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Liz Bradbury
Woodwork, Design, Photos, Prints

Allentown, PA

Lehigh County

610-432-5449

liztrish@aol.com
www.boudicapublishing.com

Liz Bradbury has participated in art & craft shows all over the US. Her most recent work includes the national prize winning PA Diversity Network Photo Project: 200 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality.

Additional series she is working on now include handcolored and altered erotic vintage and original prints for those who laud the aesthetic qualities of women’s (and men's) bodies - sales of these works total over 100 framed prints. She has also recently exhibited a series of shadow boxes that include found objects and nude images.

Bradbury holds a bachelor's of Fine Art degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Master's of Fine Art degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

She is also an author.

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RAFAEL J. CAÑIZARES
Ceramics

rafjcanizares@enter.net

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Colombia, South America, Rafael immigrated with his family to the United States in 1984, taking up residency in Allentown. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He attended the Corcoran School of Art in 1994-1995; and received a Bachelor of Arts, Art Studio from Bloomsburg University in 1991. He is a 1986 graduate of Louis E. Dieruff High School, Allentown.

His work has been exhibited at the Allentown Art Museum, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, and the State Capital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, among others.

Rafael sees art as the merging of design, aesthetic subjectivity, and vision through the application of skills developed by the artist to manipulate, shape, and transform the chosen medium or media (be it the body, clay, paint, sound, language, etc.).

Rafael believes the primary role/contribution of an artist in any community is to make art. In doing so, artists can become mirrors, allowing the community to look at itself reflected in the work. Artists can act as telescopes, bringing subjects, ideas, and possibilities to a discernible plane. Artists can be microscopes, facilitating the scrutiny of otherwise invisible elements. Artists can also function as speakers and amplifiers, allowing the community to hear the voices of its members, specially the marginalized and the outsider. These functions often intertwine and overlap.

At the end of 2006, Rafael returned to work full time in his art studio. He spent the last two years as Ensemble Member, actor, and educator at
Touchstone Theatre, located in Southside Bethlehem. Through play and improvisation, but grounded on technical mastery and discovery, his new work continues to explore bottles as subject matter. This exploration focuses on the metaphorical and functional qualities of the archetypal vessel.

Rafael attempts to address, through art, questions related to aesthetics, spirituality, gender, gender roles, sexual identity, power, and how they impact our perceptions, experiences, and our lives.

Rafael Canizares
Rafael Canizares makes hand-coiled clay vessels. His work for this show is part of a new series.

Rafael Canizares is a ceramics sculptor who has been featured in a variety of major shows and collections. He had a solo show of his hand built bottle sculptures at the Allentown Art Museum in 2003. His work in that show were bottles as large of six feet and as small as six inches with patterned surface decorations.

Canizares holds a Master's degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He lives in Allentown and maintains a studio in the Silkwerks building.


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Evelyn Deutsch
E jewelry creations

Allentown, PA

Lehigh County

ecreations@hotmail.com

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www.prettylittlegems.etsy.com
www.myspace.com/prettylittlegems

Welcome to pretty little gems - the place to buy Hand Crafted Artisan Jewelry for every day,and every occasion, of your life. Each piece is lovingly hand made, and most are One Of A Kind. I use Gems, Stones, hand blown glass, and other elements to create designs that are unique and fun to wear. Custom orders are always welcome. Please add me to your list of favorite sellers, and visit often.

WANT TO SEE MY JEWELRY LIVE AND CLOSE UP? WHY NOT HOST A JEWELRY PARTY - IF YOU LIVE IN OR NEAR THE EASTERN PART OF PA OR NEW JERSEY I WILL SET UP A SHOWING IN YOUR HOME. GATHER 10 OR MORE FRIENDS AND HAVE A FUN FILLED EVENING TRYING ON BLING! CONVO ME FOR MORE INFO~

Sterling silver wears well, lasts forever and polishes easily, even after many years of wear.

The ear wires on my earrings are all sterling silver, and most earrings can be interchanged to met your preference. I have french hooks, lever backs, posts, and even clip-ons, so if you have a preference, let me know.

I do a lot of craft shows in the PA, NJ, NY area, so come out and see my bling!

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Hilltop Studio
Bev Leviner
N. Sarangoulis

1343 Cross Keys Rd
Reading
PA

(Berks County)
610-926-3225
610-779-0708

ceramic tiles and mosaics

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Karl Howard
Wire Art

822 E. 8th Street,
Bethlehem, PA

Northampton County

Nationally Known Artist of wire sculpture and non-representational pieces.

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www.karlhoward.net

About the Artist:
Born in 1946, I attended Philadelphia College of Art from 1964 to 1968, when I went to San Francisco. I began making wire baskets in 1970. I sold them on the sidewalk in San Francisco for a few years. Then I began making wire things for stores, decorators, florists, and galleries. I have worked with wire steadily since 1970.
Here are pictures of some of the things I've made. My work is steel wire, galvanized, rusted or painted, some with found objects. I do not weld. All the joining is by bending. I have always enjoyed making things.

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Pete Lewnes
Glass Work

Allentown, PA

Peter Lewnes
Peter Lewnes shows glass pieces created in the swedish technique of graal which uses different color overlays that are sandblasted and further hotworked.

Peter Lewnes, originally from Jersey City, NJ primarily uses glass as a medium. He is interested mostly in glass blowing and mosaic created with stained glass. Having moved into Allentown three years ago, his focus is in setting up studio/gallery space in center city and arts community.


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Elizabeth Patterson
Fine Colored Pencil Drawing

California
(Participated in many PA Diversity Network Art Shows)

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www.eapfineart.com

To see pictures from a recent show in the LA of Elizabeth Patterson's work click here:
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/pictures?a=67b0de21b34ba0ec4598&sid=0AcNnDFm0ZMmTlg

Originally from Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Patterson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and relocated to the Los Angeles area in 1979. Since early childhood, she has worked in numerous mediums with a strong proclivity for graphite and color pencil rendering.
In 1986, Ms. Patterson traveled to Hawaii where she discovered the magnificence of the undersea world and its resident creatures. The visual impressions of that experience sparked an on-going fascination of sea life that, in time, inspired the artist to resurrect her art career after a thirteen-year hibernation. Ms. Patterson continues to expand her subject matter and demonstrate an admirable mastery of her chosen medium of color pencil. Her widely collected work has won critical acclaim and numerous awards including the prestigious honor of signature status in the Color Pencil Society of America.

Her arresting color pencil series of the undersea world launched her career and has inspired her to explore a variety of subjects and styles.

Elizabeth strives to make each drawing come alive with dimension, movement and illusion.

In 2005 se was featured in an article in the ADVOCATE magazine.

Awards include:

EXPLORE THIS! 4 Colored Pencil Society Exhibition
March, 2007 -- The San Francisco, CA District Chapter 210 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
 
La Quinta Arts Festival
La Quinta, CA
March, 2007 -- Award of Merit 2007 Award Winners

Sanford Prismacolor Colored Pencil Manufacturer
Prismacolor Premier Pencil Tin featuring "Mama's Boy"
July, 2006 -- Distributed throughout U.S. and Canada Click here to view EAP featured on Prismacolor Website

CPSA 14th Annual Colored Pencil Society Exhibition
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July, 2006 -- Five Year Merit Award

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Dianne Poindexter
Painter

Bethlehem, PA

Northampton County

610-207-0463

dianne@diannepoindexter.com
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www.diannepoindexter.com

As an artist I am drawn to many subjects in nature and life that inspire me emotionally. My affinity for music & theater, family & friends, social issues and the environment has allowed me to record my vision through paintings.

All of my work is derived from reference material, memory and intuition. The materials I like to use are oil, pen and ink, watercolor and graphite on canvas or paper.

My most recent work has been inspired from a trip I took this past year to the Amalfi Coast. The Reflections of Italy Series is a group of large and small scale paintings depicting the Mediterranean sea, water and marina life. My intent was to uncover the hidden beauty of ordinary imagery.

My process consists of many glazed layers of blues and greens mixed with soft hues of Alizarin crimson to create a translucent affect. I also used subtle shades of whites and warm yellows to accentuate the movement of water, space and depth.

In this body of work I have visually captured some of the most breathtaking imagery that is emotional, powerful and spiritually charged.


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Art Movements of Pittsburgh
Anthony Seeker

3324 California Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15212

PA County: Allegheny

artmovementspgh@comcast.net
www.artmovementspgh.zoomshare.com

Artist in Pittsburgh PA with large selection of gay erotic and tastefull nude works. Gallery also represents other emerging artist in the GLBT community.


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The Art of M. David Snyder
M. David Snyder


1931-E Pinehurst Ct Allentown, Pa 18109

PA County: Lehigh

610-295-2374

mattsnyder1970@gmail.com

http://asparagusspeaketh.wordpress.com/

Freelance Multi-artist offering talents wherever need be

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Switchplates Shop
Phil Healing
Kindall Goble

contact@switchplateshop.com

In solving a renovation dilemna of their own, Phil Healing (left) and Kindall Goble of Allentown decided to decorate switch plates. Their products are sold at Home & Planet in Bethlehem, and soon at Mayfair and on the Web. (Douglas Kilpatrick, Allentown Morning Call / April 30, 2008)
Read the full Morning Call article by clicking here: http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/all-switchplate.6378322may05,0,4721104.story


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The Underworld Art Studio
Cynthia Rodriguez

737 Linden St.
P.O Box 1311
Allentown
PA

(Lehigh County)

484.239.2513


picasso691@hotmail.com

Just about anything art related. Been active in the GLBT community for about 10 years. Art & Activism.

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