Faculty

Painting By Gary Godby

Painting By Gary Godbee


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.

VICKI ARLEIN -BS Art Education, University of Wisconsin; Botanical Illustrator; works in Edible Jersey; Instructor Visual Art Center, Montclair Museum, Baird Center; Exhibited in juried NJ shows.

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

WANDA BLAKE - Studied at Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, The Museum of Modern Art and du Cret School of the Arts; has exhibited at Nabisco; and has works in collections of New Jersey corporations.

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.

JOHN CARBONE - BA, Rutgers University; MA, Oberlin College; Art Students League; studied 3 years in Italy at Academia di Belle Arti di Perrugia & Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara; instructor, Visual Arts Center, Summit.

SUSAN CHOROSZEWSKI – MA Elementary Education, Queens College, NYC, 30 Art credits; Elementary School Teacher 14 years; Art Teacher: Private and small group lessons;
taught at The Jointure and local Pre-schools.

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.

MARK de MOS- Signature member NJ Watercolor Society, Garden State Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society and North East Watercolor Society; won numerous awards;
painting to appear in Splash 8.

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.

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.

ANNETTE HANNA – Recipient of two Gold Medal Awards, including Grumbacher Award for outstanding service to the arts; author, Painting Portraits In Oil; featured in American Artist Magazine.

LAURIE HARDEN – BFA Rhode Island School of Design, major printmaking, minor illustration; member Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club; Graphic Artists Guild and American Artists Professional League; exhibited widely and won numerous awards.

ALICE HARRISON – Multi-media artist, exhibited throughout the US, Mexico and New Zealand. Featured in the book Masters; Collage, Major Works by leading Artists published by Lark Books. Studied at the Art Students League and has received several Geraldine Dodge grants.

DEBORAH HUFFBFA 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 & SAGE Group – (Stylez Advancing Graffiti’s Evolution) a 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.

AHNI KRUGER - BFA, Cornell University; MFA in Studio Art Montclair State University; Dodge Foundation recipient; works in many prporate collections.

ANNE KULLAF – Former gallery director, curator; member Salmagundi Club, International Guild of Realism, Oil Painters of America; award winning artist.

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.

ELAINE KURIE – Studied at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia; Art Students League, NYC; taught at Yard School of Art, Montclair, NJ; has won numerous awards and has had several one-person shows.

RICHARD LANE – BFA.,The School of Visual Arts, NYC; Member of “The American Society of Marine Artists”, and has exhibited extensively throughout the east coast of the US from Newport, RI to Florida.

EVIE MONROE – MA in Media and Cultural Studies, New School University, NY; MFA Candidate, Academy of Art University, SF; Graduate Multimedia Studies, Somerset Co. Tech Institute, NJ; Two years at the School of Visual Arts, NY; Parsons School of Design, NY; Account executive at JWT, NY; Teaches photo workshops to children at local schools; Instructor at Ridge High School through the Chatham Adult School, NJ.

CAREN FROST OLMSTED – BA in Theatre Design from Bates College; BS in Art Education from Appalachian State University; 4 years teaching K-12 Art and 5 years as a professional artist.

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

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

DONNA READ - BFA in Painting, Art History minor, William Paterson College. Teaching painting and drawing for 10 years. Won numerous awards for watercolor portraits and florals.

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.

BECKY SANTORA- BS, Carnegie College; potter for over 20 years; instructor at Visual Arts Center and teaches privately at her studio, “Flying Pig Pottery” in Watchung; member Society of American Mosaic Artists.

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).

EDWARD SPRAFKIN – Instructor at the Visual Arts Center and Morris County Art Association: Studied under Peter Cox and Costa Vavagiakis at the Art Students League, NYC; member of the NJ Society of En Plein Air artists and associate member of the Oil Painters of America.

VICTORIA STARGER - Graduate of the duCret School of the Arts; member Blackwell St. Artists; former President of Morris County Art Assoc.; taught at Morris County Art Assoc., Visual Arts Center of NJ and Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art.

KEN STRUCK – BFA, School of Visual Arts, NYC; Milo School of Computer Graphics, Paramus; Bergan Community College, 3-D Animation; instructor Montclair State Univ.; Art School at Old Church, Demarest; comic book artist.

PAGE WOLTERS – BFA in Art Education, Hartwick College; MFA in painting, William Paterson University; former assistant director Somerset Art Association; Instructor at high school level for 5 years; professional artist with many solo and group shows.

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.