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Hand painted silk, silk dyes, shibori, wax, machine quilted and batik
9” X 20” Runner
Joan Raciti, Deaf Fiber Artist
Joan Raciti, former Social Worker and former owner of "Joan's Flower's and Balloons, Too!" and currently owner of "Birnbaum Interpreting Services", started her training in arts at an early age in fashion design, pottery, quilting and painting. She has established herself as a Fiber Artist and her main focus on textile arts includes surface design techniques and batik on silk fabric to create nature and floral contemporary art quilts. She has sold her work in the Untied States and her art quilts can be seen on www.joanraciti.com.
Copy of Original Painting “Typical Day in the South”
16” X 20”
Samuel Hudson, Deaf Artist
Samuel Hudson was born in Marengo County, Alabama in 1946. He was enrolled in Birmingham public schools from grades 1 through 8 before he entered the Alabama School for Negro Deaf (ASND). While growing up, Samuel had no one to communicate with due to being deaf. So he used pencil and papers to express himself through drawing. His drawing ability and expertise grew over time. Mr. Hudson uses variety medium such as pencils and oils. He takes pleasure with his work and is married to Carolyn Deborah Byers and has 2 sons.
Approx. 8” X 6”
Fred Harrison, Deaf Woodwork Artist
A southern gentleman, Fred Harrison was born in Tennessee in 1932 and attended TSD. For 37 years, he worked as a lithographer and also ran his own photography business. He, his wife Yita and three daughters relocated to Arizona in 1956. Fred became increasingly involved and volunteered a great deal of his time in different activities in the deaf community. He served as president of Phoenix Association of the Deaf for six years. Retired at 60 and with no previous formal training, Fred taught himself to make beautiful furniture and Intrasia wooden art work. To date, he has made over 1,000 different Intrasias. His art work center around several themes: western often with real horseshoes as the background, floral, and animals.
Canadian Geese and Duckling
Limited Edition 852/950
Size 14- 1/2 X 18-1/2
Louis Frisino, Deaf Artist
Louis Frisino has been interested in art since childhood. His love for dogs and wildlife was an incentive to develop his talent. Deaf since birth, he attended the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, graduating in 1953. He later graduated with honors from Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving at that time the Peabody Award. Since then he has exhibited in art festivals all along the Eastern seaboard, winning numerous awards for his work. He has done extensive art work including the drawing of 45 separate fish for the 1970 edition of Fishing in Maryland, published in Baltimore. In addition, his work can be seen in many art and specialty shops across the United States.
He won first place in the Maryland Duck Stamp, the Maryland Trout Stamp and the Ward Foundation World Championship Wildfowl Painting contests multiple times. He also won in the first North Carolina Sportsman License Stamp contest in 1987, the Marie Conway Memorial Purchase Award (second place) in 1985. Louis Frisino's credits include 1987 New Jersey Duck Stamp, 1988 North Dakota Duck Stamp, 1988 North Dakota Salmon and Trout Stamp, 1989 North Carolina Duck Stamp, 1990 Alaska Duck Stamp, 1990 West Virginia Duck Stamp, Who's Who in Waterfowl Art by Ray Chapman, and the 1991 Oregon Waterfowl Stamp. Louis Frisino has worked from photographs on special orders to capture the uniqueness of a personal pet. He is retired from the News American, where he was employed as a commercial artist for 25 years. He is now a full time artist at home with his wife Elaine, and the youngest of their three children. A sketch of Louis Frisino's life is included in Deaf Heritage, published by the National Association of the Deaf.
"And Your Name is Jonah"
Autographed 8 X 10 Picture
12” X 15” Frame and Mat
Jeffrey S. Bravin, Deaf Actor
And Your Name is Jonah was filmed in 1978 both in New York City and Los Angeles and shown in 1979 as CBS Monday Night Movie. Jonah (Jeffrey Bravin, 9 at the time of filming) is a lonely deaf child who has been misdiagnosed as retarded. Jonah's mother (Sally Struthers) and father James Woods struggle to establish communication from their withdrawn son. As the specialists shake their heads and cluck their tongues, Jonah's parents finally manage to teach the child sign language, thereby opening up his world both intellectually and emotionally.
Jeffrey S. Bravin is currently employed at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT as Director of Special Projects focused on the coordination and logistics of the renovations of American School for the Deaf’s main building, Gallaudet Hall as well as ASD’s PrintWorks as part of ASD’s Technology Center. Jeff’s role also includes supervising Information Technology Services, Security, Sign Language and Interpreting Services, as well as Isola Bella Summer Camp. Jeff also assist in fund development, special events and public relations strategies, including managing alumni relations. Jeffrey S. Bravin earned his B.A. Degree in Government from Gallaudet University, M.S. Degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College (formerly known as Western Maryland College), and M.S. Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Queens College. Jeff also currently serves as member of Advisory Board for State of Connecticut Commission of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Board of American Society of Deaf Children, Board of Directors for the National Theatre of the Deaf and serves as American School for the Deaf representative for Connecticut Council on Organizations Serving the Deaf.
Donated by: Phil and Judith Bravin
White Wine Bottle with Deaf Artist John Brewster, Jr.’s 1805 Painting Label
Paired with A Deaf Artist in Early America: The World of John Brewster Jr. by Harlan Lane
John Brewster, Deaf Painter
Following is an excerpt from the biography by Harlan Lane:
Typical of Brewster's portraits is "Francis O. Watts with Bird" (1805), showing "an innocent looking boy with manly features" wearing a nightslip and holding a bird on his finger and with a string. The surrounding landscape is "strangely low and wildly out of scale—the young boy towers over trees and dwarfs distant mountains. He looks like a giant," Genocchio has written. Or he looks as if the viewer must be lying down, looking up at the child from the ground. Brewster always struggled with the relationship of his figures to the background. A more positive view of the portrait comes from the Web page about the 2006 exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum website: "Brewster’s serene and ethereal portrait of Francis O. Watts is one of his most compelling portraits of a child. In this work—particularly Francis’ white dress and the peaceful landscape he inhabits—modern viewers often feel a palpable sense of the silence that was Brewster’s world.
"The bird on the string symbolizes mortality because only after the child’s death could the bird go free, just like the child’s soul. Infant mortality was high during Brewster’s time and artists employed this image often in association with children."
18” X 24”
18” X 24
Bonelle Liardon Amann, Deaf Artist
Born to a hearing family and raised in Texas, Bonelle liked to do pencil sketches of flowers, animals, and human figures during her idle time. As a student at Texas School for the Deaf, she loved to study the works of art and was involved in school plays. After graduation from TSD in 1965, she went on to Gallaudet University to receive her Bachelor's degree and CSUN for a Masters degree. She married Franklyn Amann, 64' Gallaudet graduate. They were blessed with 4 sons, two daughters-in- law, and 5 grandchildren. Bonelle was on Arizona Commission on the Arts for many years as an ASL storyteller. After her retirement from Phoenix Day School for the Deaf after 30 years of service, she rediscovered her "old" interest in art and went into painting and creating Southwest woodwork of landscape, plants, people and adobes. She has been called "Grandma Moses." She lives in Scottsdale, AZ with Franklyn, her husband of 42 years.
Nexus One Anaroid
The Nexus One is an Android phone released by Google back in early January. The Nexus One is an unlocked phone, which means that you can use it with a SIM card from most GSM operators worldwide.
There are two versions that can be bought -- one compatible with AT&T's 3G network, and the other compatible with T-Mobile's. This phone is an AT&T 3G compatible device, but can also be used on most GSM operators globally. This phone will also come with the most up-to-date version of the Android platform (2.2), which in addition to the features and applications offered on 2.1 -- including Google Maps Navigation, Voice Input and Google Voice integration -- offers a whole range of exciting new functionality, such as full Exchange support, the ability to turn your phone into a portable Wi-Fi Hotspot, Flash support in the browser, and an even faster Android experience.
An update to the YouTube app now also enables you to watch hundreds of thousands of videos with captions, where they have been uploaded by the owner of the video. With a 3.7" AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor, noise suppression technology and a 5 megapixel camera with flash, the latest software from Android is complimented by the latest in hardware from HTC."
The ASL Liberty Bell
Woven Painting, Available in 2 Different Colors
20 signed versions, each individually done.
Dr. Roslyn “Roz” Rosen, Educator/Artist
Dr. Roslyn "Roz" Rosen, Director of the National Center on Deafness at the California State University, Northridge, is a nationally and internationally renowned educational leader and advocate. Her career path has included: vocational rehabilitation counselor, secondary school supervising teacher, tenured university professor, dean of the college of education and vice president for academic affairs.
A native of NYC and born into a deaf family, Roz is a native user of American Sign Language (ASL) and English. She has served on the boards the National Association of the Deaf (President), the World Federation of the Deaf, the American Society for Deaf Children and the National Captioning Institute. She helped to author WFD policies on Education and represented WFD in some human rights meetings at the United Nations. In 2003, WFD honored her with a WFD International Cross award and lifetime honorary board membership. Roz frequently publishes and provides training in organizational management, leadership, education, human rights and women's issues. Roz proudly wears the multiple hats of wife, mother and grandmother.
12" x 15" in oil - Framed
12" x 15" in ink - Framed
Ruth E. Peterson, nee Rinker, Deaf Artist
Ruth E. (Rinker) Peterson was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Point Pleasant, NY (near Rochester). She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Art in 1949. Ruth taught art at the Rochester School for the Deaf until she married in 1954. She graduated from Gallaudet University in 1972 and substituted at Gallaudet and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Ruth Taught sign language at a hearing High School and to various groups. Ruth and her husband, Donald have two children, Robert and Judith. They are proud grandparents of Brianna and Kayla.
Cutting Book in 3 sizes
9 x 11, 6.5 x 9.625 and 5.25 x 8
Maple and walnut wood
9” variety wood: jarrah, white oak, cherry, walnut
(books and Choppins pictured together)
Ron Trumble, Artist
Ron Trumble was born in North Carolina and he was reared in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He attended NTD/RIT studying Architecture Technology. He worked as a draftsman for one year before he returned to RIT to earn BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design in 1979. Ron is self employed making furniture, kitchen cabinets, and built in a cooperative workshop in Oakland. He had a woodwork shop in New Rochelle, NY and Santa Fe, NM before settling in the Bay Area.
Billy Ennis, Painter
The picture was painted after Bill Ennis retired from 38 years at the IRS and took up painting as a hobby 5 years before he went to heaven, June 2, 2009. He took painting classes with Ruth Peterson who resides nearby on the shores of Delaware.
Bill's greatest legacy was his storytelling. He became famous for his personification of a "Golf Ball" and audiences loved the epical "St Valentine 's Day Massacre. He was a signmaster for several theaters in the Washington, DC area, including: Arena Stage, Ford s Theater, Folger s Shakespeare Theater and the Kennedy Center. Bill taught ASL for 30 years and went on to teach at local colleges wherever he lived. Bill's workshops on ASL and Deaf Culture were popular from Alaska to Maine. His charisma, creativity and skill made his characteristics unique.
(Prices Dependent on Jewelry Piece)
Charity Reedy-Hines, Jeweler
Charity grew up on a farm in Virginia and has a strong deaf family linkage. She is currently the Director of Admissions at Gallaudet University. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children. Her hobbies include home renovation, interior design, co-hosting social events with her husband and advocating her children's dove enterprise.
Handpainted Wooden Plate
Xiaohong Fang, Artist
Xiaohong Fang was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She became deaf due to a high fever when she was three. When she was young, she was unable to get an education until her parents met a deaf student in a neighbor, who told them about a deaf school nearby.
Xiaohong realized that she is deaf after attending a school for the deaf, because of deaf students using Chinese Sign Language. She never had any type of experiences with the language to communicate with her family, and the school was wonderful place for her. After completed a ten years of deaf school, she studied an art major at the Shanghai Youth Technical School for the Deaf. She started learning painting and design. Xiaohong worked as a label and package designer at a Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine company for ten years. She then later moved to USA when her husband came to study at Gallaudet University.
Now Xiaohong is a cake designer and decorator at Wegmans Supermarket. She loves creating different homemade arts and crafts, wood bowls, jewelry, etc.
100 of 17" X 27"
Guy Wonder, Artist
Guy Wonder is a man under the influence of life. He is very aware of the shape, form and the color of each day and what it has to offer and this has ultimately shaped and colored his work.
A 3rd generation Deaf man, Guy was raised in a Deaf family and attended a residential school for the Deaf in Vancouver, Washington. As an adult, he studied at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Over the years he has also been associated with Gallaudet University, the nation's foremost Deaf University, where he was commissioned to create sculpture for Deaf Way, an international conference held in 1989. Guy also has designed sets for the Calfornia SignRise Theatre. He serves as a board member for both Deaf Media and DCARA. Guy was the Artistic Director for Visual Arts of "Celebration: Deaf Artist and Performers" in 1991 and 1994. Deafness and Deaf Culture have influenced him and his creativity, to the greater benefit of the community at large.
Guy has lectured and led tours at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York and has taught children and adults at the Oakland Museum Project. He has built rustic furniture, designed major window displays and home furnishings displays for Bloomingdale's, renovated homes in the Bay Area and designed beautiful gardens. Most recently, he has taught a workshop and led gallery tour at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Guy has a keen eye for all the different aspects of life.
He now make home in Palm Springs, California. He has an art studio and is currently transforming his home into a piece of art. Devoted to his family, he also tends to his elderly father. He passes on his legacies to his many nieces and nephew s who follow in his footsteps in the field of art and art history.
57" x 67"
The vibrant colors and size is most appropriate for any room within your home as a wall hanging, a warm and cozy throw, or as a coverlet for a twin bed.
The top and backing are pieced together by machine with all cotton, faux suede fabric and machine quilted. The batting is 100% polyester so it can be machine washed in cold water and air-dried.
Donated by: Deaf Initiatives, Inc in Ohio
Autographed Sands of Time: NAD Presidents 1880-2003 Book
Written by Larry Newman and published by the National Association of the Deaf , "Sands of Time: NAD Presidents 1880-2003" shares the history of the Deaf Community through the eyes of the National Association Presidents. Autographed by past NAD presidents with a message from the current NAD president, Bobbie Beth Scoggins.
8 X 10 Signed
Donated by: Astrid Goodstein
Handshapes with Eye and Ear
16 X 12 Signed
By Harry Williams
Donated by: Astrid Goodstein
Autographed Picture of Linda Bove and Elmo
12" x 15" frame with white mat plus 5 w/o mat
Donated by: Phil and Judith Bravin
Gallaudet and Alice Figurine
6" figurine made out of clay with gold colored paint
Buddy Singleton, Sculptor
Buddy Singleton is a well known individual across the country. He was a prime mover for the establishment of the Deaf Senior Housing in San Francisco area. He is an active member of the local, state and national organizations. He has been a member of the National Association of the Deaf for 62 years and still counting. Buddy is a recipient of the Fred Schreiber Exceptional Leadership and Advocacy Award. Aside from his busy life advocating, he enjoys travelling with his wife, Bernice, whom he has been married to for 50 years.
Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary
2 Book Copies. Published in 2002. 423 pages.
Dr. Deborah M. Blumenson, Author
Deborah M Blumenson (formerly Sonnenstrahl) was born in Baltimore, MD to culturally oriented parents who despite her congenital deafness exposed her to art museums and live theaters without the assistance of interpreters or any other visual aids. It was not until she became an adult that she began to appreciate the “nuances” of the visual arts. Deborah earned her BA degree in Art from Gallaudet University in 1958, a MA degree in Art History from Catholic University of America in 1976 and a Ph.D. in the combined fields of Deaf Education and Museum Studies from New York University in 1987. Deborah as Dr. Sonnenstrahl taught Art History and Museum Studies at Gallaudet University for 32 years and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1996.
Dr. Meranski-Blumenson has given numerous presentations showcasing Deaf artists’ contributions to artistic styles. She also served on several museum accessibility advisory committees including Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC with the goal of both increasing museum accessibility for Deaf visitors and placing Deaf interns in the museum workforce nationwide. She also was instrumental in situating Museum Studies in the art curriculum at Gallaudet University.
Deborah enjoys theater and has acted in many award winning productions. Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary published by Dawn Sign Press in 2002 is her only book. This book captured the coveted 2003 Benjamin Franklin Book Award. She resides in Boynton Beach, FL with her husband Dr. Les Blumenson, a retired biostatistician. She has two Deaf children, Sam Sonnenstrahl and Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict and four Deaf grandchildren.
5 Photographs by Tom Mayes
Dr. Thomas Mayes, Educator and Photographer
Dr. Thomas Mayes is known as the "Father of Continuing and Community Education for Deaf People." A pioneer and leader in adult, family, professional, community and continuing education, he taught in the Leadership Training Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and later became Gallaudet University’s first Dean of Continuing College and Vice President for Public Services. He received numerous awards for his volunteer work and commitment to families, deaf adults and professionals.
Upon retirement in 1986, he became a widely acclaimed photographer. He often held photo exhibits, with sales going to charities. Tom Mayes passed away in 1999, and Julia Mayes joined him in 2003.
A friend of Tom remarked, “When I take a picture, it’s just a photo. When Tom takes a picture, it’s a work of art!”
Donated by: Roz Rosen
Autographed Movie Poster of 'Love is Never Silent' with a DVD
Donated by: Ed Waterstreet and Phyllis Frelich
Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks
2 copies of Oliver Sack's Seeing Voices
Donated by: Phil and Judith Bravin
Phil and Judy have considered Vermont home for a number of years, starting with the present site as their second home before they tore it down 5 years ago and built a new one to replace the old vacation home. Judith is a retired school librarian at the New York School for the Deaf. She currently enjoys gardening, providing support to other breast cancer patients and spending time with her family (children and 10 grandchildren.) Phil enjoys technology, skiing and golfing. He works as a consultant from time to time in the technology field. Phil retired from IBM, worked for 3 years as President/CEO of the National Captioning Institute and working with CSD in South Dakota before retiring again in 2005. Phil and Judy snowshoe around their property in winter and travel every now and then.
The Basics: Cochlear Implants (c2000) video
Donated by: Phil Bravin
Stained Glass Artwork
Red cardinal with flowers in oval size 153/4"H X 11.6"W
Talmadge Flanagan, Stained Glass Artist
Talmadge first became interested in stained glass work after visiting his brother’s stained glass business in Rhode Island around 1978. He worked for him on Mondays and Saturdays. Later on he worked at a glass studio in Frederick, Maryland where he received training. Talmadge contin-ues with his stained glass work making repairs, creating various pieces such as jewelry boxes, mir-rors, Tiffany lamps, church windows and many other glass objects. He resides in Ocean Pines, Maryland with his wife, Priscilla.
Bath and Body Gift Basket
Martha Stewart's Cookies Book
Cupcake Heaven Book
Donated by: Sally Dobbs
The Organic ASL Pool of Infinite Potential
matted and signed 20" X 16"
The artwork represents the origin and evolution of American Sign Language as a fundamental building block to support equality and quality of life for sign language users. The ASL Organic Pool creates and nurtures infinite potential for deaf babies and children. ASL is a natural, organic, visual language which accelerates critical thinking skills, social adaptability, emotional wellness, access capacities, and self-actualization. Research shows that people who develop bilingual or multilingual skills at an early age acquire prowess in thinking, anticipating, tolerance, and creativity. ASL, as a birthright and a human right, is inalienable and inherent for babies and families with newly identified deaf members. With ASL come community and culture. An extraordinary organic soup needed for Equality and Quality of Life!
Dr. Roslyn "Roz" Rosen, Educator/Artist
Dr. Roslyn "Roz" Rosen, Director of the National Center on Deafness at the California State University, Northridge, is a nationally and internationally renowned educational leader and advocate. A native of NYC and born into a deaf family, Roz is a native user of American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Her career path has included: vocational rehabilitation counselor, educator, professor, dean and vice president of academic affairs. She has served on the boards the National Association of the Deaf (President), the World Federation of the Deaf, the American Society for Deaf Children and the National Captioning Institute. She helped to author WFD policies on Education and represented WFD in some human rights meetings at the United Nations. Roz writes and provides training in organizational management, leadership, education, human rights and women's issues. Roz proudly wears the multiple hats of wife, mother and grandmother.
Roz enjoys dabbling in the arts. Roz’s paintings reflect the spirit of De’VIA. ASL is deemed a major force and human right for all people.
The important art commission Chuck had was for the 16th Winter Deaflympics, held in Salt Lake City. The Deaflympics board invited him to be involved with a fundraising project, and chose from four sketches. He painted the Double Arch, one of the most attractive arches at the Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. Painted in oil, the 36”x48” is gallery-wrapped.
Chuck Baird, Artist
Chuck Baird was born in Kansas City, MO in 1947. He has been creating art since he was young. As an artist married to his craft, he is fortunate to do what he believes in: creating art for the eye while being a free spirit. He has traveled to places never imagined, and gone to places near and dear to his heart. He has worked as an actor, painter, and artist-in-residence for several decades. Traveling has always a way of life for him, even when he is rooted in a place for several months (or years). Now he resides in Austin, TX.