Student Profile
Gabrielle Buzgo '11

With the guidance of the art department, Gabrielle curated her own show.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Faculty & Staff

I find purpose when I am working with materials. My work explores the tactile and ambient nature of design through the use of fabric, handmade paper and other mixed media.

Jill Odegaard, M.F.A., Associate Professor and Chair, Art

In studio classes, I help the student gain a commitment to the process of seeing, responding, and creating. The studio experience at its best does not simply teach how to draw, paint, or sculpt but, rather, demonstrates an approach to these skills.

Pat Badt, M.F.A., Professor, Art

I believe it is critical that every student live the experience of art making to be able to fully understand the importance of the arts on the evolution of a healthy society.

Nelson R. Maniscalco, M.F.A., Professor, Art

Teaching, for me, is about sharing my expertise and guiding the formation of ideas and the creative process. I teach at Cedar Crest College to do just that.

Jill Odegaard, M.F.A., Associate Professor and Chair, Art

The studio is a workshop environment where the student gains hands on experience in the materials of art and the articulation of visual ideas. I strive to engage my students in the process of inquiry that is key to developing as an artist and a person, and I work to instill in them a sense of discipline and integrity.

Pat Badt, M.F.A., Professor, Art

I have come to believe that talent can be developed through discipline and hard work. I encourage the student who is most willing to push herself, and I pay less attention to signs of ’innate talent’. Honest investment in one’s work is the keystone to success in the arts, as it is in all aspects of life.

Pat Badt, M.F.A., Professor, Art

I am inspired by my love of the arts and my belief that the arts are an essential element of a healthy and vibrant society.

Nelson R. Maniscalco, M.F.A., Professor, Art

I believe strongly that a student must be encouraged to take chances without fear of failure. We can learn from our mistakes as well as from our successes. Often the successes that are most hard won are the ones we most value.

Pat Badt, M.F.A., Professor, Art

I am both influenced and inspired by art in any form from professional to amateur. Working as an art therapist I am consistently reminded of how powerful our nonverbal language can be in opening a path to deeper communication between ourselves and others.

Rebecca Arnold, MA, ATR-BC, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy

There is a natural link between art and science. Initially, drawing was the way in which you observed the natural world.”

–Pat Badt, M.F.A., Professor, Art

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Jill Odegaard

Chair/Professor
B.F.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Alumnae Hall 104
Ext. 3347
jkodegaa@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.F.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Studio Problems
  • Art History
  • C.R.E.A.T.E. Living Learning Community
  • Papermaking
  • Principles of Visual Organization
  • Sculpture
  • Senior Studio Seminar
  • Women Artists

Career Highlights

Jill Odegaard is an associate professor and the chair for the art department at Cedar Crest. She has an ongoing exhibition record that reaches from coast to coast and into Canada.

Ever since grade school when the art teacher brought the "art cart" to her classroom, Jill has had a strong connection to her art teachers. They served as her role models as she pursued her undergraduate and master's level degrees in art. Jill sought her M.F.A. for two reasons: first, to earn the credentials needed to teach at the college level and, second, as a way of formally committing to a life of art. Jill has been teaching at Cedar Crest College since the Fall 2000 semester.

Jill has a great deal of teaching experience beyond her years at Cedar Crest. She also served as an art instructor at Minnesota State University at Moorhead, Minn.; as adjunct faculty in the Interior Design Department of North Dakota State University; and as a visiting artist at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has taught workshops at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, N.Y.

Learn more about Jill's teaching experience

College-Level Teaching Experience

  • Cedar Crest College, Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture Department, Allentown, Pa., Fall 2000- present
  • Moorhead State University, Instructor, Art Department, Moorhead, Minn.
    • Fall 1997-Summer 1999: full-time fixed-term appointment
    • Fall 1996-Summer 1997: part-time appointment
  • North Dakota State University, Adjunct Faculty, Interior Design Department, Fargo N.D., Fall 1996
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Teaching Assistant, Papermaking Studio, Minneapolis Minn., 1995-1996

Other Teaching-Related Experience

  • Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, N.Y., papermaking/sculpture workshop, August 2003, July 2009 and papermaking workshop, August 2001
  • Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Visiting Artist, May 2002
  • Penland School of Craft, Penland, N.C., Studio Assistant, papermaking workshop, Summer 2000
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art and Design, Continuing Education, Portland, Ore., Teacher, Young Artist Program, 1999-2000
  • Creative Art Studio, High School Art Program, Fargo N.D., Visiting Artist, sculpture workshop, March 1999
  • Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn.
    • Plein Aire Workshop, papermaking workshop with artists from Israel, Russia, Canada and the United States, June 1998
    • Minnesota Arts Experience (MAX) Program, papermaking with high school art teachers, June 1996
  • Plains Art Museum, Fargo, N.D.
    • Papermaking workshop with junior high students, June 1998
    • Advisor, Tri-College Mural Project (student collaboration between three area colleges), 1997-98
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    • Arts Educators of Minnesota, papermaking workshop with art instructors (K-12), October 1996
    • Minnesota Arts Experience (MAX) Program, papermaking workshop, July 1996
    • Minnesota Scholastic Arts Workshop, basketry workshop, February 1996
  • Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, Minn., 1991-1992, instructor for summer and after school youth programs.
  • Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minn., 1992, instructor for summer and after school youth programs.
  • Creative Art Studio, Fargo, N.D., 1990-1991
  • Moorhead Public Schools, Moorhead, Minn., teacher, after school and summer art instruction, 1991
  • Creative Art Studio, Fargo, N.D., Artist in Residence, ceramic studio, 1990-1991
  • Learn about Jill's solo and group exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    • East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa., October 2004
    • "Strata," Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Mich., May 2004
    • "Material Metaphors," Tompkins College Center Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa., March 2002
    • "Strategies," L&B Viewing Room, Portland, Ore., March 2001
    • "Intersecting Planes," Portland Building Installation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Ore., July 2000
    • GK Gallery, Cooperstown, N.D., April 2000
    • "Alignment," Creative Art Studio, Fargo, N.D., March 1998
    • M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, April 1996
    • Creative Art Studio, Fargo, N.D., January 1991
    • "Inscape," B.F.A. Exhibition, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., September 1990

    Group Exhibitions

    • "Goodbye to Old Things," Danspace Projects, New York City, February 2004, set design and collaboration with choreographer Jennifer Allen
    • Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, December 2002
    • "Circumstantial Evidence," Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, January 2002
    • Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, Faculty Exhibition, Williams Visual Arts Building, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., December 2001
    • "A Life in Art," an exhibition of contemporary women artists, Lehigh University, Girdler Gallery, Bethlehem, Pa., November 2001
    • "Off the Wall," Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Ore., May 2000
    • "Negotiating Traditions," Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, November 1999
    • Woman's Art Exhibition, GK Gallery, Cooperstown, N.D., May 1999
    • "Art on the Plains," Plains Art Museum, juried exhibition, Fargo, N.D., December 1998
    • Winter Show, GK Gallery, Cooperstown, N.D., December 1998
    • "Paper Bizarre," Raymond Gallery, St. Paul, Minn., November 1998
    • "Multiple Miniatures," nine-site exhibition, Moorhead, Minn.; Fargo, N.D.; Sante Fe, N.M.; Richmond, Va.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Murphysboro, Ill.; St. Louis; Portland, Ore.; South Bend, Ind., February and March 1998
    • "Papermaking: Twin Cities Resources," Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 1998
    • Faculty Exhibition, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., October 1997
    • Franconia Sculpture Park, Visiting Artist Program, Shafer, Minn., July 1997
    • "Re-imaging the Landscape," Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 1997
    • Faculty Exhibition, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., September 1996
    • "Selections '96," Minneapolis College of Art and Design, juried exhibition, Minneapolis, Minn. , August 1996
    • "Room," No Name Gallery at the Soap Factory, juried exhibition, Minneapolis, July 1996
    • Women Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM), 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Minneapolis, July 1996
    • "Inflections," MCAD Gallery, Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, November 1995
    • "Seeing is Believing," MCAD Gallery, Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, March 1995
    • Merit Scholarship exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, April 1995
    • Paper exhibition, MCAD Gallery, Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, November 1994
    • Speedboat Gallery, 5th Anniversary Exhibition, St. Paul, Minn., August 1993
    • Bloomington Art Center, Norwest Bank Lobby, Bloomington, Minn., July 1992
    • Speedboat Gallery, St. Paul , Minn., September 1992
    • Coffee Gallery, Minneapolis, June 1991
    • Elan Gallery, Bismarck, N.D., March 1991
    • Fargo Moorhead Regional Art Show, Fargo, N.D., October 1990
    • Moorhead

    Studio Interests

    • Papermaking
    • The use of handmade paper (2D and 3D)
    • Fiber art techniques
    • Sculpture
    • Works with all sorts of materials

    Inspiration

    "My influences are drawn from art history and contemporary applications in art," says Jill. "My work is also influenced by basic design concepts and the Bauhaus aesthetic. I find purpose when I am working with materials."

    Jill's Artist Statement

    "My work explores the tactile and ambient nature of design through the use of fabric, handmade paper and other mixed media. My process is to create structure while deconstructing, weave as I unravel, and bring order to the accumulation of material, marks and stitches. Influential sources include patterns in nature, as well as formal elements of design.

    The focus of my work is to explore contemporary interpretations of the grid as they relate to craft traditions and formats of quilting and weaving, as well as the mark-making potential of stitches as they come together to create pattern and texture. Structures and forms evolve and patterns are revealed as emphasis is placed on the spaces between and the marks around edges that are an essential component to the whole."

    Memberships

    Jill is a member of Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE).

    Panel Talks/Lectures

    • Finding People, Places and Patterns, N.D. Textile Project, Plains Art Museum, Fargo N.D., August 2010
    • Glasgow School of Art, artist talk, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2002
    • "Sources and Outcomes," Tompkins College Center Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa., March 2002
    • Women's Liberation Movement, Women's History Month, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa., March 2002
    • Women Caucus for the Arts, 30th Annual Conference, Philadelphia , February 2002
    • Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., February 2002

    Administration and Related Experience

    • Gallery Director, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., 1997-1998
    • Handweavers Guild of America, Member Services Coordinator, St. Paul, Minn., 1993-1994
    • Weavers Guild of Minnesota, Office Manager, St. Paul, Minn., 1991-1993
    • Northern Clay Center, Sales Gallery Assistant, St. Paul, Minn., 1991-1992

    Awards

    • Merit Scholarship, Honorable Mention, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, 1995
    • Cum Laude, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., 1991

    Study and Travel Abroad

    • Facilitator, Study tour in Italy, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn., May 1999
    • Glasgow School of Art, six-week student exchange, Glasgow Scotland, 1987
    • Summer Scotland Art Program, four-week group tour, Moorhead State University Moorhead, Minn., and Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., 1986

     

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    Rebecca Arnold

    Assistant Professor, Art Department 
    Director Art Therapy Program
    B.A., Lebanon Valley College and Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
    M.A., Marywood University
    Alumnae Hall 209
    rarnold@cedarcrest.edu
    Ext. 3594

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    Education

    B.A., Fine Art (combined degree), Lebanon Valley College and Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
    M.A., Art Therapy, Marywood University

    Courses Taught

    Undergraduate and graduate courses in Art Therapy

    Career Highlights

    Rebecca is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist currently employed as an art therapist for Blue Mountain Health System in the behavioral health department. She provides professional supervision to art therapists who are working toward the ATR credential and has presented on the topic of art therapy in mental health settings at numerous conferences and workshops. Rebecca has worked as a professional art therapist in the field of mental health since 2000 and began teaching as an adjunct instructor for the undergraduate art therapy program at Cedar Crest in 2007. She has recently had a report of her work published in a chapter titled “Snapshots in the Field” from an edited art therapy publication entitled, Assessment in Art Therapy (2012), Gilroy, A., Tipple, R., & Brown, C. (Eds.).

    Memberships & Committees

    Rebecca has a professional membership in both the American Art Therapy Association and the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association. She is a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the the American Art Therapy Association and is an Education Committee member for the American Art Therapy Association.

    On Art Therapy

    “Art can heal wherever it is practiced, whereas art therapy is a more circumscribed experience that takes place within the context of a therapeutic relationship between qualified (art) therapists and clients and with resources that do not exist when a person creates alone.” –Shaun McNiff in Art Heals
    Why Cedar Crest?
    “I teach at Cedar Crest College because I enjoy the dynamic relationships created between campus faculty and attending students in building thoughtful, professional leaders.”

    My Inspiration

    “I am both influenced and inspired by art in any form from professional to amateur. Working as an art therapist I am consistently reminded of how powerful our nonverbal language can be in opening a path to deeper communication between ourselves and others.”

    Why I Teach

    “I have wanted to teach from a very young age, but assumed that would be in a public school setting as an art teacher. When I was introduced to the art therapy field during my art school education, I knew that was the direction I needed to take. College-level teaching came naturally out of the professional connections I made during my early years practicing as an art therapist.”

    Links

    www.americanarttherapyassociation.org
    www.dvata.org

    Pat Badt

    Professor
    B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
    M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
    Alumnae Hall 109
    Ext. 3468
    pbadt@cedarcrest.edu

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    Education

    B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
    M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Courses Taught

    • Book Arts
    • Contemporary Art
    • Digital Design Studio
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Principles of Visual Organization
    • Printmaking (the Printed Image)

    Career Highlights

    Pat Badt, painter and book maker, is a professor of art at Cedar Crest. She has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for painting.

    Badt has had many solo and group exhibitions including shows at White Columns, NYC; The Allentown Art Museum, in Allentown, Pa.; and the Katonah Museum of Art. She has exhibited in Brussels, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and places between. Her work is included in collections at the American Embassy in Riga, Latvia, the Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books at Oberlin College, and at Bryn Mawr College.

    She also has created site-specific installations/collaborations with sculptor Scott Sherk and collaborated with Cedar Crest Professor Carolyn Segal to create "Lines: Painting and Poetry."

    Studio Interests

    • Bookmaking
    • Painting
    • Printing

    Inspiration

    Pat draws inspiration from art, music, books, dance and the world.

    Pat's Artist Statement

    "My work is inspired by location, filtered through experience and sensibility. I live in an old farmhouse along the Jordan creek, surrounded by apple orchards, low mountains and the convergence of two creeks. My work is about process, the putting down of paint through the appropriate handwriting, right color, texture and scale."

    Memberships

    Pat is a member of the Center for Book Arts, New York City and the Philadelphia Center for the Book.

    Links

    patbadt.com
    thethirdbarn.org
    http://fromthethirdbarn.blogspot.com
    http://thethirdbarnbooks.blogspot.com

     

     

    Nelson Maniscalco

    Professor
    B.F.A., Printmaking, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
    M.F.A., Jewelry and Metalsmithing and Small Sculpture (Minor in Photography), Tyler School of Art, Temple University
    Alumnae Hall 1
    Ext: 3475
    nrmanisc@cedarcrest.edu

     

    William Singleton

    Artist in Residence
    Hartzel Hall 1
    Ext. 3418
    whsingle@cedarcrest.edu

     

    Brian Wiggins

    Gallery Coordinator
    Alumnae Hall 210
    Ext: 3469
    bwwiggin@cedarcrest.edu

     

    Nancy Biltcliff

    Administrative Assistant
    Alumnae Hall 111
    Ext: 3594
    nbiltclif@cedarcrest.edu

    Adjunct Faculty Members

    ART

    Chimae Cupschalk, B.A., M.A. English
    Expertise: Book arts
    Course taught: Book Arts

    William Leth, B.F.A., M.F.A. Metalsmithing and Sculpture
    Course taught: Computer Software: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

    Gerald Rowan, M.Ed. in Art Education
    Expertise: Painting, design, ceramics
    Course taught: Art History

    Amy Steven, M.F.A. Photography
    Courses taught: Principles of Visual Organization, Elements of Design

    Brian Wiggins, B.F.A.
    Expertise: Painting, gallery curatorship
    Memphis College of Art and Design, Memphis, Tenn.
    Courses taught: Contemporary Art, Principles of Visual Organization and Senior Art Exhibition

    ART THERAPY

    Kolleen Bentivegna, MA, ATR
    Courses taught: (UG) Practicum I, (G) 3D Materials and Methods

    Robin Carosella, PsyD
    Courses taught: (G) Theories and Systems of Counseling Psychology

    Rebekah Flack, MA, ATR-BC
    Courses taught: (UG) Practicum II

    Meredith Fleshman, MA, ATR-BC
    Courses taught: (UG) Introduction to Art Therapy

    Susan Griesser, MA, ATR-BC
    Courses taught: (UG) Applications in Art Therapy

    Danielle Merk, MPS, ATR
    Courses taught: (G) Group Art Therapy

    Philip Nastasee, PhD
    Courses taught: (G) Psychopathology