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Meet The Artists

Jeanette Noone

Creative Director/Co-owner

Jeanette Noone, a native of Owensboro, has a background in art and education, receiving a Bachelor of Art in studio art with a focus in painting and textile art from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Art in education, specializing in learning and behavioral disorders from Georgetown College, graduating magna cum laude. Most recently, she served nearly six years as the community editor of the Messenger-Inquirer.

Mediums of interest include acrylics, ceramics, textile art, including felting, silk painting and weaving, mixed media and photography. Jeanette also studied under internationally acclaimed textile artist Arturo Sandoval. 

As creative director, she will oversee 

programming, classroom/workshop instruction,  billing/bookkeeping, payroll, scheduling/

coordination of classes, workshops, parties and special events, development of marketing campaigns, coordination of visiting artists and exhibitions, collaborating with local schools and other organizations in relation to field trips and fundraising events and making art. 

Exhibitions/Art Festivals

  • Owensboro Art Guild-Daviess County Public Library Art Festival, Owensboro
  • Owensboro Art Guild Membership Show at Ralph Center, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro 
  • Owensboro Art Guild at Independence Bank, Owensboro
  • East Bridge Art Festival, Owensboro
  • Gray Gallery, East Carolina State University, Greenville, NC
  • Damselfly Gallery, Midway
  • Eastside Gallery, Louisville
  • “Synergy” Senior Art Show at Barnhart Gallery, UK, Lexington
  • “Art in Bloom” at UK Art Museum, Lexington

Relevant Art Related Experience

  • Owensboro Art Guild/Daviess County Public Library’s 2019 - Art show juror, Owensboro
  • Transylvania College’s English Department/UK’s Fine Art Department Collaboration - Art quilt contributor for women/children’s shelter, Lexington
  • Work experience at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, UK's Fine Art Department and Joone Studio as a self-employed graphic designer

Art Workshops

  • Visiting artist Jerry Bleem, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Visiting artist Vallorie Henderson, Louisville
  • Visiting artist James Dupree, Philadelphia

Relevant Educational Experience

  • Student Teaching - 10th -12th grade English resource, content reinforcement and collaboration in English classrooms Western Hills High School, Frankfort, 2013
  • Field Experience - 6th grade English LBD resource, collaborated science/social studies, Morton Middle School, Lexington, 2012
  • Morton Middle School - Poetry Slam mentor/creator, Lexington, 2012
  • Field Experience - K-2nd primary resource Learning and Behavioral Disorders grades, William Wells Brown Elementary School, Lexington, 2011
  • Substitute Teacher - Fayette/Scott County Public Schools, 2006-2009
  • Field Experience - 6th-8th grade art, Morton Middle, Lexington, 2005
  • Morton Middle School - Assisted art students with local community art exhibition, Lexington, 2005


  • Walt Disney World Convention Services Award/Walt Disney World Guest Services Fanatic Award
  • Understanding of Core Content Standards
  • Worked in diverse environments with students with special needs including English Language Learners and children with autism
  • Knowledge of differentiated learning
  • Experience in creating lesson plans for K-12
  • Experience working with adults in an art/educational setting

Professional Affiliations

  • Owensboro Art Guild - Member, secretary, board member
  • Lexington Art League - Member

Michael Noone

Operations Director/Co-owner

A native of New York City, Michael Noone is a self-taught artist with a background in painting, sculpture, and graphic design. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Art in sociology from Hunter College in New York City. He also is one class shy of completing a Master in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. Michael is a great communicator who has the ability to teach new skills or concepts to others.  He will assist with drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and 3-D artwork classes.

As the operations director, Michael also will be responsible for studio maintenance, operating the kiln, maintaining the website, ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, human resources, staff management, employee training, setting up and breaking down special events, instructing guests on studio arts and making art.

Other Art Related Experience

  • Coursework in painting, drawing, sculpture and graphic design
  • Created walk-on t-shirt design for professional MMA fighter, Miesha Tate (worn on SHOWTIME television)
  • IMDB Art Department - Film credit for graphic/prop design collaboration used in the short film, “Speed Date” (2013)
  • Created t-shirt/bumper design fundraiser to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims 
  • Graphic Designer at Joone Studio

Professional Affiliations

  • Owensboro Art Guild - Member


Jeanette and Michael, co-owners of iArt Studios share a passion for the arts and are focused on giving a place for folks to connect with others in a creative space 

that brings people together doing what art does - enriching the lives of its communities.  

Mission Statement

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