Amanda has always loved to create. Having grown up outside Washington, DC and its world-renowned museums, she was exposed to art, architecture and design from an early age. A graphic designer by trade, her love for the fine arts informed her work yet she always looked for other ways to express her creativity. She began painting in 2018, pulling some of her focus away from the computer and onto the easel. Inspired by color, texture, and light, with a meticulous attention to detail, Amanda paints contemporary realism with a bold, graphic influence. When she isn’t painting, designing, or spending time with her family, she can be found exploring new cities in search of photo-worthy public art and the perfect meal.
Michael Janis is Co-Director of the Washington Glass School. Trained as an architect, his glass artworks showcase his very disciplined approach to the medium. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012, DC’s Commission on the Arts & Humanities awarded Janis the 31st Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts.
His artwork is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Imagine Museum, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and in the Permanent Collection of the Bucharest Embassy, US Department of State, Romania.
Jenny Walton holds a BFA from Central Washington University and an MFA from American University (D.C. and Italy). She has a history of exploring structural systems ranging in social and environmental interactions and works in watercolor, metalpoint drawing, and printmaking. Her awards include an Artistic Fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities among several other grants and residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Hamilton Princess, Bermuda. Her work has been exhibited and is held in several distinguished private and public collections throughout the world. She lives and works in the Washington D.C. area.