Nyle Gordon

Painting & Drawing

Nyle (Ethel, MO) has garnered national and international awards for many of his compelling figurative and landscape paintings. He has also gained a reputation for his encouraging and effective teaching style. Nyle’s workshops are in demand and fill quickly.

Patrick Thompson


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).  

Preston Carson


Preston (Eureka Springs, AR) has many years of experience in all types of welding, having set up and run his own welding business, as well as a welding shop in Kansas City area for a large manufacturing facility.

Randy Wright


Randy (Eureka Springs, AR) started woodturning as a hobby 40 years ago and has been very actively turning for the past 11 years. His turnings include all forms of the craft and he is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and the Stateline Woodturners Association (Rogers, AR).

Richard Stephens

Painting & Drawing

Richard (Hot Springs, AR) graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art. During the past 17 years he has been teaching watercolor workshops around the country. Stephens has been awarded the 2018 Arkansas Governors Arts Award for an Individual Artist.

Robert Dancik

Small Metals

Robert (Seymour, CT) is an artist/educator/author and developer of materials for artists. His work can be seen in numerous books, publications, museum and private collections around the world. Robert has taught for over 30 years working with students from kindergarten to graduate school as well as teaching workshops across the US and abroad.

Sally Ball

Special Media

Sally (Bella Vista, AR) teaches felting classes in both Arkansas and Texas. She is a local fiber artist who uses a combination of spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing and embroidery in the creation of her works of felted art.

Sally Heston

2 D

Sally (Broadview Heights, OH) is a retired secondary and college art instructor. She currently teaches painting and drawing at a regional art center in Ohio. She is a signature member of numerous art organizations including the Ohio Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and the Whiskey Painters of America, among others, and has had several solo exhibitions and won many awards for her paintings.

Sarah Doremus

Small Metals

Sarah Doremus lives in Deer Isle, Maine in a house up a mile-long dirt driveway that her wife, Linda and she bought because it fulfilled her most important housing requirement: It is private enough to hang laundry naked. She was trained as a sculptor but after college in a metalsmithing studio and her work has since been jewelry sized. Sarah produces work for galleries and private clients and teaches workshops around the country (including Penland, Peter’s Valley, Arrowmont, and more). Her work is held in private and public collections, has been included on blogs and in publications, and has been part of numerous shows. The bulk of her time is devoted to teaching art at two rural Maine elementary schools, where her work often takes the form of collaboration with 8 year olds.