Tara S. Holl

Ms. Holl has been a professional teaching artist for over 25 years. She has created glass
installations (sculptural, leaded, fused, & cast) mosaics, murals, sculptures, and many mixed
media art works in public spaces. She received an AIA award for excellence (American Institute
for Architects) on two large glass projects created for the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics in Reston, Virginia. Tara opened a National Geographic exhibition at Explorers
Hall at the Washington D.C. with 8 large sculptures depicting the many uses of glass. Tara has
been the curator for a variety of exhibitions at assorted galleries, the Creative Crafts Council,
the National Institutes of Health, Baltimore Space Telescope facility, Olney Theatre Center, the
Sandy Spring Museum, and the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland. She utilizes
glass, ceramic, fiber, wood, cement board, paper, recycled materials, found objects, and
assorted painting mediums. Murals, mosaics, large mobiles, sculptures, and wall mount artwork
are some of the results. Tara has been the visual art integration specialist for the Maryland
Artists/Teachers Institute (now called Maryland Centers for Creative Classrooms MCCC). Tara
has taught over 47 visual arts integrated residencies at public and private schools in Maryland
and classes/workshops in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington,
and overseas in Panama, Egypt, and Italy. Her work has given her the opportunity to teach
students K - 12, adults, and a variety of children and adults with special needs. Ms. Holl has
exhibited her work throughout the United States and overseas. Recently Ms. Holl taught arts
integrated workshops to children and adults (the Kuna Indians) in Armila, Panama while on an
eco-residency. Tara continues her own education through her affiliations with professional
associations, professional development opportunities, and artistic residencies.


Tara S. Holl Art work

Assorted mixed media art

Ideas Blown into the Wind “Ideas Blown into the Wind”

Walking along during the pandemic, I thought about the common dandelion as a metaphor for the feelings and fleetingness of life and ideas