Rebecca Sexton Larson is a Tampa-based studio artist working with photographic processes. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in Mass Communications.

She was awarded Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in 1998, 2002, and 2008. In 2006, she received an Artist Enhancement Grant from the State of Florida and, in 2005, was commissioned by the City of Tampa to be Photographer Laureate for a year. Recently, Sexton Larson received a grant from the State of Florida to attend the recognized Creative Capital Professional Development Program that supports innovative artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services.

Sexton Larson has curated, lectured and exhibited work nationally at various arts institutions and organizations. Her photographs are in numerous major collections throughout the country, including Polaroid, Progressive Corporate Art, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Holland and Knight Law Firm, Polk Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete and the Tampa Museum of Art.

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Lauren Turk is a multidisciplinary artist who currently calls Gainesville, Florida home.

She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from Illinois State University and her MFA in Sculpture from Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

Turk has exhibited her work nationally including working on a collaborative piece that was included in NCECA’s Push Play exhibition.

In 2015 she was granted a prestigious opportunity to be a Staff-Artist at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. VSC is the largest International Artist Residency and was a wonderful experience to interact with poets, writers, translators, and other artists from all over the world.

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Christine Renc-Carter has cultivated a unique artistic career rooted in the arts community of Tampa Bay. Coming from a family of working artists, she finds creative balance between her work as a museum curator and an artist. With nearly 20 years of experience in museums and galleries, Christine became the newly appointed curator for the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, Florida in 2016.

Prior to her current curator role, Christine oversaw the expansion of the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s studios and art classes as the Director of Adult Education. Christine has developed major exhibitions at the Florida International Museum and managed art collections for the Baltimore Museum of Art, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Gulf Coast Museum of Art and St. Petersburg College.

With a BFA in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Christine is also an accomplished artist. Having shown nationally, her work is included in collections such as the Marriott Corporation and the Curator of the Fogg Museum at Harvard University. Represented by the Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin, FL, she shows her mixed media work alongside her parents, Bill and Linda Renc. Christine has also judged a roster of outdoor art festivals throughout Florida, as well as national scholarship competitions, from the dual perspective of an artist and curator.

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