Currently residing in Denton Texas, Lauren E. Allen graduated Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University in 2014 with a concentration in photography before enrolling in the University of North Texas in pursuit of a Master’s degree in 2021.
Richard Keen is a contemporary artist based in Maine. From 1997-2003 he taught privately and in public schools. Since then, he has maintained a studio at Ft. Andross Mill in Brunswick and subsidizes his life as an artist by working as a diver.
Originally from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Keen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, and a Master of Arts from S.U.N.Y. Albany.
His work appears in public and private collections internationally and he has been awarded multiple grants from various New England institutions including the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Sheffield, MA and Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, RI. Keen ‘s most recent solo shows were at the Zillman Art Museum, Bangor, ME, and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, ME. Keen also exhibits with Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, MA, and the Painting Center in NY, NY. Keen has created public art and received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, University of Rhode Island, and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. His work was included in the United States “Art in Embassies Program” and has been reviewed in Art New England, Portland Press Herald, Maine Home and Design, Dispatch Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine.
Paul Lorenz was born in Chicago and studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, The International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone) and UC Berkeley. His final leg of creative investigation led him to his MFA in music composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Rebecca Skelton earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Ms. Skelton has taught art classes as an adjunct professor for University of Tampa, St. Petersburg College, USF St. Petersburg, HCC Ybor, and Eckerd College as well as for the Morean Arts Center, Creative Clay, Youth Arts Corps, and the Dali Museum. Her work is in the Morean Arts Center, Florida CraftArt Gallery, Davidson’s Fine Art, and Articles.
Erin Williams is a Black artist and creative currently based in St. Louis, specializing in drawing, abstract acrylics, and printmaking. Williams has been featured in various newsletters and sites, leads workshops and painting classes, and is currently earning a MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Mary Zeran grew up in a family of women artists. Sculpture and painting were their visual language. Abstracted shapes and forms were their words. Each time Zeran picks up a brush or scissors, she immerses herself in the language of her family.
Zeran has exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Seattle, Kansas City, and Chang Mai, Thailand. She has been reviewed in The Art Examiner, Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Artweek. Museum permanent collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mary Zeran was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1964. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from University of Iowa. She lives and works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Nichole Gronvold Roller is a painter who received a BFA in Art Education from Minnesota State University of Moorhead, an MA in Art Education from Boston University, and an MA in Painting from Bradley University.
Gronvold Roller is represented by the BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA., and James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Her paintings can also be found with Leslie Tyler Design, Peoria, IL., and The Painting Center (Art File), New York, N.Y.
Dianna Woolley is a visual artist, living and working in Williamsburg, VA, with one foot still standing tall in Walla Walla, WA, where she is part owner of Combine Art Collective Gallery. She produces abstract work, primarily in oils, imbued with elements she believes speak to her audience promising the feelings of abundance and well being through living with fine art.
Ginnie Gardiner received a BFA from Cornell University in 1974. Current exhibitions are: ‘Echo: Ginnie Gardiner & Amy Talluto, Recent Painting and Collage’, at the Albany International Airport, Nov 20th – April 25th, 2022, and ‘GINNIE GARDINER: INTERLUSION: Recent Painting and Collage,’ at the Carrie Chen Gallery in Great Barrington, MA,, Dec 4th – January 2, 2022. Upcoming: Complex Muses, Curator, Todd Bartel, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, May 15th – September 4th, 2022.
Liz Atlas lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BA in Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For many years she worked three dimensionally, with a variety of materials, however, in the last five years, she has shifted her practice to focus primarily on painting. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, as well as abroad, most recently in France, online and in NY.