Our Team Members

ARTISTS

     We are so grateful for the generous artists who made Art for Change 2020 possible by donating their creative works.

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

We are currently accepting donations of art for the 2021 Art for Change

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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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Sheila Manion Artz

Artist

Sheila Manion Artz makes art as visual markings of her process, journey and transformations. She has exhibited locally...

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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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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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Jean Davis

Artist

Growing up in Pittsburgh, a city both beautiful and inspiring, informed my understanding that art can be seen in many, sometimes...

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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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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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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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Tim Krikston

Photographer

Tim Krikston is a Pittsburgh-based freelance photographer. His passion is street shooting scenes that are indicative of...

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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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Bobbi Mutinelli

Artist

Bobbi Mutinelli is a Pittsburgh born artist. She primarily works in acrylic paints on canvas or on wood. Bobbi sells originals...

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Diana Niepp

Artist

Diana Niepp received a BFA in jewely design from Edinboro University and studied jewelry design at the University of Copenhagen...

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William Pfahl

Artist

I am a plein air painter utilizing oil and pastel. I am a long time member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) and also the...

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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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Samira Shaheen

Artist

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

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Ben Skinker

Artist

Ben Skinker is an evolving ceramic artist and experienced family physician who wishes to continue support...

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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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Irving Amen

Artist

Born in New York City in 1918, Amen began drawing at the age of four. A scholarship to the Pratt Institute was...

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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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Mary Jane Bent

Artist

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, I went to a Quaker school called George School in Bucks County, PA, and graduated...

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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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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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Rae Gold

Artist

Created wearable art exhibiting and selling to boutiques around the country for 25 years. Created fashion shows at...

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Scott Hunter

Artist

Scott studied painting and art history at Boston University. He graduated in 1993 after a classically structured education based...

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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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Chaz Letzkus

Artist

Chaz began his unique style of drawing after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Economics...

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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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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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Mark Panza

Artist

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been visually oriented. My earliest memories consist of a series of images...

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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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Richard Seech

Artist

Richard Seech is a retired art teacher. In his artwork, he examines environments both urban and natural. He is...

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Christopher Shellhammer

Artist

Artist Christopher Shellhammer was born in 1962 in Pennsylvania.
In kindergarten years, since he was...

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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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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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Pati Beachley

Artist

Pati Beachley (1971) is a sculptor living in Pittsburgh. Originally from Baltimore, she moved to Pittsburgh to teach at Seton Hill...

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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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Brian Ferrell

Artist

Brian Ferrell (b. 1977) is an artist who creates one-of-a-kind furniture, tableware, and lighting using wood, ceramic, and metal...

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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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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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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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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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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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Eric Petty

Artist

A Pittsburgh transplant specializing in just about any form of art you could ever possibly want. Check out the...

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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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Brian Sesack

Photographer

Brian Sesack is an American photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a self-taught artist, he can’t...

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Barbara Shema

Artist

Over the past several years, I've been pushing the boundaries between various art processes… photography...

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Douglas Swankler

Artist

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA then moved to Los Angeles to study fashion. My early art influence was a friend and street...

CONTACT

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.

Persad Center

For LGBTQ+ mental health, community, and substance abuse services