Rebecca Skelton earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She worked in the advertising industry in Atlanta before moving to St. Petersburg in 1985. Ms. Skelton’s work has been collected, exhibited, and published since 1974. She has taught art classes as an adjunct professor for University of Tampa, St. Petersburg College, USF St. Petersburg, HCC Ybor, and Eckerd College as well as for the Morean Arts Center, Creative Clay, Youth Arts Corps, and the Dali Museum. Her work can be seen in the Morean Arts Center, Florida CraftArt Gallery, Davidson’s Fine Art, and Articles. As a volunteer, Ms. Skelton has participated in many community projects, including for St. Petersburg’s First Night, the Museum of Fine Arts Garden Party series, the Salvador Dali Museum, WMNF, the Humane Society, American Stage, Stageworks, Tampa Aids Network, Visual Aids NYC, Habitat for Humanity, CASA, Katrina/Rita hurricane relief, Family Resources, Family Services, Bayfront Hospital and Southeastern Guide Dogs.