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L.C. and Tommy Tobey, Jurors

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When L.C. and Tommy Tobey moved to McKinney's historic district, they developed an at-home studio where they could share their enthusiasm for stained and fused glass.  Both had full-time jobs, but they found time to become involved in McKinney's growing arts community.  L.C. joined the staff at Chestnut Square, working as the Office Manager.  She and Tommy were the first artists to begin selling their art at the Farmer's Market, and paved the way for artists to have booths there.  Their glass creations frequently "sold out" on a Saturday morning, and they developed a following of patrons from as far south as Dallas. 


L.C. was introduced to Annie Royer and immediately joined Annie in laying the foundation for the Arts and Music Guild.  She completed the legal filings, managed the bookkeeping, and she and Tommy were involved in every Guild event.  L.C. and Tommy Tobey also opened their home studio in McKinney's historic district as MAST artists.  Their work and delightful studio captured the attention of the Dallas Morning News, which ran a full-page feature story on their studio and their involvement in MAST.  


In 2015, L.C. and Tommy relocated to Florida.  As quickly as possible, they created a lovely glass studio in their new home and set to work developing a cooperative gallery in their community.  Their dedication to their Florida arts community has taken them to new heights of influence and responsibility (see their CV below).  Through friends and social media, they are in touch with the beautiful growth of the arts community in and around McKinney, and are pleased bring their experience as professional artists and leaders in the arts to assist with MAST 2023.

Lillian (LC) & Tommy Tobey       Dream Artglass….

LC Tobey - Art Education/Experience

Apprentice Robert Cooper        1974 - 1987

            Cooper Art Glass

            Palos Height, IL

            Focus on restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright Stain Glass

            Beveling of glass, custom design-stained glass panels


Kittrell Rifkind                            2009                                            

Kittrell Rifkind Glass Studios

            Dallas, TX

            Private classes on kiln forming glass


Tommy Tobey - Art Education/Experience

Stained & Leaded Glass

            Houston                       1992

            Atlanta                         1998


Fused Glass

            Galveston                     1998

Atlanta                                      1998


Collin County College               2004-2005


Live Drawing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Honors and Awards                                                                                  

People’s Choice                                                                                                         2023

Frame of Mind Gallery

Ormond Beach, FL


Honorable Mention\                                                                                                   2023

St. Augustine Art Association

Members Showcase


Third Place                                                                                                                2023

The Daytona News Journal Gallery

Turning News into Art                                                                                               


Honorable Mention                                                                                                    2022

Daytona Beach Art League

Celebrating the Genius of Women Art Award                                                                 


US Artist Recognition                                                                                                2019

Women in the Arts

Orlando Fl


Purchase Prize                                                                                                          2013

Unique By Nature Competition

McKinney TX



Frame of Mind

Ormond Beach FL                                                                                                     2023

Let Music Fill Your Soul



Gallery 500                                                                                                                2023

Daytona Beach, Fl

FLWAA Members Showcase



Museum of Arts & Science                                                                                       2023

Daytona Beach, FL    

It’s A Kite Thing



Art Spotlight                                                                                                              2023

Ormond Beach, FL

Viva Carnival



Galería Elan                                                                                                              2023

Daytona Beach, FL

The Body Beautiful


Quantum Leap Winery                                                                                              2023

Orlando, FL

Faces & Places



Janes Art Center                                                                                                       2022

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Code Red



Florida Women’s Arts Association                                                                           2022




The Casements                                                                                                        2022

Ormond Beach

Songs of Self



Frame of Mind                                                                                                          2022

Ormond Beach

It’s The Little Things



Daytona Art League                                                                                                 2022

Daytona Beach

Collective Wisdom



Daytona Art League                                                                                                 2022

Daytona Beach, FL

Collective Wisdom



Daytona News Journal Gallery                                                                                2022

Daytona Beach

Making News Into Art



Imagine Glass Museum                                                                                           2022

St. Petersburg, FL

Florida in Transformation




Galerie Elan                                                                                                            2021

Ormond Beach

Where There is Woman There is Magic



Orisons Art Gallery                                                                                                  2015

McKinney, TX



Laura Moore Art Gallery                                                                                          2014

McKinney, Tx


                                                        Works in Public Collections


Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center                                                                2023

Ormond Beach FL

Currently collaborating with Metal artist Kevin Abbott

10 ft stainless and glass sculpture with installation in fall


It’s A Kite Thing                                                                                                     2023

Museum of Arts & Science

Daytona Beach

Curated and created the installation of over 50 hand painted kites.

Created by the Florida Women’s Arts Association


Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens                                                           2022

Permanent glass installation in lobby of museum


The Color of Rain                                                                                                   2022

Museum of Arts & Science

Curated and created the installation of over 48 hand painted umbrellas.

Created by the Florida Women’s Arts Association


American Church of Paris                                                                                       2021

Paris France

Glass Baptismal Font


Ormond Beach City Hall                                                                                         2016

Ormond Beach FL

Public work of art created by 172 participate during the Granada Grand Art Festival.

Design by LC & Tommy Tobey

Material – Glass Mosaic


McKinney Performing Arts Center

McKinney TX

Mother Nature

                                                           Articles and Publications

Observer Newspaper                                                                                         2023


CanvasRebal                                                                                                      2022


Observer Newspaper                                                                                          2022


News Journal                                                                                                      2022                                                                                                            2021

                                                               Presentations and Lectures


It’s A Kite Thing - Installation

Presentation at the Museum of Arts & Sciences                                                   2023

Presentation at the Brown & Brown Museum for MOAS Guild


The Color of Rain – Installation                                                                             2022


The assemblage of 3-D glass sculpture, I Am Music                                             2021

The Casements of Ormond Beach


                                                             Professional Affiliations


The Florida Women’s Arts Association

President 2021-2023


Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens

Patron of the Arts level 3

Member – 2016-Current


Daytona Beach Art League

Member – 2016 – Current


The Hub on Canal Street

Member – 2016/Current


St. Augustine Art Association

Member – 2020/Current


Arts On Douglas

Member 2019/Current


Atlantic Center for the Arts

Member 2019/Current


                                                                 Leadership Positions

Florida Women’s Arts Association

Volusia County

President 2022-2023


Museum of Arts & Science

Daytona Beach Fl

Curated Installations 2022-2023


Arts & Music Guild

McKinney Tx


                                                                  Volunteer Roles


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University                                                                

Daytona Beach

Maverick Letters & Arts Exhibition

Judges 2023


Museum of Arts & Science

Daytona Beach Fl

Curated Installations


Granada Grand Arts Festival

Ormond Beach FL

Led interactive art projects


The Museum of Arts & Science Guild                                                                   

Chair – Halifax Art Festival Judges 2019-2022

Chair – The Garden Party 2020-2021


                                                             Gallery Representation


Galerie Elan                                                                                                              Current

Daytona Beach FL


Art Spotlight                                                                                                              Current

Ormond Beach FL


Museum of Arts & Science Gift Shop                                                                       Current

Daytona Beach FL


Ormond Memorial Arts & Gardens Museum Gift Shop                                           Currant

Ormond Beach FL

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