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Faculty

Contact info and brief biography of our art faculty. 

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Joel Libby

Chair, Assistant Professor of Art

(509) 527-2913
Joel.Libby@wallawalla.edu

 

Joel grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California where he spent countless hours tending his family’s walnut orchard.  Those formative years of orchard related activity served to foster a deep seeded hatred for Walnuts and helped prompt his exodus from The Golden State to The Northwest.  Joel studied art at Walla Walla College, The Laguna College of Art and Design, Avondale College, and most recently The Academy of Art University.  His interests in art are many and varied but his primary focus is on historical illustration.  Joel began teaching at Walla Walla University in 2014.

Teaching Areas

Intro to Drawing, Intro to Painting, Advertising Art, Illustration, Commercial Art, Intro to Art, Intro to Sculpture, Intro to Printmaking, Drawing, Advanced Printmaking, History of World Art, Advanced Painting, Advances Design, Methods of Teaching Art, Advanced Study: Cut-Paper Design and Professional Practices for the Artist

Matthew Pierce

Assistant Professor of Art

(509) 527-2180
Matthew.Pierce@wallawalla.edu

 

Matthew was born and raised in Washington State. In 1989 he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Commercial Art from Walla Walla University, and worked nationally as a graphic designer and illustrator for the next 23 years. In 2015 Matthew completed his MFA in Painting and Drawing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and quickly transitioned into a career as a professional artist and art instructor at Walla Walla University.

Teaching Areas

Design, Intro to Drawing, Intro to Painting, Intro to Art, Intro to Sculpture, Advanced Drawing, Aesthetics and Photography, Advanced Painting, Advanced Sculpture and Methods of Teaching Art

Steve Miller

BA Walla Walla University

Steve is well known in the Valley for his painting and pottery and he works consistently with professional goals, showing frequently in the better venues of Walla Walla.

Last update on November 9, 2018