Claudia Chapline, BA ’53,
received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Northern California Chapter of the Women’s
Caucus for Art for her contributions to the
California art community. Chapline has presented
California artists since 1974 in galleries she
founded in Santa Monica, Sacramento, and Stinson
Beach. She served on numerous boards and nonprofit
arts organizations. She also is internationally
recognized as an artist and writer. Her most
recent book of poetry is titled Collage;
another collection, Beach Glass, is
forthcoming in 2007 by Floating Island Publications.
in his recreation of a typical 1950s outboard
motor repair shop.
The North Carolina Museums Council presented
Jerry Heiser, MFA ’78,
with the William T. Alderson Lifetime Achievement
Award for retired professionals in March. Heiser
is the former exhibit designer for the North
Carolina Maritime Museum, which he joined in
1985. He designed exhibits that illustrate the
state’s maritime and coastal natural history.
He now owns his own business, Objects of My
Design, and specializes in custom woodworking,
sculpture, architectural and site plan models,
and exhibit consultation. Heiser and his wife,
Karen, a professional photographer, live in
Morehead City, N.C.
“Portrait of Virginia Gov.
Mark Warner by Bradley Stevens.
Through Columbia University’s business
school’s senior executive leadership education
program, Vivian Matz Levi, BFA ’79,
designed and is teaching a painting program
for business executives and directors. The program
uses traditional exercises in oil paints with
and addresses issues and skills relevant to
leadership. The artist resides in New York.
Bradley Stevens, BA ’76, MFA
’79, is the artist of the official
portrait of Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner,
BA ’77, Hon. DPS ’03. The
piece was unveiled in May in Richmond. Stevens’
other works include a portrait of Vernon E.
Jordan Jr., which was accepted into the Smithsonian’s
permanent collection; a portrait of Harry Harding,
former dean of GW’s Elliott School of
International Affairs, for the school; and an
historic mural for the U.S. Capitol, to be unveiled
in September. Stevens is also known for his