Nancy Behles, MA, BFA, Art Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Teaching experience includes elementary, high school, college and adult levels. Award-winning merchandise display artist. Work held in private collections. To view, please visit www.nancybehles.com
Paula Campbell, MA, University of Illinois at Chicago. Graduate of the American Academy of Art. Studied etching and lithography under Audrey Niffenegger. Printmaker for 21 years. www.paulacampbellart.com
David D’Arcy, BA, University of Iowa. Instructor, North Carolina Arts Council. Educator for over 20 years. Exhibits in Chicago galleries and has work in corporate and private collections including the State of Illinois’ Collection.
Jennifer Doherty, MS Ed, BS Ed.; Museum and Art education, Northern Illinois University; has been teaching for over 28 years. Education Specialist for the Davenport Art Gallery in Iowa. Studied Fibers and Fabric Design in Vermont, Massachusetts and Georgia.
Lisa Parenteau DePinto, Attended the School of the Visual Arts, NYC; New York Academy of Art; The Art Student League, NYC; American Academy of Art, Chicago. A professional figurative, portrait, and mural artist. Exhibits locally and in private collections. Organized and participated in a portraiture, fifteen month project working up to a two women exhibition, February of 2007. Exhibited in "The 300 Heads Show".
Jessica Feith, MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. BS in Art/French, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison. Additional study, Univ.of Washington-Seattle, Southern Connecticut State Univ., and Univ. d’Aix-en-Provence, France. Teaching experience: Evanston Art Center, Anchor Graphics, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Graphic artist. Exhibits widely and is in collections across the U.S.
William Marvin, Art Center, College of Design, Pasedena, CA, graduated with honors. Designer & art director for children’s books, magazines and annual reports. Garden designer for his company, Marvin Gardens. Vice President of Oil Painters of America, 1999-2001. Participated in several group and solo exhibits, 2001-2013, including three Oil Painters of America National Exhibitions and the 2003 Salon International in San Antonio, Texas. In private and corporate collections throughout the United States. www.williammarvinfineart.com
Peter Jablokow, BS in Architecture, Iowa State University; Associate in Art (Illustration) from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Architectural illustrator for Manuel Avila Associates, Chicago, 1991-present. Also worked as architect for Majeski/Damato and Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago. Worked as architectural illustrator for Rael D. Slutsky & Associates. Owner/operator of 3rd Tower Illustration, Evanston; designer of architectural materials, marketing brochures, greeting cards and web design.
Peggy Macnamara, MA, Art History, University of Chicago. Artist in Residence as well as associate of the Zoology Department at the Field Museum. Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute. Author (with Marlene Hill Donnelly) of Wildlife in Watercolor, Illinois Insects and Spiders, and Architecture by Birds and Insects. Represented by Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago. www.peggymacnamara.com
Jason Miklik, MFA, BFA , School of the Art Institute. Figure instructor at the North Shore Art League, 1972- 2011. Also taught at the Figurative Art League and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Drawing Instructor for University of Wisconsin’s Richland Center for Continuing Education. Work shown in numerous shows in Illinois and at the Brewer Library, Richland Center, WI. Commissioned and collected.
Laura Montenegro, MA, Art Education; BA, Fine Arts and Anthropology. University of New Mexico. Full time writer and illustrator of picture books. Latest book, Poet’s Bird Garden, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Work experience includes children’s librarian, art teacher and co-founder of the Zapato Puppet Theatre and Theatre Zarko. Teaches classes in the “art of making picture books” as well as illustration techniques for the Art Institute of Chicago Continuing Education Program. Also teaches Children’s Book Illustration privately and works with children and adults in all areas of art and puppetry through workshops and private instruction.
Victoria Nelson, MA, BFA, Art Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently teaching in Chicago, Tory’s experience includes elementary, high school, and post-secondary level as well as the Winnetka Public Schools, Winnetka Park District and NSAL.
Andra Nyman, Ed.D. in Art Education, M.A.ED in Education, BFA, Ceramics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Faculty member, Art Education, University of Georgia at Athens, 1984-2001; Arts Education Manager, North Shore Art League, 2007-present; instructor for Art at University High School, Urbana-Illinois; Artwork exhibited locally and regionally. Publications include numerous articles, book chapters, and edited anthologies about art education.
Mary Jo O'Gara, Contributing artist at Treetop Studios in Hubbard Woods. Received awards for her work with the Barnsite Studio in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, and at Art on the Plaza, Wilmette, IL. Her work can currently be seen at In vitro Gallery, in the Flatiron Arts Center in Chicago.
Suzy Haugh Persons, BFA, Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BS in Art, University of Wisconsin at Madison. Work experience includes teaching, graphic designer for Jaster Studios, and Owner and designer for SuZee Designs. Teaching experience at K-8 levels in Chicago Public Schools, Pre-K program at Urban Orchard Kids Krafts, and at SuZee Studios, Chicago, IL.
Rita Price, BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Brooklyn College, N.Y. Instructor, the School of the Art Institute and Oxbow workshops. Her work is in the Carter Museum, corporate and private collections. in many private and public collections.
Brian Sindler, studied at The American Academy of Art and The School of Representational Art (a French-Atelier Program in Chicago). Painter and etcher of figurative and landscape art. Teaching experience: North Shore art League and The School of Representational Art. Won Best in Show at the 2011 Door County Plein Air Competition; First Place Quick Paint, 2011 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition; the 2010 Gerry Lenfest Award for American Art; Honorable Mention, 2010 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition and Winner of the 2007 Utrecht Award of Excellence. Work held in private and public collections.
Joan Taxay Weinger, educated at Lawrence College; Degree in Painting and Art Education, Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago based artist and teacher. Professor at Columbia College for 27 years, Art Instructor at North Shore Art League for 35 years, Sonia Zaks Gallery artist for 35 years, work in permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rockford Museum, Kemper Insurance Company, Borg Warner Corporation, Block Museum Collection and Smithsonian Portrait Museum. Currently working on one man exhibition and group exhibitions for month of November 2013. www.JTWartist.com
Fran Vail, BFA, Syracuse University. Continuing post-graduate studies in Europe and USA. Has been a working artist for over 35 years, painting in oils, pastels and watercolor, and murals in acrylic. Represented by galleries in Wisconsin (Ephraim) and Illinois, her work is in private collections in the US and Europe. www.FranVailArt.com
Nina Weiss, BFA, Tyler School of Art; University of Wisconsin-Madison, K-12 Art certification; additional studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Student League of New York. Instructor for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and the Evanston Art Center. Teaches workshops throughout the Midwest, at Corea, ME, and in Europe, where she conducts her Europeon Landscape Workshops. Her art work is held in private and corporate collections. Her landscape paintings and drawings can be seen in two major motion pictures: Just visiting (Johns Highs) and Ice Harvest(Harold Ramis). Artist Residencies include Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, and Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park. www.ninaweiss.com
Judy Zeddies, MFA, Northern Illinois University. BFA, Quincy University; Additional study, Skidmore College, NY and Oxbow, MI. Represented by the Bindley Collection, Middleton, WI. Numerous corporate and private collections. www.judyzeddies.com
Giedre Zumbakis, MFA, Northwestern University, BA, St. Xavier College. Graduate teaching assistant. Working artist. Exhibits nationally. Her work is in many corporate collections. www.virtualmuseums.us