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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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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Judy Barie

Artist

For the past 30 years Judy Barie has lived and worked as a studio artist outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been...

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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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Lauren Braun

Artist

Lauren Braun is a visual artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She works in collage, drawing and painting. This year (2021) Lauren...

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Jacob Brown

Artist

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t involved in creating art. Being the youngest in a creative family, I was always...

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Melissa Ciccocioppo

Artist

Bambi’s Clay Design is the result of a hobby turned obsession from the creative mind of Melissa Ciccocioppo...

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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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Anna Divinsky

Artist

Anna Divinsky is an Assistant Professor of Art and School of Visual Arts Online Coordinator. Anna’s expertise lies...

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Brian Ferrell

Artist

Brian Ferrell is an artist who creates one-of-a-kind furniture, tableware, and lighting in Jeannette, PA...

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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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Dan Harris

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Deborah Hosking

Photographer

Deborah Hosking has lived, worked and shown work in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles and, since 2005...

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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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Susan Laird

Photographer

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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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Grace Magyar

Artist

Grace Magyar is a mixed media artist. Her work explores the poetics of the body and its experience with place and time...

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Bubs McKeg

Artist & Musician

Bubs McKeg is an award wining blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and performing artist. As a solo artists he is known...

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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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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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Corey Ochi (Ochai)

Artist

Corey Ochai, a native of Braddock and longtime Sharpsburg resident, is a self-taught artist who concentrates his work...

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Lisa Platt

Artist

Ms. Platt's work, which now includes mosaic sculptures, can be seen around the city. She has crafted a mosaic piece

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Duane Rieder

Photographer

Duane Rieder has been a successful advertising photographer for twenty years. His career began while in art school...

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SPAZ

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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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Rachel Short

Artist

Rachel Short is a Nurse Practitioner in the Pittsburgh area and has donated a creative collage collage piece to Art for Change...

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Erica Tamburo

Artist

With each work, my mission is to infuse your space with the pure, natural exuberance of blooming flowers and the

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Joseph G Toney

Artist

Joseph G Toney is a wood working artist living in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Barry Wicks

Artist

Barry Wicks is a stylist, musician, and artist from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He is one half of...

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Emerson Aniceto

Photographer

Emerson Aniceto Productions is a Brazil - Brasília and USA - Pittsburgh,PA Digital Design Studio offering to his clients photography

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Merritt Bailey

Artist

Have paint brush will travel! ...

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Baron Batch

Artist

Baron Batch is a multidimensional artist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, designer, community organizer, and positivity activist...

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Patricia Bellan-Gillen

Artist

Patricia Bellan-Gillen lives and works in rural Western Pensylvania. She recently retired from Carnegie Mellon University after...

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Christopher Boring

Artist

Christopher Boring is a Pittsburgh based artist. Christopher received his BFA from Edinboro University in Drawing and...

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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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Margaret Cartieri

Artist

Margaret Cartieri is a mixed media artist living in Glenshaw, PA.

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Seth Clark

Artist

Clark grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts and studied close to home in Providence at the Rhode Island School of Design...

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Dan Deibler

Artist

Dan Deibler is a painter living in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Julie Farber

Artist

Julie Farber is an avid artist and jeweler. She currently teaches jewelry-metal shop at Pittsburgh Allderdice High...

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Terri Geever

Artist

Pittsburgh native Teri Geever enjoys sharing her love of drawing and painting with others through teaching. In her paintings...

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Barbara Broff Goldman

Artist

Barbara Broff Goldman is a printmaker, bookbinder/book artist and fiber artist. She is a founding member of the Pittsburgh Book Arts Collective...

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Annie Heisey

Artist

Annie Heisey is an artist and educator living and working in her native city of Pittsburgh, PA. Heisey's work has been...

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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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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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Jill E Larson

Artist

Jill Larson explores ideas of life and death, the passing of time, change and acceptance. Searching for beauty that can be found...

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Adam Linn

Artist

Adam Linn is an artist based in Pittsburgh working in drawing and print media. His work explores a seductive landscape of anthropomorphism and...

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Leah Maretsky

Artist

Leah Maretsky is an artist and photographer living in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Laura Jean McLaughlin

Artist

Laura Jean McLaughlin received an MFA in ceramics from West Virginia University. Laura Jean’s work has been...

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G. Minor

Artist

G. Minor is a local ceramics artist who wished to donate to Art for Change anonymously.

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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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Linda Pearce

Artist

Linda L Pearce, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health at the University...

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Lynn Ratkovich

Artist

I have been doing painting, photography, and mixed media art for many years now. My main focus is painting which is...

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Scott Roller

Photographer

Scott Roller is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based photographer, writer, designer, and media professional. Raised in...

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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

"Samira Shaheen is a multidisciplinary artist working in oil acrylic and recycle objects for art. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts...

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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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Jacki Temple

Artist

My professional life is centered in art and all it embraces, as well as in providing efficient, reliable project management...

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Stephen Tuomala

Artist

Stephen Tuomala is a visual artist living/working in Pittsburgh. He has shown extensively in Pittsburgh and in...

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Lynne B

Artist

Lynne B. is a mix media artist, independent curator and music archivist. "I work with found objects and I like to layer...

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Freddie Bainbridge

Artist

After 30 years in the Design and Specification Businesses, My Art is designed to be distinctive, abstract and individual...

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Pati Beachley

Artist

Pati Beachley is a non-binary sculptor living in Pittsburgh. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University...

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Shari Lynn Bennett

Artist

Shari Lynn Bennett is often accused of smiling a lot and being easy to work with. She has many years of successful...

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Victoria Bradley

Artist

I am a figurative artist, who thrills in a rare, antique, or unusual canvas. My Raleigh, North Carolina studio looks out over

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Zach Brown

Artist

Zach Brown was born and raised in the small town of Mars Pennsylvania. After high school he attended the Rhode Island School...

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Tony Cavalline

Artist

Tony is a mixed media artist based in Pittsburgh. Much of his work explores the subjective nature of memory...

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Andrew Jowdy Collins

Artist

Andrew Jowdy Collins (AJ) uses porcelain and an original palette of matte glazes to handcraft one-of-a-kind ceramics that enliven interiors...

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Margot Dermody

Artist

Margot Dermody is an artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. Born in Maryland, she was exposed to art and science at a young age...

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Brian Fencl

Artist

Brian Fencl is currently a Professor of Art at West Liberty University in West Virginia where he teaches drawing, painting...

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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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Suman Gupta

Artist

Suman Gupta paints landscapes, but for him the hills, rivers and the forests are not merely physical spaces...

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Janese Hexon

Artist

My travels through Europe and Africa have remained a strong influence on my philosophy that art must communicate...

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Edward J Kachurik

Glass Artist

Ed Kachurik was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 2, 1957. He began working with hot glass in 1978.

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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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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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Dale Luce

Artist

Dale Luce is a painter living in Allegheny County, PA.

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Monica Cervone McElwain

Artist

Hello, my name is Monica Cervone McElwain, I have recently moved back to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from Denver...

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Brant E 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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Sandra Moore

Artist

I have adapted an indigenous horsehair reduction technique and applied it to sculptural forms. The pieces are...

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Diana Niepp

Artist

Diana Niepp's unique jewelry designs have been featured in such venerable establishments as Saks Fifth Avenue, Atmosphere Gallery in Soho, New York...

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Richard W Pian

Artist

Painter Richard Pian draws inspiration from the unexpected sights and spaces found in our urban world. With an iridescent...

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Joann Renner

Artist

Joann Renner grew up during the 1960s-70s in York, PA and Seaside Heights, NJ alternately. She earned her BA Studio Art/Art History...

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SCRAPMASTERWORKS

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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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Barbara Shema

Artist

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

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Nancy McNary Smith

Artist

Nancy McNary Smith has been a professional potter, working primarily in porcelain but also with other clay bodies...

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Sam Thorp

Artist

Sam creates exceptionally bold renderings of human strength and beauty. Figure drawing, portraiture, illustration...

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David Watts

David is well known for his Pierogi Sculptures. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Associated Artists...

David is well known for his Pierogi Sculptures. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.

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.

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