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BLACK POND STUDIO

BIOS OF TEACHING ARTISTS

MEREDITH FIFE DAY
Meredith Fife Day has been a working studio artist for more than three decades. She has exhibited widely, most recently at Soprafina Gallery in Boston and Warm Springs Gallery in Virginia. She has also shown her work at Kimball Union Academy, Wheaton College and Peterborough Fine Art. Her paintings have been selected for numerous invitational shows and national competitions. She has had solo exhibitions in Massachusetts at Pine Manor College, Emmanuel College, Whistler House Museum of Art, and Middlesex Community College, where she teaches painting.
 
Day has been awarded fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Va., and Auvillar, France, and Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, N.Y. She earned an MFA degree from Boston University after receiving BA and MFA degrees from Louisiana State University in her native Baton Rouge, where she studied with Edward Pramuk and Anne Tabachnick. Day has taught at the universities she attended, as well as at Southwest Missouri University.
 
In her continuing pursuit of learning from artists she admires, Day has studied with Sue Miller, Nell Blaine, Jake Berthot, Katherine Porter, Stanley Lewis and James Weeks. She has also written on the visual arts, and has served as an advocate, consultant, teacher and volunteer for children’s educational programs in the visual arts.

CATHERINE KEHOE
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 JSS in Italy, Civita Castellana, Harvard Medical School and Black Pond Studio.

AMY MAHNICK
Amy Mahnick has been creating the subjects for her still life paintings for 18 years.  The plastic and packaging material she uses reflects her love of clean, colorful, modernist forms, and her paintings, a love for the process of working from observation.  

She was born in Detroit and received a BFA, in sculpture, from Michigan State University, and an MFA, in painting, from the New York Academy of Art. 

Her work has been exhibited in the United States and South Korea, most notably with Flowers Gallery, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Trestle Gallery, and 1285 Avenue of the Americas in New York; Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles; Girls’ Club, Ft. Lauderdale; and the Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul.

She has taught painting and drawing as an adjunct instructor at Adelphi University on Long Island for the past 5 years.  Prior to that, her work as a commercial painter included projects as far ranging as the recreation of Pierre Bourdelle’s Depression-era murals in Dallas’s Fair Park, to Jeff Koons’s Easyfun-Ethereal series. 

NANCY McCARTHY
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 2014 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.
 
JENNIFER POCHINSKI, born in Michigan in 1968, moved with her family to Hawaii at age 11. She received a BFA in Painting in 1991 from University of Hawaii. From age 17 on she spent periods of time in Germany and England.  She married at age 27 to a Greek and had two daughters.  In 2003 they moved to a suburb near Athens and the marriage soon ended. Jennifer continued living there with her daughters for the next 7 years.

She earned a degree in Interior Architecture AKTO College of Art and Design to have steady work, while still painting daily. She pursued a career in Design for six months but got her first break when gallerist Jill Yakas spotted a landscape in a mutual friend’s house. Yakas gave Jennifer her first solo show a month shy of her 40th birthday. 
 
In 2011 Jennifer and her girls moved to Sacramento where she has been showing her work in various galleries. She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco.
 
“Painting has always been a stronghold,  an emotional crutch. When I am painting and am lost in the sensuousness of paint, all my temporal concerns fall away and I connect with something — bigger than me.”

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.