Art Department Alumni Profiles

Note to Alumni

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 Joanna Stewart Poag '10


I studied at Roberts from 2006 to 2010. I double majored in both Psychology and Studio Art, my concentration being in ceramics.

Since graduating with my B.S., I have completed my Masters in Fine Arts at RIT's School for American Crafts in Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture.

I recently returned from an Artist's Residency at Tainan National University of the Arts in Tainan, Taiwan where I was the assistant to sculptor Hsu Yung-Hsu.

My work currently uses the multiple to explore balance and homeostasis using line as a means to form. I am captivated by the elegance of order and structure I find in the world and seek to explore those balances through my work. 

You can view more information, including Joanna's work, at her website:

Joanna's work: "Cross Section"

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Tonya Cooper '92


Mrs. Tonya L S Cooper (Sykes) '92 BS cum laude As a Studio Art major at Roberts (1988-1992), Tonya's studies concentrated in photography and graphic design. Since graduating, Tonya's professional portfolio includes marketing and graphic design for The International Museum of Photography at George Eastman, Xerox, Grace College and Seminary, Kosciusko Community Hospital, an international disability resource company and several educational institutions.

Since 2007, she has continued with freelance marketing and design consultation ( while teaching K-12 computer, studio art and photography classes with Baldwinsville Christian Academy.

Tonya resides with her husband Darryl'94 and five children in Baldwinsville, NY.