FemArt education program
"I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated."
Message from our Education Program Development Chair:
Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower women artists of all ages. Regardless of your artistic experience, whether you are just beginning your journey as an artist or you’re an established artist with an extensive arts background, we invite and encourage all artists to participate in our educational workshops.
FemArt’s education programs are not limited to just women artists. We encourage the involvement from all who support our mission of bringing awareness to the countless cultural contributions by women artists.
Our educational programs are here to serve you as a women artist in today’s society. Our workshops are taught by experts in their field and are designed to support you as you continue to grow as an artist.
We encourage our members to actively share their interests and needs. If there is a workshop topic you feel that could benefit both you and our members, then we invite you to share those ideas.
As we continue to build our education program, our mission is to expand our educational programs beyond the walls of FemArt Gallery and into the schools of Duval County. Our mission is to provide youth from prek-k to 12th grade with an exceptional educational program regarding the many contributions of women artists in history. Students will learn to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for women artists and feel inspired to share their appreciation and knowledge of women artists with others as they continue to grow.
I look forward to an informative, collaborative, and exciting upcoming year with our members and soon to be members of FemArt Gallery!
Margaret Curnow Tyer
Erin Kendrick, MFA
Erin Kendrick is an international artist and arts educator from Jacksonville, Florida. Her color-rich, acrylic ink-stained works of art and transformative installations seek to inspire a dialogue about contemporary spectatorship and the power of language as it relates to perceptions of and about black women. She has exhibited work in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the United States and abroad.
Erin has received numerous awards and grants for her experience in teaching and for her work as a professional artist. Her current initiative, “Artists Types”, helps practicing artists with career advancement by providing workshops, mini-courses, and templates for CV writing, artist statements, proposals, and more. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Georgia State University (2003).
Robyn Andrews, Professional Artist
Robyn Andrews paints with acrylics, oils, and mixed media. She maintains a studio in CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, Florida.
Deeply influenced by abstract expressionism, her art is inspired by complex dreams and the philosophy of human nature. The result is vivid, abstract pieces that examine the influence of color and composition on the psyche.
Ms. Andrews, a self-taught artist, studied at the Fare Pittura Atelier d'Arte in Milan, Italy under the personal direction of master watercolorist and oil painter, Francesco Fontana. She is an advocate for human rights and women's issues.
Margaret Curnow, MFA and MAEd
Margaret Curnow is a visual artist based in Jacksonville, FL. She received her MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art with a critical studies concentration (2019), Masters in Art Education from Boston University (2013), Post Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2015), and a Bachelors in Art Education from Flagler College (2009).
She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and her work is held in private and permanent collections across the U.S. including the Johns Hopkins University School of Business. Additionally, her work has been featured in Studio Visit magazine and most recently a solo exhibition at Gallery Blue Door in Baltimore, MD.
Kimberly Miller, BFA
Kimberly Miller is a visual artist and is the Executive Director and Founder of FemArt Gallery, Inc.
Teaching experience began in after school programs for Martin J. Gottlieb School and full time art teacher for the Torah Academy for two years. After receiving BFA from UNF in 2017 she taught Art at Clay Charter Academy in Middleburg. Taught Art classes in Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Ink and Drawing at the Jewish Community Alliance since 2010.
Mrs. Miller has substituted at numerous Duval schools in myriad subject matters. Her true career passion lies as an artist. Sharing that passion compliments the satisfaction that others may benefit from her experiences and build on their own skills through her unique teaching style that extends beyond the brush and canvas.