Brenda (Durant, OK) is an accomplished pine needle and gourd artist. She creates beautiful art from gourds, pine needles, and other bits of nature. Brenda is the recipient of numerous state and national gourd art awards and exhibits nationally.
Charles (Brasstown, NC) has taught woodworking at the John C. Campbell folk school since 2008, and teaches workshops nationwide on timber framing as well as woodworking. He started woodworking on his grandparents’ back porch and it has been his passion ever since.
Ed (Melbourne, AR) has been exploring the wilds of Arkansas most of his life, and almost always with a camera in hand. After 34 years as a music educator, he retired to the Ozark hills with more time to concentrate on his photography. Ed is currently President of the Arkansas Craft Guild, Instructor for the Arkansas Craft School, and has been an artist on the Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour for 15 years.
Patrick (Norfork, AR) has owned and operated Heritage Springs Forge in Mountain View, AR since 2005. During that time he has been a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild, the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, Blacksmiths of Arkansas (BOA) and on the founding board of the Arkansas Craft School. Most recently, Patrick was the Resident Blacksmith at the Ozark Folk Center State Park (Retired in 2017).
Chelsie (Nixa, MO) is a graphite artist who received her BA in Art Education from Lubbock Christian University. For the past 15 years, she has been creating, teaching, and promoting the arts. Chelsie’s work focuses on relationships, removing the noise, and finding the timeless beauty of a moment.
William (Tulsa, OK) is a metalsmith creating pewter sculptural works as well as silver jewelry. He states, “To work in pewter is to rediscover and reshape traditional techniques for use in making artistic statements which are contemporary and alive.” William has taught at Tulsa Community College for 45 years and at Ghost Ranch (NM) for over 30 years.