Mr. Bryan Wilson earned his BA in Studio Art with concentration in Graphic Design from Morris Brown College in 2001 and earned his Teaching Certificate from UNC-Charlotte in 2009. He received his MFA in Drawing/Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Fransisco in 2015. He is a two times Elizabeth Greenshields Grant recipient, a Goodyear Arts Residency participant and a Golden Foundations Artists Residency participant. He served as Chair of the NWSA Art Department from 2018-2020. He currently has a studio at the Charlotte Art League.


Mrs. Beth Schmit earned her BFA in Arts Education from the University of Utah in 2009. Her concentration includes both 2D and 3D media with emphasis on 3D; Ceramics, Sculpture, Metals, Fibers and Book Arts. Schmit's personal work focuses on edges between abstraction and realism, using fiber arts to push between form and function. 


Visual Arts Faculty


Ms. Nannette Spencer A native of Charlotte, NC, Ms. Spencer graduated from UNCC in 1996 with a degree in Studio Art. She continued her education at the University of Alabama completing graduate coursework in Book Arts, focusing on hand binding and letterpress printing. After teaching ceramics at two local studios for three years, she returned to UNCC in 2020 for my Graduate Teaching Certificate in K-12 Visual Art. I am excited to begin my teaching career at Northwest School of the Arts for the 2021-22 school year!