SALLY WERN COMPORT drew her first paycheck as a professional artist at the age of 15 when she began drawing furniture for newspaper ads for the local franchise of Ethan Allen. Since then, whether it is for editorial visual concepts for the Wall Street Journal (or any of a thousand publications), illustrating books, curating and creating large scale art, or developing aesthetic and branding concepts for direct clients, Comport has been working as a visual problem solver and creative dot-connector able to sift through research, information and narratives and visually capsulize it.
Comport is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and earned her graduate degree from Syracuse University and continues to guest lecture and teach at Maryland Institute College of Art. She founded W/C Studio Inc., a commercial art studio in 1986 with clients as wide ranging as American Express Bank, Microsoft, UPS, and Simon Schuster Publishing. She established Art at Large Inc. in 2003, to produce large scale commissioned original works for interior and exterior wall spaces for commercial, residential and institutional clients like Huntington Hospital in New York.
In 2004 she cofounded a Public Art initiative and subsequent non-profit organization called ArtWalk and is currently serving as Curator, Artist, and Designer for that community organization. She continues in the capacity of designer/ consultant for several non-profit groups, institutions, museums, commercial and government organizations, and public art applications. Comport's award winning Illustration portfolio continues to be represented worldwide by Shannon Associates headquartered in NYC and her paintings and original works are currently represented in regional galleries. Comport's work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration in New York.
Sally serves on the Executive Board of Providence Center, the Board of Directors for Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, as well as the Board of Directors of the Annapolis Arts District.
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LINDSAY BOLIN LOWERY graduated in 2010 Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.
Lindsay has been with Art at Large since the summer of 2010 managing communications, production, administration, and contributing to illustration, writing, and design projects.
Lindsay specializes in drawing, watercolor, & printmaking media, with a love for crafting handmade items for her line of wares, LBo Craft (pronounced elbow). Special illustration projects include Blue Moon Brewing Co.'s 20th Anniversary Limited Edition 20 Artist, 20 Labels Series, illustration for Johns Hopkins Nurse Magazine, live sketching in collaboration with the Baltimore/Annapolis Handmade Quarterly, and custom hand-lettering for business and event branding.
Lindsay is the administrative director and social media publisher of the Annapolis Arts District (home of the Art at Large studio), as well as an arts and culture blogger for Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Lindsay serves as a consultant on Providence Center's Entrepreneurial Committee, providing her experience in marketing and production of independent small-batch art/craft operations.
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