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2019 JUDGES

Thank you to our 2019 judges for their time and expertise

Glen Gentele

Glen Gentele is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Museum of Art. He has over 20 years of experience in museum administration, art, fundraising, education, and community engagement. Previously he served as the President of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, a 110,000 square-foot cultural center that supported a broad-spectrum of exhibition, film, education, and special event programming. Prior to that held a joint-appointment as Director of Laumeier Sculpture Park & Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri—a 105-acre open-air museum focused on cutting-edge art—and as the Aronson Endowed Professor for Modern and Contemporary Art, at University of Missouri, Saint Louis. Earlier in his career Gentele was the Head of Collections Management, and Curator of Exhibitions, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, a 66-acre cultural complex located on Sarasota Bay. He received an MFA degree from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, the oldest continuously degree granting art school in the United States; and earned his BFA degree from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

 

Shannon Fitzgerald

Shannon Fitzgerald is the Executive Director of the Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando. She is a modern and contemporary art curator, museum professional, writer, and educator whose work focuses on international emerging and mid-career artists and thinkers. She was Executive Director of Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN, a non-collecting contemporary art museum and prior to that Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where she directed the exhibition and publication programs. For over 18 years, she has created exhibitions, community-focused initiatives, and publications with a diverse roster of artists from across the globe. She has taught art history and curatorial practice and been a visiting critic, curator, lecturer, and juror nationally. Fitzgerald’s research interests include exploring the diversity of global art-making and how culture informs art, which impacts society, and improves communities.

 

Peter Schreyer

Peter Schreyer has served as CEO/Executive Director of the Crealde School of Art since 1995, and currently also serves as the school’s Director of Photography. Born and educated in Switzerland, he immigrated to the United States in 1978. His extensive teaching experience includes award-winning outreach programs in underserved communities. He is a frequent lecturer, juror and conductor of photographic tours throughout America and Europe. Since 1980, Schreyer’s black-and-white landscape and documentary photography has been included in more than 100 one-person, juried and invitational exhibitions across the U.S. and Switzerland. He has received a wide range of public art commissions, research grants and recognitions awards for his black-and-white documentary photography on Florida communities. In 1993-94, he was one of three Central Floridians to receive a Visual Arts Fellowship Grant from the State of Florida. In 2009, Schreyer was named Arts Educator of the Year by United Arts of Central Florida. Winter Park Magazine distinguished his impact on the arts in its selection of Influentials of 2017.

 

2019 YOUTH ART SHOW JUDGES

Victoria Walsh

Victoria Walsh picked up knotting during her time spent serving as an activities therapist at various mental health facilities in Central Florida. While developing projects and calming fiber art projects, she began to stretch into the streets of Orlando and "Fiber Bombed" the city with collaborative installations and workshops for all ages. She has become community focused, street-art savvy artist who takes pride on educating others on the meditative art that is Macrame! Victoria is a 2019-2020 Artist-in-Action at Art & History Museums - Maitland, tying herself into synergistic projects representative of local community.

Ericka Sobrack

Ericka Sobrack was born and raised in a small mid-western town in Minnesota. She specializes in small and large-scale paintings portraying suburban domestic scenes of America in both acrylic and oil paint. Sobrack has participated in local and national juried exhibitions. She currently resides in Orlando, Florida and graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. Ericka is a 2019-2020 Artist-in-Action at Art & History Museums – Maitland.

Jacoub Reyes

Jacoub Reyes is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Orlando, Florida. He has been featured in several publications such as The American Institute of Graphic Arts, Number Magazine, Centric Magazine and Artborne Magazine. A recipient of the Awesome Grant, Southern Graphics International grant award, J.R. Hopes scholarship, Master Scrounge Printer award by Ke Francis and other accolades. Jacoub is a 2019-2020 Artist-in-Action at Art & History Museums – Maitland.

Nicholas Kalemba

Nicholas Kalemba is a contemporary painter living and working in the land of cartoon mice and simulated reality, Orlando, FL. He graduated with a BFA in 2016 and an MFA in 2019 from the University of Central Florida. Specializing in acrylic and oil painting on a large-scale, he works as a muralist, studio painter and adjunct professor, as well as exhibiting locally and regionally. Nicholas is a 2019-2020 Artist-in-Action at Art & History Museums – Maitland.

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