Jerry Ginsberg is a freelance photographer whose Nature, landscape and travel images have graced the pages and covers of hundreds of books, magazines and travel catalogs. He is the only person to have photographed each and every one of America’s National Parks with medium format cameras. His works have been exhibited from coast to coast and have received numerous awards in competition. Jerry’s photographic archive spans virtually all of both North and South America. More of Ginsberg’s images are on display at www.JerryGinsberg.com
First and foremost, I am a potter. I love sitting at my potter’s wheel and creating. There is a certain peace that in inherent in throwing on the wheel that has captivated me.
Each piece starts as a wheel-thrown form. After the pot has hardened to a leather-hard state, I add slab-built pieces, hand alter, carve, pierce and add to the piece. I rely on my numerous years of graphic design experience to create a fluid movement and flow to the piece. I attempt to put the joy and passion I have for clay in to the each piece and like me the pots are whimsical and often off-center.
To finish the pieces, I use the Raku firing process with a copper mat glaze as a dominate base. I am drawn to this firing technique because of its earthy feel, its immediacy and its serendipitous nature.
Education: B.F.A. in Photography, University of Bridgeport, 1979
I have worked as a Graphic Designer since 1989 until present
Pottery experience. Began at Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park Florida. Continued at Valencia Community College. I have taken numerous workshops including, Paul Soldner, Steven Hill, Lana Wilson, Pete Pinell, Ed Risak (whom I learn copper mat Raku from), Peter Voulkos and many more.
I am currently an adjunct professor of ceramics at Valencia College.
I participate in outdoor art festival including: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival; Gasparilla Art Festival in Tampa, FL; Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, FL, Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg, FL: St. James Court, Louisville, KY; Disney’s Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL and more.
I have received numerous awards including, best of show-3D in the Maitland Spring Art Festival (two years in a row), Awards of Excellence / 1st place in Category, at Deland Fall Festival of the Arts, Osceola Festival of Arts, Mayfaire By the Lake, Lakeland., Maitland Rotary Fall Art Festival, as well as awards at Ocala Festival of the Art, Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg, FL. Gasparilla Art Festival, Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Ft. Myers Art Festival and more.
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.
Mark Cohen is an award-winning graphic designer, marketing communications executive, teacher, painter, and printmaker. His subject matter utilizes contemporary and past iconic figures from all walks of life, including politics, popular culture, entertainment, and war and peace. Most of his paintings are strikingly large scale, monochromatic works. They have energy, impact, and size. They exhibit a sparse and concise pictorial composition that combines abstract expressionism and pop art in their execution. In these works, viewers can investigate issues of anti-Semitism, genocide, and bigotry. By using art to examine these issues, he hopes to remind viewers that we live in a world of continuing hateful biases that result in senseless killings around the world and that we should end hatred and promote understanding toward all people.
Mark Fetterly is the Director of the Boynton Beach High School Theatre Academy. He is a former Bak Middle School of the Arts theatre teacher and judge with 13 years of proven results helping middle and high school students acquire acceptance to both Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.