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Alumni Accomplishments

The BA, BFA, MA and MFA students that have graduated from the Bowling Green State University School of Art are amazingly accomplished and are leaders in art-related fields around the world. Many alumni have gone on to become educators in academic and community-based art environments. Others have become internationally recognized artists and art historians, and others have go on to become industry specialists and contribute to our visual world. We encourage you to submit information concerning BGSU School of Art alumni.

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2011

Katherine Brown
Ceramics, BFA 2011
ArtSpace/Lima Spring Art Show 2008, Ellen Nelson Gallery Lima, Ohio (Exhibition). Riverside Art Center 2008, Third Place in Three-Dimensional category.

2009

Maura Myers
Painting, BFA 2009
Piece published in Creative Quarterly, Issue #11

2007

Michelle Weber (Dufrane)
Fibers, BFA 2007
After graduating from Bowling Green, Michelle got married and moved to Montana where she works for numerous art programs in the city of Missoula. She teaches classes at a trendy fabric shop and teaches for an after school art program.

2006

Thomas 'Ike' Greenwood
Drawing, BFA 2006
In the summer of 2007, Thomas was interviewed for a front page article in his city's paper - The Marion Star. The article features his current series of drawings that will be presented at the Richwood Independent Fair in Richwood, Ohio during September.

2004

Ben Pinciotti
Art Education, BA 2004
Ben currently teaches Visual Arts to grades K-5 in Columbus City Schools. Ben's school is an Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. school that integrates core academic "big ideas" into the visual art, music, drama, and dance curriculum.

1998

Jason Hackett
Ceramics, BA 1998
2007-present Full-time Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University
2006-2007 Resident Artist/Part-time Faculty, Marywood University

1995

Laura Tawil
Painting, BFA 1995
Laura (Ursem) Tawil Renews National Board Certification in the area of Visual Art for Early Adolescent through Young Adulthood.
Laura earned her national boards' in 2002, and has successfully completed the renewal process this spring. Laura currently teaches art at Firelands High School in rural Lorain County.

1973

Jeannine Kennedy
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 1973
Art Educator Dover City Schools 1973 - 2003 Arts Department Chair (Music, Visual Arts, Drama) 1986 - 2003 Regional Director Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition 1986 - 2004 Kent State University adjunct faculty 2001 - present Executive Director Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts 2003 - present Loved my years at BG...tremendous art education that served me well, Thanks.

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2008

Casandra Vasu
Art History, MA 2008
Accepted into MFA Program, Creative Writing, at Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.

Mary Cabrera
Art History, BA 2008
Mary Cabrera was awarded the Harry Frankenthaler Fellowship for Academic Achievement from BGSU. She will use the award money to travel to Florence, Italy and study art history with Dr. Allie Terry at SACI during the late spring term 2008.

Jonathan Fardy
Art History, MA 2008
Jonathan Fardy is currently a fully funded doctoral student (ABD)at The Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, The University of Western Ontario. From late June through July of 2011, he attended the annual School of Theory and Criticism hosted by Cornell University on a full scholarship. His first published article, a review of Jean Baudrillard's Forget Foucault, is forthcoming from the Journal of Foucault Studies.

2007

Lynn Brickman
Art History, MA 2007
Adjunct Instructor of Art at Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH

Russell Jones
Art History, MA 2007
Full-time lecturer at Mercy College
Lecturer in Art History at Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio.

2006

Zach Hilpert
Art History, MA 2006
Fully funded into Ph.D. program at College of William and Mary, VA

Carolyn Jambard-Sweet
Art History, MA 2006
Accepted into Ph.D. Program in American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Part-Time Faculty at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Cerise Myers
Art History, MA 2006
Ph.D. Student with full ride at University of Minnesota

2004

Julia Chytil
Art History, MA 2004
Associate Curator of Visual Resources Collection, Toledo Museum of Art and University of Toledo
Adjunct Instructor of Art at Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH

Chris Johnston
Art History, MA 2004
partially funded into Ph.D. program in American Culture Studies, BGSU


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2011

Collin Mapp
Digital Arts, MFA 2011
Collin Mapp had his new film, Pretty, selected for the 7th annual Chicago International REEL Shorts Fest. Pretty is a music video for the band, Eyes Lips Eyes. Pretty will be screened September 16-19th in Chicago. Information can be found about the festival on the website: http://www.projectchicago.com/ And you can see Collin's film on his youTube channel Congratulations!

Kyle O'Brien
Digital Arts, BFA 2011
Designer at Collegate Connection.

Gregory Ramsey
Digital Arts, BFA 2011
Portrait Sales Associate at Portrait Innovations.

Tina Gionis
Imaging, MFA 2011
Tina Gionis' artwork was included of the Quest for Fire exhibition that opened in the Toledo Museum of Art's Community Gallery, March 26.

2010

Eric Kubli
Digital Arts, BFA 2010
Associate Illustrator at metaphor.com

John Nelson
Digital Arts, BFA 2010
Genius at Apple Retail.

Jeffery Oberlander
Digital Arts, BFA 2010
Floor Supervisor at Trilogy Fulfillment

Chase Greenlee
Animation / Video, BFA 2010
Multimedia Coordinator for the Frost Valley YMCA

Danny Rings
Animation / Video, BFA 2010
going for my MFA at Rochester institute of technology

Andi Baumgartner
Imaging, MFA 2010
Work accepted to IDEAS 09, Ball State Museum of Art, Muncie, IN

Christopher Koelsch
Imaging, BFA 2010
Chris Koelsch is exhibiting in the Zeros+Ones: The Digital Era Exhibition at climate/gallery, Long Island City, NY. The exhibition dates are March 6-21, 2010, and the Opening reception is March 6, 6-9pm. For more information on the gallery, visit www.climategallery.com
Second Place, Print Division, SpaceTime Exhibition, SIGGRAPH 09

Heather Moyer
Imaging, BFA 2010
Print Division, SpaceTime Exhibition, SIGGRAPH 09. Undergraduate Research Award, BGSU

2009

Ellie Kay Bockert Augsburger
Digital Arts, BFA 2009
Freelance Independant Animator and CGI Specialist

Valerie England
Digital Arts, BFA 2009
Geek Squad Counter Intelligence Agent (CIA) at Best Buy.

Kathryn Kosey
Digital Arts, BFA 2009
Web Applications Developer, Shumsky.

Scott Wohlwend
Digital Arts, BFA 2009
Web Developer/Graphic Designer, I.D. Images LLC.

James Maloney
Animation, BFA 2009
Animator at LogicJunction. Winner, 3D Games division of GameJam! Funniest Award for his Henry the Frog character .

Wayne Silasi
Animation, BFA 2009
Recieved 2nd place in the SIGGRAPH 2007 Space/Time Exhibition and 1st Place in Drawing at the BGSU School of Art Undergraduate Art Show 2007.

Elizabeth Osterhues

Animation / Video, BFA 2009
Working at Designing Digitally, Inc. as a 3D developer.

Seder Burns
Imaging, MFA 2009
Third Place, Print Division, SpaceTime Exhibition, SIGGRAPH 09. Visiting Professor, University of Toledo.

Danielle Capone
Imaging, BFA 2009
Print Division, SpaceTime Exhibition, SIGGRAPH 09

Melissa Griffith
Imaging, BFA 2009
First Place, Print Division, SpaceTime Exhibition, SIGGRAPH 09

Joshua Lightle

Imaging, BFA 2009
Hired as a Video Editor, Root Learning, Sylvania, OH

Kim Young
Imaging, MFA 2009
Work accepted to IDEAS 09, Ball State Museum of Art, Muncie, IN

Anne Miller

Interactive Art, BFA 2009
Work as a full-time Specialist in User Experience Design at Nationwide World Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Creating interactive animation, game design, video editing, graphic design, and production design.

2008

Deepti Bhatt
Digital Arts, MFA 2008
Interface Design Specialist at State Farm Insurance.

Brian Nixon
Digital Arts, BFA 2008
Project Management Professional at CSC.

Kevin Turchik

Digital Arts, BFA 2008
Previously the Lead Artist at Bitgap Games. Now studies Modern Game Art Weapons at CG Society Workshop.

Jonathan Graef
Animation, BFA 2008
Accepted into the MFA in Animation program at Savannah School of Art and Deign.

Tomas Jech

Animation, BFA 2008
Intern, Pixar Animation, California

Greg Wark
Animation, BFA 2008
Winner, 3D Games division of GameJam! Crowd Favorite Award for his Creepy Crawler

Colin Goldberg
Printmaking, MFA 2008
Now working as a webmaster for http://www.danshamptons.com/

2007

Michael Brandeberry
Digital Arts, BFA 2007
Gwozdziec Synagogue Virtual Environment, Vilna Shul, Boston, MA (exhibition)
2006 Undergraduate Leadership Award

Tara Wilson-Valaitis

Digital Arts, BFA 2007
Project Coordinator at Nextpoint SACI Scholarship Spring 06 - $1500

Sebastien Dion
Ceramics, MFA 2007
Currently works for Apple in Toronto. Co-inventor, co-writer and graduate research assistant to the " Durable Ceramic Output for the Rapid Prototyping Process" Technology Innovation Enhancement Grant funded by the Third Frontier Fund of Ohio. This invention is currently "patent pending".

Adrianne DeVille
Imaging, BFA 2007
-Received MA in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University in Spring 2008 -Digital work displayed at 2010 "Snap to Grid" competition at LACDA -Currently employed as Print and Television Production Coordinator for Wendy's International; Columbus, Ohio.

Ginger Nelson
Imaging, BFA 2007
Front End Web Developer/Designer for: www.tinyprints.com www.weddingpaperdivas.com Mountain View, CA

Pratap Gajjala
Interactive Art, BFA 2007
Employed as Interactive Developer at LogicJunction Inc.

2006

James Spencer
Digital Arts, BFA 2006
Web Designer and SEO at Maximized Living in Orlando, FL.

Joshua Fry

Animation, BFA 2006
Working at Disney doing lighting and compositing on the new film, "Wreck-it-Ralph". Graduated with his MFA from Ohio State where he worked in the ACCAD lab.

Ian McConville

Animation, BFA 2006
Gwozdziec Synagogue Virtual Environment, Vilna Shul, Boston, MA (exhibition). Works at Three Rings Design as a game designer in San Francisco, California.

Amy Seawick

Animation, BFA 2006
Worked as an intern at Pacific data Images (PDI)/Dreamworks in the summer of 2005. PDI is an animation company in California that produced "Antz", "Shrek", "Shark Tale", "Simpson's Halloween Special and CyberWorld", etc.

Jacob Williams

Animation, BFA 2006
Gwozdziec Synagogue Virtual Environment, Vilna Shul, Boston, MA (exhibition)

Brandon Williams
Imaging, BFA 2006
3D Artist, RTT USA, Pasadena, CA

Patrick Lichty
Interactive Art, MFA 2006
Assistant Professor, Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago. Work accepted to IDEAS 09, Ball State Museum of Art, Muncie, IN.

Dave Schwan
Interactive Art, MFA 2006
"Interactive Development Specialist" Media One, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jessica Sparks

Interactive Art, BFA 2006
Web Designer in Marketing and Communications, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2005

Jessica Canter
Digital Arts, BFA 2005
Working at DreamWorks animation as a surfacing artist. Movies include, Kung fu Panda, Monster vs Aliens, Shrek 4, Kung fu panda 2, The Croods, and Turbo. Received her MFA in 2006 from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA Work as an online professor at the art institute. Was an intern at Disney animation as a texture artist.

Ken Edwards

Digital Arts, BFA 2005
Developer at 601am.

Matthew Battaglia
Animation, BFA 2005
Works at DNA Productions in Texas as a 3D Modeler. DNA Productions produced the animations "Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius", "Santa vs the Snowman", and are currently working on "The Ant Bully".

Bryan Woodard

Animation, BFA 2005
Works at Toybox in Auckland, New Zealand doing 3D Animation. Previously worked at Brandspank, Auckland, NZ, Digital Masters, Auckland, NZ 2Reveal, Columbus, OH, and Outsider Entertainment, Columbus, OH. View web portfolio

Donald Rasmussen
Imaging, BFA 2005
MFA Candidate - Photography, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Renee Byerly

Interactive Art, BFA 2005
Works at Easy2 Technologies in Cleveland, OH as a multimedia designer.

Jennifer Ellis
Interactive Art, BFA 2005
User Experience Designer/Web Developer at Progressive Insurance.

Andrew Hughes
Interactive Art, BFA 2005
Senior Accreditation Coordinator with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, President/CEO of Designing Digitally Inc., Instructor for the University of Cincinnati, Instructor for the Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Instructor for Miami Valley CTC, Consultant for The Ohio Board of Regents

Steve Parker
Interactive Art, BFA 2005
Interactive Art Director at Fahlgren.

2004

Kevin Paskowski
Digital Arts, BFA 2004
Art Producer/Scene Lead - Zynga in San Francisco, CA

Michael Climer
Animation, BFA 2004
High poly modeler for Redstorm Entertainment / Ubi Soft, working on Ghost Recon and Rainbow 6 Xbox 360 games.
Art Institute of San Francisco MFA in 3D Modeling.

David Donar

Animation, MFA 2004
Professor of Animation, Sheridan Institute, Ontario Canada Asst. Professor of Digital Production Arts, Clemson University, South Carolina Graduate film, "Pulcinello" screened Hollywood Film Festival, Seattle Intl Film Festival, Great Lakes Film Festival

Tony Greco

Animation, BFA 2004
Works at Bethesda Softworks in Maryland as a game designer. Bethesda produced the games, "The Elder Scrolls", "Call of Cthulhu" and "Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships".

Rusty Hughes
Animation, BFA 2004
Works at Universal Digital Communications in Mansfield Ohio as a 3D animator. Juried show: IMMEDIA 2003 show in Ann Arbor, MI.

Andy Lyon
Animation, BFA 2004
University of Southern California Los Angeles MFA 2006

Zachary McGill
Animation, BFA 2004
Works at Universal Digital Communications in Mansfield Ohio as a 3D animator. Juried show: IMMEDIA 2003 show in Ann Arbor, MI.

Dony Permedi
Animation, BFA 2004
Animator at Gentleman Scholar Studios. School of the Visual Arts in NY MFA in Animation, 2006.

Kevin Paskowski
Animation / Video, BFA 2004
Director of Outsourcing, Art Coordinator, Art Producer, Hidden Chronicles - Zynga 2D/3D Artist, 3D Outsourcing Lead, MW2 - Zynga 2D/3D Artist, YoVille - Zynga Asset Integrator, Roller Coaster Kingdom - Zynga Web Application Support Engineer - Jobvite

Nick Weber

Imaging, BFA 2004
MA candidate, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Kenneth Boich
Interactive Art, BFA 2004
Graphic Designer at Tween Brands, Columbus OH

Michelle Fiocca

Interactive Art, BFA 2004
Now works/lives in Chicago, IL as a Web Designer at Orbit Media Studios, Inc. www.orbitmedia.com. MFA received 2006 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL

Colin Hess
Interactive Art, BFA 2004
Works for UVPhactory in NY as an animator and has created animations and promotional videos for Cimemax, General Electric, MTV, and more. His work has been shown at ResFest in NY, The Amity Art Foundation and the Brooklyn International Film Festival.

Andy McGrath
Interactive Art, BFA 2004
Works as a designer and programmer at CreativeMyndz in Ohio. CreativeMyndz produces educational DVDs and CDs.

2003

Jessica Maloney
Digital Arts, MFA 2003
Assistant Professor, Ashland University, OH, Artworks exhibited in the SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery. Work accepted to IDEAS 09, Ball State Museum of Art, Muncie, IN

Luis Cabrera
Animation, BFA 2003
Works at Forest City Enterprises, Inc. as a Graphic Designer in Cleveland.

Maury Mountain

Animation, BFA 2003
Artist at Epic Games in North Carolina. Epic Games is the developer of Unreal Tournament.

Trevor Roth
Animation, BFA 2003
Works at Digital Image Studios in Michigan as VFX/CG Supervisor.

John Schmidt
Animation, BFA 2003
Works at Volition Inc. as an animator. Volition is the developer of "The Punisher" "Red Faction" and many other games.

Scott Smalle
Animation, BFA 2003
Works at Rockstar Games in California as a 3D modeler. Rockstar Games produced "Grand Theft Auto", "Max Paine 2", and others.

Tommy Stanton
Animation, BFA 2003
Works at Volition Inc. as a game designer and modeler. Volition is the developer of "The Punisher" "Red Faction" and many other games.

Brian Yetzer

Animation, MFA 2003
Digital Artist/Training Specialist at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. Principle artist and owner of YetiSketch.com

Matthew Hancy

Interactive Art, BFA 2003
Worked on the video games "Gears of War", "Unreal Championship 2", and "Unreal Tournament 3". My primary role is Effects artist, I also do High Poly modeling and Cinematic work. Gears of War won several awards including: Game of the Year, Best Graphic

2002

Deneva Goins
Digital Arts, BFA 2002
Senior User Experience Consultant at Cisco.

Matt Kirk
Digital Arts, BFA 2002
Production Assistant at INDE Intuitive Design

Wendy Like
Digital Arts, BFA 2002
Hired at the Center for Applied Technology, BGSU in 2006. Received MFA, 2004, University of Findlay in Children's Literature.

Rebecca Roth

Digital Arts, BFA 2002
User Interface Developer at OnStar.

Walter Behrnes

Animation, MFA 2002
Effects Supervisor- Reel FX Films: Open Season 2 (2007 - Present), Visual Effects Supervisor, Post Asylum, Various Commercial Projects (2006 - 2007 ), Modeler, Tippett Studio, Films: Spiderwick Chronicles, ( 2006 ), Lead Techincal Director DNA Productions, Films: AntBully ( 2004-2006 )

Paul Gaboury
Animation, BFA 2002
Working for Pixologic the creators of ZBrush.

Paul Johnson
Animation, BFA 2002
Works at Singularity Productions as a 3D Modeler in New Hampshire.

Nick Povovich
Animation, BFA 2002
Worked at Castaway Entertainment as a game designer in California. Castaway is the developer of "Diablo" and many other popular games. Worked at Three Rings Design as a game designer in San Francisco, California.

Matthew Priest
Animation, BFA 2002
3D Architectural Artist Green Grass Studios
2003 Telly Award Jumby Bay Studios
2007 Telly Award CDI Animation Studios
Lead Digital Artist Jumby Bay Studios
Lead Prodcution Artist CDI Animation Studios

Matt Simmons
Animation, BFA 2002
Works at Blue Sky Studios in NY as an Animation Director. He helped create the film "Robots" and worked on "Ice Age 2".

Kai Zhang
Animation, BFA 2002
Winner of the Spirit of the Hoka Award at the Oxford Film Festival with his film "Resurrection" in Spring 2005.

Amanda Lange
Animation / Video, BFA 2002
Faculty at International Academy of Design and Technology, Detroit MI, for Game Production

Amy Tavormina
Imaging, BFA 2002
School of the Art Institute Chicago. Faculty at BGSU.

Emily Wharton

Imaging, BFA 2002
Graphic Designer, CDW corporation, Chicago, IL
2005 Publication "Making and Installing Handmade Tiles", Larks Books. Ceramic wall installation

Tina Bell Vance

Interactive Art, MFA 2002
Works as a web support specialist at Cleveland State University in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Juried shows: SIGGRAPH 2003 Art Gallery, San Diego, California

Rebecca Crockett
Interactive Art, BFA 2002
Works at Deloitte in Ann Arbor, Michigan as a multimedia developer.

Tom MacLean III
Interactive Art, BFA 2002
Senior Consultant at NorthPoint Solutions.

2001

Dan Paul
Digital Arts, BFA 2001
Web and e-learning designer, developer and programmer at Medamorphis in Denver, CO.

Lacie Garnes
Imaging, BFA 2001
Received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA in Art and Technology, 2006
Currently Department Chair, The School of Design, Westwood College

2000

Jennifer Swyt
Digital Arts, BFA 2000
Owner, Jeneration Design Studio.

Matthew Kucic
Animation, BFA 2000
Carnegie Mellon University MFA, 2006

Ryan Shull
Interactive Art, BFA 2000
Web Designer, Insight Advertising Agency, Bowling Green, OH

1999

Rick Edwards
Digital Arts, BFA 1999
Senior Communications Manager at Oracle

Eric Foos
Digital Arts, BFA 1999
Art Director: Real Time 3D Environment Design, Modeling and Texturing at aboutGolf

Hunter Grant

Animation, BFA 1999
"Command & Conquer: Generals"
"Barnyard The Movie"
Intro Cinematic to "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade"
Teaser for "StarCraft II"
Senior Cinematic Artist, Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine, CA (worked on Burning Crusade)

Brian Zajac
Animation, BFA 1999
Owner, EyeMagination, Web Design & Internet Marketing for Small Business, Naples, FL. http://www.eyemagination.us Co-Owner, 3DAS, LLC, 3D Renderings and Animations, Sarasota, FL. http://www.3das.com, Co-Author of the Only 3ds Max Books for Architectural Visualization, http://www.3dats.com/products.asp.

Nomar Perez

Imaging, BFA 1999
Senior Designer/Illustrator for American Greetings Creative Studio in Cleveland since 2002.

1998

Craig Carpenter
Animation, BFA 1998
Currently working as a freelance artist. Portfolio at http://www.brightpointstudios.com

Jennifer Grisard
Animation, BFA 1998
I am working at a full-service graphic design firm in San Diego, California.

Thomas Dauber

Interactive Art, BFA 1998
Director of Advancement for the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Responsible for fundraising and alumni affairs as well as communications and marketing.

1997

Andrew Phelps
Animation / Video, BFA 1997
(my BFA was actually both Painting and Digital Art) Promoted to both Professor and Chair, founded the department of Interactive Games & Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology (http://igm.rit.edu), a department of 20+ faculty in the college of computing and information sciences that explores media-centric computing.

1993

Chad Greene
Hybrid / Mixed Media, BFA 1993
Sr Art Director - Microsoft Game Studios

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2008

Rick Martin
Graphic Design, BFA 2008
Graphic Designer at Enabl.

2005

Lesley Lang
Graphic Design, BFA 2005
Won 2 regional ADDY awards in 2009 for the 2008 advertising year and won 1 regional ADDY award in 2008 for the 2007 advertising year

2003

Cory Binau
Graphic Design, BFA 2003
Senior Designer at Studio SC. He is an Environmental Graphic Designer, developing recognizable and informative signage and wayfinding systems for clients nationwide.

Justin Winget
Graphic Design, BFA 2003
Currently holding the position of Creative Design Director for Levy Innovations, the internal brand development arm of industry leading Levy Restaurants. With a portfolio that includes more than 100 Sports and Entertainment clients ranging from Wrigley Field to Lambeau Field, Churchill Downs, & Bristol Motor Speedway, Levy also has namesake restaurants at Walt Disney World, and our crown jewel, Spiaggia, is a favorite of both President Obama and Chicago'ans alike.

As the Creative Design Director, have lead a team of designers and creative strategists in developing and designing experiences for the likes of the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rock legend Rick Nielson's new restaurant, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America, and the recently opened Harley Davidson Museum.

2001

Diana Behl
Graphic Design, BFA 2001
Teaches drawing and printmaking as a visiting assistant professor at South Dakota State University in the 2005-06 academic year and exhibited her artwork at SDSU's Ritz Gallery in Spring 2006.

Nick Greve
Graphic Design, BFA 2001
eCommerce - Marketing Specialist at Regal Beloit. Also a Designer & Developer for Nick Greve Creative & Design.

1992

Thomas Gilmore
Graphic Design, BFA 1992
Thomas Gilmore has accepted the role of Director of Brand Strategy with RGI Design, a retail marketing and branding agency located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty with the School of Fine Arts at Miami University. Examples of his identity work will be featured in LogoLounge 5.

1990

Todd Baer
Graphic Design, BFA 1990
Todd Baer of Baer Design Group to appear in Create Magazines Mar+Apr Regional Feature Todd Baer was recently featured for his contributions and expertise to the package design industry in Create Magazines Mar+Apr 2008 issue. Baer, of Baer Design Group

1987

Michael Frederick
Graphic Design, BFA 1987
After working at The North Shore Group in Toledo, Ohio post-graduation I migrated to the US Virgin Islands in 1991. I was Art/Creative Director at an agency from 1992-1995 when Hurricane Marilyn blew it all away. I then was Art/Creative Director at the largest agency on island for 5 years after which time I started my own business. I have been running my own creative shop since 1999. My local clients run the gamut from liquor distributors to music venues to beachside hotels. Carnival time (April-May)is a very busy time of year. All in all I owe a lot to the entire staff in the Art program in general but thanks to the team of Jacomini & Duda for that extra creative kick in the ass.

1976

Kathleen Montgomery
Painting, BFA 1976
See: myAmericanArtist.com 70th Anniversary Competition Pastel Semi-finalists Also: The Great Lakes Pastel Society Member's Show in the Community Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art (September 28th through November 11th)

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2010

Tara Barnes
Ceramics, BFA 2010
Edith Franklin Pottery Scholarship, Toledo Community Foundation. Front Page Newspaper Article in Bryan Times, "Local Student Donates Artwork", August 8, 2008, Page 1-2, Article by Marci Hummel.

Katie Brown
Ceramics, BFA 2010
currently attending graduate school for my MFA at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Greg Pugh
Ceramics, BFA 2010
Edith Franklin Pottery Scholarship, Toledo Community Foundation. Work Study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.

2009

Teresa Perry
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2009
Deans Purchase Award- BGSU Undergrad Thesis Presentation 2009- "Learad, Branch of the One Tree"
2nd Place Award, Jewelry & Metals - BGSU Undergrad Arts Show-2008- "Talismanic Orb of Spiritual Healing"

2008

Jess Benjamin
Ceramics, MFA 2008
Studio Artist, Omaha, NE
Upcoming, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE, 2006

Anthony Bove
Ceramics, BFA 2008
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, OH

Marisa Hricovsky
Ceramics, BFA 2008
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition) Senior 3D Talent Award Scholarship BGSU, 2007
Junior 3D Talent Award Scholarship BGSU, 2006
Freshman Talent Award Scholarship BGSU, 2004

Clay Leonard
Ceramics, MFA 2008
8th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2008
17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, 2008
North American Cup Show, Sienna Heights University, Adrian, MI, 2008

Sarah Tancred
Ceramics, BFA 2008
University of Florida,Gainesville, FL
Post-Baccalaureate Studies, Ceramics

Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, MN, It's Only Clay, Juried Exhibition Ceramics Monthly, November 2009, p. 18, Upfront. Work pictured. Ceramics Monthly, September 2008, p.35, Undergraduate Showcase. Work pictured.

Amanda Urbanus

Ceramics, BFA 2008
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Sara Brown
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2008
SURGE: SNAG JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., Savannah, Georgia, 2008.

Andrew Kuebeck
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2008
'Spitter Straw',included in 500 Metal Vessels, published by Lark Books, 2007.
Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet, published by Lark Books, 2008.
MFA candidate in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Indiana University, Bloomingon with a graduate assistantship, 2008
THE BEST OF 2008, sponsored by the Ohio Designer Craftsmen
SURGE: SNAG JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., Savannah, Georgia, 2008

Marissa Saneholtz
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2008
Art Jewelry Today, Schiffer Publishing, 2008 (publication)
M.F.A. candidate in Metal Design at East Carolina University, 2008
Marissa Saneholts won the Emerging Artist Award in the Ohio Designer Craftsmen's Best of 2010 National Exhibition. 35TH ANNUAL TOYS DESIGNED BY ARTISTS, Arkansas Art Center, Sam Strauss Sr. Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.
SURGE: SNAG JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION at Gallery S.P.A.C.E.(in Savannah, Georgia, 2008

Jason Karas
Sculpture, BFA 2008
Poe Road Public Art Project, Bowling Green, OH

2007

Andreanna Day
Ceramics, BFA 2007
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Tom Hughes
Ceramics, BFA 2007
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Brent McCune
Ceramics, BFA 2007
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition , Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Matt McGovern
Ceramics, MFA 2007
Studio Potter, Glen Arbor, MI
"Strictly Functional Pottery National", Kevin Lehmans Pottery, Lancaster, PA

Takemi Tsuruta

Ceramics, MFA 2007
"All Fired Up", Sculpture Exhibition. City Hall, Santa Clara CA. 2007

Chelsey Radabaugh

Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2007
Participated in national competition, THE BEST OF 2006, sponsored by the Ohio Designer Craftsmen. The show opened in June atThe Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus and traveled to two other locations

Robert Alsobrook
Sculpture, MFA 2007
Assistant Professor, Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2007

Kirsten Bloomer
Sculpture, BFA 2007
Internship Awards Omni source Corp. Fort Wayne IN

Michael Burman

Sculpture, MFA 2007
Associate Faculty, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
Adjunct Faculty, Huntington University, Huntington, IN

Emma Laatch
Sculpture, BFA 2007
Internship Awards Omni source Corp. Fort Wayne IN

Kristen Massie
Sculpture, BFA 2007
Internship Awards Omni source Corp. Fort Wayne IN

Megan Small
Sculpture, BFA 2007
Poe Road Public Art Project, Bowling Green, OH

Steve Williams

Sculpture, BFA 2007
Poe Road Public Art Project, Bowling Green, OH

2006

Jennifer Deca
Ceramics, BFA 2006
National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, OH

Jessica Donnell

Ceramics, BFA 2006
NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN
Taking Measure II: US Student Ceramic Art at the New Millennium, Jingdezhen, China

Allison Rednour

Ceramics, BFA 2006
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Juliane Shibata
Ceramics, MFA 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Carleton College, MN
Third Place Award, "By the Ounce"  NCECA Show in Louisville, KY, 2007
Aaron Macy Memorial Scholarship, BGSU, 2004
Ceramics Artist in Residence and Instructor, Appalachian Center for Craft/Tennessee Tech University, Smithville, TN.

Johnathan Stumpf
Ceramics, BFA 2006
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Megan Thomas
Ceramics, BFA 2006
Ohio Undergraduate Ceramics Exhibition , Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (exhibition)

Bethany Haeseler

Glass, BFA 2006
MFA Candidate, Ohio State University Graduate Teaching Assistantship Fergus Gilmore Scholarship "Hot Haute Couture" Solo Exhibition

Jaci Crissman
Jewerly and Metals, MFA 2006
"The Nuts and Bolts of Tea" included in 500 Metal Vessels, published by Lark Books, 2007.
Saul Bell Award Design Competition
Juror's Choice Award, In Flux: SNAG Student Slide Show, Chicago, IL
The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry(publication) Fabulous Woven Jewelry (publication)

Sally Hodovanic

Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2006
The Art of Jewelry: Paper Jewelry, Lark Books, 2006 (Publication)

Claas Kuhnen
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2006
Assistant Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan, teaching jewelry and industrial design, 2007.
Had work included in 500 Metal Vessels, published by Lark Books, 2007.
Lecture on the Blender software at the 2008 Blender Conference in Kingsport, Tennessee
Taught at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Memomonie, Wisconsin
BlenderArt Magazine (published)
The Best of 2006, Ohio Designer Craftsmen (exhibition)

Amanda Stark
Jewerly and Metals, MFA 2006
$5,000 Individual Creativity Grant, Ohio Arts Council, 2008
Exploring Boundaries: Evolutionary Metal, January 2008 issue of Art Jeweler.(article)
Pamela Morris Thomford Excellence in Metal Award in THE BEST OF 2007, Ohio Designer Craftsman, Columbus, Ohio
THE BEST OF 2008, Ohio Designer Craftsmen.
EXPLORING BOUNDARIES: EVOLUTIONAL METAL, Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, 2008
1st Place in Mixed Media, 2006 Niche Awards

Andrea Lafferty

Metals, BFA 2006
Participated in the Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition at Step Gallery, Arizona State University during fall semester, 2006. These undergraduates represented BGSU among 6 other university metals programs in the US.

2005

Ryan Charles Owens
Ceramics, MFA 2005
Art Instructor, The Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR
Mayors Choice Award, The 2005 Mayors Art Show, Eugene, OR
The 2005 Mayors Art Show, Eugene, OR
Good Bird/Bad Bird, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, OR<

Ryan Hurst

Ceramics, MFA 2005
Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout.
Honorable Mention 2nd Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition. Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, 2007
Merit Award: My Country, Delta Center for the Arts, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA, 2005
My Country, Right or Left, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA (exhibition) Exchange: Ohio University Regional Ceramics Show, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH (exhibition)
NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition

Andrea Kluckman
Ceramics, BFA 2005
NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN (exhibition)
Taking Measure II: US Student Ceramic Art at the New Millenium, Jingdezhen, China (exhibition)

Chuck Owens
Ceramics, MFA 2005
Project Coordinator Panama Pottery, Sacramento CA
Mayors Choice Award, Mayors Art Show, Eugene OR, 2005
Award of Merit, Arizona Sculpture Competition, 2003
KBH Merit Award, NCECA Regional Student Juried Exhibition, 2003
Best of Show-Ceramics, Student Juried Exhibition, NAU, Flagstaff, AZ 2002

Zachary Orcutt
Sculpture, MFA 2005
Assistant Professor, University of West Virginia, Parkersburg, WV; 2010 WV Governor's Award - Artist of the Year

2004

Paul Kruse
3D Studies, BFA 2004
I.T. Help Desk Specialist for Katz, Sapper & Miller. Previously a 3D Rendering and Design Specialist for a large printing corporation.

Lauren Fowler
Ceramics, BFA 2004
MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Dennis Gerwin
Ceramics, BFA 2004
MFA Candidate, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Studio Resident, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT ,Ceramics Department. 2004-2006

Lauren Herzak-Bauman
Ceramics, BFA 2004
MFA Candidate Ceramics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Joye G. Harris Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2009
Pioneer Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 2009
Brown McKenzie Arts Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 2006 Speaking Volumes, 1300 Gallery, Cleveland OH (solo exhibition)
International Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS (exhibition)

2005 Group exhibition, Assemble gallery, Cleveland, OH
Juried Clay Annual, WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburg PA
Craft Forms 2005, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

Karen Hobbs
Ceramics, BFA 2004
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington Audio Visual/Videography
Studio Art Centers International/Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Art Conservation

Amanda Lynch
Ceramics, BFA 2004
MFA program at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Nicole Myers
Ceramics, MFA 2004
Manufacturing Engineer, Insight Technology, Londonderry, NHArt teacher (ceramics and sculpture), Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, OH

Jodi Puse
Ceramics, BFA 2004
NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN (exhibition)

Casey Bradley
Sculpture, MFA 2004
Foundry Technician, Columbus College of Arts and Design, Columbus, OH

Brian Glaze
Sculpture, MFA 2004
Assistant Professor, Blue Ridge Community College, Asheville, NC
(Teaching Art Appreciation, Design I & II, Drawing I & II, and Sculpture I & II, Studio, and Ceramics)

2003

Andrea Askins
Ceramics, BFA 2003
Art Teacher, K-2nd grades, Vermillion, OH

Cyler Beard
Ceramics, BFA 2003
Instructor, Young Artists At Work, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.

Beth Brown
Ceramics, BFA 2003
Art Teacher, 9-12th grades, Northridge High School, Licking County, OH

Lauren Eastman Fowler
Ceramics, BFA 2003
MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Versus: Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, Man vs Self, Sol-Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (exhibition)
RISD Ceramics Department Biennial Show, Woods-Ghery G

Lauren Eastman Fowler
Ceramics, BFA 2003
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Ceramics, 2006 Collegiate Teaching Certificate, Brown University, 2006 Visual Arts Instructor: Lake Forest Academy 2007-current Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, Lake Forest Academy 2011 The Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence honors a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching. Mints Grant Recipient, Lake Forest Academy, 2009-2010

Tyson Geib
Ceramics, BFA 2003
Studio Assistant, Jan Pugh Pottery, Genoa, OH

Jonathan Ginnaty
Ceramics, MFA 2003
Instructor/Lecturer, Chapman University, Orange, CA.
5th Annual Ceramics Exhibition & Benefit 2008 McGroarty Fine Arts Center, Tujunga, CA.
3rd International Small Teapot Exhibition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA 2008

Stephen Karla
Ceramics, BFA 2003
MFA Ceramics, University of Notre Dame, Norte Dame, IN 2006
Best of Show, 2005 Elkhart Regional Show, Midwest Museum of American Art.
First Place, Sculpture, 2004 Elkhart Regional Show, Midwest Museum of American Art
Dominick & Elizabeth Labino Art & Technology Award, Ceramics, BGSU, 2003

Arthur Kettner
Ceramics, BFA 2003
2005 Instructor, Sinclair Community College, Dayton OH
John Bryan, Work shop, Community Art Center, Yellow Springs, OH

Collette Palamar
Ceramics, MFA 2003
Assistant Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at the Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, OH

Kathy Pawlowski
Ceramics, BFA 2003
Ceramics/3-D Teacher, Art Ventures, Medina, OH

Mathew Sobb
Ceramics, BFA 2003
2005 Completed MFA at Penn State University, State College, PA

Todd Wozniak
Ceramics, MFA 2003
Taking Back Toledo, Group Exhibition, Space 237, Toledo, OH

Zach Whitehurst
Glass, BFA 2003
MFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University 2008 Studio Technician at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2009-present. Worked at MassMoCA in 2008 on the permanent installation - Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

2002

Stephanie Beiser
Ceramics, BFA 2002
Ceramics instructor, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

Kathy Hoffman Lorenz
Ceramics, BFA 2002
Art teacher (ceramics and photography), Newark High School, Newark, OH
Clay by the Books - A BGSU Ceramics Exhibition, Bolwing Green Public Library, Bowling Green, OH (exhibition)
500 Teapots by Kathy Triplett (publication)

Zak Knudtson
Ceramics, MFA 2002
Instructor, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, 2005-06
Earth In Balance, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH
Group Exhibition, Cortland Gallery of Art, Ashland, OH

Andrea Moon
Ceramics, BFA 2002
Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Juror: Don Reitz
Amarillo Biennial 600: Clay, Amarillo Museum of Art, Juror: Marilyn Zeitlin
Regional Ceramics Exhibition, University of Dallas, Juror: Val Cushing
Graduate Student in ceramics with assistantship, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
Southern Pitchers, Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallery, Columbia, SC (exhibition)
Southern Cup, Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallery, Columbia, SC (ex

Megan Mullins
Ceramics, BFA 2002
Graduate Student with assistantship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

Ryan Brunk
Glass, MFA 2002
Ryan Brunk runs Studio 151; he is an active member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and Employed by Insight Technology as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Heather Grandmont
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2002
Owner of the very successful, Heather Grandmont Jewelry, in Cleveland, Ohio

Harley McDaniel
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2002
2007-Present Assistant Professor of Art. Kankakee Community College. 2006-2007 Sabbatical Replacement Art Instructor. Rainy River Community College. *String Theory. Installation. Charles Harris Library Gallery. Wise, VA. May-June 2009. *Neo-Modern: Reforming Form. Installation. Lexington Art League?s Project Space. Lexington, KY. January 10 to March 1, 2009. *Neo-Modern. Installation. Brandenburg Gallery. Olivet Nazarene University. Bourbonnais, IL. November 3-10. Artist lecture and reception November 6, 2008. *String Theory. Installation. Governor's Gallery. Governor?s State University, University Park, IL. July 10 - August 7, 2008. *No Strings Attached. Installation. Preble County Artist Association Gallery. 635 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, Ohio. December 3-28, 2007. *Parasite in the Classroom. Installation. Backus Center for the Arts, Culture, and Life-long Learning. 900 5th Street, International Falls, MN. October 5 ?October 31, 2006.

2001

Michael Carpenter
Animation / Video, BFA 2001
For the past decade I've been involved in a plethora of creative endeavors and have evolved as an artist. Initially focusing on my computer art skills, I worked on flash contract jobs in the Cleveland area, and assisted with aesthetic and interactive development of internal training systems and websites for companies such as Earnst and Young and Goodyear. After becoming restless with traditional desk jobs, I decided to move to Atlanta in 2002 to pursue more creative opportunities that combined my childhood passion of carpentry and masonry. I worked under a furniture refinisher and faux finisher for approximately two years, and thereafter started my own company, MDC interiors. Through MDC Interiors, I explore the basic principles of interior design by creating inventive and decorative elements. I work with the various techniques to apply textured surfaces, decorative trim, custom concrete, and original carpentry to create designs. Although I am not in a traditional computer art field, I have been able to use the skills from my computer art degree and continue to apply them to aspects of my company, from creating my own website to sketching blueprints of designs. I am beginning to incorporate my independent line of furniture, and hope to continue schooling in industrial design so I can heighten and incorporate the aspects of both technology and contemporary design.

Shannon Crothers
Ceramics, BFA 2001
Associate Educator for Museum Programs, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
New Work, The Gallery at One Dayton Center, Dayton, OH (exhibition)
Flouting Propriety: Boundaries, Desire and the Female Identity, Upstaits at the Greenwich,

Christopher Doniere
Ceramics, BFA 2001
MFA Ceramics, SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY, 2004
Graduate Student Research and Creative Projects Award, 2004- 2005

Jessica Leming
Ceramics, MFA 2001
2005 Instructor University of South Carolina

Hali Lynne
Ceramics, BFA 2001
Ceramics Artist in Residence & Studio Coordinator, Space 237, Toledo, OH

John Williams
Ceramics, MFA 2001
Assistant Professor of Art, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Residency Award: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-08
Residency Award: Cite International des Arts, Paris, 2007-08
Residency Award: Cub Creek Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, 2003-04

WIll Gustwiller
Jewerly and Metals, BFA 2001
Will Gustwiller, BFA 2001 and 3D Jewelry/Metals graduate, is the BGSU Recent Distinguished Graduate of 2008 and featured here on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGpDUWZbfMs Will is the owner of Eclipse Chocolate, based in San Diego: www.eclipsechocolat.com He is using his art skills to make his business successful and is supplying all the better hotels and restaurants in Southern California.

2000

Melissa Mencini
Ceramics, BFA 2000
MFA Ceramics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 2003
Instructor, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Lincoln Fellowship Recipient
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, 2005-6

Luke Sheets
Ceramics, MFA 2000
Instructor of Art, Ohio Northern University
8th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Third Place Award: Spring Show, Lima Art Center, Lima, OH

1999

Amy Halko
Ceramics, BFA 1999
MFA Ceramics,
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Third Place Award:
Cup, The Intimate Object 2005
Purchase Award:
Feats of Clay 2005
National Merchandise Award: Strictly Functional Pottery.

Trey Hill
Ceramics, BFA 1999
MFA Ceramics, San Jose State University, CA
Assistant Professor, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 2005 - Solo Exhibition Kolva-Sullivan Gallery Spokane WA

Taunt Fellowship recipient, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, 2004
Jurors Award Arts Benicia Juror Arthur Gonzales, Benicia, 2003
Helen Dooley Memorial Scholarship, San Jose State University, CA, 2001
Sandra Johnstone Memorial Scholarship, San Jose State University, CA, 2000

Brandon Reece
Ceramics, MFA 1999
Associate Professor of Art, Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Artist Fellowship, Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition, 2007
New Works, Gebert Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2007
New Works, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2007
Ceramic Sculpture, Artsplace, Ponca City, OK, 2007

John Zimmerman
Ceramics, BFA 1999
MFA Spatial Art, Emphasis Ceramics, San Jose State University, CA
Assistant Professor of Fine Art, University of New Mexico, Gallup
2005 Instructor, Southern Florida Community College

Danielle Crissman
Metals, BFA 1999
Had work featured in Metalsmith, Exhibition in Print in the fall of 2006.

Brett Hunter
Sculpture, MFA 1999
Associate Professor of Sculpture,Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Faculty, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

1972

Stephen Kilborn
Ceramics, BFA 1972
I have made a living from woodworking, ceramics and painting since graduating 40 years ago.

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2009

Kim Bissett
Drawing, MFA 2009
Cleveland Institute of Art: Adjunct Faculty- Foundation Drawing International Drawing Annual 6, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Publication: INDA 6. 2011

Sara Schleicher
Printmaking, MFA 2009
2008- Sara Schleicher received a First Place Award in the 16th Mini Print International Exhibition, held this year at the Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, NY.

Mini Print International

2008

Lena Ellis-Boatman
Painting, BFA 2008
Artomatic 419 Exhibition, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (exhibition)

Rachel Greenfield
Painting, BFA 2008
Artomatic 419 Exhibition, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (exhibition)

Ruth Snyder
Painting, BFA 2008
Artomatic 419 Exhibition, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (exhibition)

Sean Morrissey
Printmaking, BFA 2008
MFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Printmaking, Letterpress, Book, and Paper Studio coordinator at Penland School of Crafts.

Exhibitions: International Print Center New York, Biennale Internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres (Canada), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art (Italy), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Boston University, University of Minnesota, Harnett Museum of Art. Collections: New York Public Library, Sheldon Museum of Art (Coleman Collection), The Weisman Art Museum, Kansas City Art Institute.

2006

Angie Zielinski
Painting, MFA 2006
Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo, OH
Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Michelle Carlson
Printmaking, MFA 2006
Programs Coordinator, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, OH, July 2006-present
Honorary Board Member, Medici Circle, BGSU

2005

Kim Adams
Painting, BFA 2005
Midwest National Abstract Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana

Rebecca White
Painting, BFA 2005
Research internship at Ellen Frank Illumination Arts, Inc., New York, New York

Matthew Krueger
Printmaking, BFA 2005
Graduate Student with assistantship, Ohio University

Jeremy Plunkett
Printmaking, BFA 2005
Graduate Student with assistantship, Ohio University

2004

Cheri Charlton
Painting, BFA 2004
Research Internship, Art Institute of Chicago

Kara Daving
Painting, BFA 2004
CEPA Gallery Annual Members Exhibition, Buffalo, NY
So Far, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY (exhibition);
Terramorphism, One Hour Gallery, Buffalo, NY (exhibtion)

Ken Demich
Painting, BFA 2004
Instructor at Kellogg Community College, Michigan

Kenneth Demich
Painting, BFA 2004
MFA Kendall College of Art and Design. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

John Hrosko
Printmaking, BFA 2004
Employed as an architectural illustrator with Howard Architectural Models, Toledo, OH.

2002

Ryan Rasmussen
Drawing, BFA 2002
After graduation, Ryan Rasmussen used the skills he learned in the BGSU Fine Arts program to rethink branding and marketing innovation. From 2003 - 2007 his work consisted of developing new standards for social marketing and new product development with online influencers across blogs, forums, social media, and virtual worlds.

Traditional marketers and communications consultants took note, with much of his innovation chronicled in some pivotal marketing texts including "Word of Mouth Marketing - How Smart Companies Get People Talking" (Sernovitz 2006) In 2008, Ryan transitioned to the agency world of consulting to share the best practices and techniques he had pioneered on a much broader scale.

Ryan currently serves as Vice President & Director of Insights & Analytics at Zocalo Group, a word of mouth marketing agency based in Chicago. In addition to providing strategic marketing & creative counsel to domestic and international clients such as Dell, Unilever, Nissan, and Subway, Ryan developed a suite of industry award winning online and offline measurement tools, including the Recommendation Index, Earned Digital Engagements, and Digital Footprint Index - receiving awards from SNCR at Harvard (2009), Stanford (2010), and two SABRE awards for Measurement Innovation (2010) & Product of the Year (2011.)

Ryan frequently speaks to academic, trade, and private audiences about social marketing, the role of innovation and creativity within an organization, and about technology Futures per his work with the Long Now Foundation. When asked about his unique path and the role that his BFA provided in shaping his career, Ryan credits BGSU and the Fine Arts Department with teaching him to see.

Earlier this year, Ryan was accepted into the Kellogg MBA program.

Julianne Prenoveau
Photography, BFA 2002
Will be starting graduate school in Fall 2007 at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA for Museum Studies and living in San Francisco.

Kristen Martincic
Printmaking, BFA 2002
Instructor, Relief Printmaking, Holter Art Museum, Helena, MT
Adjunct Instructor, Elementary Printmaking, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
Another Layer of Skin , Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE (sol

2001

Elizabeth Gauthier (Kissonergis)
Drawing, BFA 2001
While at Bowling Green I was given an assignment to illustrate a childrens book in one of my drawing classes. Always interested in the idea of doing my own book I was intrigued by it. Little did I know that six years after getting my BFA the idea would become so embedded in me that I would begin my own publishing company, Gauthier Publications. I am now the Creative Director of Frog Legs Ink, our childrens division. In October of this year we released our first title Out of the Nursery, one of my own. We are set to release three more titles in the next few months and fifteen next year (one of which will be mine). I am very proud to say we print and bind everything in the USA and that we will soon have to do a second run of Out of the Nursery. If it wasn't for my classes at BGSU and the variety of skills I learned in the art department, from different drawing techniques to layout I wouldn't be where I am today. www.FrogLegsInk.com

1992

John Nolan
Painting, BFA 1992
Curator, 1997-present, Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Inc., Greenville, SC, www.bjumg.org

Owner, August, 2006-present, Greenville History Tours, Greenville, SC, www.greenvillehistorytours.com

Paper Presentation:
Toward a New Interpretation of St. Joseph in Early Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish 'Holy Family' Paintings, co-presented with Ruth Grim (Curator of the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL) at the College Art Association's 93rd Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, 2005.

Publications:
Nolan, John M., Strehlke, Carl B., Deimling, Barbara, Discovering a Pre-Renaissance Master: Tommaso del Mazza, Bob Jones University Press, Greenville, SC, (forthcoming, May, 2009)

Nolan, John M., Civitali [Civitale], Matteo (di Giovanni), Grove Art Online,
[Note: revised article, 2008]

Nolan, John M., A Guide to Historic Greenville, South Carolina, 144pp., History Press, Charleston, SC, 2008 ISBN 978-1-59629-340-3

Nolan, John M. Selected Masterworks from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, 175 pp., Bob Jones University Press, Greenville, SC, 2001. ISBN 0-9713368-0-6

1990

AnnMarie LeBlanc
2D Studies, MFA 1990
Director and Professor School of Visual Communication Design Kent State University

1988

Emily Christoff
Drawing, BFA 1988
After Graduation with my BFA in 1988, I was hired as the park manager for Kaman's Art Shoppes at Busch Gardens, Virginia. My job included teaching drawing and managing the portrait and caricature operation for about 40 artists. I eventually became the national portrait trainer for the company and wrote their national portrait training guide which is still in use in many amusement parks all over the country. I eventually left the company to be a self employed studio artist. I supported myself and my kids by drawing portraits from life and from photos as well as teaching art privately. I am currently the artist in residence at the Historic Powhatan Resort in Williamsburg Virginia. I draw portraits, create and teach all of their adult and children's art classes. I hope to return to BGSU to get my masters in Fine Art in the near future so that I am able to advance my career as a professional artist and art teacher.

1984

Amie Oliver
2D Studies, MFA 1984
Amie Oliver, MFA '84 has been awarded a two month residency fellowship at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris during May and June of 2013. Prior to her departure to France, Oliver's solo exhibition Astral Garden will open at the Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, VA on April 5. Work from this series will also be included in Anarchistic Abstraction at The University of Mary Washington Galleries during the fall of 2013. Amie Oliver maintains a studio in Richmond, VA where she is a lecturer for graduate classes and workshops for Virginia Commonwealth University and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

1976

Debra Clem
Painting, BFA 1976
Debra Clem is a Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast, located in New Albany, Indiana in the metro Louisville area. She studied at Bowling Green State University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Debra received a graduate assistantship to the Pennsylvania State University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from that institution. She has shown her paintings in more than 60 group, invitational, and solo exhibitions and has been awarded five individual artist grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Debra received an Al Smith Fellowship, the highest individual award given to artists from the state of Kentucky and has been awarded fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She is a member of Indiana University's FACET (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching). Debra was the recipient of IU Southeast's Distinguished Research and Creativity Award in 2006. Debra grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Her email address is: dclem@ius.edu

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