Meet the Artists

Ming Fay

Ming Fay was born in 1943 in Shanghai, China. Following the communist takeover of China, his family immigrated to Hong Kong.  His mother was an artist and his father worked in Hong Kong film industry.  Since 1975 he has lived and worked in NYC.  He teaches at William Paterson University. For more about Ming Fay, visit his website.

Marilyn Keating

Marilyn Keating has been a working artist for over 30 years and is presently working as an Artist in Residence in Schools throughout southern New Jersey.   In recent years she has been focusing on Public Art and Community Service in the Arts.  To see more of Marilyn work, visit her website.  Public art projects and community projects can be seen here.

Dan Mills

Dan Mills (American, born Waterloo, N.Y. 1956) was raised in upstate New York. He received his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1978 and his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 1981.  He lived in Chicago from 1981-1994, and was an active member of the cultural community as an exhibiting artist and curator. Mills has exhibited extensively throughout the US and in China. He has directed academic museums since 1994, and was appointed Director of the Museum of Art and Lecturer in Humanities at Bates College in 2010. Mills is the son of the late artists Virginia Ward Mills and E. Andrew Mills. To view his art and more, visit Dan’s website here.

Janet Pihblad

Photograph by Mark Lyons.

Janet Pihlblad has exhibited in such venues as PPOW gallery in NYC, the New Museum, PS1/Moma, and the Carrie Secrest Gallery in Chicago. She currently resides in central New Jersey, where she tends her large organic garden, and is a professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. More of her work can be seen at on her website.



Caroline Ramersdorfer

Photograph by John Van Alstine

Caroline Ramersdorfer started her studies in 1979 focusing on philosophy, African art history, museum science and Renaissance fresco restoration.  She also studied etching in Florence from 1981-1983 and sculpture in Carrara, Italy in 1988. In 2001, the Austrian Ministry of Art and Education supported her multimedia project Inner Views, which resulted in ten years of work and study in Japan. Caroline has exhibited worldwide and has been commissioned for several large, site-specific sculptures including her 2008 installation Seed of a Unified Spirit permanently installed in Beijing Olympic Park, as well as sculpture in Urumqi, China; Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China and Abu Dhabi.  She has won several awards for her work including the golden award at the Renaissance & Rising International City of Sculpture and Cultural Year (2006) in Zhengzhou, China. View more of her work on her website.

John Van Alstine

Born in upstate New York in 1952, John Van Alstine grew up in the southern Adirondack Mountains. After teaching drawing and sculpture in Wyoming and Maryland, John left teaching to pursue his studio work full-time.  In 1987, he returned to the Adirondacks where he now lives and works.  Van Alstine’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S., as well as Europe and Asia and is held in many private, public and corporate collections.  For more information, visit his website.


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