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room for new entries.
Melissa Eve Haimowitz, 2009
Melissa is currently attending Cranbrook Academy of
Art, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and will obtain her MFA in Photography, May 2013.
After graduation from Dickinson, she began an internship with the Heller Group,
a leading Art Advisory in Manhattan. At the completion of the Internship, she
took a position as a Customer Service Representative at the Utrecht headquarters
in New Jersey.
Molly Blann, 2009
is one of two Post-Baccalaureate Assistants for the 2009/10 Academic Year.
Kristan Saloky, 2009
Kristan is one of two
Post-Baccalaureate Assistants for the 2009/10 Academic Year.
Kara began graduate school at the
University of Texas in Austin in 2008. She obtained her BA degree in Art History
with a concentration in Modern Art.
Christian Meade, 2008
was one of two Post-Baccalaureate Assistants here in the Department of Art &
Art History for the 2008/09 Academic Year.
Rebecca Mendelsohn, 2008
Following their research for the senior seminar last
fall, Becky and Prof. Elizabeth Lee, Assistant Professor of Art History at
Dickinson College, have co-authored an article on Henry Ryan MacGinnis which
will appear in a special issue on landscape painting in the May/June '09 issue
of Fine Art Connoisseur. Becky is also busy applying to graduate
Elizabeth Parks, 2008
currently working at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City. She is working in
photography and archives and says it's an incredible experience.
Selwyn was our newly hired part-time
Studio Technician in the Department of Art & Art History. He was also one
of our two Post-Baccalaureate Assistants in our department.
Allison is currently working as an
Americorps member at Providence CityArts. In her position as Resident Teaching
Artist she is assistant teaching and teaching art classes during and after
school for elementary and middle school students. If you are visiting or living
in Providence, RI, feel free to contact Allison (email@example.com)
Samantha Bellinger, 2007
is finishing up a
two-year internship at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. She will then be going
to graduate school to pursue either a masters in Museum Studies or a PhD in Art
Arielle Shapiro, 2007
Women's Design Associate at David Yurman in New York City. She began in the
couture/bead department but has since expanded to work additionally on the rest
of the women's collection.
Stephanie Shapiro, 2007
at The Walters Art Museum assisting the Curator of Ancient Art. During this
summer of 2008 she worked on a show of South Arabian Art. Stephanie started
graduate school at George Washington University in August of 2008. She spent a
few weeks traveling throughout Egypt during the past year; snorkeling, riding
camels, and sitting atop pyramids, among other things.
is in her second year of law
school at the University at Buffalo School of Law. There, she is an editor for
the Environmental Law Journal and a member of the Desmond Moot Court Board.
Jennifer is part of an effort to establish an urban farm in a low-income
community in upstate New York through the Women, Children, and Social Justice
Clinic at UB. In the spring and summer of 2009, Jennifer will be interning at a
firm in Buffalo which specializes in Family, Matrimonial, and Criminal law.
After completing law school, Jennifer hopes to remain in New York and practice
Anna Alston Ferguson, 2006
the Curator for Washington National Cathedral. She is responsible for the art
collections of the Cathedral, which include paintings, tapestries, metals,
liturgical items, needlework, sculpture, rare books, and manuscripts. Anna
handles everything from creating collections policies to hiring conservators to
researching provenance to giving lectures. During this summer of 2008, Anna is
hosting an intern from Dickinson, Meg MacAvoy, class of 2010 and future Art
History major. I shall end her brief alumni bio here with her own words from
her latest correspondence with us, "It is an exciting, fulfilling, and
challenging job and only a cross-curricular, globally-minded, useful liberal
arts education from Dickinson could prepare me for and allow me to thrive in
it. I adored my time at Dickinson--the college itself, the activities, and most
of all, my amazing art history classes."
Susannah Haworth, 2006
Susannah is working as the Director of the Keith Talent
Gallery in London's East End. She graduated with her MA degree from Sotheby's
Institute of Art wih a high merit on both her degree and dissertation. If there
are ever any Dickinson studio or art history majors interested in London and/or
contemporary art, Susannah said she would always be more than happy to get in
touch with them. She can be reached via www.keithtalent.com.
Orelia is currently working as a paper
conservation technician at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic
Artifacts in Philadelphia. She is also interning one day a week for a furniture
conservator in Bala Cynwyd. During the academic year she completed College
Chemistry at the Community College of Phildadelphia and is looking forward to
another year at the college, but this time Organic Chemistry. She is finishing
up these requirements for what she hopes will be an admittance into graduate
school in the fall of 2009. She is going to apply for Art Conservation and
Library Science programs. Feel free to get in touch with her if you live in or
are visiting Philadelphia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nicki Eicher, 2005
Nicki is currently living in Manhattan, nannying for
three girls and going to New York University full-time for her Masters in Visual
Arts Administration. She is also interning for RxArt, an organization that
purchases art work and commissions contemporary artists to create for hospitals
and health care facilities.
Moira Fratantuono, 2005
spent her first year after graduating from Dickinson College teaching English in
Viet Nam. During the 2007-08 year, Moira was the Post-Baccalaureate Associate
in the Department of Art & Art History here at Dickinson. Moira is starting
graduate school at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) this coming fall
semester of 2008.
Saman Khan, 2005
presently living in Philadelphia working through the Americorps VISTA program at
a non-profit organization called BuildaBridge (www.buildabrige.org) doing
development work. The organization engages homeless children and women through
therapeutic arts and arts-integrated education within homeless shelters. Saman
had the opportunity to go abroad in January 2008 to Egypt, Israel and
Palestine. Since then she is thinking about possibly going to grad school for
conflict resolution or international relations.
Jean Macaluso, 2005
Jean graduated from Dickinson College in 2005 with a
degree in Art and Art History with a concentration in Studio Art studying
ceramics and photography. She is currently a photographer exhibiting her
artwork in the local area. She also spends her time working at, working for, and
volunteering for the Carlisle Arts Learning Center in Downtown Carlisle--a
non-profit learning center for the visual arts. There she coordinates all of
the members artworks that are displayed and for sale in the Sales Gallery and
also oversees several off-site artwork exhibit opportunities in the local area.
Other enjoyments are making bowls for the annual Empty Bowls event (held at
Dickinson), working on her website, and playing with her grandson.
just finished up her first year of
a MAT program at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. It is a masters of
arts in teaching, the focus on art education, which she plans to use in museum
outreach and education programs when she graduates in a year. In addition, Nora
has been teaching art full time for the past three years at Rock Creek Academy
in Washington, DC.
Stephanie Latini, 2004
Stephanie completed her master's degree in Art History
at George Washington University, while simultaneously working full-time at T.
Rowe Price. Her master's research focused on the Italian Baroque and more
Molly Fraust, 2004
is currently getting her master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications
from Emerson College in Boston, MA, specializing in cause related marketing and
social media. Molly is currently the Marketing & Campaign Director for
MassRecycle, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit focused on recycling within the
Kathryn Booth Corbin, 2003
received her masters degree in interior design from
Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. Katie lives on a farm with her
husband (Mike Corbin '03) in Westminster. She has her own interior design
business, MK&D Designs.
Marney Pelletier, 2003
currently back in her home state of Maine after attending grad school at the
City College of the City University of New York to obtain her degree in Museum
Studies with a concentration in Art History.���� She is writing her thesis while
working full time in the Development Office at the Farnsworth Art Museum in
Rockland, Maine. Marney is the membership director, gift coordinator, and
database manager. If anyone has any questions regarding CCNY, she'd be happy to
answer them. Also, if you ever find yourself in mid-Coast Maine, and would like
to visit the museum, please do not hesitate to contact her
Lenka (Walldroff) Podhrazsky, 2003
Upon graduating from Dickinson, Lenka attended the
Post-Baccalaureate Art Conservation Program at SACI in Florence, Italy. After
working in DC at the National Gallery of Art in the Conservation Matting and
Framing Department, Lenka and her husband moved to upstate New York. She is
presently the Curator and Collections Manager at the Jefferson County Historical
Society in Watertown, New York. They bought a farmhouse nearby that they are
Todd Arsenault, 1999
a Visual Artist and Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Dickinson College. His
work focuses on the use of traditional materials and integration of digital
technology and includes painting, drawing, digital images, video, and sound. He
completed his MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and
received his BA from Dickinson College in 1999. His work has been exhibited
nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions and has recently
had work shown in New York, Boston, Toronto, and Madrid. In 2005 Arsenault had
his first New York solo show and recently had his first European solo exhibition
in Spain. He is represented by the Massimo Audiello Gallery in New York City
and Galeria Fucares in Madrid, Spain.
Mattie McLaughlin Schloetzer,
Mattie graduated from Case Western Reserve
University in 2004 with an MA in Art History and Museum Studies. She works as a
research assistant at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National
Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC.
Kate Stewart, 1998
currently lives and works in Philadelphia, where she is an artist member of Vox
Populi Gallery. Her work explores the notions of escape and shelter through
paintings, works on paper and installation. She received her MFA from The
University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and a BA from Dickinson College in 1998.
Kate has exhibited her work locally and nationally, including The Art Institute
of Philadelphia, Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, Pageant Soloveev
Gallery in Philadelphia, Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts and Sciences in
New Jersey, The ICA in Philadelphia, and will exhibit in the fall of 2008 at
P.S. 122 in New York. Her work has been featured in the publication New
American Paintings in 2003 (juried by Ingrid Schaffner) and 2008 (juried by
Jenelle Porter). She was a finalist for the PEW grant for artists in 2008, a
Terra Foundation nominee in 2002, received a Fleisher Challenge exhibition in
2005, and participated in artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center in 2002
and 40th Street Artist in Residence in Philadelphia in 2006. She has been an
adjunct member of the faculty in the Art Department at West Chester University
since 2006. For more information, please visit: www.katestewart.xbuild.com
Sophie Simmons, 1994
After graduating from
Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Sophie attended Parsons
School of Design and graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design. Sophie presently
designs her own lingerie line, Dessous. In 1999, with business partner
Beth Blake, Sophie launched Thread, a line of bridesmaid, wedding and
Christopher Sharples, 1987
received his Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from
Dickinson College and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University in
1990, graduating with honors for excellence in design. He was employed at
Richard Meier and Partners and Aoshima Sekkei, Nagoya, Japan, where he worked as
a project designer for three years prior to establishing SHoP Architects PC with
his four partners in New York City. He has taught at Parsons School of Design,
The City College, City University of New York, The Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Columbia University, and at the
University of Virginia as Shure Professor of Architecture. In the Spring of
2008 he served as a Louis I. Kahn Assistant Visiting Professor for Architectural
Design at the Yale School of Architecture. Among Christopher's awards he has
received the Emerging Voices Award, Architectural League of New York and the
Academy Award in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters.