Full-Time Faculty

David Gliem: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. Associate Professor of Art History. David teaches a range of courses in Art History, and specializes in 19th and 20th century western art.

Betsy Orbe Lester: MFA, University of South Florida. Instructor. A painter and mixed media artist, Betsy teaches Visual Problem Solving.

Brian Ransom: MFA, Claremont Graduate School; Professor of Visual Arts, Brian has been at Eckerd since 1996, teaching courses in ceramics, sculpture, studio critique, and interdisciplinary arts.

Arthur Skinner ’72: MVA, Georgia State University; Discipline Coordinator and Gallery Director. As Professor of Visual Arts, Arthur has taught courses in printmaking, drawing and photography at Eckerd since 1976.

Kirk Ke Wang: MFA, Nanjing Normal University; MFA, University of South Florida. Professor of Visual Arts, Kirk has been at Eckerd since 1993, and teaches courses in painting, drawing, digital photography, new genre art and Asian art.

Part-Time Faculty

Catherine Abrams: MA, University of South Florida. Catherine teaches courses in Art History.

Marita Contreras: MFA, School of Visual Arts; a video artist and photographer, Marita teaches Experimental Film & Video, and The Documentary.

Jason Hackenwerth: MFA, Savannah College of Art & Design. Jason is renowned for his balloon sculptures, and is teaching a course in installation art, and also in printmaking

Katherine Humphreys: MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology. Katherine is a graphic designer, and teaches courses in graphic design, web page design and motion graphics.

Pamela Jones: MFA, University of South Florida; a painter, Pamela teaches our Visual Problem Solving course.

Gallery hours Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday Night Live
Figure Drawing at Eckerd: Thirteen Local Artists
September 1 - October 11
NCVA Elliott Gallery

Cynthia R. Dill, watercolor

Hidden Treasures VIII
Highlights from the Last of the Mystery Crates
September 1 - November 22
NCVA Main Gallery

Eduardo Paolozzi
General Dynamics, F. U. N.
September 1 - 27
Cobb Gallery


The 11th Annual IA Show
Interdisciplinary Arts Junior Portfolio Exhibition
September 29 - October 4
Cobb Gallery

Visual & Interdisciplinary Arts Faculty Exhibition
Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theatre and Film
October 6 - November 27
Cobb Gallery

Kirk Palmer ’10
Talismans for the Glitter Thief
October 13 – November 22
Elliott Gallery at the Nielsen Center for Visual Arts

Visual Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Hunter Pressley, Margot Levey, and Caterina Nicolau
December 1 – 6
NCVA Main Gallery and Cobb Gallery

The Nearly-Annual Christmas Show & Sale
Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Photography and More
December 1 - 6
Nielsen Center for Visual Arts at Eckerd College
Elliott Gallery