Michael Mallard, 2015 FAFO Art Festival Judge

Michael Mallard brings to Ocala a rich experience in creating and exhibiting his own critically acclaimed works of art as well as a distinguished academic career. Mallard’s work grows out of his own unique sensibility in response to a fragmented contemporary world. His work is new and fresh, yet linked to his own upbringing in Plains, Georgia, where his family has lived for five...
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Janette Gomez, 2015 FAFO Art Festival Judge

Janette Gomez has had a passion for art as long as she can remember. At a very young age she learned from her grandfather how to use large and medium format studio cameras and tool around with an enlarger. She jokingly claims that darkroom chemicals run through her veins. When she wasn’t hanging out in the studio, she was visiting the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she...
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