OUR WONDERFUL ARTISTS
Beth MeyerBeth Meyer is a Cincinnati-based artist who specializes in digital illustration, pet portraits, and fiber art. She is the owner/artist of two businesses. One is called Dottie Dog: a custom pet portrait business known for a whimsical yet highly detailed illustration style. The other is called Ugly Hank: a business all about handspun + hand dyed yarns for weavers. Beth is also a co-host of FibreShare: an international yarn swap + online fiber community.
Adriana De PalmaAdriana has been working with clay for more than thirty years.
Her knowledge in the field comes from years of formal education, with extensive work in raku and pottery studies, at The Craft Center at North Carolina State University, Miami University and countless numbers of workshops and private classes.
Martha O'Neil CarmodyTo Martha O'Neil Carmody, oil painting is about poetry of light, line and temperature, as the canvas gains in atmosphere and depth. The discipline of drawing and the understanding of value, composition, edges and hue influence her direction in finding a valid statement. The adventure begins for her with finding the subject and capturing the uniqueness of the moment, whether that be in still life, a portrait or in plein air landscape painting.
Eric BuchholzEric Buchholz is a Southwest Ohio resident, custom motorcycle builder, and sculptor. He owns and operates his own custom bike company, Spurius Rotis. In 2016 he won the award for Best Custom Build at Cincinnati's Motoberfest event. He also owns and operates Spared Parts Art, a custom metal sculpture company which re-purposes unused motorcycle pieces. You can learn more by clicking the link below.
Nancy ThomsonA resident of Liberty Township, Nancy studied Art Education at Miami University, earning both a BA and MA in Art Education. Nancy studied acrylic and oil painting, drawing, calligraphy, pottery, textiles, jewelry and other media. She concentrated in Textiles. She taught Art, grades 7-12 for 35 years. After retiring, Nancy has exhibited her pieces in shows locally. She currently teaches privately and is a member of the Queen Art Club, the Middletown Arts Center, and the Fitton Center.
Sveta GurievaSveta is a graphic designer and art instructor who begin her formal training as an artist at age 5. Originally from Ukraine, Sveta holds degrees in both Graphic Design and Fine Arts. In addition to her work as an instructor, she works as a graphic designer for a software company in Dayton. She has taught students ranging in age from 1 to 40.
Eric HatchEric Hatch is a Cincinnati-based artist who has traveled widely. He specializes in works which evoke feelings and tell stories through the architecture and natural features of the world around us. He is a repeated past winner in the Middletown Art Center’s annual photography competition. He is the Editorial Director for the artists’ website ExhibitionsWithoutWalls.com. His personal portfolio is at http://hatchphotoartistry.com
John FerrandoJohn Ferrando has spent 10 years + exploring, experimenting, testing, and pushing the medium of kiln-formed glass. While John’s work is an evolving range of glass design, his current focus is on sheets of glass and stringer strips made of glass, to produce both decorative and functional work, which has undulating decorative motif art effects. Owner of "Haute Fusion Glass Studio" in Middletown, OH, and instructor at MAC, John enjoys teaching classes & workshops, sharing his passion for glass.
Frank SatogataBeing of Japanese ancestry and raised in a Western culture, Frank is constantly searching for ways to integrate the best of both cultures into his personal identity as a painter. His search has focused on understanding the relationship between Zen Calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism. Spontaneity of Brush Strokes and Evidence of Process are essential pars of his work.
Pamela PearsonI have enjoyed visual arts all my life, but since I have retired from teaching I have pursued painting with a great deal of intensity. Middletown Arts Center has been a second home for me. There I have taken classes and workshops for many years. We energize each other at the Center.
I have shown in galleries in Alabama, North Carolina Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. I have paintings in private collections from the East to the West Coast.
My goal is to express the energy I feel around me
Donald A. SchusterSouthwest Ohio encompasses some of the most rapidly developing land in the state, the shifting demands for space and increase in population dilute the knowledge of the historic contributions of this region and impact the intrinsic beauty of the rolling landscape. Working between urban cityscape and rural environs, I seek visually striking local features to document. The artwork is meant to evoke the current locale and people, giving the viewer a sense of being there.
Brenda BuschleBrenda Buschle is an avid animal lover, dog mom and obsessed warm glass artist. In 2015, she decided to take a class in glass fusing and she hasn't looked back. Brenda has an 1,800 square foot studio with multiple kilns and glass in every color. She does local artfairs and fund raisers. New, this year, she is offering Girls Night Out Glass Classes in her studio in Colerain Township. You can find more info about her glass fusing company, The Glass Rainbow, by following the link below.
Margaret A. KastnerMargaret is a vintage jewelry collector, and more recently a metalsmith, designing and fabricating my own jewelry designs. She is also on the road to get certification as a Colored Stone Graduate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Over time, Margaret began collecting many pieces of her own, through estate sales and auctions. After a 27 year I.T. career, she decided to follow my passion for jewelry full time.
Visit her store, The Brooch & Bangle, by clicking the link below.
Nicole Georgeff StamatNicole has been crocheting since the age of 8. She learned knitting around the age of 18, but didn’t really become obsessed till she was 26. She has a Bachelors of Fine Art in Art Therapy from Millikin University. Her concentrations were illustration and ceramic sculpture. She loves involving animals and literature in her works. While, she isn’t a big fan of math she loves fiber arts math! Her biggest project was crocheting her wedding dress.
Diane PapeDiane Pape lives in Mason, Ohio with her husband and their Cockapoo, Bubba. She was born in Evansville, Ind. and attended Indiana University, where she received her B.A. degree in Fine Arts, studying graphic design and painting.
Diane’s paintings have been exhibited in Mason, Ohio and the Cincinnati tri-state area and have also sold in Michigan and Montreal. Her note cards and prints are selling in gift shops, restaurants and boutiques. She has national and international clients.
Jim HeupelI graduated from the Academy of Communicative Arts in Cinti, a commercial Art School.
The field of Advertising has been a fulfilling career from the start.
Working in Ad agencies, Silk screen companies, Garment industry and Packaging industry I have been fortunate to have worked on a variety of art.
In 2011 I took Oil painting Classes at MAC. With 3 instructors and quite a few years, I have learned so much about Oils. I now work out of my home studio delighting in the expressions of my art.
Katherine ThomasKatherine is a freelance illustrator, working with colored pencil, graphite and pen. Her imaginative artwork has been included in many juried exhibitions, as well as private collections, throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Denmark. Commercial Illustration work includes projects for MadTree Brewery, and illustrations for a children’s magazine story. Some of her drawings have been featured in Colored Pencil Magazine
Diana MarraDiana’s lifetime love of art and experiences in the beauty of nature have culminated in a focus on Animals, Botanicals, and Abstracts painted in the style of the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting. She is a member of Sumi-e Society of America. As with Yin and Yang, she combines the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting with a contemporary flair that results in artwork that has a serene and clean feel: “Beauty in its Simplicity”, giving a sense of peace and tranquility to the viewer.
Emily KaelinEmily Kaelin is a painter and mixed media artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado, as well a Master of Fine Art degree from the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland. While painting and other art forms are her primary passion, she also enjoys making electronic music, is an avid reader, and considers herself to be an accomplished, if amateur, chef. More info via the link below.
Eddie CookeBeginning in 2012, Eddie Cooke learned the basics of acrylic painting from well known artist, Robert W. Walker. Beyond that, he is self-taught. His work has been displayed and sold in various parts of the United States and Mexico. Eddie currently resides in Middletown, Ohio, just six miles from his childhood home.
Rick SchafermeyerRick is a longtime artist who came to scratchboard work in recent years. A longtime lover of drawing, he now draws with a knife instead of a pencil and using it to "bring out the light."
Rick's work covers themes from landscapes to human portraits, architectural scenes and animal art, flowers and more. He is a Signature Member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists and has had work exhibited in all of their annual international exhibitions.