Gallery Artists Bios

Amy M. Bash- Amy Bash is an award-winning landscape and nature photographer.  She recently won 1st, 2nd,  and 3rd place ribbons at the Horticultural Society of South Jersey 2018 Spring Flower Show.  An adventure traveler, wildlife and conservation advocate, she uses natural lighting and captures candid moments through her lens.  Whether trekking the globe, hiking a National Park or snapping pics of her favorite subject – a rescued golden retriever named Sophie – she believes nature’s beauty reveals something different to each of us. Amy’s other great passion is volunteering her time and talents to help several local animal shelters.

Ann Kelly-Ann May Kelly - Graduated from Moore College of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Show work in South Jersey.  Facebook: annmaykelly

Barbara L. Wassel- Interested in many facets of art. Certified ceramic teacher.I have designed and made all the articles for childrens rooms. This was for a botique. Recently I am into recycling. 

Bonnie Rovere- My name is Bonnie Rovere and I am the current President of the South Jersey Camera.  I am also a founding member of the Hot Flashes photography group.  I have been taking and making photographs as long as I can remember.  I like all genres of photography  but shooting nature is where I am the most happy. Facebook: Bonnie Rovere 

Dan Kerr- As far as he is known at all, Daniel J Kerr is known for his large scale, aggressive sculptural work. He has been heard on more than one occasion to say that “the best art is always pointy!” Mainly working in clay, and occasionally in steel and other found materials, Dan is always attempting to find new challenges to overcome in creating non functional work. This mindset helps keep his skills sharp, allowing him to help his students at Willingboro High School overcome any challenges they might encounter. Dan seeks to create visually engaging work which is critical of various aspects of society; while encouraging viewers to find their own meaning in his art.

Donna Moyer- Retired Art teacher, taught in Winslow Township. Art teacher at Croft Farm Center for the Arts.

Geoff Chalkley- was born in 1957 and grew up in Croydon, England. He is a graduate of the Liverpool School of Architecture, completing his studies there in 1983.  Since then Geoffrey has worked as an architect in London and Philadelphia.  In 2002, renewing a life long interest in art, he attended a pastel drawing class taught by Natalie Italiano at the Markeim Art Center in Haddonfield. He has continued to study with Natalie who herself is a student of internationally renowned portrait artist Nelson Shanks. Geoffrey also attends classes at the Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia concentrating there on still life painting under the teaching of Giovanni Casedei.
Geoffrey’s current goals in painting are to understand how the colors we see translate into paint on the canvas and how those colors combine to reveal otherwise inexpressible truths about the painting’s subject.
Geoffrey lives with his wife Sharon and son Matthew in Haddonfield, where he has been a resident since 1990.

Jack D. McGovern- Jack D. McGovern is a visual artist born and raised in South Jersey and has been creating art for as long as he can remember. Painting and print making are his primary forms of artistic expression. Jack has been working on presenting the human figure in motion or in static form to represent the passage of time and emotions.

Jacqueline E. Souders-Artist- Jacqueline E. Souders 
Stratford, NJ 08084 - - cell 856-534-5094
BA Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, Studied under Sally Bouchaud's studio for 25 years, Studied with Stan Sperlak for many years and workshops, Summer classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts
Exhibited at Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ, Riverwinds, West Deptford, NJ, Gloucester County Community College, Sewell, NJ, Ocean City Boardwalk Arts Sow, OC, NJ, Avalon Art Show, Avalon, NJ, Center for the Arts, Marlton, NJ, Camden County Library (2 Artist show) Voorhees, NJ, Stratford Library, Stratford, NJ, West Deptford Library, West Deptford, NJ, Sketch Club, Woodbury, NJ, Dueling Brushes , Annapolis, MD, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ. Author of Pine Valley Golf Club - 100 Years of Mystery at the World's No. 1 Golf Course in Pine Valley, NJ.  Jacqueline is married with children and has been selling real estate in NJ since 1980.

Joan Wheeler
My passion for photography began in high school many years ago.  I have worked for a newspaper, captured portraits of people and pets, photographed action sports, landscapes and worked with non-profits  I love everything about photography, from the planning, capture, post production and printing.   I think what most excites me is showing the audience my view of the world through my photographs.   
Visit Sustainable Voorhees website ( )  for more details about this artwork and a listing of all of the participating artists. If you are interested in purchasing this work, contact Joan .

Joanne Stange (Carol)-I have been taking art lessons for 7 years, using charcoal, pastels, and oils. 
The magic of painting and its ability to express a deeper beauty, strength, and integrity are what I try to bring forward. My style has been one that continues to evolve.  More recent works incorporate greater interpretation; the closer to the visual reality, the more I begin to see things that I react to and want to express. I believe this is when my paintings look their best. 
I hope you are delighted with the end results. 

Joel GreenwaldMarried forty-plus years, Grandma Toys, a one-time reading specialist, once told me I was a "divergent thinker" as opposed to a "convergent thinker". I believe it means that, if I could find the box, I would think outside of it. In anticipation of having time to fill once I retired, I took a ceramics class through the Cherry Hill Recreation Dept. My inability to find our instructor's "box" when she suggested we make a plate or a bowl resulted in a planter (see photo above). It was so much fun, when the classes ended I bought 25 lbs of clay at a local art supply store.   A child of the Fifties, I suppose it was inevitable that my longtime childhood love affair with TV cartoon shows would manifest itself in my art -- hence, my description of my style as cartoon folk art. It didn't take long before I was creating pieces for family and friends. (Photos are available on my website)

John Cheatley- i am a south jersey, urban abstract artist who expresses on canvas my thoughts, colors, forms, designs, visions, ideas of something i have seen or wish to see. i begin with a blank canvas and my painting flows until completion. 

John Goodwin-Graffiti artist 

Julie Savilla I live in Medford, NJ and I make trees and animals out of beads and wire.

JussieTheCreatorMy artist name is JussieTheCreator I have been exploring the Mind,Heart and Soul since a very young age. I create endless work with strong passion and I am dedicated to fulfilling my love and desires

Karen Bryant-  Although a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Karen Bryant moved to Marlton New Jersey 1973. Later in life, while recovering from an illness, she began collecting woodworking tools and dabbling.  She became a serious woodworker within a few years and works to increase her skill and broaden her sense of what is possible.  Karen credits her love of woodworking to watching “This Old House”.  She approaches woodworking like working a jigsaw puzzle and then sets out to cut, arrange and finesse the wood into workable functional pieces.  Being a tactile personality with her love of exotic and local woods, she plies her craft to make traditional and contemporary pieces that reflect her sense of style.  With a blend of small and large pieces her body of work is growing.  

Kim Clay-I began oil painting & acrylic painting over 30 years ago. I've painted a lot of seascapes and landscapes but my primary focus for the last three years has been pet portraits. I've found it's what I love to do!

Marcy Rosner- I have been making functional mosaics including frames, vases, mirrors and tables,  for over 15 years and exhibited in many shows and galleries in the tri-state area.  Commissions are welcome . I can do wonders with a broken shard or object needing transformation. 

Marianne Leone- Marianne travels to national parks and beautiful landscapes to share the beauty of America and other great places, focusing on landscapes and wildlife. She has recently returned from a Wolf Expedition in Yellowstone. Marianne is currently being featured in a documentary about ordinary people causing the extraordinary to make a difference in the world. She is a member of National Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund, National Parks Conservation Association, Defenders of Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Outdoor Photographer, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Markeim Arts Center, and most proudly, America's First Zoo Camera Club. Featured here are a few of her national park iconic images on canvas.  See all of the artist’s work and various collections of wildlife and beautiful spaces by  visiting her website Also check out her full exhibit ""The National Parks Through the Lens of Marianne Leone"" in late September at Markeim Arts Center.

Natalie Sutherland-  Natalie La Torre-Sutherland Natalie is the Voorhees business co-owner of Sutherland Framing & Fine Art. She attended Moore College of Art where she studied fine art, design and art history. She attended Rowan University for fiber arts and photography and earned dual degrees in education and fine art. Natalie also received a merit scholarship from Moore and was awarded an artist fellowship from the Barnes Foundation and Academy of Fine Art, where she was fortunate enough to study amongst world class paintings. Her artistic inspiration comes from observing the simplicity in design from nature, animals, architecture and her surroundings. Her passion for photography led her to a high school teaching position at Cherry Hill High School East, where she taught darkroom and digital photography, the art of film, mixed media, pottery wheel and 3-D art. She also offers professional interior design consultation and was formerly an Ethan Allen design consultant. She offers her expertise in photo restoration as part of her business services. Natalie proudly serves her community as a member of the Gibbsboro Environmental Commission, the Gibbsboro community garden and the Gibbsboro & Voorhees Green teams and Arts committees. Natalie has been instrumental in developing sustainable practices and recently developed, took action and wrote a grant proposal for her  townʼs community garden in Gibbsboro that received a $10,000.00 community garden grant. Her gallery and framing business services include: specialty custom framing, original and fine art editions, custom mirrors, design consultation, artisan jewelry and photo restoration. You can connect with Natalie and her business at: or her Facebook page, sutherlandframing.

Patty KennedyAcrylic paintings on canvas, wood and tile and photography, reporposing items.
Especially love painting pictures and taking pictures of the beach and shores.
Re-Discovered my love for art in 2007
Art-Major Cherokee High School. Miss Clark. My favorite and inspirational Artist is Claude Monet.   I am looking forward to retiring from the personal lines insurance industry in the near future to devote the rest of my life to my love of the arts and creating more artwork. 

Paula Faro- I am an artist who has been working in clay for the last 15 years.  I have studied at Rowan University, the Clay Studio, and Perkins Center for the Arts.

Risa Batterman-Dera- I received my formal art training and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Graphic Design (1985) from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island and in 2015 I completed my Masters of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) from Warnborough College.  My medium of choice is stained glass and it is what I have been working in, exhibiting in and teaching for the last 15 years.  I actively exhibit my work and have Gallery Representation.  Simultaneously, over the past several years I have had the opportunity to teach and interact with diverse groups of students in many different venues including adult/continuing education programs, after school arts & crafts programs as well as designing and implementing a weekly arts & crafts workshop for disabled adults.

Rita Karpo- Rita is a certified art teacher, focusing on painting and drawing and has worked with Cherry Hill School system in the after school art program.  Mabel Kay Senior Center in Haddonfield, displaying work in various places. Previously she was a private art teacher. Rita is a member of the She has currently shown her work at Expressit in Haddon Twp as the artist of the month. Artist of the Month" June-July, 2017  "First Place" award in watercolor at the Camden Cty. Sr. Juried exhibition.  Automatically placed in NJ State Juried Exhibition.. to be announced. Work displayed 

Suzy Sherbine- I aim to deliver a message of sustainability through my art, which utilizes items found on the ground, frequently from Camden such as tires, pieces of rusted metal, bottles. I was inspired more than 8 years ago by the film Poet of Poverty ,told through the letters of Michael Doyle, an Irish priest who came to Camden more than 40 years ago. I have since expanded my art by using pieces I have found on the ground here in the suburbs. Pieces that didn't even make it into the trash. They come to life as whimsical pieces with a turn of the century flare, each with a card describing what they're made of. I call them ArtofFACTS "Trash Transformed to Teach"  I have exhibited in Collingwood, Rutgers in Camden, Camden Environmental Center, Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival. I seek venues that appreciate sustainability

Toby Weitzman-Alcohol ink is my newest medium. They are brilliant inks that allow ever moving and constant glide of color, producing a unique and mysterious flow of unconventional beauty, unlike any other medium. No two pieces are alike.  While abstract, often you will see landscapes, flowers, and how natural light effects contrast and shadows.  While painting has always been a part of my life, my catering company allows me to design events and food art.