2018 Emerging Artists

Dolores Collado

Dolores Collado
Suzanne Oberholtzer

Suzanne Oberholzer
Claire Goodowens

 Claire Goodowens
Dolores Collado's artistic soul has been stirring for more than half a century and this is her grand debut! Born and raised in Granada, Spain, Dolores moved to the US in 1967 with her husband to support his medical career and raise their family. During her teens and twenties in Spain, she worked for various fashion houses creating custom garments. Her artistic talents were set aside while she raised three children, then it exploded as soon as she became an empty nester. Dolores has worked extensively with stained glass, oil painting, and watercolor. But her truest forms of artistic expression have come out through her jewelry-making skills. When her husband passed away in April of 2017, her children pushed her to focus on her artistry more than ever before. At the sprightly young age of 74, Dolores is finally ready to show the world what she's made of.

Suzanne Oberholtzer is a studio artist who creates handmade paper sculptures and fiber art. She graduated with a degree in Communications/Advertising from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and her handmade paper art is informed by her decades-long career in graphic design. She has honed her craft in workshops at Penland School of Crafts, The Appalachian Center for Craft, and the Craft Alliance Center for Art & Design in St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently serving as an Artist-in-Action resident artist at Art & History Museums - Maitland. Suzanne's sculptural work is crafted from handmade paper pulp using age-old processes. Employing handmade paper as a fine art medium combines the alchemy of craft and her years of working as an art director in the commercial print-on-paper world, and allows her the freedom to create work that explores paper beyond the 2-dimensional page. Her work has been featured at Orlando Museum of Art's First Thursdays series, Participation and Culturepop at Art & History Museums – Maitland, Florida Sculptors Guild shows and at Art in Odd Places 2017. She has honed her craft in workshops at Penland School of Crafts, The Appalachian Center for Craft, and the Craft Alliance Center for Art & Design in St. Louis, Missouri. Claire Goodowens was born and raised in Winter Park, where she grew up looking forward to spring and The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. She received her first camera at the age of 4 and has spent the past 6 years exploring ways for photography to combine her two passions: nature and mathematics. Over the past 2 years Claire has been enamored with macro photography and its ability to expose the complexities in the living world that are typically unseen. Driven by the joy she experiences when she uncovers the visual mysteries of the wild, Claire is rarely seen without her camera. She hopes that her art will engross you in her subjects, inviting you to see them as so much more than "bugs." If you are compelled to see the beauty in even the most insignificant insect, you are more apt to see the beauty in all things. Claire hopes to inspire other children to follow their passions by being honored as an Emerging Artist at such a young age. She is humbled by being chosen to participate in The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival and is grateful for the opportunity to share her vision on this national stage.