Making a Fine Impression: Prints from the Faith & Dewayne Perry Collection Biographies of Contributors
R. Anthony Askew is the founder and former director of the Reynolds Gallery, now the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. He received his B.A. in Fine Art and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.A. in Printmaking at California State College, LA. Askew taught art at Westmont College until 2008 and currently teaches art at the Santa Barbara School of Extended Learning. He is a printmaker, watercolorist, collage, and assemblage artist.
Lisa J. DeBoer received her B.A. in Art History and German from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan, and her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan. Her primary area of research is early modern Netherlandish art and she has published on print culture and historiography in the Netherlands between 1580 and 1648. She teaches the history of art at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.
Judy L. Larson has served as director of the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art and as R. Anthony Askew Professor of Art History at Westmont College since 2008. Previously, she served as director at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., director of the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia, and curator of American Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Larson received her Ph.D. from Emory University and her M.A. and B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Octavia Ross is a senior Art History major at Westmont College. She has worked at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art as a gallery assistant since 2019. She completed research and writing for the Perry print catalogue during an internship at the museum over the summer of 2019.
Chris Rupp serves as Curator & Collections Manager at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. He began at the museum in 2009, completing the first comprehensive inventory of Westmont's art collection. In addition to organizing museum exhibitions, he is responsible for the oversight and care of the Westmont Ridley-Tree permanent collection. Rupp received his B.A. in Fine Art from Westmont College and his M.F.A. in Visual Art with an emphasis in Sculpture from Azusa Pacific University. He also teaches ceramics courses for the Westmont Art Department.
Tamara Vaughan has served as the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art since 2018. She is responsible for outreach and marketing initiatives, and develops programming for the museum including: art workshops, special lectures, and gallery tours. Vaughan also assists with research and writing for the museum’s scholarly publications. She received her B.A. in Art History from Wheaton College and her M.A. in History with a focus on Museum Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.