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Resident Artists

Studio Artists The Resident Artist Program

Montpelier Arts Center has resident artists. They work in a diverse variety of media and styles. All are professional artists and several teach in the class program at Montpelier.

Artists work in their studios throughout the week and can be visited by groups or individuals interested in purchasing their work or learning more about the artistic process. On a revolving basis, artists exhibit their work in the Center's Resident Artist Gallery.

Current Resident Artists

  • Linda Bernard, ceramics (adults ceramic teacher)
  • Patricia Phillips Bowden, painting
  • David Brosch,specializes in traditional etching (printmaking teacher)
  • Melissa Burley, sculpture
  • Patrick Cromwell, printmaker 
  • Judith Kornett, ceramic sculpture (children's ceramics and adult sculpture teacher)
  • Roslyn Logsdon, fiber artist (teaches beginner's rug hooking and themed master workshops in rug hooking)
  • Karen Mesinger Miller, jewelry (teaches beginner's and advanced classes in jewelry-making)
  • Sonja Meltonramesar, mult-media (photography and video production teacher)
  • Sahomi Naka, experimental printmaker
  • Sushama Parikh, sculpture, ceramics, and batik
  • Irene Sylvester, watercolor (teaches beginner-intermediate watercolor and a collage workshop)
  • Barbara Talbott, printmaker
  • Lauren Ulmer-Hanson, sculpture
  • Steven Williams, mixed media

Jurying for Studio Space

Montpelier holds an annual jury for studio space at the arts center if space is available.  All interested artists should call for the prospectus which can be emailed.

Contact the Arts Center at 301-377-7800 or email:

Montpelier Arts Center, located on the beautiful grounds of the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland, has three galleries, classrooms and studios for artists. Studios vary in size and is rented to qualified artists at the rate of $8 square foot per year ($9.60 for artists residing outside of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties).

Resident artists who have studios at Montpelier are also eligible for solo exhibitions in the Resident Artists Gallery on a rotating basis and have access to the studios seven days a week. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the center.