With The Artist’s Studio series, Freeman’s goal is to create awareness of hitherto unrecognized but talented, skillful and professional fine artists — burnish their reputations, introduce their art to new collectors and help further develop the market for their work.
Seena Donneson was born in New York City in May 1924 and received her art education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She was the recipient of two resident fellowships at the Edward MacDowell Colony and a grant from the Creative Artists Public Service from the New York State Council on the Arts. Seena was a visiting artist at Clay Works, in New York and the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in California, both supported by the Ford Foundation.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of notable institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art NY, Citibank, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, and Princeton University. She exhibited at numerous universities and galleries across the country and her outdoor sculpture can be found at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, NY, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY and Jersey City State College, NJ, among others.
A long-time Philadelphia artist, Dolores Poacelli studied art at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial. She is the recipient of many awards, including the 2011 New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowship for painting and the 2000 Samuel Fleisher Challenge exhibit.
Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida, Delaware and China, and is featured in many public and private collections. Dolores is extremely prolific and has had a studio in the Italian Market area of the Philadelphia for over thirty years. In her own words, "the market fuels my sense of color and energy."