Candace (Keegan) Masters holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She attended SUNY Potsdam, earning a Master of Science in teaching and a Bachelor of Art in art studio, with a concentration in painting. Her artwork has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, including Washington, DC, Chicago, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Kansas, California, Buffalo, NY, New York, NY, Niagara Falls, NY, Hamilton, Ontario, Beijing, China and Seoul, Korea. Her work is in private, public and corporate collections, including The Burchfield Penney Art Center, The University of Texas, Greatbach, Inc and the Damon Morey Law firm to name a few.
She is currently teaching pre-service art educators as an Associate Professor in the Department of Art Education at SUNY Buffalo State, where she has been recognized as a Service-Learning Fellow, which includes extensive involvement in many community service arts projects in WNY, engaging with local schools, community programs and arts organizations. In 2014 she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Commitment to Service Learning Award and received an award for Special Recognition for Community Impact. She was a recipient of a 2011 Provost’s Incentive Grant Award for her “Defining Moments Project”, the 2011 Hyatt’s All things Creative Award from Buffalo Society of Artists and second place in 2014 Beyond the Barrel exhibition at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.
Ms. Masters also worked as an adjunct Professor at Catholic University in Washington, DC, Marymount University and Northern VA Community College in Virginia, teaching classes in design, drawing, painting and figure drawing.