JOHN ANDRULIS

John Andrulis studied photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and completed his graduate work in photojournalism at the University of Montana. Through his signature style, John weaves together urban settings, beachscapes, portraits and much more to create beautiful fine art photography in a visual tapestry. Often times, John captures aesthetic beauty through narrative projects. Prior to his work as a freelance photographer, John covered soccer’s World Cup in Japan and Korea for the Princeton Packet newspaper, and worked as the Sports Editor and Photographer for The Ravalli Republic newspaper in Montana. John has published 8 books on photography. Born and raised in central New Jersey, he currently lives in New York City.

 

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AMY O. WOODBURY

Prior to creating paintings, Amy O. Woodbury was a dancer. For 22 years she performed and choreographed professionally, and her critically acclaimed company, Osgood Dances, was a vital part of the Chicago dance scene. Her dance experience is an evident influence on her work today. All her paintings are textured and kinetic. Like dance, she utilizes improvisation in the initial approach and development of each canvas. She then draws on her bold sense of color and shape to craft paintings rich with motion and humanity. Amy has studied painting under George Rocheleau, M. Ivan Cherry, and Florence Singer. She has exhibited at Raw Art Gallery, Judy A Saslow Gallery, Steppenwolf Theatre Gallery and Cafe Selmarie, to name a few. More than 200 of her works are in private and corporate collections, including the Evanston Public Library. Amy lives and works in Chicago.

 

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LOUIS ROMITA

Full of primal life and infinite contradictions, the oversized canvasses of Louis Romita are a mixture of personal icons, arcane messages and brilliant colors. His work provokes, seduces, pleads with and, ultimately, challenges the viewer. Influenced by Basquiat, Pollack and Rothko, Romita is deeply attracted to the vibrant colors and visceral rhythms of Haitian and African art. Every piece portrays a sense of unique experience and emotion – witness the battling of demons and delights, pain and pleasure, as well as the explosion of color and burst of movement in all his works. One critic noted, "Mr. Romita has the uncanny ability to turn folk art on its ear, and then scream in it." Romita uses paint sticks and acrylic on both canvas and wood. He currently lives and works in New York City.

 

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HENA TAYEB

Hena Tayeb was born in Chicago, but lived in her native Pakistan for many years. Her formal education was at the Indus Valley School of Arts, in Karachi, Pakistan, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Tayeb’s specialty is in abstracts and macro photos taken both in natural and urban environments. She has a keen eye for illusion and has developed a distinct ability to take ordinary objects and transform them into the extraordinary. An example of her unique creativity can be seen in her photographs of hands, all of which speak volumes of the person as a whole. Tayeb currently lives in New Jersey.

 

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AMY MARX

Amy Marx’ representational style conveys powerful realist images that communicate directly with the viewer. Her paintings of storms and tornadoes have received extensive media coverage, including a feature on The Weather Channel. Many of her works have been shown in galleries across the country, including OK Harris Works of Art in New York City. Most recently her work was covered in an article in the March 2009 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine”. Amy Marx studied art at Antioch College in Ohio and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

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CHARLES BENTZ

Charles Bentz was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been drawing ever since he was able to hold a pencil in his hand. He attended The School of Art & Design and studied at Pratt and The Art Student’s League in New York City. His paintings are reflective of some of his many loves - boats, landscapes, still life, the island of Nantucket and the Southwest. His paintings convey a quality that is meditative and reminiscent of a quieter, simpler time of life. Charles Bentz exhibits nationally and currently lives in New York.

 

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MARK ROSS

Mark Ross is motivated by an intrinsic interest in the commonplace and the incidental. His work bridges painting, printmaking and photography with a highly improvisational creative process that he refers to as "digital repixelation." His method utilizes a painterly color palette and an implied sense of texture and surface dimension. Mark studied at the Art Students League, Carnegie Mellon University, and The School of Visual Arts. He apprenticed to surrealistic fashion photographer William Silano and currently works as a freelance architectural/interiors photographer. Mark lives and works in NYC.

 

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DAVID ZALBEN

David Zalben was a professional photographer, who produced award-winning advertising campaigns, before he discovered painting and wirework. Whatever the medium of choice, his goal is to create art that resonates with the viewer. For him, airy wirework and painting on non-traditional surfaces, namely tins, allows for the crafting of imagery that is unexpected, as well as the expression of irony, humor, innocence and love. David maintains a studio as an artist-in-residence at the Artcenter/ South Florida in Miami Beach.

 

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ROSETTA BENTZ

Rosetta Bentz is a painter, collage-maker, potter and paper maker. Born in Calabria, Italy, she is fascinated and inspired by the earth's beauty. Her affinity for color and texture are evident in a body of work that shouts with life, urgency, anticipation and new beginnings. Bentz has been exhibiting her work in galleries nationally for over a decade, and is often commissioned for corporate collections. She currently lives and works in Long Island City, NY.

 

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SELENE PLUM

Selene Plum earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. She is the recipient of numerous grants and scholarships including the Smith Scholarship for 4 years at SAIC, the Zanzy Scholarship for study at Oxbow, Michigan, and the Estes Park Grant for study at the Colorado School of Art. Through her artwork, Selene's goal has been to use encaustic to push her paintings from pure landscape to an abstract conveyance of her relationship with the land. In doing so, she hopes to capture the sublime isolation of being at one with the silent earth; with the intent always being the tabula rasa, informed by each viewer's reaction. Selene works out of her studio, in a 125 year old farm house, located in Green County, Wisconsin.

 

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RACHEL WILKINS

Rachel Wilkins is an intriguing artist with a colorful and eccentric style. Having been influenced by the likes of Andy Warhol and Marilyn Minter, her work is the combination of culture, design and personal interests. Each piece has a life of its own, portrayed in the vibrance of the colors and textures created. Rachel is originally from Liverpool, England and currently lives in New York City.

 

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HILLARY AMBER FRY

Hillary Amber Fry's work is the result of detailed observation into the composition, light, color, and lines of antique jewelry. She is intrigued by the organic nature of man made decorations and works to evolve their intricacies into a new medium. She has found visual resolution by hand making beads and utilizing them upon textiles that express both depth and contrast. Her outcome is work that communicates a feeling of intimate comfort, while still both intriguing and fresh. Hillary has a background in hand embroidered textile design. She studied in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art, and currently lives in New York City where she works as an artist and designer.

 

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