Faculty

Kassem Amoudi
MFA, PAFA. BS, Art & Education, Cairo, Egypt. Faculty Member, PAFA.

Carolyn Anderson
BFA Syracuse University, NY. Worked as a designer of textiles and wall coverings for a leading manufacturer in NYC. Her work can be found in the collections of The American Bar Association and the American Cancer Society.

Deena S. Ball
BA, Colby College. Graduate work at Tyler School of Art and PAFA. PWCS, BWCS. Associated with Hardcastle Gallery, Centerville, DE, Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA, PWCS Board of Directors

Anna Benjamin
B.A. Fine Arts from Haverford College. Working as an artist/printmaker in Philadelphia, as well as teaching at local art centers and museums.

Susan Branco
Graduate of Hussian School of Art. Specializes in younger children's art classes and birthday parties for Wayne Art Center.

Janet Burt
Artist & Owner of Rainbowdog Pet Portraits. http://www.rainbowdog.net/

Martin Campos
Martin studied at the University of New Mexico from 1998-2000, Majoring in art history, with a minor in studio arts. He recieved Certificate in Painting from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. His work has been featured in many group & solo exhibitions, including: The Rosenfeld Gallery and the Artist's House in Philadelphia.

Giovanna Casadei
Academy of the Fine Arts, Rome, Italy, Scuola Libera del Nudo, Rome, Italy and PA Academy of the Fine Arts. He has taught at Manayunk Art Center.

Jaime Lynn Connolly
BFA/Painting and Drawing. PA Certificate, Art Ed K-12, University of the Arts.

Ellen Cooper
MFA in Scenic Design for Theatre from Temple University, Phila. BFA from the Tyler School of Art. 2007 Exceptional Merit Award winner in The Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition.

Matthew Courtney
Matthew recieved his M.F.A. Ceramics from Kent State University, OH in 1991. In addition to his work at the Art Center, he currently teaches at UPenn & at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been included in numerous group & solo exhibitions in the Philadelphia & Cleveland, OH regions.

Valerie Craig
MS, Georgetown University, studied extensively with nationally recognized painters and is member of Oil Painters of America. Associated with Artists' House Gallery, Phila, Peter McPhee Fine Arts, NJ, and Newman and Saunders Galleries, PA.

Laurie Daddona
BA, East Carolina Univ. Signature member PWCS, BWS. Also teaches at greater Norristown Art League & Methacton Continuing Ed.

Chris Darway
BFA in Craft Design, The Philadelphia College of Art. Teaches for UArts, is a senior PMC instructor for Rio Grande Company, and is currently president of the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths.

Robert Deane
BA in ceramics from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.

Laura Demme
Teaches Ceramics, Raku firing, Decorative Painting and Dollmaking at local community Arts Center. Runs a series of workshops at her studio in doll making, encaustic painting and concrete sculpture.

Teresa Deseve
BFA, Rosemont College, Painting & Drawing. Attended PAFA. Received the Andrew Giuffuni Award from the Pastel Society of America. 2012 The Pastel 100 Competition - The Richeson Prize. Top Six Pastels Nationwide. A signature membership in the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the Pastel Society of America.

Michael Doyle
Certificate/Painting, PA Academy of the Fine Arts where he received the Lambert and Emma Wallace/ Cadwalader prize.

Patti Dougherty
B.F.A. 1982 Glass, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. M.F.A. 1985, Maryland Institute College of Art,Mt. Royal Graduate School of Painting. Selected Awards: Leeway Foundantion Window of Opportunity Grant 2005, PA Council for the Arts- Artist in Residence 2002, Belber Award for Jewelry 2000.

Laura Ducceschi
MS Education, University of Pennsylvania. Represented at Seaworthy Gallery, NC and Tyme Gallery, PA. Published in newspapers and books and other publications.

Nathan Durnin
Recipient of the Artists House Gallery Award, the Benjamin West and the Charles Toppan Prizes. Certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Louise Graham Dusinberre
BA, Moore College of Art in Graphic Design. Senior Designer of New York apparel company, Putumayo for 6 yrs.

Madelyne Fitzgerald
BFA in Crafts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2007. Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania Professional Education I Art K-12, 2007. Taught with Philadelphia School District and Northwood Academy Charter School in Philadelphia.

Karen Carlin Fogarty
Attended Moore College of Art & Design and PAFA. 2002-03 Leeway Grant awardee for works on paper.

Jennifer Frudakis
Certificate/ Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Studied at the Frudakis Academy with Evangelos Frudakis for four years in an intensive sculpture program.

Anne Graham
Portrait and figurative artist who has recently returned to the Philadelphia area after living and working in England for the last 40 years. Training: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, education in both Cambridge and London, England. Extensive body of works has included 20 portraits specially commissioned by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Amy Grant
B.A. Art History, Marymount Manhattan College. Experienced Pre-School through Middle School art teacher.

Jenna Gruber
Bachelor of Science in Education, Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, May 2012. Pennsylvania K-12 Teaching Certification, May 2012. Has worked with Agora Cyber Charter School as a Family Coach since August 2012.

Elise Diamond Gutkind
Middle school art teacher in Norristown Area School District. Bachelors Degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design. Masters Degree from Arcadia University.

Patricia Hallowell
Originally an abstract painter, she branched out to the landscape as an extension of her love of the outdoors. She is represented by Rosenfeld Gallery on Arch Street in Philadelphia.

Barbara Hanselman
Barbara Hanselman's love of clay began when she attended a workshop given by Jeanne Haskell at The Vermont Clay Studio in Montpelier, Vermont. She has honed her skills over the years with constant work and by taking classes at many Schools & studios throughout the area, including: Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, New Jersey and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.

Kate Hochner
M. Ed, Nazareth College of Rochester. BFA, Ceramics: Alfred University. Scandinavian Seminar in Denmark.

Kim Honig
Graduate of the NY Restaurant School and was a cookbook editor for major NYC publishers. She co-owned the Black Walnut Restaurant in Doylestown and now is event planner for Jimmy Duffy Caterers in Berwyn.

Patricia Jordan
Pat Jordan recieved her BA in Theatre/Communication Arts, from Villanova U. H-B Studio, NYC. Adv. Acting, Herbert Berghof; Musical Theatre, Hal Holden; Juilliard Opera Workshop; RSC Workshops; She is a published playwright, as well as an award winning actress acclaimed for her dynamic one-woman shows.

Carol Kardon
Bennington College, Art Students League, NY, Member: Pastel Society of America, Pew Foundation Grant, Who's Who in American Art.

Meg Kennedy
B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1974. Meg Kennedy is a calligrapher and book artist who lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Joy Kerschner
Ceramic Instructor, BFA from Maryland Institute in Baltimore, art director for Florida newspapers, 25 year career as a graphic designer.

Mark Kidd
Self-taught artist, he has developed his own avant-garde style & works out of his stained glass studio which he owns and operates.

Abby Laible
B.A. Fine Art, Rollins College. Further studies in Design at Corcoran College of Art & Design. 10 years as an Art Director in Advertising, Wash. D.C. She is represented by Ober Gallery, Kent, CT.

Georganna Lenssen
Certificate Painting, PA Academy of the Fine Arts. BA,Villanova University.

Lingchin Liao
B. M. in Music Education and Violin performance from National Taiwan Normal University; M. M. in violin performance from Temple University. Trained in Suzuki violin and Gordon Institute for Music Learning Theory.

Jessica Libor
Currently enrolled in the Painting Certificate Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PaFa), more information on Jessica, and to view her work: http://jlibor.otherpeoplespixels.com/home.html

Michela Mansuino
BFA Magna Cum Laude from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1983. Full Time graduate student at Studio Incamminati, school of humanist realism, 2013-Present. Ms. Mansuino has previously taught both in the public/private school setting and in many regional art centers in Pennsylvania & Virginia.

Colleen McLaughlin
Colleen McLaughlin is an Illustrator and Art Educator. She holds her MAT in Art Education and a BFA in Illustration. She is looking forward to a career in children’s book illustration and art education. She enjoys working with watercolor and collage on children’s book illustrations, poster design and product design. She also enjoys bookmaking, acrylic work and sewing.

Jill Ross Meltzer
Associate with The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Degree in Ceramics from a cooperative program at The George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.

Bonnie Bruce Mettler
BFA, Moore College of Art & Design.

Debbie Miller
For the past seven years has worked as an instructor in the environment of community art centers. Has earned a Masters in Art Education as well as a Bachelors of Fine art from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.

Paris Muchanic
Instructor of Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Classes

Mary Elizabeth Nelson
Lettering and book artist. Studied in US and China. Instructor for University of the Arts Continuing Education.

Tania O'Donnell
BS University of Mary Washington, VA. MAT in Visual Arts, University of the Arts, PA. Tania has been teaching ceramics, drawing, and painting in museums, schools, and private tutoring since 2002.

Piera Raffaele
BFA from Moore College of Art and a Masters in Education at Cabrini College. Stone sculptor.

Jon Redmond
MFA, University of Delaware. BFA, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 4-Year Certificate from PAFA. His work can be found in many collections, both public and private.

Lindsey Louise Robin
Bachelor of Science in Education from Kutztown University, May 2013. Teaching Artist at Phoenix Village Art Center (PVAC) since June of 2009. Art Instructor at Antietam Middle and Highschool since August 2013.

Jill Rupinski
Certificate in Painting, PAFA. BFA, Phila. College of Art, Assistant Professor at PAFA.

Karen Sacks

Wendy Scheirer
BFA in Graphic Design, Arcadia Univ. 25 years teaching experience includes West Chester University, Immaculate University, as well as local art centers and workshops. Signature member of PWCS,PWS, BWS.

Emily Selvin

David Shevlino
Graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Has exhibited his work nationally.

Daniel W. Shipley
MFA in painting, American University. BA in psychology, University of Rochester, NY. Certificate/painting, PAFA.

Jeremy Sims
Jeremy holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and has taught at Baltimore Clayworks. His work is internationally recognized and exhibited, and in 2012 the year after graduation, he ran a successful kickstarter to fund an arts residency in Denmark

Madeline Rile Smith
Madeline is a BFA student in glass at the Tyler School of Art. She is the 2012 recipient of the Steve Stormer Memorial Award. She is also the recipient of the 2011 McDaniel Award and the 2010 Robert Jergens Scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Recently, her works has been displayed in juried shows at Craftforms 2013, the Abington Arts Center, the Crane Arts Center, and the Tyler School of Art.

Dori Spector
PAFA, The Art Students League, NY, BA from Moore College of Art. Exhibited extensively in the Philadelphia area. Courtroom News Artist for WCAU-TV, KYW-TV.

Christine Stoughton
Teaches print making at several community art centers and for the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts. Educational background: PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College and a diploma from PAFA.

Tony Squadroni
Graduate of Hussian School of Art. Freelance illustrator.

Bernadette Stillo
Ceramic artist working in hand built terracotta and stoneware. Has been working as a professional ceramicist since 1988. Bernadette specializes in her own hand-made glazes.

Joseph Sweeney
MFA in Printmaking, Penn State University. BFA in Painting & Drawing, Phila. College of Art. Also teaches at PAFA.

John Wilson
BFA, Fine Art, Emporia State U, Kansas. Has taught K-12 at Glen Mills Schools, PA, Brandywine School District, DE, and most recently Nueva Esperanza Academy High School Art Dept.