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Although Donna knew from a young age that she was an artist, it was difficult to decide what medium would provide her with the satisfaction she desired. Once she enrolled in her first jewelry class at the University of the Arts, Donna realized that it was important to her to pursue a career as a metal smith and jeweler.
Donna, a native New Yorker, currently resides in Sarasota Florida. She has a B.F.A in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited in New York at the Rack and Hamper Gallery and at the New York Public Library in Manhattan. Her work has also been showcased in the Délann Gallery in Princeton NJ, the Dizyner’s Gallery in Philadelphia and the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidad de Lisboa in Portugal, Spain.
Donna has been a featured artist for Modern Hippie Magazine during August 2009. http://www.modernhippiemag.com/2009/08/13/spotlight-on-donnas-jewelry-works
The Florida Society of Goldsmiths awarded Donna with the Mark Pheiffer Memorial Award for Works in Silver in 2005. She has also received the Addie Grossman Memorial Award in Jewelry Design and Creation and was nominated for the Beitzel Award for Student Excellence while attending the University of the Arts.
Donnas’ work is current showcased at the Florida Craftsman Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida.