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Georgetta Gancarz

Georgetta Gancarz graduated from the School of Visual Arts and Fordham University with degrees in science, education and Fine Arts. She also minored in Art Therapy and received various artist and instructor awards and scholarships. She is a professional artist, professor, author and international travel guide.

She has been teaching painting for over twenty five years and is the CEO and founder of the ART - POLI Painting On Location International program, with studio classes in (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, glass blowing), art history, photography, creative writing, Italian language, culinary and oenology , offered in the USA, and Europe (Florence, Venice, Siena, London, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin).

Working on her charity art show "Artist For Breast Cancer", she continues to educate the public on awareness and prevention. Georgetta spends a lot of her time volunteering, teaching and promoting artists. She currently teaches art at Seattle Central College, University of Washington EC, and Western Europe. Her paintings have been exhibited worldwide and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; She is internationally represented by the Saatchi Gallery and Galeria Aberta in Portugal. Other collections are in the Muse/ Foundation and Museums in NYC. Her works are on file at The Women Museum of Arts, Washington, DC. Her Renaissance style paintings are in collection of Basilicas in Florence and Venice, Italy and St. James Cathedral in Seattle.

For fourteen years she has served on the Executive Committee Board of Directors for instructors at the EC University of Washington.
In 2010, she was blessed as a portrait painter for the Roman Catholic Church and is on the guild of St. Luke. Her picture is on the cover of Alberto Manguel’s, 2002 International best seller, "Reading Pictures: What We Think About When We Look at Art".

To date, Georgetta is writing and illustrating her eleventh book as well as opening another art studio program in Spain. She just released her own 2014 line of ART - POLI acrylic and watercolor paints. Her current books include Painting for Everyone, How to Exhibit, Market and Sell your Art, Italy’s Treasures, Italy’s Windows, Doors, Alley’s and More, Painting on Location Italy and Italian Cathedrals and Cemeteries.

Georgetta loves teaching and enjoys seeing her student’s progress all over the world. She tells her students, education, passion and hard work are the keys to success.