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Visual Arts

Everyone is an Artist

Discover your creativity through drawing, painting, printing, or sculpting… Expressing your ideas and emotions visually creates joy, self-confidence, and pride.

In a world where much of our expression is online or intangible, making things with our hands provides a break from our busy digital lives.

From finger painting to portfolio prep and everything in between, explore the universe of art and creativity at CSMA.

 

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Visual Arts Faculty

Catherine Montgomery

Catherine Montgomery

Ithaca born artist Catherine Montgomery is a published botanical and scientific illustrator who's works have been published in Biology for Engineers, and has been awarded the Artists Crossroads Grant to create multicultural children's storybook art for public...

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David Estes

David Estes

My friend Ted and I shared a common purpose: “In the end it is about everything. Everything human that can be fit into it - passions and doubts, incapacities and sensualities, concepts and curiosities. Our work is about how little we can know, and how powerful that...

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Irina Kassabova

Irina Kassabova

Irina studied Fine Arts at Veliko Tarnovo University in Bulgaria, from where she was originally. Her father was also an artist and a university professor and gave her the first serious lessons in drawing and art. She came to the United States more than twenty years...

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Rachel Feirman

Rachel Feirman

Rachel Feirman is a digital and traditional freelance artist located in Upstate NY. She finds inspiration most often from the beauty and vibrancy found in her natural surroundings. Rachel hopes that her twists on the many aspects of our environment help to bring a...

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Maureen Jakubson

Maureen Jakubson

Maureen Jakubson is a Mixed Media Artist, Fabric Designer, and Art Cloth Maker. Born in Maine, she moved to Ithaca in 1983 to begin practice as a pediatric therapist and Fiber Artist. In recent years, Jakubson has concentrated on developing graphic impact with Shibori...

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Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson is an artist who works in watercolor, gouache and oils. She studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. Now she illustrates, does studio paintings as well as plein air, and teaches adults in upstate NY. Her work is available to see online...

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Ryan Abb

Ryan Abb

Ryan Abb is a graphic novelist and collagist with a gift for finding humor, simplifying complicated subjects, creative combination, and establishing a rapport with students. His current dream is to capture imaginations with a sci-fi cartoon starring a clumsy kid from Indonesia who gets caught up in a team of aliens.

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Rob Licht

Rob Licht

Rob’s work delves into the significance of place in our lives; on the influences of the land, where we choose to live and the associations of memory, longing, and spiritual well being to those places. He typically works in welded steel; but also in wood, cement, bronze as well as digital photography and drawing.

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Jessica Peery

Jessica Peery

Jessica Peery brings creativity to every aspect of her life.  With a passion for personal growth and exploration through art, this mother of five brings playfulness and patience while teaching students of all ages and abilities.  As an undergraduate at Cornell...

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Jessica Baron Warner

Jessica Baron Warner

Jessica Baron Warner received a BFA from SUNY Purchase with a concentration in painting and drawing. Before graduating, she spent a summer studying in Italy, which continues to have an impact on her painting.

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