Pei-Ling Lue is an editor at One Story literary magazine. The stories she has edited have won several Pushcart Prizes and have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror anthologies. Her fiction has appeared in The Westchester Review and her nonfiction in the New York Law Journal. She is the editor of One Teen Story, a forthcoming magazine for young adult short stories. Pei-Ling holds an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University where she received a Starworks Fellowship. She has taught writing at NYU, Iona College, WritopiaLab, and the Larchmont & Mamaroneck Center for Continuing Education.
Paula Madawick was one of the first eleven artists in America to receive a CPSA Signature Award for the Colored Pencil Society of America. She grew up in an artistic environment and apprenticed to Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg in the 1960’s. Later she studied at the School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union and SUNY where she received her BA. Madawick has exhibited her colored pencil drawings in more than 50 galleries across the US and is in the collection of Chase Manhattan, NA, Rutgers University and the Bergen Museum. The New York Times has reviewed her art works and she is a contributing artist to eight colored pencil books. She was a guest workshop instructor at the National Convention for the Colored Pencil Society and has taught art in colleges and art centers for more than two decades. Paula Madawick was the former Executive Director of the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY and Gallery Director of the Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ.
Mr. Mason is a photographer and painter living in Mt Vernon. He was educated at The Corcoran School of Art and Indiana State University. His commercial photography clients include: GE, L'Oreal, American Legacy Magazine. He has taught photography at Horace Mann School, ArtsWestchester, UJAMMA and for many years worked at CBS Corporation.
Ms. Meier holds an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and studied at BC as well as CCAC in San Francisco. She is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont and Janet Kurnatowski in Brooklyn. Ms. Meier's work has been including in numerous group shows as well as several solo shows. Her main focus of inquiry has been abstraction. www.jackiemeier.com
Classically trained in oils and watercolor, Ms. Miller is a Master Teacher and has taught and exhibited extensively in the tri-state area. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Rockland Center for the Arts; the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe 95th Annual in New York City; and the Watchung Arts Center in Montclair, NJ. In addition to her work as a freelance illustrator and designer, Ms. Miller has been on the faculty of the Academy of the Holy Angels in New Jersey and the Rockland Center for the Arts.
Ms. Nathenson received her BA from Washington University and has exhibited and taught throughout the US, Europe and in Hungary. Has taught at the PAC for over 25 years, is a
member of the Hungarian Artists Association, she has completed several residencies in Hungary and India. In 2009 won the city prize of Keszthely, Hungary.
Mrs. Neblett received her degrees from Stephens College and Michigan State University. She also studied four years at the Art Students League of New York. She founded a not for profit educational charity called The Children’s Art League on New York, Inc. Taught at private schools including Spence School, the Chapin School, Brearley, Nightingale-Bamford, Dalton, Riverdale and St. Bernards. Mrs. Neblett was also Director of Art Education at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, teaching ages 3 –adult. Other teaching venues include Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the 92nd Street YMHA.
Ms. Nikkal is a fine artist who has exhibited professionally for more then 25 years. Her work is included in private , public and corporate collections and in the US and internationally (Canada, India, France, New Zealand, Japan and the Republic of Singapore). She teaches workshops and classes in the Metropolitan area including the Morris Museum and the Newark Museum in NJ. Ms. Nikkal is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Arts in New Canaan, CT and the Society of Layerists in Multi Media in Albuquerque, NM. Her studio is at Media Loft in New Rochelle, NY.
Victoria Rolett is a recent graduate of MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a major in painting. The artist uses paint as a medium, to express her observations in the world through explicit color and line quality. Besides painting she does interdisciplinary sculpture which helps her explore the boundaries between art and life. Lastly she believes in educating people about art and encouraging them to create their own art. For her, art presents new perspectives on life and puts her mind in a meditative state that allows for open thinking. The artist currently lives in New Rochelle, New York where she maintains a studio.
Ms. Ross has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has taught children at Pelham Art Center for many years. She is a decorative, mural, and faux painter and restorer for United Housewrecking, the Little Gym, Helen Hayes School of Dance, and the Den of Antiquity. A member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, she is an instructor at the Scarsdale YMCA, Siwanoy School, and the Japan America Society.