About living in the northern Berkshires, both Amy and Frank have noted, “We feel really lucky to live and work in a place that has rural beautiful surroundings, a rich and vibrant arts community and multiple quality museums and cultural venues at our fingertips. We are lucky, too, to have such smart, talented, and funny colleagues and friends in our lives!”
Since moving to Williamstown over 25 years ago, artists Amy Podmore and Frank Jackson have continued to develop their studio practices, teach, and have raised two children.
Amy Podmore is a Professor of Art at Williams College where she teaches sculpture and drawing, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Art Department. A practicing sculptor, Amy received her MFA from University of California, Davis and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Previous exhibitions venues include the Tang Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, Bell Gallery (Brown University, Providence, RI), Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston, MA), Rose Art Museum (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA), DeCordova Museum and the ICA (Portland, ME), to name a few.
Though trained as a sculptor, Amy’s work has branched into video and installation work where the three dimensional components are animated in a variety of ways. She’s most recently screened her work at La Fabrica in Havana, Cuba, and Film Anthology in New York City.
Frank Jackson is also a teacher and practicing artist. He has taught for over 20 years at a variety of institutions including Williams College, RISD, North Adams State (now MCLA), as well as, working in arts administration as a Dean for the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for many summers. In addition to those schools, he has, for the past 14 years, continued to teach studio art at Buxton School-a small, private boarding school in Williamstown that was founded on Quaker ideals of community and progressive notions of education.
Frank continues to develop his studio work, and has also exhibited his work at a variety of places including the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Williams College Museum of Art, the Shed and Robert Blackburn printmaking studio gallery 20/20 in New York, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Frank is continuing to work on images that explore situational responses to the landscape through a variety of media, including recent fresco work, oil paint, photography, and even snow.
Visit Frank’s website.