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Elizabeth Allen-Cannon


Elizabeth completed her MFA in Visual Arts at University of Chicago, and her BFA in Illustration with a concentration in History of Art and Visual Culture at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She has participated in residencies at Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO), Ox-bow (Saugatuck, MI), and Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY). Her work has been published in New American Paintings and exhibited at Heiress Gallery (St. Petersburg, FL), Nationale (Portland, OR), Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center (Chicago, IL), and Carthage College (Kenosha, WI).

Her artist book “Native Tongues” was acquired by the Artist Book Library at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) in 2015, and in 2021, received the Exile Books Exhibitor Prize at Small Press Fair (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Her artist book “Heat, Tropics, Magic, Juice,” was selected for a 2021-22 Individual Artist Project Grant by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture.
In addition to teaching at Art & History Museums of Maitland, Elizabeth is currently a lecturer in the Performing & Visual Arts Department at Eastern Florida State College.


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Bert Bogdany


Bert Bogdany is a Central Florida Artist and Educator who was born in Winter Park, Florida. He began his professional career in 1998 as a Student Lab Assistant in Ceramics, and in 1999 he became a Community education instructor in Ceramics for Seminole Community College. In 2004 Bogdany earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Ceramics, and his Master`s Degree in Studio Arts and the Computer in 2007 from the University of Central Florida. Bogdany`s work has earned him many awards. In 2000 was one of the founding members of the Orlando Visual Arts League. In 2005 he opened as a studio artist in Gallery on First in Sanford, Florida. Bogdany was also an award recipient at the City Arts Factory “Ovalution” reunion show in 2015 and was selected to be Judge for the Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival in 2013 and 2014. Bogdany has an extensive exhibition record, most recently his solo exhibition in 2019 titled “Organic Geometry” at South Florida State College.


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Danielle DeGuglimo

Studio Monitor

Danielle DeGuglimo is a Florida native from West Palm Beach. She received a BFA in painting from the University of Central Florida. Recently her focus has been on temporary installations and public art. Her interactive installations have been shown locally and within the state. In 2017 she began monitoring for the former weekly live figure open session known as Sketch Club at A&H.


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Eric Ondina


Eric Ondina (1988) received his BFA from Florida State University in 2013 and his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2019. Eric’s practice is based out of his studio in Ybor City, a lively historic section of Tampa, Florida. Eric has exhibited locally and nationally, most recently, at The Ringling for the 2021 Skyway Exhibition, as well as at the UCF and Rollins Art Museums for the 2022 Pathways Exhibit. Eric paints with a homemade, egg tempera formulation which he creates from a viscous balsam, a fossilized hard resin, egg yolk, and water; all mutually insoluble ingredients that require patience and concentration to manipulate. Although this approach to craft may harken back to earlier traditions of paintings, Eric paints in a gestural and organic style paired with topical subject matter which speaks to the contemporary moment. Eric teaches art and design at Hillsborough Community College and the University of Tampa.


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Calixto O’Neill

Drawing & Painting

Calixto O’Neill was born in Puerto Rico in 1942, and came to New York as a small child, living in the Bronx and Brooklyn. He later moved to Wading River, Long Island, where he lived for 40 years. He has 5 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

O’Neill earned his degree in Graphic Design from Empire State College, which paved the way for him to become a professional graphic designer and photographer. He has been an instructor at Parson’s School of Design in New York City and Hofstra University, and a professor at Briarcliff College on Long Island.

For 20 years, he was the president of New Image Advertising Graphics Inc. in New York City. Currently, he lives in Casselberry with his wife, Marjorie. In addition to teaching fine art and photography at the Maitland Art Center, he also offers private and semi-private classes in his home studio.


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Jim Patterson


Jim Patterson and his wife Cindy are Maitland residents and have worked with the A&H for over a decade as volunteers and supporters. Jim has been involved with the A&H’s Pottery program since retiring from a long career in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2012. Since that time he spent several years as VP/COO of a local non-profit and received his certifications in Non-Profit Management, Fundraising and Development and Volunteer Management from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center. He also started his own successful consulting firm working with non-profits and business’s in the Central Florida Area.

He earned his Master’s Degree from Florida State University and has experience teaching ceramics both at the college and High School levels. Through the years, Jim has had his work on display in art galleries in the southeast and has attend art shows where his work was recognized for their creativity and craftmanship. His focus now is on creating specific commission and specialty pieces.

Jim has been involved in the A&H Pottery program for 10 years and worked closely with Cindy McDowell who had been the previous instructor for over 2 decades. Jim began as a substitute instructor in 2016 and stepped in as a permanent instructor in 2019, Jim is currently teaching the Introduction To Pottery and Pottery Open Studio classes.

Jim is known for working patiently with his students while creating a fun and creative learning environment.


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Ryan Price

Bookmaking, Drawing, and Printmaking

Ryan Otero Price is a Central Florida-based artist. Ryan received his MFA from UCF in 2022. Ryan’s surreal still life compositions and enigmatic figural combinations–the minaret-women, cyclopean luthiers, skeletal creatures in cap ‘n’ bells, motley jinns, and the tokusatsu sword fighter–recreate the workings of dreams, suggesting the Freudian technique of free association. These juxtaposed objects and figures transmute mythologies into signs that transcend the intervention of the conscious mind.


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Gisela Romero


Gisela Romero is an American Visual Artist born in Venezuela and living and working in Orlando, FL. She focuses her artwork on drawings in any format and surface. She is interested in working in Community Art Projects and Public Art. Romero has been teaching Art since 1985 in different Cultural Institutions such as the Instituto de Diseño Fundación Neumman, Simón Bolívar University, Cruz Diez Museum of Art, Instituto de Arte Armando Reverón and Osceola Arts, Kissimmee, FL.


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PJ Svedja


PJ studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned both a BA in illustration and an MA in painting. She began building her career as an artist and instructor in Atlanta, Georgia for 12 years before relocating to Orlando, Florida where she has had great success in the local art community. She is most recognized for her passionate narratives, illustrating ideas of coexistence between man, beast, and planet. She pushes the envelope, juxtaposing controversial imagery with a classical and traditional style.

She has been involved in activism for animal, environmental, and human rights and has found a way to merge her passion for art with her desire for change. Her paintings tell stories of pain and hope and raise the viewer’s self-awareness into their own humanity; urging increased consciousness of the time we spend here on earth.


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Peggy Wertheim

Paper and Textile

Peggy Wertheim is an artist creating Surface Design on fabrics and papers: Traditional Marbling, Batik, Silk Painting, Shibori, and Complex Double Dyeing. Her career began with the study of the batik process and color applications on natural fibers and continued at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with the completion of a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Ms. Wertheim’s fascination and inquisitiveness with Fibers and Color is reflected in her fabrics used in her Art to Wear and in her marbled papers used in her framed artwork and cards. Her work reveals a balance between her interests in nature blended with her study of comparative religions/philosophies.

During her 40+ years career, Ms. Wertheim has exhibited at hundreds of juried and invitational shows and galleries simultaneously with developing workshop programs so she can share her expertise and creative exuberance with her love of teaching.

She currently devotes her energies to teaching workshops, private classes, and creating her Art to Wear and framed artworks.