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 (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 (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.
Dan (Republic, MO) has been blessed to learn turning from some of the very best turners in the world of this and past generations, and is anxious to pass on to the new generations of craftsmen and women the skills that he has learned.
Dana (Senatobia, MS) holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in studio art from Memphis College of Art. She spent her early years roaming the creek banks and meadows of north central Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, finding clarity of spirit outdoors. Her work is a visual response to her time spent outdoors.
Darla (Holiday Island, AR) is an artist and luthier who began her interest by customizing existing guitars as a hobby, eventually gaining professional training while attending Galloup School of Lutheri. Building cigar box guitars was a way to continue practicing fret work that soon turned into a passion that she now focuses all of her art towards.
Dawn (Holiday Island, AR) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work combines photography, printmaking, painting, encaustic, sculpture and found objects. She received her Ph.D. in Arts Education and a MA in Printmaking from New York University and has been a university art professor for the past 20 years teaching art history, design and studio courses. Dawn has been the recipient of several grants for advanced study including a recent workshop on Digital Printmaking in Santa Fe, NM.
Deborah (Eureka Springs, AR) works in oils, acrylics, and jewelry making. She was trained in the old master’s style of painting by Valery Bassett in Northampton. MA. She received additional training at the Anderson Mandette studios in Jerome, AZ. The school’s founder, Robin Anderson, won the Florence Biennale in 2003.
Dee (St. Louis, MO) is an abstract artist working in encaustic, cold wax and oil, and fiber. She studied graphic design at California Institute of the Arts, and has been teaching encaustic and fiber workshops since 2015.