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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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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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Elaine Chiamulera

Elaine Chiamulera is a writer and artist. She graduated from School Of Visual Arts with a BFA and Lehman College with a Masters in Education. She has been teaching art to children for the past 15 years. She recently started teaching adults how to paint.

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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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Letizia Gentile

I am a classically trained local artist. Art has been my life-long passion and for the past 10 years I have immersed myself in an intense study of drawing and painting.  I earned a CFA from New York Academy of Art and studied at Long Island Academy of Fine Art as well as workshops and […]

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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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Roy Kinzer

Roy Kinzer is a certified Working Artist for Golden Acrylic Paints, Inc. His paintings are “fractal landscapes” derived from altered maps and satellite images. He received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner award in 2004 and has exhibited extensively. Penn State Berks acquired four of his paintings for their permanent collection in 2013. He has completed numerous commissions, […]

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Rosalin Martinez

Rosalin is a graduate from Suny Purchase College with a BA in Arts Management. She studied courses in Modern Art, Caravaggio Effect, Women Artist and Feminist Movement, photography, and sculpturing. She attended the Costa Rica CreArte workshop where she practiced developing skills and techniques while exploring a variety of mediums, including painting and drawing. She is […]

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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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Jodie Niss

Jodie Niss is a working artist and art teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. Her studio practice involves a variety of painting and drawing techniques with a focus on figurative oil painting. She received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2008 and her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design with a minor in […]

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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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Tanaisha Semidey

I have taught visual arts for the past six years in a public elementary school in East Harlem. Studying Visual Arts administration at New York University and Art Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz has informed my strong interest and experience in public education and community-based settings. My strong belief […]

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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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Vicky Youngman

Vicky Youngman has a Master of Professional Studies in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and worked as an Art Therapist and administrator in health care settings for 23 years.  She taught art therapy for seven of those years at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and for a short time […]

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