Summit 2021

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Meet Our Fabulous 2021 Teaching Team!

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Patti Culea
Soft Sculpture &
Mixed Media

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Beth Anne Darr
Textile & Felt

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Ankie Daanen
Paper Clay

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Robin Dudley Howes
Altered Art &
Mixed Media

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Elena Loukianova
Polymer & Paper Clay

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Paula McGee
Soft Sculpture &
Mixed Media

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Susie McMahon
Cloth

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Linda Misa
Mixed Media

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Lisa Renner
Mixed Media

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Maria Saracino
Polymer Clay

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Ellen Silberlicht
Felter/Sculptor

Our Curators

We are connecting with artists from around the world.

China - Italy - Germany - Australia - New Zealand - Canada - Mexico - United States - Portugal - Russia - Greece - United Kingdom

Meeting in person in early 2019, Adele Sciortino and Leslie O’Leary discovered their mutual love of their artistic expressions and their business experiences in the art world. With over 60 years of combined knowledge, and their immediate connection, their mission began! Together, they created The Art Connection Summit, with online learning, bonding artistic people from around the globe. A platform that is unique, joyful, and connecting across miles!

That’s the why they created Art Connection Summit.

Where ACS excels is in the knowledge that comes from 60 years of cumulative experience in the industries of both art and business.

They are reaching out to artists and guests from around the world to share their talents and inspiration to you, wherever you are in the world, in an easy to access Online venue.

About Adele Sciortino

Adele Sciortino is an entrepreneur, figurative artist, and marketing expert who helps fellow artists promote their work and grow their following online.

A 35-year veteran of the sales and marketing industry, Adele worked as an advertising counselor for more than a decade and currently acts as Vice President and Art Director of her own commercial printing company. She’s also the owner of a successful online business, AforArtistic, and Etsy store representing artists from around the world.

In addition to her expertise as a business strategist, Adele is a passionate advocate and professional resource for her fellow artists. She’s the founder of A for Artistic, the world’s largest online school for amateur and professional figurative artists, which has hosted more than 3000 students since opening its doors in 2005. Thousands of artists around the world subscribe to her e-magazine, AforArtistic Quarterly E-Magazine, and hundreds have gathered at her art conferences, including The Canadian Art Doll Association and The Figurative Artists Consortium. Art Connection Summit is her latest effort to serve the global artist community through inspiration, connection, and
education.

A successful artist in her own right, Adele has spent the last 30 years making and selling creative work as a certified graphic designer, watercolor artist, photographer, and a figurative art.

About Leslie O’Leary

Leslie O’Leary is an artist who through her entrepreneurial spirit has been able to create art as a self-sustaining business for over 30 years.

Her knowledge in marketing and operating a business has grown to keep up with the present times. Leslie held and maintained a studio outside her home.

She has created and taught her workshops designs for 30 years. Leslie creates original one of kind pieces that are held in collections world-wide.

Leslie’s heart lies with her students. She loves teaching and has created and managed Live Conferences and Live/Online Workshops and in her 30 years as an artist and business woman.

Leslie loves research. She has devoted the past 20 years to her extensive study of Asia arts and the textile world.

Leslie is constantly developing new courses to help the art community to learn more about figurative and textile art.

As well as being a world renown artist, Leslie is also a certified yoga and personal development coach.

Leslie recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona and now is recreating her business there.

Colleen Colquhoun

The summit was pretty amazing! Classes had great tutorial and videos! I loved the virtual traveling and the speakers! This was a whole new way
of learning for me and a great Summit right from my favorite seat at
my worktable! 
Thanks to Leslie and Adele

Bonnie Flint

The Art Connection Summit was a brilliant brainchild. I thank Adele & Leslie for this amazing chance for us artists and makers to recharge our creative souls… I joined 4 of the classes and with each one I was astounded by the efforts and quality of the presentations. There were so many intense video downloads that I thought my computer would start bulging and explode. The fees charged for these classes were very reasonable making it possible to enroll in multiple classes. I still miss traveling to be immersed in a group setting, but I will still be looking forward to next year's Art Connection Summit.

Ann Hudson

I loved everything about my class! From the easy sign-up process
to the follow through to the admins to make sure I had what I needed to start the class. The teacher of the workshop was very
thorough and presented very clear instructions in the videos she made for the class. I cannot wait for next year's Art Connection Summit.

Art Is Like A Box Full Of Colors

Celebrating colors in the 2021 Art Connection Summit. 

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