March 2015 Exhibition
Sandra Gobar Sandra Gobar began her artistic career in Costuming with a degree in Clothing & Textiles from Norfolk State University. She went on to complete advance graduate studies at Parsons/Paris School of Art & Design in France; L’Accademia De Belle Arti Lorenzo da Viterbo in Italy and Yale Center for British Art, Summer Teacher’s Institute and was awarded an Artist-in-Residency appointment in Drawing, Painting and Mixed-Media from The School of Visual Arts in New York. Since 2003 Gobar has been a Studio Arts Faculty Member with the Smithsonian Associates. Her tenure with the Corcoran College of Art & Design and the Corcoran Gallery of Art spanned 8 years, which included 5 years as an Adjunct Professor, in the Drawing & Painting Department for the Corcoran College of Art & Design and the following 3 years as a Museum Studio Arts Educator and Administrator for the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In the Corcoran’s Public Education Department Sandra collaborated in designing curriculum, exhibitions and programming, with The National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Levin School of Music. Gobar has been featured in The Hill Rag Magazine; New York Cool.Com; The Middleburg Eccentric and The Washington Examiner. She has had multiple exhibitions in Paris, Italy, South Korea, New York, Maryland and Washington, DC. Her paintings are included in numerous public and private collections nationally and internationally. She currently resides in Spotsylvania, VA. Jackie Hoysted
Jackie Hoysted is a native of Ireland, currently residing in Bethesda, Maryland. She has a degree in computer science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and a fine arts degree from the Corcoran College of Arts & Design, Washington DC., USA. She has had multiple solo shows of her artwork throughout the US, including Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada and Illinois and has been featured in several notable publications, including: the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Express, the Gazette, the Washington City Paper, The Pittsburgh Review and the Richmond and Baltimore Examiners’. The digital media author Scott Ligon selected her work for inclusion in his book The Digital Art Revolution. She is the creator of the project Send Me Your Last Cigarette and the founder and curator of CountDown Temporary Artspace. Hoysted is also a recipient of an individual artist’s grant from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Vermont Studio Center. She is a 2014 fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a 2015 fellow of Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland.
Blair Jackson Blair Jackson is a Northern Virginia native, born at Fort Belvoir and lived throughout her life in the Washington area. She has a Bachelors Art Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and a Masters in Art Administration from Parsons School of Design in NYC. She also attended Parsons in Paris, France. Blair has been both teacher and student in Photography and Colored Pencil Drawing for many years. She taught Graphic Design in Arlington County and Colored Pencil Drawing at the Torpedo Factory. She and her husband operate an exhibit design and fabrication studio. Jackson is a member of F11, a Washington- based Women’s Photo Collaborative, AWA (American Women Artists), and the President of the Metropolitan Washington Colored Pencil Society. Blair exhibits regularly in both Photography and Colored Pencil Drawing in DC/MD/N.VA and Charlottesville. Her work has been shown in NM, FL, TX, and CA. It has been featured in several “Best Of” publications published by North Light.
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