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Aileen Alon

B.A. Art History, 2010
Miami, Florida
Director of Arts & Creative Industry
Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation


Dallas Austin

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2016
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Adjunct Professor & Gallery Assistant
Winthrop University
Active Artist

Lino Azevedo

M.F.A., 2013
North Dakota
Tenure Track Art Instructor
Williston State College


Dylan Bannister

B.F.A. General Studio, 2016
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Artist and Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts
Winthrop University

Lindsey Bargar

B.F.A. Photography, 2016
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Photography Instructor at The Light Factory; Freelance Photography Assistant at Belk, Photo Studio, Pineville


Ashley Beard

B.A. in Art, Certification K12, 2004
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Visual Arts Teacher
South Pointe High School
Rock Hill School District III

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Walter Bethea

B.F.A. General Studio, 2005
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Artist and Quality Control Manager
Grace Management Group


Josiah Blevins

B.F.A. General Studio, 2013
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Account Manager/Independent Artist

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Reuben Bloom

B.F.A. Photography, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina
Filmmaker, digital storytelling
Basic Cable


Nick Bloomberg

B.F.A. Painting, 2005
Charlotte, North Carolina
Curator / Events Coordinator / Art Handler / Working Artist
Gallery Twenty-Two, McColl Center, Bechtler

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Natalie Bork

M.F.A., 2007
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Country Day: 2003-2015 Head of sculpture department
Shed Brand Studios: Lead Designer-custom doors- fused and stained glass 2015- current

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Thomas Bosse

B.A. Art, K12 Certification, 2012
Athens, Georgia
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Pursuing M.F.A., Jewelry/Metalsmithing, University of Georgia


Dale Bridges

B.F.A. Photography, 2013
Brooklyn, New York
Freelance Photographer, Assistant, Digital Tech
Dale Bridges Studio


Maria Britton

B.F.A. Painting, 2004
Chapel Hill, NC
Artist and Co-Director L.O.G. (low occupancy gallery)
Stain and Glaze Dental Technician Apprentice


Leah Mulligan Cabinum

M.F.A., 2013
Clover, South Carolina
Artist and Winthrop Adjunct

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Jessica Calloway

B.A. Art, K-12 Certification, 2005
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Art Educator
Fort Mill School District, Fort Mill High School

Vivianne Carey

M.F.A., 2016
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Visual Artist
Adjunct Instructor, Converse College


Im Chan

B.A. Art History, 2002
Washington, D.C.
Chan Art Conservation, works on paper
Contract conservator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery


Laura Ferguson Chumah

B.A. Art History, 2010.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Manager of SOCO Gallery
Currently on maternity leave.

Chris Clamp

B.F.A. Painting, 2001
Charlotte, North Carolina
Gallery Art Handler/Photography
Jerald Melberg Gallery
Active Artist

Christopher Clark

B.F.A. Photography, 2015
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Commercial Photographer/Videographer
Springs Creative Products Group

Connor Clinch

B.F.A. General Studio, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina
Shop Manager & Press Operator
Sideshow Press


Tonya Cribb-Curran

B.F.A. Ceramics, 1997
DeLand, Florida
Gallery Director
Hand Art Center at Stetson University


Meredith Dallas

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Artist, welder, printmaker

Nicole Davenport

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
M.A.T. Art Education, 2016  
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Middle School Art Teacher at South Middle School in Lancaster

Brian Davis

B.F.A. General Studio, 1996
(M.F.A. University of Florida 2002)
Washington, D.C.
Professorial Lecturer
George Washington University and George Mason University

Kimberly R. Dick

M.F.A., 2007
Greenville, South Carolina
Art Gallery Director, Adjunct Professor of Art
Anderson University


Bethany Dickey

B.A. Art, K12 Certification, 2014
Columbia, South Carolina
Art Educator, West Columbia, Lexington District 2
Pine Ridge Middle School
STarts Instructor at Winthrop University

Evan Donevant

B.A. Art History, 2007
Athens, Georgia
Studio Art and AP Art History
Madison County High School

Joshua Drews!

B.F.A. General Studio, 2001
Columbia, South Carolina
Art Educator, Spring Valley High School
National Art Education Secondary Director-Elect

Mat Duncan

B.F.A. Printmaking, 2014
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Museum Administrator
Curator of Collections and Coordinator for Community Development
Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM)

Toyé Durrah

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
St. Paul, Minnesota
Freelance Artist


Reed Elliott

B.F.A. General Studio, 2003
Art Direction and Property Master



Ashley Felder

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
Hardeeville, S.C.
STEAM Arts Outreach for S.C. Governor’s School of Arts and Humanities
Children's Yoga
Royal Live Oaks Charter School

Jason Forrest

B.F.A. Photography, 1995
New York City
Musician & Software Designer
McKinsey & Company


Mat Fretschel

B.F.A. Photography, 2003
Los Angeles, California
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Kwan Fuller

B.F.A. Photography, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
Color Consultant/ Make-Up Advisor at Sephora, LVMH
Freelance Photographer

Caroline Furiate

B.F.A. Jewelry/Metals, 2014
Rock Hill, SC
Visual Stylist and Fashion Merchandiser

Emily Furr

B.F.A. General Studio, 2016
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Studio Artist
Studio Assistant at Winthrop University


Michael Gentry

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2008
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Gallery Manager, Woodworker, Concert Promoter/Organizer
Arts Council of York County, Sixteenacrewood & Concerts at the Courtroom

Ashley S Gilbert

B.F.A. Sculpture, 1999
Charlotte, North Carolina
Lead Technical Consultant
Nasdaq | Global Corporate Solutions

Jennifer Parham Gilomen

M.A.T ., 1993 M.F.A., 2004
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Artist Homemaker

Mike Goetz

B.F.A. General Studio, 1992  
Charlotte, North Carolina
Adjunct Printmaking, Winthrop University
Project Manager, Retail Display, International Paper

Rae Goodwin

M.F.A., 2006
Lexington, Kentucky
Associate Professor and Director of Foundations
University of Kentucky

Paul Gralen

M.F.A., 1991
Redwood City, California
Artist and Art Teacher, Jordan Middle School
Palo Alto Unified School District

English Grant

B.F.A. Photography, 2014.
Columbia South Carolina
Portrait Innovations


Kaminer Haislip

B.F.A. Jewelry and Metals, 2002
M.F.A., 2005
Charleston, South Carolina
Silversmith and Jeweler
Designs and Creates original handcrafted pieces in silver, copper, and gold


Austin Harmon

B.F.A. Photography, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
Commercial Producer
Boys & Girls Clubs of America


Lee Ann Harrison Houser

M.F.A., 2016
Mooresville, North Carolina
Installation Artist, Potter, and Fine Arts Instructor
Community School of Davidson - High School, Davidson, NC


Joey Hays

B.F.A . General Studio, 2003
B.S. Mathematics 2003
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Landscape Architect
ASPECT Studios

Ashley Herron

B.F.A. General Studio, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana
Assistant Marketing Director for Thomas Mann Design

Carley Hicks

B.F.A. Photography, 2015
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Camera Sales Associate
Biggs Camera

Jeffrey Hicks, M.F.A.

Professor of Foundation Studies
Coordinator - FSPA Exhibition
School of Foundation Studies
Savannah College of Art and Design

Jonathan Hoffman

M.F.A. Painting, 2013
Salisbury, North Carolina
Full Time Studio Art Instructor
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Latasha R. Hollins

B.F.A. Painting. 2007
Charleston, South Carolina
Art Teacher and Artist
Charleston Progressive Academy

Rebecca Jane Hooper

B.F.A. General Studio, 2011
Charleston, South Carolina
Artist & Business Owner
Rebecca Jane Sculpture

Matt Horick

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2013
York, South Carolina
Sculptor / Fabricator
Discovery Place, Uptown Charlotte
MG Horick Studio


Carly Horton

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2014
M.A.T. 2015
Summerville, South Carolina
Art Teacher at Flowertown Elementary

Alexis Lorraine Howard

B.F.A. Photography, 2016
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Photographer, Filmmaker, and Retoucher
Springs Creative

Daniel Hudson

B.F.A. Photography, 2006
Brunswick, Maine
Lead Photographer
Quad Graphics, dedicated L.L. Bean Photo Studio. 

Courtney Hunt

B.A. Art History, 2008
Northern Virginia
Adjunct Art History Instructor and Full-Time Library Specialist
Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus Library

Alastair St.Clare Hutchison

B.F.A. General Studio, 2011
Brooklyn, New York
Lead art handler, Art Deco department
Christie's Auction House. 


Ben Jack

B.F.A. Photography, 2010
Charleston, South Carolina
Photographer and Filmmaker

J Lauren Jackson

B.F.A. General Studio, 2006
Minor Art History
Brooklyn, New York
Master // Production Designer
IATSE [International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States]

Rebecca Jacobs

B.F.A. Photography, 2014
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Marketing Design

Joseph James

B.F.A. General Studio, 2005
Minor in Art History
Helsinki, Finland
Working Visual Artist 

Holly Johnson

B.F.A. General Studio, 2014
Columbia, South Carolina
Program Manager, College of Arts & Sciences
University of South Carolina


Rohena Alam Khan

B.A. Mass Communications, 2008
Minor in Art
Seattle, Washington
Copywriter & Graphic Designer
Avvo & Freelance Artist at 1971.

Sarah Kinard

B.F.A. Printmaking, 2015
Rochester, New York
M.F.A. Candidate: Rochester Institute of Technology
Teaching Assistant Rochester Institute of Technology 

Bridget M. Kirkland

M.F.A., 2013
Inman, South Carolina
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University of South Carolina Upstate

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Samantha Jean Kosakowski

B.F.A. General Studio, 2007
Homburg, Germany
Adjunct Professor Art History and Studio
Arkansas State University-Beebe



Tiffany Lament

B.F.A. Photography, 2014
Morgantown, West Virginia
Photographer for South House Entertainment


Chris Lange

B.F.A. Photography, 2008
M.A.A.A., 2012
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Art-in-Transit Program Administrator
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

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Katie Law

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
Pickens, South Carolina
The Rensing Cente


Katie Lloyd

BFA Sculpture, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina
Landscape Architect
Alta Planning + Design


Sawnsurae Abdul-Hakim Lowe

B.A. Art History, 2014
Minor in Art.   
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Art Business Owner
Artisawn's Studio

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Stephen Lursen

M.F.A., 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
Self Employed Artist
Online Instructor at



Rhiannon Mack

B.F.A. Photography, 2007
Charlotte, North Carolina
Photographer & Adjunct Professor of Photography
Reflections by Rhiannon & Winthrop University


Brittany Sue Mason

B.F.A. Jewelry Metals, Winthrop 2008-2011
2011-2013, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin School of Art
Portobello, Dunedin, NZ
Self Employed Founder & Designer at The Studio

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Sharon Massey

B.F.A. General Studio, 1999
Homer City, Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Paul E. Matheny, III

B.F.A., 1996 and M.A.A.A., 2011
Columbia, South Carolina
Director of Collections
South Carolina State Museum

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Doug McAbee

B.A. Art, 1994, 
M.F.A., 2003
Laurens, South Carolina
Associate Professor of Art
Lander University


Frank McCauley

B.F.A. Painting, 2003
Rockville, Maryland


Alfred McCloud

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2007
MBA Finance, University of New Mexico, 2015
MA in Economics, University of New Mexico, 2013
BA in Economics, Winthrop University, 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Program Manager - Data Analytics
Fidelity Investments


Stephanie Jordan McCloud

B.F.A. General Studio, 2005
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Artist and Conservation Picture Frame


Myers McKenzie

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2008
Charlotte, North Carolina
Hairstylist and Salon Owner
Wonderlab Salon


Elli McNall

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
Knoxville, Tennessee
Self Employed Artist
Teacher at Painting with A Twist


Morgan McWhite

B.A. Art, Certification K-12, 2014
Rock Hill, South Carolina
PK-5 Art Educator and Yearbook Advisor
Clover School District in Clover

Beth Melton

BFA 2003, MFA 2010
Rock Hill, South Carolina


Robert Michaud

B.A. Art, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia
GA Production Manage
Shop Boss at Saucebox Screen Studio

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Mary Beth Mitchell

B.A. Art K12 Certification
Bluffton, South Carolina
Art Teacher
M.C. Riley Elementary School

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Carey Morton

B.F.A. General Studio, 2012
Pendleton, South Carolina
Pursuing MFA studies at Clemson University
Teaching Assistantship, Sculpture 1


Erin Mountain

B.F.A. 2007 & MAT 2011
McConnells, South Carolina
High School Art Teacher

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Janice Mueller

M.F.A., 1999
Charlotte, North Carolina


Betsy Mullins

B.A. Art History, 1996
Miami, Florida
Artist Services Director
Arts for Learning/Miami


La Ruchala Amyrrh Murphy

B.F.A., 2003
M.A.A.A., 2005
Columbia, South Carolina
Arts Administrator/ Grants Coordinator
South Carolina Arts Commission


Sarah Myers

B.A. Art History, 2010
Minor in Art
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Curator of Collections at the Art Cellar Gallery


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Leonor Demori Neisler

B.FA. General Studio, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina
Fine Artist


Lia Newman

B.F.A. General Studio, 1999
B.A. Art History, 1999
Charlotte, North Carolina
Director/Curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries
Davidson College
Co-founder of HappeningsCLT


Heidi Nisbett

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Admissions Counselor
Winthrop University Office of Admissions



Samantha Oliver

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2013
Highlands, North Carolina
Ceramic artist, educator
Dave Drake Studio Barn Resident Artist
The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts


Tabitha Ott

B.F.A. Jewelry Metals, 2008
Cayce, South Carolina
Full Time Instructor at Claflin University
Professional Artist, Tabitha Ott Jewelry


Brent Owens

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2003
Queens, New York
Artist/Art Handler/Art Fabricator



Brent Pafford

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2011
Washington, DC
Owner and Operator
Brent Pafford Ceramics


Amy Pate

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2008
Queens, New York
Self-employed Pate Woodworks


Nikki Patrick

BFA Sculpture 2011
Zürich, Switzerland
Yoga Teacher, Postpartum Doula


Corey Pope

B.F.A. General Studio, 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
Airbrush Artist for Kaman's Art Shoppes, 
Painting Instructor/Assistant for Painting with A Twist
Independent Freelance and Commissions

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Jon Prichard

B.F.A. General Studio, 2003
M.F.A., 2010
Charlotte, North Carolina
Exhibitions Preparator and Freelance Artist
Culture and Heritage Museums of York County



Jon Rajkovich

M.F.A., 2003
Richmond, Virginia
Active Art practice
Teaches Sculpture and 3D Foundations at Virginia Commonwealth University


Jen Ray

B.F.A. General Studio, 1992.
New York City
Self Employed Artist


Emily Raymonda

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2014
MAT-K-12 Art Education, 2015
Beaufort, South Carolina
Visual Arts Teacher, Beaufort Middle School


Adrian Rhodes

B.F.A. General Studio, 2005
M.F.A., 2011
Hartsville, South Carolina
Exhibiting Artist, Teaching Associate
Coastal Carolina University


Dylan T Rogers

B.F.A. Photography Fine Art, 2003
Warwick, New York
David Webb

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Caroline Rust Ward

M.F.A., 1997
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Winthrop University, University Events; Manager of Presidential and Campus Events
Caroline Rust Artworks at RUSTangleSTUDIO, Artist and Principal



Sarah Scherini

B.F.A. General Studio, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Working with a team to produce large scale architectural elements, including signage, for companies world-wide.

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Brandy Scholl

B.F.A. General Studio, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina
Freelance Jeweler,
Public Artist


Casey L. Shelton                                        

B.A. Art History, 2014
Dallas, Texas
Historical Researcher
Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art

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John Shipman

B.F.A. General Studio, 1996
Newark, Delaware
Arts Administrator
Executive Director, The Delaware Contemporary


Jeremy Shockley

B.F.A. General Studio, 2004
Los Angeles, California
Painter and Special Projects/Exhibitions
Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills


Christina Shores

B.A. Art, 2011
Tucson, Arizona
Web and Print Designer


Dustin Shores

B.F.A. Photography, 2009
Tucson, Arizona
Pursuing M.F.A. in Photography
The University of Arizona


Lila Shull

B.F.A. General Studio, 2011
Knoxville, Tennessee
Currently pursuing MFA in Printmaking at University of Tennessee

Charlotte Simpson-Baucom

B.A. in Art, 1973
Charlotte, N.C.
Specialty paint finishes
Murals for both commercial and residential clients


Sandy Singletary

M.F.A., 2991
Greenwood, South Carolina
Assistant Professor of Art
Lander University

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Christopher Alexander Smalls

B.F.A. Jewelry/Metals, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
Lead Cad Designer at a Charlotte jewelry store


Bryanna K.M. Smith

B.F.A. General Studio, 2013
Charleston, South Carolina
Store Manager
Art and Framing Shop

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Greyson Douglas Smith

B.S., Business Admin/Accounting; 
B.F.A., Art, 2014
Columbia, South Carolina
Accountant and Artist
Enterprise Holdings
Member, Board of Directors 701 Center for Contemporary Art


Meredith Steele

M.F.A., 1997
Oakland, California
Artist Painter
Visual Art Teacher, Bentley School

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Todd Stewart

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2006
Charlotte, North Carolina
Artist and Program Director of Public Art
Arts & Science Council


Sarah Stokes

B.F.A. General Studio, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Mudshark Studios
Ash Street Project Emerging Artist Mentorship Program


Marshall Sykes

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2011
Columbia, South Carolina
Dam Safety Coordinator
S.C. Emergency Management Division



Brittany Bagwell Tarr

B.F.A. Painting, 2008
Columbia, South Carolina
Administrative Assistant
Department of Special Education Services
Richland County School District One

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Allison Taylor

B.A. Art History, 2004
M.A. Liberal Studies with a Museum Studies concentration, 2009, UNCC
St. Louis, Missouri
Head of Education and Community Engagement
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum @ Washington University in St. Louis


Julie Thompson 

B.F.A. General Studio, 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
Window Display Coordinator and Designer
Lovely Bride Franchise

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Allison Tierney

B.F.A. General Studio, 2009
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Youth and Adult Art Instructor, Carrboro Arts Center
Youth Art Instructor, Ackland Art Museum


Patrick Toole

B.F.A. General Studio, 2004
Roanoke, Virginia
Luthier: Violin Family
Self Employed


Emily Tuttle

B.A. Art History. 2010
Minor in Studio Art
Tallahassee, Florida
Adjunct Instructor and Teaching Assistant
Florida State University



Rae Van Heirseele

B.F.A. Photography, 1994
San Francisco, California
Garden Designer


Frank Vickery

B.A. Art K12 Certification, 2003
B.F.A. Ceramics, 2005
Glenville, North Carolina
Director of Ceramics, The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts
Franks House of Mud



J Keith Walters

B.F.A. General Studio, 1997
Monroe, North Carolina
Owner of Zuffenhaus, a Porsche service & restoration business
And Zuffenhaus Products


Kaitlyn Walters

B.F.A. General Studio, 2013
Greenville, South Carolina
Marketing department at TTi
Studio at Greenville’s Center for the Creative Arts
Woodworker and Store Manager, Knack Studios


Meaghan Westfall

B.F.A. General Studio, 2017
Rock Hill, SC
Artist and Art Teacher
Riverwalk Academy


Olivia White

B.F.A. Photography, 2012
Anderson, South Carolina
Freelance artist / Entrepreneur
Pet Portraits by Olivia 


John C. Williams

B.F.A. Sculpture, 2013
M.F.A. Sculpture, SUNY Albany, 2016
Salisbury North Carolina
Adjunct Art Faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Welder/Fabricator, PM Fabrications, Concord N.C.


Pamela C. Winegard

M.F.A., 2011
Charlotte/Matthews, North Carolina

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Katie Wise

B.F.A. Ceramics, 2005
M.A.T. (K-12 Art), 2012
Gastonia, North Carolina
Ashbrook High School  
Gaston County Schools


Logan Woodle

B.F.A. Jewelry/Metals, 2009
Conway, South Carolina
Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture
Coastal Carolina University


Danielle Chenette Woodson

B.F.A. General Studio, 2004
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Designer and Manager
Z Art Group