Extraordinary Skills

About the Art

EXHIBITION DATES: November 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

Artist Details

Jessica Geftic

Jessica Geftic is an art teacher and amateur photographer who has traveled to Asia, Europe and Africa in search of new cultures, interesting photographic subjects and a better understanding of the world.  When most people see a rusty piece of metal, a wilted flower or a fly-riddled village, she sees their beauty, transposing each subject into a work of art.  Her art work features hand-blown glass, still-life, portraits, pottery, printmaking and photography.  All of these works capture her unique viewpoint and personal perception of a complex world. The subjects range from pristine flowers and unique faces to majestic animals and whimsical signage. 

Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Design from Drexel University, where she received the Art History Award.  She also obtained a Masters in Art Education from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Best Graduate Thesis.  Jessica also completed numerous courses from the University of the Arts in a variety of mediums.  Her photography has been featured at the Cleveland Public Library in the Language Department and at Negative Space Gallery.

For the past 20 years, Jessica has taught art in grades K through 8th in Pennsylvania.  She is currently teaching Pre K through 8th for Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  Please visit Jessica at www.jessicageftic.com.

Jamie Goldstein

Jamie Goldstein is a twenty-two year old amateur photographer from South Euclid, Ohio.  She feels happiest when taking photos of nature and animals, both domestic and wild.  When Jamie is not photographing, she enjoys reading, writing and working on other crafts.  For more information email Jamie at jg120904@gmail.com.

Anna Hsu

Anna Hsu finds her passion and inspiration for painting in nature. Through her controlled brush strokes, she seeks to express the philosophy of benevolence through tranquil images of trees and blossoms. In this way, the viewer may gain a sense of the natural harmonies infused in the subjects of her painting. Anna first studied Chinese brush painting with Professor Monica Liu in Chicago some thirty years ago. After moving to Shaker Heights, Ohio, Anna continued her study with several other teachers in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Philadelphia for more than twenty years.  In 2004, Anna participated in a two-week workshop at the Central Institute of Art in Beijing, China.  Anna's art has been shown at several locations in the Greater Cleveland area.  Many of her paintings are in private collections. Please visit Anna at annasbrushpainting.blogspot.com

Maureen Lanza

Maureen Lanza began her painting career as a watercolorist specializing in house portraits.  When she began working in a larger format, Maureen turned to acrylics and oil to add more dimension to her work with bolder colors.  She uses brilliant color for impact and immediacy and dense composition to achieve striking imagery.   Maureen has an art degree from Ursuline College and has exhibited at various venues in the Cleveland area, including a solo show at Gruen Gallery at the Botanical Gardens, county libraries and local galleries.  For more information email Maureen at maureenlanza@gmail.com

Aimee Lee

Aimee Lee is an artist who makes paper, writes, and champions Korean papermaking in the U.S. (BA, Oberlin College; MFA, Columbia College Chicago). Her Fulbright research helped her build the first hanji studio in North America and write her award-winning book, Hanji Unfurled. She exhibits and is collected internationally, travels the world to teach, and serves her community as an Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellow who teaches at Oberlin College and Cleveland Institute of Art.



Kathryn Lindeman

Kathryn Lindemann is a native Clevelander who enjoys photographing nature and the great outdoors.  Her love of a photography was handed down to her from her father who photographed his wartime service in Korea.  Kathryn received her first camera as a graduation gift and has since loved being behind the lens, discovering beauty in nature and the varied landscapes.  Please email Kathryn at katiekat61@gmail.com for more information.

Grace Lin

Grace Lin grew up in a family surrounded by art because her father was an Architect.  While in primary school, she used to represent her class in drawing competitions.  After she retired from the Medical Technology profession in 2012, she decided to reconnect with art and started painting again.  Grace studied drawings and paintings with variety of media at Cuyahoga Community College. Some of the professors she studied under included, Giorgione LaGuardia, Gerald Kramer, Sharlene Green and Jen Marie Zeleznak.   Grace’s drawings and paintings have been shown at the Cuyahoga Community College Student Art Show, Bay Arts Juried Art Show and West Lake-West Shore Art Council Juried Art Show.   For more information please email Grace at grace0570@gmail.com.

Scott MacGregor

Scott MacGregor is a Cleveland writer and photographer.  His photographs of Ireland have been widely published in the Irish media.  One of Scott’s Irish photos is in the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. His first graphic novel, "Fire on the Water" will be published by Abrams ComicsArt in May 2020.  He is the recipient of a 2012 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.  Email Scott at smacgregor53@att.net for more information.

Wayne Mazorow

Wayne Mazorow Wayne Mazorow is a self-taught photographer who started shooting landscapes three decades ago. He uses a 4x5 large format camera film camera which result in a higher resolution image. Except for some minor dodging and burning during the development process, no enhancements or manipulation are made. The results are almost dreamlike, enhancing the sensitive nature of each location.

Raised in Lorain and currently living in the Cleveland suburbs, Wayne focuses his imagery in the parks and preserve of Northeast Ohio. He plays with light, texture, tone and color in a way that gives the appearance of a three-dimensional space and a sense of being there. Preferring to focus on areas that appear untouched and pristine, his images show the region’s geographic and biological diversity.

Wayne has had solo shows at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the arts, University Hospitals, and the Seiberling Gallery in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He has won many regional awards including the April Art Show in Gates Mills, The FAVA Six State Photography Exhibit, The Jewish Community Center Photography Exhibit, Geauga Parks District Nature Arts Festival and the North Chagrin Nature Photography Contest.  Visit Wayne at www.WayneMazorowPhotography.com

Joseph Miko

Joseph Miko was born in the beautiful city of Budapest Hungary.  As a young child he has been passionate about photography, taking photos of the beautiful historical buildings of Budapest.   He left Budapest in 1981 and lived in Germany for eight months. In 1982 he settled down in Cleveland Ohio.  Joe’s work has been shown in many juried art shows throughout Northeast Ohio.  He feels that with photography, there is no limit in learning new techniques and styles. Joe is also a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society.  Visit Joe at https://1-joseph-miko.pixels.com/

Bill Pappas

Bill Pappas.  The photography of Bill Pappas features studies of people from a visually enhanced perspective, as well as scenic vignettes from a wide variety of domestic and international locations.

His work has been exhibited in the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show, The New York Art Director’s One Show, the International Graphis Press publication “Photographis”, Spaces Gallery, the Gates Mills juried shows, The Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts, The Butler Institute of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Bill is a member of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, the Valley Art Center, the Cleveland Print Room, and Friends of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Bill’s work is represented in many private collections, as well as permanent collections at the Cleveland Clinic, The Cuyahoga County Administration Building, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  Visit Bill at www.billpappas.com for more information.

Dan Sandy

Dan Sandy is a photographer based out of Cleveland, Ohio who covers a vast array of subject matters.  Although his subjects may vary, a few things stay the same.  Dan loves photography, being creative, and volunteering in his community.  He has received many awards including best black & white photo of the year from the Cleveland Photographic Society. Please visit Dan at www.DanSandy.me for more information

Joan Satow

Joan Satow was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  She currently lives in Berea, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Ashland University that included an affiliate program with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  Between painting and caring for her family, Joan is also a full-time Graphic Designer.

Covering diverse subject matters, the variety of Joan’s paintings include nature, urban landscapes, architecture, animals, people and abstracts. Her goal is to capture the beauty, light and mood of each subject while adding a new personal perspective to each piece. Keeping the paint fresh and loose, her painting style can range between realistic to impressionistic, although impressionistic is her favorite.

Joan often works from photographic references, but she also enjoys working from life or “plein air.” Both approaches are very different and challenging in their own ways.  She loves experimenting with the paint as it moves on the paper and welcoming those “happy accidents” that occur with this challenging medium of Watercolor.  Please contact Joan at www.joansatowart.com

Brittany Selfe

Brittany Selfe Brittany Selfe is an Ohio-based visual artist who paints with oils, watercolor and acrylic. She illustrated the book series 'Inspired Birth- Affirmations for the Childbearing Year' in 2017. Brittany endeavors to bring the art-making experience to her community through hosting workshops for painting and crafting. She spent some time traveling to countries like South Africa, Chile, Peru and South Korea to broaden her perspective on life. In the last five years she has honed her technique by primarily producing large scale works depicting natural rock formations.  Visit Brittany at www.bertselfcreations.com for more information.

Deborah Shapiro

Deborah Shapiro’s collages are made from torn and cut pages from magazines.  No paint is used.  Her style weaves a sense of realism with the subject and a sense of abstraction in the details.  Each reflect the everyday experiences of her middle aged, mid-west, suburban life.  Deborah stumbled onto this style after having a major jaw surgery in 2013.  Looking through magazines as during her recovery, she was drawn to the colors and started to think about how she could use that as “paint”.  After making her first few collages, she was addicted.  Prior to that, Deborah was videographer for over 35 years.  For more information please visit her at http://www.deborahshapiroart.com.

Judy Yen

Judy Yen loves painting in watercolors and oils.  Ms. Yen also enjoys photography with special interests in the interplay of light and nature.  The great outdoors offers her inspiration and motivation to pursue beauty and sustainable future.  She is a retired chemical engineer and long-time resident of Strongsville, Ohio.   For more information, please contact Judy at JudyCHYen@gmail.com

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