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


Naomi McIsaac, Art History SMP, 2003                Return to SMP Archive Index 
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Lucchesi

Craft, Commerce, and the Environment: Art in America’s National Parks

Ahwahnee Pendleton Blanket from Yosemitegifts.com

Abstract:  My St. Mary’s Project is the result of a two month long trip across the country, where I traveled to twelve different national parks. It is an investigation of twentieth century and contemporary art that is sold in the national parks or in the gateway towns just outside the park’s boarders, with a specific focus on craft.  I chose to separate my SMP into three different essays that focus on the three main factors that influence the artists in these areas: Craft, Commerce, and the Environment. These three essays eventually took the form of three artist’s books, hand bound and accompanied by the visual information that I gathered during my trip: photographs, pamphlets, et cetera. All three books are supplemented by the same introduction and although they can be read separately, much of the information is interwoven and they are intended to be read as a whole. Included in this archival documentation are my introduction, each essay, my presentation power point and script, and the covers of the three books.