Faculty

Tryptic painting of leeks by Gary Godby


BILLIE MARIE ABER – BS in Art Ed. Moore College of Art; MFA Univ. of Georgia; seventeen years teaching art from K-12 and college level.

JAMES ADKINS– B.F.A in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A. in Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art; studied Fine Art in Cortona, Italy through the University of Georgia; Adjunct Professor at the County College of Morris; Has exhibited nationally and internationally.

DOUG BARON – Creator/artist -Self-Publisher of an ongoing comic series; Instructor, Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Arts.

MEGAN BECKER – BFA, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, major in illustration; studied under Tim O’Brien; studied fine arts at Pratt; three years art counselor.

W. CARL BURGER – BS & MFA, NYU: Retired Professor design & drawing, Kean College; Major awards, NJ State Annual WC Society, Grumbacher Award for outstanding service to the arts.

CHARLIE CHURCHILL – BA, Lafayette College; BFA in Illustration, Parsons School of Design; MFA in Painting, cum laude, The New York Academy of Art; Instructor, Secaucus Adult Education Program.

DONNA CONKLIN – MA,Sculpture, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts; BS Studio Art, Skidmore  College, Saratoga Springs, NY: Apprenticeship Unit III Metal Finishing, Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, NJ

PEGGY DAVO – BA, Montclair State University, Fine Arts Ed.; Fashion Institute of Technology, AS Jewelry Design; instructor Albrook Montessori School, Basking Ridge and other local middle and elementary schools.

CARRIE DI COSTANZO – BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC: member The American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators; Award winning botanical artist; works published in “The Botanical Artist” and “Colorful Edibles”.

DORIS ETTLINGER – A graduate of RISD and the University of Wisconsin – Madison; teacher/coach of the Musconetcong Watercolor Group in Hampton, NJ. Has illustrated over 30 books for children, including the award-winning A Book for Black-eyed Susan and The Orange Shoes. Her books feature a sensitive drawing style and skillful watercolor technique.

HELEN MARIE FARRANT – BS, Messiah College, Grantham, PA; studied under Carla Horowitz, Bill Kaplan, Don Thiebiger and Bill Van Gilder; founding member of Red Barn Artists, Branchburg, NJ; taught privately; conducted workshops at The Readington Museums and Vitaliano Pottery Studio.

DAN FENELON – Trained at Art Students League and Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston: 14 one-man shows in galleries from New York to LA; well known mural artist working with community outreach programs in inner cities.

LILAH GALDI – Currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Art Therapy, Art Education and Ceramics at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. She will be completing her degree in May 2017 and plans to continue to earn her Masters degree in Art Therapy.

SAMANTHA GALE – Attended The Pennsylvania State University for Art Education and minored in Art History: Taught both elementary and junior high school art; returned to school to obtain a Masters in Education: teaches art classes to children through her work as a children’s librarian in Bridgewater, NJ.

ANDREA GIANCHIGLIA – BFA, University of Hartford Art School, major in illustration, minor in art history. Exhibitions: Many solo, group and juried shows at various galleries and museums in the tri-state area. Awards: has won awards for her specialty, animal portraiture. Her work is in private collections throughtout the country and is available for commissions. Teaching: Hunterdon Art Museum and NJ Center of Visual Art.

GARY GODBEE – BFA in Painting, Boston University; studied at Brooklyn College and Montclair Museum School; taught at Art Students League and teaches at Montclair Museum School; works in corporate and private collections.

WENDY HALLSTROM – Graduate from Auburn University; instructor at Hunterdon Art Museum and the Hunterdon County Senior Center where she teaches both adults and children in various media. Wendy’s primary media is watercolor, but in recent years she has begun exploring religious iconography.

DWIGHT HISCANO – Has been creating photographs of the American landscape for over thirty years. His prints are held in notable collections both in the U.S. and abroad. His works are internationally published and highly collected.

DEBORAH HUFF – BFA in sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute, studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design; worked as a landscape designer before pursuing her MA at Kean University; currently teaches art at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School; an active member of Art Educators of NJ.

JAMES KELEWAE – (Stylez Advancing Graffiti’s Evolution) works with group of artists who are taking graffiti art to a new dimension, combining the abstract with the absolute in art to bring murals into the twenty-second century.

DIANA KUNG – MFA, Montclair State University in NJ; MA, New Rochelle College in NY; graduated from National Taiwan College of Art in Taiwan majoring in Chinese Painting; teaching Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at St. John’s University in NY and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in NJ; award winning professional artist with many solo and group shows.

LORI PEARSON-  BA, Psychology & Fine Arts, University of Denver; owner, director of E.Walden Studios; professional potter and teacher; experienced n stoneware, Raku and porcelain clay. University of Denver.

JOANN PELLEGRINO – BA, Fine Art, Kean University; MA, Kean University; teacher Bridgewater-Raritan High School; specialty, sculptural ceramics.

OSCAR PETERSON – An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY. Studied with leading realist painters as Max Ginsberg and Nelson Shanks, teaches at The Art Students League, NYC and gives private lessons. Award winning portrait artist; exhibits in NY, NJ and Connecticut galleries.

YELENA PIATIGORSKY – BA Moscow University; MFA Mason Gross School, Rutgers; over 20 exhibits including Trenton City Museum, Audubon Artists and Nabisco Gallery.

JIM PRUZNICK – Has taught Artistic Expressions for twenty years. He established a video production business to make affordable documentaries for artists, children in school and people with disabilities. These programs are informed by his study of fine arts at Montclair State University, as well as his experience working with schools and human service organizations for the past twenty-five years.

JOHN REINKING – Associate Adjunct Professor at Raritan Valley Community College and County College of Morris; works found in many private collections; represented by Peters Valley Craft Center and Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA; exhibits in national group shows regularly.

WES SHERMAN – MFA, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts (Painting and Drawing). Active studio for over 20 years (30+ solos shows). Visiting artist at a number of colleges and universities. Recipient for painting from the New Jersey Council of the Arts.

LENA SHIFFMAN – a well published children’s book illustrator; attended Spectrum Institute of Commercial Art in NJ; studied at The Parsons School of Design and the Art Students League in New York City; member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and of the Rutgers University Children’s book council (RUCCL).

NANCY SHILL – Studied with Roy Lichtenstein at Douglas College; Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts; taught at the Michener Museum and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Represented by Pellegrino/Shill Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.

GLENN WHITMORE – Graduate Joe Kubert School- Cartoon Graphics curriculum, digital color artist for DC Comics, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Spongebob Comics, and Sitcomics. Self publisher for Captain Clockwork.

STEVE ZAZENSKI – Full-time artist/instructor, consistent award winner, popular demonstrator, conducts workshops throughout the Northeast; works in Library of Congress and many private collections.

NAJWAN ZOUBI – BFA Oranim College, Israel; taught art at Yalla Association, Nazareth; book illustrator; 5 solo exhibitions; 17 group exhibitions