Rose E. Gomez

Ceramics

Allen Samuels
Allen graduated from the University of Illinois in 1966 and has worked as an Industrial designer for thi​rty corporations to include Corning, Bausch and Lomb, Westinghouse, Owens Illinois and 3M. Concurrent with his professional design practice he was a Professor at the University of Michigan, School Art and Design since 1975 and served as the school’s dean from 1993-1999. He has earned a number of United States patents, grants and awards to include a shared National Science Foundation grant, an individual National Endowment for the Arts grant, a number of Industrial Designer’s Society of America product design awards and a Reddot Award.  In 2008 he retired from the University and he now works on self initiated Design research and related design projects that deal with aging populations, disaster relief, various challenges in developing countries and the design of conceptual products that are beyond current technologies. 

current studio artists 

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Autumn-Grace Dougherty

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 director

7885 Jackson, Suite 1, Ann Arbor MI, 48103 

Elizabeth Barick Fall

Liz is the founder and director of trustArt studios and BARICKUDA GALLERY and a mixed media artist. 

She established trustArt in 2012 to provide space for artists to work and exhibit and to develop a flexible venue for creative events in the Ann Arbor Area. 

Liz holds a BFA from The University of Michigan and an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

She is currently working with found objects, encaustic painting, and photography to create installations, sculptural objects and wall pieces. 

To learn more about Liz and her work: 




Larry Cressman

3 Dimensional Drawing Installation

Liz Davis

Oil Painting

​I like to paint. For me, the act of painting provides an experience of heightened clarity, connectedness, awareness and awe. From abstract expressionism to ink drawings by zen priests; from Matisse to Giotto to very early cave paintings — I find inspiration in varied sources.
I’ve studied at the University of Michigan School of Art (where I got my BFA), the School of Visual Arts, New York City; attended workshops at the College of Creative Studies, Detroit, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. I am proud to have won grand prize at the Michigan Fine Arts Competition in 2011.