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FOUR DECADES: PCCA Faculty + Alumni Exhibition

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 13th, 5pm to 8pm!

In August 1984, the Pinellas County school district opened the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg. A magnet program for artistically talented students, PCCA has fostered the talents of countless students who have gone on to do big things in the areas of dance, music, theater and the visual arts.

This exhibition celebrates the major contribution the Visual Arts program at PCCA has made to the art world, and specifically, to our community. In 2024, the Morean will host exhibitions featuring PCCA alumni, faculty and current students.  These parts will work together to highlight the past, present and future of the program. 

Click here to read PCCA Alumni biographies and statements.


Since its inception in 1984, nearly 20 extraordinary artists have served as faculty members in PCCA’s Visual Arts Department. In addition to a full teaching schedule, these individuals participated in student exhibitions on weekends and evenings, and also created work of their own to exhibit in local and national galleries and museums. Each of these artists brought a unique aesthetic and specific skill set to the program. Much of the success of PCCA alumni can be attributed to these instructors and their commitment to the students.

Participating faculty:

Steve Beverage

David Bewley

Lauren Blackburn

Bede Clarke

Joyce Ely-Walker

Myron Hansen

Melissa Jo

Alan Johnson

Ted LoCascio


Marty Loftus

Brian McAllister

Stephanie McKee Zielinski

Laurance Miller

Yoko Nogami

Roxanne Pizzuto

Amber Quimby 

Dara Vance


From the class of 1988 to the class of 2024, PCCA boasts numerous successful alumni who have gone on to do major things in the various art disciplines. Graduates are working as college professors, designers, architects, gallery owners, curators, as well as making and selling art. This exhibition will highlight current work by nearly 70 alumni from the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Participating artists:

Jen Bacher

Leon “Tes One” Bedore

Pamela Bulu

Ashley Burke

Maria Calandra

Joey Clay

Indigo Regis Conat-Naar

Riley Corlett

Mia Culbertson

Sara Cherry David

Derek Donnelly

Zachary Endicott

Ora Fraze

Nicole Gauthier

Nichole Georgatos

Theresa Haberkorn

Rachel Hargrave

Vyolette Hastings aka 6ER

Chad Jacobs

Carrie Jadus

Reid Jenkins

Tony Jennings

Michelle A. John

Jennifer Kosharek

Sarah Kruck

Cynthia Lizardi

Madeline Lundquist

Mallory Lundquist

Madeline Macfarlane

Trevor Merada

Timm Mettler

Holly Rose Moore

Orin Noel


Andrea Pejack

Madi Diana

Van Phrasavath

Rinsha Prophete

Christine Renc-Carter

George Retkes

Christin Ripley

Breanne Elizabeth Roberts

Gabrielle Roberts

Colby Roe

Scott A. Schauer

Jay Schmittau

Hope Sewell

Cindy Shatto

Laura Spencer aka Miss Crit

Lillian Stanley

John “Jack” Stanley

Rowan Stanley

Rowan Starfell

Michael Vasquez

Raul Vazquez

Julie Ferguson Vo

Lauren Rei Watters

Rhiannon Wistrand

Samantha Witmer

Brittany Worlinsky

Alex Zak

Madison Zalopany

Stephanie McKee Zielinski