Artists

Antoinette Stone

Antoinette grew up in Metropolitan Washington DC. She currently resides in San Francisco studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has a B.A. from Howard University.

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Bernadine Puffenberger Stetzel

Born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio with two brothers and two sisters, she started painting at age 12 while attending St. Mary Catholic School, where her early artistic talent was recognized. After graduating from Calvert High School in Tiffin, she spent six months as a model in New York City, together with her identical twin sister. After returning home she married Fred Stetzel, a businessman and future mayor of Fremont, Ohio, where they lived and raised 3 children. She still lives in their 1872 Victorian mansion near the Hayes Presidential Center, was once owned by the President's uncle, and now restored and filled with paintings and antiques.

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Carlie Leagjeld

Carlie Leagjeld  currently resides in her home state of Oregon, after receiving her M.F.A. at American University in Washington D.C.

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Earl North

Earl W. North was born in Haskins, Ohio in 1904. He studied music as a child and became accomplished on the violin and saxophone. When he was twelve he began learning the watchmaker’s trade from his father Frank North, who founded a jewelry business in 1899. Earl continued in what became F. North & Son Jewelry in Haskins for over fifty years.

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Erin Quigley

My inspiration comes from nature: observing plants, insects, animals, people, and all the natural elements. Even more so, I like looking at the microscopic, turning things upside down, and essentially trying to see things in a different light from normal. For example, instead of seeing the front lawn as a sea of green, I prefer to look at individual blades of grass and the insect activity. Transforming these observations into artwork made from metal or found objects is my goal.

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Joe Shetler

Joseph Shetler graduated from Goshen College in Indiana, where he obtained his B.A. in Fine Arts with a focus on drawing and watercolor.

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Jonathan Smith

I've always been interested in hard-edged productions, be it Ellsworth Kelley's paintings and sculptures, the black and early color years of Frank Stella, or the utilization of color as building blocks for figuration in Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney's post-pop work. 

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Kurtis Ceppetelli

Kurtis Ceppetelli was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in 1977.   He received his B.A. in Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), where he focused on paintings and sculpture.    His work has been described as the breakdown of space by blocks of brilliant colors placed on subject matter such as still life, landscapes, interiors and figures. His compositions seek a balance between figurative and abstraction.

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Matt Malone

Matt Malone grew up in a military family, moving every two years exposing him to many different people, places, and cultures.  In 2001,at age 21, a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the neck down. This changed his life forever and led to a heightened passion to depict the world around him. 

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Matthew Chambers

Matthew B. P. Chambers was born and raised in Winesburg, Ohio and spent his childhood summers in nearby Mayberry. At the age of 5 he began playing music and after hearing a Thelonious Monk recording years later, started learning the language of Jazz.

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Ruskin Stone

Ruskin Beechler Stone was born December 2, 1906 in Fostoria, Ohio. His father was a businessman and Civil War veteran, and was said to be very creative. His mother had received a good edu­cation and loved poetry and literature. In 1916, the family moved to Toledo, Ohio, near the new Toledo Museum of Art. Young Ruskin showed an interest in sketching and drawing and soon be­came a student of the local legend, Karl Kappes.

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Sarah Koss

Sarah Koss received her M.F.A. from George Washington University.  She has studied biology, conducted laboratory research, and published work in The Journal of Neuroscience.  With three undergraduate degrees, from Virginia Tech, in Studio Art, Biology, and Psychology , she credits her science background for strongly influencing her artwork. Although she began graduate school as a painter, her current work encompasses sculpture and focuses on schizophrenic systems.

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Tim Wallace

Tim grew up in Mid Coast Maine in the small lobstering village of Owls Head. The texture of the rocky coast-line and rich personalities of the hardworking community have continuously been strong influences on his work.

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Timothy Gaewsky

Timothy Gaewsky is an interdisciplinary artist who is currently working in appropriation, assemblage, video and sculptural installations. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art.  

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