mary rountree moore graduated from the university of of north carolina, chapel hill and went on to study art at the national academy school of fine arts in nyc. her intense love of colors found in nature is the driving force behind her paintings with a keen interest in the natural order found in the landscape and the changing seasons. she pushes the boundaries of realism into abstraction as her compositions move from loose realism to abstraction. mary rountree moore is particularly drawn to the salt marshes of the southeast.
virginia scotchie is a ceramic artist and area head of ceramics at the university of south carolina in columbia, south carolina. she holds a bfa in ceramics from unc-chapel hill and in 1985 completed her master of fine arts at alfred university in new york.
virginia exhibits her work extensively throughout the united states and abroad, and has received numerous awards including the sydney meyer fund International ceramics premiere award from the shepparton museum in victoria, australia. she has lectured internationally on her work and been an artist in residence in taiwan, italy, australia and the netherlands. her clay forms reside in many public and private collections and reviews about her work appear in prestigious ceramic publications.
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