VISUAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS
SHELLI ROBINER ARDIZZONE
is a life member of the Art Students League where she has a Merit Scholarship this year. Her fine art work (she does oil
painting and pastel) and her decorative painting installations (with ArtZone Decorative Painting since 1986) are seen in the
tri-state area and across the U.S. The Flower Painting Workshop is a tribute and memorial to her mentor and instructor, Lisa
Specht, who held a similar workshop in June for 20 years.
is an award winning artist and past president of Ceres Gallery, now located in Chelsea. Her solo exhibitions include installations
at Fine Art Gallery, Westchester Community College, “Rooms” construction at Ceres Gallery, and others.
She taught at the Learning Annes, City College, and Riverdale Country School.
received her MFA in painting from Queens College in 1999, her BA from Binghamton University and a Masters in Education at
the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Through Queens Council on the Arts Ms. Spector has received a Queens Community
Arts Fund Grant via a regrant from New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Exhibits include P.S. 122, NURTUREart Gallery, HEREart Gallery and Gallery Korea as well as the Anchorage Museum of History
and art (Alaska). She has curated numerous exhibitions in New York.
is the Executive Director of Women's Studio Center. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Southampton College, Long
Island University. She completed graduate work at The School of Visual Arts in both Graphic Design/Advertising and Art Education
and has a Certificate in Arts Administration from NYU. She is a member of ArtTable - an organization for women arts professionals
and has a Certificate of Appreciation and is on the Visual Arts Committee of ASTRAEA Lesbian Foundation for Justics. She
worked for 10 years in the art supply retail industry, has exhibited widely and has curated and organized over 35 exhibitions
is an award winning artist who has exhibited widely. She has an MFA from the New York Academy where she focused on drawing
and the University of Pennsylvania where she minored in fine arts. Exhibits include AirSpace Gallery, Artist's Space, Flux
Factory, Telomere Projects in Williamsburg and many others. She has a studio in Juvenal Reis Studios across the street from
Women's Studio Center.