JUSTIN BOYD • SCULPTURE & INTEGRATED MEDIA DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Boyd received his MFA at The California Institute of the Arts and completed his BFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has since shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas, including Artpace, San Antonio; Art Palace, Houston; and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio.
MARGARET CRAIG • PRINTMAKING DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Craig received a BS in Biology, BS in Art and an MA with an emphasis in watercolor painting from the University of Wisconsin. Her MFA in Printmaking is from the University of Texas at San Antonio. A leader in non-toxic printmaking technology, she has demonstrated at national conferences. Craig was selected to represent the U.S. in China as part of the Sanbao International Printmaking project.
CASEY GALLOWAY • INTERM FIBERS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Casey Galloway earned her BFA in Fiber at the University of North Texas. She has taught weaving and fiber related classes in and around San Antonio and has shown her dimensional weaving and mixed media installations in several exhibitions across Texas, including the Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, Southwest School of Art, Gallery Nord, and Instituto Cultural de Mexico in conjunction with Luminaria.
GREGORY ALAN JOHNSON • FACULTY AND STUDIO MANAGER
Johnson earned his BFA with a concentration in Printmaking at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi and an MFA in Printmaking and Drawing at Texas Tech University.
VICTOR PAGONA • PHOTOGRAPHY CHAIR
Pagona earned his MFA in Photography and Sculpture at the University of South Carolina and his MA in Art History at the University of Wisconsin. His most recent body of work was created using a combination of digital and silver-based media along with other materials.
JILLIAN PALONE • METALS CHAIR
Palone 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 shows at the Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas; Equinox Gallery, San Antonio; and Bellevue Arts Musuem, Seattle, Washington. Visit Jill's website HERE.
DENNIS SMITH • CERAMICS CHAIR
Smith received a BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Montana, with postgraduate work at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has exhibited his work in both national and international exhibitions. Smith’s work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Arts and Perception, and Clay Times.
RYAN TAKABA • FACULTY AND STUDIO MANAGER
Takaba holds an MFA in ceramics from Kent State University and a BFA from the University of Hawaii. Takaba has also taught at Northwest Vista College, Kent State University, Mudflat Studios, and the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Before coming to SSA, he was the Artist-in-Residence/Studio Manager for the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Ceramics department.
VINCENT VALDEZ • DRAWING & PAINTING CHAIR
Valdez received his BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. His extensive list of solo exhibitions most recently includes McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Brown University, Prividence, RI; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona; and Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, California.
BECK WHITEHEAD • PAPER & BOOK ARTS DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Whitehead received a BA from Trinity University and an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Whitehead has taught papermaking workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Pyramid Atlantic, Haystack, and at national conferences. She is also on Hand Papermaking’s Board of Directors.