Liana Graham,Visual Arts Department Chair,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Liana is the Visual Arts Department Chair at The Governor's School for the Arts. She is currently a member of the Arts District committee for NEON, celebrating the New Energy OF Norfolk. She has been leading a team of students with public art works in the Arts District on Granby Street, the Ingleside Light Rail station, and the Earth Day Celebration at Mount Trashmore. She facilitates student participation in various art exhibitions and a workshop with ForKids yearly. Liana has organized and curated the GSA Fashion Show and Installation of Wearable Art at The Chrysler Museum and MacArthur Center. She also the Director of the GSA Summer Visual Arts Camp, offered every summer.

Liana is currently a long-distance student at JMU, pursuing a Gifted Education Endorsement. Her education includes a B.S. Degree in Communications from JMU, and a B.F.A. in Painting from ODU, with an Art History minor. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was recognized as the College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Student in Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center (now MOCA), the Riverview Gallery, The Selden Arcade, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, and the Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 

Heather BryantAssociate ChairThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Heather Bryant’s lithographs and mixed media drawings use animal imagery and allegory depicting encounters between opposing forces in society to help broaden our awareness of shared and collective experiences among people. Bryant has exhibited both nationally and internationally at the Leopoldo Carpinteyro Gallery of the Intituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales in Monterrey, Mexico, the Graphic Communications Gallery at the National Library in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Simon Fraser University Gallery in British Columbia. Her work is in the K.Caraccio Print Collection in New York, the Special Collections of the Art Museum of Estonia, the Print Collection of The School of Art at the University of Wales, the Print Collection at Zayed University in Dubai, and the Proyecto ‘ace Print Collection in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Visual Arts Faculty

Clay McGlamory, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has taught for 18 years at The Governor’s School for the Arts.  Clay started Half Ass Press in 2008, based in Norfolk, where he is the founding director and master printer.  He has had over 25 solo and two person exhibitions including The Red Door Gallery in Richmond in 2008, and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach in 2005-06.  His work has been included in over 175 national and international juried and invitational exhibitions and has work in numerous public and private collections.

Virginia Van Horn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is a longtime member of the Hampton Roads art community and has an extensive exhibition record both in the region and the Southeast.
She received her BFA in printmaking from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her MFA in sculpture from the Visual Studies Program of Old Dominion and Norfolk State Universities. She also studied and exhibited in Urbino, Italy as part of a program sponsored by New York’s School of Visual Arts. Virginia currently teaches at Old Dominion University as well as the Governor’s School for the Arts. Inspired by her childhood as a champion rider, she is fascinated by animal imagery, especially horses. Her most recent work branches out from equestrian images to explore new and different combinations of animals, both wild and domestic.

Anne Bousquet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.received her BFA from Old Dominion University and her MFA from Arizona State University. In addition to her time at GSA, she has taught at the University of Colorado, Old Dominion University, TCC, Virginia Wesleyan College and various arts centers. She is a mixed media artist, incorporating, painting, printmaking, assemblage and photography in her work. She also has extensive graphic design experience and has completed several public art commissions.

Kat Padua, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is an award-winning visual artist with 9+ years of professional experience, specializing in children's and popular media.  Her expertise ranges in illustration, graphic design, 2D and 3D animation, filmmaking, video editing and musical composing. In 2007, Padua graduated magna cum laude at Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging.  The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship recognized her work in filmmaking and she was also awarded the Dean’s Scholarship for academic achievement. In 2013, Padua graduated magna cum laude from the School of Visual Arts in New York, earning her Master’s degree in Computer Art with a focus in 3D animation.  She was awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization Grant and the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for exceptional achievement in computer art. In 2014, Padua established Ellyfont LLC, a children's media company with a focus on creating high quality entertainment.  Recently, she directed PBS Kids, WHRO “Hip-Hop Scotch” an animation aimed at urban youth that will screen in schools nationwide and globally.


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