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KAITLYN COPPENS

Gallerist, instructor and resident artist, Kait is inspired by nature. This is reflected in her paintings and the sacred geometry which is used in the shapes and patterns of her final cuts, thus reversing the roles so that instead of the sacred geometry being hidden in life, life is hidden within the geometry.

Kaitlyn is a graduate of Moravian College with a degree in Studio Art.

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NIKI LEIBOWITZ

Nicole Leibowitz Is a self-taught local artist that loves to paint all subjects. She focuses on acrylic painting and found herself really drawn to wearable art although she also has experience creating murals and painting on canvas.

She is well known in the community and has created art for the local school theater programs, local restaurants, Judge Edward Levine, and Lansdale’s own Mayor Herbert.

She loves creating and teaching others to just let it go and let the paint flow!

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MARJORIE TAYLOR

Marjorie presently lives and works in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Inspired at a young age by her mother, Marjorie took art classes throughout her childhood and eventually earned a degree in Studio Art from Eastern Connecticut State University. She has long been fascinated by the healing powers of artmaking, in both the process and the final product. Marjorie’s eclectic style of artwork frequently reflects the elements of her New England upbringing- animals, landscapes, and history. She has taught art in various capacities for over 20 years and is excited to help others discover and grow in their creativity.

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JOANNE (JO) FUNKHOUSER

Dedicated to the study of fine art. Jo received a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with an emphasis on classical technique.
While at the Academy Jo volunteered to teach after school art programs for high school students working on their portfolios for college applications. She also worked with the Family Art Academy in the PAFA museum assisting parents and children with the completion of weekly art projects.
Since graduation Jo has been working in her studio focusing on oil painting, but also enjoys oil pastels, watercolor, and sculpture while steadily working towards a career as a working artist and art teacher.

Jo's favorite past time is going to art museums and keeping up with contemporary art conversation while also looking back to the old masters.

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AMANDA GONZALES

A natural born artist Amanda brings a strong work ethic, cheerful enthusiasm and a serious commitment to her artistic journey. With supportive parents Amanda grew up immersed in a creative environment. Eventually she auditioned for and was accepted to the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem PA. During her time at Charter Arts attending their Fine Arts program Amanda gained an appreciation for color theory, contrast, composition as well as a greater understanding of many different mediums. She graduated in June of 2019 with honors. Her artwork has been displayed at several local art shows and galleries. Amanda is now looking forward to her next Chapter at EclipseC3 helping them grow as a successful art center and gallery!

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SUZANNE ROBINSON

Creativity has always been a part of Suzanne’s life. She’s earned a BFA in Painting from Moore College of Art. Over the years, she has done many creative projects and freelance jobs while working on her own or with multiple groups of people. She’s held art classes for adults with developmental disabilities, painted backdrops for theater along with freelancing internationally in Italy. With her love of pastels, she has done multiple large portraits and has always appreciated the process that goes on behind the scenes of making art, and that’s reflected in her approach. Suzanne values making connections with people and hopes in the future to help spread creativity and support.

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STEPHANIE POGAS

Steph is an artist and educator located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Tyler School of Art at Temple University with a BFA in Painting and Education. 

Stephanie has experience in a range of media, however she gravitates towards oils, watercolors, and photography. Much of her artwork is inspired by her own photography. Stephanie's portfolio  is inspired by her fascination with all living things. She has a passion for the beauty of nature and the human figure. 

Steph is currently devoting herself to her small business, teaching art to others, and continuing her education.