Visiting Artists

Melissa Sixma Lingo

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April 24 @ 1:42 am

Melissa Sixma Lingo is a senior print artist for fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer. Since 2012, she has helped design original clothing prints, paint canvases and murals for the Lilly retail spaces, artwork for their communication channels, and live paint at various company events. She attended the Savannah College of Art…

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Rafael Lima

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April 24 @ 1:42 am

Rafael Lima is a Miami novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and journalist. Based on his experience as a stringer reporter during the civil war in El Salvador, Rafael Lima’s first full-length play, “El Salvador,” was developed and staged at the Circle Repertory Theater in New York and published by Samuel French and…

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Carl Bretzke

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April 24 @ 1:42 am

Carl Bretzke is a contemporary realist oil painter who is known for his original compositional choices, realistic light effects, and diversity in subject matter, ranging from plein air landscapes to more complex city scenes, often after dark.  The Washington Post once described his work as “simultaneously intimate and detached…The artist’s…

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Jamie Rodriguez

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April 24 @ 1:42 am

Rodriguez’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally at university/college galleries and art venues such as: The Education Centre Grass Hill at Europos Parkas (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Europos Parkas Outdoor Sculpture Park (Lithuania); Tapier Gallery (Berlin, Germany); Kemijarvi Sculpture and Cultural Foundation, (Kemijarvi, Finland); Michigan…

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Penny Burdick

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April 24 @ 1:42 am

Penny Burdick, a recently retired RN, boasts a career spanning over 15 years in the realm of stained glass artistry. Over the last 5 years, she has delved into the realm of glass fusing. Employing a variety of firing techniques, Penny crafts intricate plates adorned with captivating images, along with…

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Maia Leppo

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April 24 @ 1:43 am

Maia Leppo graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Community Health. She received training in jewelry and metals from various craft schools, including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and her Masters of…

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Umut Demirgüç Thurman

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April 24 @ 1:43 am

Umut Demirgüç Thurman is an enamelist, jeweler, and metalsmith. She received her BFA from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Textile and Fashion Design. She received her MFA from the University of North Texas in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Umut has taught for years at the University of North Texas, Mimar…

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Suzanne Connors

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April 24 @ 1:43 am

Introduction to Katazome Japanese Paste Resist Supply List

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Sandra Donabed

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April 24 @ 1:43 am

Sandra has an MS in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA, a BFA from Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., and AS Design Major From Endicott College, Beverly, MA in Interior Design. Sandra has always sewn, a legacy from her mom, the home ec teacher. In addition, she has…

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Cathy Daffinee Heeter

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April 24 @ 1:43 am

Cathy Daffinee Heeter is a self-taught fiber artist who has spent the last couple of decades playing with fabric and experimenting with various techniques. She divides her time between Indiana and Florida. Cathy’s early education included a degree in Elementary Education followed by a business degree in Management of Human…

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