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Plein Fun Fest is very pleased to have
Katie Deits as Awards Judge for
Saturdays' Painting Fest



Katie Deits is an award-winning artist, Master Photographer, writer and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In 2007, she was a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Palm Beach County. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and writes about art for newspapers and magazines.

Since 2016, she has been the executive director of Florida CraftArt, a statewide nonprofit organization of fine craft artists headquartered in St. Petersburg. From 2009 to 2015, she served as the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art where she founded the Plein Air Festival.

Her Fine arts degree is from the University of South Florida, and she holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, as well as a Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America.