Teacher Type: Painting

Clarence Measelle

Born in Daytona Beach (1947), South Florida based painter, Clarence “Skip” Measelle, has been a full-time artist since 1978. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 1969 with a BFA degree he taught art in the Palm Beach County School District for seven and a half years. During this time, he continued his college education at FAU where he earned a Master’s degree in Art Education with concentrations in studio painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

In 1975 Skip had his first solo exhibit of his large scale “photorealist” paintings at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton show led to gallery representation in Palm Beach, New York City, and Chicago. He resigned from teaching in 1978 to paint full time after he sold a painting for more than his total yearly teaching salary. A short time later he joined the Circle Fine Art Corporation with headquarters in New York and Chicago and exhibited his work in their galleries throughout the United States. CFA presented one-person shows for Skip in their galleries in New York City (SOHO), Chicago (Walton Street, and Michigan Avenue) IL, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, (Old Town) CA , Denver, (Cherry Creek) CO,  Houston, TX, Atlantic City, NJ, and Scottsdale, AZ,

Skip’s paintings have been exhibited in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States, England, Holland, and Switzerland. His work is in many private and public collections including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Florida House of Representatives, Department of Natural Resources Florida Department of State, Alabama Power Company, Miami Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Palm Beach International Airport, Florida Atlantic University, and the Morse Life Foundation in West Palm Beach, to mention a few.

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Skip has occupied the same warehouse studio on Georgia Avenue where he has worked for the last 34 years. From 2003 to 2014 he was an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth where he taught Painting and Drawing. He is currently teaching Mixed Media Painting once a week at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach where he has taught since 1987.

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Clarence Measelle

Eileen Lyons

Eileen Lyons is a fourth generation painter who grew up on Long Island, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. As a teen, Lyons studied drawing at the Norton Museum of Art. She received a BFA in painting from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an MA in Museum Studies from the American University in Washington, DC. Lyons continued her studies through master-level painting classes at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in DC and also earned her teaching certification from the University of Virginia. Lyons is now painting full time in her Jupiter, FL studio where she concentrates on the concept of place and patterns found in nature. Lyons remains on staff at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as a Teaching Artist where she leads adult drawing programs. Lyons exhibits her contemporary oil paintings widely and has work in many private collections in the United States and Canada.

Eileen Lyons

Jan Bush

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC,is a certified art psychotherapist, mental health clinician, educator, addictions counselor, a founding member of the Florida Art Therapy Association, a university instructor, author, painter and a nationally known speaker and presenter on Art Therapy. She is author of the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art Therapy – Introducing Art Therapy Into a Public School System, (CC Thomas Publishers, 1997), three graduate education course guidebooks and many published papers.

She has served as Department Chairperson for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the Division of Psychological Services where she founded and directed a program of over 20 master art therapists from 1978 -1999. This endeavor was a major contribution to the fields of art therapy and psycho-education with the establishment of a national model art therapy program.

Through her long-term work in the public schools, the South Florida community and across the USA, Dr. Bush subsequently received several awards including a Distinguished Clinical Services Award from the American Art Therapy Association and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Florida Art Education Association. She retired from full time work in Miami in 2011 but continues to serve as a consultant in private practice based in Palm Beach County Florida.

A popular speaker, Dr. Bush presents courses, invited keynotes, workshops, professional supervision and other learning opportunities in educational, medical and business settings across the USA.

Jan Bush

Kim Rae Taylor

Artist-in-Residence, 2-D

Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain.  She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. Taylor has also worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, including work in cartoon animation. Her mixed media paintings and drawings explore a variety of themes informed by nature, language, and gender.

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Kim Rae Taylor

Maggie Jahn

Margaret Jahn is a West Palm Beach native who attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Kansas City Art Institute. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004.

After working for Arts in Architecture, the design firm in Litchfield, CT and teaching in New Haven, CT. She returned home to West Palm Beach in 2012 and continued her teaching career at Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts where she has taught for the past 5 years as an Artist in Residence teaching Printmaking and Senior Portfolio.

Margaret’s work deals with Florida native botanical plants and environmental issues such as invasive plants and animals while abstracting the forms into design elements. Her work includes printmaking, painting, and mixed media surface embellishment through beading and embroidery.

Maggie Jahn