Sonny and Judi Sartwell (Springdale, AR) operate Arkansas Art Metals. Sonny has experience designing and making art gates and commissioned pieces; his background is in commercial art and jewelry making. Judi has a BFA from Kent State University with an emphasis in metal art and jewelry. They studied sculpture and bronze casting at Elizabeth Regional Museum in Austin, TX, and Blacksmithing from Austin Community College.
Sonny and Judi Sartwell
Spencer (Mt. Vernon, IL) a plein air and studio painter now well into his fifth decade of painting, and is fluent in watercolor, oils and acrylics. He has 20+ years of experience teaching workshops, specializing in strong design and understanding values as a solid foundation for a successful painting. Spencer teaches a variety of painting approaches, broadening each students view of creating art. Spencer has won multiple awards in juried competitions across the country and has been featured multiple times in Plein Air Magazine and other publications.
Steve Palmer is a juried member of the Best of Missouri Hands Artisan Association & currently designs and builds custom furniture.
Suzanne (Eureka Springs, AR) builds upon her experiences of working and living around the globe to inspire glass and metal art pieces representing the diverse colors, textures, and patterns from different cultures. She turns the often chaotic physical environment of far-flung places into geometric representations through her art.
Tim (Greenville, NC) is a Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Tim shows his jewelry, silversmithing and furniture in both national and international exhibits.
Tom (Rogers, AR) has been doing found object metal art for the last 15 years. He also works as a lighting and electrical designer, brews beer and makes home-made root beer, writes music and plays several types of musical instruments.
Tonya (Ocean Grove, NJ) is a painter focused on methods that stifle impulse, embrace boredom, and forces self-awareness. Lee has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and has an extensive background in higher and adult education at Penland School of Crafts and other institutions. A native of Florida, she was raised on the salt of the Atlantic foam by a shark’s tooth hunter and a mythmaker.
Vic (Hot Springs Village, AR) has 25 years of experience teaching adults both in the corporate world and in studio settings. He was an artist in residence at Krueger Pottery in St. Louis for 10 years. Vic is currently retired and spends his time creating in steel and wood. His work in on sale at galleries in Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, AR.
Vic (Branson, MO) is a professional artist for over 35 years; she founded Gateway Pastel Artists in MO., is a signature member of AR Pastel Society, a juried member of PSA, and Best of Missouri Hands. Her work receives awards and has been in magazines, museums, and galleries. She attends the International Association of Pastel Artists conventions and will bring that info to you.