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Phyllis Jenkins

San Jose, California

Our featured artist this week takes an experimental approach to her figurative/collaged paintings. Her ideas are often inspired and created by doing dream work, as well as the theatre and dance of life all around her. Take a moment to check out this thoughtful and imaginative artist.

Betsy Birkner

Charlotte, North Carolina

Working with ceramic and mixed media sculptures, Betsy Birkner explores the meaning and function of garments and what we philosophically armor ourselves against in today’s societies. This week we celebrate this very intuitive, thoughtful and talented artist.

Mary Grandpre

Sarasota, Florida

Mary Grandpre’s career has been a storied one, to say the least. Having worked as a freelance illustrator for nearly 25 years, Mary’s clients have run the gambit, from – in her words – “commercial ads for canned soup to editorial illustration and children’s books.” Despite this, it was only recently that she decided to make the bold move into creating her own work, and the results have been nothing short of stunning. Take a moment to check out our newest artist of week.


Catherine Fields

Vancouver, BC

If one were to take a lesson from our newest artist of the week, Catherine Fields, it would be the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself. After working in a variety of professions, she decided to take the plunge and become a full time artist. That was 10 years ago and she hasn’t looked back. Take a moment to check out her inspiring story.

Raquel Baldocchi

San Francisco, California

An alumni of the Mentorship Program, Raquel Baldocchi has been creating art throughout her life. Within the last several years however, she has been experiencing an artistic revival, pushing her work into some exciting new directions. Bold human forms overlapped by a variety of vibrant shapes and colors lend her work a playful dream-like quality. Let’s all take a moment with this up and coming artist.

Holly Dean

Merrickville, Ontario, Canada

Holly Dean lives in this world, and, yet is a part of another. Her work is inspired by memories of a past – or many pasts – and the beauty, mystery and connectedness that is revealed to her. Holly’s childlike wonder compels her to create, and is ever-present in her spirit and her work. This week we celebrate the art and artistry of Holly Dean.

Janet Jaffke

Alsace, France

Hailing from the CVP program, our new artist of the week has been making some incredible strides with her work, pushing those themes and concepts she was already drawn to even further. Bold mark making, combined with a new sense of openness has given her compositions a vibrancy reminiscent of Wassily Kandinsky and the Abstract Expressionist Movement. We’re looking forward to seeing what this artist has in store for the future…

Galen Garapolo

Illinois, United States

For many creatives, one of the biggest leaps of faith can come from letting go and allowing the materials to be themselves. For Galen Garapolo, she takes that leap head first, imbuing her work with a vivid sense of motion…take a moment to check her out!

Amanda Hebden

Melbourne, Australia

Having gone from being largely representational to nearly the exact opposite, Amanda Hebden understands the importance of embracing change. Where her work once almost exclusively dealt with the female form, we now see an entirely new aesthetic, dominated by scoured interlocking and overlapping shapes. We’re excited to see where she goes in this new abstract direction…

Allison B. Cooke

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As artists, what we create is often a reflection of our surroundings. This much is certainly true of Allison B. Cooke, who has spent the last decade in Florence. Weathered fields of color stretch spread across her work, and one can’t help but feel the warm pull of something deeper and older than ourselves. Read what she has to say about her direction…

Jennifer Mayol

Novato, California

Having recently undergone a creative revival, our newest artist of the week has delved headfirst into abstraction. Non traditional marks paired with subtle, partially obscured geometric forms results in compositions that can’t help but draw the viewer in, eager for more. Take a moment to read her story and see her work, both past and present…

Insa Hoffmann

Basil, Germany

The dramatic shift that has occurred with Insa Hoffmann’s work is impressive to say the least. An alumni of the CVP program, she has moved from the strictly representational to comprehensively abstract, and her new body of work can only be described as vibrant. Take a moment to check out our 1st artist of the week…