Trish Kuhlman is the Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair. She received her BFA in Illustration from the University of Delaware in 1997. Ms. Kuhlman teaches studio art and photography and is the adviser of the National Art Honors Society and the WNA yearbook production team. In addition, she manages the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program, which brings three professional artists to WNA annually, as student instructors and mentors. Ms. Kuhlman also organizes WNA’s Joseph R. and Paul W. Gates Gallery exhibits. Prior to her arrival at WNA, Ms. Kuhlman was a professional illustrator, portrait painter, and muralist. She served as an adjunct professor at Cecil College and taught studio art classes for children and for adults at a variety of venues including Delaware Art Museum, Center for Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE, and the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, DE. Ms. Kuhlman’s own work has been exhibited in galleries in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Her personal artistic passions are drawing with all media, oil painting, and art history.