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Mia Tavonatti

Santa Ana, CA

Mia has been known to paint with glass…Her intricate stained glass mosaics weave her experience as a painter with her love of Renaissance mosaics. Mia's work has earned much recognition including winning 2nd at Artprize 2010. Mia has studied, lived and exhibited extensively in the US, Italy, France and Greece, and her numerous art instructional books have been published in over 20 countries. Recently, Mia unveiled her monumental series of oil paintings on canvas at the ancient Museo Arsenale in Italy. Mia has since returned to California and has formed the Svelata Foundation for the Arts and is currently producing the first Svelata World Tour. As a civilian Air Force Artist, Mia has enjoyed numerous adventures riding shotgun and documenting AF training missions including the 550th Search and Rescue teams at Kirtland AFB. and five days at Randolph AFB training for her first ride in a T38 supersonic jet trainer. Mia currently resides in California but is a native of Iron Mountain, MI.

Mia's ArtPrize Entries

These are Mia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.