Laura Pharis has been a professor in the Studio Art Department at Sweet Briar College since 1990. Before that, she held several jobs, the artfullest of which was managing the Richmond Printmaking Workshop for seven years. She was a founding member of One/Off, a group of printmakers who exhibited together for more than thirty years and has traveled to work in printmaking workshops in London and Ireland. In 2000, she was named Virginia Artist of the Year by the Richmond Women’s Caucus for the Arts. In addition to numerous solo and invitational exhibitions, her art has appeared on the CD covers of Robbie Wells, Mike Seeger, Elke Baker, and Nicolas Ross, and covers of books of poetry by Allison Seay and Susan Hankla.