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Carol Frost, Affiliate Professor of Fine Art (Studio) has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund for excellence in painting.  The foundation is based in Philadelphia, PA.  Professor Frost's work can be viewed on line at www.carolmillerfrost.com. 

Christopher Lonegan, Affiliate Professor of Fine Arts (Studio) has been awarded a doctorate in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.  His dissertation, The Anatomy of Spirit: Art, Philosophy and Anatomical Illustration, was awarded ISDVA's first Dissertation Prize. 

Mary Beth Akre, Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Studio), presented a selection of paintings for her sabbatical exhibition- The Vanishing Rural Landscape- at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery from Oct. 22nd to Nov. 20th. 

In May, 2012 Janet Maher, Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Studio Art) published From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley: Early Irish Catholics in New Haven County, Connecticut, Apprentice House. Her book explores the history of Ireland through the perspective of Catholicism, bringing it to the origins of Catholicism in Connecticut, then to several Irish families whose personal stories extend to the present. Information about this scholarly and visual project may be found on her blog, Maher Matters (http: www.mahermatters.com) or on her web site (http://www.janetmaher.com). She will have an exhibition and book signing at the Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, opening March 1, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

Paintings by Professor Mary Beth Akre were on display in a three-person exhibition, Images from the Land, in the Gormley Gallery of the College of Notre Dame from 8-30-11/8.

Body Work: Recent Painting Carol Miller Frost will be at the Stevenson University Gallery from 10/5-11/21.

Student News


Studio Arts students, Elissa D'Abusco, Rory Nachbar, and Amanda Philipp, celebrating the completion of Elissa's private Study mural installation.


Three-part installation public art project celebrating the community of Govanstowne, 5700 block of York Road, by Elissa D'Abusco.

Follow studio art major Rory Nachbar's blog, A Hound's Life

Alumni News

Ashley Twaddel is Production Designer at Neustadt Creative Marketing, Baltimore MD.  (www.ncmark.com)

Cara Kelly is Live Music & Event Coordinator at Portside Tavern, Baltimore. 

Greg Tomezsko is a lecturer at Community School for Music and the Arts, Ithaca, NY.  (www.tomezsko.com)

Kimberly Klibert is a contract attorney in New York.

Holly Seibel Collum is an art teacher and varsity volleyball coach at Glenelg Country School, Maryland.

Sarah Coldwell is SVP of the marketing team at IB Group, New York.

Hayley Wulster is a senior graphic designer at the Turtle Company, New York.  (www.hayleywulster.com)

Dan Corrigan ('09) received his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and book arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in 2012.  (www.dfcorrigan.com)

Alex Fricchione (11') is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.  (portfolios.risd.edu/AlexandraFricchione)

The Baltimore Sun recently ran an article on an installation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore by Eileen Wold, a Loyola visual arts graduate.  (www.eileenworld.com)