Artist Spotlight: Jo Ann Staat

Artist Spotlight: Jo Ann Staat

By Reggie Smith On a whim, Jo Ann Staat entered a local Christmas Seal stamp art contest in 1965. She won the amateur division and it began her love of art. Her husband Richard was a commercial artist at the time and he, himself, had been creating artwork at home...
Maxie Washington

Maxie Washington

By Reggie Smith Maxie Washington has always been fascinated by music. Born and raised in New Orleans, surrounded by music, the brass bands intrigued him as they would march through the streets during Mardi Gras and funeral parades.  His first instinct was to play the...

Mary K. Donahoe

  Mary K. Donahoe is an award-winning abstract artist from southeastern North Carolina. She obtained her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, and has studied with many local artists including Joanne Giesel and Joe DiGiulio. In 2013 she was...

Roseann Bellinger

Roseann Bellinger works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, and glass mosaics. Continually participating in classes and private lessons from professional artist/instructors such as Jef Sturm, Danny McLaughlin, Rebecca Zdybel, Fritz Kapraun, Susan Duke, Ruth...

Joseph Bardani

Here, in his own words, is Joseph Barani’s story: I was born in Imperia Italy, on the Italian Riviera in 1956. I have no idea when the love of art entered my soul, but I know it was at a very early age. I lived in an orphanage until I was about four years old....

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