</p> <h3>Shana R. Goetsch</h3> <p>
Shana R. Goetsch’s art frequently involves themes of social justice, empowerment, love, loss and bereavement – she began painting in 1989 after witnessing the murder of her mother. Often using words, cultural references or found objects, she injects personal voice, history, and memory into her pieces. Goetsch’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, New York, Washington D.C., and British Columbia, Canada. She received her MFA and MA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her BFA in Painting, with a minor in Printmaking, from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Goetsch has worked for two domestic violence centers and is currently the Regional Coordinator of The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore, where she continues to use art as a vehicle for awareness and advocacy.