2017 Art Barge Instructors

*listed alphabetically by last name

Jim Bergesen

Jim Bergesen is a Photographer and Painter who embraces the possibilities rendered by digital technologies to create an area of synthesis between mediums, in which the representational is abstracted and abstraction made to represent. By re-focusing and re-framing images– and utilizing color in both pixelated and solid forms, Bergesen filters the static of the everyday to reveal the unseen nature and spirit of these images. Life Member of the Art Students League of New York, with a MFA in Studio Art and a MA in Contemporary Art History and Criticism from SUNY, Purchase College, Jim was raised in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and loves to share his passion for the history and uses of art materials in his role as an Educational Advisor for artist color company, Winsor & Newton, and consults with the international Artist Outreach Program of Liquitex.  His works have been acquired for several corporate and private collections and latest works may be viewed at he Pierogi Galleries’ flat files in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Scott Bluedorn

Artist, illustrator and East End native Scott Bluedorn works in various media, including painting, drawing, print process, and found object assemblage. Drawing inspiration from cultural anthropology, primitivism, and nautical tradition, Bluedorn distills imagery that speaks to the collective unconscious, especially through myth and visual story-telling – a world he conjures as “maritime cosmology”. Scott studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

Mary Calendrille

Maryann Calendrille is co-owner of Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. She has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years. Her published essays, articles and poetry have appeared in various newspapers and literary journals. She studied poetry with Mark Doty and David Wojahn among others and received an MFA from Vermont College.


Linda Capello

Linda Capello is a master of figure drawing. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, she worked in the NYC fashion industry for over 20 years. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, and received the Miriam Russo Enders Award: For Works on Paper, from the National Association of Woman Artists (May 2009), for her red conte drawing, So Inclined. She teaches extensively on the East End at Guild Hall, the Veterans Hall in Southampton, The Art Barge, the Southampton Cultural Center and is a member of Southampton Artists and the Artists Alliance of East Hampton.

Jaqueline Cedar

Jaqueline (BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MFA, Columbia University) currently teaches at MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the CUE Art Foundation. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and has recently exhibited her paintings in New York and Los Angeles. Jaqueline leads inquiry- and object-based experiences that encourage students to look closely, think critically, and form opinions regarding artworks. Through experimentation, research, visual analysis, and critique, she encourages students to articulate their own interests and intuitions. Her studio courses provide a framework for making and responding to art within the context of contemporary and historical practice.


Mary Daunt

I work almost exclusively in pastel because I love the immediate gratification it gives me. My favorite subject happens to be the Napeague dunes near the Art Barge. I like to capture the different seasons, while exaggerating the colors and abstraction I see in the shapes.

Dianne Orkin Footlick

Dianne Orkin Footlick, a native of Mississippi, has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo shows throughout the United States and in Switzerland and China. Her work is in many permanent collections including New York’s Art Students League, the Printmaking Workshop of New York, the Eudora Welty estate, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Museum of the National Arts Foundation, Tulane University, KPMG-Peat Marwick, Ruben H. Donnally, the Mississippi State Capitol, Millsaps College, the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy in China. Dianne earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tulane University. In addition, she has taken classes at the Art Students League, the Printmaking Workshop of New York, Parsons School of Design, Columbia University Teachers College, and the Women’s Studio Workshop. Dianne has also studied watercolor painting with Mel Stabin and Tony Van Hasselt. Dianne divides her time between her studios in Esopus, NY and in New York City where, for 46 years, she has taught printmaking, drawing, mixed media and design at the Dalton School.


Sally Egbert

Sally Egbert is an abstract painter based in NYC and East Hampton. Egbert attend Sate University of New York at New Paltz where she received her Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Painting. Through out her career she has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Gottlieb Foundation, New York Foundation of the Arts to name a few. Along side various group shows Egbert has had solo exhibitions at Goya Contemporary, Salomon Contemporary, Still-Zinsel Contemporary Fine Art and at Fotouhi Cramer Fine Art.

Sue Ferguson Gussow

Sue Ferguson Gussow is a figurative painter working in a wide range of drawing and painting media. She is Professor Emerita of The Cooper Union School of Architecture where she continues to conduct the Advanced Drawing Seminar. She has taught, lectured or served as visiting critic at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Bennington, Maryland Art Institute, Pratt Institute, RISD, Parsons School of Design, Tulane University, New York University, Alfred University, the Frick Collection, the Royal Academy of Art, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark and the EPFL. Ecole D’Architecture in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Susan Heatley

I’m drawn to working within the confines that certain processes offer. The orderly pace inherent in printmaking and ceramic sculpture provides a tempo that helps me navigate visually and uncover things I didn’t know I was looking for. The elusive mark one can only achieve through printing attracts me constantly. I use monotype and linoleum as the jumping off point for collage and painting, building layers of formal abstractions on nature and the phenomena of the physical world. The resulting suspended animations are without agenda or artifice. They are simply my invitation to the viewer to look, jump in and swim around.

Virva Hinnemo

Virva Hinnemo was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1976. Growing up she spent her time between Stockholm, Sweden, Viinijärvi, Finland and Moscow, Russia. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and in 1996 got her certificate of painting from The Nyckelviks School of Art in Stockholm. She received her BFA in painting from Parsons School of Design in 2000. Hinnemo has shown her work in New York, Miami, Boston, Provincetown and Stockholm. She has been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker, and The New York Sun. She has made illustrations for several books and magazines. She also works as a visiting artist in schools and non-profit institutions. Hinnemo is currently represented by Anita Rogers Gallery in New York City. She lives and works in Springs, Long Island.


David Joel

David was born in New York City in 1963. At age 13 he began carving figures from logs found around the wooded area near his home in Northern Westchester. Shortly after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1986 with a BFA, David began a 16-year affiliation with artist, Larry Rivers. Since Rivers’ passing in 2002 David has served as chief archivist for the Rivers Estate and was instrumental in organizing the efforts of the Larry Rivers Foundation. In August of 2006 David was elected to serve as Executive Director for the Larry Rivers Foundation and has been working in that capacity to the present day. While working with Rivers, David continued to produce his own art and in 1993 he was commissioned to create and paint the mural “Harvest: A State of Affairs” for the Grange Hall restaurant in Manhattan. In 1993 David was invited to exhibit his art in SoHo at Gallery 13 and in 1994 David had a one-man exhibition at Fischbach Gallery on 57th street. David’s “Painted Guitar” was used to create the cover art for Caroline Doctorow’s CD, “That Changes Everything.” In 2008 David was commissioned to paint three murals for Commerce Restaurant in the historic 50 Commerce street building situated in the heart of Manhattans West Village. David completed the project in 2008. With the success of those three murals David was commissioned to create a fourth mural for Commerce Restaurant. David Joel’s studio is in Sag Harbor, NY. His paintings are in various private collections throughout the US.

Laurie Lambrecht

Laurie Lambrecht is a visual artist based in Bridgehampton, NY. She is currently involved in photographic series investigating nature including Landskeins, and The Sagg Swamp. In addition to photographing she is working with fiber to explore the tactile experience of seeing. “Roy Lichtenstein in His Studio” the monograph of her photographic series was published by Monacelli Press in 2011. Lambrecht photographed a documentary project for the Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida from 2012-2014. Currently she is working on a book project with the theater director Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center. In recent years she has been a fellow at artist residencies including, VCCA, the Rauschenberg Residency and the Montello Foundation. Laurie Lambrecht exhibits her work internationally and participates in photography festivals worldwide. The Drawing Room Gallery in East Hampton, NY exhibits her work locally. More info is available at


Christine Lidrbach

I received a BFA in painting in 1988 from Cleveland Institute of Art, then moved to NYC in ʻ89, where I worked as a studio assistant for Dennis Adams and then Michael Heizer. At Dia Center for the Arts I helped take down and install shows, including demolishing or building walls for whatever support the installation needed, and others. I was instrumental on installations by Katarina Fritsch, rebuilding the plaster positive of the tail knot of the Rat King according to her instruction, and worked with her on other installations for Matthew Marks Gallery, Chicagoʼs Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Venice Biennale. Though my BFA was in painting, I often gravitated to three dimensions. I used whatever materials would communicate my concepts. In the early 90s these materials included silk flowers, photographic printing, dildos, oven tins, and menstrual blood. Now the materials are plastic car bumpers and parts of toys and spray paint and glitter. I moved to East Hampton in 2003 to take care of my mother-in-law. My Husband and I, as Silverback Art Services, worked to repair and fabricate contemporary sculptures for artists including Jack Youngerman, Franz West, Diana Cooper, Urs Fisher, Piero Golia, Paola Pivi and others. These are works in various materials, including fiberglass and resin, wood, plaster, cement, metals, paints, sometimes incorporating motors. I live and work in East Hampton.

Diane Mayo

Since the early nineteen eighties Diane Mayo has had twenty solo exhibitions. Ms Mayo’s ceramic work has been widely exhibited in the United State in recent years and was shown in Germany in 1994. The noted art critic and author Rose C.S. Slivka has written “Diane Mayo is in a class by herself as a potter, making uncanny habitats for a world of birds, beasts, fish and creatures of her imagination. Hand-rolled from slabs, they are without a doubt among the most orginal pottery forms we have seen anywhere.” Other critics who have written essays on her work include Phyllis Braff, Gerrit Henry, Janet Goleas and Amei Wallach.


Rima Mardoyan

At the age of six, Rima Mardoyan an Armenian, moved from Teheran, Iran to Hamburg, Germany. After two years of studying Law, History and Islamic Studies at the University of Hamburg, she was accepted at the”Hochschule fuer Bildende Kunste Lerchenfeld.” Mardoyan was the first woman to study under the artist Sigmar Polke at the Academy where she shared with him the same interest in history, literature, global politics and experimental concepts. With a background and education so rich in history, Mardoyan felt a distinct cultural displacement when she moved to New York in 1981. Lamenting the powerful sense of history, culture and language she left behind in Europe, she began working with forms based on hieroglyphs. These ancient symbols not only allowed the paintings to reference past cultures, but offered a broader range of meanings and subjective associations. For Mardoyan, the hieroglyphs communicated more than modern language allowed. For Mardoyan, content is rooted in history, in all forms: that of man, geography, science and the arts. These early abstractions carry the weight of the era in which they were produced and portray these turbulent periods in history with the contradiction, beauty and hardship that a civilization requires in order to evolve.

Mae Mougin

Mae Mougin ceramic journey began at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, California. She studied ceramics at Parsons, The New School, enriching her education with new clay bodies, discovering the beauty of porcelain and mold making. Mae Mougin Porcelain was established in North Sea, Southampton in 1999. Custom designed collections are inspired from objects of the everyday, traveling and her former life in the professional world of fashion photography. One of kind pieces can be playful and wonky. Custom dinner place settings with Paddle marks along the edges are a signature design element. Mougin is also a founding member of The Clay Art Guild of The Hamptons, a founding Member/Chair of The Community Board and The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Center as well as a member of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue.


Isle Murdock

Ilse Sorensen Murdock studied philosophy and religious studies at New York University and observational painting and sculpture at the New York Studio School before earning her BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2000, and MFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2009.  Her recent works often develop out of forays into local wild natural spaces and touch on topics concerning the human relationship to the natural environment. By working with waste, her studio debris, found shipping pallets, bottle caps and leftover painting pallets, she inserts conversations about how we treat our waste byproducts and the natural world.  Murdock has been a resident of the Vermont Studio Center, DNA Residency and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has exhibited in group and two person shows in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and Provincetown. In 2013, she held her first solo exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. She currently produces work in her studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Bill Nagle

Bill Nagle was born on February 21,1948 in Mineola, New York. He Attended Hobart College from1966-1970 Received a BA in Sociology with minor in Studio Art. In 1970 Attended New York University where he received his Masters in Art Education with focus on studio painting. He became the Head of art department at Hampton Day School in Bridgehampton, New York from1971-1973 and 1986-2001. There, Nagle designed and implemented art curriculum and taught classes from pre-K through 12th. Nagle has been an Instructor at The Art Barge since 2003. He teaches adult classes in studio painting, collage and sculpture.


Kimberly Newman Norris

Kimberly has been working as a teacher of fine arts for the past twenty years in Half Hollow Hills.  Chalk pastels are her favorite medium to work in and she loves them for their brilliant, rich, energizing color as well as the spontaneity that they can capture. Montauk has always been a special place for her to create in and continues to be her major source for inspiration. She has been teaching at The Art Barge since 2003. Kimberly lives in East Northport with her family.

Michele Quan

Michele Quan is a ceramic artist working out of Brooklyn NY. She designs and sculpts handmade ceramic art & objects for the home and garden. Ceramic forms are built by hand, wheel thrown in stoneware, hand painted and fired in a gas reduction kiln. The pieces become a canvas for her love of drawing, painting, text and color. Many of the objects and images are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography- their meaning and beauty of which she is continuously in awe. Originally from Vancouver Canada, Michele moved to New York City in 1984 to study graphic design & photography at Parsons School of Design. Her time at Parsons sparked her interest in symbolism, literature & ideology. Prior to embarking on her current medium of clay, she co-founded the NYC jewelry company Me&Ro. Her ceramic work continues an ongoing pursuit to bring visual form to the thread that connects us with the experience of the world in which we live.


Michael Rosch

Anne Seelbach

The shore and waters surrounding Long Island have been my inspiration for many years. Watercolor is the medium I use to record my first impressions of what I notice – the connections between everything in the natural world – the transformations, patterns, rhythms and cycles of Nature. I notice this most intensely at the edge – where land, sea and sky meet. It is where I become aware of the vastness of the world, the rhythm of the tides, moon/earth/planet rotations and the cycles of the seasons. These watercolors can stand alone or be inspiration for larger paintings. It is a wonderful experience, observing the sands, dunes and waters of Napeague Bay. And The Art Barge is a perfect place to do it.


Linda Sirow

Linda Sirow has demonstrated a life-long commitment to art education. After earning a dual degree in sculpture from both Tufts University and the Museum School in Boston, Linda completed graduate work in the field of art therapy and art education.  Her early teaching career focused on art therapy as a healing modality.  For the past twenty years, Linda has taught in an academic setting, instructing middle school art at The Dalton School in New York.  Through her work, Linda has nurtured hundreds of individuals, helping each student find her unique voice through visual expression. Linda has developed a following as an abstract painter in oil and encaustic wax. Her work can be seen in a variety of galleries and venues primarily in the New York City and Eastern Long Island areas. Linda’s expressive paintings explore the relationships of color, shape and imagery.  By applying rich surfaces and colors in veiled, translucent layers of wax and oil, she forms intriguing, mysterious and enchanting visual worlds.  Linda’s signature square format canvases give structure and form to these otherwise atmospheric and ethereal spaces. Linda’s career might be seen as a creative engine, constantly refueling itself as her roles as both artist and teacher continually overlap, influencing and driving each other.

Jenny Sonenberg

Collagist and Sculptor, Jenny Sonenberg’s work investigates how our recollections distort, decay, and retell themselves over time. Sonenberg has headed the Children’s Studio at the Art Barge since 2014. Alongside her work as an instructor she works full time for The Art Barge as Programs Coordinator. Jenny studied sculpture at Bennington College in Bennington, VT and lives and works between New York City and the East End.


Kathryn Szoka

Kathryn Szoka is a free-lance commercial and fine art photographer. She is represented by the Robin Rice Gallery in New York, and teaches a variety of photography courses in New York region. Szoka is co-owner of Canio’s Books & Galleryin Sag Harbor, New York. Szoka’s fine art work concentrates on photographing communities in transition. The VANISHING LANDSCAPES © series, documents the remaining farmlands on Eastern Long Island. The Americana series, focuses on people and their sense of place. Her recent essay, WITNESS, uses landscape imagery as a commentary on contemporary culture. Szoka’s documentary essays include Life on the Turnpike: Bridgehampton Today, a study of the hamlet’s African-American community. Crooked Knee, an intimate look at her father’s last year, Through the Seasons on Quail Hill Farm, a year’s work on a community supported organic farm, and Green & Black — life in an Irish Coal Patch in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region.

Emma Villeneuve

Emma Villeneuve grew up in Springs, New York with her three sisters and many animals. After moving to NYC to attend Elizabeth Irwin High School, she spent a semester at Trinity College Duble and Sarah Lawrence where she pursued a degree in Theology and English Literature. After working on several short films, Emma chose to persue a career in film and recieved a degree in Film & TV at Tisch NYU. Sourrounded by the arts her whole life, Emma enjoyed working for the Art Barge as a Children’s Instrucotr and Programs Coordinator. She is currently a working constume designe and prop stylist for TV & Film.