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Wayne Werner

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Wayne Werner is a third generation metal smith from Baltimore. He has made his living as a maker for over 30 years.  He has traveled around the world to learn with metal workers, from Italy and Egypt to Java and Bali. Specializing in cold forging precious metals, Werner has incorporated…

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Richie Vios

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines, Richie N. Vios hails from an artistic family. Studying architecture, in 1995 he graduated with a Bachelor’s architecture degree and as a faculty member, teaching architectural design and presentation. In 2004, his family decided to leave the Philippines in hopes of a better future in America. For…

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James Thurman

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

James Thurman is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts & Design, where he is Program Coordinator for the Metalsmithing & Jewelry program.  Nearly twenty years ago, he began experimenting with the combination of paper and resin, which would ultimately become the material he…

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Serge Strosberg

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Serge is an American artist, Belgian born, who lives and works between New York and Palm Beach, Florida. Serge Strosberg studied Graphic Design and Illustration in Paris at Academie Julian and Morphology at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts. In 2010, Strosberg was an artist in residence in China and received a…

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Patrick Saunders

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Patrick Saunders is an artist, painting and creating art while traveling across North America in an Airstream Bambi with his photographer wife, Kimberly. He has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, and Burton Silverman. He paints a variety of subjects including portraits,…

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Annie Politsch

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Annie Politsch was born in Missouri, and as a child spent recess by herself, sitting under the playground connecting small flowers to make bowls. Creating is and has forever been an integral part of Annie’s life. Growing up, her family’s kitchen table was an organized mess of arts and crafts.…

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Ralph Papa

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan’s East Harlem and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and City College and Art Students League. He is a lifelong artist and is President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and founder of…

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Christie Ann Miller

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Christie Ann Miller is a diverse artist and musician with over 30 years of teaching and entertainment experience. She brings a wide variety of both music and art activities for students of all ages, in a fun, relaxed, respectful and diverse environment. She has a collection of user friendly instruments…

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Amalia Mermingas

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Amalia Fotini Mermingas was raised in Athens, Greece. She earned a BFA and a BA from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton where she studied Art and Art History. In 2009 she traveled around the world on a ship, which radically altered her perception of people and cultures. Since then, she has…

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Karen Leffel-Massengill

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June 21 @ 5:54 am

Graduating from Florida State University in 1972 with a BA, Karen was sidetracked from her passion to work as an artist by marriage and raising three sons. In 1995 she began her career as a professional artist. She was accepted into the acclaimed international competition, Birds in Art in both…

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