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2D3D Jurors

The jury for this competition is made up of faculty members at the
Cleveland Institute of Art. Read more about these talented artists and designers in their bios below.

Carla Jean Blackman

Carla Jean Blackman

Title Adjunct Faculty

Degree BS, Industrial Design from Central School of Art and Design in London; MBA, Cleveland State University

Carla Blackman is a designer, artist and adjunct faculty at CIA. She is the founder and principal partner of Design Interface Inc., an award winning design consultancy specializing in industrial, graphic, package and web design.

She enjoys expressing herself through fine art. Her process follows a path of inspiration, usually through photographs from her travels. Then on to sketching, from there to painting in both water color and oils.

Carla has been an adjunct faculty member since 1985 in the Industrial Design program at CIA. She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London, England. She also holds an MBA in Marketing from Cleveland State University.

Degree MFA, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art; BA, Art, Hiram College

Artist Amber Kempthorn explores memory and cultural mythology through drawing and collage. Her work is exhibited regionally and nationally. She is a graduate of Hiram College, the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she received her MFA in Sculpture in 2008. Amber has been an adjunct member of the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the College of Wooster since 2011.

Anthony Ingrisano

Anthony Ingrisano

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Painting

Degree MFA, Pratt Institute

Anthony Ingrisano is an instructor in CIA's Painting and Foundation departments. Ingrisano shows with Lesley Heller Workspace in New York. Before he started at CIA, he taught at Briarcliffe College. He was a contributing essayist to Sharon Louden’s book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute.

Seth Nagelberg

Seth Nagelberg

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Ceramics

Degree BFA, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Seth Nagelberg is an artist and designer working primarily in clay. In 2015 Nagelberg published his first book, Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics: Models and Molds, Process to Product. He was selected for the Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School in Maine, summer 2015. Before joining Cleveland Institute of Art, Nagelberg was assistant professor at Parsons The New School For Design in New York City. He has done consultation work for Rookwood Pottery and fabrication for Calvin Klein Collection. His work has been published in Ceramics: Art and Perception and American Craft magazine. Nagelberg has taught workshops at Greenwich House Pottery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Ceramic Supply Inc, Hartford Art School and Peters Valley School of Craft.

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Title Assistant Professor/Co-Chair of Game Design

Robert Brown is as assistant professor and co-chair in the Game Design Department. He taught game design for 10 years at Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand as he earned a decade’s worth of industry experience. Brown worked with Electronic Arts as a character modeler and texture artist. He was responsible for sculpting more than 300 characters and updating texture pipeline and workflow for the next generation gaming console.

Nicole Condon

Nicole Condon

Title Assistant Professor

Degree MFA, Hunter College, The City University of New York; BFA Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning

Nicole Condon is an interdisciplinary artist and assistant professor in the Foundation Department at CIA. Her practice intersects art and science, and examines the dichotomy between the microscopic and macroscopic in biological systems, cultural and urban networks. Her work has been shown internationally in Hong Kong at the Bi-City Biennale, in Beijing at the B3 Biennale, and in the Reverse the Perspective exhibition at the Xiangsi Art Museum.

Registration Ended.

The last day to enter was February 10, 2017.


Entry Categories

Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture

Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Video + Film


  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals



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