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BRACE Judges

Dr. Bryna Bobick

Dr. Bryna Bobick is a Professor of Art Education at The University of Memphis.

She earned a Doctorate in Education in the area of Art Education and a BFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia and a M.Ed in Art Education from The University of West Georgia.

Dr. Bobick is the recipient of the 2022 College of Communication and Fine Arts Research Award at The University of Memphis


Remy Miller

Remy Miller is a painter and educator living in Lakeland, TN. He taught drawing and painting for thirty years at Memphis College of Art and served as Dean/VPAA during the last five of those.  He is currently the Art Instructor at East Arkansas Community College. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut he spent his childhood in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, eventually finishing high school back in Connecticut.  He attended the University of Connecticut earning a BFA in Painting in 1981.  From 1982 to 1984 he attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he earned an MFA in Painting.

Since 1981, Miller has exhibited his work in various galleries, alternative spaces, schools, and museums across the United States.  He has been an artist-in-residence at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland and at the McNamara Foundation on Westport Island, Maine.

Melody Weintraub

Melody Weintraub has over 30 years of experience in teaching community, private and public art instruction (Pre-K through Graduate-Level).

She currently serves as an art education university supervisor for The University of Tennessee/Knoxville. Her artwork focuses on illustration, painting and mixed-media. Her art has been featured in several exhibitions including Faith Ringgold’s, “Anyone Can Fly Foundation” Auction at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in Harlem.

Melody maintains a YouTube Channel, “Melody Weintraub’s Online Art Class,” where she demonstrates several art techniques for students and educators.