Bess Bieluczyk was born and raised in the Connecticut suburbs. She received her M.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She is an active, exhibiting photographer and an administrative coordinator at Johns Hopkins University.
Jeanne Svendson Campbell
Jeanne Svendson Campbell is an explorer extraordinaire! Give her a map and a destination and she will find her way there. Jeanne’s Louisiana roots and love for the South led her to SCAD where she earned her B.F.A. in photography. She plans to open a gallery, Jeanne Elizabeth Fine Art, in 2014.
Carrie Christian began teaching in 2009. She received her MFA in Painting and her BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her works have been exhibited nationally, internationally, and have been included among many private collections. The Mobile Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum in New Orleans are both home to Carrie Christian’s work. Carrie was also included in the 2007 & 2009 Southern Editions of New American Paintings publication. She is the owner of Scribble Art Studio.
As curator, Ms. Culp has led projects for the preservation and conservation of Historic Charleston Foundation’s collection of fine and decorative arts. Making significant acquisitions of rare artifacts, Ms. Culp curated the 2011 Winter Antiques Show loan exhibition entitled Grandeur Preserved in New York City. Ms. Culp co-authored the book Grandeur Preserved: The House Museums of Historic Charleston Foundation and has authored numerous articles as well as presented lectures across the nation. Before joining Historic Charleston Foundation. Ms. Culp served as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the Department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked at the Bard Graduate Center in the Exhibitions Department and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she spent two years conducting research for the exhibition Art and the Empire City, New York, 1825-1861 under the direction of the late Catherine Voorsanger. Ms. Culp graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University and later received her M.A. degree with an emphasis in American Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center.
Kristie Duncan is an artist living and creating in Savannah, GA. She makes illustrations, installations, and sculpture with a focus on fabric. Her work has been described as cute, sinister, and humorous, all wrapped up in whimsy. When she isn’t making something or wrangling her toddler she is sharing her sewing skills and love for art with kids at Scribble Art Studio. Visit her website.
Christopher Fodera is a freelance photographer and producer in Athens, GA. His beginnings in mobile photography have blossomed into an impressive repertoire of sophisticated imagery. Using a minimalistic approach, he captures emotion in the unexpected.
Local Savannah artist Tara Garrigan enjoys creating all things whimsical. She specializes in illustration, watercolor, concept design, and comics! Learn more about her and check out her range of work at taragarrigan.com.
Sarah E. Gibbons
Sarah E. Gibbons is located in Durham, NC where she teaches at The Art Institute of Raleigh- Durham. Originally from Connecticut, Sarah received her B.A in photography and art history from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and her M.F.A. in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work explores the construct of personal identity. Visit her website.
Jay Gould is an artist and a member of the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gould received his B.F.A. in photography from the University of Wisconsin and his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia. His work integrates scientific topics into photographic projects.
Judah Gutierrez was born in Los Angeles, but raised in the South. A freelance photographer/videographer, web designer, nature-lover and travel nerd, he loves finding the hidden authenticity in new places. His favorite work is capturing the dedication of hard working people pursuing a goal, and the creativity behind designing and developing art and products. Judah lives in Augusta, GA, happily married to his best friend.
Andrea Gray Harper
Andrea Gray Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker loves making all the details that create a unique and beautiful event. Her love for designing weddings grew from planning her own fall soiree. Since then, GHEM has specialized in creating well-crafted events packed full of personally significant details.
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Josh Jalbert is a professor of photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. He received a B.F.A. in photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the European Graduate School.
Grace has an extensive background in design, which is her favorite part about event coordination. Her heart lies in creating spectacular spaces that bring her clients’ vision to life. While she wholeheartedly believes that she already lives and works in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, beautifying a space is what she does best. She loves enchanting lighting, delectable food, and exclusive handmade details. From a historical home to the USS Yorktown, Grace enjoys creating the perfect environment for your event. She prides herself in finding creative solutions and anticipating her clients’ needs. If Grace is planning your event, all you have to do is show up and celebrate! Grace is an associate at Yoj Events in Charleston, SC.
Abigail Kokai grew up in Ohio, then relocated to Georgia for her MFA in Fibers from SCAD. Her work reflects her interests in illustration, graphic design, and interaction with objects. By creating quilted objects, she is able to tell stories through visual communication and tactile experience. Visit her website.
Sarah McCammon is the Savannah Bureau Chief for Georgia Public Broadcasting. Sarah is an award-winning reporter and anchor, as well as a frequent contributor to national public media programs including NPR and Marketplace. She has worked in public broadcasting in Nebraska and Iowa, covering issues ranging from agriculture to presidential politics, and has blogged for npr.org. Sarah grew up in Kansas City. Her articles have been published in the Kansas City Star, Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald. She spent a semester studying literature and history at Oxford University in England while completing her undergraduate degree in English/Communication at Trinity College in Deerfield, IL.
Kelly McCarty has lived in Roanoke, Virginia her entire life. The kind of Southern she is more like Duck Dynasty than Gone with the Wind. She once uttered the words, “Don’t give any moonshine to the dog.” Kelly has a B.A. in Communication Studies and Spanish from Hollins University.
The Persistence of Southern Cooking, Issue 3 / How to Avoid Fashion Tragedy, Issue 4 / Sexy Halloween?, Issue 5 / Le Cou Rouge and the Art of Home Decor, Issue 6 / Tis Better to Give Than to Receive, Issue 7
Sexy Halloween?, Issue 5 / Consider our Christmas, Issue 7 / Noir: A Walk on the Wild Side, Issue 8 / Spring Nouveau, Issue 11 / How to Tie a Bow Tie, Issue 12 / Burying the Bourbon and Other Southern Wedding Traditions, Issue 15 / Friendsgiving, Issue 17 / Enchanted Forest, Issue 18 / Summer’s Staples, Issue 22 / Women of the Southern Literary Trail, Issue 24 / Autumn Al Fresco, Fall 2015 / A Very Merry Holiday Menu, Winter 2015
Elena Fodera Richards
Elena Fodera Richards is a freelance writer in Augusta, GA. A backyard farmer, foodie, social media guru and self-described “accidental activist,” she currently works as Communications Director for an environmental nonprofit. She’s a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah and has gladly been a contributor to Paprika since March 2014.
My Athens, Our Athens, Issue 9 / Smoky Sriracha Bloody Marys with Quick Pickled Green Beans, Issue 9 / No Chickening Out: A Lighthearted Tale of Raising Backyard Birds, Issue 10 / Simple Salads: Three Sure-fire Recipes for Spring, Issue 10 / Give it a Try! Making Your Very Own Ginger Beer, Issue 12 / Friendsgiving, Issue 17 / 2015 Guide to Southern Music Festivals, Issue 19 / Georgia-Grown: A Tour of 3 Porch Farm, Issue 22 / Get on Board, Issue 23 / Autumn Al Fresco, Fall 2015 / A Very Merry Holiday Menu, Winter 2015
Benjamin Carl Stanley
Benjamin Carl Stanley hails from the sunny shores of Naples, Florida. An artist, photographer and exhibition designer living and working in the southeast, his mixed media artwork and photography has been exhibited extensively in Savannah, as well as Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York. Visit his website.
Lauren Stenger received her BFA in in illustration and Communication Arts with a minor in Printmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. She grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina and enjoys gardening and hiking with her two dogs, Kaya and Yoki. Visit her website.
Jami likes to make things. As a child she liked to make things that she could use; bags, boxes, organizers, mermaid tails for her Barbies, jewelry, costumes, instruments and forts. In college she studied dark room Photography but these days she paints, sews, and knits. After working at a summer camp for ten years and teaching art to pre-k through 12th grade for two years, she opened and ran a bead shop in downtown Savannah with her friend Marianne. Visit her Etsy shop.
Christina Sullivan was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She has been designing jewelry since she was a little girl. Christina began creating and selling at coffee shops around town when she was 15 years old. Since then, she has found inspiration working with a variety of different fibers, stones, and metals. She enjoys blending found objects and non traditional items, along with traditional jewelry making materials to create unique pieces of art. Christina is the owner of CSullivan Designs.
Twisty turns and jolly creatures decorate my life and inspire quirky creations. Southern Oregon roots hold my heart, while Savannah keeps me coming back. Art keeps the world colorful and I’m honored to be apart of that ever changing story.
Meryl Truett is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist whose work is exhibited and collected worldwide. Her fine art gallery Meryl Truett & Friends is located in a historic building in downtown Savannah, Georgia. She graduated in 2003 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design with additional art training in France. She has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Among the many publications featuring her work are: Oxford American, Art Papers, Darkroom Magazine, Petersen’s Photographic, Camera Austria, The Vanderbilt Review, SCAD Alumni Magazine, Home: Miami, deep, Skirt! and The South Magazine. Books include Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies, an anthology of fine art photographs depicting the quirkier side of southern living and Relics and Ruins, a limited edition handmade volume.
Her work is collected by the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA and Telfair Museum of Art-Jepson Art Center in Savannah. Her clients include Polygram Records, Sony Music, and the Ingram Group. Her works are represented in the private collections of Troutman Sanders Attorneys-at-Law, King and Spalding LLP, Andree 3000, Rosanne Cash, Chet Atkins, Vanderbilt University, BellSouth Corporation, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the University of South Carolina.
Genelle B. Williams
Genelle B. Williams is a journalist and freelance makeup artist living in the Savannah area. When she’s not exploring unique restaurants in her new city, she’s researching the latest beauty and fashion trends. She has one rule in life: If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it.
You create a lifetime full of moments. We craft your celebration. Your event is an experience; rejoice in it. YOJ is a full-service event planning and design agency headquartered in Charleston, S.C. We work closely with our clients to construct a personal event that combines each client’s vision with our strengths and resources. Visit the website.