Listee Features — August 15, 2019


Renowned watercolorist Carolyn Grossé Gawarecki is proud of the mark she has left on others. Her dream of pursuing art began in high school, when a teacher noticed her talent. Ms. Grossé Gawarecki was excited by the idea, so she earned a Bachelor of Education from Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and completed graduate coursework at the University of Colorado and at the University of California Berkeley. This propelled her to her first professional positions as teacher at Highland Park High School and first woman exhibiting artist for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Ms. Grossé Gawarecki’s work earned her much acclaim, so much so that she decided to step out on her own as

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Drawing and painting all her life, Honey Kurlander has garnered experience in a wide variety of subject matters and styles. She is inspired by what she sees and where she is, so for a while, she focused on New York scenes. Ms. Kurlander would visit places throughout the city and sketch them, and then go home and paint. Her work also features a lot of flowers and people. Her preferred mediums are oil and acrylic, and her style encompasses a mixture of impressionism, surrealism, abstraction and realism.​Over the years, Ms. Kurlander has built a strong reputation for her showings in art exhibitions and juried competitions. Some of her most notable solo exhibitions were at the Kaigado Gallery in Japan, Gallerie

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Renowned for her extraordinary floral and still life paintings, Claudia Seymour is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue exploring her “lifelong fascination with the visual effects of color.” Her preferred mediums are pastel and oil, as she feels they have the best capacity to capture the depth and focus she strives to achieve. At the moment, Ms. Seymour is displaying her work at various annual members’ exhibitions through the Salmagundi Club, although she has participated in more than 200 national and international juried exhibitions in total. Her most recent include the American Women Artists Annual Exhibition in 2018, the Pastel Society of America from 2016 to 2017 and the International Guild of Realism from 2015 to 2017. Some other

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An esteemed artist and painter, Judith-Ann Saks is thrilled to be living out her childhood dream. She started out by completing coursework at the Texas Academy of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Rice University before ultimately earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tulane University in 1966. She furthered her education with postgraduate work at the University of Houston in 1967.​After completing her academic studies, Ms. Saks dove right into her field. She participated in group shows at the Birmingham Museum of Art in 1967, the Meinhard Galleries in 1977, the Galerie Barbizon in 1980 and the Park Crest Gallery in 1981, as well as shows at the Margolis Gallery between 2005 and 2006. In 2008,

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Drawing before she could even write, Mimi Gross is proud to have turned her passion into a long and fruitful career. She is best known for her paintings and interior and exterior installations, although she is also experienced as a set and costume designer, having worked with the dancer Douglas Dunn since 1978. Ms. Gross considers this to be an ongoing highlight; most recently, between 2016 and 2017, she contributed to “Antipodes” for him and his group. On the other side of the spectrum, her most recent projects include group exhibitions with the Derek Eller Gallery, the Gray Gallery at New York University, the Brattleboro Museum of Art, the Kempner Gallery at the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library,

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Backed by more than three decades of professional excellence, Dr. Qinqin Liu continues to pursue her goal of transforming complex science into simplified and informative art. The combination of art and science suits Dr. Liu well, as she was introduced to both at an early age by her father and she finds the thought processes to be much the same. Her work focuses on shared ecosystems and living environments related to changing climates and human health.​Earlier in Dr. Liu’s career, she primarily sought to bolster her scientific knowledge, experience and standing. She did this by obtaining positions as a part-time ecology faculty member at the City College of San Francisco, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley, and

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Louise H. Jordan is a survivor. A survivor of Pearl Harbor, a survivor of being a single mom to four kids, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina…and despite it all, she has thrived. Driven by a creative energy, she turned her surroundings into inspirations and, over the years, blossomed into the well-known and respected contemporary New Orleans painter and art educator she is today. If she could offer any advice to the younger generations, it would be “Keep at it! Always believe in yourself.”​Born in China in 1938, Ms. Jordan began to pursue her passion for fine arts at Smith College, and continued at the Torpedo Factory and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. She proceeded to build her brand,

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 Drawn to nature, Carolyn Zaroff loves sharing the beauty she sees with others through oil paintings. She chose the medium because of the way it reflects light and allows her to capture scenes such as the vineyards of her home in Northern California or the sunset reflecting off the San Francisco Bay in great depth. In an interview with Saatchi Art, Ms. Zaroff discussed her inspiration, stating, “My feelings about nature tumble out in bold color. My eye seeks the unexpected and I am drawn to contrast between simple forms and complex layers.” She is represented by the Art People Gallery in San Francisco, the San Francisco Women’s Art Gallery and the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, and is thrilled to

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Art has been a part of Bernice K. Faegenburg’s life ever since she was a little girl. Through years of hard work, she turned her passion into a booming career, and is now renowned as a contemporary artist in the metro New York region. She currently uses her experiences to teach creative arts workshops, where she offers instruction in mediums like silk screen printing, digital photography, and transferring to canvas, and in her own silk screen printing service. Additionally, Ms. Faegenburg has been participating in one-man shows since 1972. Most recently, in 2017, she hosted a show at her house in the Hamptons in association with the Artist Alliance of East Hampton and had solo shows at the Viridian Gallery and

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According to the Boca Raton Magazine, Patricia Nix’s art is “the right kind of crazy.” A Texas native with roots in New York and France, Ms. Nix draws from the rich cultures and styles she has encountered to create her masterpieces. Her extraordinary collection includes paintings and sculptures full of beauty, mystery and magic unlike anything else in the art world; it challenges viewers to respond. Ms. Nix’s first taste of the field came while growing up as an only child and, loving it, she devoted herself to developing her skills. After completing first solo exhibition in New York in 1977, she knew she was in it for life.​Now, at 80, Ms. Nix shows no signs of slowing down. She

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