Stacey McKenna is a painter and art educator who has been a college studio art instructor for over 15 years, during which time she has taught over 60 studio courses (primarily painting, drawing, design, and life drawing). For eight years Stacey was the visual arts department chair for a large, suburban high school, the accomplishments for which earned her, her department and students, national and regional recognition. In addition to making numerous presentations at national and regional art education conferences, Stacey has curated exhibitions, worked in museum education, served as a visual arts curriculum consultant, published articles based on her research, and continued to make and exhibit her artwork. Stacey is currently a full time faculty member in the Center for Art Education, and has completed her doctorate in Art and Art Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University.
- 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, New York. Juror: Irving Sandler.
- Conversations: Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art, Evergreen House, October 2003–January 2004 and The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, February to May 2004.
- MAEA Juried Exhibition, Howard County Board of Education Gallery.
- Pairings, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland.
- Demoiselles, Pascal Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland.
- Pomona & Vertumnus, The Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art.
- Maryland Landscapes: Paintings by Greg Otto and Stacey McKenna, Galerie Françoise et ses frères, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Stacey McKenna: Paintings,McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland.
- Structural Archetypes: Nature as Metaphor, The ArtGallery, University of Maryland, College Park.
- "Art is Possible," Visual Arts Research, May.
- "Artful Collaborations," (co-author with Gino Molfino and Barry Shauck), SchoolArts, March.
- "Changing the Mood: How to add personal meaning to an ordinary design problem." SchoolArts, December.
- "Assignment: Make Art, Make Friends." SchoolArts, September.
- "One Approach to Interdisciplinary Lessons in the Visual Arts," Artworks, the newsletter of the Howard County Art Educator's Association, December.
- "The Role of the Artist in Transforming Curriculum," Howard County Interdisciplinary Resource Guide, August.
Awards, Grants & Recognitions
- Lucas Faculty Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Spring.
- Excellence in Education Teacher Recognition, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts.
- Louise Berman Curriculum Award.
- Maryland Art Educators Association, Howard County High School Art Teacher of the Year.
- Women-in-the-Arts Curriculum Research Grant, The Women's Institute, University of Maryland.