New board members hail from around the nation

Bo Bartlett, David C. Decker and Betsy Eby are the latest national figures to bring their expertise to the Studio Incamminati board of governors. They join recent additions actor/director/producer Federico Castellucio, of New York City, along with finance expert, noted art collector and philanthropist Stephen Bennett from Texas, as Studio Incamminati continues to expand its board along with the school's vision.


Bo Bartlett

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For more than four decades, Bo Bartlett has made an imprint on the art scene. Mr. Bartlett studied in Florence, Italy, before attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Mr. Bartlett also studied privately with Studio Incamminati co-founder Nelson Shanks. In addition, he holds a Certificate in Filmmaking from New York University.

In 2018, he unveiled the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus (GA) State University with a mission to bring arts to the community. His work is in numerous private collections, public collections, and galleries throughout the United States including the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His solo and group exhibitions have been featured in many venues including the Brandywine River Art Museum, PA; the Norman Rockwell Museum, MA; Art Basel, Miami Beach; the National Arts Club, NYC; the Asheville Art Museum, NC and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.


Betsy Eby

enws 02 03 19 headshot eby 600pxBetsy Eby is multitalented artist whose works range from painting to music to film. She primarily works in encaustic, a medium dating back to the 4th Century BC. Her paintings are created using pigmented beeswax, in a complex process of layering and torching, with a variety of methods in paint application balancing compositional concerns with the material properties of the beeswax.

As a filmmaker, she has held the positions of producer, executive producer, cinematographer, director, editor, writer and – as a classically trained pianist - musician.

She was named a cross-cultural exchange artist for the U.S. Department of State’s “Art in Embassies Artist Exchange” program in Paupa New Guinea and the Solomon Islands which fosters cross-cultural exchange, encouraging women artists to use innovation to grow their business savvy through their art.


David C. Decker

enws 02 03 19 headshot decker 600pxDavid C. Decker boasts an extensive and illustrious career in financial management. He is former executive vice president at Janus Capital and founder and portfolio manager of several successful funds. As a member of the Executive Committee, he was involved in all major policy decisions.
He also is passionate about drawing and painting and has studied with Studio Incamminati Interim President Diane Rappisi and Dean Dan Thompson. David has been long active in the arts and culture arena including tenures on the boards of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Foundation, where he is the current chair; the Collections Committee at the Clyfford Still Museum and the Gates Family Foundation Investment Advisory Committee.

David earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA, Economics and Political Science from Tufts University.


Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art
Since 2002, Studio Incamminati has been in the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary representational art movement. Founded by acclaimed artist Nelson Shanks and his wife Leona, is recognized nationally and internationally for its rigorous curriculum, accomplished instructors and diverse outreach efforts. Modeled on the traditional Italian accademia and French atelier, the school's curriculum fuses classical traditions of the Renaissance-era masters, luminous color of the Impressionists and a fresh, contemporary sensibility. “Incamminati” translates as “moving forward” in Italian and invokes the spirit of its namesake studio founded by the Renaissance artist, Annibale Carracci. Studio Incamminati, one of few schools of its type accredited by the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design, fulfills its vision in a number of ways. In addition to its core Advanced Fine Art Program, the school offers workshops for the general public both in Philadelphia and with the In Your Town programs nationwide. Other programs serve school-age artists and art educators.