PCA&D Alumni

Randall Lear

Class of 2011


• Received MFA at American University
• Exhibiting Fine Artist in Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York
• Published and press mentions include The Washington Post, Bethesda, Maryland’s “The Gazette” and Going Out Guide for Montgomery County

"The most helpful thing that I have learned from PCA&D was the art making sucks in the most fantastic way possible. I learned that being an artist is not a “job”, it’s more of a life debilitating cumulative event that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I also learned never to use black in an oil painting until you know how to use color (then it’s OK, maybe even encouraged if the painting needs it). PCA&D is a great place and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for this particular education."