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Visual Arts

BOB SLITZAN

BOB SLITZAN

From a very young age, I was always interested in photography. I graduated from the NY Institute of Photography in 1968. Many of my photos have been shown in venues throughout New York and Key West, Florida. My photography is eclectic, but I love shooting birds[sic], landscapes and all nature.

CARL HOWER

CARL HOWER

Retired NJ Art Educator, past Gallery owner,acrylic landscape painter.

CLAUDIA MORIARTY

CLAUDIA MORIARTY

Color, pattern & light are a constant inspiration to me. I interpret & express what I see; not copy. My style would be called American Impressionism which allows the viewer to participate. Plein air is how I love to paint as it gives me a special relationship with atmosphere, color, light and the environment. Plein air offers the challenge the quick changing light which fascinates me. Capturing the natural beauty of nature in the changing light is a fun and rewarding challenge. It is a joy to capture scenes and nature with a sense of spontaneity. Over 90% of my work is plein air. Most recent awards/achievements: Invited artist to Wekiva Invitational Paint Out 2017. Award of Merit Light and Space Gallery Show “Seascapes” .Honorable Mention at Quick Draw “Shirmp

DAVID HOOT

DAVID HOOT

David has been doing stained glass design and artwork since 1998. He primarily uses the copper-foil method developed by Louis Tiffany in the late 1800's. His work can be found in homes, businesses, and churches around the world. Projects have ranged from small sun catchers to large church installations. Subject matter includes everything your imagination can envision.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

DAWN WILKINS

DAWN WILKINS

Nature is my parter in design. I print directly from natural subjects, pulling my impressions from leaves, ferns, fish, flowers and natural subjects. I preserve my impressions, called nature prints, on silk screens and use them to create my compositions, both in my mixed media prints on paper and in my textile designs. By adding drawings to my work on paper I create unique contemporary botanical prints and nature studies. As a long time Key West artist, much of my work is inspired by the flora and fauna of the Keys as well as from travels to beautiful places on the planet. My love for the world around me fuels my passion as a naturalist and inspires my work as an artist.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

DENISE ROSI GRAHAM

DENISE ROSI GRAHAM

Combining her interest in painting with polymer clay, Denise creates Polymer Paintings. These dimensional creations range from architecture to landscapes.

ELIOT PRESCOTT

ELIOT PRESCOTT

I create my artwork skillfully and meticulously using very high quality tools and material. Each piece is an original and inspired by my own spiritual growth which is why I have named each piece with a spiritual emphasis. The design in the grinds is where my passion manifests, I love experimenting with the different layers and directions each piece takes. Then as I step back and I see this holographic illusion moving before my eyes as I change positions while viewing it. Adding color to each piece changes the dimension and depth and allows the owner to customize their very own color palette to match their personal taste, or I can just go crazy with my own colorful ideas. Then to play with lighting is a whole other magnitude, watching the light dance upon each grind or changing the colors gradually to watch the piece come alive, so much fun! The artwork is ideal for both indoor and outdoor settings and the natural light changing throughout the day adds a unique quality like no other.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

FRAN DECKER

FRAN DECKER

Fran Decker's colorful acrylic paintings capture the flavor of the Florida Keys. Find Fran's art at Frangipani Gallery, SoDu Gallery, Key West Arts Center, 7 Artists and Artists in Paradise.

GANINE GIORGIONE DERLETH

GANINE GIORGIONE DERLETH

Giorgione Fine Art is the beautiful studio gallery of Ganine Giorgione Derleth. Original oil paintings, commissions, limited edition giclee.

GEOFFREY C. SMITH

GEOFFREY C. SMITH

Geoffrey C. Smith (b 1961) is an American wildlife sculptor. His best-known work is that of the Stuart Sailfish, an 18-foot monument situated in downtown Stuart that serves as the iconic symbol of the city. His upbringing on the northern California coast instilled a love of the natural world and a talent for patient observation of wildlife in its habitat. After moving to Florida in 1996 he spends most his spare time amongst the abundant wildlife that inspires so many of his works. In addition to having two Signature Galleries, Smith is represented by fine art galleries throughout the United States.

JACQUELINE BARR

JACQUELINE BARR

I am a mixed media artist mostly using acrylic paint and found materials. I moved to Key Largo from Colorado I have a BFA from Ohio State University.

JAMES O'BRIEN

JAMES O'BRIEN

I consider my art as a moving target. It's here then it is there. It's surreal then impressionistic, not ment to evoke solely beauty as much as enduring wonder!

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

JANIS JO STEVENS

JANIS JO STEVENS

Key West Artist Janis Stevens featuring portrait painting, sculpture, fine art and folk art.

JOANNE SLOAN

JOANNE SLOAN

Joanne Sloan creates bright, lively acrylic paintings depicting tropical scenarios in her own imaginative style. She is a recipient of an Anne McKee Foundation Grant and a juried member of Artists in Paradise Gallery on Big Pine Key and the Key West Art Center. Her work is on display at various locations throughout the Keys and her colorful paintings grace homes worldwide.

JON MCINTOSH

JON MCINTOSH

Jon McIntosh is a contemporary artist and gallery owner living and working in Key West.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

KATHRYN VAN AERNUM

KATHRYN VAN AERNUM

Shooting pictures for 30 years, Kathryn honed her film and darkroom skills working as a darkroom apprentice in Virginia. She now shoots only digital and produces both color and black and white images. She continues her quest to create black and white images with the nuance of film. Her signature, “Photographics” series, employes techniques to render her images with a silk-screen like quality with highly saturated color. Subjects from the mundane to the sublime capture her imagination and she continues to cultivate a sense of spaciousness in her photography. The elements of design: harmony, balance and rhythm present themselves to Kathryn almost subconsciously, allowing her to capture a moment that transports the viewer into their own minds, memories and dreams.

KEY WEST STUDIOS

KEY WEST STUDIOS

A collaboration of Art by Charles Pearson and Timothy Roeder. Recent Work includes an exploration of a photographs surface. Sanding - Painting - Staining - Sewing

KREG D. KELLEY

KREG D. KELLEY

After 13 years in Washington, DC, Kreg David Kelley became a Key West-based artist as of summer 2013. He won his first art award at the age of 12 with the 'Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Program' for a drawing entitled 'Holocaust'. In 1996 he drew several drawings of the first teacher-in-space, S. Christa McAuliffe, and gifted them to her mother - they now hang in the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center in Framingham, MA. Aside from abstract & 3D works on canvas, he utilizes damaged antique engravings and artifacts from the 18th - 19th century into his pieces. In 2006, he had his first solo show in collaboration with David Mamet's Victorian lesbian comedy,'Boston Marriage': all 15 pieces sold. He has pieces in the collections of notable people such as Jane Lynch, Senator Claire McCaskill

LAURA BLACK

LAURA BLACK

I moved to Key West from New York City in 1997, lured by the warm weather and vibrant art and music community. I am a self-taught painter, although I’ve studied under other local Key West artists. I have had my artwork and Giclee/Prints in many different galleries and gift shops in the past 14 years, including Key West Artworks, Hemingway House and Blue Heaven gift shops. I have been a member of Island Arts Co-op Gallery for almost 8 years, which is closing at the end of August. I have been commissioned to paint many private homes and a live-in boat. I have exhibited in the Gato Building for many art shows given by the Arts Council which I am a member of for 10 years...I have been part of “From a Woman”s Hand” art exhibit at Sodu Gallery for the past 5 years for the benefit of Womanki

LINDA CABRERA

LINDA CABRERA

I am a local artist, and have lived in Key West all of my life; I pride myself in being self-taught, although, at a young age I studied under Key West Artist, the late Paula Todora. My latest work includes Key West as it was long-ago. My greatest joy is realized when someone views my artwork and tells me of their own special memories. What an honor to be a part of someone’ story. My paintings are not just places, people or things; they are memories of a simpler time and places in my heart.

LOTHAR SPEER

LOTHAR SPEER

A formally trained artist with a BFA from Loyola University and a MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Lothar also studied at the National Academy of the Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in public murals and private studio commissions.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

LUCY PAIGE

LUCY PAIGE

The Florida Keys hold a special place in both locals and visitors hearts. The never ending soft and surreal expanses of blue sky and water and/or the livelier tropical colorful images of people and beach are familiar scenes. My art celebrates these two unlike in kind visual experiences and their associated imagery with paint and canvas.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

LUIS NUNEZ

LUIS NUNEZ

Landscapes in oil

M. ANN LYNCH

M. ANN LYNCH

Since arriving in the Keys in 1984, Ann has relished the opportunity to paint the beautiful flora, landscapes, marine life and creatures here. The Keys sunlight makes her subject matter all the more spectacular with the sharp contrasts and diverse color hues. She also uses her camera to capture special scenes from her various travels around the globe to bring them to life with her brush. She has a BA degree from the University of Cincinnati. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society as well as an Associate member of American Watercolor Society & National Watercolor Society. She is a Board member of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society serving for over 20 years and currently a Board Member of the FL Keys Council of the Arts. She hopes that you have the chance to check our

MARGOT GRIFFIN

MARGOT GRIFFIN

Margot is a hand lettering artist who specializes in pointed dip pen calligraphy and chalk lettering. She holds a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts with a minor in architecture from Trinity College and studied traditional fine woodworking at the International Yacht Restoration School. She works in acrylic, watercolor, and calligraphy inks on a variety of mediums and enjoys creating unique pieces for weddings and home decor, in addition to stationery and signage.

MICHELE TOUCHETTE

MICHELE TOUCHETTE

From Vancouver, BC, Michèle studied Interior Design (Douglas College), & Fine Arts (University of Regina, University of British Columbia, Emily Carr & Ottawa Schools of Art). She was Artist-in-Residence (Saskatchewan Arts Board, AFCR, Regina Catholic Schoolboard). For 10 years, she taught DLC 250 & Aquamedia (University of Regina, the Regina School Board, Saskatchewan Board of Education, community colleges/associations & was guest lecturer at UBC. Michele has had numerous exhibitions (solo, group, touring - at international, provincial, regional levels). She’s the founder of Art x 9, a Canadian artists' collective, & CBC/SRC Radio Art Auction "Operation Christmas Card. She's a founding member of the annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Michèle has juried several art exhibitions and ea

NANCY MURPHREE DAVIS

NANCY MURPHREE DAVIS

Nancy Murphree Davis grew up in Alabama and received her BFA from Auburn University. Key West is her twelfth place of residence since she married a military officer. Most recently, she was the 2017 first place winner in the Florida Keys Watercolor Society show, and maintains membership in Potomac Valley Watercolorists and the Florida Watercolor Society. Her works are in the permanent collection of Arlington County, Virginia and in private collections throughout the United States and overseas.

RICHARD MEDLOCK

RICHARD MEDLOCK

While attending undergraduate school I began serious work as an artist. After my graduate work on a full scholarship at Cranbrook Academy of Art I received my MFA and leveraged it into a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where I loved teaching and the freedom to do my own work. During my teaching position my work evolved from contemplative objects to interactive spaces and poetic environments. The primary purpose has been to create objects and spaces that humanize our social environments and enrich our community experience. My intention in creating these interactive structures is to allow people the opportunity to become more engaged in their various environments and more mindful of the energies around them finding an artistic expression that respects the community

ROSANNE POTTER

ROSANNE POTTER

I was trained by two Abstract Expressionist painters: Clarence Giese, an American Expressionist who taught me during my Junior Year Abroad in Vienna in 1962, and Joachim Loeber, “the last living German Abstract Expressionist,” who was my teacher from 2001 until his death in Key West (in 2014). I see my forbears in the members of the Der Blaue Reiter, the Russian Expressionists (Alexej van Jawlensky and Wassily Kandinsky), the Germans (Franz Marc and August Macke) and the German/Swiss painter, Paul Klee; my work is also influenced by the Frenchman Robert Delaunay and the Viennese Egon Schiele. Although most of these painters died well before I was born, their influence continues in the American school of Abstract Expressionism, stylistically marked by spontaneous, automatic or subcons

SHERRY SWEET TEWELL

SHERRY SWEET TEWELL

Sherry Sweet Tewell is a mixed media artist who employs abstraction in a particularly allusive postmodern manner to create works that are brilliantly colorful and accessible, despite their often nonobjective compositions.

☑ Pre-qualified Monroe County Public Artist

SUSANN D'ANTONIO

SUSANN D'ANTONIO

A mixed media artist with an emphasis in encaustic and assemblages in 2 and 3 dimensions. A long time keys resident, board member of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and current chair of the Monroe County Art in Public Places board.

SYLVIE STOLL

SYLVIE STOLL

Photographer in the Florida Keys

VALERIE PERREAULT

VALERIE PERREAULT

Valerie Perreault is a published poet, printmaker, and owner of Portside Studio & Gallery in Islamorada. She is a finalist for the New Letters Literary Awards in poetry, received an honorable mention in the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, a fellowship recipient of the SLS Unified Literary Contest in Lithuania and Kenya, and a scholarship recipient to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Her work has been featured on HBO, PBS Art Loft, Buzzfeed's "20 Perfect Gifts for Book Lovers", Book Riot, Brit.co, Scottish Book Trust, Green Chair Press, and more. Recent writing can be found in Orange Coast Review and Martha's Vineyard Arts and Ideas and upcoming in Swamp Ape Review.