GAL Winter Exhibition THE MASTER’S TOUCH BEST OF SHOW: JOAN McDONALD 1ST PLACE: ZANE BROCK 2ND PLACE: LINDA TILDEN 3RD PLACE: MARSHA HOPKINS HONORABLE MENTION: RE’GIE KENNEDY and Two Ribbons for KAREN BROOK
DIANNE MIZE is an artist, a retired teacher of art, and a native of rural Georgia. Since the mid 70’s she lives in northeast Georgia with her Schnauzer, Maggie. The most significant and fulfilling part of her life was the nearly 30 years with her life partner and soul mate, Dr. Howard Hanson, whose death in 2010 put her on a journey towards a new normal, a process on-going. She has always had a love for art and music, drawing, painting, sculpting or taking photos, and also plays the guitar, mandolin and hammered dulcimer. She prefers artists who ignore the current trends and follow their own inner directions. She states “we are each born unique and that uniqueness is what gives us individuality that if we exchange that uniqueness for a mask of any kind, we will not fully realize our purpose on this earth, we will never become whole”. Dianne loves to paint and draw. She is happy painting nature, most especially the abundance of life she finds in the north Georgia Mountains. Education: AA, Young Harris College BA, English and Music, Newberry College BFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia MFA, Painting, Goddard College Professional Teaching Experience: High School Teacher, Visual Arts and English Teacher and Art Department Head, Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program Department Head and Associate Professor of Art, Piedmont College Co-founder and Instructor, Dianne Mize Studio, later to become The Art Studio at Sautee Nacoochee Center Professional Experience as an Artist: Selected works at InsideOut Sautee Gallery, Sautee-Nacoochee, GA Numerous private and group shows
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