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 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 & 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.