Ken Bova (Greenville, NC) is Associate Professor of art at East Carolina University. His work focuses on the application of color in personal adornment. He has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, Tacoma, Philadelphia and Georgia Art Museums and has presented workshops nationwide in places such as Haystack, Penland, Arrowmont, Idyllwild and Peter’s Valley.
Bob Patrick is a nationally known blacksmith with professional experience since 1967. He has taught and demonstrated at regional and national conferences all over North America.
Carrie (Bella Vista AR) is a certified Creatively Fit Coach who is passionate about two things, her kids and her art. Her sterling silver jewelry has won local awards and can be purchased at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Eloa Jane Periera
Eloa Jane (Fayetteville, AR) a Brazilian architect started her paper art production in 2005 when she was overwhelmed by the amount of paper deposited in her mailbox, she decided to incorporate the paper into paintings. Her artwork is recognized and awarded in New York and Virginia.
John Bozeman, from (Mena, AR) has been a fabricator of gold and silver since 1974 and a stone cutter since 1981. He is also a luthier specializing in mountain dulcimers and works in astrophotography.
Alice (West fork, AR) earned her Bachelors of Science from The University of Minnesota in Applied Design with a minor in Tailoring and Clothing Construction. Involved many in collaborative projects that have been shown around the US including group art quilts done with young artists, to Native American spirit costumes made from hand woven cloth. She has taught to both children and adult for over 20 years, and has served on numerous judging panels and art committees.
Lyla Allison (Eureka Springs, AR) is a jewelry instructor who helps each student fine tune their own individual designs. Lyla teaches her students the technical skills necessary to bring their jewelry ideas to life.