Staff & Crew

STAFF AND CREW:

Robert Beckman: Co- Founder — Executive / Artistic Director, (full time) (Duties include administrative oversight, printing, teaching, project and exhibition design and management). Mr. Beckman holds an MFA degree in Printmaking from Kent State University in Ohio and is a working artist and educator with years of experience operating a small business and years of experience teaching on the university level (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University).

Ian Short: Co-Founder (Honorary) Resident Printmaker, (Project execution, printing and instruction). Mr. Short has been responsible for overseeing all printing activities undertaken by AIR. Mr. Short spent 30 years teaching printmaking and photography, 20 years at Edinboro University where he served as the chairman of the Art Department from 1993 to 1996.

Amy Hume: Bookkeeping and Administrative Support (part time). Duties include posting all payables, receivables, organizing and maintaining financials for day to day operations and oversight. Amy has worked in the non-profit and Arts and Culture sector in Pittsburgh for over a decade.

Ben Page: Facilities and Project Management (part time) – Duties include weekly shop maintenance and supplies inventory control, printing and education. Assists senior staff with all printing and instructional activities including education and community access. Ben is a photographer living and working on Pittsburgh’s Northside.

Matt George: Staff printmaker, project management (part time). Duties include printing and education. Assists senior staff with all printing and instructional activities including education and community access. Matt has a BFA in ceramics and printmaking from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is living and working in Pittsburgh.

Quaishawn Whitlock: Artist/Educator, outreach and education project management (contract). Duties include printing and education. Assists staff with all education and community access activities.

AFFILIATED PRINTERS:

 Michael Hegedus, Printmaker. Michael has been assisting with production, education and community access projects with Artists Image Resource since 2010. Michael has a BFA from The University of Pittsburgh and is a working artist living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Michael Budai: Printmaker. Michael has been assisting with production, education and community access projects with Artists Image Resource since 2010. Michael has a BFA from Edinboro University f Pennsylvania and is a working artist living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

VOLUNTEER CREW:

 Natasha Nieri

Laurenzo Hogan

Piero Nava

Leandra Brown

Francis Connelly

Matt Maitland

Camden Yandel