Maria Camera-Smith

Maria Camera-Smith is a metalsmith, enamelist, and jeweler whose work focuses on nostalgia, identity, and body adornment. Her works are made with contemporary metalsmithing techniques, precious materials and enamel. Camera-Smith teaches at Pittsburgh-based art centers such as Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. She is a current Regional Artist-in-Residence at Contemporary Craft in Metals and is currently a bench jeweler for Skelton Jewelry Design. She was the 2021-2023 Artist in Residence in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Camera-Smith earned her MFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling from Kent State University, OH in 2021 and a BFA in Metalsmithing from Slippery Rock University, PA in 2015. Camera-Smith has also worked as an A level bench jeweler for Signet Jewelers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in private and public collections. Camera-Smith is a member of the Allegheny Metals Collective (AMC), The Enamelist Society (TES), and Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).

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Sarika Goulatia

Sarika Goulatia is a visual artist best known for her large-scale sensory sculptures and installations. Goulatia’s work is diverse in theme, material, process and approach; it is united conceptually and tactically in its reflection of an unambiguous idea.  Goulatia transforms ordinary objects into compelling works of art that reflect her own determination and fortitude through explorations of various mediums, techniques, and genres. Her works range from sculpted ceramics to cast bronzes and aluminum, from extensively drilled/nailed wood to assemblages using found objects. Each piece is infused with vitality, enthusiasm and an investigational approach.

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Past Regional Artists-in-Residence

Teresa Audet, Wood/Basketry – April 2024-June 2024
Kathryn Shriver, Metals – April 2024-June 2024
Addoley Dzegede, Fibers – January 2024-March 2024
Carolina Alamilla, Ceramics – October 2023-March 2024
Sophia Park, Metals – July 2023-December 2023
Christina Kingerski – July 2023-September 2023
Dara Etienne, Fibers – April 2023-July 2023
Sarah Sindler, Metals – April 2023-June 2023
Stefanie Zito, Fibers – January 2023-April 2023
Dan Brockett, Basketry – October 2022-April 2023
Amanda Stumpf, Metals and Fibers – October 2022-April 2023
Jamie Boyle, Fibers – January 2022-September 2022
Jennie DiBeneditto, Metals – July 2022-September 2022
Tressa Jones, Wood – July 2022-September 2022
Adeline Kubicsek, Metals – July 2022-September 2022
N.E. Brown, Wood – January 2022-June 2022
Andrew Thornton, Metals – January 2022-June 2022
Corey Drew, Metals – April 2021-July 2021
Taylor Fentz, Metals – November 2020-December 2020