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Tara Tavonatti

Orange, CA, United States

Moving to Southern California in 1990 from Michigan's upper peninsula to pursue a degree in art, Tara earned both her BFA and MFA from California State University, Long Beach, where she majored in Illustration. Working as a professional artist for the last 15 years, she considers herself in the beginning phase of becoming a sort of Renaissance girl. She's invested much of her creative energy into several different projects, never settling into just 'one' path. Included in this is drawing, painting, mosaics, custom venetian plaster, writing, photography and teaching courses at a local community college. Travel has also become an important aspect in her career as an artist. With this and her love of fine art, Tara has had the opportunity to spend several summers painting in Italy and Greece, nourishing both passions. She's studied with various international painters in Florence, Italy, where her focus was on Renaissance artists, their work and lives. Tara resides in Orange, Ca.

Tara's ArtPrize Entries

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

  • Photo of The 5 Elements

    The 5 Elements

    2012 ArtPrize Entry Tara Tavonatti
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  • Photo of Transformation


    2011 ArtPrize Entry Tara Tavonatti
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