Our Artists

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Michael Manente

Artist/Painter

Mr. Manente was raised in Cleveland Ohio and earned his BFA at Ohio University. He remained in Cleveland for several years after graduation, teaching art in the Cleveland Public School System while working on his MA at Kent State University and exhibiting locally in group shows at the prestigious Cleveland Museum of Art and the Butler Institute in Youngstown Ohio.

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Matthew Sun

Oil Painter

Matthew Felix Sun grew up in Manchuria (northeast China), and has been perfecting his craft since childhood, when a visit to an exhibition of Italian Renaissance art cemented his passion for painting. After an education and brief career in the sciences, which enabled him to escape his repressive native country

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Taryn Curiel

Artist

Taryn’s passion for art has been a part of her since early childhood and has
culminated in a body of work filled with sensation and enigmatic energy.
The artist creates her signature use of the figure with abstract elements through techniques involving lines, texture, and a muted color palette.

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Valerie Quade

Stained Glass Artist

In 2018, Valerie began attending stained glass classes at The Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley as an outlet to her busy real estate business. She quickly fell in love with the process and began making glass art. Valerie welcomes you to her gallery by sharing the beauty of stained glass and other art forms. Come visit and watch her own works evolve.

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Janice Byer

Artist

Janice Byer is an award-winning fine artist and successful book illustrator who masters in watercolor and oil. “My oils are classically driven and watercolors expressive. My favorite tool is a pencil.”.
She began oil painting at age 8, continued through high school, studied at Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT and Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. After receiving a scholarship and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA she remained in California to pursue her Art career.

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Yuliya Yasenetska

Painter

Yuliya Yasenetska, who recently moved to California from New York City, was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine. She began her art career at the age of 6 when she started attending art classes at the Lviv National Academy of Arts.

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Marilynn Host

Painter

EDUCATION
Under Graduate Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
B.F.A, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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Erica Strauss

Stained Glass Artist

Erica Straus creates delightfully expressive works of stained glass art. Whether her pieces lean towards being realistic or whimsical, they connect deeply with the beauty of the natural world. Her background in Zoology, Entomology and Botany drive her expression, bringing forth imagery with depth and clarity.

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Jim Darke

Painter

When Jim Darke received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1966, his plan was to pursue his art and support himself as an art instructor. However, the Navy made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

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Hannelore Fischer

Artist

Hannelore Fischer is best known for her bold, gestural and colorful abstract paintings in acrylic on canvas that are inspired by nature.