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Presenter Bios

Mark Adams

Mark Adams is a painter, cartographer and traveler with training in watercolor, printmaking and life drawing. He has degrees in landscape architecture and ecology from the University of California, Berkeley and has exhibited his paintings and drawings on Cape Cod and the Islands since the 1980s, currently at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Other galleries include Fireplace Project in East Hampton, NY; DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA; On the Vineyard Gallery, Tisbury, MA; and the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. A long-time Cape Cod resident, Mark works for the National Park Service and currently lives in Truro. He has been keeping travel sketchbooks for over 30 years. Instagram @chillmark13

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Joerg Dressler

Joerg was born in Hanau, Germany. He received a Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication from the Hochschule für Gestaltung, an art and design university in Offenbach, Germany. Additionally he studied typography at Ecole Nationale Superieur des Arts Decoratif in Paris. Dressler moved to the US in 1996. He is the recipient of the Romanos Rizk Scholarship at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and his work has been exhibited throughout Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Kentucky. His work has been published in The Boston Globe, ArtScope Magazine, Art New England, Provincetown Arts, Cape Cod Live, Cape Cod Voice, Boston Spirit Magazine and the Provincetown Banner. His work is widely collected both nationally and internationally. Instagram: @Joerg_Dressler | www.joergdressler.com

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Traci Harmon-Hay

Traci is the third generation of a family of female painters. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art, pursued further studies with Michael David Brown of the Schuler School of Fine Arts and spent four years at Studio Six, a Baltimore artist’s cooperative. Her watercolors are in collections across the country. She is the founder and member of the Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, which shows her work, as well as fourteen other artists. www.traciharmonhay.com

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Sian Robertson

Sian is a self-taught collage artist originally from the UK, now living in North Truro. Her source materials are mostly paper ephemera, though she occasionally includes mixed media components in her work. Robertson says "Maps are of particular interest to me - they are beautiful to look at, they represent areas lived in and places still to visit, and I have incredibly fond memories of learning to map read when I was very young. As a small child I loved spending time in the car, with me navigating our way home. I clearly remember being excited to predict that there would be a river, or a T-junction, or a hospital a mile ahead, and being thrilled when it was actually there. Now, as an adult, maps give me a physical and emotional connection to a time and place left behind, and the reassurance that it might be returned to in the future.""

Robertson is an active member of PAAM and has participated in members' exhibits since 2009, including having her work selected for several juried shows. Her 'Postage Portrait' collages were featured in the Summer 2015 edition of Uppercase Magazine. Her figurative pieces made entirely from maps were part of her first solo show, at A Gallery in Provincetown, last summer. Instagram: @sianrobertsonart | www.sianrobertsonart.com

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Mike Wright

Sculptor Mike walks Provincetown beaches and streets searching for old painted wood. Her subject matter—the sea, fishing vessels, architecture—along with inspiration from early Provincetown Modernists Blanche Lazzell, Karl Knaths and Kenneth Stubbs, place her on the artistic continuum that is Provincetown.

Wright just had a solo exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art; received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2014; was the "Artist in Residence" at Cape Cod Community College; was awarded a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center; won the Michael E. Deluty Outstanding Sculpture Prize at the CAA National Competition in 2007, won the 1998 National Competition at PAAM, resulting in a solo exhibition in 1999. She has exhibited in Japan, New York City, East Hampton, Maryland, Montana, Florida, Louisiana, Boston and Provincetown. Her work is in the collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and in many private collections. Alden Gallery represents her in Provincetown, and WilliamsMcCall Gallery in Miami. www.sculptormikewright.com

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