Michelle Rouch

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Co-Chairperson
Michelle Rouch is a self-taught artist, who combines technical knowledge and accuracy with ability to define abstraction between finite lines. She continues to range over the full spectrum, which includes portraits, architecture, marine, aviation, landscape, and astronomical subjects. Rouch has more than 30 years of art experience.
Simon Kregar, Jr.

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Co-Chairperson
Simon Kregar is an award winning artist who specializes in portraits of Astronauts, Scientists and Science promoters. His work can be found in the book, The Art of Space by Ron Miller, several semi permanent exhibitions including at the Biosphere 2. His mission is to build an awareness of science though his art.
Theresa Hentz

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Secretary/Public Relations
Theresa studied Studio Art at the University of Arizona and have been painting for 8 years. She has shown at the Art of Planetary Science and NightVisions V – bringing together the art and science communities in Tucson and Flagstaff, Arizona.
Earl Billick

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Earl Billick is an artist residing in Tucson, Arizona (considered by many to be the astronomy capital of the U.S.) His life long passion for aerospace, science and astronomy, along with his interest in the speculative and fantastic, are evident in many of his creations and designs. Earl works in several mediums including acrylic and oil painting, inks, graphite, digital media and sculpture.
Adam Block

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Adam’s life-long goal to be an astronomer began at the early age of 4. He specifically selected the University of Arizona to continue his pursuits and graduated with a B.S. in Astronomy and Physics in 1996. He spent the next nine years developing and administering public outreach programs at the National Observatory (Kitt Peak).
Miwa Block

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Miwa is from Japan and she moved to Tucson to study physics and astronomy. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona and worked in the field of astronomy. Later she went back to school and studied her first passion in painting and the fine arts.
Ron Garan

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Ron is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur, Artist and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of the problems facing our world. He is currently the Chief Pilot for World View Enterprises, a pioneering high altitude and space company bringing communications technology, sensors and passengers to the edge of space.
William K. Hartmann | FIAAA

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William K. Hartmann is known internationally as a planetary scientist, a writer, and a painter. He was awarded the first Carl Sagan medal from the American Astronomical Society for communicating scientific research through the public, through his paintings and writings. He is known for being the first author of the current theory of where the moon came from (a giant collision with primordial Earth).
Dinah Jasensky

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Dinah Jasensky is a professional artist with a former career in Environmental Science. Primarily a figure and portrait painter for the last 10 years, she has bridged her love of art and science with her recent work. Her exploration of astronomical themes has led to a new series of oil and acrylic paintings.
Kim Poor | FIAAA

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Kim Poor was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1952. Now living in Tucson, he has become one of the world’s best known space artists. His unique style and dramatic use of color and perspective has won numerous awards and has been seen in many publications worldwide, including OMNI, SCIENCE DIGEST, DISCOVER, ASTRONOMY, SKY & TELESCOPE ANALOG, Germany’s KOSMOS, and Russia’s popular OGONJOK.
Mark Prusten

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Mark is a Visual Effects Supervisor and Optical Science Consultant with over 15 years experience in visual effects production and 20 years experience in optics, electrical and computer engineering development. He formed Silicon-Arts.com and OpticalDesignLabs.com to create photo-real HDRI content for film, commercials, and virtual reality.
Jim Scotti

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Jim Scotti is a planetary scientist and operates the Spacewatch telescope on Kitt Peak, which scans the night sky looking for NEOs (Near Earth Objects) and comets, cataloging and keeping track of objects which could collide with Earth. Jim has discovered 10 comets with Spacewatch, and over 900 Near-Earth Asteroids discovered with the telescope.
Reid Silvern

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Mr. Silvern is largely self taught although he has taken classes at Pima community college. He is known for developing the Columiere technique, which explores the the interaction of colored light on colors in static art resulting in pulsating changes in the art. He also concentrates on figurative art using oils, pastels, pen and pencil.