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BLACK POND STUDIO

BIOS OF TEACHING ARTISTS

ELIZABETH GEIGER majored in painting and mathematics at the University of Virginia, and continued her art studies at the New York Studio School and Vermont Studio Center. Geiger has won a fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, been featured in American Artist magazine, and has shown regularly throughout the eastern United States.  Her work can be seen in the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Richmond, the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, VA as well as the Clay Center Museum of Art in Charleston, WV.
Known for her still life paintings, she has recently also focused her painting practice on landscape.  Along with her regular teaching at the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, VA,  she has been a visiting artist at the College of William & Mary, the Kentucky School of Art & Design,  Washington & Lee University, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Mount Gretna School of Art in Pennsylvania. 
ElIzabeth Geiger regularly shows her work at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
 
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 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 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. My family moved to Hawaii when I was 11 years old. I remember falling in love with this place that was so new. Haole is the Hawaiian word for foreigner. For some reason I felt oddly comfortable with this term and spent subsequent years being a Haole in other parts of the world. I have spent extended periods in Germany, London, Greece and even the East Coast and now California. Living in a foreign country means emptying yourself and being a listener. I spent a lot of time observing. It has created a silence within me and I want to fill it with paint. 

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.