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Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden Founding Artist Members Directory

Listed alphabetically by first name

Countries Represented: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, USA, Wales


Adam Grabois


Aki Kano

Alice Harrison​

Allan Cyprys​

Amitabh Shrivastav   

Amy R Farrell

Amy Zhang

Andrea Bonfils

Andrew Zelman

Ann Mallory

Ann Tetelman

Anna Rose Holmer

Asra Rán Björt

Ayu Arista Murti


Baltasar Samper 

Barbara Fish

Barbara Herzfeld

Barbara Masterson

Bärbel Thiel

Basha Ruth Nelson

Bert Rechtschaffer

Beth Barry​

Beth Haber

Bibiana Huang Matheis 黄家璧

Bobby Jacobs

Brandur Patursson

Brian Sheridan

Bridget Pavalow

Byron Keith Byrd


Carla Goldberg

Carla Rae Johnson

Carol Flaitz

Carol Oster​

Carol Radsprecher

Carol Schwartz

Carole Bonicelli

Carolyn Oberst

Cassandra Jennings Hall

Catherine Schmitt

Catherine Vanaria 

Cathey Billian

Cathy O'Keefe

Cathy O'Keefe Jarcho    

Ceci Cole McInturff​

Cedric van Eenoo

Charles Daviet

Chema Chino

Chia-Hui Luo  羅嘉惠

Chris Farrell

Christina Saj​

Chuck von Schmidt 

Cindy Sacks

Clara Joris

Connie Freid

Corinne Lapin-Cohen

Crystal Marshall


Dale Leifeste

Daniel Kabakoff

David Skora

Deborah Loeb Bohren

Diane Churchill

Donald Schwartz

Doreen Pagano Halsall

Douglas Newton

Douglass Ridgeway

Dustan Osborn


Eileen Hoffman

Eileen Weitzman

Elaine Forrest

Eleanor Goldstein

Eleanor Wong

Elisa Pritzker

Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs

Elizabeth Digiorgio

Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta​

Ellen Pliskin

Ellen W Kaplan

Erla Thórarinsdottir

Esmeralda Ortiz-Luis Lyn, Ph.D.


Frank Kara

Frank Matheis

Fred Levine


Gail Winbury

George-Ann Gowan

Gretchen Hoffmann Abene


Hannah Rosenstein

Harriet Forman Barrett


Heidi Lewis Coleman​

Hilda Green Demsky

Hildreth Potts

Howard Goodman


Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz

Ilse Schreiber-Noll

Inka Juslin

Irene Osborn


Jackie Merritt

Jacqueline Sferra Rada

Jane Dell​

Janet Rutkowski

제뉴어리 조 윤 - January Yoon Cho

Jean O'Neill

Jeanette Rodriguez

Jenna Lash​

Jennifer Cadoff

Jennifer H. Pien​

Jennifer Moné Hill

Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz

Jeremy K. Bullis

Jessica Rechtschaffer

Jill Parry

Joan Blazis Levitt

Jo-Ann Brody

John Armstrong    

John Gibson

Joy Brown

Joyce Pommer

Judith Wyer

Judy Lyons Schneider    

Juliet Martin


Karen B Allen

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen LaFleur

Karen Starrett

Kate Thomas

Kathleen Goldberg

Kathleen Migliore Newton​

Kazaan Viveiros

Kenneth Sean Golden

Ker Berdimurat Beckley 

Khadija Zizi, PhD

Kit Callahan

Kris Lee

Kristjana Samper

Krisztina Asztalos

Kyra Hazou​


L. Brandon Krall

Larry Dell

LaThoriel Badenhausen

Laura Cannamela

Laurie Sheridan

Lena Mösko

Leonie Castelino

Leslie Connito

Leslie Hardie

Leslie Pelino

Linda Filley

Linda Greenhouse

Linda Kuehne

Linda Stillman​

Lisa Breznak

Lisa D'Amico, PhD

Lisa Fuge

Lisa K Rosenstein

Lise Prown

Lois Sylvia Bender

Luz Castaneda​

Lynette Charters​


Mansheng Wang

Marcy B. Freedman

Margarita Nuller

Maria Morabito

Marieken Cochius

Marilyn Richeda

Marjie Zelman​

Marlene Siff  

Marlow Shami 

Mary McFerran

Maureen Burns-Bowie

Maya Matheis

Maya Rau Murthy

Mei Wang / 王槑

Melinda Green Tepler

Michael Abene

Michael Gellatly

Micheline Klagsbrun

Michelle Cooke

Mimi Czajka Graminski

Mireya Samper

Miriam Stern

Mitchell Lewis

Mitchell Visoky

Miyuki Kido 城戸みゆき

Moira Trachtenberg​

Monique Allain

Monroe Hodder

Letter K
Dark Abstract


Karen B Allen

Oil, Acrylics, Pastels and Mixed Media Paintings

Karen Allen painting - photo by James Brook
Esse by Karen B Allen
Vernal Mystery by Karen B Allen

My paintings are figurative abstractions. I am looking to preserve the initial figurative trigger that inspired the work and to visually refine an essence of the feeling or “inner tug” that led me to that image. For me, creating art is a contemplative process as well as a physical action. Underlying is what I call my “second truth”. That is, the positive and regenerative life force that resides in the universe we inhabit. I  believe the act of creation by artists has something to do with our deepest calling to be whole.


Instagram: karen.allen.artist

Karen B Allen

Karen Fitzgerald

Painter (Oil Paint, Precious Metals and Venetian Plaster)

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This Ocean Of Light by Karen Fitzgerald
detail of This Ocean Of Light by Karen Fitzgerald

Roundness is indispensable to my visual thinking. Energies within our physical world are interconnected; I make them visible through references to the natural world. The restless shifting of light and energy embodies that which carries us to the delineation, and unification between matter and spirit. 


Instagram: kbfitzgeraldartsplicedconnector

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen LaFleur

Digital Artist, Writer and Animator

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Karen LaFleur"s Sprung Spring
Sail About by Karen LaFleur

Karen LaFleur is a digital artist, writer and animator. Her artwork explores the interplay between interior and exterior worlds with a focus on adaptability. By combining surface beauty with the artwork’s inner voice, she reveals vulnerability in complex structures and highlights the resiliency of the human heart to survive within these ever-shifting landscapes. She began her career as a fine artist, storyteller and observer of human nature. Since 1981 she has used the computer to channel these common interests into an all-inclusive medium and she remains an avid user of digital art technology today. Her artwork borrows across genres merging elements of fine art expression, the graphic novel’s dramatic layout perspectives, micro-fiction’s consolidation of emotion, and the freedom of improvisational dance movement. The result is a visual art that gives the viewer access to the artwork's inner world.


Instagram: lafleurartworks

Karen LaFleur

Karen Starrett

Oil, Acrylic, and Mixed Media

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painting by Karen Starrett
painting by Karen Starrett

I stand before the canvas with no plan or knowledge of what I’m going to paint. I start drawing random lines-horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curvy, zigzag, wipe parts of them away, redrawing and wiping again and again. Different linear elements clash and struggle to be together - to make sense together. This process continues until the lines create forms that connect to a feeling or resonate with an experience I recognize. In making these random gestures, a silent conversation begins with the canvas, a conversation that continues throughout the painting’s creation; a conversation that is a give and take. This conversation is important to what I paint. The paintings mirror what I’m feeling even when I'm not sure of what I am feeling. I seek a connection between the invisible feelings and the external imagery. When the synthesis is achieved, the conversation is over until a new conversation begins in another painting.


Instagram: karenstarrett_artist

Karen Starrett

Kate Thomas

Poetry & Spoken Word

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Kate Thomas performance

Working at the intersection of education and community change, I see the arts as an important ingredient for intentionality and meaning-making. My creative work is introspective and vulnerable, uncovering identity, relationships, as well as a distinct and shared human experience. I approach my work from a place of empathy, accountability, and relationship building in hopes of sparking deep connections. I’ve performed poetry across the country in national slam competitions and have featured poetry at protests, rallies, open mics, and cabarets.


Kate Thomas

Kathleen Migliore Newton

Painting and Drawing

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Conversation CaFe by Kathleen Migliore Newton
Transport by Kathleen Migliore Newton
I See You by Kathleen Migliore Newton

I draw and paint the human figure in the urban environment because I am passionate about New York City’s diversity. I observe how we maintain our privacy in public spaces or discover ways to connect. I work from photographs to capture the movement and gestures of an individual.

I have exhibited in one person shows and many group shows. Influenced by the feminist art movement to find my voice, I began doing mixed media art based on clothing. My pieces were shown at the Art Rental Gallery of the Los Angeles County Art Museum and The New Museum. I became enamored with the challenge of painting and the exterior world of the urban environment. The pace and dance of figures across the geometric landscape became my inspiration. One-person includes The Hudson Opera House, in Hudson, NY, Gallery 10 in Washington, DC, and The NuHotel in Brooklyn. Some of the group shows were at Denise Bibro Fine Arts, Hammond Museum, The Painting Center, CB Richard Ellis through New York Foundation for the Arts, Theresa Maloney Gallery at the College of St. Elizabeth, PS 122, and the Henry Street Settlement, Homework (a traveling exhibit organized by CAPS and several venues, curated by Harmony Hammond). I have also exhibited through the Art in the Embassies program in Djibouti, Africa and Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Instagram: kmigliorenewton

Kathleen Migliore Newton

Kazaan Viveiros

Acrylic Painting on Panel, Paper, and Canvas

Kazaan Viveiros Portrait
Kazaan Viveiros's Three More Tulips
Kazaan Viveiros's War Bonnet Wolf

Kazaan Viveiros earned a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has since exhibited work in the U.S. and Europe,  including solo shows in New York, SanFrancisco, Berkeley, Scottsdale, AZ, Richmond, VA, Savannah, GA, and Rome, Italy.

Viveiros’s paintings have been collected by a wide array of corporations, including eBay and Capital One Bank, as well as by individuals such as novelist Danielle Steel. Five of Viveiros’s paintings were purchased by the Art in Embassies Program and are permanently installed in the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

She was a 2011 Bethesda Painting Awards semi-finalist, was twice chosen as a visiting artist in residence at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and has also been an artist in residence at Weir Farm, Dorland Mountain ArtsColony, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.


Kazaan Viveiros

Kenneth Sean Golden

Digital Printmaking & Archival Pigment Ink Jet Prints

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Kenneth Sean Golden’s education and teaching have been based in photography and alternative processes. This allows him to meditate on his identity in the context of the larger world and other concerns. He takes on the challenge to explore how we can have these identities and co-exist in a community.


Kenneth Sean Golden

Khadija Zizi, PhD

Acrylics and Mixed Media

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Tribute to Mom by Khadija Zizi
detail from Tribute to Mom by Khadija Zizi

Khadija Zizi is a Moroccan artist. Her cross cultural background, world travel, and love of music inspire her. Her approach is eclectic as she loves mixing acrylics with sand, fabrics, and yarn. She holds a Ph.D. in Education. She teaches English at ISIC, Rabat.


Khadija Zizi

Kris Lee

Illuminated and Reflective Mixed Media

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Blue September
Blue Sept Lit

Kris Lee specializes in illuminated, mixed media artwork on canvas, with special interest in acrylic painting, paper pulp sculpting, and fiber art. Pieces are typically illuminated by LEDs, or explore light effects using retro-reflective materials, or light-sensitive fabrics. “I am always experimenting with conventional and unconventional media. I seem to have a need to electrify much of my work, for reasons not entirely known to me. I am fascinated by watching unlit artwork dramatically transform into something ethereal when lit at night, with the focus shifting from color and texture by day, to line and composition in darkness.”


Instagram: wildartcolorado

Kris Lee

Krisztina Asztalos

Painting on Canvas, Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylics, Ink, Watercolor

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Krisztina Asztalos has been painting since 1989, graduated with honour as drawing and visual communication teacher (BA/BVA) specialized on painting in 2001. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and international group shows in Europe, Asia, Africa, United States. 5 elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space - most depicted elements of her artworks, inspired by eastern calligraphy, nature and human nature and urban life. Her large 2- 3 m long ink paintings ”Aqua” series are bringing the certain feeling of great dimensions. Urban series are depicting the multicolor vibration of metropolises with humour and a bit of sarcasm, personal responds for happenings of urban society. Each piece of element paintings are like a part of mosaic, depicting macro (earth- fire-air-water-space) and micro elements (human and urban life ). Her aim is to depict the fabulous diversity and profusion of our universe. Krisztina's artworks were chosen to be published internationally in 10 different artbooks. Krisztina's artworks are verified by Verisart.


Blog: krisztinaasztalos


Krisztina Asztalos

Kyra Hazou

Mixed Media, Ink, Acrylic, Oil

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And the seasons by Kyra Hazou
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My early artwork was primarily abstract based on colours that often appeared in nature. More recent artwork is still influenced by nature, often by the Alpine colours and scenes in France where I often paint. The goal is to convey a feeling of atmosphere rather than a realistic portrayal of a scene, and colour, always colour. I also have begun working in mixed media, often using rejected plastic found on beaches throughout the world sewn onto a painted canvas.


Kyra Hazou
Cracked Glacier


L. Brandon Krall

Concept Art, Painting, Sculpture, Work on Paper, Film/Video, Writing

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Trigram Door by L Brandon Krall
Beauty Truth by L Brandon Krall

L. Brandon Krall portrait by Peter Moore circa 1981

Because all art is conceptual I refer to the range of my works using that term… those who deny that conceptual content is in their work are making decisions and choices... The mind has two hemispheres which mirror each other; the right is thought to be logical/language and intellect driven and the left creative, spatial, experiential…. My work has always included objects and installations… I have been filming as an art form and as a professional for the last 40 years… I am a practitioner of Chanoyu and keep canaries and finches free flying… All aesthetic expression is important…


Vimeo: Portrait of the artist asCHANGEchance

L. Brandon Krall
LaThoriel Badenhausen

LaThoriel Badenhausen

Mixed Media

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Art Piece by LaThoriel Badenhausen
artwork by LaThoriel Badenhausen

I make art to satisfy my impulse to bring discordant things together to stage a dialogue not possible with a lone item. I seek to find satire and humor in the new dialogue. I use found objects, domestic goods, feminine products and traditional art supplies. I sew, cut and paste, build, destroy and rebuild. 


Instagram: lathorielbadenhausen

Laura Cannamela

Ceramic Wall Sculpture / Paper Relief Sculpture

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Laura Cannamela’s sculptures are influenced by details observed in the natural environment that indicate geological transitions – gorges, crevices, waterfalls. Layered forms suggest striations in rock or movement of water, reflecting the consequences of glacial flow, plate shifts, erosion, and climate change. The ceramic sculptures are wood fired in atmospheric kilns where smoke and ash act as collaborators in the finished work. Cannamela's artwork is in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. She was selected as Platte Clove’s Artist-in-Residence and was awarded a Freeman Foundation grant from Five College Center for East Asian Studies to travel to Japan.


Instagram: lauracannamelandscapes

Laura Cannamela

Laurie Sheridan

Sculpture, Printmaking

Laurie Sheridan in her studio
fecundpod by Laurie Sheridan
Amber Whirly by Laurie Sheridan

Laurie Sheridan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her art is grounded in the belief in a universal energy running through all things. Her sculptures, drawings and monotypes explore the relationship between primordial energy, the collective unconscious, and the natural world. She strives to make the invisible visible with her cast-resin and mixed media forms; they are like an ancestral sap containing a life-force. Many pieces are lit from within; others are translucent and conduct light naturally. The placement of deceased endangered insects in these works serve both as preservation, and a willingness for them to re-animate. Her works have been exhibited in galleries, museums and sculpture parks internationally.


Laurie Sheridan

Lena Mösko

Painting, Dance and Video (and Unintentional Fotografie ;) )

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Lena Mösko studied contemporary dance / improvisation as well as art with a focus on painting and video work. Her work is shaped by the recurring theme of physicality. Intimacy and anonymity of body and being, felt body and seen body and the non-material connection between bodies are overarching themes that find expression in painting, associative short videos and performative works. Not so much the things themselves, it is also not so much the form and technology that she deals with, it is much more what is between things and around them - what lies in their connection.


Vimeo: Lena Mösko      

Lena Mösko

Leonie Castelino

Textile Fiber Art

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Dance in Magenta by Leonie Castelino
Rhapsody in Blue by Leonie Castelino
detail of Dance in Green & Orange by Leonie Castelino

I am an American Contemporary Fiber Artist creating art in Textiles. Paintings or Hangings float off the wall, or Aerial Sculptures move with a passing breeze. Installations involve hangings, sculptures & mobiles, a commentary on social issues. I show in International Museums & Juried Exhibitions.


Instagram: leoniecastelino 

In Other Words essay: Leonie Castelino’s Art for the Soul

Leonie Castelino

Leslie Connito

Oil Paint, Encaustic, Cold Wax, Watercolor, Prints, Charcoal and Graphite, Photography and Mixed Media

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Almost Gone by Leslie Connito
Endangered Species by Leslie Connito
Lobster Rhetoric by Leslie Connito

Leslie Connito is a New York artist who works in various media, investigating concepts of time, memory, disintegration, permanence, and impermanence. Her oil paintings reflect everyday life and often include snippets of culture, politics, history, music, art history, and icons, which are painted into the images in layers. She uses symbols as a kind of narrative in the oil paintings, mixed media work, encaustics, and installations.


Leslie’s photography is an extension of the moments in time she experiences and are usually based on the haunting beauty in nature, the human body, motion, and the impermanence of life.


Leslie is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of art, and studied at RIT, Parsons in Paris, and Hunter College. She has published three children’s books and a book of poetry. She has curated several art shows and won several awards including the Richard Poink Photography Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York City. 


Instagram: leslieconnitoart  

Monthly Art Shows: connitoartgallery   

Leslie Connito

Leslie Pelino

Mixed Media

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artwork by Leslie Pelino
artwork by Leslie Pelino

Pelino creates a world steeped in memory and nostalgia. Each element of salvaged material has been handled and passed down, interweaving memories, materials and space, down to the antique loom on which the artist shuttles and collapses time. Scraps evolve into visual stories rich in imagination and tailored for individualization. “This is beauty with a twist of the grim, humorous while empathic, playful yet grounded, soulful while dour, frenetic yet narratively rich and awesomely silent.” 


Leslie Pelino

Linda Filley

Mixed Media

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here and there by Linda Filley
unlock by Linda Filley

Linda Filley has been making her paper creations for over 12 years. They grew out of display work she was doing for a store in the Hudson Valley. Like the signature Paper Dresses she created for the store’s front window, the Shoes are a transformation of everyday materials. Cardboard, brown paper, wallpaper, old maps, and sheet music, sometimes new and sometimes vintage. Her work speaks to many themes: recycling, history, and nature with an eye to fashion and whimsy.

A self-taught artist who was born in Glasgow, Scotland and grew up in Montreal, Canada, Linda currently lives in the Hudson Valley.


Instagram: lindafilleypapershoes

Linda Filley

Linda Greenhouse


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Photography has been an important part of my life since childhood when I played in the magical red light of my father’s darkroom. My work consists of observations of the rhythms and designs in nature and in manmade structures. Often I am drawn to finding beauty in objects or scenes that are overlooked, timeworn, or in decay. In my Sand Drawings, the content consists of the line, shape, and texture left on the beach by receding waves. When I look through the lens of my camera, I see movement and rhythm and music.


Linda Greenhouse

Linda Stillman

Collage, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Installation

Linda Stillman with her Daily Paintings 2007
'August' Garden Scroll by Linda Stillman
Tree Tree Tree by Linda Stillman

Linda Stillman is a New York artist who works in various media, investigating concepts of time, memory and nature. Stillman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the School of Visual Arts and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA).  Her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country. Stillman’s art work has been reviewed in numerous publications and is included in many private and public collections.


Instagram: linda_stillman

Linda Stillman

Lisa Breznak

Fired Clay Surfaced with Paint, Varnish, and/or 22k Gold Leaf and Carved Polystyrene Relief Panels

Lisa Breznak portrait
Crowd Sourcing by Lisa Breznak
detail of Crowd Sourcing by Lisa Breznak

Working most often in palm sized miniatures, playing with the power of scale, and referencing body language, architecture, ritual, and costume, Lisa Breznak anthropomorphizes abstract forms. There is a lot of social commentary in these little pieces. With beauty, humor, and irony, the works tell cautionary tales and illustrate the fables and foibles of contemporary life and human nature. Breznak holds degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Goddard College, with post graduate study at Parsons School of Design.


Lisa Breznak

Lisa D'Amico, PhD

Artist. Curator. Educator.

Lisa D'Amico in her Studio
Your Heart by Lisa D'Amico
Fierce by Lisa D'Amico

Every new painting is a deep breath. A new beginning to tell a story using color and creativity. Translating and provoking human emotions are the primary focuses of my artwork. I strive to reproduce the varied facets of feelings through my deep fascination with color, shape and composition and the struggles that occur between them.


Lisa D'Amico PhD

Lisa K Rosenstein

Drawing, Sculpture

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artwork by Lisa K Rosenstein
artwork by Lisa K Rosenstein

I think a lot about the transitory nature of life, we are here, and then we aren’t. In between we have the gift of living on this beautiful planet. As an artist I find ways to use discarded materials to visually express my thoughts and feelings about the joy and grief of existence, our interconnectedness with the natural world, and with each other.

Life is chaotic, complex, noisy, and at times painfully full. I make art that provides a space for contemplation, solitude, and a visual opportunity to slow down.


Lisa K Rosenstein

Lise Prown

Ceramics and Fiber Arts

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LP plate 2019 by Lise Prown
detail of LP plate 2019 by Lise Prown

Lise Prown has recently been focusing on colorful, well designed, ceramics and fiber arts. These works explore the intersection of art, design history, craft and information graphics. The goal with this craft based work is to reach as broad a cross section of viewers as possible while creating useful items that are intellectually rigorous and artistically engaging.


Lise Prown

Lois Sylvia Bender

Watercolor, Printmaking Mediums, Pastel, Drawing

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artwork by Lois Sylvia Bender
artwork by Lois Sylvia Bender

I work simultaneously in several distinct bodies of work from watercolor to printmaking with vibrant themes of nature. In my “plant, pond, poem” works on paper series, I imagine graphic aquatic pools of reflections. I love the abundant variety of visuals of a “seeing” pond, flowing or still, mirroring the plants and sky above. Water’s fluid transparency from depths to surface is similar to the lucidity in reveries, daydreaming and states of creativity. Ponds: waters, textures, lushness and sounds entice me to muse and paint this flowing lyrical world. Layers of pentimenti fuse in a visual poetry of figuration and abstraction.

Instagram: loisbenderartgardenspiritsny

Lois Sylvia Bender

Luz Castaneda


Photo of Luz Castaneda
Renascimento Rebirth by Luz Castaneda
oxossi urbano by Luz Castaneda
espada de ogum Ogum by Luz Castaneda

I am a Brazilian Painter, self-taught artist and PhD in Genetics. My research and artwork are a combination of my artistic soul and scientific mind with my free spirit to combine the two. Since 2009 I have become a researcher of the Afro-Brazilian traditions and have developed a series of work dedicated to this expression. The enchantment of nature, whether through science or through spiritual traditions based on nature, has been the source of inspiration for my creations. In 2019 my series Rebirth won an award from the Queens Consul of the Arts. 


Instagram: luzcastaneda

Luz Castaneda

Lynette Charters

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Board and Fabric

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Klimt's Judith ll Muse by Lynette Charters
Bazille's Muse with Peonies by Lynette Charters

Our verbal and visual communications present a predominantly white, heterosexual, cis-male perspective. An overwhelming difficulty for a woman, is owning her body, without it seemingly on display for male appreciation.

The Missing Women Series hopes to address this problem by using public galleries as a setting to highlight how women are presented, but not represented in art, history and society; how our accomplishments are uncompensated, unrecorded and frequently appropriated. The area of the bodies from the original painting is replaced with bare wood. They ‘stare’ back at you, observing. Our minds project a sexuality, then questions how appropriate that is.


Instagram: lynettecharters

Lynette Charters
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