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.
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.
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.
JOSHUA CRAIG M.F.A., East Carolina University, NC; B.F.A., Indiana University. Expert in metal and wood jewelry. Program Coordinator, Pocosin Arts Handcraft Education Center, Columbia, NC. 2010 Niche award finalist. Exhibits nationally.
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.
DONALD C. DIETZ B.A., University of Maryland. An expert gem cutter and jeweler for 40 years; vice president of the Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society. Published in Lapidary Journal and Art Jewelry magazines. Dietz has lectured extensively on jewelry and the lapidary arts.
GREGORY DIRR B.F.A., Ringling College of Art. Exhibits in U.S. and Canada. Muralist, set designer, artist collaborator in Thought Coalition and other art groups.
MISOO FILAN M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University. Exhibits extensively in Florida. Awards: Delray Beach Art League; FAU Fellowship; Merit Award: 62nd All Florida Exhibition, Boca Museum of Art.
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.
STEPHEN FUTEJ M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University; B.A., St. Joseph’s University. Professional potterfor years. Exhibits in Florida and Pennsylvania.
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 education 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.
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.
ANITA LOVITT B.F.A., Philadelphia University of the Arts. Studied School of Visual Arts. Award winning watercolorist and illustrator. In 2006, she worked with a team of counselors to produce a series of illustrative legacy quilts for Project Hope, which documented the impact of Hurricane Wilma on local communities. Mural projects include “Dancing Pineapples” in Delray Beach. Awarded public and private commissions in many media.
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.
ALLAN PIERCE Ph.D., NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; M.A., University of Washington; B.A., NYU. 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. An award-winning artist, Reeves exhibits in galleries and has collectors in the United States and Europe. Member of Oil Painters of America, the National Portrait Society and the Boca Raton Artists Guild. Has taught for 37 years.
GREGORY ROSS Professional photographer, photojournalist for 25 years. Exhibited fine art and editorial artwork focusing on the preservation of worldwide environmental and cultural sustainability. Board member, Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission. Member National Press Photographers Association.
MARIA SARACENI B.F.A. in studio art and NCATE Teacher certification from Florida Atlantic University, graduating Cum Laude; degree in Humanities from SUNY Cobleskill, College of Agriculture and Technology. Exhibited in several galleries in Palm Beach County.
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.
GWENN SEULING M.A.Ed. in Printmaking, Florida Atlantic University; B.F.A., School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her book How to Draw Comics was published by Longmeadow Press. Illustrations and comics published in books and magazines in France and America. Exhibits work throughout South Florida. Teaches art at Boynton Beach High School. Teaches art education as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University.
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.”
SID WALESH B.B.A. and M.B.A., University of Wisconsin; studied at Palm Beach State College and Penland School of Crafts. He is a founder of Miami’s New World School of the Arts. Professional sculptor for 25 years.
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.