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.
Alice Farris (Springfield, MO) recently received Best of Show awards at the 16th Annual Open Exhibition of the St. Louis Watercolor Society, the 4th Annual Missouri Valley Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition and the Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield Open Portrait Exhibition.
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.
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.
Anne (Pawlet, VT ) has been an independent studio artist for 15 years and has work included in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications. Most recent: Art Jewelry Today 4 and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s How to Enamel Jewelry, and acquisitions by the Enamel Arts Foundation.
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.During the past few years Stephens has enjoyed success by winning awards in numerous watercolor shows and competitions around the country.
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.
Gasali Adeyemo is from a small village in Nigeria. His mother taught him the traditional Yoruba technique of adire eleko and how to prepare an indigo pot. He studied at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture and mastered the traditional techniques of adire eleko, batik and tie-dye. Gasali now travels worldwide, sharing the arts and culture of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Gasali currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.