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About Artsonia

The story of Artsonia begins with a dream that artwork created from kids around the world can be shared and enjoyed by everyone. Today, due to the passion of thousands of art teachers worldwide, that dream has come true.

Please enjoy the millions of pieces of kids' artwork showcased! And if you are an art educator, please join us and submit student artwork or lesson plans.

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Executive Officers and Directors

Jim Meyers
Jim Meyers, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Meyers is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Artsonia, overseeing all day-to-day operations for the company. Originally from a small town in Indiana, Jim has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and currently lives in the northern Chicago suburbs. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, outdoor sports, and McDonald's french fries. Jim has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his support of arts education by the National Arts Education Association, as well as the Art Educators of New Jersey and Illinois Art Education Association.
Eric Meidel
  Eric Meidel, Co-Founder and President

Eric Meidel is co-founder and President of Artsonia, responsible for all marketing and technology-related aspects of Artsonia, including the development and maintenance of the website and mobile apps. Eric has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and currently lives in the northern Chicago suburbs. Eric enjoys sports, internet/software development, home improvement, coffee, and hanging out with his wife and daughter. He was awarded the John Pappas Award in 2014 by the Art Educators of New Jersey for outstanding leadership, service and dedication to arts education.
Kishore Swaminathan
Dr. Kishore Swaminathan, Co-Founder

Kishore grew up in India as the last child in a large family of ten. Maybe because of this, Kishore thinks it is very important for kids to receive a lot of positive attention as they grow up in order to develop self-esteem and pride in their work. What's a better way to get attention than publishing your creative work to the world on the Internet? Kishore is a former Associate Partner and Research Director at Accenture where he led research in the areas of corporate knowledge management and eCommerce. With a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, Kishore is a Smithsonian Fellow and his work has been featured in ABC Evening News, Wall Street Journal and many other publications.
Tiffany Rahn
  Tiffany Rahn, Director of Education

Tiffany Rahn is the Director of Education for Artsonia. She is responsible for all marketing and promotions for teachers and schools. She graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL where she studied Spanish and Psychology. Tiffany and her husband keep busy with two children and in their free time enjoy sports, traveling and hiking with the dogs.

  David W. Tarzon, Director of Operations

Dave came to Artsonia in 2005. Before that he was a commercial actor, DJ and performance artist appearing regularly in several Chicago area theaters and nightclubs. With a degree in TV Production and several years in stage production and management, Dave's experience was a natural fit for Artsonia's need for expansion and continuous reform. These days, when he is not completely consumed with his operational duties, Dave still performs an occasional bit (he's the one in the Blobby costume), dances with his wife and two kids, and throws the rock around the local links.