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Craig Palmer
2022 Fellowship Award Recipient

I began my career as a copywriter in Boston and New York City writing television, radio and prints ads for clients that included Pizza Hut, U.S. Navy, AT&T, Campbell’s Soup, Burger King and Ponds. 

I served as President and CEO of Palmer/Cosmopulos/Palmer, a full-service advertising agency where my clients included Corning, Inc., Serengeti Eyewear, LPGA and the American Cancer Society. I was Founder and President of Pixel Head, a digital marketing agency that specialized in creating websites and interactive CD ROM projects. Pixel Head was honored to be chosen as the first privately-owned company in the country to create and host Websites for Members of the United States Congress. 

Originally from Elmira, NY, I was a very active member of my community. I was elected to serve terms on the school board and as a village trustee. One of my most notable accomplishments was to be elected mayor of Elmira Heights, NY. 

Today, I am an accomplished professional artist. I have been painting regularly for the past 30 years. I studied with acclaimed artist Thomas Buechner for 12 years. 

I am also an art teacher. I have taught painting classes at the Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY, the the Arts Center in Bonita Springs, FL and at the Bohemia Collective, Boulder, CO. I spent five years as an adjunct professor at Corning Community College teaching website and graphic design. 

I am a graduate of Parsons School of Design and attended Syracuse University. My wife Jennifer and I enjoy just about every outdoor activity the Sunshine state offers, especially paddle boarding, golf and biking. I have four children, Lauren, Caitlin, Sarah and Steven. 

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