Faculty
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Kent Arblaster
Graduated with a B.A in chemistry from Rollins College. Currently serves on the A&H Associates. Teaches bronze casting at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center.

Whitney Broadaway
BFA, Drawing and Printmaking, UCF. Has appeared in a number of local exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art and UCF. Currently serves as the Membership Chair for the A&H Associates.

Susan Carter
Susan has a B.F.A. and M.F.A.  from Yale University, School of Art and Architecture. She has studied with noted artists James Rosati, George Sugarman, Donald Judd, Knox Martin, Lester Johnson and Gabor Peterdi .  She has exhibited throughout the country and has won numerous awards.

Teresa Lachowicz-Chin
BA, Graphic Design, UCF. A watercolor artist concentrated on Asian and traditional western styles. Has won awards for traditional black and white graphite drawings as well as water-based media.

Cherie Dacko
Cherie graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. She has over 25 years of experience in portrait, commercial, and antique photo restoration, which allowed her to develop award-winning skills for creating images of the human form. Her distinctive style has garnered a loyal following ranging in ages 9 to 90. Cherie’s work is in collections throughout the United States, Canada, and France, including that of Stephen Colbert, political satirist.

Marla E.
Marla E currently has work exhibited in galleries and museums from Las Vegas to Rodos.  Her unique sculptural paintings are on display in shows, galleries and private collections around the world. Her popular work often combines unlikely objects, providing an element of surprise.

Cathy Gatti
Central FL Stained Glass Artist, 18 years. Has participated in juried art shows and festivals throughout Florida. Owner of Stained Glass Creations, Inc; found in gift shops statewide. Once a hobby, glass is now her life’s passion.

Jim Hosner
Graduate of Central Michigan University. Experienced with years of jewelry making and teaching. Also paints and has participated in outdoor art festivals.

Vicky Lilavois
Vicky’s life as an artist began in 1977 when she participated in her first art show. She has shown throughout Florida displaying pottery and won several awards. She has a degree in Interior Design and worked as a Designer for several years but then went back to art- where her passion lies. In 2009 she began working with polymer clay. She now shows her polymer jewelry in fine art shows where she has won awards for her work.

Cindy McDowell
Artist, 28 years. Studied at Waubonese Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, Crealde School of Art, and attended numerous workshops nationally and internationally. Works are in personal collections including former President Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. Has exhibited across the Midwest and Southeast winning numerous awards.

 

 

Chuck Miller
Chuck actively models for artists in the Central Florida area. He has experience in classroom work at Art & History Museums – Maitland, The Art League of Daytona Beach and Full Sail’s Computer Animation Department. His modeling experience includes drawing, sketching, portraiture and sculpture. Chuck holds an undergraduate degree in engineering as well as an MBA.

Christine Peloquin
Christine Peloquin is a 2-D mixed media artist currently showing her work at Arts on Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Studio E Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, Atelier Galleries in Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC, and Orlando Museum of Art Gift Shop in Orlando. She has also shown in numerous galleries around the country including Longstreth-Goldberg Gallery in Naples, Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN, Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, AL, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO, and Kristal Gallery, Sugarbush, VT to name a few.

Steve Piscitelli
Attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; SUNY at Binghamton; Broome College, Binghamton; Rutgers University, Newark and the Ringling School of Art, Sarasota. Steve has had numerous exhibitions and commissions throughout the country.

Dawn Rosendahl
Dawn studied art in Chicago at the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. After art school, she moved to Orlando where she became a Walt Disney World sculptor. In 1987, she opened a Scenic Design company with her life partner. For the last twelve years, Dawn has concentrated on her art full time. Dawn is one of the A&H’s Artists in Action. Dawn’s art is collected throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Ruth Schorer
Instructor at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center for 11 years. Artist of painting, jewelry and illustration, 16+ years. Designed costume pieces for Universal Studios’ 1999 motion picture, Sacred Seal: accessories, hair pieces, and jewelry.

Glen Ward
AS degree, Southern College, many awards and recognitions, as well as works in many private collections. Watercolor Artist, 30+ yrs. Active in local art associations for many years and has studied with leading artists/educators.

Angel Egle Weirenga
Angel was born in Klaipeda City, Lithuania.  She came to the United States in 1999, and for more than ten years has exhibited works in galleries across Central Florida. Her work can be seen in businesses, restaurants and private collections in Central Florida and around the world. Her art symbolizes Love, Harmony, Desire and Joy, and expresses many different emotions.

Shelley Jean Whitecarver
Shelley Jean is an artist/educator that studied at the Florida School of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Art Education. She has taught art in the public as well as private sector for over 18 years. She is a member of the FAEA, CIVA as well as EAI. She currently works and teaches out of her studio Secret Place Creations in Orlando, Florida.

Sharon D. Verhoef
MFA, Indiana University, MA Montclair State, BS Skidmore College. Taught at the High School and University level—Indiana, Montclair State, Vassar College, and Southwestern University. Works are in private collections around the USA, New Zealand and Australia.

 
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