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Archive: November 2014

Martha Cowden

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Martha Cowden

I was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1942 and began serious art study upon graduation from high school. I have credits from a large variety of colleges and schools. My work combines hand built pottery with fiber coiling, a Native American basketry technique. I believe texture and shape are important parts of my work to […] Read More »

Charles Blackwell

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Charles Blackwell

In the past few years, I have come to the understanding that my blindness can be useful in terms of creating art pieces. My blindness pushes me more towards imagination, causing me to play with images that come into my thoughts, some from daily life, and others from cultural involvement and experiences. The process of […] Read More »

Thomas Patrick Wolf

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Thomas Patrick Wolf

Like all artists I want to share my vision of life, beauty, love, pain, and reality. However, due to my retinal disease my picture of the world gets smaller and smaller every day. Conversely, my mind’s eye grows with visions and passion for life beauty, love, pain and reality. My medium, mixed media/digital photography, has […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

Raised in New England and schooled in Boston, I explored many mediums and subjects. I have worked for the last twenty-five years as an all-purpose illustrator, designer, fabricator, and restorer of everything from jewelry and handbags to furniture. I have been painting landscapes for about twenty five years. Much of my private study deals with […] Read More »

Linn Sorge

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Linn Sorge

I have always been highly involved in music and earned a BA in music education with a minor in piano during undergrad. I went on to earn a masters degree in teaching the visually impaired at Northern Illinois University. There, I coordinated the service unit for persons with disabilities for 20 years before I decided […] Read More »

Sam Smith

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Sam Smith

I was born in New York but moved to California at the age of six where I have lived ever since. Due to congenital vision impairment, I learned to read and write with a closed circuit TV system, which I now use to create my art. I believe that it is only natural that my […] Read More »

David Simpson

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on David Simpson

My formal educational was in political science and literature while my visual arts education was informally piecemealed together. I leaned the visual arts though my personal experiences and a smattering of college courses and have continued to self educate myself in the field through personal explorations in visual expression. My artistic approach varies painting to […] Read More »

Yvonne Shortt

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Yvonne Shortt

I often use paper to create inspiring pieces because it can be felt. Touch is an important sense that I utilize in my work, and paper’s texture and weight lend an architectural quality to the medium. My career accomplishments include work on large scale murals in NYC, the design and installation of several artistic “green […] Read More »

Albert D. Schmiege

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Albert D. Schmiege

I have been legally blind since 1992. I began painting full time in 2005. Since then I have shown my art at the Wisconsin Council for the Blind, the State Capital Building, and Memorial Union Gallery’s in Madison. In addition, I have sold my work at Shared Visions, an international juried show for the blind […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Russell Schermer

I have been totally blind since birth. Since childhood I have enjoyed making things out of clay and have continued to develop my skills as an artist throughout my life. Although I took some ceramics classes in high school and college, I have had little formal training. In addition to my interest in clay I […] Read More »