Grace Hilliard Koshinsky
Grace is a metalsmith and sculptor who primarily works in steel. She earned her Masters of Fine Art (MFA) with a concentration in metalsmithing from UMASS Dartmouth. Grace’s work explores the intersection between the fields of art and child welfare.
Dan (Eureka Springs, AR) is a multi-talented artist with a background ranging from watercolor, charcoal, paper mache to metal sculpture. He is a Little Rock, Arkansas native and has attended six different art colleges over his career, including the San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Dan has his BFA in Metal Arts from Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. His vision enables him to create both whimsical and realistic pieces. Dan is currently the “Artist in Residence” at ESSA.
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.
Cathrin Yoder & Sheri Cunningham
Cathrin & Sheri (Eureka Springs, AR) are co-owners and collaborators of Arts of Mud professional clay studio. Sheri has a B.A in Pottery and Ceramics with experience as a studio artist and teacher. Cathrin has a M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Art and Technology. She has taught at the college level, conducted teacher workshops and is currently a studio artist in Eureka Springs. Both have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States. Together they have over 50 years of combined experience teaching art.
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.
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.
Audrey Peck (Tulsa, OK) earned her MFA from East Carolina University in 2014 and her BFA from Oklahoma State University in 2004. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions including the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Maria V. Howard Arts Center and the Greenville Museum of Art.