WARM Mentors

WARM mentors come from diverse backgrounds and bring various skills from university, traditional, and other training. They are selected on the basis of their desire to pass on their knowledge to developing artists, their support for WARM’s mission and purpose, and their record of excellence in professional artistic achievement.

Mentors for the 2018-19 Program Cycle

Click on the names to see examples of each mentor’s art work and read her mentor statement and artist statement.


WARM Mentors 2018-19

Barb KobeArt Dolls, Healing Art
Brenna BusseMixed Media
Brenda LitmanPainting, Drawing
Claudia PoserCeramic Sculpture, Installation
Deborah FoutchMixed Media
Ellie KingsburyPhotography, Installation
Jantje VisscherMixed Media
Karen SearleMixed Media
Marcia Soderman-OlsonPainting, Drawing
Michele CombsOil Painting
Rochelle WoldorskyPainting, Photography
Roxanne RichardsPastel
Tina NemetzSculpture

The WARM Mentor Program is a supportive resource that pairs emerging artists and professional women artists for a period of two years.

The Mentor Program was founded to ensure that women are full participants in the development of the visual arts and culture in their communities and society. This program responds to unique challenges faced by women artists, such as balancing professional life with family and community responsibilities; redressing women artists’ historic under-representation in the public eye by promoting strong female artist role models; supporting diversity in artistic expressions by women; and establishing financially viable careers.

Since the program was founded in 1982, it has served more than 450 women artists. Many have gone on to make significant contributions to the arts.

If you have questions about the Mentor Program, please e-mail the Mentor Program Coordinators, Tina Nemetz or Karen Searle at mentorcoordinator@thewarm.org