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BLACK POND STUDIO

BIOS OF TEACHING ARTISTS

ELIZABETH GEIGER majored in painting and mathematics at the University of Virginia, and continued her art studies at the New York Studio School and Vermont Studio Center. Geiger has won a fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, been featured in American Artist magazine, and has shown regularly throughout the eastern United States.  Her work can be seen in the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Richmond, the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, VA as well as the Clay Center Museum of Art in Charleston, WV.
Known for her still life paintings, she has recently also focused her painting practice on landscape.  Along with her regular teaching at the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, VA,  she has been a visiting artist at the College of William & Mary, the Kentucky School of Art & Design,  Washington & Lee University, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Mount Gretna School of Art in Pennsylvania. 
ElIzabeth Geiger regularly shows her work at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
 
CATHERINE KEHOE earned her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University.
Kehoe has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship, Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award. 
Kehoe is represented by Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.
She has been a visiting artist at Swarthmore College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and Indiana University.
Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill,  the Washington Art Association, Washington Studio School, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at Harvard Medical School and Black Pond Studio.

SUSAN LICHTMAN is the Charles Bloom Professor of the Arts of Design at Brandeis University where she teaches painting and drawing. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and earned an MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art. A recipient of awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, she was the Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence at Hollins University in 2017. She has given workshops and been a visiting critic at painting programs throughout the US and Europe.
Lichtman has recently had solo exhibitions at Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects in New York , at Gross McCleaf gallery in Philadelphia and the Wilson Museum of Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.  She lives in Rehoboth, MA.
 
AMY MAHNICK grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and lives and works in Brooklyn.  She received her BFA in sculpture from Michigan State University, and her MFA in painting from The New York Academy of Art.  After graduating from the Academy she continued studying painting with Harvey Dinnerstein at the Art Students’ League.  She is currently an adjunct instructor of painting at Adelphi University, and a freelance decorative painter.
Her work has been exhibited in the United States and South Korea, most notably with Flowers Gallery, NY; Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY; Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles; Girls’ Club, Ft. Lauderdale; and the Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul.  This past summer she was a visiting artist at the Mount Gretna School of Painting, and one of eleven women interviewed for the short documentary film “Women Painting” produced by Girls’ Club founder and collector Francie Bishop Good.  In the Fall of 2018 she will have a solo exhibition in the Project Room of the Painting Center in NYC.  This will be her second workshop at Black Pond Studio.  

NANCY McCARTHY is a painter who works both abstractly and from 
observation. Exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Fitchburg State University; Manifest Drawing and Painting Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Simmons College, Boston; Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge; Bromfield Gallery, Boston; MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland; First Street Gallery, New York; and Bowery Gallery, New York.
Awards include: a residency at the Inside/Out Museum in Beijing, China, a St. Botolph Foundation Award, Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center and a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship.
She teaches painting, drawing and color courses at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston, and has has served as a mentor in Mass Art’s low residency MFA Program and She has also taught at Assumption College in Worcester Mass., the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot, Conn, The South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Mass., and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, Mass.
McCarthy earned her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA at Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
Her work is represented by Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston and the Post Office Gallery in Truro, Mass.

ELIZABETH O'REILLY received her B.Ed from The National University of Ireland, and an MFA from Brooklyn College, New York. She has participated in residencies at the Ballinglen Foundation, Ireland, the Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, the Ragdale Foundation, Illinois.  She has received numerous awards, including a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, a Charles G. Shaw award for painting and The Peter S. Reed Foundation grant. A documentary on her work, Ealaiontóir Thar Sáile (An Artist Abroad) was shown on network TV in Ireland.  O’Reilly shows at The George Billis Gallery in Chelsea, New York.  O’Reilly has taught extensively at colleges in New York City, including the New School for Social Research, Brooklyn College and Pratt University. She is currently teaching at The New York School of the Arts, as well as workshops at Art New England, and out of her studio in Brooklyn.  O’Reilly taught watercolor and collage for several years at The National Academy of Fine Art. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Sun and Art News, among others. Ms. O’Reilly’s work is found in many corporate and public collections, both in the US and internationally including the State Department, Washington D.C: the State Collection Ireland, and the Memphis Brooks Museum in Memphis TN.  Her work is included in Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views by Lauren Della Monica.
 
JENNIFER POCHINSKI. My family moved to Hawaii when I was 11 years old. I remember falling in love with this place that was so new. Haole is the Hawaiian word for foreigner. For some reason I felt oddly comfortable with this term and spent subsequent years being a Haole in other parts of the world. I have spent extended periods in Germany, London, Greece and even the East Coast and now California. Living in a foreign country means emptying yourself and being a listener. I spent a lot of time observing. It has created a silence within me and I want to fill it with paint. 

GWEN STRAHLE. Gwen Strahle has been teaching drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design since 1984, and instigated the Drawing Marathon there in 2004.  She shows her paintings with Zeuxis, an association of still-life painters.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country.  She is the recipient of awards from the Connecticut Artist Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.  She holds a BA from Rhode Island College and an MFA from the Yale School of Art.  In fall of 2018, she is in an upcoming exhibit at Art at Kings Oaks, in Newtown, PA

HARRY STOOSHINOFF was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada. His love of visual art developed in early teenage years, later leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan (1979) and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary (1981). After several moves and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto (1989), Harry secured employment teaching art at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario where he remained for 26 years before retiring in 2015.
During his teaching career and to this day, he produced a prolific body of work dealing primarily with landscape imagery. In 2006 he began marketing artwork online, a method he favours since it allows direct, immediate contact with clients.
These days Harry can be found walking and documenting the always changing spectacular landscape of the Oak Ridges Moraine.