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Amalia Mermingas

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

3D Admin. & Studio Asst. Amalia Fotini Mermingas began her artistic career in drawing and painting, but quickly found a love for ceramic sculpture. Growing up in Athens Greece, her admiration and curiosity for all things ancient and mysterious came at a young age. Amalia earned a BFA in Ceramics…

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Serin Leas

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Serin Leas is a painter and textile artist living and working in Palm City, FL. After obtaining her B.S. degree in Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, she began pursuing her love of art by teaching youth classes and eventually going back to school to be an elementary…

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Ronald Shaw

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Ceramic Technician Ronald Shaw is a studio potter and teacher living and working in West Palm Beach, FL. His current body of work is being made using several different construction techniques to create pieces on a large scale, including hand building and sculpting, wheel-throwing, stacking and assembling, and coil and…

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Jordan Weber

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Graphic Design Manager Jordan is a creative graphic designer born and raised in Mid-Michigan. In 2016, she graduated with honors from Saginaw Valley State University receiving a Bachelor’s in Arts in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. After college, she moved to Henderson, Nevada to travel and gain experience in…

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Chad Steve

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Director of Ceramics & Sculpture Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an…

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Sue Snyder

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Director of Development Director of Development, Sue Snyder, is now helming development efforts after a stint on the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s marketing and event team. For over 15 years, Sue has been involved in producing and managing events, including the beloved fundraiser, Art in the Gardens, at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens…

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Penny Robb

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Concierge Penny has been working at the Lighthouse ArtCenter part time as an administrative assistant since 2004. She became passionate about the arts when she was an “au pair” in Paris, France in 1962. She paints portraits, where she “tries to capture the essence of a person.” She has studied…

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Sheila McDonald-Bell

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Events Manager Raised in southern California, Sheila graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of California at Irvine. While working as an Art Specialist for the city of Norfolk, Virginia, she and her husband built a catamaran sailboat and, when finished, sailed to Florida. Sheila’s professional background…

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Janeen Mason

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Curator Janeen Mason is a noted artist, curator, author/illustrator, speaker, and arts advocate on Florida’s Treasure coast.  She has worked as a curator at the Lighthouse ArtCenter since 2016, where her world class exhibitions have been as varied as “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” to “Soul on Art: Ghosts of…

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Nancy Politsch

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October 7 @ 5:16 am

Director of Finance Before joining the staff at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Mrs. Politsch was a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Private Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. After 38 years in banking and wealth management, retired from the banking world to pursue her passion for the arts and begin her position at…

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