2018 Visiting Artists in Residence

Diane Di Bernardino Sanborn – Scottsdale, AZ

Studio 316; June

“My work references back to Expressionism, Surrealism, respecting the mastery of Matisse and the whimsy of Miro. I use symbols, shape and line to both delight and surprise the viewer. 

Artist talk: Thursday, June 28 at 5:30pm


Jean Sanders – State College, PA

Studio 330; July

“Making Art is a spiritual quest for me. I am an artist, yogini and a lover of animals. These images of animals are not so much about the beauty of the beast.   They are about the communication that takes place between us. Theirs is a non-verbal, visual style of communication and this suits me well.

Artist talk: Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm


Zipporah Norton – Alexandria, VA

Studio 316; July & August

“My paintings delve into the uncomfortable and private nature of perception of the body and feelings about sex. My works are gestural with quick brush strokes that are juxtaposed with thin washes. The inclusion of collaging techniques with fiber materials create textures which further pushes her concept of the complexity of human bodies and our relationships with them.”

Artist talk: Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm


Lee Lanier – Boulder City, NV

Studio 227; August

“I specialize in figurative paintings that reinterpret myths while creating my own unique take on the art of the pin-up, burlesque, and the nude. I’ve recently taken up painting having worked as a professional animator for many years for such studios as Walt Disney.”

Artist talk: Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 pm


Angela Esteve – Cabin John, MD

Studio 31; August

“The mirror series of negative shapes enables the viewer to be in the work rather than a simple spectator. Public participation is now paramount to me, with 100’s of art cards readily available to be transformed into the visitor’s own personal artistic design.”

Artist talk: Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 pm


Patricia Howard – Alexandria, VA

Studio 317; August

“I love a good story, the obvious and the implied and I express that interest in the narrative through my photography. My photographs focus on the everyday and ordinary (food, plants, clothing, laundry) placed within a specific environment and expand into something more intriguing and somehow unexplained, that might have a story to tell.”

Artist talk: Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 pm


Sarah Chittenden – Alexandria, VA

Studio 320; August

“I have long been interested in vivid color, light and dark, and circles of all sorts. This body of work continues those themes but represents a new adventure into acrylic pouring.”

Artist talk: Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 pm


Christina Hibbard – Vienna, VA

Studio 322; August & September

“As a non-objective painter, my goal is to play and experiment until I get somewhere I like, and then create a product that is bold in color, line, and overall composition. I find that even when I am solely focused on the process of creating, my work is still largely inspired by my roles as a woman and a new mother.”

Artist talk: Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 pm


Toni Brogan – Roxbury, NY

Studio 330; September

“I use a variety of techniques to create abstract multi textured 2 and 3 dimensional woven works and pushing the boundaries of the medium with a more modern vision.”

Artist talk: Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 pm