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217 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

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Johnny Carrera

Executive Director

FBAC Board President


Johnny Carrera started publishing Artist's Books 1994 when he was 'auditing an MFA' at the University of Wisconsin. He also studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School. He enjoys teaching Book Arts to people of all ages and many of his interns and students are now pursuing successful careers in the book arts. Best known for Pictorial Webster's and his show with Tom Phillips at Mass Moca, Johnny is a member of the Society of Printers, the Wood Engraver's Network, and the Frederick Arts Council.

Sara Friedman

Artistic Director

FBAC Board V.President/Treasurer


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.

Kayleigh Montgomery

Associate Director of Photography

FBAC Board Secretary

Kayleigh Montgomery is a Frederick, Maryland based artist and designer. She has studied fine art photography at The Corcoran College of Art + Design, and Graphic Design at Frederick Community College. Kayleigh is a Founding Member of the Mid Atlantic Analog Photographers, and has assisted John Carrera in his book arts studio.

FBAC Board Members 2018-2020

Lisa Sheirer

Lisa Sheirer is a digital printmaker, photographer, designer, typographer, and art educator who works with pixels, paper, clay, glass, metal and wood. She is program manager and professor of computer graphics & photography at Frederick Community College.

Sheirer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from West Virginia University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from University of Notre Dame. 

Lisa’s creative career has spanned 40 years, She has produced large ceramic & glass murals for Baltimore Washington International Airport commissioned by the Maryland Department of Transportation and a glass mural installed in the Western MD Health System lobby in Cumberland, Maryland. She has designed and produced one of a kind books for national associations and individuals. Sheirer has exhibited her work in numerous solo shows from Chicago to Washington DC.

Lisa Sheirer is represented by NOMA Gallery in Frederick, MD.

Andrea McClusky

Andrea McCluskey is a Maryland based artist. She studied Art History at Bucknell University and Printmaking at Montgomery Community College under Barbara Kerne. She was a member of Maryland Printmakers. Andrea is a member of the NOMA gallery in Frederick and her work is featured in several collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She teaches Design and Printmaking at Hood College in Frederick, MD

Suzanne Grobbel

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.

Corrine Wilson

Corrine Wilson is a Maryland based printmaker and photographer. She studied Communications and Media Studios at Goucher College and went on to work as a Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton where she was an Emergency Response Planner for FEMA. Corrine is also a member of People of Print.