Full-time faculty

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

Allison Moore: Ph.D. in Art History, City University of New York and MFA in Writing, Pacific University. Instructor. Allison’s publications include a book about art photography in Mali, titled Embodying Relation (Duke University Press).

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

Pamela Callender ’07: MFA, Goddard College; Pamela teaches Eco 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

Christopher Jones: M.A., University of New Mexico; Christopher teaches art history.

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

Jen Peterson: M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Jen teaches graphic design.

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

Robert Indiana - Freedom Wall, screenprint (1970)

Words and Images
Works from the Permanent Collection
August 22 – October 7

M. C. Richards - Tulip Time, acrylic (1992)

Works from the Collection
Art by Women
August 22 – October 14

African mask (Mende), wood (20th c)

Works from the Collection
Art from Abroad
August 25 – October 7

Debra Lansdowne - Eudaimoniac Power Bump, acrylic on canvas

Women’s Caucus for Art / Florida
Works in Black and White
October 9 – November 11

Rebecca Skelton - Staying Positive

Figure Drawing at Eckerd
Works by Off-Campus Artists
October 10 – November 25

Gavin Hawk - Green Day's American Idiot (American Stage)

Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Faculty Exhibition
October 16 – December 2

The 14th Annual IA Show
November 13 – 18

Kyu Yamamoto - Life with Tree, ceramic sculpture

Skyway Marina Art Exhibition
November 20 – December 16

Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Dates and Galleries TBA