MFA -- University of Colorado
BAE – California College of Arts & Crafts
BFA – California College of Arts & Crafts
Phone: 509 - 359 - 7865
Professor Askman's paintings and drawings have been displayed in museums such as the Minnesota Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Askman is also a prolific sculptor who has created large-scale public works that can be seen in towns and cities across the USA. His current research delves into the realm of intuitive art making.
MFA – Louisiana State University
BFA – New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University
Phone: 509 – 359 – 7089
Lisa Nappa is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist from Washington State. Her work varies in scale, from intimate hand held objects to large wall and window installations. For the last decade her work has been inspired by the beauty and underlying politics of water. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally as well as participates in residencies through out the world. Though she will never completely shed her New York City upbringing, she loves her current life surrounded by the mountains, skies and scablands of the Inland Northwest.
MFA - University of Idaho
BFA - Eastern Washington University
Phone: 509 - 359 - 7070
Nancy Hathaway is a studio artist whose practice focuses on conceptually driven works in drawing and sculpture. Her current body of work explores the intersection of rational inquiry and intuitive thought. She has exhibited her work in over seventy-five solo and group exhibitions throughout the US from Seattle to New York City.
MFA - Alfred University
BFA - Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Phone: 509 - 359 - 7070
MFA - NYSCC at Alfred University
BFA - Cornish College of the Arts
BFA - California College of Arts & Crafts
Phone: 509 - 359 - 6651
Jenny Hyde is a multi-disciplinary artist who has widely exhibited in regional, national and international exhibitions -- including Electronic Arts Festival in New York, NY, sound art invitational in Sydney, Australia, and venues in Cuba, London, Spain, and Paris. Hyde is a recent recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship Award.
MFA – Goddard College (Interdisciplinary Art)
MA – Central Michigan University (Painting)
BS – Central Michigan University (Political Science)
Phone: 509 - 359 - 6996
Since 1989, Patterson has been exhibiting her artwork across the globe -- including 100+ gallery and museum contributions in major and minor cities such as Detroit, Paris (part of COP21 traveling exhibit), Budapest and London (Tate Modern). Jodi is a widely published author with articles in academic journals, textbooks, and magazines; co-editor of the first three issues of a peer-review academic journal title Artizein; is interested in neuroscience, psychogeography, and Southeast Asian art. Jodi spends her free time photographing UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has visited over 30 countries. She once traveled around the world in eight days.
PhD -- Harvard University
MA -- Université de Montréal (Art History)
BA -- University de Montréal (Art History)
Phone: 509 - 359 - 6652
Girard specializes in eighteenth-century visual culture, with a focus on French art, animals, the body, sexuality, violence, and otherness. Her book manuscript, Rococo Massacres, is a critical examination of paintings with hunting subjects made in France at the end of the Ancien Régime. Her next project attends to cross-cultural exchanges in the Atlantic world during the eighteenth century, with special attention to Native North American art. She was a Kress institutional fellow at INHA, a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College. She received Canada’s Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.
MFA - The Ohio State University
BFA - Eastern Washington University
MFA - University of Montana
BFA, BA - Arizona State University (Photography & French)
Phone: 509 - 359 - 7015
Yaro Neils is an artist whose research delves into contemporary and historic photographic processes with interests in artists books, installation, and creative non-fiction. She enjoys exploring the region with her dogs and husband.
MFA, University of South Florida
BFA, Washington University in St Louis
Philosophic Studies Chisholme Institute, Scotland, UK
As a practicing artist engaged in printmaking, drawing and sculpture, Margot Casstevens has firmly established herself as regional artist by regularly exhibiting at the Saranac Art Projects in downtown Spokane. Her work has also been featured in solo exhibitions at Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University and Colombia Basin College; and in selected group shows in Washington DC, Chicago, and New York (Flux Factory). One of her favorite international exhibition experiences includes an award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.
“I have made art all of my remembered life. Art making has been a way to understand, appreciate, and respond to the world around me.”
MFA — University of Montana (sculpture)
Post-Baccalaureate — The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA – University of Puget Sound
Lenora J. Lopez Schindler is an artist who works in multiple materials, both 2D and 3D. She chooses materials based the tactile and visual properties of each. Her work focuses on a type of metamorphosis wherein the sensations and conditions of the body meets and moves into the realm of myth and illusion. Her recent work is on paper and explores the change in how people have historically understood their own body-and-mind connection, and how that understanding gets communicated through religion, social systems, story and material culture. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally.
Besides teaching studio courses and art history courses at EWU since 2000, she currently teaches at Gonzaga University and the Community Colleges of Spokane.
MFA - University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
BFA - The College of Idaho, Coldwell, ID
Reinaldo Gil is a Latin-American printmaking artist born in Caracas, Venezuela. Since an early age he has traveled the world collecting unique stories from casual encounters that later enriched the visual narratives of his drawings and relief prints. Gil found inspiration studying the common aspect of the cultural identity and iconography from the wrongly named "Third World Countries". Gil's work studies the universal idea of home and its influence on individual personalities.
Reinaldo's current practice includes the creation of large pieces using relief printing applications by incorporation of communal and collaborative practices.
Master of Educational Leadership - Eastern Washington University
Bachelor of Art Education - Eastern Washington University
Stacey Desautel currently works for Spokane Public Schools as an art teacher and specializes in designing curriculum to create K-6 art lessons that supports linking art with content connections for improving overall student learning. Stacey is passionate about teaching art to future teachers.
Phone: 509 - 359 - 7089
Phone: 509 - 359 - 2494
Debbie has been a part of Eastern Washington University since August 1989. She has worked in numerous departments within the university campus. Her hobbies include tatting (a form of lace making), knitting, and some quilting.