Meet Our Visual Arts Celebrity Judges!

 
 

Meet The Adjudicators!

Brandy Fransen, Senior Associate Director of International Admissions, Rollins College + Independent Portfolio Development Specialist

 

Brandy has worked in international higher education and admissions for over 15 years. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and worked as a designer for many years before returning to SCAD in the role of Director of International Admissions.

During her twelve years at SCAD, Brandy led workshops and tutorials on “How to Prepare a Dynamic Portfolio.” She has also conducted hundreds of interviews with students applying to art schools and reviewed just as many portfolios. In 2015 Brandy joined the staff of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, as the Senior Associate Director of International Admissions.

 

Ha’Ani Hogan, Development Manager, Downtown Arts District

Ha’Ani Hogan Hogan is an arts administrator, scholar, and creative.  A strong believer in the importance of creative placemaking, she applies this concept to her professional and academic work.  In 2015, she joined Orlando’s Downtown Arts District team as the Development Manager.  Prior to working for DAD,

Hogan has worked for numerous arts and cultural institutions including the Orange County Regional History Center, the Savannah Civic Center, the Savannah Children’s Theatre, the Savannah Ballet Theatre, and the Savannah Film Festival.  Hogan is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Texts and Technology at the University of Central Florida.  Her research revolves around advancing technology’s impact upon art practices and businesses.  

She specifically enjoys studying the impacts of public art and how it can be used to educate communities, enhance economic development, and influence social change. Hogan earned an M.A. in Arts Administration with an emphasis in Special Events and Fundraising from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, emphasis in Museum Studies, Art History, and Costume Design.

David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education and Outreach at the Orlando Museum of Art

 
 
David Matteson is the Associate Curator of Education and Outreach at the Orlando Museum of Art, where he develops and facilitates programs for diverse audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and English and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rollins College.  
 
David is currently completing his doctoral coursework in the Texts and Technology program at the University of Central Florida, where his research broadly focuses on digital curation, public history, and museum education. For his professional work and scholarship, David has received awards from the United Arts of Central Florida, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  
  

Katherine Page, Curator of Art and Education, Mennello Museum

 

Katherine Page is a curator and educator interested in artistic production at the space where complex thoughts and philosophies are made tangible, visible, and dialogic often in relation to artists exploration of identity and lived experience. She holds dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa in Art History and Anthropology in addition to a Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando.

Page has an established understanding and appreciation for art, cultural diversity, education, and community outreach all of which inform her ambitious tasks curating  special exhibitions as well as leading art educational initiatives at The Mennello Museum of American Art. 

Jaison Radcliff, Professional Artist and Art Educator

 

Jaison Radcliff is an all-around serial entrepreneur with a central focus on the fashion and art industries in Central Florida.  He currently works with various afterschool and arts organizations introducing students to the methods of sewing and fashion design and how these skills can develop into an innovative career in arts and entrepreneurship.  

He is the co-owner of luxury stationery and illustration company, The Paper Bar Co.®️, where he designs and illustrates fashion-based artwork; he also co-owns the fashion education program, Form 2 Fashion®️, where he directs and leads fashion-based educational programming for Central Florida’s youth.  

As a fashion designer and illustrator, Jaison has collaborated with brands such as The Mall at Millenia, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Clinique, and Bloomingdale's.