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.
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.
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.
Alice (West fork, AR) earned her Bachelors of Science from The University of Minnesota in Applied Design with a minor in Tailoring and Clothing Construction. Involved many in collaborative projects that have been shown around the US including group art quilts done with young artists, to Native American spirit costumes made from hand woven cloth. She has taught to both children and adult for over 20 years, and has served on numerous judging panels and art committees.
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.
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.
Doug Stowe (Eureka Springs, AR) is the author of 10 books and over 75 articles on woodworking publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodwork and American Woodworker. Doug has spent 40 years as a professional woodworker and is one of the founders of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. In 2009, Doug was named an Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
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.
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.