Julie graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston as an art major in 1967. She taught in the Waltham Public Schools. Since retiring, she is painting full time and teaching. She is a master artist member of Cape Cod Art Center, Vice President of New England Watercolor Society, member of South Shore Art Center and the Nauset Painters.
Ellen Duarte has been creating a Christmas card almost every year since taking up botanical illustration more than a decade ago, when she began her studies at Wellesley College Botanic Garden. She earned her Certificate of Botanical Illustration in 2015. Ellen grew up in Maine and raised her family on Cape Cod. She currently resides in Centerville and is still frequently visiting Maine. She and her husband enjoy three grown children and many grandchildren.
Robert received his Bachelor of Professional Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. For 22 years he was an Art Director at J Walter Thompson and at Kenyon and Eckhardt Ad agencies in New York. He is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Penn. Watercolor Society.
Received her BFA in Printmaking from Southeastern Mass University and her MFA in painting from UMASS Dartmouth. Her work is represented by Cove Gallery in Wellfleet and Chapman Art Gallery in Cotuit. She is an award winning artist, her artwork has been included in juried regional, national and international shows.
Mellissa Morris is currently the artist in residence for the town of Barnstable, she lives and works in a creative Art Space open to the public year-round. Mellissa has shown her work throughout Cape Cod and new England. Mellissa has been teaching Abstract Painting and drawing courses for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in fine arts Painting, and is a certified practitioner in Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation, and energy Reiki Healing. Born and raised on Cape Cod Mass, Mellissa is the eldest daughter of seven children, Mother of her only daughter Lilly and her two cats, Nido and Leo. If Mellissa isn’t at her studio making and creating copious amounts of work, you can find her at her owned and operated restaurant The Little Sandwich Shop in Hyannis. More about Mellissa and her work can be found at Mellissamorris.com
Artist Statement: I think that this world and my human experience is a phenomenal and magical happening. There are so many unexplainable truths regarding cycles, the spirit, the endless universe, and our humble human existence. In my work I record and research my memories and my imagination to become closer to the interconnectivity of this massive system of life. With paint I transform emotions into color, experiences into shapes, and imagination and spirit into material.
Jim is an award winning photographer who has been photographing digitally for over 10 years. He has conducted numerous Lightroom classes and presentations for different camera clubs; these presentations have ranged from brief survey lectures on Lightroom capabilities to in-depth classes where the entire scope of the program is presented.
Karen Pinard has been seriously painting since moving to Cape Cod in 2005. Her medium of choice is works on paper that include watercolor and mono-types although many of her floral studies and abstracts are done with water mixable oils. Karen achieved an Associate Masters in Ikebana studying in Japan for five years. She is an avid gardener with a small landscape consulting firm, Art of the Garden. “My artwork is inspired by the unending beauty of nature and my experience with floral and landscape design. Working with water media on beautiful paper is an intriguing medium with unpredictable experience and there is freshness to the process which is perfect for landscapes and botanical interpretations. Between the fine lines of abstraction, impression, and representation lies great possibilities to express what is unique and perhaps elicit an emotional response or memory.”
Susan Simon’s award winning photography specializes in local seascapes, landscapes, osprey studies, and close-up pictures of details in nature. A juried artist and board member of the Cape Cod Art Center, Susan’s work has been exhibited at multiple galleries and museums in Massachusetts. In May of 2014, her “Icicle Studies” were included in the 3-person exhibit “Light Matter” at the Griffin Museum of Photography, in Winchester. Additionally, Susan teaches photography to teens and adults, leads photo walks, and helps organize Click! Photography conference each fall sponsored by the Photography Center of Cape Cod. A retired middle school teacher, Susan now devotes her time largely to fine art photography.
Bob’s award-winning traditional and contemporary fine art images hang in homes and office across the US and Europe. His work has appeared in national magazines, in advertising and at Soho Arts, Osterville Fine Art, Samuel-Day Gallery, Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, the Venice Art Center and Abbacino Galleria. A recipient of the New England Camera Club Council’s prestigious MNEC Master Member appellation, Bob teaches photography, leads workshops, judges exhibitions and competitions and presents seminars and programs across the Northeast and in Florida.
Odin Kaeselau Smith is a native Cape Codder who resides in Harwich, MA. She is a professional artist and instructor, as well as a mother of 5 sons, who uses her “spare” moments to capture time, light and emotion through her artwork.
John Tunney is a fine-art photographer and instructor, leading classes, workshops and tours on Cape Cod and elsewhere. A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, John’s award-winning work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His book, The Four Seasons of Cape Cod, was published in January 2016. His images have appeared in Fodor’s Florida, the Guardian newspaper, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod magazine, the Cape Codder and in ads, brochures and websites. A former board member and president of Cape Cod Art Center, he developed educational programs for the organization and helped found and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and the annual Click! Photography Conference.
Betty Wiley is an award-winning free-lance photographer and instructor who resides on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she has lived in the northeast for over 35 years. She leads photography workshops and teaches post-processing classes on the South Shore and Cape Cod. Her classes and workshops have received many accolades from her students and she is well known for her skill in the darkroom. Betty is also a frequent speaker to camera clubs and meet-up groups. Her images frequently appear in a various publications including Cape Cod magazine, Chatham magazine and South Shore Living. While she specializes in nature and landscape photography, she also operates a small portrait studio in her home.
Mary Wojciechowski, a retired visual arts teacher, received her BFA degree from the University of Connecticut. She is a signature member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, a juried artist in the Cape Cod Art Center and is a member of the Attleboro Arts Museum, the Monotype Guild of New England and Collective Marks Artists. Mary’s work has often been accepted into juried exhibitions, local, regional and national and has received awards. She is currently represented by Gallery 31, Orleans, MA and True Grit Art Gallery, Middleborough, MA.