Jane Sandberg was raised within the lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks. Jane has a degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oswego, and in Landscape Development and Ornamental Horticulture from VTC. When Jane moved to Vermont, she lived in Barre amidst the granite quarries and sculptures. As she raised her 3 children, she progressed from learning stained glass to pastels to watercolors. At VTC, freehand drawing and drafting were introduced; figure drawing, with Bill Braer, began in Montpelier. Jane continued her watercolor studies in classes with Kathy Berry- Bergeron. In 2004 she won First Prize in Watercolor during the NVAA June Juried Show, at the Bryant Gallery, in Jeffersonville. She has taught Beginner and Intermediate Adult watercolor classes and workshops. Jane is a member of the Essex Art League and enjoys painting with friends.Karen Dawson has been operating a visual art studio in Burlington's Lakeside Neighborhood for the last 18 years. She has 30 to 50 paintings in the works at any given time. Her professional experience ranges from farming to real estate to teaching, but art is always at the root of her adventures. She has been an apprentice at a stained glass business for nine years, and stained glass panels, murals, and mosaics are part of the mix in her own studio. Since 1998, she has facilitated four classes a week at a local correctional center. She has been inspired by Emily Carr, Wayne Thibaud, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Frank Gehry, among others.