2019 FESTIVAL JUDGES
Ray Azcuy lives and works in South Florida. He received his BA and MA from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He is a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Summer Fellowship. His work is in corporate, private and museum collections including the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Miami International Airport, Miami, Fl. Azcuy’s work has been in various solo and group exhibitions including: New Art South Florida, MOCA at Goldman, Miami, Fl., Cintas Foundation Fellowship Finalists, MDC’s Museum of Art + Design, Miami, Fl., Big Juicy Painting (and More), Miami Art Museum, Miami, Fl., PUSH PLAY Redefining POP, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville. Fl., Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fl., St. Petersburg Art Center, St. Petersburg, Fl., Aesthetics & Values, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Fl, Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, Miami, Fl, mia Gallery, Miami International Airport, Miami, Fl. Additionally, Azcuy has taught at the secondary and college levels and was visual arts supervisor and director of museum magnet programs for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Lisa Johnson is originally from Oxford, OH and Erie, PA. Currently she is the Director of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL. After receiving her MFA from Indiana University in Jewelry Design, she was awarded scholarships at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft as a TA, and Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Recent publications featuring her work include Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print 2014, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, 500 Necklaces, Humor in Craft, 500 Prints on Clay, and 500 Jewelry Designs.