St. Mary's College of Maryland

Upcoming Events

Mon April 29 4:30-6:00pm, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for SMP in Studio Art Exhibition 2


Tues April 30 10:00-12:00pm and 2:00- 4:30pm, Boyden Gallery
SMP Presentations in Art History and SMP Studio Art Exhibition 2


Tues April 30 7:30-8:00pm, Baltimore Hall
Introduction to InDesign Workshop with Art and Art History Studio Assistant Tara Hutton


Thurs May 2 12:00-1:00pm, Baltimore Hall
Introduction to InDesign Workshop with Art and Art History Studio Assistant Tara Hutton


Art and Art History Event Calendar

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Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252

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Office Staff: (240) 895-4225

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Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at



Colby Caldwell
Associate Professor of Art

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Departments: Art
Office: Montgomery Hall 144
Phone: (240) 895-4249


Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell lives and works in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, on a farm by the water, with his two dogs smalls and Poe.  He has been teaching at St. Mary’s since 2002.  Caldwell has curated two shows – “Practice Makes Perfect”, at DCAC, in Washington DC, and “Made History: Important Soviet WWII Photographs”, at Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College.  His work has been shown both nationally and internationally since 1988.  His last solo show at Hemphill Gallery in Washington DC in 2007 entitled small game, was reviewed in Art Forum.  In the review critic Nord Wennerstrom wrote, “ The physicality of traditional photography has long been a driving force behind Caldwell’s work, but “small game” represents his parallel dedication to the use of digital imaging.  The quality of his presentation remains consistent across media –refined and elegant, here also benefiting from exceptionally careful installation.”  Wennerstrom continued, “His treatment of the theme of absence, represented by land-and riverscapes, is equally engaging…after nature (63) engagingly balances the heroic, and the transcendent…”.  In closing, he noted, “…(rounds, the 5-channel video piece in small game) cogently and movingly elucidates the artist’s connection with his subject matter and ably represents the intellectual heft of his outwardly process-oriented methodology.”  He was selected for the 48th Corcoran Biennial,Closer to Home in 2006. He collaborated with Elijah Gowin for a two-person show, The Heaviest Flower, which opened in October 2009 at Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City and he had a one-person exhibition entitled, “rounds” that opened in January 2010 at Goodyear Gallery at Dickinson College.  Caldwell is featured in the book, “100 DC Artists”, which was published in 2011. Currently, Caldwell is working on his first monograph tentatively titled “small game”, and has two concurrent shows opening in March 2012 in Washington DC. Caldwell is represented by Hemphill in Washington, DC and Nailya Alexander in NYC.
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