Artist Spotlight

Featured Artist

The Gallery is pleased to spotlight and show the versatility of our artists.

Spotlight on artist LEIA MORNING

Leia Morning first started oil painting when commissioned in 2012 to write a play about women artists.  Her one-woman show Wedded to the Brush featured Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, and Georgia O’Keeffe.  She has continued painting under the guidance of Ron Pettie.  Leia is also a ceramicist, musician, singer-songwriter, playwright, and actress.  Her miniature castles and decorative plates are also featured at the gallery. Leia (as Nancy S. Beagle) holds both a Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in Early Music from Stanford University.


 The Arbor Academy of Art wishes to honor the following individuals for reaching professional level as an artist.  Each artist will receive a certificate documenting their level at the grand opening on May 5, 2018.

Congratulations to Leia Morning, Melinda Blackway, Pam Holaday, Jacki Nowak.