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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.
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.
Tim Tyler (Bella Vista, AR) is a contemporary artist who has been inspired by the Old Masters. Tyler’s skills and technical ability to achieve high levels of realism are impressive, yet it is his visual wit, use of satire and clever method of social commentaries that he weaves into his compositions that elevate his works above practicing realist artists. Tyler has a distinctive career and has received honorable recognition for his work in the arts, such as the late Charles Banks Wilson.
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.
Erin Younge,(Asheboro, NC) is a sculptor working with various materials to create pieces that convey the spirituality of sacred sites. She has a BFA in Sculpture from the University of NC at Greensboro with an MFA in Ceramics from East Carolina University. She is currently a resident artist at STARworks clay studio.
Eloa Jane Periera
Eloa Jane (Fayetteville, AR) a Brazilian architect started her paper art production in 2005 when she was overwhelmed by the amount of paper deposited in her mailbox, she decided to incorporate the paper into paintings. Her artwork is recognized and awarded in New York and Virginia.
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.
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.