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Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth (Greenville, North Carolina) is the proprietor of Somnambulist Tango Press where she makes artists books, broadsides, fine art, curates exhibitions and is an assistant professor at East Carolina University.
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.
Bert (Bentonville, AR) started his interest in blacksmithing while attending the grand opening of ESSA’s blacksmithing studio in 2014. He now has his own forging shop, The Smithin’ Jones Backyard Blacksmith Company, and is an active member of The Blacksmithing Organization of Arkansas. Bert joined ESSA‘s Board of Directors in 2016. He also owns Gaskin’s Cabin Steakhouse in the Eureka Springs area.
Leandra Spangler (from Columbia, MO) began making paper in 1986 and has explored ways of using paper as a medium in her creative artistic expressions. Leandra became a full time studio artist in 2000, after twenty-five years of teaching art in the public schools.
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.
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.