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

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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



sculpture studio

Art Studio

The Art Department is located in Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center. Most of the studio classrooms are interconnected, making for an intimate working environment. Studio spaces include a sculpture studio with equipment for welding, plaster, and woodworking, a painting studio, a drawing studio, a printmaking area with two presses, and two darkrooms. Art majors are allotted small individual work spaces in their senior year.

Digital Lab

There are two adjacent Montgomery hall computer labs: the Pro Lab and Learning Lab. Visit the Monty Learning Lab website for detailed information, student artwork, and resources available. The Learning Lab is equipped with 20 17"  Intel iMacs with the Adobe CS5.5 Suite, iMovie,  several flatbed scanners, and an Epson 9600 printer. The Pro Lab includes 10 22" Intel iMacs with the Adobe CS5.5 Suite in including After Effects, Maya, and Final Cut Pro. The department also has HD video cameras, flipcams, Wacom tablets, digital cameras, lights, audio recorderes and tripods for student use. The lab serves many courses within the department, including scientific illustration, digital media offerings, and several art history courses. Students use the lab for creation of course assignments as well as independent projects.

In Addition, the Art Department also maintains a separate digital imaging lab that is primarily for Large format output. It houses an Epson 9880, two flatbed scanners, and a high-end multi-format film scanner. It also has DV deck and access to the Adobe Suite and Final Cut Pro for digital editing.

Image Resources

Students have access to over a 1,000,000 art images from around the world through the St. Mary's Library's subscription to ARTStor, the world's largest and most comprehensive image database. In addition to ARTStor, the library has a wide range of art resources and databases designed to support students' original research in different cultures, eras, and media. To see more, click here.

teaching collection

Boyden Gallery


The the college's art gallery significantly enhances the department's programming, hosting a range of exhibitions featuring contemporary and historical art, as well as the annual All-Student Show and the art studio students' St. Mary's Project exhibitions. Boyden Gallery also offers a variety of visiting artist talks, scholarly lectures, workshops and other activities.