Kaminer Haislip earned her BFA in Jewelry/Metals and MFA in Silversmithing from Winthrop University. Haislip is inspired by the concept of enhancing domestic functional rituals through traditional techniques underpinned by a contemporary approach to design. Frequently, she is commissioned to create unique silver, gold, and white gold objects. Her work has been exhibited internationally in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany and nationally in eleven states. Additionally, she has been featured in Southern Living, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Weddings, and Winthrop Magazine.
Kirsten Moran received her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and her BFA in Painting and BA in Cinema from Binghamton University. Moran’s paintings intuitively explore the history of girls and women from the corporeal, environmental and psychological perspectives. They reflect a journey of our ancient ancestral roots: a matrilineage that connects us all through our bodies, the land, and psyche. Recent solo exhibitions include Ruin at Fahm Hall Gallery in Savannah, GA and Evocation at Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC.
Stephen Herchak grew up West Ashley and began taking lessons at an early age first with Willard Hirsch and then later Manning Williams and Charles Parnell through the Gibbes Art Gallery. College brought more art classes and a major in advertising design, which became his career for 30yrs working for the two largest ad agencies in Columbia before moving to Scottsdale in Arizona where he lived for most of the last 20 years and worked in corporate communications for two national firms. He returned to Charleston to live by the ocean again and pursue other life-long interests including art. Some years ago he discovered he also enjoyed helping people learn things they didn’t know before so along with becoming a tour guide he began teaching as well as working on art. His semester as an adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston taught him a lot about teaching drawing to people with talent and experience as well as complete beginners who wanted to give it a shot and see what they could do.
Allison Nadeau is one-half of Ink Meets Paper, a letterpress greeting card company that she runs with her husband Daniel in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston, South Carolina. She is also co-founder of the Charleston Craft Bee. Photo credit: Olivia Rae James
Kate MacNeil graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in Studio Art, emphasizing in Drawing and Printmaking. Kate graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors and was honored to receive both the Tyzack Prize and the Goss-Duval Scholarship during her time as an undergraduate. Her work tends to focus on the dreamlike qualities of everyday happenstances and psychological traumas, ranging from death to depression to solidarity. Kate was recently showcased in the “Re-Nude Art Show” at Eye Level Art Gallery and in the summer student show at College of Charleston’s Hill Gallery.
Chris Nickels is from Athens, Ga. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design where he studied Illustration. When he puts down his pen he enjoys the outdoors, graphic novels, fixing up old cameras, and trying new foods. He loves condensing narratives into a single image, whether it be an abstract interpretation or a memorable scene.
Alizey Khan is a December 2012 graduate of the College of Charleston, with BA degrees in both Studio Art and Arts Management. Born and raised in England, and having briefly lived in Pakistan, Alizey has lived in South Carolina for the last 8 years. She is an astronomical artist and Redux studio artist, skilled in acrylic painting, resin painting and printmaking techniques such as etching and linocut.
Becca Barnet currently owns and operates Sisal & Tow: fine fabrication, a model-making, props, decor and taxidermy studio. Born in Spartanburg, SC, Becca attended the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Illustration, 2009) and moved to NYC to work at the American Museum of Natural History creating traveling exhibitions. In 2011, she moved to Charleston to work for the SC Aquarium, and was a lead fabricator in the Madagascar Journey exhibit. Through Sisal & Tow, Becca creates one of a kind installations for restaurants, offices and museums in Charleston.
Alex received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. She recently moved back to Charleston after completing an artist residency in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her current paintings come from observations of landscape and architecture, but more so from the spaces in between. She focuses on the forgotten pile of bricks, or the way you can only see through a fence at just the right angle.
Chambers Austelle is an artist and educator born and raised in Charleston, SC. She received her BA in Studio Arts from the College of Charleston. Austelle currently serves as a featured artist for Charleston Supported Art’s 2015 year. Her work has been exhibited nationally and was recently featured on the cover of the April 2015 issue of “Fresh Paint Magazine”. She participated in Piccolo Spoleto’s 2014 Juried Exhibition at the City Gallery and was the recipient of the President’s Choice Award for Photography from the College of Charleston in 2011. She currently teaches and serves as an outreach coordinator at Redux Contemporary Art Center. Austelle works from her home studio. Her work is surreal in concept, influenced by her interest in Biology and Psychology. She employs fundamental elements and principles of design to explore the complexity of human perception. “I find inspiration in the things that help me translate my stories. I am interested in the mind. Memories and perception. Dissonance and tension. Stillness. How we move in our bodies and how our bodies move through space.”
Erik Johnson is a contemporary realist painter who has developed his abilities through many years of independent study. He began painting professionally in 2011. Erik is represented locally by Robert Lange Studios and his highly realistic paintings are finding appeal among a growing list of collectors and galleries nationwide.
Todd Anderson is a South Carolinia native, who has called Charleston home since 2000, and received his BA from the College of Charleston in 2004. He is a licensed historian of the City of Charleston for more than a decade, and his knowledge of local history often inspires his art work. There is a instinctive approach to his silkscreens that leads to "hiccups" making each screen in a set unique in their own right. He is a screenprinting instructor at Redux, and there is a fifty-fifty possibility that Liam Neeson will wear one of his t-shirts.
Christopher Dotson graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in studio Painting in 1996. After graduating he decided to join the military to travel and serve his country. Nine years later he settled in Charleston SC, where he has been ever since. Upon leaving the military he worked as an IT for several different companies, but realized that his heart wasn't in it. He now works full time as a student and as an artist. "I believe that all artists are students, and that learning is integral to the process of making art." - Christopher Dotson
Catherine E. Case
Catherine E. Case, a Professor of art who holds an MFA in graphic design/illustration, an MA in drawing, and a BFA in commercial art, has taught more than sixty different courses at the post-secondary level. She became familiar with the Lowcountry when she was the Department Chair for the Graduate and Undergraduate departments at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Entrepreneurship in her blood, she started her own business in advertising and graphic design in 1988, her clients consisting of Fortune 500 corporations. Catherine has been a resident of Wisconsin most of her life, but her work is not geographically oriented. It is universal. She exhibits frequently and has won many awards, competing both nationally and internationally. She is frequently asked to be a guest speaker and has been published many times. Currently, she is running workshops and giving private and semi-private lessons, while commissioning portraiture.