Frank Webb has been self employed as an artist since 1958. He has authored four books and has taught hundreds of painting seminars worldwide and in 50 states. He is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, a member of the National Watercolor Society and has Master Status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He has won more than 110 major awards, has lectured to the National Watercolor Society, twice to the American Watercolor Society and has juried more than 100 national exhibitions. Webb paintings are in the collections of seven art museums.
Uptown Paint Out! Juror
Mark approaches his illustration technique by utilizing design cues from vintage graphic works of the 1920s and 1930s. He artistically enriches using a wealth of historic design knowledge coupled with contemporary technology to create art that is both current and fresh but connected to traditional popular culture. Mark is also an experienced educator and has taught for more than a decade at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He has a masters degree from Syracuse University and is an award-winning member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators and the New York Society of Illustrators.
Children’s Paint Out! Juror
For most Pittsburghers, the Immaculate Reception is the biggest scene in sports history. For James Mellett, it’s about the size of a postage stamp. Jim, born and raised in the ‘Burgh, has shrunk thousands of cultural icons into White Mountain montage puzzles working as a freelance illustrator. He’s also designed Pittsburgh Penguins tickets, drawn a head of lettuce for bags of salad, exhibited work at the Heinz History Center, and won sports art awards from Beckett Magazine among other adventures. His BFA from IUP and an Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh led him to be a founding member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, where he’s slaved as its secretary for over a decade.