Joseph Agabiti holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Elementary Education from the College of New Jersey. He has also attended pre engineering workshops provided by The College of New Jersey and Rowan College of Engineering. Mr. Agabiti has over eight years experience at J.P. Case Middle School in Flemington, NJ, where he currently teaches Software Application and Technology. In addition to using cooperative S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities in his daily lesson planning, he has five years experience advising the J.P. Case LEGO Club, through which he participated in Middle School Technology Design Challenge which is held every year in the spring.
Visit Joseph’s J.P. Case teacher page.
Doug Baron has been publishing his comic book series, Sugar Ray Finhead, since 1992. His work has been included in Valiant comics and many newspapers. He has taught cartooning classes and workshops at the Museum for many years.
Megan Becker received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts. As part of the Philadelphia and New Jersey community, she has volunteered for the Philly Fringe Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, and Trenton Art All Night. Additionally, she has studied fine arts under the instruction of Tim O’Brien at the Pratt Institute. She has worked under Alumni Veronica Cianfranco, creator of Philadelphia’s Cher Pop-Ups, and was an art director at a summer camp for three years. Currently, Megan is a freelance illustrator and teaches painting, drawing, and digital arts classes at several arts centers in NJ. She has also been in juried exhibits throughout the Stockton/New Hope area.
Leah Cahill graduated from Parson’s School of Design with an AAS in Fashion Design and a BFA in Communications from the University of Virginia. She currently has her own clothing company called Norma & Henry
, which is sold on-line and in boutiques across the country. Prior to this she was the Senior Designer and ran production for Blue Fish Clothing in Frenchtown, NJ.
2017 May 6 – 9:
Spring Masters Show, Armory, Park Avenue, NY. Rosenberg Group & Co.; February 2017:
Palm Beach Art Fair; August 2016:
Juried members show for NAWA (National Association for Women Artists, est. 1889.) Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, NYC; July 2016:
Exhibited at the South Hampton Art Fair, represented by Rosenberg Gallery, 19 E. 66th Street, NY, NY; June – September 2016:
Rosenberg & Co. Gallery, solo show, Patterns in Time; February 2016:
Rosenberg Gallery, Group Show, Still Life Exhibition: Variations on a Theme; February 2016:
Cavalier Gallery, Group Show, 57th St. NY, NY; 2016:
The International Armory Show of Fine Art & Antiques: Park Avenue at 67th, Rosenberg & Co. Gallery; July 2015:
Rosenberg & Co. Gallery, Solo Exhibition, http://www.artnews.com/toc/october-2015; May 2015:
Rosenberg & Co. Gallery, Collage Group Show 19E 66th Street, NY, NY; February 2015:
Rosenberg & Co Gallery, Group Show, 19E. 66th Street, NY, NY; July – August 2014:
Group Exhibition of Museum Staff, Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton NJ
Sarah DeWire received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been teaching fine art lessons for a number of years and has experience working with at risk youth. Her work is included in private collections in New York, New Jersey, Maine and Pennsylvania.
Duffy Dillinger received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts and was a sculpture apprentice at the Johnson Atelier. A museum faculty member for many years, she is an artist who has created innovative children’s programs for camps, museums and schools. During the school year, she is the art teacher at Mount St. Mary Academy, a high school for girls.
Amanda Esposito graduated from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, where she earned her MAT in Art Education and her BFA in Painting/Drawing with a concentration in Art Education. She is a tenured K-12 educator, currently teaching art and enrichment courses at Thomas B. Conley School in Bethlehem, NJ. (Shown with husband and fellow teacher Matthew Esposito)
Matt Esposito is an educator who enjoys opening the worlds of the past to middle school students at Bethlehem Township, New Jersey where he has worked for the past six years. Along with being a highly qualified social studies teacher he holds a BA in History Education and has done graduate work at East Stroudsburg University. His varied historical interests include the cultures of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquity, medieval Europe, and colonial America, among others. (Shown with wife and fellow teacher Amanda Esposito)
Andrea Gianchiglia, local artist of Bedminster, graduated from the Hartford Art School with a BFA in illustration and a minor in art history. Working as a full-time artist on private commissions and freelance illustration, Andrea also teaches at various art centers. She teaches all ages and all levels. Some of her adult classes include oil painting, drawing, color theory, mixed media techniques and, of course, her favorite—animal portraiture. Andrea has had both individual and group shows throughout New Jersey and the tri-state area, along with various juried shows where she has won several awards for animal portraiture. Andrea is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and has exhibited in national juried shows, one of which is the Annual National Juried Exhibition of N.J.E.A.A “Art of the Horse,” and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. Andrea is also represented by “Natures Walk” Wildlife gallery in Bernardsville, N.J
An engineer by training, Wendy has had a life-long love of art and crafting. She has been creating Pysanky for over 25 years and loves to share the process with others. Wendy first learned Pysanky from a Ukrainian friend from church. She continued practicing and researching the craft as a means of exploring her Polish heritage.
Rion Hoffmann is an artist and special educator who has been teaching art and providing creative opportunities for children with special needs for the last nine years. She has experimented with a variety of media since she was a child and is always interested in trying a new project or art supply. She was attracted first to exploring light and image through photography and then later through glasswork as a stained glass restoration artist with Adams Morgan Stained Glass and a teaching assistant at the Washington Glass School where she learned to combine image and glass in new ways. A maker at heart, she often finds herself happily surrounded by children covered in ink or paint, faces deep in concentration- expressing their creativity and making art.
Tricia Hurley is an artist and educator. She received a BFA in visual arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and an MAT in elementary education from The College of New Jersey. In addition to K-8 teaching, she is a commissioned portrait and mural artist for both private and public clients, including Rockingham State Historic Site, Kingston, NJ, where her portrait of George Washington is in the permanent collection.
Born and raised in Massachusetts to Greek-born parents, Vasiliki Katsarou was educated at Harvard College, the University of Paris I-Sorbonne, and Boston University. In 2014, she read her poems at the Dodge Poetry Festival. She has also served as a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet in the Schools in New Jersey. Her first collection, Memento Tsunami
, was published in 2011, and one of its poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Work has appeared in Agave Magazine, Contemporary American Voices, The Curator, Literary Mama, Noon: Journal of the Short Poem, Poetry Daily, Regime Journal (Australia), here/there poetry (UK), wicked alice, Wild River Review, and a number of anthologies: Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books), Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, and Dark as a Hazel Eye: Coffee & Chocolate Poems, among others. She has also written and directed an award-winning 35mm short film, Fruitlands 1843.
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew was born and raised in England. Since receiving her MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art in London, she has taught at universities in New Zealand, Borneo, and the United States. Kulvinder’s work is included in collections as diverse as Kazuo Ishiguru and MTV Europe. Kaur Dhew has received numerous Residencies including the prestigious Delfina Trust in London, ARCO in Lisbon, and most recently at The Vermont Studio Center. Kulvinder presently maintains a studio in Northern New Jersey. To view more of her work visit, http://kulvinderkaurdhew.blogspot.com
Nan Krochta holds a BA in Fine Arts from Montclair State and a degree from FIT in illustration. She has conducted workshops, classes, and children’s birthday parties at the Museum for many years.
Anne Kullaf holds a B.S. in both Graphic Design and Fine Art from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and has studied at the Art Students League of NY. A fulltime artist and instructor, her work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club, and was featured in a 2008/2009 traveling museum exhibit, New Reality: the Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century
. She regularly exhibits in New York City at the Salmagundi Club and at the Michael Ingbar gallery and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.