Dan Thompson co-founded both the Grand Central Academy of Art and the Janus Collaborative School of Art in New York. In 2001, he won Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dan 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.
Jean Cacicedo was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s.For over three decades she has worked both on and off the body, incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics as well as works on paper. Known for her “signature coats”, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the United States. Jean received a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1970. She currently works out of her studio in Berkeley, California.
Natalie moved to Oregon from Texas in 2006 to attend a painting school in Ashland. Oregon had beautiful scenery, a healthy culture and an outlook from which she took a liking to immediately. In 2010, after graduating from an intense 4-year program, she moved to Bend and discovered body painting as a job. It turned into a passion and she can now be seen on the television show Skin Wars, a body painting reality competition on GSN network.
Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16: Guest artists’ workshops at Ashland Art Center, details coming soon