Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Lisa Scheer
Professor of Art

Photo of Lisa Scheer

Departments: Art & Art History
Office: Montgomery Hall 146
Email: lnscheer@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4247


  • M.F.A. Sculpture, Yale University, 1981
  • B.A. Sculpture, Bennington College, 1978
  • Courses Taught:


    Lisa Scheer is a Professor of Art and teaches courses in sculpture, foundations, and art theory. She has exhibited widely including one-person shows at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, the American Institute of Architecture, and the Kreeger Museum. Her public commissions include sculptures created for the Regan National Airport, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn New York, the Petworth Metro Station in Washington, DC, and the Baltimore Washington Airport. She has received several national grants and awards, including a Pollock Krasner Foundation fellowship, two NEA fellowships, and a Maryland Arts Council Fellowship. She maintains a studio in Washington DC, and is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts.

    Exhibition/ Commission Information

    • She is currently completing a commission for the GSA that entails two large-scale bronze sculptures for the entrance of the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York.
    • Grants include two Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Maryland Arts Council, and the Pollock-Kransner Foundation

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