Laurie Carnohan is an artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at Studio Two Three, and studied under Barbara Tisserat at Virginia Commonwealth University. Working in lithography and multimedia, Carnohan's work is shown in the archives of Quirk Gallery.
Tom Chambers completed a B.F.A. in 1985 from The Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in photography. Since 1998 Tom has exhibited photomontage images from eight photographic series both nationally and internationally in twenty solo exhibitions and over seventy group exhibitions and art fairs. Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts and is currently exhibiting in 2 museum shows at the MOPA in San Diego and the Griffin in Boston.
Janet DeCover was an artist and co-owner of Main Art Supply & Framing. She received a BFA in painting & printmaking from VCU and took printmaking classes at the VMFA Studio School for over twenty years. She was a member of 1708 Gallery and her artwork was featured in the publication New American Painting. She passed away in 2015 at the age of sixty five.
Mary Fleming is an artist and curator living and working in Richmond, Virginia. She creates prints and photographs and recently curated a show at Diversity Ricmond's Iridian Gallery. Her work shows her interest in color, texture, and pattern.
David Freed is an artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia, and is represented by Reynolds Gallery. His work is nationally and internationally known, and his long career of printing is an inspiration to printmakers of all ages and abilities. He earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree (cum laude) in 1962 from the University of Iowa, studying under legendary printmaker Mauricio Lasansky. He received Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University of Ohio. He also studied at the Royal College of Art in London, England.
Sarah Hand is an artist and illustrator living in Richmond, Virginia. Her love of telling stories spills into her art, whether it’s a paper mache figure, a painting, or a digital illustration. When she isn’t making art, she’s teaching it to middle schoolers and adults at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
Ashley is the co-founder and Executive Director of Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond’s arts incubator. S23 provides artists the tools, space, and resources to build successful careers and avoid the clichéd migration to New York. She views S23 as her ultimate creative expression; a balance of her passions for organization building, dreaming big, and art making. Ashley holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a Masters’ of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her fiancée, two year-old son Max, a couple of cats, and a very old hound dog named Magellan who is no longer much of an explorer. She makes prints, cardboard sculptures for Max, and a line of housewares with her fiancée under the guise of Hers (& His) Press
Sue Heatley is an artist and member of The ONE/OFF Printmakers Group. She currently lives in East Hampton, NY and has participated in numerous shows in Virginia, East Hampton and NYC.
Mary Holland is an artist, educator and Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School. She currently teaches Experimental Printmaking at the VMFA and is a member of the Board of Directors for Studio Two Three. She was recently awarded a two-week Visual Arts Residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia.
Kris Iden is an artist living and working in the Richmond area. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's MFA in Printmaking program, and has shown throughout Virginia and nationally. She has also been an artist-in-residence at Denkmalschmiede Höfgen, Germany. Her work is held in various collections, including Hollins University, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Mary Baldwin College, Media General, Inc., Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Owens & Minor Corporation, and Capital One Corporation.
Rosemary Jesionowski was born in Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and her MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, both with an emphasis in photography. She has exhibited her work most notably in Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Cleveland, OH, and Richmond, VA. She currently resides in Richmond, VA, where she is an active member of the arts community and teaches a variety of courses as Associate Professor in Multiple Imaging at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
Cindy Neuschwander, born in Texas in 1952, lived and worked in Richmond, Virginia. Neuschwander brought a distinctive approach to painting and works on paper that evaded precise affiliation with the dominant movements of the twentieth century, including Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. Her deliberate and searching markings – often presented on an intimate scale or in multiple-panel works – created a world of personal iconography, metaphor, and myth.
Neuschwander earned her MFA in photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986 after studying at the University of Texas at Austin. She had solo exhibitions at 1708 Gallery, Reynolds Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, Hodges Taylor Gallery and Main Art Gallery. Her work is represented in many notable public and private collections including: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection, Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr. and Graham Nash Collection.
Megan was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, steeped in craft, tradition, work, family, stories, and drawing. The daughter of a civil engineer with construction knowledge and a developmental psychologist turned photographer, Megan naturally became a printmaker, incorporating family traditions of textile handwork and guild craftsmanship in the process. Moving to Richmond for college, Megan stayed to teach art in public school for 6 years while also volunteering at Studio Two Three, Richmond's community printshop. While she left for two years to earn her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, her love of Richmond drew her back, and she is once again a resident there. She is the Program Manager at Studio Two Three and also creates work there in drawing, fibers, and various print media.
Jennaway is the proprieter and printer at busyworkinglady press, in Washington, DC. and teaches at various art centers and universities in the DC metro area.
Since receiving a camera on her eighth birthday, Alyssa C. Salomon has been testing how photography and printmaking collect and remake her favorite parts of the world. Alyssa teaches photography at VCU, but says she became a printmaker at S23.
She is a compulsive, albeit late rising, bird watcher, a frequent kayaker, and a head-over-heels chicken-keeper. Representation: Candela Gallery (Richmond VA), Soho Myriad (Atlanta, Los Angeles, & London), Penland Gallery (Penland NC).
Tanja Softic´ studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Sarajevo and earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1992. From 1991-92, she printed at Kathy Caraccio Etching Studio in New York. She works across the media of printmaking, drawing, photography and book arts.
She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant, National Endowment for the Arts/ Southern Arts Federation Visual Artist Fellowship and Soros Foundation—Open Society Institute Exhibition Support Grant. Her work is included in numerous collections in the United States and abroad, among them New York Public Library, Library of Congress Print Department and New South Wales Gallery of Art in Sydney, Australia. She participated in 12th International Print Triennial in Cracow, Poland and won a First Prize at the the 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan in 2002. She completed print projects at Flying Horse Press, Tamarind Institute and Anderson Ranch's Patton Print Studio.
She lives and works in Richmond, Virginia, where she is Professor of Art at the University of Richmond.
Barbara Tisserat earned a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking and graphic design from Colorado State University, and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has attended technical workshops at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Crown Point Press in San Francisco, California. In conjunction with the VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking’s visiting-artist program, she has printed editions for Richard Artschwager, James Drake, Rainer Gross, Theresa Pollak, Keith Sonnier, Francesc Torres and William Wegman, among others. Since the 1980’s Tisserat’s prints have been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has had solo exhibitions at the Genkan Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Galeria ICPNA Miraflores in Lima, Peru; Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia; and Reynolds Gallery in Richmond.
Randy Toy is a Virginia artist and printmaker whose works have been exhibited in Canada, New York, South Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Washington, D.C., and throughout Virginia. Toy's work has been recognized and supported by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with a Professional Fellowship for Printmaking and by the Crayola Corporation with a Liquitex Grant for Painting. Works by the artist can be found in the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Federal Reserve Bank for Richmond, Capital One, Quirk Hotel and notable private collections.
Toy holds an MFA and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with additional education from the Loughborough College of Art & Design in the United Kingdom and currently teach at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School.
Dennis R. Winston is a Virginia artist and educator. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and the University of Richmond and has done post-graduate work at the University of Colorado and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served on the faculties of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University and the Governor’s School of South Carolina. He retired as the Coordinator of Arts Education and the Humanities Center for the Richmond Public Schools.
Willie Anne Wright
Willie Anne Wright, a native and current resident of Richmond, Virginia, is an artist known for her lensless photography. Wright began her career as a painter and in 1972 turned to pinhole photography as her major creative medium. Since then, her photographs have been shown internationally. She is represented in many private collections including those of Graham Nash and Cy Twombly. Institutions owning her work include the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Chrysler Museum, The Mariners’ Museum, the Southeast Museum of Photography, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Longwood University, the University of Maine, the University of New Hampshire, the Mobile Museum of Art and the Morris Museum of Art.
I grew up in Southern California where nothing is subtle. The colors are vivid and so is the culture. As an adult, taking my first real art class in England, land of subtlety, I learned to be comfortable with my looseness and lack of refinement and just BE BOLD. At the time I was working in textiles, using threads and fabrics to create very textural abstract works. Coming back to art as a painter, I found I was still attracted to very textured surfaces, bold strokes of paint and many, many layers. I like to work in collage because the possibilities for manipulating surfaces are endless.
Cara Benedetto teaches painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts. She earned her Master of Fine Art from Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY, completed the Professional Printer Trainer Program at Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, and received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, River Falls, WI.
A native New Yorker – now living in Richmond, Virginia – teaches painting at Virginia Commonwealth University – is active in the art community as advocate and as a Public Art Commissioner for the City of Richmond.
Selected solo shows include –(2012) Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (2010) Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA (2009, 2008), Deborah Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (2007) Bundy Museum, Waitsfield, VT (2007). Selected Group shows: Washington & Lee University (2010) Mid-Atlantic Biennial (2010) George Mason University (2009), Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA(2009), Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, W.VA (2009)
Recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004. Represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA, Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Currently Bowring’s work is in Doha, Qatar – in the Art and Embassy Program.
Ann Chenoweth received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. After Graduate School, she worked as curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and later as director of 1708 East Main Gallery. Ann taught drawing, basic design and etching at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also taught at the Richmond Printmaking Workshop, The Visual Art Center of Richmond, and the Bay School. Ann taught Arts Management and studio arts at Randolph-Macon College. From 1990 to 2011, Ann was on the faculty of the VMFA Studio School, where she taught watercolor painting and drawing and painting from nature.
Amy Cousins is an interdisciplinary artist from Houston, Texas who currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is currently pursuing her Master's of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her work explores issues of queerness and normativity within the entanglements of identity, desire, and societal pressure. She is a member of the Philadelphia-based experimental animation collective Oof.
Inspired by the human instinct to identify patterns in daily life, Steven Cushner's (American, born 1954) work is created through the performance of painting as the distillation of gesture into iconography. His imagery is derived from the obvious logic of simple functions like the mechanics of a stack of firewood, the weave of a fisherman’s net, or the movement of a buoy in the ocean. Each work, varying in scale from enormous to tiny, has a commanding presence that teases out the relationship between what something looks like and how it acts. Spanning three decades, Cushner 's pedagogical stream of work has established him as a singularly significant painter.
Steven Cushner is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and received his Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Maryland in 1980. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Amze Emmons is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals. Emmons received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He has held solo exhibitions in, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, among other locations. He is currently an Associate Professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Emmons is also a co-founder and co-contributing editor of the popular art blog,Printeresting.org.
Joy Every is a nationally recognized, award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited and collected throughout the Washington DC area, California and Utah. Her work can be found in the collection of the Security and Exchange Commission and the American Embassy in Lima, Peru among others.
Joy draws her inspiration from the natural world. By working from memory and imagination rather than from photographs or plein-air, the resulting imagery is metaphorical and emotional. The idea is not to capture the reality of a place but the emotions evoked by a vista or natural object.
Madison Fairburn received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Art Education and currently teaches Fine Art and Crafts full-time to high school students. She works in black and white film and sculpture exploring themes in identity, growth, and storytelling from her personal experiences. She exhibits her photographs locally, and recently exhibited and sold her work at The Bedford Gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area. .
Pam Fox is a Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. She holds her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Communications Arts and Photography respectively. She has been the recipient of many awards and honors in the Arts, including two Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship Grants, two Virginia Museum Fellowships, and the Theresa Pollack Prize in Photography. Her work is represented in many corporate and museum collections, including the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Christina Giancola was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and was raised in a couple other Pennsylvanian cities before she moved to Philadelphia to study art. She recently graduated from Tyler School of Art at Temple University with her BFA in Printmaking. She is now living and working full time in Philadelphia.
Kathryn C. Henry-Choissier received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and has studied at the Vermont Studio School and Colony. She is an artist living in Richmond, Virginia, and has shown nationally and internationally, as well as exhibiting across the state of Virginia. She is a member of the Board of Directors at 1708 Gallery.
Born in 1983, Brooke Inman grew up in the small town of DeMotte, Indiana. Brooke is a nature enthusiast who loves animals, especially her cat (Ellie). She is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Richmond in the Visual and Media Arts Practice Department, and at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Painting and Printmaking Department. She also serves on the board at The Iridian Gallery and teaches in the Richmond community at Studio Two Three, the Visual Arts Center, and the VMFA Studio School. Specializing in Intaglio, Screen Print, Drawing, and Color, Inman received her BFA in Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006, and her MFA in Painting + Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Inman was a project coordinator for the collaborative community screen printing project Pattern Language for a Social Fabric, part of the 5 x 5 studio series at 1708 Gallery. Inman is this year’s upcoming Studio Two Three Print Club artist. She had a recent solo show, August 29 through September 23, 2016, “THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE I WANT TO BE: Recent Work by Brooke Inman,” at Mary Baldwin College’s Hunt Gallery.
Aimee Joyaux has had work exhibited in The National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Center for Book and Paper at Columbia College, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Center for Book Arts (NY), and Nexus Press in Atlanta. My work is held in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Center for Book and Paper at Columbia College, Indiana University East, Penland School of Crafts, and locally at Dominion, Capital One, The Quirk Hotel, and the collection of Pam and Bill Royall at Try-Me.
Southern Folklore is fascinating to her – all that remorse and regret. Vernacular drawn from culture clashes and communities isolated in mountain hollows. Language is at the core of her process and appears frequently in her work. Call and response; adapt or die.
She has worked primarily in education in some capacity for 30 years. She has taught at the high school, community college, university, and community program levels and is currently with Richard Bland College of William & Mary as the Associate Dean of Instructional Resources.
I am an artist, writer, and printmaker who is fascinated by the intersection of visual art and language. I like to write and illustrate poems and stories. I make prints, drawings, and crafts. For me, art should be an everyday thing – from illustrations in books, to the painting hanging in your kitchen, to the exhibit at the museum, and wherever you can find it in-between. I received my BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, majoring in Fine Arts/Printmaking. As a printmaker, I am drawn to the challenges and surprises inherent in the form: planning each layer of the image; carving, cutting, and building up the printmaking plate; and finally inking and pulling the print. I also like experimenting with other media such as drawing, painting, fiber, book art, and mixed media.
Patricia Martin-Nelson is an artist and member of ONE/OFF Printmakers. She has a BFA in painting & printmaking and an MFA in ceramics from VCU. She has participated in numerous invitational exhibitions in Virginia and Japan.
Kelly Nelson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Michigan State University and a Master of Art Education as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at Eastern Michigan University. Kelly has work housed in collections to include the Turner Print Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Arkansas State University, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Denver. She currently teaches at Longwood University.
Maribeth Detamore Nolde
Maribeth Detamore Nolde loves to explore the world around her with a camera, an eye for interesting details, and a passion for nature, architecture, rural subjects, and patterns as themes. As a juried member of an art cooperative in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and a trained art educator, Maribeth combines creating artwork using photography as her medium and teaching others about the creative thinking aspects of art as well as its production. Maribeth’s photography has been in many Shenandoah Valley and nearby art spaces as well as receiving awards at various local shows.
Eric Norbom photographs animals, museums, street scenes and people to explore the mystery of the human experience. He frequently works with film cameras with altered optics. Exhibitions include A Lining in Time, Super Tycoon Nightclub and Ichi-o Iche-e Sister Cities, East and West: Photographs by Eric Norbom which travelled around Virginia through the VMFA Statewide Exhibition Program.
Michael-Birch Pierce is a fashion designer and fiber artist who is based in Richmond, VA. After getting his BFA in Fashion design from Virginia Commonwealth University, he worked as a print and woven’s designer for a small menswear company. He just completed his MFA coursework in Fibers with a focus on embellishment, embroidery, and print design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During his time at SCAD, Michael-Birch interned for Diane von Furstenberg, invented a line of cotton paper sequins, and designed and embroidered Christmas decorations for the Obama White House. His thesis exhibition was recently displayed in his first solo show at Quirk Gallery in Richmond.
Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 and her MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Craft and Material Studies in 2015.
Gaining recognition throughout the area, her work has been shown in multiple group exhibitions across North Carolina and in Richmond, VA. Her recent shows include her solo at Reynolds Gallery Double Vision (2016); In Visible Light (2015)at LIGHT Art + Design in Chapel Hill, NC; Trying to Exit Here (2015), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; and her notable group shows include the NCAC Fellowship Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC (2014), and Art on Paper(2012) at the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC.
Suggs has been awarded several grants and honors, including the North Carolina Fellowship Award, and most recently a residency at the Quirk Hotel & Gallery, Richmond, VA. Her work is a part of corporate collections, including Markel Corporation and Fidelity Investments, as well as multiple private collections in North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, and New York
Raised on a tomato farm in Hanover county, Travis Robertson honed his squeegee skills in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley at the art department of James Madison University. From 2003-2007 he served as the assistant editor of The Drama, a quarterly arts magazine for contemporary art, design, and illustration. Today, he is the art director for Spacebomb Records, instructor at the Visual Art Center of Richmond, and sole proprietor of Archaic Mess, a modest printshop located in the Northside of Richmond, VA.
Beverly Ryan grew up in Shippensburg, PA. She holds an M.S. degree from Columbia University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College. Ryan’s more personal imagery began to emerge as she became involved in printmaking where she spent several years exploring the layering of transparent colors in multi plate monotypes and later in the creation of collagraphs. Ryan began painting in 1994 in a search for a more direct and spontaneous expression of her ideas. She has worked in acrylic on paper and canvas, and for the last 15 years in oil on canvas and wooden panels. Her continuing interest in creating rich surfaces has also led her to paint with encaustic. Ryan maintains a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, teaches at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA and is an adjunct professor in the Art Department at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD.
Frank Saunders is a photographer/educator who teaches darkroom photography at the VMFA Studio School. He has a BFA in Communication Arts + Design from VCU.
Jake Urbanski is an artist living in the Oregon Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Rosemary Jesionowski. He is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Mary Washington, where he teaches photography and design classes. He has been a long-time supporter of Studio Two Three, as a former board member and gallery coordinator turned worker and volunteer.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Paula Wachsstock is a painter and printmaker now living in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of this year's auction committee, as well as teaching at Studio Two Three. She has shown in various galleries in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding environs, and attended the Corcoran School of Art.
Harrison David Walker
Harrison Walker was born in Huntsville, AL where he received his BFA in studio art at the University of Alabama Huntsville. In 2016, Walker received his MFA in Photography at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in Rockport, Maine while working at Maine Media Workshops + College. Walker is interested in imagery that references the otherworldly and the perception of time and their relation to the physical and chemical reactions in printmaking and photographic techniques. Recently, Walker has shown at Soho Photo, New York, NY; City Hall, Philadelphia, PA; and Pop Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Kim Winters is an artist living in Ashburn, Virginia. She works in photography, printmaking, and the intersections between the two disciplines.