|Date: October 30- November 3|
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.
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.
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.
Kate Koprowski (Lexington KY) is a self-taught fiber artist with a background in education. She has taught felting workshops locally in Kentucky and is a member in good standing of the Berea Arts Guild of KY. Her work has been featured many times on-line by sites like Bored Panda, ThinkGeek, Geekology, Fashionably Geek and others.
Spencer Meagher (Mt. Vernon, IL) is a plein air and studio painter whose subjects focus on our contemporary world. Spencer has won awards in many regional and national shows and he was a recently featured artist in Plein Air Magazine.
Danielle (Raleigh, NC) is a metalsmith, neon artist, educator, designer and storyteller. She started her passion for jewelry making at Millersville University and received her BFA in jewelry design in 2010. In addition, she is a recent graduate of the MFA metals design program at East Carolina University.
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.
Brandace Cloud (Wilsonville, IL) earned her BA at Webster University. She works as a ceramics instructor at the Edwardsville Arts Center. Brandace focuses on functional pottery, lives in rural Illinois and recently finished building a wood-fire kiln at her home studio.