Danielle attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, studied at Polimodo, Florence, Italy, The Art Student’s League and Parsons School of Design in New York. She has exhibited her work throughout the east coast and is a member of Contemporary Art Group in Watchung, NJ; Graphic Artists Guild, New York, NY; Communication Arts/Creative Hotlist Portfolios.com City Without Walls, Newark, NJ; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ; Morris County Arts Council, Morristown, NJ Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., New York, NY Millburn-Short Hills Art Center , Millburn-Short Hills, New Jersey.
2. Kadie Dempsey
Kadie Dempsey is the Director of Arts in Community at Morris Arts, a private, non-profit Arts agency in Morristown, NJ. Ms. Dempsey has over ten years experience building community engagement, through arts programing, projects and services. Before this, she was the Program Manager for Jersey Cares, an organization that created on-going volunteer projects for working professionals primarily in the city of Newark.
Kadie serves on the board of Cultural Arts Access, is a member of the Sustainable New Jersey Arts Taskforce and the Association for Cultural and Heritage Agencies. Currently a student at Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University, Kadie will be graduating in June, with a Master Practitioner Certification in Creative Placemaking.
Her work as a Documentary Photographer has been recognized for raising awareness for important social issues and in 2001 won an Iris Award of Merit.
Dan trained at the Arts Student League in NY and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, and has had seventeen one man shows in galleries from Chelsea NYC to LA. . He has produced giant murals in different states and had a featured mural exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum. In 2012 Dan designed the ornaments for New Jerseys tree at the National Christmas Tree Display in Washington DC. Dan’s artwork was also featured at Major League Baseball’s Fancave in NYC.
In 2010 Dan was commissioned to create a large scale mural to welcome the Dalai Lama to the Newark Peace Summit. In that same year he was commissioned to paint another large-scale mural in the city of Grand Rapids MI.
Artist’s Statement: My public murals are designed to be uplifting and inspirational while reflecting my unique and vibrantly colored style. The images and motifs are a fusion of many cultural influences and speak to a broad audience. I feel it is important to research the area, talk to local people, investigate the history and incorporate images and icons that pay tribute to the local culture. For example my work on the Newark Peace Mural was created with the help of over 500 students from the City of Newark, NJ. The mural is now a local community landmark.
Susan Gepford received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008. She works with pastel, watercolor, pencil, stained glass and fused glass. She can be found at both Glassworks Studio Inc. (a public glass fusing studio in Morristown), and the Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, where she teaches painting, drawing and glass fusing techniques. Her stained glass commission, a large-scale triptych, can be seen in Drew University’s Seminary Hall.
Daniel Marck is an established fine artist, now emerging into the public arena. Marck is best known for his abstract ‘edgy’ acrylic work that makes art lovers want to touch it. Marck’s portfolio also encompasses strategically created pen & ink drawings that will allow a viewer to notice something different every time. While his black and white work is methodical and engaging, one can never predict the thought process or madness in his own style of vibrant, 3-dimensional acrylic creations.
Some of Marck’s credits include: his 36 Etcha-Sketch Sculpture called “American Assembly” made specifically for the “Toying With Art” exhibition at the Morris Museum; resident artist showing at the Barsky Gallery in Hoboken, NJ, participates in the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival yearly and is honored to be a first-time participant of the Madison Arts Sidewalk Gallery Project. Marck has been an Educational Arts Specialist in the Jersey City School System for 16 years, now combining his art profession with his children’s book series focused on anti-bullying.
Dennis began painting in 2002, and his painting education has been acquired
through independent, self-directed, study. He was greatly influenced by his
studies with Elio Camacho, whose mentor was Ovanes Berberian, a Russian
impressionist. Dennis has been a graphic designer all of his working career,
designing brochures, identity, packaging and of course, websites. After 30 years
of commercial design success, he decided to turn his talents toward fine art oil
painting, mostly landscapes.
His paintings are intense and vibrant, with bold brushwork to capture the light
and the energy of the natural world.
Formerly of Ridgefield, CT Kris is the principal of Pfeifer Design which presents full service design studio. Kris is a graduate of The University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in graphic design for a number of years.
Artist’s Statement: Over the years my work has ranged from the serious to the humorous, from cartoons to fine art. I’ve had a wide-ranging career with many interesting opportunities to express myself in many different ways. I’ve done a lot of very gratifying commercial, editorial and advertising work which has included national campaigns, train station and subway posters, billboards, as well as illustrations and cartoons in major newspapers and national magazines, and I have illustrated many children’s books. In recent years, I have been expanding into more personal experimental work emphasizing self expression and creativity which is not necessarily oriented towards magazines or advertising but more toward my own personal feelings as a fine artist. I have been experimenting with various mediums such as watercolor, pen and ink on paper, crayons, colored pencils, and acrylics on canvas. I’m expanding my frame of reference into areas like minimalism and abstraction, which I hadn’t done previously. In some ways, I’m going back to basics and I’m experiencing that fresh feeling of freedom and spontaneity that I had as a youth. Each day and work of art being a brand new beginning.