Critique/Creativity presented by Rose Rushbrooke Critic Michele Tuegel has been an Adjunct Professor at Hillsborough Community College , and was Media Relations and Arts Specialist for the Pinellas County Cultural Affairs Dept. from 2004-2011. She was also the founding Executive Director of Florida Craftsmen, Inc. Michele received an MFA in Printmaking/Papermaking from the University of South Florida in Tampa and was awarded a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. She has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, including “Paper as Medium” at the Smithsonian Institution; “Paper Today” at USA TODAY Headquarters and “Paper: Finland/USA,” an international traveling exhibition. In 2005, she curated a national traveling exhibition sponsored by Fiber Arts magazine, titled “Twist + Shout: The New Needle Arts.” Michele continues to jury exhibitions and acts as a consultant to practicing artists and art collectors.
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