Mary Minifie

Minifie+webMary Minifie was educated at Wellesley College and earned an M.F.A. from Boston University School of Fine Arts. For the next ten years she lived and worked abroad in Cairo, Egypt, Oxford, England, and Vienna, Austria, exhibiting widely. In 1985 when she returned to the U.S., she began her study of portrait and the figure with portrait painter, Paul Ingbretson. Mary is recognized as an ARC living master.

Stephen Perkins

Perkins_web100_1369Stephen Perkins is a figurative sculptor trained and working in the classical method. His work ranges from small terra cotta, bronze and marble figures to life size and monumental. Stephen is also accomplished a relief work and portraiture. His study included time with American sculptors Walker Hancock, Leslie Posey and Elisabeth Chandler as well as painters Henry Hensche, Deane Keller and Cedric Egeli. Stephen has taught as the new York Academy, The Academy of Art University and the Grand Central Academy. He teaches national and international workshops.

Honors include the Paul Jennewein Medal, the Bartlett Prize and five academic scholarships from the National Sculpture Society. Stephen maintains a studio in Florida.

Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, and supplemented his training with several additional years of private study and studio apprenticeships along the east coast of the United States. He has been awarded two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and has twice received the Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. In 2001, Thompson won Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In 2006 Dan Thompson co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. He has also instructed privately at Studio 126 in New York and taught at Parsons the New School for Design, the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, PA.

Since 2002 Mr. Thompson has served as a juror and board member for the Portrait Society of Canada’s International Portrait Conference in Toronto. He has also lectured at the Dahesh Museum of Art and Studio Incamminati.

In 2008 Dan Thompson co-founded Janus Collaborative School of Art in New York.
His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

Robert Johnson

Lynn Sanguedolce

Lynn was recently honored by being selected, for the second consecutive year, as a Finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. In 2012 and 2013, her paintings each received one of the very top awards – First Honor. In a separate PSOA competition, Lynn was selected by the renowned artist Everett Raymon Kinstler to win the commission to paint a portrait of the actor James Stewart for the Players Club. Lynn was also a Finalist in the ARC International Salon and recieved an “Award of Excellence” at the Salon International in 2012. This year she served on the Faculty of the Portrait Society of America at the annual Conference held in Atlanta.