Margaret Pelton

Margaret Pelton

Title: Retired Art Educator
Company: New World School of the Arts
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Margaret Pelton, Founder of the New World School of the Arts, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of art.

With nearly three decades of work experience, Dr. Pelton proved herself to be an exceptional artist and educator who has contributed greatly to the field of art education. Prior to her retirement in 1996, Dr. Pelton established the New World School of the Arts in 1987, serving as the vice provost until her retirement. She has been the associate dean of humanities, chairman, rank professor and art instructor for the Kendall Campus of the Miami Dade College as well as a teacher at the Miami Dade Public School. In preparation for these esteemed positions, Ms. Pelton earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, a Master of Science from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Education in college administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Pelton has held additional responsibilities, currently serving as the vice president of Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDC, Miami. She founded the establishment in 1986 and has ensured its success for the past 20 years, hoping the business will continue to thrive. Ever dedicated to the arts, Dr. Pelton has been involved with the Florida Art Education Association, Inc., and the International Network of Performing and Visual Arts Schools

Never one to withhold her talents, Dr. Pelton has been prolific with her creations and exhibits. She has been featured in one-woman shows at the Complete Choice Gallery, the Jacksonville Water Color Society Show, the Florida Water Color Society Show, and the Richmond Cottage Deering Estate in Miami, among others. Furthermore, Dr. Pelton participated in other prestigious exhibits with the Highlands Art League, Miami Water Color Society, the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and the St. Augustine Art Association Tactile Show.

Recognized by many for her unique and invaluable artistic abilities, Dr. Pelton has received dozens of awards, including the Best in Show Award from the St. Augustine Art Association Tactile Show in 2014, the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2011 and three Iris First Place Awards from the Art Guild of Orange Park in 2010. She has been inducted as a member of the Patriots Chapter of the United Daughters of 1812, the Jacksonville Watercolor Society, the Macon County Art Association and the Jacksonville Fine Arts Forum. A testament to her notoriety, Dr. Pelton has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women.

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