Alicia received her MFA In Artisanry—Metalsmithing/Jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in Functional Design at Murray State University in KY. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting (workshop) instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally including The Center for Enamel Art, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Society of Florida Goldsmiths and The Textile Support Group Pavia Italy/Wollongong Australia. Honored in 2013 with an invitation to assist and display her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Ratti Textile Center, which coincided with the exhibition “Gems of European Lace” 1600-1920, Alicia Jane was also invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia Italy to exhibit work, lecture and teach a small workshop. Having also had the pleasure of participating in SIERAAD the International Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam 2013 and in Art Basel/Miami at Aqua in 2018, Alicia Jane’s work can be found in public & private collection including the Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles CA, The Lace Museum, Sunnyvale CA, Yale University Art Museum, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Crocker Art Museum and the honored Mint Museum in Charlotte NC. Alicia Jane’s studio is located in West Palm Beach Florida at the Armory Art Center, where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Director and continues to passionately pursue her studio practice with one-of-a-kind, commissions and limited production work.
Amy Wolsky lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and has been a part-time artist for over 50 years. Her focus is on clay sculpture, specifically animals in motion. The sculptures are extremely labor intensive, technically challenging, and joyous to construct. Amy is also a trained silversmith, enamelist, and stone cutter. From the age 10 to 25 she attended art school at the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. She is a member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Enamel Guild of South Florida, and the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches. Amy has exhibited her jewelry and animal sculptures locally and nationwide.
Annie Fong is a multimedia artist and storyteller with a BFA in experimental animation. She explores themes of human connection by pairing intimate emotions with humorous and whimsically designed worlds in the forms of animation, illustration, and film. Telling sincere and vulnerable stories that resonate with people’s experiences is the goal of her work. She is heavily inspired by traditional mediums such as watercolors and ink and actively incorporates that style into her digital work. In her free time she is drawing comics and practicing plein air to further her skills in communicating visually.
Barry Schein is an award winning commercial photographer and educator. During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies. He’s a recipient of an EMMY award for his work at NBC TV in New York as well as an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award. Both Nikon and the international journal Graphis have recognized his work. Mr. Schein’s work is in a number of private collections
Bill Buchanan received his BFA from University of Montevallo and a Master’s in Art Education from Florida International University. He is a retired National Board Certified teacher and a 10 year Visual Arts teaching alumni of Bak Middle School of the Arts. Bill is a practicing studio artist, working in a variety of media including fired clay, photography, assemblage, and painting.