Erin Donnelly

Erin Donnelly has studied art and created art for nearly her whole life. Although she says she never really concentrated in watercolors or gouache, she finds these days this medium is easiest to work with in her intimate studio. She enjoys working tightly on floral and geometric prints with these materials, as well as her usual loose, free flowing, more abstract figures and objects in her oil paintings. 

Her most recent work references designs and patterns you may find in many different cultures' folk art - imperfect, yet beautiful representations of common people's work. Many of her subjects are women, which she likes to think of as her Goddesses, "They are the women that I give power to when I may not feel powerful myself. I may create a Pinup when I don't feel sexy, a Gypsy when I feel I need to run, or a Deity when I need change. Imagining who these women are, breathing life into them, painting the colors of their essence in turn gives me the freedom and power I need as an artist, as a common person, as a woman." 

Erin received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and currently lives and works outside of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. 


Madeline Gallucci

Madeline Gallucci received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 with an emphasis on Printmaking. However, her most recent projects have employed painting, photography, and collage mediums. In her latest creations she's worked with diverse groups such as college students and midwestern drag queens, while experimenting using obscurities like oil slicks, electrical boxes, hotel suites, pianos, lime green hues, and giant windows in her work. Madeline is the 2014-2015 Artist-In-Residence at Hotel Phillips and is the Co-Director of the gallery Front/Space in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Arpana Rayamajhi

Arpana Rayamajhi is a New York City based artist who was born in 1987 in Kathmandu, Nepal. She  is a multi-media artist who focuses mainly on paintings, sculpture, music, and jewelry. A recent graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art, she is also the co-founder of DISPOSE, an online magazine collection of disposable photographs that narrates the day of an individual.

Her work is driven by her love for color. She explains, "Back home it is a symbol of celebration, has deep religious significance, and is an integral part of everyday life. Growing up in a Hindu society where women are banned from wearing color upon the death of their husband, especially shades of red, is something that has affected me since I was a child. After losing my father, my mother’s decision to wear red was criticized by many people, including women. I see the culture of stripping a woman from wearing color as a practice that is misogynistic and regressive. Color then seems to be a symbol of life, and in a way, not letting a woman wear color is telling her that her life, her identity, is completely linked to her husband’s and therefore, she has no identity for herself. I am a woman, and I will use color whenever I want."

Arpana is also the founder of ARPANAJEWELS where she sells individual one of a kind pieces she's hand-made from various materials from her home in Nepal as well as from her travels around the world. Harnessing the spirit of what it means to adorn ourselves, she creates pieces that function not only as ornamentation but also as armor. She finds inspiration in tribal cultures and views wearing colors and jewelry as something ancient, evocative of the spirit of humanity.  

Nico Mazza

Nico Mazza is a painter and mixed media artist. She uses historically female-dominated traditions, such as embroidery and weaving, to explore cultural and social strands of femininity.

Honey Forestier

Honey Forestier grew up in Rouen, Normandie, France and has spent the last three years studying art in Paris. Her intent energy for the arts is guided by the belief that the right path incorporates many paths. From drawing to sewing to creating short films to playing music to photography to painting, she feels an overriding impulse to create and works to express herself and portray life as she sees it.  

Elizabeth Amento

Elizabeth Amento attended Boston College for Studio Art and Psychology, Brandeis University for a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University for her Masters in Fine Arts. She currently makes her home in the Mission District of San Francisco where she creates visual art that explores relationships between people, between colors, and the play between both. She utilizes vintage magazine clippings and integrates them with layered and colorful shapes to encapsulate emotions, as a diary of anxieties, desires, and pleasures exposed for the viewer.