We are humbled, thrilled and so extremely excited to share our amazing list of artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local talents, students and animators who have donated their creative original works of art to our cause.

Please enjoy reading through this list of our SECRET ARTISTS. Their original works of art were available at our Secret Art Show on Friday, November 1st, 2013.

Who will be your Secret Artist?

Tickets are available online or by downloading this ticket form to mail your check!

(listed in alphabetical order)

Anet Abnous, an artist of Armennian origin, was born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran.  She has degrees in Fashion Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queens College NY.  Anet is a member of Contemporary Artist Network, Cambridge Who’s Who, Armenian International Women Artist Association and City Without Walls.  She has participated in many local and international Juried exhibitions in NY, NJ, CA, MD, RI as well as in Iran and Korea.  Anet’s paintings can be found in the permanent collection of MOCIA, many galleries in Iran, the Armenian Diocese in NY and in private collections worldwide.

A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Courtney Abruzzo has been teaching art in Burbank for over 12 years. She’s helped coordinate the Summer Arts Camp at the Creative Arts Center, taught after-school enrichment at Edison Elementary, has been a visiting artist at McKinley Elementary and is the full-time art teacher at St. Finbar School.

Born in Colombia, South America Rosalba immigrated to the US when she was 20 years old, along with her husband and 1 yr-old son, Alejandro. Shortly thereafter, Sarah was born and currently they all reside in Burbank, including her daughter-in-law and three granddaughters. As a young girl, Rosalba drew on every piece of paper she could find, and dreamed of becoming a painter. Private art classes, however, were economically out of reach for her parents. Thankfully, she will always remember the French nuns who shared her artistic talents, and who taught and inspired her as a schoolgirl.  Having raised a family in Southern California, she found the time to take art classes through the Burbank Unified School District and at Glendale College, focusing on still life and landscape watercolors.  Today, Rosalba is dedicated to living out her childhood dream. Having retired after working more than 30 years at the Operating Engineers Trust Funds in Pasadena, she can now dedicate time to teaching children who, like her, also aspire to paint and create art.



Sharon Alvarado has been with Leo A Daly, an international architecture, planning and interior design firm, over 20 years. She returned home to Honolulu late last year and has stepped into the Finance Manager position.  Happy to be home in Hawaii, Sharon enjoys spending time with her nephew, family (including the 4-leged family members) and friends.  Love being outside enjoying the trade-winds and finding projects to do in the yard, going to her nephew’s many sporting events or a quiet afternoon at the movies.


Max Andrews is dedicated to the work of rescuing, fostering and adopting dogs with Sally’s Rescue, Inc.  Over the past two decades she has fostered for numerous organizations including Southern California Poodle Rescue and Molly’s Mutts and Meows.  She has also served as a guest co-host on “Adopt-a-Pet,” a local cable television program produced by the Burbank Animal Shelter.  Professionally, Max had a 20-year career with TWA as a flight attendant.  She has done background and stand-in work in hundreds of television shows, feature films and commercials.   Married to David Laurell since 1990, she served as first lady of the City of Burbank during her husband’s two mayoral terms.


Ashley B. Arroyo has been a life-long supporter of the Arts. She enjoys comedy, improve, and creating art of her own. Originally hailing from the Midwest, Ashley currently resides in Los Angeles.





Ana Bagayan was born in Yerevan, Armenia and earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A graduate of John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA, she currently lives and works in the mountains of Southern California with her husband, two dogs, and fish named Masquerade. Ana’s work can be found at Thinkspace, Nucleus, and Copro Galleries in Southern CA, as well as in various galleries, magazines and other sites in this world (and others).



Jesús Bañuelos is formally trained as an architect and graduated from Sci-Arc in 2010. Along with design, Jesús has a strong passion for photography. Jesús’ keen eye for detail and design sensibility allows him to capture the essence of his subjects. 


Gary Baseman is a painter, illustrator, video and performance artist, animator, TV/movie producer, curator, and toy designer.
His work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Time, and Rolling Stone; and he designed the best-selling game “Cranium.”  Baseman created the three-time Emmy and BAFTA award-winning animation series, “Teacher’s Pet,” earning him credit as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment names by Entertainment Weekly magazine.
The Los Angeles Times has described him as “adorably perverse,” humorously playful and dark, childlike but often with adult themes.
His fine art has been displayed in galleries and museums in Brazil, Germany, Israel, Italy, Russia, and all over the United States.  Most recently in the Gary Baseman HOME Exhibition at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles.

Chris Battle is an American animation character design artist, best known for his work on the hit Cartoon Network shows, “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Powerpuff Girls” and “Samurai Jack,” as well as shows for Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, and more.  Born and raised in the sunny beachside town of Santa Monica, CA, a steady childhood diet of cartoons, comics, movies and video games led him towards the logical career choice: drawing silly stuff for TV.  Chris, his wife and their daughter make their home in Los Angeles and they like pancakes.

American film and television actress Kristin Bauer is best known for her portrayal of the campy vampire “Pam” on HBO’s hit show, True Blood. Before playing a blood thirsty vampire, Bauer starred in several TV series, such as The Crewfor FOX, That’s Life for CBS with Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino in 2000, and the NBC comedy Hidden Hills.  Bauer has also been a recurring or guest starring on over 40 TV shows including: Everybody Loves Raymond, Just Shoot Me,CSI, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Private Practice, and Seinfeld.  Today she lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband, Abri van Straten. She spends her time between filming, painting and trying to shine a spotlight on animal rights advocacy.






Erika Bilenka was born on September 25, 2003 in Odessa, Ukraine.  She immigrated to the United States of America in 2005.  She currently lives in Burbank and is in the 5th grade at Emerson Elementary School.  Erika has had a passion for drawing since she was a little girl.  In November 2012 Erika started attending Mission Renaissance art classes.  In her leisure time she enjoys drawing, reading, sports, shopping and playing with her little sister Michelle.  She fluently speaks two languages – Russian and English.

A nationally recognized landscape painter, Karen Blackwood initially painted portraits and figurative work before the landscape became her constant muse. As a former member of the California Art Club, a new passion for landscapes bloomed amidst a group of plein air painters inspired by the rich tradition in California Impressionism. While Karen’s work gravitates toward the light and atmosphere in the landscape, her artistic pursuit is to convey an emotional response to the solitary beauty found in nature and to achieve that perfect state of being that sometimes comes from painting it. She is represented by Susan Powell in Madison, CT and is a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Society of Marine Artists.

Raised in North Carolina, Sue Blanchard’s style is heavily influenced by outsider and folk art. Sue graduated from Art Center College of Design and now spends her time making art in Los Angeles.



Dedrick Bonilla is in the 10th grade at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in Downtown Los Angeles.




I’m an 18-year-old college freshman with autism and a love of animation, illustration, and creating fun entertainment for children of all ages. I founded Powerlight Studios at age 11, and have been working professionally since age 14, partnering with Joey Travolta, and teaching animation to over 400 kids and teens with autism at Inclusion Films, Joey Travolta’s summer camp program. I aspire to be the Temple Grandin of my generation, working to change the world’s perception of autism and to demonstrate all of the special abilities that people with autism have while striving for acceptance and integration within society and employing others with ASD at my company, Powerlight Studios. I recently achieved my dream by employing others with autism at my company.
My life story was recently featured by RethinkingAutism.com in the animated video, “Believe It: The Dani Bowman Story.” “Believe It”, produced by Powerlight Studios, is an inspirational video telling the story of founding Powerlight Stuidos, and was produced with the assistance of autistic storyboard artist Justin Canha, autistic singer and songwriter Talina Toscano, voiced by me, Dani Bowman, with voiceover production and tag line by autistic actress Tammy Klein.

Carole Boyajian is a figurative and abstract expressionist painter. Born in Fresno, CA in 1948, growing up in the 1950’s, she absorbed many diverse influences that have formed her creative process.
She graduated from the Art Center School in Los Angeles (now Pasadena). Fortunate to have been under the wing of Lorser Feitelson as her master teacherat Art Center in addition to studying with Tony Berlant and Joyce Treiman, she graduated in 1969 with a BFA with Honors.
Living in Manhattan, Oregon, San Francisco and Ajijic Jalisco Mexico before returning to Los Angeles in the 1980‘s she absorbed cultures and influences that can be seen in her current work.
With her 30+ years as an interior design consultant working with the top architect and interior design firms in the hospitality industry, she gained an unique design sensibility that enhanced her artistic vision which is reflected in her current body of work.
The intersection of her unusual life experience coupled with her love of music, graphic design, corporate branding, typography and architecture can be observed in her paintings today.
She is grateful to now be able to devote full time to her painting at her studio in Toluca Lake, CA and return to her creative life.
Recent exhibits include the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA, Tapanco’s Attic + Gallery – Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, Geo Gallery Burbank, CA and National Arts Exhibit in Los Angeles, CA and The Creative Arts Gallery, Burbank, CA..


B.A. – Cal State Long Beach – 1970 (Painting & Drawing)
M.F.A. – Claremont Graduate University – 1977 (Drawing)
Taught Art classes part-time at Long Beach City College and East Los Angeles College in the 1980’s.
Worked for KNBC News (Graphics 1973-1990)
Currently working for NBC Universal (On-Air Promotion Graphics-Magic)


Karen Broderick is a founding member of the Burbank Arts for All Board of Directors and has served on many arts related advisory boards in Burbank.  She worked in film editing before taking a leave to raise two daughters, now both at Burbank High School.  Karen also helped found the PTA Art Chair position.  She serves as an Art Teacher in Visual Arts in elementary schools as well as beginning to slip back into the world of Film Editing. 

Gerald F. Brommer is completely involved in art as an innovative watercolor and acrylic painter, collagist, teacher, author and juror.  He has written 23 books for high school and college art classes, on a wide range of subjects.  He has won awards in most national competitive watercolor shows from Alaska to Florida, and from Bermuda to Hong Kong and Taiwan.  His work is regularly shown in nine galleries in California, New Mexico, Florida, Bermuda and London and can be found in the corporate collections of Arizona Bank: Avery International: State of California: Community Bank: Glendale Savings Bank: Hilton Hotels: Intercontinental Hotels: Hughes Laboratories: TRW: Epcot Center and many others across the country.

Carrie Brown, Chair of the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, is an independent communications specialist and consultant and a highly involved Burbank community member. Her philanthropic work includes “Families for Stevenson Booster Association” serving on its Board and as president from 2008-2009; she also served on the Board of Session for Westminster Presbyterian Church and Preschool. Over the past ten years she has been an active member of the PTA where she continues to volunteer for various committees and events.

Sharon S. Brown has been a member of the Burbank Art Association for 40 years (currently in the Honors Division), and is also a long standing member of the Fine Arts Federation in Burbank. Her work has been exhibited in countless shows over the years, winning numerous awards. As a result of this exposure, much of her collection has been sold to a Beverly Hills art dealer and restorer, and been given away to friends and loved ones.  Sharon creates art because she feels she has been given a gift, which she loves to share with others.

W. Earl Brown comes from a long line of bootleggers and used-car dealers–the perfect lineage for becoming an actor. After receiving his MFA from DePaul, Earl began working in the Chicago theater scene. Stage roles eventually led to film roles, and Earl moved westward. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife (who was his high school sweetheart), his daughter and his hound dog.

Garry Brown was born on Halloween in 1981. He’s a Scottish illustrator currently working in California and has been published in numerous comic books. He graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2010. He is currently the regular interior artist for Brian Woods’ The Massive and covers for others.
He’s married to Emi Yonemura and collects original art from kickass artists.


Jim Bruce is Director of Aviation for Leo A. Daly, and international architecture, planning and interior design firm. He focuses on the programming and design of aviation terminals, consolidated rent-a-car and garage facilities.


Kevin Busacker plays a lead role in coordinating research, development, and training of CAD systems and BID (Building Information Modeling) processes for Leo A Daly, an international architecture, engineering and planning firm.  He has participated in the development of the US National CAD Standard (NCS) since it’s inception in 1994 and has been managing CAD systems since it’s evolution in the construction industry in the early 1980s

Jamie Butterworth grew up in Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia, migrating to California 18 years ago.  She worked in marketing, advertising and product development before becoming a full-time mom and volunteer.  Jamie is an artist and an arts advocate for children.  Her work has been exhibited in the Burbank Art Association shows, as well as with the Burbank Fine Arts Federation.  She is currently serving as the Reflections Chair for John Burroughs High School PTSA, Programs Chair of the Burbank Art Association, and as a volunteer for the Burbank Arts for All Foundation.

Rebecca Butterworth is a 7th Grader taking Advanced Art and Yearbook at her middle school.  She has been an artist from the time she could hold a pencil – intuitively understanding perspective, proportion, composition, and shading.  She enjoys drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting, as well as swimming, reading, and traveling.  Rebecca is a member of the Burbank Art Association and anxiously awaits her first “sell” in the Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s Secret Art Show!

Byrne began her acting career in 2005 in the short film Crybaby, before portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors, though she had previously auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, before reprising her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest film role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter. She has also appeared in several short videos written by fellow Harry Potter star Jessie Cave for her website.

Lisa P H Caddel is a lifelong artist and an acrylic painter since 1983. Her artwork is infused with symbolic expressions that range from bold, colorful, simplistic imagery to playful experiments embodied with textures and layers of meaning. She is inspired by observations of faith, nature, the current events of daily life, and global news stories.  Lisa’s artwork has been included in exhibits from Los Angeles to New York, and at a United Nations conference in Mexico. She served as the President of the Burbank Art Association for three years, 2010-13. Since 2009 she has written about her artistic adventures on her Affirmative Blog which can be found here on her website. In 2012 she created a website featuring Art Around Burbank.



Pete Carltock is a 54 year old graphic artist and photographer.  He has always been inspired by artists of all types from Ansel Adams to Janet Woolley.  He loves dogs and cats as subjects and is always learning something new.  Pete experiments with different styles and techniques every day.  

Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University.  He spent a decade living in Portland, where he worked in advertising, game design, and technology.  Patrick Carman has been a life long writer and storyteller. He writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling series work includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages.
Mr. Carman spends his free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball and tennis, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Sue is a 1st Grade Teacher at Bret Harte Elementary School.

Veronica Castagnini is a native of Argentina residing in Los Angeles for more than thirty years, and in Burbank for more than a decade.
She is an artist, a poet, a published author, producer, a meditation instructor and metaphysical consultant.  During 2012, she had a two artist show at Geo Gallery.  Veronica has participated in many Burbank Art Association Shows, winning the Third Place Award for her painting “Invitation” in the Spring Show, 2012. In addition, her paintings were exhibited at the Burbank Creative Art Center, the Geo Gallery & Marsha Ramos show “Breathtaking Views & Air” and the Fine Arts Federation Membership show “Lucky 13.”  Veronica is currently a member of the board of the Burbank Art Association and the Fine Arts Federation.


George has worked at Nickelodeon since 1994, on shows including “Dora the Explorer”, “Go Diego, Go!”, “Chalk Zone”, “Hey, Arnold!” and “Rocko’s Modern Life”. In his free time he loves to make paper sculptures.


Erin Clendenin has been working as a photographer for almost 20 years.  She and her husband live in Burbank with their two children where she also teaches photography enrichment class at Jefferson Elementary School.  She believes strongly in the Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s mission to help give all kids an opportunity to have art in their school and she’s honored to help make that happen.

Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California’s weathercaster for  NBC4 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.  A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather.  Coleman devotes much of his free time to charitable activities and frequently organizes evenings of entertainment for local service and civic organizations, as well as serving as master of ceremonies for dozens of Southern California community events.
A long-time stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The IceHouse and other Southern California comedy clubs. He has utilized his humor in a number of series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including “What a Week” (1990 – 1991), “It’s Fritz” (1988-1990), “Fritz and Friends” (Special) and “The Perils of Parenting” (Special). He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series.







Todd DeJong just graduated from Gobelins School in Paris, and previously acquired his BFA in Animation at Laguna College of Art and Design.



Professionally, Barbara Dellamarie spent her career as an investigator.  Starting out as an animal cruelty investigator in the 1980’s, she has had several other incarnations of investigative specialties, including Consumer Protection, Insurance, The State Bar, Discrimination.  Early life had her working as a delivery person for Frozen Yogurt, Real Estate Papers, Scripts and Films, and Cookie Baskets.  Private Investigation and Process Service can also be added to the list.  A stringer of Tennis Racquets may be the most unusual of many others.  Her eclectic job history is great fodder for art and writing.  Barbara lives in Sacramento, CA with her wife, and their dog and lizard.


Lisa Desimini graduated from The School of Visual Arts. Since then she has illustrated over thirty picture books, nine of which she has written herself. Her books include: My House, which was one of the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Love Letters by Arnold Adoff was a Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Book and “Dot The Fire Dog” which has sold over 400,000 copies.
Her work has also graced the cover of many book jackets, including The John Nichols Trilogy, Animal Dreams, The Bean Trees, and Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver and The Sookie Series by Charlaine Harris.

Actress Zoey Deutch, can soon be seen as Emily Asher in the highly anticipated movie BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, adapted from the beloved teen book series. Zoey stars alongside Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and Jeremy Irons.  Other credits include SWITCHED AT BIRTH, SUITE LIFE ON DECK, CRIMINAL MINDS, SUSPECT BEHAVIOR and NCIS.  Zoey has been cast as the lead in the new film franchise based on the bestselling teen book series VAMPIRE ACADEMY: BLODD SISTERS.   Zoey is a recent graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Kendelle Dickens is a 12 year old student from Burbank, CA.  She enjoys art, writing, singing, acting and sports.  She is especially pleased to be a part of the Burbank Arts for all Foundation Secret Art Show because she likes being able to draw something that people will get to see and enjoy.

Nigel Dickens is a 9 year old student from Burbank, CA.  He enjoys all types of art, including making comics, writing, and sports.  He is especially pleased to be part of the Burbank Arts for all Foundation Secret Art Show because he wants people to see his artwork and appreciate it without knowing that he is a kid.

Anthony Diecidue is an LA based artist whose clients include: Stan Lee Media, Disney Digital Media, DangerKatt Productions, Midway Games, Image Comics, DC Comics Publishing, Spirit Clips and Stan Winston Group.

Inspired at age 6 by a viewing of ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, Frank Dietz has found success in the film industry as a writer, producer, director, actor and animator.
Frank grew up on Long Island, N.Y, and then attended the State University at Oswego, where he majored in theatre and art. He starred in a series of now-cult low-budget horror films like ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE, ROCK N’ ROLL NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES and THE JITTERS. Bitten by the film bug, Frank then moved to Los Angeles, where his screenwriting career began. He wrote the scripts for many independent features, including NAKED SOULS, COLD HARVEST and the MAGIC IN THE MIRROR series.
In 1996, Frank returned to his artistic roots and joined Walt Disney Studios as an animation artist. His work can be seen in such films as HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN, FANTASIA 2000, ATLANTIS – THE LOST EMPIRE, TREASURE PLANET and HOME ON THE RANGE. During this period Frank created the Sketchy Things series of classic monster sketchbooks, which became extremely popular with genre fans. In 2007 and 2008, Frank was awarded the very first Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for “Artist Of The Year.”
In 2009 he joined Larry Blamire’s Bantam Street troupe, and appeared in THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN. Among his co-stars on that film was Trish Geiger, and the two worked together on Blamire’s next comedy, DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, which Trish produced.
In 2011, Frank and Trish teamed up to create Benevolent Monster Productions. Their first project as co-director/producers is BEAST WISHES.

My name is Viktoria Dimas and I am aspiring to be a visual development artist. I’ve been attending an art academy for two years, along with attending art classes at John Burroughs High School.

Professional artist, illustrator, graphic artist

Student photographer, athlete, and world traveler on assignment with National Geographic, Iceland 2013.

I’ve been messing up canvases since I was 6-years-old.
I’ve doodled my way through school and got a B.A. for it.
Since then, I’ve worked in design and education.  Currently, I live in Moorpark, CA, with my two inspirational daughters and a vicious Maltese.
You can find me and some of my work on Facebook.


Jacqueline Dwight has taught in Burbank Unified School District and is also a member of the Bearaven Quartet.  She performs as a piano and strings musician regularly for meetings, religious services, conventions, etc.  She has taught strings, winds, beginning orchestra, orchestra, kindergarten and has been the Chorus Director at Joaquin Miller Elementary School.  Jacqueline is currently the afterschool strings instructor at the Lanai Road School in LAUSD.

Mary has been teaching in Burbank for less than one year, but already feels at home. She finds joy in working with all of her students every day. She enjoys creative outlets, such as dance class, painting, and pottery.


Jeannette Elliott grew up in a creative family of eight where everyone was an artist, a musician or both. One of her earliest memories is of lying beneath the ironing board drawing while her mother pressed the family’s clothing  and gave her drawing instruction (her mother was a painter and photographer).  Jeannette attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio for drawing and violin, then went on to earn her BFA in Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MA in Art Education from the College of Design Architecture Art & Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Jeannette is a working artist and teacher who has been instructing students of all ages for over twenty years. She loves printmaking and the books arts because they combine everything she enjoys doing in her studio: hand papermaking, paper marbling, intaglio and letterpress printing, bookbinding, drawing and painting. She also loves sculptural ceramics and typography. Jeannette has her very own Hollander Beater (professional papermaking equipment) and Vandercook SP15 Proof press…her two favorite pieces of equipment in her studio.
Jeannette attended 11 schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of cities and has moved over 30-something times around the country. She has three children — Elliott, Miranda and Sofia — an Australian Red Heeler puppy and Red Cowgirl boots. Her life is complete.



Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, and the upcoming Better Off Friends. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick.

Amy Farrington was cast as the Wicked Witch in her elementary school production of “The Wizard of Oz” and was hooked!  After attending a musical theater conservatory program, she worked in local and regional theatres before moving to Chicago where she performed at several theatres including the Balliwick Repertory, The Court Theatre and the Steppenwolf Theatre. Twenty plays later, she moved to Los Angeles and began to work in television in a variety of pilots, as a series regular and appearing in many shows, including “The Michael Richards Show,” “Hung,” “The Protector,” “Jessie,” “Crash and Bernstein,” “Bones,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Back to You,” “The New Adventures of the Old Christine,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”

Andrea Fellers is a multimedia artist, producer and director. Her professional achievements reflect her unyielding dedication to creativity and self-expression. A renowned painter, she has had numerous art exhibitions and collectors of her art include individuals in the film, finance, and technology industries.  Her vibrant and distinctive work is frequently commissioned and has been featured in a myriad of galleries and institutions across the globe, including; “Beats for Boobs” Breast Cancer Art exhibit and fundraiser both in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the “Be A Saint” Valentines Day Art Auction & Gala at The Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California.  Her art was also selected by Cris McCall, curator & founder of fresh stART, for an exciting one-night art exhibit to benefit therapeutic art programs for at-risk youth. Also a natural talent behind the camera, Andrea is a prolific filmmaker and has generated an exemplary portfolio as a director and producer. Her forthcoming film, entitled, “THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU, marks her third feature film as a producer and her feature directorial debut, which premieres at LA LIVE October 19th 2013.  Andrea created artwork specifically for “THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU”, which was featured in her solo exhibit, “Hollywood Love Letters” at the ArcLight in Hollywood June- August 2013.

Mina Ho Ferrante was born in Vietnam and graduated with a BFA from The Academy of Arts in San Francisco.  She has worked at the Walt Disney Animation Studio where her credits include “Atlantis,” “Treasure Planet,” “Home on the Range,” “Lilo and Stitch” and “Tarzan 2.”  She is a member of the California Art Club and the Burbank Art Association.  She has shown her work in Vietnam and at various galleries in California.

Artist and Director for Disney, Nickelodeon and Dreamworks.
Projects Include: “Penguins of Madagascar”, “Kim Possible”, and “Wolverine and the X-Men”.

Two things Kathy Flynn has loved her entire life are music and photography.
She started in the early eighties, when she bought her first 35mm camera and shot up and coming bands at the Hollywood club scene, including bands like Depeche Mode and Sparks. After a long hiatus, she returned to concert photography in 2011, starting Wicked Goddess Photography.
As for the music part…she loves bands, she loves listening to music, and most of all, she loves seeing a good band perform live. There’s nothing like the energy buzz you get from a passionate performance. She sees as many bands live as she can.
There’s little in life Kathy loves more than trying to distill the essence of a live performance into a single photograph.




Artist Casey Fritz, or better known as C.S. Fritz. Is currently living in Hollywood, CA. with his wife and two kids. He grew up being cultured in “classic” horror films and attributes this to the way he does art today.  He started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil, but never went further than doodles until 2008 after reading Watchmen, it sparked a new desire to reignite his passion for art.  Thus began the first series “Robots Encountering Earth” depicting what would happen if huge, yet gentle robots came to earth to explore. Equipped with spray paint, black ink, and canvas, the ideas came to life, and Casey got his first art show at Prescott’s Raven in May of 2008 with a sold out show. The first ever in Raven’s history!

Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy attended public schools in Los Angeles and graduated from Occidental College before earning her Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts.  She won a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design which afforded her the opportunity to realize the key connections between beauty and purpose in public design.  She has a passion for public service, environmental sustainability, thinking creatively and bringing together community members to build a better Burbank.
As part of her theme “Burbank, The Creative Community” she is an advocate for cross disciplinary collaboration. “I’d like to see the solar  engineer collaborating with middle school students over sustainable park design,  the civil engineer working with a native plant specialist on sustainable parkway/media design, curb bump-outs and other techniques that foster a pleasant walking experience.”  As part of her collaborative efforts this year, the City Council has already held its first Town Hall in October with another set up for the Spring. A joint meeting with BUSD is already planned. “Our conversations with the community, our School Board, among City commissions and boards is the best vehicle for discovering how we can add value to projects through creative thinking.”

Seychelle Gabriel is an actress from Burbank, CA who has appeared in feature films such as The Spirit, The Last Airbender, and Honey 2, as well as the television shows Weeds, Revenge, Falling Skies (on which she played Lourdes for 3 seasons) and The Legend of Korra, a Nickelodeon animated series she lends her voice to as “Asami.” As well as acting, Seychelle loves to sing and play the guitar and harmonica.

Artist Johnathon Gallagher has called California home since 1980, and is a proud resident of Burbank since 1989.   Self-taught, he earned his artistic merits working freelance in the arts since 1982 as a Custom Framer, Graphic Designer, Set Painter, Illustrator, and Animator.
Johnathon was the restoration artist for Art Deco landmark, the Bullock’s Wilshire Building. The restoration project has won many awards by the Historical Society of America, and is considered the Art Deco Jewel of the City. He has completed many full-scale mural commissions, as well as faux-finishing for private homes and business.
Johnathon is an honors member of the Burbank Art Association and also a member of the Burbank Fine Arts Federation.  He is currently teaching three art courses at the Creative Art Center in Burbank.

Perhaps best known for his role in “Fun with Dick and Jane,” Dick Gautier is an Actor, comedian, composer, singer and author, originally a night-club comic and a singer for dance orchestras. He served in the US Navy and joined ASCAP in 1959. His popular-song compositions include “Like Our Love”, “Lonely River” and “Quiet Place”.   Among all his many talents, Dick is also a caricaturist and visual artist.


Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated such bestsellers as Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest! by Judith Viorst, Daddy’s Girl by Garrison Keillor, and the Fancy Nancy picture books. She lives in Southern California with her family, puppy, and tiara collection.

My name is Diego Gonzalez, I am 10 years old and I am in 5th grade. I was born with a love of art. Before I even started school, I could always be found painting or drawing in my sketchbook. I even like to make figures out of clay. I love drawing all Superheroes, especially Batman! I hope that one day I will have a career in art.

Nino Gonzalez attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where he earned his degree in Illustration. After college, he moved to Atlanta to work at CNN as a Graphic Designer. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he has been working at CBS as a Graphic artist for over 13 years.

Andrea Goyan is a writer, artist, and co-owner of Bodies in Balance—a center dedicated to whole body health.  She has taught Pilates for 23 years and been a happy Burbank resident since 1994.


Leslie is a Los Angeles artist who specializes in murals, mixed media, and painting.  She has a degree in animation and currently works at Warner Bros Animation.  Leslie has previously worked as a set painter for the television show “Yo Gabba Gabba!”  Her donated artwork reflects her interest in her Latin American heritage.

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches.  In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting.   Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing.


Elizabeth Grube’s inspiration for her paintings comes from her career and experience as an interior designer, the urban energy of big cities, eclectic cultures experienced from traveling, and the need for more fulfillment in her right brain.  The vibrant colors and layered textures of her paintings create movement and energy in each new piece.  She paints as an aspiration to inspire.  Both within herself and also to evoke a connection between her art and the viewer.







Kyra Helfrich is a 15-year-old artist living in Burbank, CA with her family where she grew up surrounded by the arts in her home.  Kyra has studied at the Summer Art Academy, Burbank Creative Arts Center, The Pasadena Art Center College of Design and with Luther Middle School teacher Debra Reynolds and John Burroughs High School teacher Beth Morrison.  She is a competitive swimmer, accomplished musician, frequent gamer and remains curious about the world.

Filmmaker Mark Helfrich is known for editing the “Rush Hour” movies, “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Red Dragon,” “Tower Heist,” “Scary Movie,” “Showgirls,” “Predator,” “Rambo: First Blood II,” and many other feature films.  Directing credits include movie “Good Luck Chuck,” and episodes of “Bones” and “Prison Break.”  Currently Mark is editing the upcoming feature “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.” Mark is a collector of contemporary artwork, passionate music lover and devoted family man.

Téa Helfrich is a 12 years old student at John Muir Middle School.  She has been performing since she was 3 years old in various local ballet, Burbank ShowCamp, and school choir productions.  Téa loves nothing more than putting on a show and is proud to be a part of the Secret Art Show.  


Beth Herzhaft graduated cum laude from The University of Hard Knocks and received her MFA in Photography from Nowhere In Particular. Her first paying job (photographing gangster rapper Schooly-D) resulted from her finding her way into the art department at Capitol Records, back when you could get away with that sort of thing. She has been a freelance photographer since the 1990’s, working with numerous publications, advertising agencies and record companies. The rest of the time she is shooting fine art. She has had the good fortune to work with many amazing people over the years: Solomon Burke, Herbie Hancock, Nels Cline, St. Vincent, Radiohead, Mazzy Star, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Pharoah Sanders, etc). Beth is influenced by everything from Richard Feynman to Wim Wenders. She deeply loves what she does, both in fine art and commercially.


Ceramic Artist Michael Hirsh teaches at the Burbank Creative Arts Center.  An avid collector of American Art Pottery his current work is done in a deco craftsman style.  Michael studied at the California College of the Arts and at the Otis Parson School of Design in Los Angeles.

Anna loves art, making patterns, and her friends. She is 5.


I have recently taken up creating artwork in clay. My favorite clay objects to create include whistles, boxes, and ‘rattle brains’. I have completed a couple of unusual requested commission pieces this year, including a church bank and a high heel shoe planter.



Jennifer Hughes is not famous yet but is sure she’ll do something to garner some headlines at some point.  She’s been working in the arts for 25 years, usually on the production end, at Warner Bros, Amblin Entertainment, and Disney.  She’s been paid in the past to draw, but considers herself a hobbiest visual artist.  She regularly does voice over acting and photography because art is FUN!  Thank for coming out in support of Burbank Arts for All!

Rachel Huntley is a 5th grade student at Emerson Elementary in Burbank. She is an avid soccer player and artist. She enjoys drawing and painting.

Rebecca Huntley is a Production Manager for Dreamworks Animation. She has worked in the animation industry for over 20 years and continues to be inspired by the amazing artists in our community. She and her husband, Jon Huntley, have two daughters currently in Burbank public schools.


Yukako Inoue grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the US when she was 18 to (eventually) study art in college. During her 10 year career at Disney Interactive, she enjoyed the challenges of creating pixelated art for videogames in the beginning of jer career, then art directing, but she mostly enjoyed  working with talented artists through many projects.  After becoming a fulltime mom, Yukako has done design work for videogame companies and has also created illustrations for textiles. At her daughter’s elementary school, she volunteers for the clay program and occasionally teaches art classes.










Mark Kennedy is the manager of the Printing Department of the Arcadia Unified School District.  Although printing is his profession, photography has always been his passion. Mark was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey and by the time he graduated from high school he knew he wanted to explore the world by taking pictures.  After moving to California in 1997, Mark was able to get his first formal training in photography through courses taught at the Burbank Adult School.  After a few semesters worth of work and some encouragement from friends, Mark’s breakthrough moment was the 2009 Burbank Library Photo Contest where he received First Place in the “People Un-Posed” category, a “Best in Category,” and also the most prestigious “Best of Show.”  Mark continues to explore many subjects with his camera and is now concentrating on macro photography.

Local artist Adonna Khare is the 2012 recipient of ArtPrize Michigan. Adonna has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, U-Press Telegram, and Edward Goldman on NPR.  Her work can be found in the Permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art as well as numerous private collections throughout the world.  Member of The Drawing Center New York.



Barbara Kosoff began her career as a graphic designer and art director working in both the US and abroad. Her interest in getting back to creating art (sans the computer) led her to create mixed-media and assemblage works on paper. Ever the traditionalist, she works by cutting and pasting photographic images found in magazines and pop culture publications, paper bags, and other random sources, then combines them with drawing and painting with oil bars. Her background as an art director has influenced her in making thought-provoking and whimsical work.
Barbara’s artwork has been exhibited in Los Angeles at Barnsdall Park Municipal Arts Gallery, Bonhams & Butterfields, Upstairs at the Market Gallery, Gallery 9, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in Santa Ana, the Venice Art Crawl, James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Bleicher/Go Lightly in Santa Monica, Hadid Gallery in West Hollywood and Hale Arts Space in Santa Monica.
As a graphic designer, Barbara Kosoff’s work has been published in Communication Arts, and she has won awards from Graphic Design USA, the Beldings and Society of Illustrators. Her clients include Disney, Fox, Warner Brothers, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, The Los Angeles Times and Scientific American Mind Magazine.



Alycia Lane is co-anchor of NBC4 Southern California’s morning newscast “Today in LA,” airing Monday-Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. An award-winning journalist, Lane joined the station in August 2009.  She has earned two local Emmy Awards, two Golden Mike Awards and an Edward R. Murrow award in 2007 for Overall Excellence in Large Market News.
While not working, Lane enjoys spending time in her kitchen whipping up gourmet meals and baking extravagant cakes. She also is a yoga enthusiast and considers health and fitness among her greatest passions after her family and friends.

Melissa Lang is a full time professional artist and also serves as a teaching adjunct and Visiting Artist Lecturer/Reviewer at colleges and Universities.  In addition to smaller scale paintings and drawings, she has completed several temporary wall drawings and large scale murals at the Museum at Gonzaga University (2001) and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (2002), both in Spokane and at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center in 2005.  She has exhibited work in a two-person show at Gonzaga’s Jundt Museum in the fall of 2001.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in several collections throughout the United States, including New Orleans, Utah, Missouri, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.







Anneliese London is an enthusiastic and emerging artist. She is in love with the arts, especially the arts for children. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to engage and explore the arts. Anneliese participates and supports children in the arts through a variety of ways at the Shumei Institute and Light Bringer Project. She is a 16 year veteran of the Pasadena Chalk Fest, the world’s largest chalk festival. Additionally, she teaches jewelry design and crafts at various venues. Her work has been shown at the Geo Gallery in Glendale and the Creative Art Center in Burbank. Ms. London’s preferred mediums are collage, photography, and designing jewelry infused with Reiki.
She also uses her creative expression as a university professor, success coach, and Reiki practitioner. Anneliese’s slogan is “Be smart, do Art.” Ms. London can be contacted at annlondon@charter.net

Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy and the forthcoming  An Otis Christmas (October 2013).  He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna.

John and is a former creative director at Disney Consumer Products. With more than 25 years’ experience John has worked in product design and development, book design and illustration, animation, character design, video game development, comics, graphic design, packaging design and retail/branding development.  Loter Inc. has contributed to the legacy of many of the world’s most beloved characters — Mickey Mouse and friends, Looney Tunes, The Muppets, Harry Potter and more — and continues to do so as an independent creative studio. Loter Inc. has also created original characters for King’s Fish House restaurants, the Disney Channel and other clients.


Hello! My name is Josh. I am a senior at Burbank High School and I love to draw and eat ice cream.
If you can’t, I could draw/paint you, too!

Actress Valerie Mahaffey can currently be seen on “Devious Maids.”  A reedy, eccentric character actress who specializes in deceptively normal-appearing ladies. She has frequented a number of off-beat series and won an Emmy for her work in “Northern Exposure”.  Other credits include “Glee,” “Desperate Housewives,” “United States of Tara,” “ER,” among many other film and television roles.

Matt Mahurin is a painter, photographer, filmmaker and educator.
His career began in New York City illustrating for TIME, Rolling Stone, Esquire and Mother Jones. He has illustrated three children’s books: My Beautiful Child, Once Upon a Cloud, and Grumbles form the Forest.
After several years as an illustrator, Mahurin escaped the comfort of his painting studio and wandered into the unpredictable world of photography; assignments ranging from photo essays on The Texas Prison System, Mental hospitals, Abortion Clinics, Belfast and Nicaragua – to album covers for Tom Waits, U2, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman.
Mahurin has published three books on photography as well as having prints in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
After balancing painting and photography for a decade, Mahurin expanded his creative pursuits into filmmaking – as director/cinematographer of music videos for U2, Waits, Metallica, Sting, REM and Joni Mitchell.
After a low-level rock & roll lifestyle, Mahurin continued to explore filmmaking by directing and writing the feature films Mugshot and Feel. His documentary I like Killing Flies was chosen for competition in The Sundance Film Festival and screened at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.
Mahurin continues to lecture and teach workshops to schools and professional organizations—and will be releasing The Imagemakers Handbook, a comprehensive instructional document on life as a creative professional within the next year or two.

I am 10 years old and love to dance.  I dance at Exceleration Studios.

I am 8 years old and love to dance.


Sandra Manouchehri is a local Burbank artist and a mother of 2. She’s a product designer specializing in juvenile products and textile design. In her spare time, she chases after her 2 daughters and paints for local charities.



Mark Marek serves as producer of MAD, the Warner Bros. Animation series inspired by by the iconic MAD magazine, published by DC Comics.  He has enjoyed moderately successful careers as a dishwasher, a chef, an illustrator and an animator.  Recently, Mark was Animation Director and Lead Animator on the series “DJ & the Fro” for MTV, Lead Animator on “Crank Yankers” as well as “Young Person’s Guide to History” and “Saul of the Mole Men” for Turner’s Adult Swim.  Back in the day, he helped spearhead the hit show “KaBlam!” for Nickelodeon.  He has 4 books to his name and a few exhibitions of his art here and there.  He’s still married to his first wife.


Jeff “Swampy” Marsh is an American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and actor associated with several animated television series. Marsh was born in Santa Monica, California, where he grew up with a heavily blended family dynamic. Marsh has been and continues to be a driving force behind several animation projects, working for over six seasons on the animated television series The Simpsons. Marsh continued to work on other animated television series, including King of the Hill and Rocko’s Modern Life, before moving to England in 1996.
While in England, Marsh worked on several animated programs, including Postman Pat and Bounty Hamster, and worked for BKN New Media Ltd. to produce several feature films. After six years living in England, Marsh was asked by his longtime partner Dan Povenmire to help produce Phineas and Ferb in 2007, a concept the two had while working together on Rocko’s Modern Life. Marsh accepted and moved back to the United States; the series has since garnered Marsh two Emmy Awards nominations for songwriting.





New York born photographer Catherine McGann began her career in 1986, shortly after graduating from art school, as a Contributing Photographer at the Village Voice newspaper. Soon she was shooting a weekly nightlife column, a gig which continued for the next fifteen years. Throughout the late eighties and nineties Catherine documented the tumultuous, downtown New York scene; a decadent, raunchy and chaotic underground populated by artists, writers, actors, drag queens, and of course musicians. Commissions from publications such as the New York Times, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, People, Guitar World and record labels such as Mute and Rykodisc soon followed. During this time, Catherine returned again and again to music as a subject and inspiration, photographing everyone from Peggy Lee to Marilyn Manson; from Dexter Gordon to Eminem. Music has always been a passion bordering on obsession for her, and continues to be. Ready for a change, she packed up her negatives in 2001 and moved to Los Angeles, where she currently lives with her husband and two children.

Gabrielle D. McKenna’s art springs from the passion she’s experienced interacting with nature as a Whitewater River Guide, Extreme Skier and Instructor, Cowgirl, Marathoner, and Mother.  Her work has shown in the galleries of Paris, New York, and Santa Fe.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, and you’ve seen her work as a Scenic Artist and Sign Writer for the film industry in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” “Men in Black 2,” “Dexter,” “House M.D.,” “Castle” and numerous other TV shows.

Shannon McNeill is an illustrator living and working in San Diego, CA.  She loves shortcake, making things, California Chaparral, Spring, hand-made stuff, and her family.  She draws a lot on personal memory, motherhood, friendly nature, ephemeral events, and coaxing the specialness of everyday objects/materials.  Small is beautiful! Small is huge.  Her partial client list includes Chronicle Books, Dutton Books, Marcel Wanders Studio, Marcel Schurman, Nick Jr. Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Boekie Boekie (Rotterdam).  She’s had work featured in the International Design Yearbook 2005 and participated in shows in San Diego, Los Angeles, Paris and Rotterdam.  Recent books include “Wild and Woolly,” Dutton Books 2005, “Are We There Yet?”, Dutton Books 2003 and “Ook the Book and Other Silly Rhymes,” Chronicle Books 2001.

Frank Melfi has been a fine arts and music photographer for 40 years.  He studied at the Memphis Academy of arts and owns the Looking-Glass Photography in Nashville, TN.  His music photography includes Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Halen, Heart, Foreigner, Joni Mitchell, Jefferson Airplane, Black Crowes, Jack White, Etta James, Odetta, Papa John Leach & John Lee Hooker, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, among many others.  He is currently working on a pictorial book of Led Zeppelin with a foreword written by Robert Plant.


Dawna Miceli and her husband, James Thomas, own one of Los Angeles’s premiere stained glass studios.  Dawna does personalized designs and restorations.  Her work can be found in homes, movie/TV studies, Churches and temples.

Addie Miller is in sixth grade at John Muir Middle School. She thinks art is a way to express yourself without people thinking you’re weird. She likes most types of art, such as reading, writing, singing, acting and music. Some day she will be a famous model/Broadway star.




My name is Rachel Moskowitz. I’m an Art major at Cal State University Fullerton, with a concentration in Animation and minoring in Advertising.
I especially enjoy drawing birds because I have a thing for flying—and secretly wish that humans were born with wings.





Kevin Nicklaus is influenced by comic books, Anime, 50’s pop culture and music. He is a development executive in Burbank.


Varinya Nunez grew up in Burbank, California and attended John Burroughs High School. She currently works as a Graphic Designer in Hollywood for Trailer Park Inc., an entertainment design company.
From paper and canvas to vinyl or resin, Varinya enjoys painting or customizing almost anything. To see her current and past work, follow her on Instagram @visual_varinya or visit her website.

Conan O’Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he began a love of comedy and goofing off, this carried on when he entered the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as become the president of the Harvard humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon. After leaving Harvard, Conan found his way into a television writing job in LA. After jumping around on many unsuccessful shows, Conan moved out to New York to win an Emmy for his writing on “Saturday Night Live” (1975). Later, he moved on to work for “The Simpsons” (1989), when SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michaels offered him the job of producer for the now vacant 12:30 slot on NBC. Conan, after searching for a new host, decided to audition for the job himself, and eventually wound up as the host of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.

Maria Oglesby is currently studying illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her work can be viewed on her blog, mariaoglesbyart.blogspot.com or on her Facebook page, Maria Oglesby Art.

Jaime Osorio is a resident of Burbank, CA. He enjoys drawing, painting, writing poems, playing soccer, and spending time with his family. Jaime considers himself an “artist in the making,” because he wants to continue becoming a better artist.

Photography started to become a passion, and a career, when in 1973 I was drafted into the Navy. I shot print ads and television commercials for the military for four years before going to The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After graduating in 1980 and opening my first studio, I worked and worked to make a living never knowing there was a whole other world of photography waiting for me. Colorized Black and White large prints became my first venture into the fine art genre. Soon after that, I discovered Lenticulars when I was teaching Photoshop up in San Francisco and animating 3D images of natural elements became my passion.




The Flying Shoes Art Studio is owned and managed by Oklahoma, regional artist, Kristy Patterson. “My feet don’t touch the ground when I am creating,” Kristy claims and it is evident in her work that she soars both technically and creatively. Kristy currently teaches art at Guymon High School after twenty years spent in careers as varied as her artistic interests. Her employment has ranged from director of a residential drug rehab center to being a police woman all the while following her childhood dream of creating original works of art from her studio. Her artwork is collected and displayed throughout Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas.



Amy Phillips is the Senior Communications Manager for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Arts for All initiative. A lover of a vintage aesthetic and a passionate collage artist, Phillips established a company called The Photo Fairy to provide custom memory books for a celebrity clientele that featured 3-dimensional collage techniques. The work that Phillips currently develops is much more personal and she finds inspiration at estate sales or flea markets when sourcing raw materials. Her favorite projects are those that tell a story by incorporating images of her family: her father’s World War II experience, her mother’s youthful beauty or capturing various childhood stages of her now teen-age daughter.



Rebecca Platner is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts. She works at the Burbank schools as a visiting artist and after-school art teacher.

Born to a family of musicians and raised in the Netherlands, Wilbert Plijnaar sold his first batch of stories to the Dutch Disney magazine when he was 16 years old.  Following this debut he co-wrote and sketched “Sjors & Sjimmie,” a long running boy comic strip series in the magazine of the same name which were collected and sold in 44 bestselling books.  He published other award winning comics and was active as a writer, illustrator and director of award winning commercials in Amsterdam.  In 1995 Warner Bros Animation invited him to make Los Angeles his permanent resident where he contributed designs and storyboards for numerous animation features and most major studios, including “Quest for Camelot,” “Osmosis Jones”, “Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius, The Movie,” “Shrek II”, “Over the Hedge,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Planet 51,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Ice Age,” “Ice Age 2 – The Meltdown,” “Robots,” “Ice Age 3 – Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Despicable Me,” “The Lorax,” “Despicable Me 2” and most recently, “The Minion Movie.


Grace is a vibrant eleven-year-old who loves art, gymnastics and music. Her artistic creations are usually multi-dimensional and she likes working with stamps, markers, pencils, and pastels. She likes to travel and wants to visit Paris someday.







My name is Lily, and I am 8 years old. Swimming, reading, and drawing are some of my favorite things to do in my spare time. My favorite book series is “Percy Jackson” and I love Greek myths. I enjoy playing soccer and I have an adorable cat, named Marshmellow.

Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California. Specializing in figurative realism,  Christina was recently named by American Galleries as one of America’s Greatest Painters (http://americangallery.wordpress.com).  Her work has been shown throughout the United States and has been honored with awards from Max Ginsburg, Dean Mitchell, Tony Pro, and Kristin Hoerty, Editor and Chief of Southwest Art Magazine.  Christina’s work has been shown at the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist; International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio TX; Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena CA and many galleries throughout the United States.  Christina is an active member of the Portrait Society of America. National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, International Society of Acrylic Painters and the California Art Club.  Christina’s work is held in many private collections in the United States and Europe.


Brett Ratner has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful director with feature films grossing over one and a half billion dollars worldwide in a short amount of time.   At 26 years old he directed his first feature film, the surprise box office hit comedy Money Talks, starring Charlie Sheen and Chris Tucker.  His second film, the action comedy Rush Hour, starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and earned $250 million worldwide which propelled the extremely popular and lucrative Rush Hour trilogy with Rush Hour 2 grossing more than $342 million worldwide followed by Rush Hour 3.  Other credits include the upcoming feature Hercules: The Thracian Wars starring Duane Johnson, Tower Heist,  X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, The Family Man, and many other feature films, TV shows, and award winning music videos. Raised in Miami Beach, Ratner dreamed of being a filmmaker since he was 8 years old.

I love “Stippling” or “Pointalism”. It’s a very old art form. I call it “Dot” drawings. I do 18”x24” drawings made entirely of dots creating depth and shadow. Some drawings take me as long as a month to complete. I do mainly black and while, but I also do some color. I also love illusion. My hero is M.C. Escher, and amazing artist and mathematician. I have been doing this for 20 years. I also design and create Jewelry and I have a degree in CAD Architectural Drafting. Enjoy!



Jerry Richardson started his life in art at a very young age.  In Kindergarten, he would grab gravel from a nearby playground, come back into the classroom and (secretly) paint as many rocks as possible with tempura paint in bright colors and then sneak them back outside and throw them back into the playground, not knowing that in the next rain, the color would all wash off.  He was determined to have all of the rocks in the playground painted!  That was his first big art prject, untl the teacher caught him.  Jerry now spends his life painted large canvases of images from his dreams and from life’s spontaneity.  Brightly colored and descriptive.  He is a single Father of three wonderful kids.

Andy was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in Yorkville, Illinois. He is the 2nd of four children. His parents divorced when he was 4. His father teaches Russian at Indiana University. His mother designs kitchen cabinets. He attended the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and then moved to Chicago’s Columbia College to study film. Richter played in several Chicago improvisation groups before catching his role with Conan O’Brien.


I am currently working as an IT Director. Fascinated with extracting meaning from data, I’ve recently enrolled in data science classes. One of my favorite pastimes and hobbies is painting.

Scott Robertson has over 18 years of experience teaching how to design, draw, and render at the highest college level. He has authored or co-authored 11 books on design and concept art. In addition to books, he has co-produced over 40 educational DVDs with The Gnomon Workshop of which 9 feature his own lectures. For several years, Scott chaired the Entertainment Design department at Art Center College of Design. He frequently lectures around the world for various corporations, colleges, and through his own workshop brand, SRW.  In addition to teaching, Scott has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from vehicle and alien designs for the Hot Wheels animated series Battle Force Five, to theme park attractions such as the Men in Black ride in Orlando, Florida for Universal Studios. Some of his clients have included the BMW subsidiary Design-works/USA, Bell Sports, Giro, Mattel Toys, Spin Master Toys, Patagonia, the feature film Minority Report, Nike, Rockstar Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Buena Vista Games, THQ, and Fiat to name just a few.


Art Roche is an artist and creative consultant and founder of Orange Crate Media. He is an energetic storyteller, writer and art director with a proven track record for developing games and interactive experiences for companies like Cartoon Network, National Geographic Kids, and Peanuts Worldwide. Art is the creator of the Cartoon Network animated shorts series, “Nacho Bear.”
In 2010, Roche helped to create Animal jam, a virtual world for kids currently enjoyed by 14 million players. Before that, Art served as creative director for CartoonNetwork.com from 2000 until 2009. www.artroche.tumblr.com


Dorinda Rose is a freelance artist, fashion designer and painter, currently located in Houston, Texas.  She donates most of her pieces to great causes in the community, like Charities for Breast Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Prostate Cancer, all which have affected her personally.  As an artist,  Dorinda works very organically with nature and modestly with her designs.  Dorinda believes that in order to be a good artist, one needs to be one with nature and a well-rounded person.  She spends a lot of time on self-education and speaks three different languages.  She enjoys playing the violin, hanging out with her dog Snickers and being active in the community.  “Everyday is a blessing, and beauty can be found everywhere one looks.”

Animation artist Vladi Rubizhevsky immigrated to Los Angeles from the former Soviet Union in 1989.  He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design from the department of Environmental Design (Architecture, Furniture, Landscape Design) in 1996 and in 1997 started working at Klasky-Csupo, Inc. as a background designer on “Rugrats,” “Real Monsters,” “Rocket Power,” “All Grown Up,” etc.  He has worked in a number of animation studios – Rough Draft, Inc. (“Futurama,” “Drawn Together”), Fox TV Animation (“The Cleveland Show”), Bento Box Inc. (“Brickleberry), etc.  He’s currently working at Warner Bros Animation on “Scooby-Doo DTV.”

Howard Ruby is the Founder and Chairman of Oakwood Worldwide, the largest global provider of temporary furnished apartments with locations available around the world. Through his work and adventurous spirit, he has traveled the world many times visiting dozens of countries and remote locations. His adventures have taken him on numerous trips to the arctic to photograph this dramatic area and the amazing polar bears and cubs that live there. After witnessing the effects of global warming first-hand and seeing the polar bears’ plight, he was moved to use his photos to help develop an educational outreach program with National Wildlife Federation. Because of his efforts, Nature’s Best Photography Magazine and National Wildlife Federation selected Howard at the 2007 International Conservation Photographer of the year and featured his images in the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.  In addition to ongoing exhibits, Howard has donated a collection of images to the following institutions: the UCLA Reagan Medical Center in Westwood; the USCB School of Environmental Sciences in Santa Barbara;  and National Wildlife Federation in Washington D.C. Previous exhibits include a 70 piece large scale photographic exhibit covering a city block for Santa Barbara 2007 Earth Day, also a one man private show at the Lowe Gallery in Santa Monica.


Artist Rita Ryack is a former 2D animator who has designed costumes for approximately 40 feature films, including for Martin Scorsese and/or Robert DeNiro in “Casino,” “Cape Fear,” “After Hours,” “A Bronx Tale,” and “Wag the Dog.”  She received an Oscar nomination for Ron Howard’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” for which she also won the Costume Designer’s Guild and Golden Satilite Awards.  Other prominent films include “Apollo 13,” “Ransom,” “Teeth,” “Rush Hour 2,” “You Don’t Know Jack” (with Al Pacino) which earned Rita an Emmy nomination, “Hairspray,” and “Rock of Ages.”  On Broadway Rita designed the costumes for the hit musical “My One and Only” for which she received a Tony nomination.  She has designed extensively for NY and regional theatre and won the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Costume Design in recognition of the world premiere of Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind,” “Terence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play” and Harry Kondoleon’s “Anteroom.”  She will have her triumphant return to Broadway this winter with Harvey Fierstein’s new play, “Casa Valentina” to be directed by Joe Mantello.  Ryack continues to be an adult cartoonist.  Someday she hopes to release a series of published sketch books.

My name is Rodrigo Yardley Serranzana.  They call me Rod for short but my artist name is Digo S. That’s how I sign most of my work. I always loved art. My back ground in art is in graphic design and computer design.  I am a Bonsai artist too and I took some life drawing classes.  I started doing oil painting late in life. I always thought that it would be difficult and time consuming, but when I tried it, the things I could do with it amazed me.  It’s not just a work; it’s a passion. My strong medium is Charcoal and drawing. I’m from the Philippines and 1 quarter American.  I have been living in the U.S for 36 years. I am currently member of Glendale art Association and Burbank Art Association. Since I started painting, I’ve won awards with the Glendale art Association and Burbank Art Association.






Maria Schneider has worked in Finance and most recently in Information Technology as the Vision System Manager for Leo A Daly, an international architecture, planning and interior design firm.  Her work takes her to many of the Leo A Daly offices nationwide.  She enjoys spending time with her family traveling as well as singing and playing golf.

Jon Scieszka is the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, The Stinky Cheese Man, and most recently, Battle Bunny.
He likes to re-use other people’s art.

Based in Los Angeles, Abbybelle focues on original paperclay characters and festive holiday designs conceptualized by artist Samantha Secor.
Products range from figurines to ornaments to décor items. Abbybelle items can be found in various shops in the Los Angeles area. Abbybelle has appearing in both PRIMS and Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazines, as well as the Los Angeles Times. Abbybelle has been featured in various galleries in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Kansas City area.

David Shannon grew up in Spokane, Washington and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1983. He has written and/or illustrated over thirty books for children, including the best-selling Too Many Toys, A Bad Case of Stripes, and the semi-autobiographical  No, David!, which received the Caldecott Honor. His newest book is Bugs In My Hair. David lives in Burbank with his wife, Heidi, their daughter, Emma, and their dog, Fergus.

Jay Shultz came from the small town of Bellaire, nestled in the tree-lined valley on the banks of the Ohio River, and quickly moved to the capital of the state to go to Columbus College of Art and Design, where he majored in Illustration. There, he focused his talents towards the art of animation. It wasn’t long before he landed a big break in the world of feature animation.
As an animation designer and storyboard artist working in the field of animation for over 14 years, Jay’s credits include “Anastasia” for Fox Feature Animation, “Titian A.E.”  “King of the Hill,” “Catdog,” “The Penguins of Madagascar,” “Brats,” “Dora the Explorer,” “Go Diego Go,”  and a great slew of other successful animated and live action projects, lending his talents to the area of conceptual design and background layouts. Currently, Jay works for Nickelodeon TV animation as a background layout designer on the worldwide phenomenon preschool hit show “Dora the Explorer.”
Jay has also published his own series of art books and prints based off of his personal sketch blog “Doodle A Day,” that has been going strong over the last five years. Here you can see his weekly blog of doodles and illustrations, and read about current trends, technologies, techniques, and whatever else that is happening in the world of art and animation.

Benson Shum is a graduate of Sheridan college and Capilano University, Vancouver, BC. He is currently working as a character animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios.



Chad E. Smith is a screenwriter who doodles in his free time. He resides in Los Angeles and is an avid supporter of the arts.


Pablo Smith currently resides in beautiful Pasadena, California and works at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank. He trained in classical traditional animation at the Columbus College of Art and Design and then went through Animation Mentor for CG animation. Pablo worked in NYC for Little Airplane Productions doing television animation for programs such as: “The Wonder Pets!” and “The Olive Branch.” Since being in California, Pablo has done a lot of hopping to different studios like Duncan Studio, Wildbrain, A52, Biscuit Filmworks working in  character design, storyboards, animatics, but his first love will always be animation (in whatever medium).


Paula Spence is the Art Director on Regular Show at Cartoon Network.

Spider One was born in Haverhill Massachusetts.  At a young age he became obsessed with all things Sci Fi, horror, comic book and music related.  After high school he attended the prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but quickly dropped all his course and formed the band POWERMAN 5000, a bizarre mix of metal, punk, electronics and pop culture references that stand out in a sea of warmed-ever grunge acts.  Signing with Dreamworks Records in 1997 they performed at Ozzfest, opened on tours with Marilyn Manson, Korn and others.  Launching his own label, Megatronic Records, POWERMAN 5000 has sold over 2 million records and scored six top 25 rock radio hits.  Spider also words in film and television and serves as executive producer on the MTV horror/comedy series DEATH VALLEY.  Today Spider resides in Burbank, CA.

Director of Look and Lighting at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

I am 11 years old. I am a sixth grader at Luther Burbank Middle School. This artwork was hand drawn by me, and put together as a collage on newsprint. I glued it to a 4×6 piece of thick paper, and then accented it with watercolor.

Karen Stein, owner and creator of Daydreamer Boutique, has been entrepreneurial since graduating college designing and manufacturing clothing on both coasts, selling to better department and specialty stores throughout the U.S. and Europe. Karen shares her passion and knowledge for the fashion industry teaching at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in L.A.  Karen’s goal was to create a welcome harmony upon entering her store, drawing from her global experiences with art, music, design, color and texture.

Sabine Steinmetz is a lifelong Burbank resident.  Her work chooses to represent everyday views that she finds while walking or driving around town, subject matter which might ordinarily be passed by and easily taken for granted as too mundane to document.





Bobbi Stowers is an artist at heart and technical manager by trade. She loves to practice her creativity through photography, making jewelry and cooking. She enjoys creating image transfers using Polaroid film exposed from film slides. The image transfers are one of a kind prints due to the unpredictable outcome of the process.

T.J. Sullivan is a Character Animator, Director and Illustrator.






Amy Texter is Los Angeles native born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Studying fine art and design at Art Center College of Design and Platt College led her to a career as a creative director at Lions Gate Entertainment and as a photographer.   It wasn’t until Amy was art directing a photo shoot a few years ago that she decided it was time to go behind the lens again to create original works of art – combing graphic design skills with her own photography.  Amy’s fashion photography has been published in “Giuseppina Magazine: Issue 14” and in the “Aperte Magazine: Sumer 2013 Swimsuit Issue.”


Lea Thompson is best known for her roles in the “Back to the Future” movies.  Currently, she can be seen as Kathryn Kennish in the TV series, “Switched at Birth.”  Other credits include TV series “Caroline in the City,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “All the Right Moves,” “Red Dawn” among many other film, television and theater credits.

My name is Erin Trainor. I am 9 years old and I am turning 10 in October. I go to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
Some of my hobbies are playing soccer, softball, and my favorite is art. I learned how to draw in first grade and my dad is very artistic and he taught me.
When I am just bored at home, I will draw. I always draw and never ever will stop.


Wayne Unten is a character animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where on their latest feature film, “Frozen”, he was the animation supervisor of the character Elsa

Eren Unten is an illustrator in the children’s market. Her work is featured in children’s books, toys, children’s apparel, and animated television shows.

Mark Dean Veca was born in 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his BFA in Painting at Otis Art Institute in 1985. His work has been exhibited throughout North America, Europe, and Japan at institutions such as PS1/MOMA, The Drawing Center, The Brooklyn Museum, Bloomberg Space, and the Orange County Museum of Art. Reviews of Veca’s work have appeared in numerous publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Juxtapoz, and Hi-Fructose. He received fellowships from The New York Times Foundation for the Arts in 1998, 2002, and 2008, The Pollack-Krasner Foundation in 2006, and a C.O.L.A. grant in 2011.


Gore Verbinski, an Academy Award winning and one of American cinema’s most inventive directors, was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera.  He is now known as the director of the acclaimed “Pirates of the Caribbean” films which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide.

Artist Mattie Victor, age twelve, has been drawing, sketching, and painting since she was four. Now ready to unveil her first collection titled “FAIRIES”, she is excited to launch her work! Mattie moved from New Mexico to pursue her dreams which include her artwork.  She is also an actress, dancer, singer and great kid!  Her credits include many musicals, including: “West Side Story Jr.,” “Wizard’s Crystal” and Princess and the Pea.”  Also seen on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Playhouse Disney” and has performed Stand Up Comedy at the L.A. Improv.





Curran Wedner was born in Eagle Rock, CA and grew up ten miles northwest in Burbank. He attended Art Center College of Design, graduating in 2008 with a BFA in Illustration. Curran is committed to working in a diverse array of creative fields, with experience as a sculptor, illustrator, personal assistant, gallery preparator, and fabricator. He presently lives and shares a studio with his brother in Los Angeles.


Education advocate and community activist Suzanne Weerts is the Assistant Director of an entertainment industry internship program for students at UNC-Chapel Hill, her alma mater. A member of the Board of Directors for the Burbank Arts For All Foundation and chair of the Foundation’s Community Outreach Group, Weerts is also involved in the PTA and School Site Councils at her children’s schools and sits on several BUSD committees. Her own artistic background is limited, which makes her all the more dedicated to ensuring that Burbank’s students get as many arts experiences in their schools as possible.



Molly was born in Dubuque, Iowa.  She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Kate Wilke , born and raised in Burbank,  is a Sophomore at John Burroughs High School.  Always interested in art, Kate enjoys working in different medias, her favorites being pencil and watercolor.  In addition to her studies, Kate plays a lot of water polo at JBHS and with the Rose Bowl Aquatic Program.  She also enjoys world travel, reading, going to the beach and having a good laugh.




Rebecca Wisocky starts as socialite “Evelyn Powell” on Marc Cherry’s Lifetime hit “Devious Maids.”  She honed her knack for portraying devious female characters in the theatre playing “Media,” “Lady Macbeth,” “Goneril” and “Madame Defarge” on stages in New York, regionally and abroad.  IN 2008 she won an Obie Award for her portrayal of Leni Riefenstahl in Jordan Harrisons’s play, “Amazons and Their Men.”  An hours graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing, Rebecca toured for years with the acclaimed “Big Dance Theatre Company” and performed late-night serial comedy in Jeff Weiss’s infamous “Hot Keys.” She ahs stated in many memorable roles on television, such as the Fairy Queen “Mab” on “True Blood,” “Emma Smith” on “Big Love,” and Bree’s mother on “Desperate Housewives.”  She has recurred on such high profile shows as “The Mentalist,” and “American Horror Story,” and is a frequent guest star playing a wide range of ladies form Amish farm girls to lovelorn BBQ waitresses to suffragettes to lots of women whose nexk you’d like to wring.  Rebecca is a proud product of Arts Education programs in the public school system in Pennsylvania and is happy to be supporting Burbank Arts for All!


Hello.  Born in Taipei, Taiwan. Has two parents.  Raised in Northern California.  College in Southern California.  Work + School in New York.  Enjoys Roquefort cheese. Travels. Sleeps. Works.  Currently in Santa Monica, California.

Sona Wyse is a 4th grader at Thomas Jefferson Elementary school.  She enjoys reading, drawing & painting, dancing and performing at musical programs. Sona takes piano and flute lessons, and as a flutist, she participates in Children’s Music Workshop, an all elementary school children orchestra.

Freelance textile artist Mariko Yamabe studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a volunteer Art Teacher at various elementary schools.

Emi Yonemura is a graduate of The Kubert School that loves storytelling and design. She’s very interested in working in the film/animation industry, as well as in video gaming and comics. Emi is a hard, dedicated worker that will meet every deadline! Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions or would like to see more of her work.



Hi! I’m Lauren Yu! I’m in 11th grade and I’ve always loved to draw. I hope you like this, because I’m very proud of how it came out.


Val Zavala is Vice President of News and Public Affairs at KCET, the largest independent public television station in the United States.  Ms. Zavala is also the anchor of “SoCal Connected,” KCET’s signature news magazine series which won a Peabody and Columbia-duPont Award for Investigative Reporting.  Previously Ms. Zavala anchored and/or produced the nightly newsmagazine “Life & Times.”  The series won 99 LA Area Emmy Awards over 16 years.  Ms. Zavala’s individual work has garnered 15 Emmy’s.  

Lauren Zurcher is an artist currently working in the animation industry. She recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation/Illustration at San Jose State University. During her time at school, Lauren interned at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, which led to her current position as a Background Painter on “The Legend of Korra.”