Staff & Faculty
FALL/WINTER/SPRING OFFICE/GALLERY HOURS
Monday thru Friday: 10am-3pm
Margaret Griffen, Executive Director
Alison Baer, Manager Cheltenham Center for the Arts Shop
Sherri Feinberg, Manager, Administration & Registration
Molly McLaughlin, Communications & Outreach
Patrice Caron, Marketing/Special Projects
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2016-2017:
Alfredo Ratinoff, Ceramics
Heather Ossandon, Ceramics
Ann Beatus, Painting
Nicole Patrice Dul, Printmaking
Laura Demme also teaches at many Community Art Centers in the area (Main Line, Wayne and Wallingford). Her work encompasses sculpture using ceramics, concrete and mixed media. She also works as a painter in oil, encaustic and decorative slip painting. Laura is comfortable working with all levels of students. Her web site is: www.laurademme.com
Nicole Patrice Dul
Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years and is an adjunct faculty member at Holy Family University, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Nazareth Academy Grade School and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA and the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild. She is also a co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, a Philadelphia print collective that aims to promote and share printmaking with other artists and local communities. Her work can be viewed at www.NPDprints.com.
Jennifer Hall is an artist and teacher based in Philadelphia. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics as well as her PA teaching certficate from the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University in Lois. Currently, Jennifer teaches Elementary Art for the school district of Cheltenham Township. Jennifer's art work consists of functional pottery, tile mosaics, photography, and paintings. She loves teaching and is very excited to continue working with the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.
Colleen graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of the Arts, The Mural Arts Program and Gloucester City Community Education Program. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, From 2011 - 2013 Colleen was the Resident Artist at Cheltenham Center for the Arts and has continued to volunteer and teach there. She was born & raised in Moorestown NJ & lives their now in a modest cottage with her loving husband, a yurt in the yard, an airstream in the drive, and one lucky cat. They are proud parents of one son who is nesting elsewhere.
Barbara considers herself a maker and mentor of all things clay. Her pots, constructed from slabs or using a pinch-strip method I developed, bear the look of fabric, metal, leather or whimsical china. In addition, she addresses how what she is going to make will look before asking the question, what's it going to be - an approach quite out of the norm for most potters. Her signature pieces evolve from the stoneware 'fabrics' she create and enhance with patterns, texture and color. It is her unorthodox methodologies coupled with classic hand building techniques - pinching, coiling, extruding - which result in these whimsical pieces which beg to be handled.
Stephen Kennedy is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Fort Wash, PA. He studied painting with Nelson Shanks and Danni Dawson and has painted portraits for over 30 years. Collections include The Academy of Natural Sciences, Phila, PA, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ.
Ellen Pine Litwin
BFA, Ceramics, Phila. College of Art, Grad. studies in Ed., MCCC, Temple U., Cheltenham Clay Guild, Vermont Craft Center, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Taught at (GYW-YWCA), Mount Airy learning Tree, Wyncote Academy, Vermont CC. Exhibited at The Clay Studio, Abington Art Center, Cheltenham Art Center, Vox Populi Gallery, Artists League of Mount Airy.
Heather Ossandon is a ceramic artist based in Philadelphia, PA. Heather earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Montclair University in 2005. From there, Heather earned her Masters in Fine Arts from The University of Delaware in 2015. She is an artist and owner of The Chase Studios, LLC in Philadelphia. Heather is an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Montclair University, and is also a ceramics instructor and studio manager at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE. She has earned various awards and honors for her work from The University of Delaware, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Heather is currently an Artist in Residence for Ceramics at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.
Alfredo Ratinoff is an Argentinean-American ceramic artist. He studied at the National School of Ceramics in Buenos Aires, and continued his art education in Madrid, Barcelona and different cities in Italy.Alfredo is a faculty member at the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and the art curator for the Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC.He is a member of the Cheltenham Clay Guild and he lives and work in Philadelphia, PA.
Rona received her BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts. She continued her graduate studies at Columbia University, the New York Studio School, and at Tyler University. Rona has also studied hand papermaking in Japan, Thailand and Burma. She is an award winning exhibitor in the American Color Print Society show, Artists' Cultural Exchange and various other national shows. She has taught at Bucks County Community College, Perkins Center for the Arts and the Abington Art Center.
Marthe Roberts - Shea
Marthe Roberts-Shea graduated from Moore College of Art, in Philadelphia, with a double Major in Advertising and Illustration. She has been Managing Art Director for Dupont de Namours Pharmaceuticals - Delaware, and CIGNA Corporation - Philadelphia. She has successfully run her own business, Taxi Graphics, Incorporated, since 1990. Skilled in electronic illustration and Graphic Design, she has created numerous award-winning pieces. She illustrates regularly for several Magazines. Her ability to communicate and grasp sometimes obscure ideas and concepts, and translate them into "client-pleasing" pieces is her primary strength. Marthe is a member of the Art Directors' Club of Philadelphia. Marthe was recently elected the President of the American Society of Goldsmiths.
John is an accomplished Philadelphia painter. He trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has taught at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Delaware College of Art and Design, Immaculata College and Bucks County Community College. His work can be seen at:www.tothestudio.com. He and his wife Lynn also have a blog:http://viewfromthestudio.blogspot.com.
Merle holds a BS from Syracuse University. Her work is in collections of PA Academy of Fine Arts, Phila. Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She has had solo shows at Locks Gallery, Mangel Gallery and Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo. Co-author of "Making Art Safely" published by Van Nostrand Reinhold.
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