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Doug Stowe (Eureka Springs, AR) is the author of 10 books and over 75 articles on woodworking publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodwork and American Woodworker. Doug has spent 40 years as a professional woodworker and is one of the founders of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. In 2009, Doug was named an Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
Sam (Berryville, AR) is a lifelong woodworker and retired educator. Originally trained as a cabinetmaker, he takes a hybrid approach to custom furniture design and lamp work in his workshop near Eureka Springs.
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.
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.
Julie Hop (Rogers, AR) earned her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Columbia College, Chicago. She has been a muralist and has participated in exhibits in Chicago, New Orleans and Eureka Springs. Julie has designed and implemented art classes for children, teens and adults and has experience as a public school teacher. She is currently Program Coordinator at ESSA.
Alison Pack (Radford, VA) is an associate professor at Radford Universty. She received a 2016 Niche award in the Holloware/Cast Category. Her work has been featured in the books, Humor in Craft, Art Jewelry Today 3, Art Jewelry Today 2, and About Art.
Barbara Kennedy (Eureka Springs, Arkansas) is self-taught artist and comes from an artistic family. Early on Barbara learned to experiment with color, materials and new ideas. She prefers painting in oils because of their rich colors and ease of blending, but she also uses acrylic paints and colored pencils in her work.
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.
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.