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 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.
Shawna St James
Shawna (Fayetteville, AR) is an award winning and nationally selling artist and author from Northwest Arkansas. She has taught art and creativity workshops since 2010. Shawna’s workbook, “Be A Creative Badass: 52 Whole-Life Activities to Boost Your Creativity,” is available on Amazon.
Sonny and Judi Sartwell
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.
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.