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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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Maria Campos

Maria Campos received her BFA at Mercy College with a concentration in Digital Illustration and Visual Development. She was born in the United States but spent most of her life growing up in Mexico. Maria is inspired everyday to make art because it gives her the ability to teach what she learns to other people. […]

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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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Elizabeth de Bethune

Elizabeth de Bethune is an artist and educator with 25 years of teaching experience, both as a teaching artist and classroom teacher. Elizabeth works primarily with 2-dimensional image making processes, from drawing and painting to printmaking and collage. Her work focuses on figurative and narrative imagery. Elizabeth has a BA in Fine Art from Yale […]

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Tara DeLuca

Tara DeLuca, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC is a Westchester native, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and a mother of 3 young children. Tara has had the pleasure of integrating Art Therapy into a variety of settings and locations, including several pediatric and adult hospitals in NYC and Nashville, and international work in the country of Qatar. Most recently, […]

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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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Hayley Ferber

Hayley Ferber is a contemporary arts leader, educator and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. As Deputy Director of Chashama, a non-profit that repurposes unused real estate into artist studios and exhibition spaces, she supports a creative community of multidisciplinary artists.  In her personal artistic practice, she creates artist’s books that investigate paper surface treatments such […]

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Helayne Friedland

Helayne Friedland is a ceramic artist, printmaker, graphic designer, and native New Yorker. She earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Helayne has been working with clay for over 30 years, exhibiting her work at both craft shows, and galleries. She has participated in ceramic workshops across the country, […]

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Letizia Gentile

I search for what connects us, what’s invisible. It takes time and a willingness to see. Letizia is classically trained and works in oil and graphite/charcoal. She earned her CFA at New York Academy of Art and honed her skills at Long Island School of Fine Art. Letizia has exhibited in various group shows including […]

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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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Sonika Gupta

As a native New Yorker, Sonika’s exposure to art has been rich and diverse. Her early engagements in visual arts, classical dance, and music eventually led to a bachelor’s in Arts Management at Purchase College (SUNY). Then, she gained proficiency in oil painting and drawing (fundamental, traditional, contemporary, portrait) at the Center for the Arts of […]

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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 has exhibited extensively. Currently, his work included in 2023 New Jersey Arts Annual, “Mother Nature vs Human Nature: The Inequity of Climate Resilience” on view at the Noyes Museum, Atlantic City. He received a 2022 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Grant. He was invited to […]

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Rachel Krause

Rachel Krause is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from New York who loves the dynamic of the classroom and empowering her student’s creative process. She recently moved back from Berlin, Germany where she co- directed and produced several art events, including a fundraiser for Figment, studied Neuroethics and taught art and English literacy. She has […]

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Selena Lozano

Selena Lozano was born and raised in New York and currently resides in Manhattan, NY. She has received a Bachelor in Fine Art from SUNY Purchase in 2019. Her work is driven by her nostalgic memories of her upbringing and also her Mexican-American heritage. Raised by two immigrant parents and being first generation Mexican-American, Selena […]

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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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Mary McFerran

Mary McFerran exhibits her textile art in a variety of local and national venues. She has been a teaching artist for New York Foundation for the Arts and ArtsWestchester and taught in K-12 public and private schools, museums and libraries.  McFerran also worked as an Educational Technology Director at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Darien Public […]

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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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Kristin Moore-Gantz

Kristin Moore-Gantz has been an Advertising Creative Director for over 20 years working in beauty and luxury. Creating visual global brands for L’Oreal, Maybelline, Herbal Essences and Coty, fashion has always been a passion and an integral part of her design process. An important aspect of designing unique brand imagery is the work of mood and […]

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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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Anna Novakov

Anna Novakov is an artist, certified perfumer and pattern designer. After earning a Ph.D. from New York University in Art Education, Novakov taught for over 25 years at the San Francisco Art Institute and Saint Mary’s College of California before opening studios in New York and New Mexico. As the founder of Mala_Igla design firm […]

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Samantha Richardson

I am a Yoga instructor, a wife, mother, nana, homemaker, provider, spiritual being, health and wellness adviser and a natural born healer. I am the owner of S&S Health and Wellness LLC / S&S Yoga After my son died at the tender age of 25, I turned to yoga to cope with the trauma and […]

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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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Hagar Sadan

Hagar Sadan is an educator with over 15 years of experience of working in both private and public schools in New York. She is certified in art education and special education. She completed doctoral studies in art education at Teachers College, Columbia University, focusing on inclusive practices in art education. A contemporary artist, Hagar exhibits […]

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Susan Saas

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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Ana Saura

Born in Guatemala, Central America. Studied at Liceo Moderno, San Carlos University, Guatemala City, Guatemala and acquired a Teachers Degree. In New York attended Albert Pels School of Art/Cooper Union and received a BA in fine & commercial art. Attended workshop courses for one year with Martine Vaugel, sculpted in clay and stone, New Rochelle, […]

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Gal Segall

Gal Segall is a Teacher/Artist and an early Childhood Teacher who holds Master’s Degree in Early Childhood / Special Education. She was born and raised in Kibbutz Beit Alfa in the Israeli valley and served in the Israel Defense Forces. Gal has 25+ years of early childhood teaching experience and has incorporated art into her […]

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Maria Spiess

Maria Spiess holds an MFA in Ceramic Arts from Syracuse University. She has completed residencies at Clay Art Center (Port Chester, NY), Lux Center for the Arts (Lincoln, NE), Woodstock Byrdcliffe Arts Colony (Woodstock, NY), Taos Clay Studio (Taos, NM), Golden Bridge Pottery (Pondicherry, India), and Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY). Maria grew up in Bowling […]

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Daniel Villeneuve

Daniel Villeneuve is a Mount Vernon based visual artist and has exhibited his work in many local art galleries, museums and internationally. Daniel is a graduate with outstanding academic achievement from The New School. Before joining the Pelham Art Center, Daniel was a French and art teacher in many private French immersion schools and taught […]

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Alex Voznesenskiy

Alex Voznesenskiy, born in Ukraine and raised in Orange County, NY, studied New Media Publishing at Rochester Institute of Technology. After a 12 year career as a prepress manager at Time, Inc., he is now a full time graphic production artist at 613 Originals in New Jersey. Alex has volunteered his design and graphic production […]

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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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