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FBAC Board Members 2022-2024

Sara Friedman - President and Co-Founder

Sara Friedman is a Maryland based printmaker, printer, photographer and book artist. She studied Art History and Printmaking at Hood College, and Art and The Book (MA) at George Washington University/ Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Her work is featured in several collections, and both of her adult children live in Frederick, Maryland.

Suzanne Grobbel - Vice President

Suzanne Grobbel is an artist from Loudoun County, Virginia. Largely self-taught as a printmaker, she has a professional background in nonprofit development. Her prints have been featured locally and internationally in collections and gallery shows.

Lee Newman - Treasurer

Lee Newman is a painter and printmaker. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from American University in DC and continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna as a Fulbright Scholar. A dedicated educator, he founded the Washington Studio School with Joseph Kossow in 1984 and has been a visiting artist at a number of colleges and art schools.

His work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums and is included in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Print Collection of the Library of Congress.

Greg Wilson - Secretary

Greg Wilson received his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering. He is currently the Regional Sales Director for the Mid-Atlantic with Motorola Solutions. He manages a team of seven that support Federal, State, and Local Government accounts as well as commercial accounts throughout the region. Greg is a long-standing active member for ASIS International, a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets - people, property, and information. Greg is an avid sailor and an active member of the Frederick community. 

Scip Barnhart

Scip Barnhart, born in 1946, lives in Washington DC. and teaches Drawing, Printmaking and Art of the Book at Georgetown University and also is the Resident Printmaker at American University. He is director and Masterprinter for Union Printmakers Atelier and Capitol Letter Press Studio. He previously taught for GWU, The Corcoran, VCU and The National Gallery of Art.Last show of prints and drawings was at the Atlantic Gallery in NYC 2016. Work in collections of The National Gallery, Library of Congress, Phillips Collection, Georgetown University.

Pierre Bowins

Pierre Bowins is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University School of Art. His twenty-plus years in the design field have provided him with a broad view to prepare students for the future of emerging trends in Art and Design's contemporary practice. His design and teaching methods utilize research-based theories to assist in the discovery of personal, cultural, and historical identities while implementing design concepts within analog and digital media.


An educator, design historian, writer, and lifelong maker, his research focuses on exploring the Black American diaspora omitted from the history of graphic design and investigating the imbalances within design history. Pierre is a vocal advocate for rediscovering the contributions of Black American designers. He continues to build on his collection of archival works from notable Black designers of the past and has exhibited this collection at various educational institutions. He is a co-curriculum designer and co-author for Black Design in America: African Americans and the African Diaspora in Graphic Design from the 19th through the 21st Century, a series of pre-recorded BIPOC-centered history courses which is set to be released as a book in the near future.

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