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Peter Laszlo Koenig, painter, conceptual artist, and photographer has had over 25 solo exhibitions. He holds degrees from Harvard University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Massachusetts College of Art. A Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow of the MacDowell Foundation, he is also included in Who's Who of American Art. With University appointments in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Utah, Arkansas, and Australia, as well as curator of a Boston Museum, Koenig is author of over 300 articles on art for newspapers and magazines in Massachusetts and Florida, and is the former Director of Exhibitions at Art Center Sarasota.

Joseph Melançon is an artist based in Sarasota, Florida. He has an MFA degree and is a member of the National Watercolor Society. He taught painting for many years at Eastfield College in Dallas and Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. He has been featured in American Artist Magazine (Feb. 1995), Splash 3, Splash 5 and 200 New Painting Ideas. He is listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Who’s who in the World and is listed in the 1998 Guiness Book of World Records. His works have been in many group and solo shows and earned over 25 awards, including Best of Shows, in national juried exhibitions. He paints in all media in styles ranging from expressive realism to abstraction. Joseph is currently represented by Elizabeth Rice Gallery in Sarasota, Crossroads Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe and the At-The-Loft Gallery in Omaha.

Csaba Osvath is a 2006 Doctorate of Ministry candidate in Arts and Theology, Osvath attained two Master's degrees in Theological Studies and Divinity. For eight years, he studied and implemented various forms of art into the community and touched lives through his artistic interpretation of the Word -- in Hungary, Wales, and the Greater Metropolitan Area. He presented over 26 lectures and workshops on art and theology; taught, designed, and exhibited in solo and group art shows. Osvath served the Hungarian Reformed Church, and he served as artist-in-residence at Arlington United Methodist Church. The artist dedicated his life to the prophetic voice through the visual arts, specializing in oil and acrylic painting, pen and ink, mixed media, and sculpting.

Joseph Palmerio has been a resident of Sarasota for the past thirteen years. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. and the Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, Pa. Studied Sculpture at the Frudakis Academy, and metal sculpture at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He taught painting in community arts centers in Philadelphia, and Colorado, and spent seven years teaching physically challenged adults. He is in numerous private collections, and his commissions include six large landscapes for the Acme Corporation, 10 X 30 foot wall mural for the City of Philadelphia, and two 12 x 40 foot murals for Motivation Inc. in the Orlando Airport. He was the Everglades Artist in Residence in 2003, and interviewed on National Public Radio, Arts Edition. His plein air paintings, emphasize the soft qualities of the harsh environment of the Everglades.

Nike' Parton is a nationally renowned artist has been listed in the "Personalities of the South", "Who's Who in the East" and "Who's Who in Art". Her artwork has been included in permanent collections at the University of Florida, Stetson University and the Encyclopedia Brittannica Educational Corporation. She has been widely renowned in Sarasota for her numerous exhibits and frequent invitations to select group shows. At one time, she was a popular art teacher who taught classes at the Manatee Art League, as well as private group lessons that were frequently held around the Sarasota area. A New York native, Parton came to Sarasota in the 1950's and found her niche largely in landscape paintings and portraits, along with some glass-work and sculpture. Nature, particularly in the Southwest Florida region, is a common theme in her artwork.

Peter Paul, a native of Germany, has over 20 years of international experience as a designer and fine artist. Since 1983, Paul has resided in Florida, building a reputation as designer, printmaker, photographer and conceptual artist. In 1995, he launched his innovative 3-D parallax series, crafted with images applied to folded materials. Paul is constantly reinventing his conceptual approach. Through his always shifting, sometimes cynical focus, he remains an original, a provocateur, and an agent of change. He received his education in architecture, design and fine art in Germany and the United States. Peter Paul’s works are found in museums, galleries and private collections in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Western Europe.>
 

Joel Seiden, like most contemporary sculptors, traces his primary influences to the works of David Smith and Julio Gonzales in welded steel, and to Constantin Brancusi and Isamo Noguchi in Stone Carving. But Seiden works are reverential without being referential. Unlike those giants, Seiden often introduces metaphorical inferences into his stylized sculptures, expressing ideas about which he feels strongly. These passionately crafted works explore injustices in politics , indifference in medicine and man's inhumanity to man. Seiden's oil paintings are equally personal, if less intense. Vivid with Fauvist color and Expressionist imagery, his paintings range from enigmatic landscapes to poignant portraits. Influences aside, Seiden's art remains authentically and unmistakably his own.

Ranger Smyth studied painting and design at the Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia University, and the San Francisco School of Fine Arts. He is a winner of many painting awards. His clients include the Shah of Iran, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and billionairess Doris Duke. Smyth's studios are located in Sarasota, Florida, and Montreal, Canada.

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