VisArts faculty is composed of professional artists, MCPS teachers, private school teachers, and emerging teachers in the VisArts mentorship program.
Jenny Beech (she/her)
Jenny fell in love with clay as a high school student in Silver Spring, MD, and decided that she wanted to pursue ceramics as a career.
Nan Bevan (no pronouns shared)
Nan Bevan creates luminous interior landscapes with glass.
Helena Cervantes (she/they)
Helena is a Guatemalan-American, multimedia, lowbrow artist, born and raised in Washington D.C. and now residing in Maryland.
Robert Devers (he/him)
Robert Devers is an artist with a multi-faceted practice that includes ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography.
Carla Duran (she/her)
Carla Duran is an artist living in Germantown, MD. She was introduced to all forms of art as a child
Emily Eisinger (she/her)
Emily Eisinger earned her BFA from The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).
Janet Greer (she/her)
Janet Greer has made nurturing creativity and curiosity part of her mantra for life.
Sharon Gude (she/her)
Sharon Gude is a native of Montgomery County, growing up in Bethesda and spending a large part of her childhood on her grandparent’s farm in Rockville.
Ann Hobart (she/her)
Ann Hobart has been a professional potter and teacher of pottery for more than 40 years.
Michelle Izquierdo (she/her)
Michelle Izquierdo is a locally- based artist who was born and raised in Montgomery County and earned her BFA from the University of Maryland.
Hiral Joshi (she/her)
Hiral Joshi was born and raised in India, and moved to the US some years back.
Maven Kahn (she/they)
My heart is often most absurd. I play with music and I play with words, I
Ellen Lafferty (she/her)
Ellen Lafferty teaches both adult and children’s classes at VisArts.
Kate Lanxner (she/her)
Kate Lanxner has more than 25 years’ experience as an art educator for all ages and has illustrated five books.
Robin Markowitz (she/her)
Robin Markowitz started her art career in a college glass course,
Roza Matlin (she/her)
Roza Matlin is a self-taught artist and muralist from Russia, currently living in Maryland.
Michael Metzner (no pronouns shared)
Michael Metzner is a ceramic artist currently living in Frederick, Maryland.
Gary Moomau (no pronouns shared)
After working in a pottery studio for a semester, I took my first pottery class in 2013 at Anne Arundel Community College and was hooked.
Sarah Sater Murray (she/her)
Sarah is a self-taught artist who enjoys acrylic painting as well as working with a wide range of mediums,
Marzieh Narenji (she/her)
Marzieh was born and raised in Tehran, the capital of Iran, and moved to the U.S. some years back.
Kelsey Nieto (she/her)
Kelsey Nieto is a freelance artist born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from Montgomery College in 2014 with a Studio Art Associates and is
Richard Nussbaum (he/him)
As a third generation stained glass artist, I have designed and executed both religious and secular commissions, utilizing traditional stained glass techniques
Jessica Panicola (she/her)
Jessica is a native New Yorker with a background in Art, Education, and Design.
Ryan Rakhshan (he/him)
Ryan received his BA in art history and philosophy from Hood College in 2011.
Martina Sestakova (she/her)
Martina is a textile designer, abstract painter, and art educator.
Eva Sitaras (she/her)
Eva Sitaras is a mixed-media conceptual artist and owner of Sitaras Studios in Baltimore, MD.
Simone Skerritt (he/him)
Simone graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Studio Art
Kimberely Swanner (she/they)
Kimberly Swanner has a degree in Japanese and an abiding love of gaming, comics, and all things nerdy.
Camila Tapia-Guilliams (they/them)
Camila Tapia-Guilliams is a mixed media artist, educator, and community organizer,
Shraddha Tiwari (she/her)
Shraddha Tiwari recently graduated with an MFA in Digital Media Arts
Li-Fang Tsai (she/her)
Li-Fang Tsai studied Fashion Design at Tainan Technology College,
Meg von der Linden (she/her)
Meg von der Linden is the owner and artist of Ironworks Pottery.
Virginia Warwick (she/her)
A prankster at heart, Virginia Warwick first started performing, creating characters and storylines while growing up in Frederick, Maryland.
Eric Westbrook (he/him)
Eric Westbrook is a professional painter, illustrator and instructor living and working in Washington, DC.
Joe Yablonsky (he/him)
Joe Yablonsky specializes in gelatin silver photographs of public sculpture and architecture.