Art and design have always been an integral part of my life — from creative writing, painting, fashion, and sculpture to shaping pottery on the wheel or by hand. I began studying art at an early age, and in high school, I spent countless hours in the ceramics studio.
Janet Dance uses oil paint mixed with beeswax on canvas as the medium for these paintings using the brush, palette knife and occasionally a heat gun to move the paint around the canvas.
Josh Schwartz uses materials with historical relevance to both aspects of American history to create pieces with functionality.
Ward Van Haute's energetic brushwork combined with a bold color palette serves to enhance the relationship between light and pigment in his reverse glass paintings.
Lara Holland loves to create with almost any kind of media. She focuses mainly on jewelry, beadery, and metals, enjoying the natural elements of the Earth in her work.
William's passion comes in finding the harmony between different pieces, allowing him to create furniture that's both visually appealing and unique.
Using stone, sea glass, shells, fossils, and art beads Staci Louise Smith creates all of her jewelry and components by hand in her home in South Eastern PA. Purchase her art here.
Inspired by her family and friends, Valerie takes ordinary objects and creates extraordinary lamps.
Jesse Shaw is a printmaker primarily working in relief prints carved from linoleum blocks. His work is based in the narrative, satirical, political, and social commentary tradition of the graphic print.
I begin my artwork with an “automatic” process, which allows me to express sensations of consciousness through line, color and movement.
The majority of my art incorporates monotypes, relief printing, letterpress, book arts, photography, digital, and collaged paper.
The landscape pieces, which I created as collages, reference the many different countries in the Middle East that are being affected by wars.
My work, derived from a generative process I refer to as “shadow mapping,” captures time by tracing shadows as they traverse an architectural construct while it being built over one day.
Melissa’s art work is that of 5th generation Artist influenced by a family steeped in Pennsylvania Folk Art.
My oil paintings distill film-musical images into fading ethereal scenes that transcend their original contexts and illicit dream-like spaces that serve as settings for new narratives.
I am especially interested in the power of land- and cityscapes to record and imply narrative. My recent work in paper and book formats focuses on the interaction of public and private history patterns and the individual stories that compose them.
After working 24 years as a museum educator and university gallery director, I have returned to the printmaking studio. I am studying intaglio with Professor Evan Summer at Kutztown University. I also am a member of The Printmakers’ Society of the Lehigh Valley (PSLV) and Southern Graphics Council (SGC).
Keith Garubba's work is an abstract exploration and critique of the relationship between Art and Science, while celebrating the ornamented spectacles and exhilarating spirit that can thrive that this intersection.
Scott Cantrell works mostly with traditional art materials such as pencil, paper, paint, canvas, photo and ink referentially commenting on the illusions created with these materials.
Bryan Fellenbaum creates abstract images based on the beauty of found objects and the formal principles of design.
Anthony lives In the Bronx and Allentown Pennsylvania with a studio at the Banana Factory Art Center in Bethlehem, PA. He has taught at such institutions as the University of Michigan, Parsons, Princeton and Maryland Institute College of Art.