Jennifer Allman: Jennifer is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. Currently, she is a freelance photographer and teaches Photography I, II, and III at Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City.
Andrew Boatman: M.A. in Instructional Media Education; B.A. in Sociology, University of Central Oklahoma. Andy is a computer education teacher at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond and has been a glassblower for over eight years. He is the owner of Blue Sage Studios, a fully equipped glassblowing studio in Oklahoma City. Visit the studio’s Web site at www.bluesagestudios.com.
Jim Cobb: After a successful career as a physician and surgeon, Jim is fortunate to have a second career in art over the last 20 years, including teaching at the University of Oklahoma and privately. He studied for several years with hand-picked instructors from the Art Students League of New York City and the Art Institute of Chicago. Jim advocates the tutorial approach, which allows one to study with full-time, studio artists versus the traditional academic experience.
Natasha Corso: B.F.A., Southern Methodist University. Natasha received her degree in art history and studio art, with a concentration in painting and drawing. She currently teaches elementary art in the Putnam City school district and is certified to teach grades K–12. Natasha has been an artist since childhood and finds it incredibly rewarding to share her love of art with others.
Brett Deering: B.A. in Photographic Arts, University of Central Oklahoma. Brett has done editorial and commercial shoots for clients such as Washington Post Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Getty Images, OGE Energy Corporation, and YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, among others. Additionally, he has taught digital photography courses at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.
Joni Derr: B.F.A. in Art Education, University of Central Oklahoma. Joni is currently the Art Specialist at Central Elementary in Yukon and serves as the Oklahoma A+ Schools Coordinator for her site. Joni leads Drop-in Art activities at the Museum throughout the year.
Carri Dolan: B.F.A. in Art Education, University of Central Oklahoma. Carri teaches art to a wide variety of students all around the metro area, including Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. She specializes in teaching art instruction for at-risk youths and special needs students.
Konrad Eek: B.F.A. in Photography, University of Oklahoma. Konrad owns Maxwell Eek Photography, a full service commercial photography studio in Norman. In addition to the studio operation, he is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College, where he teaches advanced photography classes in the Graphic Communications department. Konrad has also worked with Oklahoma Arts Institute for over 15 years as an instructor and member of both the Visual Arts Advisory Panel and the Board of Directors.
Lacy Brown Gustafson: M.S., Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas; B.A. in Graphic Art, University of Central Oklahoma. Lacy is currently an art teacher at Deer Creek Elementary and exhibits her work locally.
Amanda Harmer: B.F.A., University of Oklahoma. Amanda brings a wealth of experience in teaching visual arts to children ages 15 months and above. She has worked with Edmond Public Schools, the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond, City Arts Center, and Studio Mid-Del. Currently, Amanda serves as 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 in Norman, City Arts Center in Oklahoma City, and Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, as well as in the Norman Public Schools Visiting Artist Program.
Debbie Langston: M.H.R. and M.B.A., University of Oklahoma; B.F.A., Southern Methodist University. 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.
Mike Muller: M.F.A. in Printmaking, University of North Texas; B.F.A., University of Oklahoma. Mike has been an avid printmaker and photographer for over 30 years with experience in both film and digital photography. His primary focus is landscapes, and he often uses his photographs as inspiration for works in other mediums, such as drawings and prints. He has had three solo shows and has been included in several two-person and regional group exhibitions. Mike is currently a National Board Certified art teacher with Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School in Oklahoma City and has worked with Oklahoma City Public Schools since 1997.
G. Patrick Riley: A nationally-recognized mask maker, arts educator and administrator, Patrick holds a Master in Art Education from the University of Oklahoma and is a specialist in arts integration. His delightful and inspiring sessions offer a wide range of experiences from mask making to student designed and executed large-scale paintings while he brings to the students a rich understanding of native cultures.
Richard Rouillard: M.A. in English and American Literature, Oklahoma State University; B.A., West Texas A&M University. Retired from Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), Richard taught English and Humanities for 36 years. He is the codeveloper of the Museums Studies course offered by OCCC as a Humanities option for degree seekers and as an enrichment course for lifelong learners. He is currently a docent at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Kayla Sherry: B.F.A. in Art, Oklahoma Christian University. Kayla is currently pursuing a M.A. in Art Education through Boston University. A former education intern at the Museum, she has also worked with the Edmond Fine Arts Institute and Edmond Public Schools as an instructor in the Art in Schools program. Currently, she teaches art at Bryant Elementary in Moore.
Geoffrey L. Smith: B.F.A. in Media Arts, University of Oklahoma. Presently, Geoffrey is an artist-in-residence video instructor for the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma City Arts Council. He has received numerous awards at film festivals and contests for his short films that he produced and directed. Geoffrey also freelances in the sports media industry for ESPN and Fox Sports. This is his 10th year teaching video production camps at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Kelly Smith: B.A., University of Central Oklahoma. Kelly brings a wealth of experience in the field of child development and teaching art to children. She has established preschool art programs for All Souls Episcopal Church, as well as preschool and home school art programs for Artzplace Oklahoma and the City of Edmond’s Multi Activity Center (MAC). Additionally, she has owned and operated her own business designing, producing, and selling her artwork to stores across the Southwest.
Thomas Stotts: B.A., University of Central Oklahoma. 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. Currently, he teaches classes at Adelante Gallery in The Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City.
Elizabeth Seabourn West: B.F.A. in Art Education, University of Central Oklahoma. Elizabeth is a National Board Certified, AP Art Teacher at Deer Creek High School where she also serves as the fine arts department head. Additionally, she has worked with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and has exhibited her own artwork locally.
Kiona Wooton-Millirons: M.F.A. in Painting, University of Oklahoma; B.F.A., Oklahoma City University. An exhibiting artist, Kiona has taught for the Metropolitan Library System for nine years and owns her own small craft business. She also teaches parents about the importance of art in the development of children through Smart Start Central Oklahoma’s early childhood initiative