Faculty

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.

Darren AuckDARREN AUCK – Graduate of Kubert School of Cartooning, has taught there for 16 years: Worked for DC, and Marvel Comics as freelance writer/artist/ art director.

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

Oscar BeckOSCAR BECK – MA William Paterson University; Received 45+graduate credits from NYU, including studies in anatomy, art history, studio art and photography. Exhibited art in NJ and NY galleries, receiving awards in painting, drawing, photography and sculpture over 30 years. Art instructor in private high schools, teaches and exhibits in NJ galleries.

Carl Burger
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 ChurchillCHARLIE 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 ConklinDONNA 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.

Doris EttlingerDORIS 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 FarrantHELEN 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 FenelonDAN 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.


Samantha GaleSAMANTHA 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 GianchigliaANDREA 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 GodbeeGARY 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 HallstromWENDY 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.

Alice HarrisonALICE HARRISON – A multi-media artist, exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, Mexico and New Zealand. One of forty artists 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.

MARIANNE HOLCOMBE – BA in Art Education with Honors from the College of New Jersey. Substitute teacher for Hunterdon County school districts and Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

James KelewaeJAMES 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.

ANNE KULLAF– Anne Kullaf is a contemporary painter working in a variety of media. Her paintings utilize the principles of drawing from direct observation combined with efficient brushwork and a limited palette. Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine and exhibited in; NY, Philadelphia and abroad. She is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club of NY and the Catharine Anne KullafLorillard Wolfe Art Club, and is a former painter-in-residence at Bryant Park, NYC. A drawing and painting instructor for over 10 years, Anne has taught at the Center for Contemporary Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, West Windsor Art Center, and the Hunterdon Museum of Art. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor of Science in graphic design and fine art. In addition to teaching locally, she teaches plein air painting workshops in the US and Europe.

Diana KungDIANA 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.

Michael McFaddenMICHAEL McFADDEN – BA, Carlton College; MA, Purdue University; MFA, University of Wisconsin; Teaching: 20 years experience at University of Wisconsin, Purdue University, and Hunterdon Central High School.

MARYLYN MODNY – BA, Skidmore College; MFA,Catholic University; worked as a set designer in film and television for twenty years. She then turned her attention towards murals in private homes and portraiture.

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

 

Adam PolingerADAM POLINGER – Wilkes University; Photo Journalism Degree; extensive background in film photography; specializes in landscape and environmental photography.

 

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 ReinkingJOHN 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 ShermanWES 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 Lena ShiffmanCommercial 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 Nancy ShillArts; taught at the Michener Museum and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Represented by Pellegrino/Shill Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.

BRIANNA TOBEY – BA, English,Psychology, Rutgers University: Art teacher, Arts & Crafts Studio, Franklin, NJ; Pre-K teacher Lawrence Day School, Lawrence, NJ; taught at Stuart County Day School, Princeton.

Glenn WhitmoreGLENN 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

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.

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