Our Team Members

ARTISTS

     We are so grateful for the generous artists who make Art for Change possible by donating their creative works.

Below you can find all details about their work and where to find them online.

Preview this year’s art available for auction here.

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Alexander

Photographer

Alexander is a Pittsburgh photographer. He is interested in the recontextualization of the object, particularly architectural...

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G. Michael Beigay

Photographer

Michael is a free-lance photographer residing in the Central Northside of Pittsburgh, PA.
Michael specializes in...

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Norman Brown

Artist

I am a self-taught artist. My work includes acrylic paintings of fantasy figures, landscapes, still life compositions of real and made...

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Charlena Cunningham

Artist

Charlena "Pudge" Cunningham hails from Pennsylvania and has a college degree and graduate work in Art Education. She works...

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Danielle Gensler

Artist & Designer

Danielle Gensler is a Pittsburgh-based artist and designer. Her work is bold and colorful, drawing inspiration mainly from the...

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Jeffrey Katrencik

Artist

My favorite artists are Chaim Soutine, Emil Nolde, James Ensor, Leonardo Da Vinci. I love the mad eccentrics. There are thousands of...

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Deborah Kollar

Artist

Deborah Kollar is a traditional Asian Sumi-e Brush Painter. As a current member of Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the National...

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Brant Meehan

Artist

I attended my first art class when I was 5 years old. At 16, I launched a hand painted clothing line called Unlimited Possibilities...

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Ellen Chisdes Neuberg

Artist

Formerly the owner/director of GalleriE CHIZ on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside for 22 years, Ellen is using the building, with its...

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Chuck Sawyer

Artist

My name is Chuck Sawyer and my passion is creating works of art on my lathe. Using crotches, burls, root segments and other...

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Husein Taherbhai

Artist

My name is Husein Taherbhai. I’m a retired Principal Research Scientist who now does painting (all types of...

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Emerson Aniceto

Photographer

Creating the perfect photograph requires more than just pressing the shutter at the precise moment and at the right time.

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Leyna Bonanno

Artist

Leyna Bonanno was raised in upstate New York and finds inspiration in the woodland hills of the Hudson Valley. Her work reflects an appreciation...

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Kathleen Kase Burk

Artist

Kathleen Kase Burk has exhibited her drawings in regional and national shows for over thirty years, winning many awards...

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Diana D'Agostino

Artist

Diana D’Agostino is a mixed-media artist from Pittsburgh, PA, with a love of good food, vibrant art,
and telling stories. A passionate...

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Barbara Broff Goldman

Artist

After raising 4 sons I attended Community College, earning 2 associates degrees, in English and Graphic...

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June Kielty

Artist

June Kielty is primarily a self-taught artist who has experimented with different methods of batiking over the past ten years. She does many...

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Michael Lies

Artist

The capacity of the artist is having sensitivity to life. The driving force behind each painting is the fusion of creative energy and passion.

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George Thomas Mendel

Photographer

George Thomas Mendel has been behind a camera for nearly 40 years. He started in wedding and art photography and moved into the...

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Jesse Renner

Artist

Jesse is finishing her senior year of high school at PA Cyber, and is a client at Persad. She is part of the LGBTQ+ community, and...

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Samira Shaheen

Artist

My Middle Eastern background, activism, and extensive travel inspire my art. Through memories, photos, and...

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Rebecca Bailey

Photographer

Photographs can be more than just frozen images. Images can stop time and expose the feelings of the moment. Through creativity...

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John James Bond

Artist

John James Bond, a native of Pittsburgh who still lives and works in the area, has been creating art for over four decades. He is a...

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Melissa Ciccocioppo

Artist

Melissa Ciccocioppo is a 30 year old artist residing in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an...

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Desaturated Worlds

Artists

Before love transformed our lives, we were two people existing in what felt like desaturated worlds. We were artistically gagged – colorless...

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Mary Hamilton

Artist

Mary Hamilton, member of Associated artists of Pittsburgh, and Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh is best known as a printmaker...

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George Kollar

Artist

George started his photographic endeavors while serving in
the U.S. Army in Karlsruhe, Germany. It led him into his career...

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Jennifer Marcin

Artist

Inspiration is everywhere. I use art to communicate with the world around me. My goals are to be mindful of each moment and to treasure...

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Helen Naimark

Artist

Art has always been an extension of Helen Naimark’s life. It is an expression of her imagination.
Studies of design at Art...

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Joann Renner

Artist

I love architecture and urban life! Depth of field composition, how color and light move over the elements and textures allow for the...

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Mary Jean Stabile

Artist

Mary Jean Stabile is a native Pittsburgher and has been an illustrator, painter, and teacher all of her life. Her career as an...

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Art Committee

Questions regarding art donations.

Johanna Smith

Questions regarding corporate sponsorship, volunteering, the silent auction gallery, and anything else related to Art for Change.

Leigh Frank

Questions regarding restaurant sponsorship and media inquires.

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