In addition to teaching in metro Atlanta, Rich Gere is a noted artist, curator and administrator. His work has appeared in over 150 juried, solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia. In addition, Mr. Gere has curated dozens of exhibitions in the southeast, and France. His work can be found in public and private collections in the US and Europe including; Memorial Health Systems, Savannah GA; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN; Biblioteque National du France, Paris, France; Custom Recording Studios, Nashville TN; Traprock Peace Center, Greenfield MA and Kroger Corporation, Columbus OH. Prior to teaching in Georgia, Mr. Gere taught at Tusculum College, Walters State and Virginia Intermont. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Recent honors include a City of Atlanta Individual Artist Grant, and a Hambidge Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap GA. Rich Gere currently lives and maintains an active studio practice in Atlanta GA.