Award Winners: Joni Crothers
(BOS), Ken Goldstrom (OSW), Dan Browne (OSW), and Derek Klanfer
Chairpersons: Jeff Epstein
and Claire Hunt
Committee: Lillian Deschesne,
Isabel Hammond, Valerie Wyckoff, Mary Toohey, Barbara Rafferty,
Karen Thrasher, Chris Soltys, Betty Horne, Carol Hanson, Carol Crook
Shelly Bradbury received a Master of Fine Arts
in Sculpture from Boston University. For the past seven years, she
has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Boston University and
Gordon College. She has exhibited works throughout Massachusetts
and in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Her prestigious
awards include the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor from the
Salmagundi Club in New York City, and the Helen Foster Barnett Award
in Sculpture from the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Currently, she is working on commissions for Endicott College and
the City of Gloucester.
John Volpacchio is an Associate Professor of Art
at Salem State College. He previously taught at Mississippi State
University; Montserrrat College of Art; Senior Center at Boulder,
Colorado; and Adult Corrections Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island.
In pursuit of his career, Mr. Volpacchio has traveled extensively
throughout the United States and Italy, as well as to Japan and
South America; and he has worked beside and apprenticed for some
of the world’s premier artists. He holds a Bachelor of Fine
Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts
from the University of Colorado. Since being included in Who’s
Who Among College Students, he has been the recipient of several
faculty grants. He has had extensive experience as a Visiting Artist,
Lecturer, and Juror of exhibits in the United States and Italy.
Mr. Volpacchio has participated in exhibits throughout New England
as well as Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Maryland, Illinois,
Kansas, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee,
and internationally in Italy and Japan. His studio, “River
Rock, Glass and Clay Works,” is located in Boxford.