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Robin Venable

Originally from Nashville, TN, Robin graduated with a BA in Art from Carson-Newman, and then soon after that earned her MFA in studio art from Florida State University. She is a painter with a very unique vision. Learn more about Robin on her website: http://www.robinvenable.com/default.html

Robin has her paintings on display at The Arts Company Gallery, in downtown Nashville TN, and had a major solo exhibition at this gallery in January 2011.

Rachel (Lowe) Long and Jacob Long

Jacob and Rachel met as Art & Photography majors here at Carson-Newman, and got married to each other soon after graduating. They now live in Knoxville and operate a successful graphic design and commercial photography business together. Pictured here is a 2006 self-portrait painting by Jacob. To learn more, check out: www.longwerks.com

Jay Kelly

Jay Kelly, Director and Founder, Jay Kelly Interactive, LLC. Jay graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1998 where he majored in Art and Communication Arts. He has held positions working as a Graphic Designer in print and advertising, as Creative Director of two interactive media companies and founded Jay Kelly Interactive (JKI) in 2006. Over the course of his career, Jay has served clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, large health care systems, not-for profit groups and many others in a wide array of industries and endeavors. Check out his company, at: http://www.jaykelly.net/

Chris McAdoo

Tennessee native (and all-around fun guy) Chris McAdoo has been successful in several different artistic venues since he earned his BA in Art from Carson-Newman. Chris has made and sold illustrations, letterpress prints and designs, graphic design, fine art paintings, and fine art drawings from his home and studio in Knoxville. He is currently a partner in the marketing and graphic design firm "2313 Creative." Check out his artwork and his business at these two web sites: www.chrismcadoo.com; and 2313creative.com. This profile photo of Chris is by Gina Brace.

Erin Elizabeth Ganey

Erin Ganey was a double major (Photography and Communication) at Carson-Newman, and graduated in 2003. She temporarily moved to England, to earn her MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, in London. After that she taught Photography as a part-time instructor at Carson-Newman for one year, then went to Tallahassee to earn her MFA (in Studio Art) from Florida State University. She is now a museum professional, in Virginia. See some of her artwork, at: www.erinelizabethganey.com.

Jan Bridwell Walker

After Jan (Bridwell) Walker graduated from CNC with a BA in Art, she did her graduate work at nearby East Tennessee State University. She is now an art professor and the Art Dept Chairperson at Erskine College, in South Carolina. She is active as a painter, graphic designer, wife & mother, and marathon runner. This portrait photograph of Jan is by Michael Alvis.

Jym Davis

Jym Davis is an artist who uses a wide variety of media to express his many ideas. Jym graduated from Carson-Newman in 1999, and soon after earned his MFA from UNC-Greensboro. He is now an art professor at Reinhardt College in Georgia, where he started the school's first Digital Art program. Jym has exhibited his artworks and shown his videos extensively on an international scale. Check him out, at: wwwjymdavisart.com.

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