Notable alumni: Joseph Lombardo (Fine Arts, 2006)

Joseph Lombardo, MFA, is an adjunct faculty teaching in CORE Studio and Fine Arts. His work, available for viewing at is carried by Art Access Gallery in Columbus and Center Gallery in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Joe has won many awards for his work, including Best of Show award at the Ohio Plein Air Competition (2011 and 2015) and Quick Draw Contest at Ohio Plein Air Competition (2014), and his work is in the permanent collections of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Hilton Downtown Columbus. Joe has also been awarded residencies at Buffalo National River in Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, and Glen Arbor Art Association in Michigan. In addition to the work for his BFA and MFA, Joe also studied painting at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, and recently taught plein air painting in Tuscany, Italy.