Kathleen Carr

Kathleen Carr is an award winning painter, graphic designer & illustrator. She is the founder of the Catholic Art Institute.


Lawrence Daufenbach

Lawrence Daufenbach is a Chicago-based production partner to the motion picture industry and CEO of  Daufenbach Camera.


Mark Nowakowski

Mark Nowakowski is a composer Professor of  Music Technology and Music Production at Kent State University.



Teddy Ariniello

Teddy Ariniello is a Certified Financial Planner® professional. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he was born and raised. He also holds multiple certificates and designations from the College for Financial Planning. He resides north of Denver with his wife and 5 young children. Teddy studied oil painting in college, but has realized a greater potential of contributing to the arts through business and financial expertise. He has advised artists on business models and works to network artists and patrons through connectivity platforms and organizations like the CAI. 



Kathleen Carr


Kathleen Carr is an award-winning, classically trained painter, illustrator, and designer. She holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College .


Her painting has received recognition from the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, The Portrait Society of America, The Art Renewal Center Salon, The Salmagundi Club, The Butler Institute of American Art and many others.


She's an experienced web designer working for major media including Washington Post and National Geographic. 


In higher education, she worked as Design Program Head and taught in the undergraduate program at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC.

Her design and illustration work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Adobe, and Apple Quicktime.

She studied classical painting  with Scott Waddell, of Grand Central Atelier , Robert Liberace of the Art Student's League, and Dan Thompson of Studio Incamminati.


Sarah Crow


Sarah Crow is a painter, sacred artist, and lecturer of painting and drawing at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

She earned her MFA in painting from SAIC (2016), and her BFA summa cumlaude in painting with a minor in creative writing from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2013).

She has exhibited in numerous curated group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, and Baltimore.


She is passionate about using her talents for the glory of God and sharing her zeal for beauty.


She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL