As a member of the Professional Photographer’s of America (PPA) Mary Jean Campanellie is part of a very select group of Certified Photographic Artists who have earned the coveted Master Artist Degree. Mary Jean is one of only a few individuals in the state of Florida who has achieved this level of artistic and photographic expertise from PPA. She is both an accomplished photographic artists and fashion designer. For 14 years she worked as the head designer for a wholesale bridal headpiece and veil manufacturing company. Her designs were sold worldwide and accounted for gross sales of over $1.5 million dollars per year.
Since moving to Florida in 2012 Mary Jean has concentrated on her artwork and photography. She is an active speaker, teacher and judge for local photography groups and PPA affiliate groups. A number of her images have been displayed as part of the Professional Photographers of America International Print Exhibit and the International Loan Collection. For 2015 she was awarded a Platinum Medal, one of only 62 out of 6,000 worldwide entries.
In addition to being a Studio Artist in The Hub’s new Fine Art Photography Gallery, Mary Jean offers classes and workshops on Basic and Advanced Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.