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The von Liebig Art Center in Naples Fl, Orlando City Hall, University of Florida, Florida Dept of Law Enforcement, Florida School for the Deaf & Blind, School of Architecture / Florida A & M University, Tallahassee City Hall, Metro – Dade Center


American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Breakers Hotel, Citibank, Cleveland Clinic, Credit Suisse, Daytona Museum of Arts & Sciences, General Telephone of the Southeast, HBO, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, Land’s End, North Carolina State University – College of Design, Peavy Electronics, Pleasant Company, Rock Valley College, Southeast Arkansas Civic Center, Southern Bell Collection, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Walt Disney World Corporation


CINDY & JOHN AMATO – Amato Family Foundation Inc. Milwaukee, WI

KAREN ATWOOD – President Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, Chicago, IL

BUD BERGEN – President, CEO The Bon Ton Stores, Inc. Younkers, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Herberger’s, & Elder-Beerman, York, PA

ARNE H. CARLSON – Former Governor of Minnesota, 1991 – 1998

DWIGHT E. DAVIS – Chairman & CEO Greenheck Corp. Schofield, WI

CHUCK EDWARDS – President Lenze Americas, Uxbridge, MA

HON. LESLIE J. GRAVES – Circuit Court Judge 7th Judicial Circuit, Sangamon County, Springfield, IL

WILLIAM FERRY – Former Vice Chairman of the Board Land’s End, Dodgeville, WI

FRED  SYRJANEN – Chairman, Board of Directors, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

PATTI GORSKY – President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wisconsin

FRANK HARRISON – President Gordon Laboratories, Carson, CA

DELMAR HENDRICKS – Former Director Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

OLGA HIRSHORN – Widow of Joseph Hirshhorn, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

HON. JAMES R. KIEFFER – Circuit Court Judge, Branch 8, Waukesha County, WI

CHUCK KRANZUSCH – Founder & President Valley Insurance Associates, Inc., Appleton, WI

CHEEVER LEWIS – Former President Lewis State Bank, Florida’s oldest bank and Florida’s oldest banking family. Now a subsidiary of Bank of America

CLIFTON LEWIS – Commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright in 1953 to design their residence, the only residence by Wright in Florida

HON. TODD MARTINS – Circuit County Judge, Washington County, West Bend, WI

TIMOTHY B. MCBRIDE – Mastercard Vice President & Senior Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property, St. Louis, MO

BARBARA C. PEREZ – CEO Arthritis Foundation, Cincinnati, OH

H. JEFFREY RAFN – President Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

SAM RAICH, JR – President Eagle Service Group, Burns Harbor, IN

PLEASANT ROWLAND – Founder and former CEO Pleasant Company/American Girl Magazine. Now a division of Mattel Toy Company

JEFFREY C. RUBINSTEIN – The Joffrey Ballet Member Board of Directors / Chicago

THE REV. DR. RICHARD H. SCHMIDT – Editor & Director, Forward Movement, Cincinnati, OH

MICHAEL SZYMANCZYK – President Philip Morris Corporation

WILLIAM WENTWORTH President and founder Applebee’s /state of Michigan

BUFFIE TUCKER – Iowa Museum of Art Coordinator Annual Giving Campaign / Special Fundraising Events & Public Relations

GERI WINDSOR – Former executive in charge of talent, MTM (MARY TYLER MOOR), Los Angeles, CA

THOMAS WINEK – Vascular Surgeon, Appleton, WI

JONATHAN WINKLE – Executive Director Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

BRINLEY & JEFFREY ESPOSITO – Senior Art Director, Caleres, Inc. / Vice-President at Morgan Stanley,  New York, NY

DANIEL LAPSLEY – Ph.D.   Professor and Chair – Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

CORBIN WAGNER –  Associate Professor of Horn, College of Music, Michigan State University and retired member Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 35 years

THE REVEREND DOCTOR, JAMES P. WIND – President The Alban Institute, Agents of grace and transformation to shape and heal the world, Herndon, VA


Geoffrey Lardiere graduated in 1973 from the College of Design at North Carolina State University, where in his senior year he was selected by John I. H. Baur, former director of the Whitney Museum of Art, to exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. He moved to Los Angeles in 1975 , at the age of 24, to become an award winning National Advertising Art Director in Century City, working on accounts that included Sony and Marantz Stereo. At the age of 29, he was asked to join the faculty as a professor at Florida State University, where he taught in the Art department until 1983. For the past thirty-three years he has worked full time as a painter, with works purchased for over 9,000 public, private, and corporate collections, including IBM, American Express, Bank of America, HBO, and Walt Disney World, and the largest wall sculpture installation ever awarded by AT&T for their international marketing headquarters in New Jersey. Individual collectors, to name a few, are Arne H. Carlson, former governor of Minnesota, William Ferry, former vice chairman of the board Land’s End, and Pleasant Rowland, founder and former CEO Pleasant Company/American Girl Magazine. Geoffrey Lardiere had his first One Man Gallery Show at the age of 32, in Chicago. Many One Man shows have followed in major cities throughout the United States. He has participated in 40 invitational group shows throughout the country, including the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. He is in the permanent collections of four art museums, and the recipient of five Art in Public Place competitions, the most prestigious being the von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida, and the University of Florida, sponsored through the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesnville, Florida. He is also in the Art in Public Place collections for the cities of Miami-Dade, Orlando, and Tallahassee. He has participated in over 150 nationally juried Art Shows and is the recipient of more than 20 Art awards. For the past 20 years Geoffrey and his wife Ann have owned the Lardiere Gallery & Studio in Ephraim, (Door County) Wisconsin, where his paintings are exclusively represented. The Lardiere’s live six months of each year in Ephraim and the remaining part of the year at Alligator Point, Florida where Geoffrey has his painting studio. At 37, Lardiere and his wife, Ann, lost their 10 year old daughter Gia, during open heart surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. Lardiere says he began the “Birmingham Studies” as visual prayers for his daughter when she faced her first surgery at the age of three. “The artwork is a continuing memorial – to Gia – and to the amazing power of the human soul to heal and transform loss into that which is grace-full and authentic.” Kay Collier-Stone, Ph.D. Geoffrey Lardiere speaks of his work, ” I purposefully lose my power by working spontaneously, without intent in my work as a painter. I intentionally go to zero. I look for surprises with the innocence of a young child. Serendipity is okay. However, since I am addicted to focus, whatever I am doing has to be the most important moment in my life. Consequently, this balancing of opposites gives me creativity and energy. In the process I go from powerlessness to authentic power in my searching for truth and grace, trying to lend form to the pain of life and color to the joys and celebration of life.