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Humanities educator , Art and design educator

Anne Boyer Cotten, American art and design educator, humanities educator. Grantee National Endowment for the Humanities, Cornell University, 1984-1986, John Nolen Fund, Cornell University, 1993-1994, New York State Council on the Arts, 1993, 96.


Cotten, Anne Boyer was born on December 3, 1940 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Daughter of John Jacob and Rachel Gracey (Marden) Boyer.


Bachelor of Science, Drexel University, 1962. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1987.


Interior design consultant and sales, Benjamin T. Moyer, Furniture, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 1961-1962;art teacher junior H.S., Vestal (New York) Control School, 1962-1963;head interior design department, buyer, The Fair Store, Binghamton, New York, 1963-1966;independent design consultant, Vestal & Binghamton, 1966-1971, 83-;interior designer, owner, principal, Boyer Cotten Interiors, Binghamton, 1972-1982;adjunct associate professor art and design, Broome Community College, Binghamton, 1978-1986;coordinator, associate professor art and design, Broome Community College, Binghamton, since 1987. Director music Unitarian Church, Binghamton, 1969-1973, Johnson City (New York) Presbyterian, 1975-1978, First Presbyterian Church Binghamton, 1986-1991. Artistic director, founder The Madrigal Choir Binghamton, since 1978.

Past president Fine ArtsSoc., Roberson Center for Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, 1975-1980. Facultyadvisor Fine Art and Design Club, Broome Community College, Binghamton, 1978-1981, 94-96. Board member, past president Preservation Association Southern Tier, Binghamton, 1980-1987.

Consultant to building contractors Ron Heebner Registered Contractor, Johnson City, since 1994. Presenter, architectural historian in field.


  • Other Work

    • Art work exhibited faculty exhibition Hamilton House, 1996. Director, editor (choral audio tapes) Madrigal Choir of Binghamton. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member, chair enrichment program for schools Junior League Binghamton, 1968-1978. Board member Broome Community College Council on the Arts, 1982-1995, chair, 1992-1994. Co-historian, director heritage room First Presbyterian Binghamton, 1990-1993.

Representative arts in education Broome County Arts Council Consortium, Binghamton, 1993-1994. Judge for fine craft Binghamton July Fest, 1994, 96. Member National Education Association, American Institute of Architects, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild Organists (board member 1998-2001), New York State Art Teachers Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, drawing, Mezzo soprano soloist, travel, films.


Married Kenneth Irving Martin, March 24, 1962 (divorced May 1970). Married Robert Randolf Cotten, II, May 1, 1971. Children: Kim Martin-Cotten, John G., Matthew E.

John Jacob Boyer

Rachel Gracey (Marden) Boyer

Kenneth Irving Martin

Robert Randolf Cotten

Kim Martin-Cotten

John G. Cotten

Matthew E. Cotten