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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Elise Siegel


1980-81 Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC, Post-graduate study in sculpture
1972-74 Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC, BFA
1969-71 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1988 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
MacDowell Art Colony Fellowship
1986 Yaddo Art Colony Fellowship
1982 Canada Council Art Bank Purchase
1981 Canada Council Grant

2008- Pratt Institute – Undergraduate & graduate ceramics

1985- Greenwich House Pottery

1984-99 Marymount Manhattan College - Undergraduate & continuing education

1987-88 Teachers and Writers Collaborative - Artist in Residence

1979-82 Emily Carr College of Art - Outreach Faculty

© Elise Siegel

Jaume Laporta

Jaume Laporta was born in Barcelona in 1940 to a family with a long artistic tradition. He started painting when he was 14 years old. In 1957 he began studies at the Fine Arts School of the University of Barcelona. There he studied sculpture as well as painting, and ultimately graduated with a degree in painting.

In 1967 Laporta worked as an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the Institute of Seville. Later on he became Professor of Painting at the Barcelona Institute.

In the 1970 Laporta settled down in Costa Brava, attracted by the singularity and beauty of the Mediterranean landscape. While drawing at the beach in 1981, he decided that from that moment he would dedicate his creative skill to capturing the seafaring world with the greatest artistic realism possible. In his oil and pastel paintings, Laporta tries to maintain a realistic feel while playing with his paints and brushtrokes and avoiding an excessive faithfulness to reality. Boats and fisher men's items achieve a leading role in his works, his passion and skill filling them with life and being.

Laporta'swork is widely exhibited and collected throughout Spain”in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, , Gerona”and abroad in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Andorra, and Portugal, among other countries. His paintings are found in numerous public and private collections.

© Jaume Laporta

Diane Garcès de Marcilla

Diane Garces De Marcilla peintre contemporain, figuration contemplative, huile et acrylique - Franco-Cubaine, vit et travaille à Toulouse - FRANCE

Enrichie de ses cultures cubaine et française, Diane Garcès de Marcilla peint des instants d'intimités. Ses nus, comme la série de ses "Reflets", témoignent d'une intériorité silencieuse et chargée de mystères. Ses cadrages inattendus renforcent le sujet. Elle expose depuis 1985 à Paris, Barcelone, Miami (USA), Bordeaux, comme à Toulouse où elle vit.


© Diane Garcès de Marcilla

Elsa Muñoz

born: May 26, 1983 - Chicago, IL, USA

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois


2006 Sick Child, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Best of Show, Alex and Lynette Ross Award

First Place, Fine Art

2005 Natalie, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Best of Show, Alex and Lynette Ross Award

Award of Excellence, Fine Art

Award of Excellence, Student Choice

"With stylistic realism as a unifying ideal, the diverse subject matter addressed in my work is connected by a common regard for simplicity, intimacy and atmospheric tone. My foundation in academic realism significantly influences the recurrent themes in my paintings. The human figure, still life arrangements and various natural elements are all employed as symbolic devices that are used to explore broader narratives."

© Elsa Muñoz


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