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Bart Fetz
Instructor of Ceramics/3D Design
Office: 1123E
Phone: 307-382-1722

M.F.A. University of North Texas

B.F.A. University of Wyoming

I work in high temperature stoneware and porcelain. We approach the process of working in clay with great respect, and endeavor to carry forward the long-lived history of forming objects from clay. Oh, and we have fun too!

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Ben Nathan
Assistant Professor of Art, Art Gallery Director
Office: 1121A
Phone: Phone: 307-382-1723

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M.F.A. Printmaking, Utah State University

B.F.A. Visual Arts (emphasis in Printmaking and Painting), University of Wyoming

Ben Nathan was raised amidst the smell of sagebrush and the whistling wind in Green River, WY.

Ben makes artwork about life, loss, and celebration of personal identity. From loved ones to furniture to
childhood relationships, his work acknowledges the loss that is inherent to living. Ben maintains a mixed-media studio practice, melding printmaking
and drawing resulting in personal and heavily object
based imagery situated within glimpses of the
vast plains of the American West.

Ben's artworks have been featured in exhibitions across the country, as well as internationally.

Ben teaches classes in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Art History, 2-D Design, and Color Theory. Ben is also in charge of managing Western's Art Gallery.

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Hank Ketelsen
Adjunct Instructor of Photography

M.F.A. Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design

B.A. Photography, San Jose State University

Hank Ketelsen's photographic practice is concerned with the interface between humans and the environment, specifically how we use the land and its resources. His work and classes incorporate both traditional and digital disciplines.


Tanya Hamner
Adjunct Instructor of Photography

M.F.A. Photography, Academy of Art University

B.S. Agriculture Communications, UNiversity of Wyoming

A.S. Agriculture Business, Northwest College 

In addition to teaching photography at Western Wyoming Community College, Tanya Hamner runs her family sheep ranch in Pinedale, WY, and is also a PRCA Photographer (professional rodeo cowboys association).

Hamner mainly documents ranches and rides out with the cowboys to document their work. While photographing from atop a horse, she also helps the cowboys with the tasks. Tanya's photographic work, which has been included in domestic and international exhibitions, includes both digital film and alternative processing. 

Tanya teaches classes in Digital Photography as well as Darkroom Photography

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