Bill Darrah, Florida artist, resides in Bradenton, Florida. He received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. And for one year, he attended the Dayton Art Institute School of Art. Bill works mainly in mixed media, drawing, and watercolor. He has presented workshops in watercolor, acrylic, and drawing for adults and teens.
Over the decades, he has received many “Best of Show” awards and also numerous other awards. Art shows that he has judged include: Under the Oaks, Vero Beach; Walt Disney World's Festival of the Masters; Mt. Dora Art Festival; and the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. Permanent collections of his art are displayed in Lake Wales, Florida; Sebring, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Dayton, Ohio; and Ocala, Florida.
Holly Keris, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Curator of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. She received undergraduate degrees in History and Humanities from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida; and she received a Master's in the History of Art from the University of Virginia.
Holly joined the staff of Cummer in 2003. Prior to joining Cummer, she worked at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, and the City of Orlando's Public Art Program. Some of the exhibitions that she has curated at Cummer include: “Expressive Impressions: Three Decades of American Abstract Prints from the Charles R. Dean Collection;” “Picturing Jacksonville: 150 Years of Photography;” and “Voyages to the New World: Jacques Le Moyne and Theodor de Bry.”