The NSAL awarded $3,750 to three outstanding performers during this years Woodwinds competition on March 3, 2018, at Lynn University.
Ana Gonzalez - Was born and raised in Miami, FL. She started drawing at the age of seven, her passion for art never ending. She is currently attending the University of Miami and is receiving her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History. Her artwork has been displayed in the Scholastics PAMM, the New World Gallery, Studio Art Centers International Gallery, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Gallery, and Maryland Institute College of Art Gallery.
Isabella Addison - Hi my name is Isabella Addison. I'm a 20-year-old artist living in Boca Raton, Florida. I'm a full-time student at Florida Atlantic University and I work as a painting instructor at a local studio called pinot's palette. Whenever I get a chance I make art. It's my one and only passion. I work in almost all mediums of art including: sculpture, drawing, paint making, ceramics, photography, etc. but, my absolute favorite is acrylic painting. There is nothing like it to me. I just love mixing the perfect colors, picking out the right brush and creating something from nothing. I love to paint hyper realism. It really challenges me, and I love a challenge. I also love to paint graphic art inspired by Japan. All in all, creating art is what I truly love to do, and I will continue to pursue it for the rest of my life.
Meet Melany Whitney, NSAL Florida East Coast Winston Scholarship Chair in 2-D Art:
For nearly two decades, Melany Whitney’s life has straddled the beauty and art worlds. After graduating from Cornell University’s School of Art and Architecture and working as a professional artist, she continued her career in fashion/cosmetics. She was professionally trained at the Fifth Avenue studios of Estee Lauder and Revlon and succeeded as an illustrious New York City model, actress and professional make-up artist.
Melany has been among the nation’s leading-edge beauty experts specializing in the art and science of permanent makeup. A Diplomat of the American Academy of Micropigmentation (A.A.M.) and a Member/Trainer in the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), Melany is Board Certified in the application of permanent cosmetics as well as scar camouflage and areola re-pigmentation. She undertook extensive paramedical training and acquired clinical certification in permanent cosmetics. She is fully licensed and accredited in her field in Florida, New York and New Jersey and has developed advanced techniques in Micropigmentation. “Melany’s passion for her work, competency and artistic skill provides the satisfying, sophisticated aesthetic desired by my patients,” says Doris J. Day, MD, a professor at New York University Medical Center.
Melany’s reputation as one of the nation’s most accomplished and artistic practitioners has led to professional associations with prominent plastic surgeons, including physicians at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. She is a faculty member of the continuing education department at the Florida College of Natural Health, maintains a busy private practice, and is an inspiring speaker who has been featured as an industry expert on “Dr. Oz”,“The Today Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition,” “Fox News” and CNN.
Melany Whitney is available for interviews. Contact Joan Freedman at The Center for Permanent Cosmetics, 551-804-9245, for more information.
A portrait it of Ms. Whitney’s daughter done by her in Egg Tempera, 2017
For more information: National Society of Arts and Letters national website at www.arts-nsal.org