Jennifer Allman: Jennifer is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. She is a freelance photographer and teaches Photography I, II, and III at Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City.
Andrew Boatman: Andy earned an MA in Instructional Media Education and a BA in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a computer education teacher at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond and has been a glassblower for more than nine years. He owns Blue Sage Studios, a fully equipped glassblowing studio in Oklahoma City. Visit the studio’s website at www.bluesagestudios.com.
Joni Derr: The elementary art instructor in Deer Creek Schools also serves as an Oklahoma A+ Schools Coordinator. Joni, who earned a BFA in Art Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, leads Drop-in Art, camps, and classes for children at the Museum.
Tracy Dawn Espinosa: More than ten years ago, Tracy Dawn turned to yoga for pain management. The yoga mat is where she eventually came to feel most at home. Her classes inspire students to reach for more—physically, mentally, and spiritually—and to have more joy and fun. She has more than 500 hours of yoga teacher training and has studied Pilates, nutrition, and many other fitness modalities.
Nicholas Enevoldsen: An alumnus and former principal instructor for the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, Nicholas holds a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, California. He is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University. Additionally, he teaches drawing and painting courses for the Conservatory for the Classical Arts in Edmond, OK.
Elisha Gallegos is a teaching artist throughout Oklahoma City metro area. She received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with emphasis in painting and sculpture from Oklahoma City University. She teaches children’s camps at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center also teaches children at Rocktown Climbing Gym. She is an active artist in the community, and a member of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition for Young Artists juried show, Momentum.
Amanda Harmer: BFA, University of Oklahoma. Amanda brings a wealth of experience in teaching visual arts to children and adults. She has worked with Edmond Public Schools, the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond, and Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Currently, she is the Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Beverly Herndon: Beverly has been painting, teaching, and exhibiting since 1980. She has studied with Dr. Ming-fai Yu, among other recognized Chinese brushwork artists. Her professional experience includes teaching at Firehouse Art Center, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, and the Philbrook Museum, as well as in the Norman Public Schools Visiting Artist Program.
Curtis Jones: Curtis is Associate Professor of Printmaking at the University of Oklahoma, where he also serves as Coordinator and Graduate Liaison for the MFA program. Previously, he has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Richmond Art Center, and the University of San Francisco. Curtis has shown his work in exhibitions across the country and has received a number of grants and awards. He earned an MFA in Printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Hilary Jones: Students may recognize Hilary as one of the hostesses and wait staff in the Museum Cafe for the past four years. She has volunteered with the Oklahoma City Cares Whiz Kids program since 2007, tutoring students at Putnam Heights Elementary School and providing guided arts experiences. Hilary has also led activities for the Museum’s Drop-in Art and Family Day programs. She earned a BA from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.
Debbie Langston: A practicing artist who has worked closely with the Museum for many years, Debbie is a fifth grade art teacher with Edmond Public Schools. She is also an Artist-in-Residence with the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. She earned her MHR and MBA from the University of Oklahoma and a BFA from Southern Methodist University.
Natasha Jones: Natasha earned her BFA in Art History and Studio Art, with a concentration in painting and drawing, from Southern Methodist University. She teaches high school art in the Deer Creek school district and is certified to teach grades K–12.
Erin Latham: Erin is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Oklahoma City Community College and also serves as a teaching artist for Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Arts Council of Oklahoma, and Paseo Arts Association. She has exhibited her award-winning work across the country. Erin earned an MFA in Printmaking from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a BFA in Studio Painting and Printmaking from the University of Oklahoma.
Emily Masters: BA in Photography, Oklahoma City University. Emily is a recent college graduate and currently works as a freelance curriculum content writer for an educational software company. She plans to return to school for a degree in Early Childhood Education in the fall, and is excited to join the teaching team at OKCMOA.
Kayla Sherry: Kayla earned an MA in Art Education from Boston University and a BFA in Art from Oklahoma Christian University. She has worked with the Edmond Fine Arts Institute and Edmond Public Schools as an instructor in the Art in Schools program and has taught art at Bryant Elementary in Moore. Currently, she teaches art at Cesar Chavez Elementary in Oklahoma City.
Geoffrey L. Smith: Geoffrey is an artist-in-residence for the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. He has won numerous awards at film festivals and contests for the short films he produces and directs. Additionally, he has worked with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and does freelance work in the sports media industry for ESPN and Fox Sports. He earned a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Oklahoma.
Kelly Smith: Kelly brings a wealth of experience in child development and teaching art to children. Teaching children to explore and develop their creativity is her passion, and she has established preschool and home school art programs throughout the Oklahoma City metro area. She is sharing her passion with the Metropolitan Library System, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, and Crutcho Public Schools. Kelly earned a BA from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Thomas Stotts: Tom is a landscape painter whose work focuses on the power and beauty of the sky. He has participated in a number of juried exhibitions across the country. He teaches classes at Edmond Fine Arts Institute and Norman Firehouse Art Center. He earned a BA from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Tracy Truels: Tracy is the Curator of Education at the OKCMOA and former Family Programs Coordinator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Additionally, she brings experience teaching writing to students in grades K-6 as well as to university students. Tracy blends her love of writing and the visual arts to create engaging experiences for learners of all ages. She earned an MA in Arts Administration, an MFA in Creative Writing (with a concentration in Poetry) and a BA in English and French from Indiana University.