Leona Shanks
Leona Shanks
Instructor, Artistic Director

Leona, who co-founded Studio Incamminati with husband Nelson and is graduate of the school, was a Finalist in the Still Life Category of the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. Her solo exhibition, Searching the Soul, was featured at Dacia Gallery in New York and her work was included in the World of Art Showcase in Las Vegas, a collection of 70 artists and 2,000 pieces of art. She was juried into the 2011 Laumeister Fine Art Competition at the Bennington Center for the Arts. She placed first in juried competition of Inspiring Figures: American Women and Figurative Art at The Butler Institute of Contemporary Art in 2010. She was selected one of the top 100 finalists in the 2009 Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon in the still-life category. She also was a finalist in the 2007 competition. An accomplished sculptor, Leona won the Edmund Stewardson Award for Sculpture. Her paintings have been included in numerous exhibitions and her work is included in many private collections.

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