Justin Boyd

Justin Boyd - Department Chair and Professor (Sculpture & Integrated Media)
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Justin holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas, including Artpace, San Antonio; Art Palace, Houston; and Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio. Justin also hosts a long-running radio show on a local jazz station (KRTU).


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Margaret Craig - Department Chair and Professor (Printmaking)

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Margaret holds a BS in Biology, Secondary Ed, a BS in Art, and a MA in Art, Painting, from the University of Wisconsin. She holds an MFA in Printmaking from The University of Texas at San Antonio. A leader in printmaking technology, Margaret has demonstrated at national conferences and was selected to represent the U.S. in China as part of the Sanbao International Printmaking symposium.  Her most recent residency was at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, in Berlin, Germany, through Blue Star Contemporary.

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Casey Galloway - Program Coordinator (Fiber)

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Casey holds a BFA in Fiber from the University of North Texas. She has shown her work in exhibitions across Texas, including the Art Room, Ft. Worth, Artpace San Antonio, Hello Studio, Gallery Nord, and Rockport Center for the Arts. Along with being a visual artist, Casey is dedicated to handmade and naturally dyed functional work. In 2010, she started Wool Tree Yarn, a naturally dyed yarn company, and in 2015, she started Hand Eye Textiles, a handmade wearable/house wares company.

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo - Studio Manager and Professor (Photography) 

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Joe holds an MFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a board member of the Muscogee Arts Association, a nonprofit organization that advocates for living Muscogee artists.  Recent exhibitions include CAM Perennial 2017: Memory and Landscape at Southwest School of Art and Homage at Blue Star Contemporary. He recently curated a series of Native American films at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.

Greg Johnson

Gregory Alan Johnson - Studio Manager (Drawing and Painting) and Professor (Drawing, Painting and Printmaking)

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Greg holds an MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Texas Tech University -Corpus Christi and a BFA with a concentration in Printmaking from Texas A&M University. His delicately rendered drawings were recently in a solo exhibition at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX.

Blake Kennedy

Blake Kennedy - Technician (Ceramics)

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Blake holds a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Appalachian State University.  Recent exhibitions include the Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History, Blowing Rock, NC; Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX; and the Butler Art Center, Butler, PA.  In addition to an active studio practice, he enjoys spending time with his four dogs, two cats, and two chickens.

Leo Lee

Léo Lee - Program Coordinator (Papermaking & Book Arts)

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Léo holds a BFA from The School of Art Institute of Chicago and MA and MFA degrees in Printmaking from the University of Iowa.  Her areas of specialization include printmaking, book Arts (binding, typography, papermaking) and collaboration.   Léo has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally and her work has been included in numerous publications and permanent collections.

Victor Pagona

Victor Pagona - Department Chair and Professor (Photography)

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Victor holds an MFA in Photography and Sculpture from the University of South Carolina and an MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Recent exhibitions include shows at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio; Gallery 777, Toledo, Ohio; and the Kruk Gallery, Superior, Wisconsin.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Daniel Rios Rodriguez - Faculty (Painting)

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Daniel received his MFA (Painting and Printmaking) from the Yale School of Art and his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He exhibits his work regularly both nationally and internationally with recent group and solo exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles and Dublin, Ireland. Daniel is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in NYC and Kerlin Gallery in Dublin Ireland and has forthcoming shows in both NYC and Dublin in 2018.

Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts - Studio Manager and Professor (Metals)

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Sarah holds an MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing with a secondary emphasis in Digital Photography from Texas Tech University and holds a BFA in Art Education from Texas Tech University.  Her works have been selected for many national exhibitions including Spirit and Matter at the Jung Center in Houston, Texas; Art Jewelry: Strong Voices at Dedee Schattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts; and The 5th Biennial Ashes to Art near San Francisco, California.

Chris Sauter

Chris Sauter - Director (Foundations and Special Courses); Interim Department Chair and Professor (Drawing and Painting)

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Chris holds a B.A. from the University of the Incarnate Word and an M.F.A. from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has exhibited across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. His works have been featured at The Kohler Art Center; the Musee d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne, France; The Drawing Center, NY; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; and PS1, New York. Chris was recently a Blue Star Contemporary Resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.

Jillian Sortore

Jillian Sortore - Department Chair and Professor (Metals)

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Jillian holds an MFA with Metalsmithing emphasis from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a BFA in Jewelry Design and Metals from Pittsburg State University. Recent exhibitions include Adorned Spaces; Society of North American Goldsmiths conference, New Orleans, LA; Melange, Clamplight Gallery, San Antonio; and Craft Texas,  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX.

Ryan Takaba

Ryan Takaba - Department Chair and Professor (Ceramics)

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Ryan holds an MFA in ceramics from Kent State University and a BFA from the University of Hawaii. He has taught at Kent State University, The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and Northwest Vista College.  Ryan's residencies include the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China



Robert studied Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont and received a Master Weaver certificate through the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He first gained interest in fiber as an undergraduate working toward a BS in Art Education from the University of Edinboro, PA. Robert's main area of concentration is weft-faced tapestry weaving.


Dennis holds an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Montana and a BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, with additional study at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Arts and Perception, and Clay Times. 


Beck holds a BA from Trinity University and an MFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio. She has taught papermaking workshops at several national conferences and at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Pyramid Atlantic, Haystack Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Beck has previously served on the Board of Directors for Hand Papermaking Inc.

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