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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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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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Luis Gondar

Luis Gondar is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a BFA in Computer Graphics and a MA in Art Education from The College of New Rochelle. He has been working as a teacher in Westchester for over 5 years, having worked in Mt Vernon, Ardsley, and the Pelham Art Center. In addition […]

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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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Fionna Hopkins

My name is Fiona Hopkins-Rothenberg, the children know me as Miss Fiona. I am the artist in residence at Huguenot Nursery School. Huguenot was where I initially began my teaching career in 2005. I moved to Brooklyn for 5 years, where I continued to teach pre-school age. I received an undergrad degree in Communications and […]

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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

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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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Anki King

Anki King grew up in a small village in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, she moved to New York City in 1994 and studied at The Art Students League until 1998. King exhibits frequently both in Europe and in the United States. Her work is included in private and public collections including […]

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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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Kelly McGrath

An art educator, Kelly McGrathworks for R&F Paints. She has been invited to present and teach at the International Encaustic Conference, the Loomis Chaffee School, and Women’s Studio Workshop. An emerging artist, her work was featured in the 2009 Kingston Sculpture Biennial, and she has completed several mural commissions. Kelly enjoys working with other artists […]

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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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Stephanie Lieberman Paley

Stephanie L. Paley learned how to knit as a child and then rediscovered her passion for it in adulthood. Since then she has been working and teaching knitting throughout Westchester. Paley enjoys teaching the “why” and not just the “how” to develop a more independent and mindful knitter.

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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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Imani Parkinson

At the age of eight, Imani Parkinson proclaimed a desire to be an art teacher because they were stylish and made art all day. Today, Imani continues to explore role of diverse representations and narratives in art as a museum educator. Trained with her Master’s in Museum and Childhood Education from Bank Street College, and […]

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Victoria Rolett

Victoria Rolett is an artist and educator out of the tri-state area.  She holds a BFA from MICA, an MFA from PAFA and maintains a studio at the artist collective Highbrook Studios in Pelham, NY.  As a Freelance Art Educator she teaches all ages through a variety of programs, leading Private Art Lessons, workshops, portfolio […]

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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 […]

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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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Kat Sayegh

Kat Sayegh is an abstract, mixed media artist born and raised in New Rochelle. She graduated from The College of New Rochelle in 2015 with a BFA in Studio Art. Kat serves on the Board for The New Rochelle Art Association and has exhibited her work throughout galleries in Westchester, including The Rye Arts Center, […]

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Stephanie Schleicher

Stephanie Schleicher is a freelance filmmaker/editor with over twenty years of experience teaching young people how to harness their creative power. She has served as Artist-in-Residence at numerous public schools and summer camps, exploring everything from silent movies about immigration to documentaries about presidential elections. She also works as a freelance videographer/editor and continues to […]

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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 since been actively working in a range of media, […]

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Nathalie Voelker

Nathalie is a certified Yoga and Mindfulness teacher. Combining her passion for movement and philosophy, Nathalie believes that the most important thing with kids is “to rise up to the height of their feelings” (dixit the pedagogue Janusz Korzak). Her classes are an invitation to explore movements, sounds, colors, smells and breaths mindfully. French with […]

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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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