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2022 Young Artists Residency

Join us in welcoming Tiffany Anderson and
Cynthia Celone to Bethany Arts Community’s
Young Artist Residency 2022!

As our inaugural Young Artist Residency, they will spend 2 months within our community. The residency provides time and support as they develop their creative practice, establish professional relationships, and expand their professional networks. Learn more about Tiffany and Cynthia below.

TIFFANY ANDERSON

About Tiffany Anderson
I am a self-taught Artist, Graphic Designer, and entrepreneur. I grew up in Columbia Maryland, graduated high school in 2015 and afterwards moved to Fort Worth, Texas where I began my art and design career. I graduated from Remington college in January 2018, obtaining my Associates degree in Digital Graphic Arts. Since then, I have been using my computer and design knowledge to expand my artistic capabilities and further my self-started business. It was then that I truly discovered and started cultivating my artistic talents. I began drawing portraits of family, friends, and celebrities I admired. At the time, it was just a hobby. I’ve always loved art and had a natural talent for it, but it was through my realistic portraits that I started to see the extent of my potential. It felt like I found an undiscovered talent, only it had been there all along. I started to really love drawing people, animals, nature and life. Currently, I am on a journey to travel through the United States (and eventually other countries), living in each for a few months at a time to capture their individual beauties and turn my sights and experiences into art. I plan to combine my hyper-realistic skills with another style, a creative and new one that will be more original to me. Through my art, I highlight the work of the greatest artist of all time, my Creator, by capturing every individual detail I see, because It’s The Little Things in life that we tend to overlook. My portraits aim to recreate this beauty and highlight every unique feature in my subjects. Through people and nature, I see the artwork of God, my source of everything. – Tiffany Anderson www.tiffanyartwork.com

“Every Good and Perfect Gift is from Above” James 1:17

About Cynthia Celone
My work explores empowerment, spiritual enlightenment, time, and nature, while exhibiting curiosity towards the unknown dreamscapes of our subconscious. Through acrylic and oil paint, I’m able to bring each painting to life with bright, saturated colors layered like stripes. Overtime, I’ve acquired a deeper understanding of the figure’s purpose within a picture plane. Breaking pre-existing notions of the ‘gaze’, the figures in my work aren’t concerned with the viewers opinion, they’re simply occupying space just like we are. In some cases, one might wonder who is viewing who. There’s a juxtaposition between the abstract and figurative to describe the contrast of spiritual and physical multidimensionality of existence. I want to dive into the hidden depths of consciousness while simultaneously showing appreciation of the natural landscape and human psyche.

Born in 1997, Cynthia Celone is a Connecticut-based painter, draftswoman and amateur photographer who received her BFA with distinction in Drawing and Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in May of 2019. During her four years at the Academy, Celone received merit-based scholarships, a scholarship to the first Figurative Arts Convention and Expo in Miami, FL, admission to the New York Academy of Art Master Class taught by Vincent Desiderio in NYC, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the University of New Haven in 2018. In the spring of 2018, Celone studied abroad for a full semester in Prato, Italy. She has exhibited in venues which include but are not limited to the Consorzio Santa Trinita Gallery in Prato, Italy; Square Foot Theater and Tavern, CT; Academic Artists Association, CT; Firehouse Gallery, CT; Chauncey Stillman Gallery, CT; Hygienic Art Gallery, CT; Essex Art Association, CT; Florence Griswold Museum, CT; Greenpoint Gallery, NY; Vestige Concept Gallery, PA, The Arts Industry, West Hartford, CT; Envision Arts Gallery, and has participated in various online exhibitions. In 2022, Celone’s work was published in an exclusive editorial feature for NAKID Magazine and in Vol. 8 of Envision Arts Magazine. Celone completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the Winter of 2019, the Sarasvati Residency Space in 2022, and looks forward to attending the Bethany Arts Community ‘Young Artists Summer Residency’ in 2022. She is currently working as an artist model at the Silvermine Arts Center in CT, and models independently for artists in New England.  www.cynthiacelone.com

CYNTHIA CELONE

National Endowment for the Arts
The New York State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

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