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Mary Ann Rossoni – Designer, Painter, Songwriter
Providence, RI

Mary Ann Rossoni is the owner and principal designer of Second Story Graphics in Providence, RI. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and has 28 years of experience as a graphic designer/illustrator. Mary Ann is also a performing songwriter having recorded eight CDs of her original compositions. She is a former board member of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and currently sits on the boards of: Notable Works, the Rhode Island Songwriters Association and the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. When not designing, or performing, she battles the elements, rain or shine, as a plein air painter.

Suzanne Schultz – Artist Representative, Owner of Canvas Fine Arts
Boston, MA

Canvas Fine Arts was founded in 2007 by Suzanne Schultz to assist visual artists with their art careers. In nine years CFA has gone from a small gallery in Acton, Massachusetts to a player on the world stage representing well over a hundred artists. With art having been exhibited locally and internationally, CFA engages corporate commissions with major players such the Legal Seafood Group and Revlon International. Artists have received both national and international press gracing numerous magazine covers, receiving notable reviews.

Suzanne is a guest recruiter and a former co host for BNN TV’s, “It’s all about Arts”, Suzanne also writes and contributes to Revolt, a NYC based paper and the national publication, “Art Chaser” as well as” The Boston City Paper”. This further expanding her artists opportunities.

Most recently, Suzanne provides a seminar called, “Exposed” in order to encourage artists to get out of their studios and embrace the marketing opportunities in their trade. Suzanne has been invited to speak at Boston’s prestigious, Copley Society, Art New England Magazine, Providence Arts Club as well as Masterworks Museum in Bermuda.

Suzanne is also affiliated with many of Boston non profits and is also a member of Independent Curators International and a board member of The American Friends of Masterworks Museum.