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Sandi Dorothy DeFranco Giannini Edit Profile


Sandi Dorothy DeFranco Giannini, American artist. Recipient Morris Blackburn Landscape prize, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1985-1986, Mary Townsend Mason award, Woodmere Art Museum, 1996; scholar William Emlen Cresson Memorial Traveling scholar, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1985-1986.


Giannini, Sandi Dorothy DeFranco was born on June 2, 1954 in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Martin A. DrFranco and Dorothy Ellen Bradoka.


Associate in Commercial Art, Northampton Coutny Area Community College, 1975. Certified in fine arts, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1980—1986.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Giannetta Gallery, Philadelphia, 1988, Tangerine Fine Arts Gallery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1993, Northampton County Area Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1994, Salon, Salon, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1995, Hahn Gallery, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1995, 1997, 2000, Reading Area Community College, 1998, exhibited in group shows at Gallery at Hunter, Hunter Mountain, New York, 1990, Perkins Center Arts, Morristown, New Jersey, 1994, Rodale Research Center, Maxatawny, Pennsylvania, 1995, Woodmere Art Museum, Bethlehem, 1996, Lancaster Museum Art, Pennsylvania, 1997, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, 1998, Hazelton Art League, Pennsylvania, 1999, MCS Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania, 2000, Reading Public Museum, 2000, Allentown Art Museum, 2000, Represented in permanent collections Lehigh Valley Hospital.


Curator Women Artsit Inspired by Land, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 1994. Board directors Kutztown Area Arts Council, 1994. Member of Lehigh Art Alliance (board directors 1998—2002), National Association Women Artists, Inc. since 2001.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, travel, making jewelry, American impressionist, expressionist painting.


Married Leonard Giannini, May 21, 1988. Children: Philip Martin Giannini, Martin Anthony Giannini.

Martin A. DrFranco

Dorothy Ellen Bradoka

Leonard Giannini

Martin Anthony Giannini

Philip Martin Giannini