Boca Raton Museum of Art
CATALINA AGUIRRE HOFFMAN B.F.A., Florida Atlantic University. Studied at Penland School of Crafts. Professional potter for more than 12 years.
GENIE APPEL-COHEN Award winning artist, teaches colored pencil drawing. She is a member of The National Association of Women Artists, The Colored Pencil Society of America and The Portrait Society of America. Corporate collections include The Prudential Insurance Company, The Hormel Meat Company and Platinum Luxury Auctions. She exhibited in The Tate Gallery in London, England, and was one of only 30 artists nationwide to be invited by The U.S. Department of Interior to paint en plein air in Montana’s National Parks.
AMY BERKOWITZ M.A.T., University of the Arts; B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts. Extensive experience in fashion design and teaching. Also was an animator for Hanna Barbera worked on Scooby Doo and The Flintstones.
ROUMEN BOUDEV M.F.A, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. Exhibited extensively and received numerous awards throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Artwork is represented in many museums, corporate and private collections in 25 countries. Has taught art and art history at colleges and art centers for 23 years throughout the US and Europe. Mural projects include fresco on the ceiling of the Townsend Lobby at the Detroit Opera House.
JOSEPH BRANDOM M.F.A., University of Georgia; B.S. in silversmithing, Indiana State University. Collections include: Sony Corporation, Nissan of North America, University of Southern Mississippi, Platinum Technology, Southern Progress Company. Professional jeweler and sculptor.
MARY BELLE CORDELL Studied Penland School; Virginia Douglas School of Porcelain. Her works are in several prestigious collections including best-selling author, Mary Higgins Clark. Certified porcelain teacher with the World Organization of China Painters. Her porcelain has sold through “The Gemshopping Network.” Commissions include murals through tiny porcelain Limoges boxes.
RITA DAIRE B.F.A., Florida Atlantic University, with focus on ceramics. As an FAU student, she interned at the International Museum of Cartoon Art. Taught art and graphic design for students in grades 1 to 12 for 6 years. Specializes in China painting and making own ceramic forms that are wheel-thrown.
RAHALEH T. FILSOOFI M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University. B.F.A., Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran. Worked as ceramic artist and on public art projects in Coral Springs and Miami. Taught Ceramics League of Miami, FL; Ocean Reef Art League, Key Largo, FL; Al-Zahra University. Exhibited in Iran and United States including National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Tampa; Armory Art Center; and Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Lake Worth,FL.
RON GARRETT M.F.A., Kent State University, Ohio; B.F.A. Guilford College, NC. Also studied Ringling College of Art. He has been a visiting artist at Chitrakala Parishad School of Visual Art, Bangalore, India. Formerly instructor, Pine Crest School; adjunct faculty, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. Proprietor of Raga Press - a traditional printmaking atelier for emerging and established artists.
CARLA GOLEMBE M.F.A., University of Guanajuato/ Instituto Allende in Mexico; B.A., Bennington College. She has illustrated more than 20 picture books. She has received awards from The New York Times, Parent’s Choice, The American Folklore Society, NSTA/CBS.
ANDREA HUFFMAN Textile artwork exhibited throughout Florida. Summer resident, Hermitage Artist Retreat, Sarasota, FL. Previously art educator in Broward County Schools.
CELESTIN JOSEPH M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.F.A., University of Hartford; Yale/ Norfolk Art Program. Currently teaching advanced placement studio art classes at alma mater, Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Exhibits in Philadelphia and South Florida.
TERESA KIRK B.A., Emporia State Teachers College. Formerly director of operations for the Florida Watercolor Society and workshop chair for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society. She has served as president of Florida Watercolor, the Everglades Art Guild and East Hampton Guild.
EYDI LAMPASONA M.F.A., Vermont College, Union University; B.F.A., Florida Atlantic University. Work is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and National Collage Society. Published in The Painters Workshop: Composition & Design and Acrylic Revolution, Rethinking Acrylics, Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World’s Most Versatile Medium, The Art of Layering: Making Connections and Collage in All Dimensions.
LEW LAUTIN is an accomplished photographer/ videographer. His photographs have been in numerous exhibits including a solo exhibit at the Coral Spring Art Museum. A series of his portrait photos are displayed at the National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington, D.C. As a videographer he has created over 100 videos for commercial use and for non-profit organizations “Le Metro”, was screened at The Museum of Contemporary Art 25th Optic Nerve Film Festival.
MILES LAVENTHALL M.F.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; B.A., State University College at Brockport, New York. Publications include “Portrait of an Artist,” WPTV, “New Florida” series, and Rethinking Acrylic, by North Light Books. Collections include: General Motors, AT&T, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, and other corporate and private collections internationally. Educational innovator for 35+ years at schools and universities throughout Florida, Oklahoma, and New York.
JANE LEVY B.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago. Represented in prestigious collections throughout the United States and Asia. Expert jeweler and instructor of enameling, lapidary and metalsmithing. Master instructor in Art Clay; Regional director of education for Art Clay.
CHRIS LOPEZ B.A. Beaux Arts, Pau Gargallo University, Barcelona, Spain. Experienced graphic designer including designs for 1992 Olympic Games. Managed own graphic design shop in Barcelona. Exhibited in Spain and Florida.
CHRISTINE LYONS B.A., Wheaton College; studied the Art Institute of Chicago; and St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Has designed national award-winning gardens; was recognized by Scott’s Miracle Gro as Classroom Gardener of the Year in 2001. Art, art history, and literature teacher for 34 years.
JANE MCINTYRE B.F.A., University of Connecticut; studied art therapy, New York University. Exhibits throughout the southeastern United States. Member of the National Association of Women Artists.
LAWRENCE MILLER B.F.A. in photography, Florida Atlantic University; and studied at Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He has extensive experience in digital photography specializing in High Dynamic Range landscapes and black and white images. Larry has been teaching photography classes in the local area for nearly ten years
ALLAN PIERCE Ph.D., NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; M.A., University of Washington; B.A., NYU. Accomplished photographer in print and digital formats. Founding member of The Shubert Archive. Directed, performed, and incorporated his photography at Franklin Furnace, The Performing Garage and numerous loft spaces in New York's Soho. Currently, the Gallery Director of the Artists Guild Gallery in Delray Beach.
WILLIAM REED Studied sculpture at University of Portland, University of Mexico, Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara, Italy. Sculptures are exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Works and teaches stone sculpture in the United States.
DIANE REEVES M.A., B.A., University of South Florida. Reeves’ award winning work has been featured in American Art Collector and Southwest Art magazines as well as national exhibitions. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, National Portrait Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and Boca Raton Artists’ Guild. Her work is found in collections in the US and Europe.
SUZANNE SCHERER & PAVEL OUPOROV Scherer: M.F.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Ouporov: M.F.A., Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute. Works are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, The State Russian Museum. Awards include NY Artist’s Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Visual Arts Grant, and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for visual and media artists.
PINKY SHMERLER Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University. Professional weaver/ instructor for 17 years. Published in Handwoven magazine and Weaving for Worship. Commissions include hangings, tapestries, and liturgical textiles throughout the United States.
ROXENE SLOATE B.A. Art History, Smith College; studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Students League of New York. She has exhibited extensively and received numerous awards throughout the United States.
KRIS SMITH B.A., DePauw University. Internationally recognized portrait artist. Created over 3,500 painted and sculptured portraits of sports figures, politicians and citizens, including President Jimmy Carter, Amy Carter, Lauren Bacall, and Charlton Heston. Guest appearances on Oprah, MSNBC, Good Morning America and an article in People magazine for sculpted portrait “Marionettes.”
BARBARA WASSERMAN M.A. from New York University; B.S., Hofstra University. Extensive exhibitions from South Florida to New York. Collectors include José López Portillo, former president of Mexico; Fred Zimmerman, film producer; and Vicki Carr, entertainer.
MARIA FOLADORI WEISS B.F.A. School of Visual Arts, Regina Pacis, Buenos Aires; B.A., School of Fine Arts Priladiano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires. Her paintings have exhibited as part of the Argentine "naive" art movement. Exhibits in Miami, Palm Beach, and New York City. Award-winning photographer.
MARJORY YOVIN B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art. Expert in metalsmithing and enamel for 20 years. Began career as a watercolorist and is a founding members of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Her art is in collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.