Join us for a delightful evening with five national and international award-winning fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women - Fort Lauderdale Branch. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments are included. This is a unique opportunity to view their exhibits, meet the artists, and learn about their art journey and current work through various Artist Talks.
Susan Convery: Susan Convery is an award-winning Florida Certified High School Art Teacher with eight plus years of advanced drawing and painting classroom experience. An accomplished portrait artist she has illustrated two children's books. She works mostly in watercolor, but also enjoys oil and acrylic painting. Retiring in 2020, she now enjoys leading supportive, fun and rewarding cooperative art workshops at home and around the world and helping her students uncover their personal artistic genius. www.susanconvery.com
Sharron Demarest: Sharon's passion for photography was ignited as a high school senior when she acquired a plastic $3.98 Diana camera. Her professional start in photography began as a darkroom technician for various New York-based photographers, including W. Eugene Smith, notable for his WW II photography and documentation of the city of Pittsburgh. Her works are at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and in private collections in NYC and Florida. She's the recipient of awards from local juried and group exhibits as well as internationally in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. www.scd-photographic.com
Claudia Hafner: As a watercolorist, Claudia approaches her subjects as portraiture, whether people, wildlife, flower or architecture. She recreates the character of the subject through color and a careful, but loose style which combines a propensity for detail with the desire for freedom and motion. From her grade school
portraits of the Beatles to being a handweaver early in her artistic career with sometime in-between in the corporate world to being the widely collected watercolorist she is today, Claudia's love of nature inspires much of her work. Claudia exhibits both at indoor exhibitions and outdoor art festivals. www.claudiahafnerwatercolor.com
Karen Tondiglia: Karen found her voice as a painter after graduating from Kent State University, teaching for two years and then working for various corporations. She joined a co-op gallery, honed her painting skills and 40 years later she is still painting. Watercolor has always been her favorite medium, but she also enjoys painting with acrylics, oils and pastels. Having traveled extensively as well as lived in three different states,
her award-winning paintings range from urban scenes to seascapes, flowers and fauna. www.karentondigliafineart.com
Rosaria Vigorito: Formerly a NY lawyer and law librarian professor, Rosaria Vigorito is now an established and award-winning artist, who exhibits locally and internationally in different venues, including art fairs, galleries, government institutions and museums. She also loves offering her art to help various charitable organizations. Rosaria perceives her artist role as messenger, philosopher, outlier and empath. Her unique and noticeable style involves mosaic style fragmentation, raw emotive lines and vibrant colors, combined to explore various themes, such as the female form, portraiture, androgyny and the inner psyche. www.rosariavigorito.com The event is free and guests are encouraged to register to ensure more than enough refreshments. www.eventbrite.com/e/art-night-at-the-burrie-tickets-472619005167 For More on National League of American Pen Women — Fort Lauderdale Branch: www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw