Amy Galpin, Ph.D

Amy Galpin, Ph.D., is the Chief Curator at the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami. She is formerly the Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College and Associate Curator, Art of the Americas at the San Diego Museum of Art. In addition to exhibitions at these institutions she has also curated exhibitions for Oolite Arts, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; Pasadena Museum of California Art; and the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando. Her exhibitions include solo projects with artists Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Patrick Martinez, Hugo Crosthwaite, Robert Andy Coombs, Jess T. Dugan, and Liu Shiyuan, among others.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson is the Director of Jewelry & Textiles at The Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, FL. After receiving her B.F.A. from Miami University and M.F.A. from Indiana University in Metalsmithing &Jewelry Design, she was awarded as Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She exhibits art and conducts workshops nationally. Recent publications featuring her work include Making Glass Jewelry, Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, 500 Necklaces, Humor in Craft, 500 Prints on Clay, New Earrings, and 500 Jewelry Designs.