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Les Brandt (Huntsville, Arkansas) has studied with many national turners, Trent Bosch,
Christophe Nancey, Mike Jackofsky and others. He uses the knowledge and inspiration
gained from many classes and symposiums to create his body of work to educate others.
Victoria Patti (Arvada, CO) combines the old renaissance art of blacksmithing with today’s tools and welding technology, creating the ultimate union in making the steel sculptures that can be found in various Colorado city parks and Denver galleries.
Alice Holleman is an illustrator living outside of Charlotte, NC. Within her work, she strives to communicate her sense of humor and observations of people into an illustrative format.
Becky (Millersville, PA) heads up the Fine Art Metals Area at Millersville University in Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Board of Directors. Becky received her MFA from Arizona State University and BA from University of Wisconsin Lacrosse.
Fran Carlin (Eureka Springs, AR) discovered mosaics working under the master, James Hubbell, and later studied in Ravenna, Italy. She became further inspired in 2014 when she attended the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) summit where she was able to further explore mosaic processes with international mosaic masters.
Eleanor (Eureka Springs, AR) has a large studio in Eureka Springs where she weaves and beads. She was chosen for the 2016 Arkansas Living Treasure Award based on the quality of her work and her success in sharing the knowledge of her art by teaching all over the world.
Christie Braswell (Eureka Springs, AR) is an avid outdoors woman and self-taught artists. Her handmade journals can be found in by many local galleries in Eureka Springs along with her found object easels. She loves to teach her students to live fearlessly and create a legacy through their art and written word.
Jody Stephenson (Eureka Springs, AR) is the artist and author of Faltering Towards Perfection: Art, Faith, and Everything in Between. Jody and her husband, Ron Lutz, live and work at Studio 62, their Eureka Springs gallery. Jody’s work is represented by many fine art galleries and is collected all over the country. Her fine art notecards have been featured in Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Jody has a B.A. Degree in Art History and has participated in numerous post-graduate art studies and one-person art shows.