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A look back at the Celebration of Fine Art 2017

The Celebration of Fine Art brings together artists, art collectors and art lovers from all around the world. Over the 10-week show, friends reconnect and new bonds are formed. With relationships that are meaningful, saying goodbye can feel bittersweet. Happily, there […]

The cross section of peace, joy, and education in art

For Sandi Ciaramitaro, being an artist was meant to be. Following the tragic death of a friend, her journey with art began in middle school when she turned to drawing to release stress. Ever since, art has been her life’s […]

Energy, passion and movement expressed through art

For anyone who knows Michael Jones, it will come as no surprise that even in his childhood years, he was bursting with creativity. In elementary school he’d paint window art to celebrate holidays. As he got older, he took up […]

Coloring Outside the Lines to Reveal the Inner Artist

Abstract artist Jessica Wachter was introduced to art in the third grade when her teacher implemented it into the curriculum. She immediately fell in love with the subject and felt as if something clicked inside. “I wanted to be in […]

A Textured Path to Landscape Art

That Jennifer Vranes become an artist should come as no surprise. After all, art is in her blood. Coming from a family of artists, Jennifer was exposed to different mediums of art from a very young age, including illustrations and […]

The Art of Adaptation

Cary Henrie didn’t have a television growing up. Instead, his parents encouraged Cary and his siblings to explore their creativity by drawing and painting. He ended up selling his first painting at just 15 years old. “I’ve never had a […]

The Art of Capturing Energy, Happiness and Spontaneity

Terrell Powell was a precocious child. At three years old he declared himself an artist. He had an intuitive sense he was going to be an artist one day and over the years put a lot of thought into figuring […]

Every Painting is a Puzzle to Solve

Robin Branham never intended to become an artist. While a student at San Diego State University, Robin interned for four years at a museum. She’d hoped to one day become a curator or even run a large museum. However, she […]

Art as a Medium for Communication

J. Todd Paxton discovered his life’s purpose at a young age. In middle school, he’d spend hours drawing, painting and exploring. As he continued to spread his artistic wings, he embraced art as the conduit to express what he felt […]

When A Love Of Animals And Art Collide

Timothy Chapman has been an animal lover all his life. And it was in his childhood years that he discovered his love of art while sitting in front of the television drawing creatures and monsters. But part of him wondered […]