Meet Our Staff

We’d love to hear from you! Please select the person you'd like to contact and click the the email link that follows their bio. You can also send general inquiries to create@pyramid-atlantic.org or call 301.608.9101.

Kate Taylor Davis
Kate Taylor Davis

Executive Director Kate has worked for and with DC area arts organizations since 1999. She joined the staff of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in January of 2017. Previously she was vice president of ARCH Development Corporation responsible for overseeing its arts projects such as Honfleur Gallery and Anacostia Arts Center, which Kate opened as its first Director. In her spare time she helps produce off-beat art events. Kate holds an M.A. in Arts Management from The American University and a B.A.

Gretchen Schermerhorn
Gretchen Schermerhorn

Artistic Director Gretchen is proud to have spent the last decade as artistic director of Pyramid Atlantic. She received her MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University, and has completed multiple artist residencies at Women's Studio Workshop, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper, and more. Her prints, installations and works on paper works have been exhibited in New York, Boston and Washington DC, and acquired by national and international collections.

Jen Sheckels
Jen Sheckels

Education and Engagement Manager Jen has lived and worked in Prince George’s County, MD most of her life. She received her BA in Studio Art from Messiah College in Grantham, PA and recently completed her MFA in illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Her personal studio work revolves around graphic design, type, and mixed media and pastel illustrations.

Némesis Zambrano
Némesis Zambrano

Engagement Coordinator Némesis Zambrano grew up between DC and Prince George's County. She received her BA from St. Mary's College of MD and her MA in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. While in NOLA, Némesis worked in youth programming and community engagement at the YAYA Arts Center. She is excited to have joined Pyramid Atlantic. Working with artists inspires Némesis to try different mediums. Her recent interests lie in painting, fabric arts, and mixed media.

Betsy Martin
Betsy Martin

Designer in Residence Betsy Martin is an award-winning art director and designer currently serving as Senior Art Director for NOBODY, where she directs and designs social-first campaigns for large and small clients. While the majority of her time is spent on a computer, she often gets out from behind the screen for tactile projects. Recent highlights include a large-scale, multi-piece installation (HerStory) at Studio SoHy and a colorful new mural energizing the exterior at a local school.

Volunteer Artistic Associates

Artistic associates are term-limited volunteer personnel that manage the different studios and act as ambassadors of their discipline. These individuals are also frequent teaching artists and are paid contractors for their teaching time.

 

Have a question about our studios? Interested in working with an associate to carry out your artistic project? Contact us here!

LETTERPRESS

Lauren Emeritz
Lauren Emeritz

Letterpress Associate Lauren Emeritz loves letters but not spelling. When she found out graphic design existed she signed right up! After loving that for a while, she wanted to get off the computer and get her hands dirty. Letterpress combines all her favorite things: type (especially wood type), paper, ink, creativity / problem-solving and making things by hand. You can find her on the interweb at: abstractorange.com

Jesse Kirsch
Jesse Kirsch

Letterpress Associate Jesse uses geometry, color, and bold typography in his work, and especially appreciates when clean, smart design is incorporated into the everyday. He enjoys finding ways to juxtapose the use of old analog technology with 21st century design in his letterpress shop — No Plan Press in Takoma Park. Jesse received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and now serves as the Senior Art Director at U.Group in Washington, DC. His work can be viewed @NoPlanPress

BINDERY

Sarah Matthews
Sarah Matthews

Bookmaking Associate Sarah Matthews is a 2016 MA Art & the Book graduate from the Corcoran College of Arts and Design, and holds an MBA with a Marketing Concentration and BS in Sociology from Bowie State University. Matthews’ work has been exhibited nationally and is part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, GWU’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Matthews is a full-time artist, teacher, & YouTuber (SARAHBEME).

Nathalie Ryan
Nathalie Ryan

Bookmaking Associate Nathalie is an educator, artist, writer, and musician, enjoying life in DC. Since 2002, she has led public programs at the National Gallery of Art and facilitated Professional Development Workshops for K-12 Educators at Harvard Project Zero. A certified mindfulness meditation facilitator and advocate for the arts in nurturing cognitive, social-emotional, and ethical dispositions, Nathalie believes in the power of the arts to spark curiosity and deepen connections.

PRINTSHOP

Amy Callner
Amy Callner

Printshop Associate Amy Callner has a BFA in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has studied and made prints at Anchor Graphics in Chicago, the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, and the Printmaking Workshop in New York. She's very happy to be here.

Nicole Parker
Nicole Parker

Printshop Associate Nicole Parker is a fine artist specializing in representational oil painting and intaglio printmaking. She received her BFA and Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the fine arts in 2018. She is greatly enriched and inspired by sensory sources like music, film, storytelling and food. She joined Pyramid as a keyholder resident and was thrilled to stay on as an associate! Her work can be viewed at https://nicole-parker-art.com.

SCREENPRINT

Terence Nicholson
Terence Nicholson

Screenprinting Associate Terence is a born Washingtonian and a longtime native of Anacostia. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art, he has exhibited in three East of the River Art Exhibitions, and his solo exhibit, “Intro-Circumspective” at Willow Street Gallery in D.C. received critical acclaim. He served as Curator for Honfleur Gallery and Art Director of Anacostia Arts Center. He currently works as an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Katzen Museum of Art

Adi Segal
Adi Segal

Screeprinting Associate Adi started at Pyramid as a Keyholder Resident and is thrilled to stay on as a Screenprint Associate. She holds a BFA in printmaking and photography from SUNY Purchase, and a BA in art history and education from Brown University. When not making art or exploring DC playgrounds with her children, Adi is working on her Masters in Social Work degree.

PAPERMAKING

Selene LaMarca
Selene LaMarca

Papermaking Associate Selene LaMarca is a graphic designer and fine artist working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She creates experimental photographic work, often through by-passing the standard camera to work directly with light sensitive materials. LaMarca earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She currently teaches courses in graphic design, darkroom and digital photography.

Marta Perez Garcia
Marta Perez Garcia

Papermaking Associate Marta Perez Garcia was born and grew up in Puerto Rico. She has an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has lived in Washington, DC for more than 10 years. Marta's main focus is in printmaking, but also works in drawing, painting, and installations. Marta is deeply involved with the arts and their propagation in the communities of the District through the teaching and direction of public art projects.

STUDIO MANAGERS, SHOP ASSOCIATES

Kim Bursic
Kim Bursic

Evening Studio Manager Kimberley Bursic is a visual artist working in printmaking and painting. She has exhibited and lived in Washington DC for 21 years. Currently a member of Studio Gallery in Dupont Circle. Kimberley worked at Tyler Graphics as an etching printer, printing for artists such as Frank Stella and Helen Frankenthaler. She has taught several studio art classes and currently teaches an adult class for Art Works Now. Kimberley also loves tending to the Pyramid Atlantic Shop!

Thibault Raoult
Thibault Raoult

Evening Studio Manager Thibault Raoult is a poet, editor, and book artist. He performs with pop ensemble Historic Sunsets and lives in Mount Rainier, Maryland, where he keeps bees and runs Date Street Cafe.

Sheena Ashun
Sheena Ashun

Shop Associate