The jury for this competition is made up of faculty members at the
Cleveland Institute of Art. Read more about these talented artists and designers in their bios below.
Title Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design
Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art
Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy and user experience, and is an expertwitness in IP litigation. He is the Founder and Principal Designer for Abeo Design LLC, a sustainable furniture manufacturing company. He is the former Director of Design at Altitude, Inc, an award-winning product development firm in Boston, MA, and he worked as a consultant for Arthur D. Little, an international management and product development consulting firm. He has won several IDSA/IDEA awards and holds multiple patents. He has written for Innovation Magazine, The Design Management Institute Journal, and is co-author of the book ‘Process, Materials and Measurements.’ He has lectured in Mexico, The United Kingdom, and around the US. Dan is a co-founder of the District of Design economic development initiative aimed at positioning Northeast Ohio as a recognized center of design and innovation excellence. Dan is pursuing a Ph.D. in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management.expand collapse
Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Drawing
Degree MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, University of Michigan
Sarah's work has been exhibited in galleries such as Vermont Studio Center; the Cultural Center of Polecni, Pieksamaki, Finland; Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art; and SPACES gallery, Cleveland, among others. Her awards have included a CAA Tuition Grant (2000-2002); a Merit Scholarship and Grant to the Vermont Studio Center (1999); and a Merit Scholarship for the University of Michigan (1998).expand collapse
Title Professor/Chair of Photography + Video
Degree MFA Photography, Bard College; BFA Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art
Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography and Chair of the Photography & Video department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Nancy is a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. She was awarded a residency at The Burren College of Art in Co. Clare, Ireland for summer 2010. She has also received a Virginia Center For the Creative Arts Fellowship Residency and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her photographs are exhibited nationally and can be found in many public and private collections.expand collapse
Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Animation/Interim Chair of Game Design
Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art
Anthony Scalmato is the Department Chair of Animation and the Interim Department Chair of Game Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has created more than a hundred published works which have been viewed on television, web and mobile devices. Before joining CIA, Scalmato worked as a Senior Creative Developer at American Greetings where he provided animations, illustrations and art direction for products that are viewed globally by millions of people every month. His clients include Applebee’s, Disney, Pixar, Sony, UPS, Taylor Swift, Wal-mart, M & M’s, Ferraro Chocolates and many other fortune 500 companies.
In 2011 Scalmato was awarded the American Greetings Chairman’s Award for Creativity and Innovation. He has also received over a dozen “Best Animation” awards from film festivals around the world. In addition to teaching, he continues to work as a freelance artist for many clients and as a contractor for American Greetings.
Title Technical Specialist/Adjunct Faculty
Degree Rhode Island School of Design · Providence, RI, MFA Ceramics; The University of Toledo - Toledo, OH BFA · Ceramics · Minor: Jewelry & Light Metals; Brown University · Providence, RI, Harriett Sheridan Collegiate Teaching Certificate
Amy Krusinski Sinbondit is a ceramic artist currently working at the Cleveland Institute of Art as the Technical Assistant in the Ceramics Department and teaches Ceramics for the Continuing Education and Community Outreach Program. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Toledo. Amy was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2009. She has worked in the ceramic studios at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Syracuse University, and the University of Akron. Amy’s ceramic sculptures have been exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art’s 2004 and 2006 Biennial Exhibitions, in Syracuse, New York, at NCECA in Pittsburgh celebrating 30 years Ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as, in galleries and juried exhibitions across the US. In 2009, Amy was invited to have a solo exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio, and in 2011, she will have a new body of work on display at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Her ceramic sculptures explore calligraphic lettering as three-dimensional line, the alphabets of many languages, and investigate emotional connections to colors.expand collapse
Degree MFA, Pratt Institute
Anthony Ingrisano is an instructor in CIA's Painting and Foundation departments. Ingrisano, who has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York, shows with Lesley Heller Workspace. He has taught at Briarcliffe College since 2011 and was a contributing essayist to Sharon Louden’s book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute.expand collapse