2019 Artists & Exhibitors

Amazing...Incredible...such a charming show and a cute little downtown! The staff & all involved are wonderful people and the Artists are treated like Gold. I love showing my art here and hope to be back year after year!
— Gerri Pizzini's Jewelry
 
 

Festival Poster Artist

Sarah Jones

I consider myself a young, free spirit with blue hair!

I’m an artist, and soon to be 18 in April. I’ve dabbled in many mediums since I was much younger, but I watercolor is my medium of choice! As a Junior at Howard W. Blake High School in Tampa, before the school day ends, I get to spend about 3 hours oozing out my vivid and colorful psychedelic spirit on paper. I take an uncomfortable 2 to 3 hour bus ride, sometimes longer to get to school and back home. I’m a music lover, I enjoy electric indie, ambient and most techno music, and I also come from a family artists.

1stt place in the art gallery at my school in 2d.

3 honorable mentions in Scholastic,

SilverKey

2nd and 3rd place at the Strawberry Festival of Arts

“Euphoric solitude” -The ability to expand untouched in an area alone, where you are your authentic self.

Feature Artists

This year's art festival is special,it represents a new era of Art in Central Florida.  Our community is bursting at the seams with creativity and what better way to show it off than by featuring Artists from the Central Florida area.  

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Kimberly Miller

Kim found and continues to develop her voice through visual expression. The totemic sculptures she creates are influenced by the Modernism Movement of the early 20th century. Each sculpture is a collection of biomorphic forms used in a contemporary assemblage, then becoming a 3D canvas.

She believes that her work is a visual metaphor for embracing and celebrating individuality and diversity while creating interdependence and community. She hand builds each individual form with clay to represent a human characteristic. The incised marks offer a view of the emotions as she creates each piece and provide additional symbolism in the work.

Through her life experiences, formal education, and continued art practice, she has grown in self knowledge, and continued to develop her voice as an artist through abstract forms. While she personally celebrates and embrace diversity and enjoy interweaving a variety of people, creation of the totemic sculptures are symbolic, expressing her life choices through clay.

 
 
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Crystal Dombrosky

Crystal is a Painter that believes expressions and emotions are the one thing that makes us all so unique and timeless. In each of her paintings she pushes the limits of the visual arts to transport your emotions and stimulate your senses. Texture, simplicity, and a vibrant color palette are some of the techniques she uses to convey her expressions. At times she combines more than one style or medium applying multiple thin or heavy layers to achieve a dramatic effect. Crystal was quoted saying "I want to say with paint what the heart finds hard to express verbally".

Academically, Crystal is a self taught Artist. Although for a short time she was accepted and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York for Visual Arts, her tenure was cut short due to her family relocating to upstate New York. It was here that she began to develop an appreciation for nature and wildlife. Her painting style began to change as well, becoming softer and more focused with her use of color becoming more vibrant and expressive. In 1995 Crystal relocated to Orlando, Florida where she began to research and explore techniques with her artwork to tell a story. As the years progressed her professional art career slowly kept building and she began experimenting more with her work to express emotions purely uninhibited. While Crystal does still take on a few commission work, her main full time focus is uninhibited self expression through fine art and her Fractioned Reality series. Where her intent is to manipulate both color and subject to elevate the subconscious and evoke and help stimulate positive actions with her work.

"Painting for me is a special journey where my inhibitions play. Come, explore the senses with my Art and live passionately one painting at a time". - Crystal Dombrosky.

 

Emerging Artist

 
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Bobby Cooper

I’m Bobby Cooper, an illustrator and writer/poet. I draw almost exclusively on black paper with colored pencils.

I’m nomadic at heart which shows in my art and the many years I’ve traveled. Also, I enjoy creating my characters with the ability to fly, which is an expression of freedom from the constant confinement of restricted social patterns defined by political borders and belief systems.

My central theme in my art is the unfolding of self, and the attainment of love without conditions. Many of my characters appear from the darkness into the light, a spontaneous coupling between my muse, myself, and the universe at large.

I look forward to publishing further books, traveling, and actively participating more with the local art group.

 
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Michelle Bralts

 

2019 EXHIBITING ARTISTS & STUDIOS

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CERAMICS

ANA VARELA

XIUBO PEARCE

TERESA BOWEN

DARRYL JACKSON

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JEWELRY

DOUGLAS BRANDOW

RENEE MARTIN

DEBORAH BARNES

DEBBIE STILLMAN

COLLEEN CODY

REGINA TO

JENNY BOWMAN

LISA EDWARDS

SUSAN HUTTON

JUAN CARLOS CAHUE

GARY BOBOFCHAK

BARBARA LANGE BOYCE

PAUL ALBRITTON

BRIAN BLACKMORE

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DRAWING, GRAPHICS, AND PRINTMAKING

NICKI-FORDE-FICOCELLI

ARIEL PETERSON

BOBBY COOPER JR

HARPER PRINTMAKING STUDIO

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MIXED MEDIA

VALRI ARY

GUANWEN WU

CASSANDRA ISHAM

DEBRA BARAOIDAN

CRYSTAL DOMBROSKY

MICHELLE BRALTS

WILLIAM & BARBARA FLOOD

JEANNIE PAPADOPOULOS

JACK YONTZ

PARRY DOLLE

LYN NOVAK HISE

LISA ARKUS

SONIA LARSON

TINA CLAUTICE

JEFF MAN

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FIBER

JANET HERMAN

CLARA SYPHRIT

JANICE-MCELROY-GILLESPIE

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SCULPTURE

SKIP STANG

KENNETH SANDLIN

CHUCK TRIPP

ANTHONY ARKUS

EUGENE PERRY

BILL SQUIRES

KIMBERLY MILLER

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FINE CRAFT

DAVID GOLZBEIN

JACK REUSSER

ROBERT LINN

JON FERNANDEZ

SCOTT BOWMAN

PENNY SHUMATE

CHERYL BANKS

CRAIG CAREY

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GLASS

ROBIN SAPP

ROSEMARIE BROWN

DAPHNE COX - PEACE IT TOGETHER

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PAINTING

KAREN GREENE

NANCY REYES

LYNN FERRIS

CARA VAN LEUVEN

TERRY SMITH

CHARLOTTE MILLER

DOROTHY GAZIANO

BOBBIE DEUELL

JOAO PAULO GONCALVES

PAZ WINSHTEIN

EDGAR WILLIAMS

STEVE ROWLANDS

ROGER DISNEY

GUY LEFEBVRE

RICARDO PEREZ

CAROL NAPOLI

SARAH JONES

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PHOTOGRAPHY

CHRIS CARR

H.J. HERRERA

MICHAEL CARLEY

GREG GAWLOWSKI

THOMAS STYCZYNSKI

JAMES MARSH

TIMOTHY HALL PHOTOGRAPHY

MACEY SIGATY

 

2018 Exhibiting Artists