FACULTY

BRETT BUSANG
Art critic and essayist published in ArtWorld, Artist’s Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, among others. Exhibits nationally.

BETH CAREY
BA, Art Education, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Teaching experience: Hagerstown Community College, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). Washington Goldsmith Guild member.

 

LESA COOK
BA, University of South Carolina. Studied at George Mason University; Corcoran School of Art + Design; The Art League in Alexandria, VA; Florence Academy of Art, Italy. Teaching experience: Frederick Community College (FCC).

 

GEORGINA COPANZZI
Diploma, Penn Foster. Studied at GIA, Montgomery College, Jewelry Arts Institute. Founder, GMC Designs.

 

JEFF GREER
BA, Indiana University at Indianapolis. Teaching experience: Indianapolis Art Center.

HANNAH JACOBS
BA, Psychology and Economics, New College of Florida. Teaching experience: Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL; YMCA of Northern Pinellas, FL.

 


JOHN KACHIK
BFA, MICA. Teaching experience: MICA. Award-winning and internationally recognized illustrator. Exhibits regionally.

CAROL LEADBETTER
BA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; AA, Photography, Montgomery College; Electronic Digital Photography Certificate, Montgomery College. Award-winning photographer. Exhibits regionally.

CHRISTOPHER MADDEN
BFA, Ohio State University. Teaching experience: Yellow Barn Studio, Griffin Art Center. Exhibits regionally.

DAVID MODLER
MFA, James Madison University; MEd and BS, Towson University. Teaching experience: Shepherd University; Perquimans County Public Schools, NC; Loudon County Public Schools, VA. Exhibits nationally.

MARK PALMQUIST
BS, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology. Studied at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Founder, Mark Palmquist Design.

 


CALVIN EDWARD RAMSBURG
Studied with Vo-Dinh Mai. Teaching experience: Artist-in-Residence, Maryland State Arts Council; FCPS. Exhibits internationally.

SUKEY RANKIN
MA, Gifted Education, Shippensburg University; BA, Juniata College. Teaching experience: Hood College, Washington County Public Schools, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

 

TOM SEMMES
Studied at Rhode Island School of Design; Master Artists Program at Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD. Teaching experience: 505 North Gallery, Compass Atelier, Shepherd University, Yellow Barn Studio. Exhibits regionally.

MICHAEL HUNTER THOMPSON
BFA, Graphic Design, Frostburg State University. Award-winning photographer. Exhibits regionally.

 

PRIYA VADHYAR
MA and BA, Economics, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Teaching Experience: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

VIRGINIA WARWICK
MFA, Rinehart School of Sculpture, MICA; BA, UMD, College Park. Teaching experience: FCC. Exhibits regionally.

 

DEBORAH WINRAM
MFA, University of Delaware. Teaching experience: Shepherd University, FCPS, Buck’s County Community College, University of Delaware. Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council.

 

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