Billy (Jenkins, MO) is a 2nd generation white oak basket maker from the Ozark hills of southwest Missouri. Since 1999, Bill has taught the Ozark traditions of white oak basket making at conventions and workshops all over the country.
Bob Patrick and Doug Stowe
Bob (Everton, AR) is a nationally known blacksmith with professional experience since 1967. He has taught and demonstrated at regional and national conferences all over North America, and established the Big Anvil Forge School of Blacksmithing. Bob is also a founding member of the Blacksmith Association
Doug (Eureka Springs, AR) is the author of 13 books and over 90 articles in 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 Eureka Springs School of the Arts. In 2009, Doug was named an Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
Brandace (Wilsonville, IL) is the Executive Director of The Macoupin Art Collective in Staunton, IL, and an accomplished ceramic artist with a bachelor of art from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
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.
Brynna (Eureka Springs, AR) earned her BFA in Studio Arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She has taught art and art therapy classes in Illinois, Louisiana, Africa, and Arkansas. She lives happily tucked away in the woods with her husband, step-daughter, and beloved pets.
Carol Fountain Nix
Carol Fountain Nix (Raleigh, NC) is an Entrepreneur, Brand Strategist, Professor/Instructor, and Calligrapher/Artist/Designer. Carol’s career has encompassed many different areas of art and design. As a business owner of a brand/interactive firm, NIXdesign, for over 20 years, Carol has worked with a diverse range of clients. She has received many national design awards and has been published in many design magazines and publications.
Cathrin Yoder & Sheri Cunningham
Sheri and Cathrin (Berryville, AR) are co-owners at Arts of Mud clay studio. Sheri has a BA degree in Pottery and Ceramics with experience as a studio artist and teacher. Cathrin has a MA degree in Humanities with an emphasis in Art and Technology. She has extensive teaching experience and is currently a studio artist. Both have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US.
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.
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.