Bob Patrick and Doug Stowe

Wood and Iron

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
of Missouri.

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 Cloud


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 Dewald

Special Media

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. 

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 Judd


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 Murfee

Painting & Drawing

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.

Cheri Bohn

Special Media

Cheri (Elkins, AR) grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, and moved to the Ozark Mountains in 1999. Cheri has been working with stained glass since 1994, and combining glass with tree roots since 2001. Cheri has displayed her work in the Art Expo’s in New York and Las Vegas, the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and in Chicago, Texas, and Arkansas.

Cynthia Schanink

Painting & Drawing

Cynthia (Dardanelle, AR) was educated at Arkansas Tech University, National Park Community College. Cynthia has conducted workshops with national artists on NBC and CBS, and was a guest instructor on international cruise lines. She has been an Arkansas Arts on Tour artist since 2003 and was 2016 Artist in Residence at Hot Springs National Park. She received several awards at the Steelville, MO Plein Air Event.

Dale Custer


Dale (Roland, AR) began blacksmithing 10 years ago with a class at a local university. He has always enjoyed bringing new knowledge to those that are searching for it and mixes fun with information.