The Artisan’s Corner
Introducing Sally Ullman!
A Pennsylvania native, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design and immediately began her career as a professional photographer; first through advertising photography and graphic design, then progressed to photojournalism, and subsequently became a studio photographer. Ms. Ullman has used her education and experience to deliver exceptional results to her clients ever since.
Ms. Ullman has been recognized by her industry and peers as a talented photographer. She has received the Philadelphia Art Directors Award for excellence in food photography, The Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, and a listing in Who’s Who in American Photographers. Her work has been published in many books, magazines, and advertising promotions.
In addition to being the trusted photographer to generations of families and business professionals, corporate clients include Antheneum Books, Rodale Press, National Direct Marketing, Smarthealth, Philadelphia Magazine, and Viking-Penguin Books.
By popular demand, Sally has also entered the field of “Business Branding” through photography. As a speaker sought after by both organizations and companies, Sally brings alive such topics as “Turning your Passion into a Career”, “Reinventing your Business”, and the “Impact of Visual Branding®” and “The Importance of Family Legacy”.
Her passion for serving the community through photography extends to being passionate about making her community a vibrantly colorful and supporting place.
Sally volunteers with many organizations including being a mentor for school students, SMART of Sarasota and Manatee Riding Therapy. She was a member of the eWomen Network leadership committee and a board member of the Women’s Business Council. She is an affiliate photographer member of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), Nikon Professional Service(NPS), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Society of the Arts, Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters International. Sally has recently become a member of SWAT, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and several other entrepreneur organizations in Sarasota and Bradenton.
Sally is located in the Sarasota/Manatee area of Florida.
Visit her website; www.sallyullmanphotography.com
Introducing Evelyn Mccorristin!
“I create to express my commitment to the preservation of both flora and fauna, to celebrate diversity and document fragility. Through color, light and unique composition I create an image reflecting the vitality of our extraordinary surroundings.”
Evelyn is originally from New Jersey and Delaware, and has now lived in the Sarasota/Manatee county area of Florida for over 25 years. She received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Delaware and has also attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Ringling College of Art and Design.
In 1984 Evelyn began exploring the world, visiting 48 of the 50 states as a scenic artist with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. She now continues to explore the country through the educational and conservation efforts of Haai, Inc. Shark Encounter, the family business. Evelyn’s travels throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada along with a year residency in Japan have shown a wide diversity of life and given her the opportunity to share experiences through art.
In 2007 Evelyn adopted a nine year old Boxer female named Tilly through Florida Boxer Rescue. She wanted to help this wonderful organization but realized she would be a “Foster Flunky,” keeping any Boxer in search of a “furever” home, so she decided to help them through her art. Evelyn donates her work to rescues and shelters around the country to raise funds that directly help animals in need and their caretakers. Her dog portraits have recently been published in 1000 Dog Portraits – From the People Who Love Them and she is a signature artist with Art for Barks, a nonprofit that was formed to support Service Dogs, Rescue Animals and Animal Artists & Writers.
Evelyn’s work is represented by Rhea Chiles’ Studio at Gulf and Pine on Anna Maria Island Florida, and held in private collections throughout the US, Canada, Australia, France, Spain and the Netherlands. Evelyn is a member of The Petticoat Painters, one of the oldest, continuously exhibiting women’s art groups in the United States. She serves on the governing board of Myakka River State Park with a dedication to bring artists and nature together. WILD: Artists and Animals of Myakka, a fundraiser featuring top artists of the Sarasota area is curated by Evelyn. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Jentel Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Zion National Park and Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Evelyn shares her 12-acre home Barking Dog Ranch, with her husband Philip, two dogs, visiting horses, sharks, and the occasional sea lion visiting from next door. Her life is a menagerie of the people, places and happenings of a distinctive south Florida experience.
Find me at evelynmccorristinpeters.com any you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone me at 941-807-2175
Joe lives on a peaceful stretch of property in Parrish, Florida with his lovely wife of 30 years, Debbie. They have two character rich pit bulls, Daisey and Bullet. Joe fills his free time creating works of art expressing his love for the pit bull through the medium of copper plates. Each piece is an original work of art designed specifically to the clients specifications using nothing more than photographs. These pictures are treasured items by each client as they represent the clients love for the animal. Many have custom frame work done and some even have requested copper leashes be made to be incorporated into the art.
What a wonderful way to express your love for your special friend. Joe’s work is not exclusive to pit bulls as you will see in the following photographs taken from the original artwork Joe creates. Most orders range between $40 and $250 depending on client requests. Feel free to contact Joe either through his information listed here or through his FaceBook page, The Copper Pit.
In Joe’s own words he describes what the art he shares is all about!
“The Copper Pit” evolved from doing pit bull portraits in copper when my friends, who are owners of pit bull dogs at the Mid Florida American Pit Bull Terrier Association(club) would ask. I wanted to find a way to promote understanding of one of the most accused and misunderstood dog breeds in this country through the APBT.
If you would like a portrait done of your pet, contact me and we will discuss your desires. A majority of the profits go to rescues, clubs, and chosen breeders to promote the APBT. If you are one of many, who are misguided about Pit Bulls and their behaviors, go to your local APBT club or shelter. You will find one of the most loving, loyal friends waiting for you there, I did. Get informed and get involved, save a life. Joe