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Stephanie Goldman is a contemporary fine artist and portrait painter, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Stephanie has been collaborating with artist Ken Goldman for over two decades on public and private art projects for institutions, corporations and residences. Stephanie is a past president of the San Diego Museum of Art’s Artists Guild and has served as a trustee of the San Diego Museum of Art. The Riverside Art Museum exhibited her portrait series of children entitled I Am a Child, which is now in the permanent collection of the Osteopathic Center for Children and Families in San Diego. Stephanie co-authored a reference book for artists wanting to learn how to draw the figure titled The Complete Book of Poses, published by Walter Foster and available through Amazon. Her work has been reproduced by Frontline Publishing Co,, and Currently, Stephanie is serving on the Board of Directors of the National Watercolor Society.


Athenauem School of Art faculty Stephanie GoldmanStan Goudey, AWS, SDWS, WFWS, started painting in grade school. He received formal training at Grossmont College and studied figure drawing and illustration at the Art Center of Design, Los Angeles. He was commissioned for illustrations for books and magazines, including Psychology Today and Oceans. His constant goal is to try to paint to the standards of the masters—the old ones as well as the new. Personal favorites include Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Arnie Westerman, John Salminen, and Ted Rose. Among his favorable critiques are those in the San Diego Union, Julian News, North County Times, and Daily Californian. His art is in collections—and has exhibited in—Italy, England, Mexico, the United States, and Canada.


Athenauem School of Art faculty HaegerAnthony Graham is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Together with Jill Dawsey, he co-organized Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana (2018) with an accompanying catalogue. Graham served as exhibition and publication coordinator for Memories of Underdevelopment (2017), MCASD’s contribution to the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. He has organized several exhibitions drawing from the Museum’s collection, including Dimensions of Black (2016) and Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection (2016). Upcoming exhibitions include a project with artist Nancy Lupo (2019) and a retrospective of work by Alexis Smith.



Athenauem School of Art faculty HaegerMichelle Gregoire was born and raised in San Diego, where she studied at San Diego State University and received a BS in hospitality and tourism management. She has explored numerous areas of artistic interest, including both visual and performing arts, and has been situated on both sides of the artist’s canvas. She began her art modeling career in 2003, after taking a life-drawing class at a local community college. Through the course of her modeling career, she began working with Pamela Whidden, founder of the San Diego Artist Models Guild, who mentored Michelle to carry on her work. Michelle is now head of the San Diego Artist Models Guild.


Athenauem School of Art faculty Gronborg

Irina Gronborg is known for her botanical drawings in color pencil inspired by the exotic plants in the garden that she created with her husband, Erik, at their home in Solana Beach. She has exhibited and taught drawing at colleges, community colleges and the Athenaeum since graduating many years ago from Stanford University in studio art (BA, MA). Several of her books of drawings are available on


Athenauem School of Art faculty HaegerFrance-Marie Haeger, Swiss born, Fine-Arts instructor, artist and Registered Board Certified art therapist, graduated at the School of Fine-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. France-Marie is instructor and program adviser for the “Art and Creative Process” Certificate Program she helped design for UCSD Extension. She has 40 years of experience teaching Fine-Arts and Art Appreciation in various venues in San Diego County. She helped design two Expressive Arts Therapy programs in San Diego and for 4 years acted as a coordinator and core faculty at San Diego University for Integrative Studies, the ISIS/Expressive Arts Institute, and in the UCSD Extension Certificate Program. She taught for 28 years in graduate programs in art and in art therapy in Switzerland where she created, directed, and coordinated the first Art Therapy Program in French-speaking Switzerland that now recognizes art therapy as a profession. She has exhibited her work in Switzerland and the U.S. 


Athenauem School of Art faculty ButikoferChelsea Herman holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University teaches visual art in both university and community contexts. Her work has been exhibited at the Oceanside Museum of Art, The International Printmaking Biennial of Douro in Portugal, CODEX Book Fair and Symposium, and the Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico, among others. Her work is held in several collections, including the International Collection of Contemporary Creative Books, Atelier Vis-a-Vis, Marseille, France, the Love Library at San Diego State University, and the Cloquet Forestry Center at the University of Minnesota. Herman is the proprietor of FlightPath Press in San Diego, California. Website:


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