Steve is an award winning watercolorist and popular tri-state area instructor. The artist holds a BFA from Richmond’s VCU’s nationally ranked art program as well as advanced studies at Baltimore’s Maryland Institute College of Art as well as numerous local, regional and national creative awards and honors. To visit Steve’s website click HERE.
Rosemary is a printmaker and member of Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.
She has lived in many countries overseas and takes inspiration from a life in Africa, Asia and South America. She has taught studio art and art history in many countries as well as the US, and much of her work reflects a deep love of the history of art.
She has studied with many well known printmakers and painters, and enjoys sharing a wide variety of techniques with her students.
Sahm Doherty-Sefton was the 2018 winner of the David Grafton prize at the Academy Art Museum for her color photograph ‘At Last’, which is currently on exhibit at the museum.
Sahm was the first woman photographer on the masthead of Time magazine, where she remained for more than 25 years. She lived and worked in both New York and Washington D.C., covering a wide diversity of subjects – sports, fashion, politics, the arts, and social unrest. She became Time’s White House photographer during the Carter Administration. But a wanderlust took hold and Time cooperated, basing her successively in Johannesburg, Cairo, Bonn, and London, from where she chronicled major international events. Her assignments have included coverage of wars in Cyprus, Zimbabwe and Beirut and major world events.
She has photographed numerous world leaders, including Margaret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat, Yasser Arafat and Leonid Brezhnev. Besides Jimmy Carter, she has had before her cameras American presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
In London she was the European picture editor of Time for six years. After her return to America, she produced and filmed television documentaries.
Rediscovering with her camera the geographical and cultural vastness of America has been a creative journey as exhilarating as the years overseas for Ms. Doherty-Sefton. She currently resides in St. Michaels, Maryland, where, in addition to continuing as a working photographer, she conducts photography classes at the Easton Academy Art Museum and for Chesapeake College. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently in Poland, Israel and the Biggs Museum of American Art.
Diane DuBois Mullaly is an award-winning oil painter. She attended Tyler School of Art of Temple University, and since then has continued to study diligently with regional and nationally recognized painters. Mullaly’s subjects are wide ranging, and include landscape, still life, figurative, and miniature oil painting. A devoted plein air painter, she has been juried into Plein Air Easton eight times, and is a featured artist in the February/March 2018 Plein Air Magazine. Mullaly is the resident artist at The Green Phoenix Gallery, Easton, MD, where a large body of her work is on exhibit and for sale. As an instructor at the Academy Art Museum; she shares her love of painting, paired with all the technical knowledge she has acquired through her years of study. Mullaly lives in Talbot County, Maryland, near the Choptank River, with her husband and two quirky cats.
Brad studied Visual Communications/Illustration, first at Montgomery College, in Rockville MD, and then at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, where he graduated with a BFA in 1990. While at Maryland Institute he studied portrait drawing with Abby Sangiamo and figure drawing with Peter Collier. Between 1994 and 1995 he took evening and summer classes at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore. There he experience a classical approach to drawing and painting and a taste of the way all artists learned their craft prior to the twentieth century. The Schuler School is also where he had some of his first experiences painting outdoors with noted watercolorist Fritz Briggs. Over the years since he has gained priceless painting knowledge and experience in workshops with great artists like Carolyn Anderson, Tim Bell, George Strickland and Abigail McBride.
In 2016 was given the opportunity to share that knowledge by teaching drawing and painting classes in the Education Program at the Academy Art Museum in Easton MD.
Sheryl Southwick, BFA, is a teaching artist who exhibits frequently and demonstrates skills in several mediums. Her works are often a combination of mediums including drawing, printmaking and painting. To visit Sheryl’s website click HERE.
STEPHEN WALKER has a master’s degree in drawing, sculpture and print making from the University of Memphis and also has a master class certificate in ceramics from VCU. Walker has exhibited his award-winning 2-D works and sculptures in countless galleries and shows and has been an invited juror for painting and photography shows in Montgomery and Frederick Counties. In addition to tallying 20 years of teaching art and AP photography at Gaithersburg High School, Walker was an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and taught digital photography there for many semesters. A recent “come here” who has jumped into the AAM art community, Walker has two course offerings: pottery on Wednesday nights and his new Saturday photo course starting in March to inspire and motivate intermediate photographers to create personal work. Web site: squarehousestudio.com
Banner Image Credit: Sahm Doherty-Sefton, Watertown Casper