James Anthony Faris is a sculptor, writer, photographer and mixed media artist from Southeast Georgia living and working in Fargo, ND. Mr. Faris graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography. In 2014, he completed his M.F.A. from Georgia Southern University in 3D Art. Mr. Faris is a co-founding member of the Stillmoreroots group, has worked in community development as Education and Outreach Director of Gallery RFD and Director of Downtown Development for the City of Swainsboro. He currently works as Gallery Coordinator and Curator of Collections for North Dakota State University.
Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000, and an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. She has taught Art at multiple Universities across the Southeast, is an active member of the Stillmoreroots Group and Founder of the Asheville Darkroom. Bridget joined the faculty of Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA in August 2016 as Assistant Professor of Art, teaching Photography, including experimental darkroom processes.
Bryan Ghiloni is a photographer, graphic designer and mixed media artist living in Newark, OH. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with dual BFAs in Photography and Graphic Design. He is a co-founding member of Stillmoreroots and worked as Co-Director of the Art Incubator Project Gallery RFD in Swainsboro, GA. Mr. Ghiloni is an instructor at Central Ohio Technical College and runs a Photography and Design studio in downtown Newark, Ohio
Desmal Purcell is photographer and mixed media artists living in Stillmore, GA. He received a BFA from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a MFA from Georgia Southern University. He is a co-founding member of Stillmoreroots and curates exhibitions in Stillmore, GA for the Long Shot Gallery. He is an Associate Professor at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, GA. He believes strongly in the power of art to unite communities through a consistent commitment to collaboration and communication
Jean Gray Mohs
Jean Gray Mohs is a contemporary, abstract artist from North Carolina. She has been drawn to art her entire life. When age four, she asked her art teachers if she could draw everyone in her class. While the others napped, she did so not missing a student or a teacher. And when waiting in line at ice cream stores, Jean Gray used to grab a pencil out of her mom's purse and start sketching on napkins.
When her mom would stare at lots of white paint chips thinking they were all the same, Jean Gray could easily discern the different hues immediately. Before the age of five, she profoundly declared to her mom . . . But, Mom, I am art!
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Georgia Southern University in December of 2002. Upon earning her Master of Arts in teaching in 2008 she has recently settled back into North Carolina where she is an active artist. Her work has been seen in Southern Living, Walter Magazine, Traditional Home, and featured on Georgia Public Radio.
Other Members through the years