Savannah Participating Artists:
Anna Bruinsma – Los Angeles, CA
Anna Bruinsma has shown in the US and Europe, including the Marc Chagall Museum in Vitebsk, Belarus. She has a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and has also studied at Cooper Union. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Anna Bruinsma at Artslant.com
Anne Blix –
Anne Blix is an artist working in experimental photography and painting.
With a background in Textiles, she has shown in the US and Sweden, including the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA.
She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and has completed additional studies at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.
She lives and works in Richmond, VA.
Bernard Klevickas –
Long Island City, NY
Bernard grew up in Northwestern Indiana near Gary and among multiple steelmills. With the tools of his father, a machinist, he learned to craft and design objects.
After earning a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998, he relocated to New York's Hudson River Valley to work at Polich Art Works (now Polich-Tallix) as an art fabricator where he honed his construction expertise by fabricating large-scale sculpture for Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, Louise Bourgeois, and other artists.
Bernard Klevickas has won several grants and awards for his own art and has exhibited throughout the Northeast and Midwest in the U.S. and internationally in Istanbul and Bermuda. He lives in Long Island City, New York.
Beth Crews Rommel –
Beth Rommel is the artist behind Niftyartgirl. She creates colorful, patterned, and nifty paintings many with messages relating to the human condition.
She has found herself living in colorful locales throughout the south and southwest. Her work is influenced by the eccentricities of these places: New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Fe, and now Florida.
Beth paints, blogs, and maintains a graphic design business from her garden view studio in rural Seminole county, FL.
Blake Weld –
St. Louis Park, MN
I am currently living in St. Cloud, MN and graduating from St. Cloud State University in the beginning of May 2011. I will be receiving a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography.
My interest lies in domestic space, specifically exterior space, and its ability for the outside world to gain knowledge about who resides in the space.
My current body of work consists of facades of houses in different suburban areas. With these houses I look for added materials that give an outsider clues of information about the resident. I have a documentary style that creates a consistent composition throughout my body of work.
Casey Smallwood –
Using narratives found in mass media, I investigate the divide between the subconscious and the conscious, the distance between self-awareness and self-deception.
Placing "the everyday" in roles found in popular culture, I track the moments where these narratives fall apart and create a theatrical truth out of the tipping point between what we know and what we think we know about ourselves and our memories.
My materials, whether my family or my personal notes to myself- all come from a personal space, that can then be analyzed from a public sphere, once reenacted or re-contextualized.
I am interested in the difference between low-tech and high-tech, craft and mass- production, and how these things charge (public) performance and directing to create new levels of intimacy between subject and camera/viewer.
Chau Dang –
While in graduate school, Chau Dang was studying exploding stars called supernovae, but they weren’t igniting the flame inside her. Then, she discovered the wonderful world of puns. And so it began: she wrote daily puns on Facebook and Twitter. This went on for about a year, bringing a chuckle, a groan, or just a smile to her friends.
One day, Marcus, her manly friend, gave her a handmade notebook to doodle on. This started a new era of chuckles: comics. From then on, she would draw roughly three comics a week, based on everything from current events to relationships.
The comics were for her own amusement, but Chau soon saw that many of her friends were enjoying them, bringing her even more joy.
Her website is a platform to bring LTD Space comics to more people, and she hopes they will bring a smile to everyone who visits.
Everybody needs a little humor in their life
, she says.
Children at the Backus Children's Hospital – Savannah, GA
The Memorial Medical Center's Backus Children's Hospital has worked with the Billboard Art Project to bring to the big screen the works of some special young artists.
These are perhaps our most special submissions that are sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees them!
Contact Senior Child Life Specialist Jennifer Guilliams at GuillJe1 -at - memorialhealth.com for details.
Claire Accardo –
Claire Accardo is an artist, jewelry designer and purveyor of vintage goods living in Richmond, Virginia.
Currently, her work focuses on using vintage, salvaged, repurposed and found materials. She thinks that there are already so many interesting things in the world that instead of creating more new things, she looks for ways to best organize what is already here.
Her eco-friendly jewelry line, Salvaged Love Jewelry, was recently featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 Richmond Bride magazine as well as on fashion blog Miskabelle.com.
Recent shows have included Jewelry in July at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia and It's a Wonderful Craft Show at the Highpoint Project in Richmond, where you can find her work permanently on display.
Salvaged Love on Facebook
CJ Nye – New York, NY
Born in NYC on December 9th, 1974, I have been painting in oils for
over twenty years. In 1998, my senior year at SVA, I was smooshed by a
taxi and lost the use of my painting hand. Although I muddled through
to finish my BFA in 2000 and dabbled a bit afterwards, I had given up
hope of making a proper "go" at the art-world. But I couldn't change
my spots and in 2006, as a senior MA candidate in Arts Administration
at Teachers College, I took "introduction to painting" as a
coast-class while I finished my thesis. I haven't left the studio
Colin Kidder –
I am a sculptor and video artist currently living in Memphis, TN, where I was born.
My work is about different kinds of human relationships, from lovers to adversaries. Themes of balance and tension between people are throughout.
I like work that touches on deep and relevant feelings.
I urge the viewer to think: about the control that banks have over our economic freedom, about the possibility of being confined to a wheelchair, about the environmental impact of wastefulness, about questioning faith.
I like art that is not straining in its wit, but I do believe that humor is one of the greatest political tools.
I am trying to change the world, but I'll take my time.
∞ Compagnons de Route ∞ – Antwerp, Belgium & Regensburg, Germany
∞ Compagnons de Route ∞ / Frieda Korda & Maxxo Klaar
∞ Compagnons de Route ∞, kicked off in the virtual world Second Life end 2008 by avatars Frieda Korda and Maxxo Klaar, are exploring mixed reality in contemporary daily life.
Their artistic research circles around the topic of v i r e a l i t y – reality and virtuality transcending and evoking tensions of constant neuropuncture within the use of various media devices and technical applications.
They are presenting their work with pictures, collages, video and audio works, installations and performances.
∞ Compagnons de Route ∞ operate from Antwerp, Belgium and Regensburg, Germany.
Damali Abrams –
New York, NY
Damali Abrams is a Guyanese-American video-performance artist who lives and works in NYC.
She received her BA at New York University and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Damali was a 2009-10 A.I.R. Gallery fellowship recipient.
Her ongoing video-performance project, Self-Help TV, has been viewed in New York, Philadelphia, Montpelier, New Mexico and Miami.
Her work has been shown at MoCADA, A.I.R. Gallery, JCAL, BRIC Rotunda Gallery and NY Studio Gallery.
Damali produces a weekly television series on Manhattan Neighborhood Network called Self-Help TV.
Her most recent work is Autobiography of a Year II, documenting each day of 2011 with video diaries that are posted online.
Dan VanLandingham –
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Dan VanLandingham currently lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where he grew up.
He received a degree in painting from Green Mountain College in Vermont and The University of Wales in the United Kingdom and is currently working towards his Masters from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah Georgia.
Dan Paints in oils "en plein air" on locations around Martha's Vineyard, allowing his surroundings to dictate his composition, while also exploring a variety of media to explain his connection to place.
Although the majority of his work is inspired by farmlands and seascapes of Martha’s Vineyard and his early childhood, travel has played a major role in his work dealing with adaptation to new and old places.
Working on all scales, formats, and mediums, his recent work has departed from his well known style of traditional landscapes reminiscent of the Nineteenth Century American Romantics, to a more exploratory way of explaining human relationships to space and place.
Danny Volk –
My practice originates from a theatrical perspective. Trained as an actor, I moved from theatre to the visual arts retaining an enchantment with playing pretend in a staged environment and situation.
The safety of fiction allowed me to play within a life not entirely mine. It is that play which is a dangerous desire in our lives.
I use misleading, unrecognizable, and often beautiful objects and environments as the bridge.
Viewer becomes actor through an experience of fantasy only to find themselves engaged in mundane mystery with the world around them.
I am keenly aware of my own desire for specialness and illusion along with the gravity of my responsibility to reality. My work seeks to explore this dissonance.
Dawn Hunter –
Within her artwork Dawn Hunter creates biographical testimonies.
In the process of creating images that are highly personal to her, she mines popular culture by re-contextualizing and integrating pre-existing figures and forms into her visual language.
She analyzes her reactions to symbolic propaganda within contemporary fashion photography: female stereotypes are constructed as balanced compositions of archetypes and prototypes, thus creating a compelling connection between that which resonates with our cultural identity and that which advertisers encourage us to pursue.
She intends for her artwork to extend beyond aesthetics and to function as educational tools that explore and expose consumer underpinnings that are psychodynamic and iconic within fashion editorials. She feels this encourages divergent thinking and reveals to the viewership the unequal fluency of visual and symbolic languages that exists between the producers of and the consumers of mass-produced popular culture images.
Raised on a small hog farm in Hawk Point, Missouri, Hunter pursued her undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute, Parsons School of Design, and the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art & Music.
As a Regents Fellow, she received her MFA from the University of California, Davis where she studied with Robert Arneson, Roy DeForest, and Irit Rogoff.
She has participated in numerous solo and multiple artist exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.
Additionally, she has also received many awards and grants for her artwork, most notably, a Starr Foundation Fellowship, enabling her to be the first American woman to serve as Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Academy of Art, London.
Desmal Purcell –
Desmal Purcell is an established artist, adventure traveler and experienced teacher.
Purcell's process consists of research, practice and implementation. Whether creating work that discusses the aesthetic value of the industrial landscape in relationship to a virgin rainforest or touching on ideas related to mapping the cosmos, his work is an attempt at better understanding the world Purcell is a part of.
Desmal's work has been exhibited internationally and featured in southern icons such as the Oxford American and Southern Living. Purcell’s work is available for sale through desmundo.com or at the Kobo Gallery located in Savannah, GA. Please contact the artist with inquiries into gallery exhibitions, private lessons, and travel opportunities or to commission work.
Donald Gialanella –
Gialanella’s art experience includes a social consciousness that questions prevailing artistic and social ideologies.
He creates public art that enhances the urban environment. The work ranges from large-scale monumental public pieces to site-specific integrated installations. His art is driven by concept rather than traditional materials and methods.
The artist works with a wide range of unconventional materials incorporating “green” salvaged and reclaimed objects into the amalgam of his sculptural matrix, ranging from glass and light, to steel and concrete.
His early art training in three dimensional design at The Cooper Union has informed much of his work and he continues to create objects and artworks that have a strong presence.
Elisha Gold –
Elisha Gold is a sculptor and painter originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. He received his bachelor of Fine Arts degree from William Carey College in Gulfport before earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 2009.
In his work Gold exsplore themes inspired directly by full battle rattle. The common theme to the paintings are ideas that make you think about power, truth and explosions.
Gold wants to get to the raw, simple aggression of explosions, people love explosions. The paintings try to express the violence blasts in a more entertaining, beautiful way. Like fireworks. Everybody loves fireworks. When viewing these paintings you don’t see enemies. The artist leaves the enemies anonymous.
Erin Desmond –
Los Angeles, CA
Erin Desmond is a Los Angeles based artist working in photography. She
received a BA in Art from UCLA in 2010.
In her artistic practice, she is constantly in search of visual instances within her immediate surroundings, which she formulates into material imagery.
Her 35mm and medium format photographs are sequenced to create loose psychological narratives and evoke a sensory reaction in the viewer.
Since earning her degree, Erin has been exhibiting throughout the
United States. Recently her work was featured in Humble Art
Foundation’s The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2.
She currently works as a photographer for the Getty Research Institute
by day and makes art by night.
Ginny Lloyd –
Ginny Lloyd is a photographer who has been creating alternative billboard art since 1980. Her current work includes her use of visual poetry and copy art techniques.
She is associated with neo Dada, neo Fluxus, and mail art groups, participating in international performance events, happenings, and exhibitions. She works frequently in artist’s book and artistamp (faux stamps) formats.
Ginny is curator of the Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum and she teaches workshops at Florida Atlantic University in copy art techniques and artistamp making. Her work is held in both public and private collections.
Prints of the work on display are available directly from the artist.
Janice Tieken –
Janice Tieken is an award-winning artist and writer living in Southern California.
She won the international Silver Prize for Art and Science of Color in Kyoto, Japan, for her Orchid Requiem series. Orchid Requiem is a series of digitally altered dead orchids and other flora using a method invented by the artist.
Similarly executed, Naked Lunch follows with the subject being mostly Crane flies and cobwebs.
She has a BFA from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, a Master’s in psychology from Pacific Oaks College and has been immersed in and enamored of photography and related media for 40 years. She has exhibited in galleries, museums, and is collected internationally, has had poems, stories and essays published.
Jason Miller –
Jason Miller is a native of Memphis, TN where he obtained his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Memphis.
Miller currently works predominantly in large format digital imagery that is often accompanied by unique soundtracks that he also makes. Miller makes everything from start to finish and never uses mediated images or pre-made material.
He is an artist who creates using many different mediums simultaneously. For instance, Miller sings and creates phonetically derived poetry while at the same time building philosophically and visually complex murals using hundreds of single photographs that he makes throughout his daily life.
In Miller’s own words,
Each photograph is a word and when combined the photographs form visual sentences.
Miller is foremost known as a poet who uses both words and images to speak his spiritual voice. He manifests his ideologies and emotions in many different mediums, which include both photographic and lyrical formats. He travels domestically within the U.S. to uniquely sacred places ranging from the Smokey Mountains to Mesa Verde, as well as internationally to diverse locations including Costa Rica, Prague, Vienna, Paris, Bruges, and Greece.
Miller’s intent is always to make new discoveries while gathering experimental images and philosophical material. In addition, to collecting personal images through his photography, Miller further enhances his conceptual growth by obtaining new cultural experiences throughout the course of his travels.
Nearly, all of Miller’s artwork is based on the idea of energy changing form in an arbitrary and surreal visual manner. This idea is best demonstrated in his Energy String and Energy Fortress Series, and is also particularly embodied in his written poetry.
As a whole, spirituality and imagination is key to Jason Miller’s artwork.
Jason Sayner – Carrboro, NC
Jason Sayner holds a B.F.A. (Sculpture emphasis) and a B. of
He creates artwork that flows between sculpture, art, and architecture. His approach to making is forged by over 14 years of creating in markets throughout the US and internationally.
His artwork has been featured in numerous national publications including The NY Times, Architecture Record Online and Las Vegas Magazine and has been shown in national exhibits as well as numerous galleries and museums, including the San Francisco Design Museum and the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Jennifer Rarick –
Jennifer Rarick is a multimedia artist working primarily in audio/video and drawn studies.
The work, often in the form of experimental “music” composition, follows sound as the primary sensory response to our world.
The drawn elements used to create the sound compositions are more of a sensory response to the sounds that envelop the artist while drawing and reflecting.
Jennifer is interested in the subtle and intimate experiences of sound (via visual and auditory stimulation), as it relates to stories and memories from childhood, shaping our ideas and our communities in the present.
She invents her own instruments from found materials during hikes through various environments, in addition to collecting audio samples from the world around her, and often creating drawn experimental compositions as a reflection of these events.
Jo Q. Nelson –
Long Island City, NY
Jo Q. Nelson was born in Oberlin, OH, got her BA in Art/Art History from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a MA in jewelry/metalwork from Kent State University and her MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College in New York.
Her work is a hybrid of narrative built environments and objects, institutional critique, and relational practice.
Recent projects include Softbox, a live/work warehouse space in Queens, New York that hosted short term residencies, screenings and performances. She has also done several projects that involve sculptural reactions to interviews in New Orleans and New York.
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow – Queens, NY
Born in Jamaica, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a multidisciplinary artist who received a BFA at the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 1996. In 2005 she attained an MFA from Hunter College, New York City.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Exit Art (NYC), SUNY Old Westbury College (NY), the Queens Museum of Art (NY), and Open Contemporary Art Center in Beijing, China.
Lyn-Kee-Chow uses allegories to navigate issues of the body, desire, and nature while weaving in humor, absurdity, and familiar objects.
She lives and works in Queens, New York.
Joseph Ayers – Beacon, NY
I am an artist and educator living and working in upstate New York. I
studied art at the University of New Orleans, and completed my MFA in
combined media at Hunter College NCY in 2007.
Landscape, nature and human cognition are recurring themes in my work. I explore the ways in which culturally formed expectations affect perceptions. Through various combinations of media, I question the disparities and similarities between my subjects. Juxtaposing natural and fabricated elements causes a shift in perception subtly unseating the psychological center of the viewer.
I currently have a show up at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NY, NY.
Joshua Barber – Richmond, VA
My work straddles the line between good and bad, light and dark, and I claim the territory as my own.
Joshua Barber is a painter of modern icons and landscapes. His work has been exhibited his work in gallery exhibits across the US and the UK. He has also been selected for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' auction for three consecutive years.
Julia Whitney Barnes – Brooklyn, NY
Julia Whitney Barnes is a Brooklyn-based, mixed media artist who has
spent the last dozen years making indoor and outdoor works related to
the natural world.
Julia was born in 1979 in Newbury, Vermont and grew up in several New
England towns. She earned an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY and a BFA
from Parsons The New School for Design.
Julia has created site-specific works at the Brooklyn Historical
Society (Brooklyn, NY); Front Room Gallery (Brooklyn, NY); Mulry Fine
Art (West Palm Beach, FL); FIGMENT Sculpture Garden (Governors Island,
NY); Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn, NY); Fulton Ferry State Park (Brooklyn,
NY); Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Affiliate (Solomons, MD.
Julia is a member of an all-female art collective, tART.
Katerina Lanfranco – Brooklyn, NY
Katerina Lanfranco lives and makes art in Brooklyn, NY. Lanfranco received her MFA from Hunter College.
The main theme of Lanfranco’s work is the interaction of nature and culture. Through the organizing, representing and defining of nature, culture is expressed. Questions she frequently asks are: “How do I make the invisible visible?” and “At what point does fantasy become reality?”.
Lanfranco references cultural modes of representing nature such as scientific field notes, botanical illustrations, dioramas, and panoramas.
Lanfranco was the recipient of the 2010 National Endowment for the Art and US/Japan Friendship Commission Creative Arts Award. Lanfranco’s work is included in the following collections: Museum of Modern Art, Corning Museum of Glass, Kupferstichkabinett Museum, Berlin, and Cleveland Clinic Art Program.
Kathleen Judge – Chicago, IL
Chicago-based visual artist Kathleen Judge works in a variety of media, including animation, storyboarding, illustration and video projection artwork for touring bands.
Judge has created limited-edition silkscreen prints since 2001, and more recently has developed video and theater work with Susan Hall, Jason Creps and other artists in a company she co-founded, One Degree Off.
Judge’s prints have been exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Her illustrations and hand-printed images have been published in the books Gig Posters — Vol.1, Growing Up in Slavery, Rockin’ Down the Highway, and Rock Paper Show — Vol.1.
Judge shared a 2009 Grammy nomination with recording artist Neko Case in the category Best Recording Package for Case’s album Middle Cyclone.
Kerry Woo –
Kerry Woo resides in Nashville, TN where he is an avid photographer capturing images that speak life, and if possible, show a quirky side of life that we often miss.
Skipping college, he entered the world of commercial art, graphic arts, printing and later marketing. His photographs have been published on various websites and commercial books.
As a gadget enthusiast (defined as having a battery or electrical plug), he serves as a Google certified Internet marketing consultant for small and medium businesses.
Laura Zaylea – Atlanta, GA
Laura Zaylea is an experimental media artist whose current work explores the intersections of hand-processed film and HD technology.
Her experimental short films have screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archives, New Langton Arts and the Notthatbalai Art Festival.
Her recent feature film 'Hold The Sun' (2009, co-written/directed with David Yun) was awarded best Avant-garde Film at the 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival.
Laura Zaylea currently teaches filmmaking at Georgia State University.
Lori Lipsman –
San Diego, CA
Lori Lipsman received her BFA in 1979 and MFA in 1983 from the California College of the Arts.
Lori’s practice in art is conceptual and includes temporary installations, digital media, performance, drawing, and writing.
She strives to create opportunities for experience.
Marcellous Lovelace – Kumasi, Ghana
The work of Marcellous Lovelace is based in escaping the worst situation possible.
Born into a down to earth southern Baptist family, my background in Art came from the heart and soul of Africans all over the world.
My paintings are images of what I study and continue to live through. Using basically anything to draw and paint with, my works are always about something building positivity and what’s important, because the world we live in is so negative and unimportant. Coming from a world of police brutality and racism stands a Man who is not afraid to be exactly who he is all the time regardless of who it affects. If it is Political or Reality, I’m going to paint it just as it is.
My imagination allows me the freedom to live in Actual Facts and not taint my self in materialism and a fabricated world of clothing with shiny trick lets. I’m a Man who is brave, strong, thoughtful, intelligent and defined by my realistic character. I Stand aware seeing children kill for sport in the city I live in, designing thoughts on being about something besides the next fashion trend.
Think and produce substance and meaning all the time regardless of who it offends, Use your mental and your Visual to compose honesty.
Facebook Fan Page: Marcellous-Lovelace
Mardi Linane –
My time at University came at a pivotal time in the field of photography with the arrival of digital cameras and Photoshop. I was initially resistant to digital cameras but by graduation I had my twenty-year-old work horse SLR camera, a new automatic SLR and a simple, inexpensive, point and shoot digital which happens to take amazing photos.
I sell canvas prints of my digital artwork with a portion of proceeds supporting art scholarship for college bound women artists. I am also developing curriculum blending both visual and language arts for elementary age students.
My life must revolve around artwork and getting people to stop and think, not just about the image, but everything that image represents: thought, vision, planning, patience, creativity, production, final presentation, fulfillment.
This is who I am, what I believe, the place I create from. A digital American Modernist.
Michael Krasowitz –
Huntington Station, NY
I began drawing on the computer in the late 1990's as a way of creating an abstract diary of my day to day thoughts and ideas. I begin with no preconceptions, and allow the image to develop naturally and organically. This process transcends my normal perception of everyday life and draws from shared human experience. The images presented here are indicative of that process.
I began my career as a photographer, and quickly moved into traditional printmaking techniques. I have worked extensively as a monochromatic artist and began incorporating color in the past 20 years. I continue to work in 2D media and have recently begun working with sculptural concepts.
Michele Guieu –
Michele Guieu was born in southern France, lived her teenage years in Senegal (Africa), traveled and moved quite a lot.
She is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris (MA Graphic Design and Multimedia), Paris, France.
She has been a graphic designer for many years when she lived in Paris, where she worked for prominent non-profit organizations, museums and corporate companies.
She is a San Diego Art Prize 2009 nominee in the Emerging Artists Category.
Guieu recently had a solo exhibition at Art Produce Gallery and participated in shows at the California Center for the Arts, the Oceanside Museum of Art and the William Cannon Art Gallery.
She was invited to the "Summer Salon Series" at the San Diego Museum of Art last summer.
Michele Guieu lived and worked in San Diego for six years and moved to the bay area during the summer of 2010.
Natalie von Loewenfeldt –
Natalie von Loewenfeldt is a Savannah Artist and member of the Creative Force Artist Collective (CFAC).
She worked for 7 years in public art at MeadowLark Studio where she was the studio manager and part of a design/build team that designed, fabricated and installed public art and sculpture projects all over the U.S.
Natalie has her BA in Studio Art from AASU where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999.
She regularly shows her mixed media, 2D and 3D work in local galleries, works as a project manager and as a consultant.
She participated in “Seeing Sounds,” a spontaneous composition of visual and musical art in front of a live audience at S.P.A.C.E Gallery and Jepson Center for the Arts.
Norma Greenwood –
New York, NY
I have always perceived the world through tactile experience and
physical objects, things that surround me exert a strong and palpable
The language of painting allows me to communicate this experience and transform objects into asthetic understanding.
As a painter, my inspiration often comes from the way I see the world through the lens. My photographs are distilled through the painting process and the painting becomes a means for pushing the boundary between abstraction and figurative expression.
I suppose I was born into painting. My grandfather’s paint store in Brooklyn was my favorite place to play; Shiny paint cans, tubes of color and the smell of linseed oil permeating the store were imprinted on me at a very early age. Art has always defined my life.
I have a graduate degree from Hunter College, New York where I had the good fortune to study with masters such as Robert Motherwell and William Baziotes.
Recently, I received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, a fellowship from the National Academy of Art Museum, a George Sugarman (2007), a Ludwig Vogelstein (2008) and the Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artists Initiative Award in 2009.
Phillip Hanson – Saginaw, MI
Phillip Hanson became an adjunct art instructor at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan four years ago , where he teaches painting, drawing, art appreciation, and design.
Prior to teaching at SVSU Phillip worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland directing museum docents, tours, and school programs in addition to facilitating community events.
He received his MFA from The Ohio State University in 2001 where he studied painting, perception and the pedagogical method of Hoyt Sherman. Phillip received his BFA in 1996 from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and studied abroad in both England and P.R. China.
Rachael Gorchov – New York, NY
Rachael Gorchov's current work depicts imagery of mundane American landscapes: industrial parks, the sides of highways and apartment complexes.
Often referencing 18th century picturesque landscape paintings, her work creates an environment where one can stop and closely observe how this imagery, often found, represents American’s collective dreams, daily lives, pasts and presents.
She currently works and lives in New York City.
Rashad Doucet –
Rashad Doucet is a 2009 Savannah College of Art and Design sequential art masters graduate and freelance cartoonist/illustrator who's worked for Slave Labor Graphics, DC Comics and Oni Press.
His published works include, "Galzilla" for Oni Press' Jam Anthology, Nadia's Jewelery Box and his creator owned graphic novella, 'My Dog is a Superhero!'.
Robert Goodman –
I make large abstractions that combine fields of intricate mark making and broad geometric forms. I am interested in the physicality of experience associated with dense articulation of surface as it relates to notions of space and the body.
Much of my imagery comes from my experiences growing up in south Florida. I respond to the artificiality, fracture, and intensity of the environment as it understood through the aesthetic lens of tourism.
My work has been exhibited nationally at Anna Kustera in New York, Spaces in Cleveland, ZG Gallery in Chicago, Vox Populi and Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia.
I received my MFA from Tyler School of Art and my BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art.
Rosemary Williams – St. Paul, MN
Rosemary Williams is a multimedia artist whose work frames the ambiguous or paradoxical realities of contemporary society through an exploration of the overlooked aspects of our everyday life.
Rosemary has worked often with corporate subject matter, as well as that of consumption, most notably in her 2008 work “Supermarket,” and her 2004 video work “CEO Views.”
Other recent projects include her 2006 sculpture “The Wall of Mall” built from shopping bags from the Mall of America, and its companion podcast, “Rosemary Goes to the Mall.”
Rosemary’s work includes video and audio works, sculptural installation, digital photography, and performance.
Rosemary’s work is exhibited regularly in New York City, and has also been shown recently in galleries in London, Minneapolis, and the Czech Republic, with a recent project in Berlin.
She was a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellow in Visual Arts for 2007-8.
She has an upcoming solo show at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis in December 2010.
Rosemary’s work has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine, the Times of London, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and she has appeared on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and Minnesota Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
Rosemary received her MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, City University of New York, and is currently Associate Professor of Integrated Media in the Art Department at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ruby Hilliard – Savannah, GA
Ruby Nicole Hilliard is a painter and illustrator living in Savannah, Georgia.
She works in all mediums and her brightly painted, large scale flowers are a stark contrast to her moody, nostalgic, and not always so happy, Grisaille portraits inspired from old photos.
She has most recently been painting by commission only and illustrating books.
She has one book in print, Pirates of Savannah, and another one coming out fall of 2011.
Sarah Farahat –
Sarah Farahat is an Egyptian & American artist living in Portland, Oregon.
Farahat holds a B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College and a B.F.A. in Intermedia Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art.
For several years she has explored the political conversation between the United States and the Middle East focusing on community, assimilation and public spaces.
As an Intermedia artist, her concept determines the medium.
From Egypt to Palestine she has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East as well as Senegal, Haiti, and Central America. Learning about grassroots struggles for liberation and self-determination informs her work.
In addition to her more traditional art practice, she spends her days farming, creating food, and dj-ing.
Scott Allen Motley –
Scott Allen Motley is a self taught artist living in Savannah Georgia. He grew up reading comics and loving nature, both of which are reflected in his work.
He has, most recently been working as an Illustrator, and has 2 books in print, 'Pirates of Savannah', and a children's book, 'Catch That Collie!'.
In addition to illustration, he also paints and sculpts.
Stephen Paul Connor –
Stephen Paul Connor was born January 21, 1954.
He is a completely average fellow, and paradoxically, completely unique, such being the mystery of man.
Having been born with 2 legs and 2 arms, over time he was forced by circumstances to do this and that, include going to schools (Pratt Institute) getting jobs (Fashion, Art Director, 3D Animation Instructor) getting married, having a family, and the like.
Regarding his art, sometimes he uses a brush or a pencil, sometimes his art is abstract, sometimes it isn't, sometimes he makes art on the computer, sometimes he is profound, other times superficial, etc.
He enjoys his dogs, has no fish, loves looking at his guitar and sometimes plays it.
Subhashis Chakraborty –
I've spent 15 years of my life in Kolkata though I was born in an historical city of West Bengal called Murshidabad.
My works would cater to different medias like video art, mixed media, oil painting, illustrations etc.
I'm very much inspired by the different shades of nature...be it mountains or a dense forest , the feel has often been portrayed in many of my works.
I believe that life is a journey, so wherever I remain, always the essence of the place would reveal an extra motivation to my works and finally it would also help me out illustrating various shades of life. I'm always open to new thoughts and expressions which has revealed a complete style of work as an individual.
Subhashis Chakraborty at Artslant.com
Terry Ward –
VA & Brooklyn, NY
Artist and art-writer Terry Ward uses sometimes-covert outdoor painting sites in Brooklyn and in Virginia.
Ward innovated “OmniDirectional” painting: panels composed and wired to hang at any angle (“topless and bottomless art, but no nudes.”)
Recent exhibit highlights: inclusion in a group show in New York City’s Sloan Fine Art, inclusion in a group show at a Smithsonian-affiliated gallery. Seeking representation.
Ward paintings are in the collections of two Nobel Peace Prize laureates: Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. Carter wrote,
wonderful paintings.... Rosalynn joins me (saying).... they are a welcome addition to our collection.
they went to the Carter Center's selective permanent display collection.