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2022 Emerging Artist Exhibition
April 14 - June 26Free
Get Ready for the 2022 Emerging Artist Exhibition featuring the energized and ready to emerge grantees of 2022. Now extended through June 26,2022.
Join us for a diverse exhibition of work from the ten exceptional artists chosen for this year’s Emerging Artist Grant. This sixth annual exhibition features original work by artists awarded grants from Creative Pinellas: Dorian Angello, Adam and Kayte Bush, Jon Ditty, Alex Kaufman, Teresa Mandala, Rachel Ratcliff, Heather Rippert, Ashley Rivers, Ketsy Ruiz, and Margherita Tibaldo. Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience and purchase amazing artwork from these up-and-coming artists!
Events Surrounding 2022 Emerging Artist Exhibition
Meet The Artists
2022 Emerging Artist Growing up in Florida before a widespread understanding of neurodiversity, Dorian found in the arts a refuge from traditional schooling, a lens through which to understand the world, and an avenue for self-expression. He began his formal arts education at USF, then completed a Master’s degree in Graphic Design at the prestigious… Read More
Adam and Kayte Bush
Adam and Kayte are a husband-and-wife team, dedicated to making an impact, not only in the artistic world but striving to bring today’s important issues to the next generation; those who will have to face them. Their current project, Dimple’s Days is inspired by their children’s unique journeys and their own passion for humanism, environmentalism,… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Jon Didier, better known by his stage name, Jon Ditty, is a Rapper, Songwriter, and Artist based in Dunedin, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in December of 2010. While completing his Arts Degree, Jon found himself more and more preoccupied… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Alex Kaufman is an artist and designer based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Kaufman has been the lead designer at MGA Sculpture Studio since 2016, working on large-scale public art for Mark Aeling’s studio in the Warehouse Arts District. The most notable CAD designs completed in that time include 2020’s First Flight Monument, located at… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Teresa Mandala is an artist whose work embraces the divine feminine through a dance of color, visual movement, and unique textures. She enjoys exploring new mediums and often works in ceramic, wood, metal, glass, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints to find unconventional ways to express complex concepts. Her concepts and themes are… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Rachel Ratcliff is an award winning visual artist currently residing in Clearwater, Florida. Rachel was born into a family of artists, gardeners, and naturalists and was immersed in a world of nature and art at a young age. Working primarily with acrylics, her early art emerged from the colorful botanical universe of… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Heather Rippert is a fine artist, living and working in Clearwater, Florida. Growing up an only child, she discovered a magical world to disappear into every time she picked up a pencil or paint brush. Michael Mulhern, her high school art teacher and mentor, was instrumental in her artistic development and love… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Ashley Rivers- The Nature of Fire Ashley Rivers is a Mixed Media Sculpture Artist and Curator primarily focused on creating unique works of art through inspiration from the earth, nature, her identity, and the body. With a background in ceramics and sculpture, her work is centered around finding beauty and acceptance within… Read More
Sketzii (Ketsy Ruiz)
2022 Emerging Artist Ketsy, a painter, conveys her ethnic identity and culture in her art. Growing up in the Puerto Rican diaspora of the United States has greatly inspired her work. As a self proclaimed “military brat” she was raised in the subculture of the nomadic Army family. Living all over the US she was… Read More
2022 Emerging Artist Margherita Tibaldo is an Italian Fine Artist based in Dunedin, FL. At the young age of 19, Margherita and her family moved to Florida, all the way from Italy, where she has been able to focus on her art career. For the past few years, she has been honoring her skills in… Read More