and an Older Brother who is a natural born artist.  Creativity was supported and […]

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Barry Mason

Barry 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.

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Jackie Meier

Meier attended Boston College and received a BA in economics, she then became a buyer for housewares working for TJMaxx and Marshalls for 8 years. She then travelled the world for 11 months she relocated to California and pursued her art education at the California College of Arts. Meier returned to the east coast and […]

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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 […]

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Rebecca Mills

Professor Rebecca (Becky) Mills is an alumnus of CUNY Lehman College where she studied painting and creative writing. She’s an adjunct at Monroe College where she teaches the honors course, The World of Modern Art, which is a survey course covering modern Art & Art History. Becky Mills is a professional working artist who has […]

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Charlotte Mouquin

Charlotte Mouquin is the Executive Director at the Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY. Previously she was the  Director of Rush Arts Galleries of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation from 2010-2017 focusing on all exhibitions and public programs at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea and Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. Her goal is enhancing community through art […]

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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 Nikkal

Nancy Egol Nikkal has been teaching the art of collage to adults for more than 30 years, including classes at the Pelham Art Center and exhibition-related collage workshops at William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ), the Newark Museum and the Morris Museum in NJ. Collage classes include demonstration, discussion and personal critique of works in progress. […]

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Patricia Pardini

Patricia Pardini is a graduate of SVA and operates her own design firm. Pardini Design is based in lower Westchester County and works with clients such as Stubhub, Disney, Nickelodeon, History, Sparklelight Mfg., GoldnFish Marketing and others. Her experience includes website design, branding, marketing, and animation.

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RoboThink

RoboThink Westchester offers fun & exciting Robotics, Engineering & Coding programs where engineers, tinkerers and builders of all ages can explore the exciting world of STEM! Our robotics program offers an opportunity for students in grades K to 7 to build amazing robots of all shapes, sizes and functions using gears, motors, sensors and more! Our step-by-step robotics lessons are designed so students […]

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Zafiro Romero-Acevedo

Mrs. Zafiro Romero-Acevedo was born in Morelos Cuernavaca, Mexico and has been living in South Yonkers for the past three decades. Acevedo graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s Degree in  Multimedia Graphics. Within her career she has worked with companies such as: MTV Networks, and 4kids Entertainment in the Animation Department. […]

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Donna Ross

BFA from The School of Visual Arts, teaching artist specializing in creativity, practiced in the Fine Arts with a concentration on life drawing and the human form. 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 […]

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Jesse Sanchez

Jesse has over ten years of experience in design and has been a recipient of many top awards in the book publishing industry. He has maintained Jesse Sanchez Art & Design in the downtown New Rochelle area since 2003 and specializes in book cover design, type design, print promotional materials, fine art posters, and illustration […]

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Susan Sass

Susan Saas is a milliner and freelance illustrator. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and her millinery certificate from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her illustration work has appeared in a variety of publications from the New Yorker to the Irish Times. Unable to shake an obsession with […]

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Dhanni Shenoy

Dhanni Shenoy received her undergraduate degree in fine arts painting at Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore, India. She also received her graduate degree in “Museology” in Vadodara, India. The color palette she uses is inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of folk culture and festivities of Western India. Dhanni enjoys exploring emotions by using […]

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Sylvia Vigliani

Sylvia Vigliani is an artist living and working in the Bronx. She taught K-12 art in public and private schools in the U.S. as well overseas. In 2015, She retired from full-time teaching as Chair of the Art Department in the Eastchester Public Schools, and has been actively working in a range of media, including […]

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Judith Weber

Since I began to see myself as an artist, I have been fascinated by the “hands-on” experience of being a maker.  Direct connection to creative material fully captures my attention. Initially clay provided me with a total, up-to-the-elbows experience. Beginning as a production potter I concentrated on the “home”. Creating functional, table-top design was to be […]

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Nicole Zahour

Nicole Zahour has been creating handcrafted artisan jewelry for over 20 years. She’s worked with wax casting, forging, precious stone setting, goldsmithing and enameling. She has lived, worked and studied art in Pittsburgh, PA; London, England; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic and Oporto, Portugal. She has taught enameling courses throughout Westchester for the past eight years turning many […]

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