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Cynthia Back has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation; residencies and fellowships to The Artists Centre Dale, Norway; The Women’s Studio Workshop, Blue Mountain Center, Acadia National Park; The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd., Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland, and The MacDowell Colony. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Newark Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, The New-York Historical Society, Pfizer, Inc., and The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Cynthia Back earned a BFA at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a post-graduate certificate at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England.
Anayansi Prado is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose independent productions have been broadcast nationally on PBS. Her works include Maid in America about Latina domestic workers in LA, Children in No Man’s Land about unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US/Mexico border and Paraiso for Sale about American retirees migrating to Panama. Prado is a Rockefeller Media Fellow, a Creative Capital Artist and has received support for her work from The MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Fledgling Fund and others. Prado has a BS degree in Film from Boston University.
At this time the subject of Carmen C Sanders’ art is relief woodcarving and acrylic painting her memories of Key West. She was born in Key West. Raised in Tampa, Florida but spent her summers in Key West with her abuela, uncle and cousins. Key West is her happy place.
Graduated from University of Florida in Design from school of Architecture with honors. Entered a completion in Auburn, Alabama and was asked to join an interior design firm in Atlanta, Ga. There she produced interior commercial renderings, interior designs, logos and painted interior wall murals.
She transitioned from Interior Designer to study in London, England at the Cordon Bleu to become a private chef and caterer for over 24 years. She kept drawing in pencil, quilting and gardening.
By 2008 joined the Atlanta Woodcarvers Club. Studied at the Southeastern Alabama Woodcarving School won “Best in Show” as a beginner 2014. This wooden carved cane was her first Key West subject. It showed her uncle, grandmother and great grandfather’s home place with a fish handle. The next two Key West designs won first prize at the Georgia National Fair, Perry, Georgia.
Carmen did not know Mario Sanchez personally, but he was a neighbor and friend of her mother’s family. For years she has been inspired by his work. Her woodcarving is relief on basswood with carving knives and acrylic paints. At this time, Key West memories carved in wood is her passion.