Currently on Exhibit at the Library
Julia Heinke is an artist from Clearwater, Florida. She teaches art camps and art classes for adults, teens, and children at the Safety Harbor Museum. Julia doesn’t like to feel artisticly limited, so she works in a variety of 2D and 3D media and styles. She is available for art commissions and portraiture. Julia also does event caricaturing, private and group lessons, and art parties.
Currently On Exhibit at City HallShawn Dell Joyce painted and drew all her and was raised on her family’s citrus farm in the Rio Grande Valley. She worked on the farm most of her life, and thought she would take over from her grandparents when an unseasonable freeze killed off her family’s orchards and the farm was sold. The young woman moved North and studied painting and drawing at the University of North Texas. After graduation in 1986 she began her career as an artist’s apprentice in NY’s SoHo area, and worked in the studios of many prestigious artists including Jeff Koons, Mark Kostabi, and Ronnie Cutrone. Working for other artists was a greater education than college, so Shawn Dell began to look for other artists to apprentice.
Her love of the landscape called her North to the Hudson Valley, where she studied the work of Hudson River School artists from the 1800s. Shawn Dell began teaching a series of plein air painting classes in 2000 throughout the Hudson Valley. Her classes became so popular that she hired other artists, and founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School. Almost twenty years later, her nonprofit has grown to encompass a beautiful historic home with 5 classrooms, three galleries, 25 teaching artists and 40 represented artists. During this period, she was executive director of the Wallkill River School of Art, a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of preserving agricultural history while creating economic opportunity for local artists. The Wallkill River School continues to bring cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. She is still honored as founder and on the board of directors.
Shawn Dell's Website
Currently on Exhibit at the Museum
Caroline Karp has a lifelong love of painting, travel, nature
Numerous works of hers can be seen in homes and businesses nationwide and in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Germany
Caroline earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida State University. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. Caroline Is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and Lucky Cat Yoga and a registered Music Together Teacher. With more than 30 years of experience teaching fine art to children and adults, Caroline has combined her passions
She is a member of the Florida Chalk Artists Association, Gulf Coast Artist Association, and The Exhibiting Artist’s Society. Caroline can most often be found
• Hyde park Chalk Festival 2011 Award of Merri
• Safety Harbor Bloomin Chalk Fest 2011
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