The Pelish family’s sculptures have been the recipient of countless awards and honors. James, Susan, and their daughter, Amber have pioneered an exciting new sculptural medium called Welded Glass Sculpture. For more than 25 years this art form has been evolving in their studio, amazing audiences with its ability to transform light and color in ways that defy the imagination. Their work has been exhibited in many prestigious museums and is in their permanent collections. Their artwork is currently installed in many corporate and private collections.
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl.
1966 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Awarded the American Association of University Women,
Two Year Scholarship
1966 State University at New Paltz, New York
1964 Poughkeepsie High School, N.Y
2005 Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild Juried Show, Honorable Mention, Sporaphite
2003 First Place, Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild Juried Show, Fire Queen,
2003 Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild Juried Show, Judges Recognition, Venus de Waitress
2002 First Place, Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild Juried Show “Images Violin Abstract
2002 Second Place, The Courtyard, Boca Museum Artist Guild Juried Show.
2002 Sculpture Award, First Prize, Hortt 43rd Annual Juried Art Show", Ft. Lauderdale The Chair $250.00 2002"Eye on The Everglades", Palm Beach Cultural Council Juried Show, Scrub Snake, Photography
2002 “Destination: Culture” The City Place, Palm Beach Culture Council Juried Show,
Palm Beach International Airport, Heart of the City
2002 Third Place, Images. Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild.
2001 Second Place, Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild Juried Show at the Courtyard, Loco‐Motion $300.00
2001 Judges Recognition,Tri‐County Juried Show, Broward Art Guild, Coral Springs Museum
2001 Mixed Media Sculpture Award, Hortt 42 Juried Memorial. Fort Lauderdale, FL
1999 Key to the City, presented by the Mayor for Public Art in Community Library, Boca Raton, FL
1993 Honorable Mention. Ritter Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton, FL
1984 Excellence in Oils. Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1993 Best of Show, Best Graphic, Best Painting. West Palm Beach Library Show, Palm Beach, FL
1982 Research Grant. Art Dreams Inc. New Paltz, NY
1981 Second Prize. Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oil Painting.
1964 Two Year Scholarship for Pratt Institute given by the American Association of University Women.
The Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art
The Boca Raton Art Museum of Art
The Hollywood Art and Culture Museum
The Ormond Beach Museum
The Vero Beach Center for the Arts.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wall, Palm City, Fl
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Elayne Schoke, Boca Raton, Fl
Mr. and Mrs. S. Jerome and Phyllis Rubin, Boca Raton, Fl
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Sandra Meyer, Highland Beach, Fl
Carsten Maschmeyer, Rainbow Residence, Manalapan, FL
Dr and Mrs. Suberman, Boca Raton, Fl
Mr and Mrs Edward Masterman, Palm Beach, Fl
M. Anisfield. London, England
Sh. Eqbal F. Alsbah, Kuwait
Reynold’s Family, Palm Beach, FL
Mary Anne De George, St. Petersburg, FL
Mr. S. Gomberg, Miami, FL
Mr. Cecil Fielder, Palm Beach, FL
Mr. & Mrs. Steingart, Boca Raton, FL
Mr. Alvin Malnick, Miami, FL
Jimmy Robinson, Poet to the Stars
Lenore Robbins, President of the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild