|Date: October 30- November 3|
Victoria Patti (Arvada, CO) combines the old renaissance art of blacksmithing with today’s tools and welding technology, creating the ultimate union in making the steel sculptures that can be found in various Colorado city parks and Denver galleries.
Alice Holleman is an illustrator living outside of Charlotte, NC. Within her work, she strives to communicate her sense of humor and observations of people into an illustrative format.
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.
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.
Mary Springer (Eureka Springs, AR) is both a sculptor and a painter with a BFA from the Memphis College of Art. She has taught and attended many workshops in different artistic disciplines and spiritual philosophies (including five trips to India to study with Satha Sai Baba) and a trip to France to study painting with Robert Baxter and Anne Tomlyn Rothe. In addition, she studied figure painting with Philip Pearlstein at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C.
Lisa Krannichfeld, (Little Rock, AR) has an interesting cultural background of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work. She focuses on women in her paintings creating expressive portraits that refute the traditional portrayal of women.
Marty Coulter (Washington, MO) is an architectural illustrator and artist. Marty attended college at Art Center in Los Angeles and Florissant Valley Community College in St. Louis. His education began as a summer job that became a career in architectural illustration. He has spent the last 8 years painting landscapes outdoors.
Dee (St. Louis MO ) studied graphic design at CalArts in Valencia, California. She utilizes her design background and her love of fiber when creating her abstract encaustic art. In 2016 she exhibited as an emerging artist at the prestigious St. Louis Art Fair.
James (Eureka Springs, AR) has lead several neighborhood groups of 3-5 students in similar workshops. James also guided a 2 day locals workshop in 2016 at ESSA for 5-6 students. James has years of experience in providing training and instruction in business, science and computer software programs during a 45 year career in the military and business community.