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Sheila McDonald-Bell

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May 25 @ 4:17 pm

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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Nancy Politsch

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May 25 @ 4:17 pm

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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Jeni Licata

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May 25 @ 4:17 pm

Executive Director Born and raised in Florida, Jeni Licata, BSc Psychology, started her career at Sandy Pines Residential Treatment Center. Jeni was immediately drawn to its art therapy department and the use of art as a tool for health and well-being. In 2018, Jeni joined Lighthouse ArtCenter as an art…

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Lisa Johnson

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May 25 @ 4:17 pm

Director of Studio Art Lisa Johnson is the Director of Jewelry & Textiles at The Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, FL.  After receiving her B.F.A. from Miami University and M.F.A. from Indiana University in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design, she was awarded as Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. …

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Michael Faria

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May 25 @ 4:17 pm

Gallery Administrator ​Michael came from a very artistic family – his grandmother was an avid painter, and happily shared that with him. This introduction to the art world, at a young age, not only gave him a form of expression but also brought him that much closer to his family…

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Carolyn Austin

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May 25 @ 4:17 pm

Glass Studio Manager As the Glass Studio Manager and instructor for the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Carolyn is right in her element. After moving from the Jersey Shore to Jupiter/Tequesta, Florida in 1979, Carolyn met and married her husband in 1984 and started working in the family business as a glass artist…

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