ACI is owned and operated
by Certified Master Artists Joseph Bronzino and Leslie Salka.
With a large national network of certified artisans, ACI has
the proven expertise
to handle any scale project without compromising quality.
Our artists are certified at the SAFRA Decoration Academy
in the United States as well as
in Verona, Italy, our selective network
of artists will bring the highest level of quality and
your next project.
Clients consistently choose ACI as they exceed their
expectations with a combination of
experience, dedication to customer
service and cost effective results.
A perfectionist and a consummate professional who cares as much
about the outcome of a project as the client, Joseph’s
thirty years as a successful commercial photographer give him
an invaluable edge with architectural aesthetics.
Those years included extensive experience with
concept and creative direction; lighting, color balance and
color theory; textile photography; set design and construction.
Working in an artisanal mode with authentic, handcrafted materials
was a natural progression. Joseph’s artistry and expertise
in this unique field of master arts will beautifully transform
any interior or exterior environment.
Leslie has nurtured her passion for art since early childhood. Her inspiration
comes from her father, a third-generation wallcovering professional, and her
mother, who introduced her to the fascinating history and cultures of Europe.
In fact, Leslie was only ten years old when she made her first trip to several
European countries. This rich cultural and architectural exposure and an appreciation
for history are reflected in her plaster artistry.
For more than 20 years, Leslie enjoyed a career in the commercial printing industry.
Beginning as a technical rep for a Dutch ink manufacturer, she transitioned to
major printing companies where she was involved in advertising and publishing,
overseeing a wide range of projects and establishing strong customer relationships.
Discerning clienteles’ critical color and design approvals were entrusted
to her expertise; and challenging deadlines were met as a result of her attention
Some of her personal artistic endeavors include
stained glass, wheel & hand built pottery, carpentry,
calligraphy, painting, and of course, a lifelong interest
Once introduced to the SAFRA Decoration Academy,
Leslie realized Italian Plaster Artistry was the natural
medium to combine her varied experience with her passion