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2014 Artist Market Judges

Dr. Pamelia Scarboro Carsillo
Dr. Pamelia Scarboro Carsillo is a life-long arts educator serving Cobb County Georgia for more than 31 years in the classroom.  She is now retired and serves the community by volunteerism, book illustration and community-based projects. She earned two degrees from the University of Georgia; a BFA in 1978 and an EdD in 1996.  She also was a two-time studies abroad student in Cortona, Italy, (‘78  and ’83) an experience she says helped frame her life’s work as a student and teacher. She also received he master’s degree in art education at Georgia State University in 1986. 

She is defined by her selfless dedication to her community throughout her 31 year career as an art educator as well as her numerous professional honors.  Some of these honors include Cobb County School District Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Distinguished Educator of the Year, GAEA Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, Fulbright Memorial Scholar (Japan), The University of Georgia Lifetime Achievement Award, The Braves/BellSouth Excellence in Teaching Award, The Kennesaw State University Flourish Award,Cobb Arts Council Arts Education Award ,STAR Teacher and The Cobb Arts Council Arts Education Award.  

Bradley T. Harris
Bradley Harris is a Jeweler and Goldsmith, GIA Graduate Gemologist, AGS Registered Jeweler and Certified Gemologist, and an A+ rated member of the BBB of Atlanta.

Bradley grew up in Asheville, NC, where, at an early age of 15, began working for a local jeweler as an apprentice in the trade of jeweler repair and manufacturing. He learned he had a measure of talent working with jewelry. He moved to Atlanta GA in 1983 to widen his scope, and worked for a couple of local jewelers, adding skills to his expertise as a bench jeweler. During these years, Bradley took classes in hand carving wax models and enrolled in the GIA Graduate Gemologist program to increase his knowledge of the gemstone world.

In 1989 Bradley decided it was time to open his own trade shop, in which, over the years, evolved into a small custom design, jewelry manufacturing, and repair store that grew by word of mouth. Bradley has been custom designing, and making fine jewelry for 24 years.

Mark Knott

Mark Knott was a full time studio potter for the past 12 years working in Suwanee, GA. He now teaches full time at Pace Academy, in Atlanta and is a studio potter. His work is focused on functional pots that are soda fired to cone 6. He uses both stoneware and porcelain. His work is a marriage of geometric and organic patterned surfaces with innovative forms, embellished by soda in a cross draft kiln. Mark studied with the late Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute receiving my B.F.A. and Stan Welsh at San Jose State University receiving my M.F.A.

Mark currently exhibits at many galleries across the country, teaches at several art centers and conduct workshops. More information and images visit www.markknott.com.

Kent Knowles
Kent Knowles was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on March 5, 1975.  
The son of an Air Force Chaplain, he grew up traveling around the world, exhibiting an interest in art at an early age.  While attending high school in Europe, Kent was introduced to the large-scale figurative paintings of the Old Masters.  His current work reflects an interest in the technical aspects of traditional painting as well as the expressive qualities of figure, pattern and design in contemporary art.

In addition to working as a visual artist, Kent is the author of the children’s book Lucius and the Storm (Red Cygnet Press, 2007). Kent Knowles is a Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

Barbara Nesin
Barbara Nesin is a visual artist who earned a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and M.F.A. from Indiana State University.  Her mixed-media paintings and drawings have been exhibited in solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, to include solo exhibitions  at the National Museum of Ghana in Accra, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba House (New York), and Hammonds House Museum and Mason Murer Fine Art (both in Atlanta) in addition to two collateral exhibitions of the 10th Havana Bienal in Cuba in 2009 and juried group exhibits at Holter Museum of Art (Montana), Ceres Gallery (New York), An Art Place (Chicago), and numerous college and university galleries.  Her creative work also includes a number of curatorial and community art projects.  Nesin has taught and led art departments at The Art Institute of Atlanta, Spelman College, and Front Range Community College, and was elected to serve as President of the College Art Association during its centennial year celebrations, 2010-2012.  

Jan Willadsen
Jan Willadsen is the owner of Willadsen Scale Models, a full-scope scale model making company that fabricates custom models ranging from study to highly detailed and architectural to master site plan to prototype. Over the past 20 years she has established and maintained long-term relationships with the well-known and just-known: Disney Development, BellSouth, Fazio Golf Course Architects, Reynolds Plantation, Orange County Convention Center, and Foley Design Associates Architects.

With a BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art, she focused on printmaking and drawing and has applied these disciplines to other fields of creative expression. Her varied design talents have extended to Art & Creative Direction, cell animation, multi-media branding, display & exhibitions, photography, painting, murals, interior space design, and various applied & decorative arts. Clients included Neiman-Marcus, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Ramada Renaissance, 
Peachtree Plaza Hotel and Georgia Power.

Known for her interest in spontaneous larks - and a well-established ability to follow shiny objects - one creative venture was entering the SMART Papers sponsored Kite Design Competition in conjunction with the Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival in Washington, DC. As one of 22 finalist winners, her Flamingo Ballet kite was displayed in the rotunda of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Annual Kite Festival.