Visual Arts

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Minh Carrico

Department: Art, Photography

and Visual Communication
Phone: 425.640.1390
E-Mail: minh.carrico@edcc.edu
Office: MDL 230

Minh Carrico brings his passion for visual communications to the classrooms of Edmonds Community College after nearly 20 years of experience in the industry.

His career began while a college student in Austin, TX at St. Edward’s University where he graduated with a BA with a major in Photocommunications. Prior to graduating, he opened a photography studio and produced creative images for advertising agencies, design firms and magazines.

While living in New York City, his visual experience expanded to the role of art director for print and web designs. His clients includes 3M, Atlantic Records, Benjamin Moore Paints, Detour Magazine, Michel Gondry, Annie Leibovitz, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, MTV, and Whole Food Market Inc.

Currently Minh serves as Co-Department head for the Visual Arts.

Melissa Tomlinson Newell

Department: Art
Phone: 425.640.1671
E-Mail: mnewell@edcc.edu
Office: MDL 232

Melissa Newell, an Art Instructor at Edmonds Community College since 1989, teaches Art Appreciation, 2D and 3D Design, Painting, Pottery, Jewelry and Sculpture.

In addition to serving as co-department head for the Visual Arts, Melissa's work includes community art advocacy projects focused on art education. She has served as a juror for Bumbershoot, the Edmonds Art Festival, and numerous Washington State for the Arts public works projects and has led workshops for adults and children in the areas of art and diversity since 1984.

Long interested in a variety of materials and surfaces, her work often includes the use of mixed media. She recently completed a series of 100 paintings of faces focused on autobiography, identity and community as part of a collaborative exhibit entitled From the Edge of Understanding.

Melissa received a M.F.A. in art from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and a B.A. in art from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Audineh Asaf

Department: Art
Phone: 425.640.1912
E-Mail: audineh.asaf@edcc.edu
Office: MDL 231

Audineh Asaf joined Edmonds Community College as a one year full time temporary faculty replacement in Fall of 2014. Her current teaching load includes Painting, Drawing, 2D Design and Art History courses.

Audineh is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on printmaking and mixed media. She completed her M.F.A. from Goddard in 2013, and a B.A. in art from the University of Washington in 2007.

The department is particularly excited to welcome back Ms. Asaf, a former Edmonds Community AA graduate. Teaching at Edmonds Community College in the Visual Arts is a long held dream.

Employee Listing

Name Title Office Phone Email
Daniel Dootson Visco   425.640.1533 ddootson@edcc.edu
Kristi Gibbs Art/Visco   425.640.1314 kgibbs@edcc.edu
Dan Neish Art   425.640.1339 x 7205 dneish@edcc.edu
Michael Wewer Photo   435.640.1339 x 7707 mwewer@edcc.edu