Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Vogel has been an artist-in-residence with the JSS in Civita program (Civita Castellana, Italy), Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts (Rabun Gap, GA), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE). She is a recipient of a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, among other awards.
Juan López-Bautista is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in plant biology from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was recently elected as the 2013 president of the Phycological Society of America and his most recent project funded by the National Science Foundation is the assembling of the tree of life for green and red algae. He is currently pursuing his MFA degree at the University of Alabama.
E. Bruce Phillips, Jr. received his BA from Morehouse College and his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been an Associate Art Professor at Tuskegee University since 2009 and was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2016. Phillips has exhibited at the SCAD Museum of Art, the Johnson Center, the Legacy Museum at Tuskegee University, the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, the Birmingham Public Library, the Beech Institute, the City of Savannah Gallery and the Savannah College of Art and Design.