Claudia Eckel Buchanan
Claudia Eckel Buchanan is an art educator and artist. In 2017, she earned her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She earned her MEd in 2013 from Gratz College and a BS in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007. From 2009 to present, Claudia has been an art educator at Garnet Valley High School, a National Art Honor Society sponsor and Advanced Placement art instructor. She has won awards for both teaching and art making including the Sun East Federal Credit Union “Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award in 2016 and the O’Neill/Ruben award for outstanding thesis presentation from PAFA in 2017. Presently, she is one of 12 teachers nation-wide working on writing Model Cornerstone Assessments for the National Core Arts Standards. Claudia most recently had a solo exhibition in 2019, What Your Heart is For, The Speer Gallery, Haverford, PA in addition to multiple group exhibitions.