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“Indomitable” by Dawn Nguyen

Artist: Dawn Nguyen Genre: Photography Bio: I picked up a camera after my daughter was born. She is a perinatal stroke survivor and has cerebral palsy. I wanted to capture Lillie’s spirit with my photographs – persistent, strong, joyous, victorious. Then, I started photographing all the world that caught her eye, the birds, the trees, the flowers, the sky. I …

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“Fort Clinch, Fernandina Beach” by Hal Padgett

Artist: Hal Padgett Genre: Photography Bio: I have lived in Neptune Beach for over 12 years. After abandoning photography for nearly 10 years, I recently renewed my passion. Most of my shooting is on or near the Jacksonville Beach Pier—a microcosm melting pot of humanity. Piece: Fort Clinch, Fernandina Beach Piece Description: 3 minutes before closing. Trying to get tourists …

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“Free the Robots” by Jack Spellman

Artist: Jack Spellman Genre: Other Bio: I love telling stories with pictures. I specialize in illustration for kids, but I enjoy drawing anything that makes people smile. When I’m not hard at work in my studio or watching Bill Murray movies, you can find me in the backyard with a very energetic and needy dog named Gus. Piece: Free the …

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“Lowering Sun” by Ann Kiyonaga-Razon

Artist: Ann Kiyonaga-Razon Genre: Photography Bio: Hello! I am a yoga teacher and co-teach at Two Suns Rising Yoga Teacher Training. I also have written a book of poems as well as written and illustrated a children’s book. I received a masters degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). I have lived many places in the …

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“The Battle” by Melinda McDonnell

That Lady Friend of Mine by Melinda McDonnell You may be at war on a battlefield but, the worst fight Is the one going on in my chest. It hurts my heart to know you are afraid even doing what you love and what you love can cause you such great pain I’ll never forget your blue eyes, shining under …

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“Shy Little Meg” by Nicole Nicewonger

Artist: Nicole Nicewonger Genre: Other Bio: I am a collage student currently going for my AA so I can get a transfer into an Art collage. From there I’d like to refine my style and learn to make 3D models so I can finally take the characters and stories in my head make them into video games. Piece: Shy Little …

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“Duck” by Suzanne Pickett

Artist: Suzanne Pickett Genre: Painting Bio: I am a mixed media artists who resides in Jacksonville Florida. I have lived and worked in Jacksonville For 30 years. I began my art career at the age of 8 and thus began the love affair. My body of works include mixed media paintings, drawings and sculpture. Piece: Duck Piece Description: 12 x …

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“Wondering?” by Bronwen Chandler

Artist: Bronwen Chandler Genre: Painting Bio: Bronwen is a local artist who paints mainly with acrylics and enjoys painting from nature, particularly landscapes and seascapes. She would describe her work as “representational”. She says “I want the composition to be solid, and the viewer to be drawn into the work and to be able to strongly relate to it. When …

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“The Great Inventor” by Tom Lewis

Artist: Tom Lewis Genre: Other Bio: I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon, and I began making portraits from post-it notes during my senior year of high school because of a dare. A Memphis, TN native, I recently moved to the San Marco to serve as a youth minister at Deermeadows Baptist Church. Piece: The Great Inventor …