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Department of Visual Art - Faculty


Carolyn Phillips

Carolyn Phillips
Chair, Department of Visual Art
Associate Professor of Art

phillc@chowan.edu
(252) 398-6395
Green 207  

"I am proud to be a part of the art program at Chowan. Art majors here are afforded many unique opportunities, close guidance from faculty, and the benefits of an inviting liberal arts atmosphere."

Education:

  • M.F.A, Painting, Indiana State University, 2004
  • B.F.A, Painting and Drawing, East Carolina University, 2001


Courses Taught:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art History
  • Senior Exhibition/ Portfolio
  • Special Projects

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2013: 44th Annual Open Exhibition (national juried exhibition), Montpelier Arts Center/ Maryland State Art Council, Laurel, Maryland
  • 2013: Schwa Show 2013 (national juried exhibition), Emerge Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina
  • 2012: National Juried Exhibition, Peg Harvill Gallery, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 2012: 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, The Carr Gallery at the Willard Arts Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • 2012: 9th Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibition (national juried exhibition), Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 2012: Human Deconstruction (solo exhibition), Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, Virginia
  • 2011: 2011 Annual Art Exhibition (regional juried exhibition), Suffolk Art Gallery, Suffolk, Virginia
  • 2011: Alumni Exhibition, School of Visual Art and Design, East Carolina University (invitational exhibition), Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina
  • 2011: 7th Annual Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking Art Competition (national juried exhibition), Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Florida
  • 2011: Art and Design Society’s 19th Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Mattie Kelly Galleries, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida
  • 2010: Art Across the U.S.A. (national juried exhibition), Art Affair Gallery, Sanford, Florida
  • 2010: 13th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
  • 2009: Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 2009: Broken (National Juried Exhibition), Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington
  • 2008: Influences and Inspirations: 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Atlanta Fine Arts League Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery, Roswell, Georgia
  • 2008: 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition (national juried exhibition, South Cobb Art Alliance, Mable House Arts Center Gallery, Mableton, Georgia
  • 2008: Rome Art Coterie 6th National Juried Exhibition, Rome Area Council for the Arts Gallery, Rome, Georgia
  • 2008: Juried National Art Competition Show, Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, Texas
  • 2008: Arts in Harmony 2008: Thirteenth Annual National Juried Art Show, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, Minnesota
  • 2007: The Art of Sacrifice (national juried exhibition), Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2007: National Juried Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association Gallery, Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • 2007: Visual Arts Alliance Twenty-Fourth Annual Juried Open Exhibition (national juried exhibition), Allen Center, Houston, Texas
  • 2007: Midcoast Fine Arts Exhibition (two-person invitational exhibition), River Center, Davenport, Iowa
  • 2007: Conglomerama Spring Juried Exhibition (national juried exhibition), Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, Ohio
  • 2006: Fall 2006 Exhibition (national juried exhibition), The American Juried Art Salon, based out of Plano, Texas
  • 2006: Venus Envy (regional juried exhibition), Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, Iowa
  • 2006: National Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Katie Stauffer Memorial Art and Cultural Center, Richlandtown, Pennsylvania
  • 2005: Material Instinct: An Exploration of New and Familiar Materials (national juried exhibition), Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
  • 2005: Windows Exhibition (invitational exhibition), The Attic Gallery, Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 2005: Rotating Exhibition, Retro-Fit Gallery (invitational exhibition), Moscow, Idaho
  • 2004: National Society of Arts 22nd Annual Juried Show, Alvin Community College Art Gallery, Santa Fe, Texas
  • 2004: 2nd National Williamson County Art Guild and The Downtown Georgetown Association Juried Art Exhibit (national juried exhibition), The Framer’s Gallery, Georgetown, Texas
  • 2004: 25th Annual Mountain Juried Art Show (national juried exhibition), St. John on the Mountain, Bernardsville, New Jersey
  • 2004: MFA Thesis Exhibition: Works by Craig Kilgore and Carolyn Phillips, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 2004: Seventeenth International Annual Exhibition on Animals in Art (national juried exhibition), Library of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2004: Tri-State National 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition (national juried exhibition), Beaumont Art League: Brown and Shurlock Galleries, Beaumont, Texas
  • 2004: Baker Arts Center 7th National Juried Exhibition, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, Kansas

Awards:
Professor Phillips' paintings and mixed media pieces have been included in over forty juried and invitational art exhibitions across the United States.

Interests:
Phillips’ paintings and mixed media pieces are abstract figurative works that explore facets of the human condition.


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Anna Freeman

Anna V. Freeman
Assistant Professor of Visual Art

 

"At Chowan, I strive to create a balance of support and encouragement along with creative challenges for students in my studio classes."

Education:

  • M.F.A. Visual Studies, concentration in ceramics. Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University joint program, Norfolk, VA.
  • B.F.A. Ceramics and Printmaking concentrations Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, School of Art + Design, Alfred, NY, Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught:

  • Ceramics I, II, III, IV and V
  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Sculpture
  • 3D Design
  • Readings in Fine Arts

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Artwork featured in several books:
    • Lark Studio Series: Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books
    • Ceramics Today, by Jeffrey B. Snyder
    • 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books
    • Image Transfer on Clay, by Paul Andrew Wandless
  • 2011
    • "Department of Visual Art Faculty Exhibition," Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC
    • “Rawls Museum Arts 2011 Juried Exhibition,” Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
    • “Inside Outside” National Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
  • 2010
    • “Shaping Earth,” Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
    • “A Growing Consciousness,” solo exhibition, Virginia Wesleyan College, Neil Britton Art Gallery, Norfolk VA
  • 2009
    • “Horseplay,” Juried Exhibition, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
    • “Eyes on the Earth: Sustainability Through the Eyes of Artists,” Anderson Library Gallery, George School, Newtown, PA
    • “Faculty Exhibition,” Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    • “2009 Rawls Museum Arts Juried Exhibition,” Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
    • “2009 Virginia Wesleyan College Invitational,” Group Exhibition, Neil Britton Art Gallery, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA
  • 2008
    • “Of Nature and Necessity,” Two-person Exhibition, The Selden Gallery, Norfolk, VA
    • “It’s Only Clay,” National Ceramic Exhibition juried by Linda Christianson, Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, MN
    • “Clay Focus,” International Juried Exhibition, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    • “Lillstreet International,” Ceramic Exhibition curated by Sam Chung, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
    • “Stories From the Earth,” Invitational National Ceramic Exhibition, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    • “Spring Group Exhibition,” Invitational National Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
    • “8 Fluid Ounces III,” A Bi-annual National Juried/Invitational Cup Show, LSU School of Art Gallery at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
    • “Ingest,” National Juried Exhibition, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
  • 2007
    • “Fabulous Finishes,” International Juried Exhibition, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    • “Faculty Exhibition,” Old Dominion University, University Gallery, Norfolk, VA
    • "Stuff Your Face," National Juried Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
    • "Evidence and Residues: An Investigation of Contemporary Drawing," National Juried Exhibition, Indiana State University Art Gallery, IN
  • 2006
    • "National Small Works Painting Exhibition 2006," The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
    • "New Art Examined: Works by 2006 M.F.A. Graduates in the Mid-Atlantic Region," Arlington Arts Center, VA
    • "Consumed," M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Old Dominion University Gallery, VA
  • 2005
    • "Cup: The Intimate Object IV," juried by Linda Arbuckle, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio & Gallery, IN
    • "Emerging Artists-Faculty Select," College of William and Mary, VA
    • "26th Annual Paper In Particular National Exhibition," Columbia College, MO

Awards:

  • Doris Conover Award, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA | 2009
  • Margaret Harlow Collection Purchase Award, Bemidji State University | 2008
  • Wild Water Rapids Visual Studies Grant | 2004
  • Purchase Award, Printmaking, Alfred University | 2001

 

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Curtis Loftis

Curtis Bryant Loftis
Associate Professor of Graphic Design

loftic@chowan.edu
(252) 398-6267  

"Making a difference in the lives of students as artists, designers and human beings. The Greek philosopher Aristotle said we have 3 kinds of friends: 1. Those we work with, 2. Those we play with, and 3. Those who call us to a higher purpose. I hope to be all three. Character development is as important as learning from a textbook."

Education:

  • Bachelors of Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Georgia State University
  • MFA Studies, Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • Masters of Fine Art, Graphic Design, 2013,Vermont College of Fine Art

Courses Taught:

  • Concept Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Art History
  • Art Appreciation
  • Typography
  • Digital Applications
  • Digital Pre Prep
  • Digital Print Production
  • Advertising Design
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Photography

Awards:

  • Adweek Magazine "Art Director of the Year"
  • British Art Director's Club
  • Atlanta Art Director’s Club
  • Toronto Art Director's Club
  • Cannes Film Festival, France
  • New York Cleo Awards
  • Communication Arts magazine
  • New York Addy Adwards
  • Print Magazine
  • The One Show, New York
  • New York Art Director's Club
  • Hollywood International Broadcasting Awards



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