is happily into her third career---as a hand weaver! After working as a clinical psychologist and an ordained minister for 35 years, Anne immersed herself in fiber arts after stumbling upon weaving at a retreat center, Holden Village, eight years ago. Today her days are filled with weaving, cycling, teaching, and traveling with her weaving-tolerant husband. She is the owner of Tissé Designs and specializes in fine wearable handwovens and home goods. Tissé means weaving in French!
is an Austin-based graphic designer and artist. She has more than seven years of experience managing multiple Etsy shops and Ebay stores with more than 10,000 sales combined. Her newest Etsy.com shop is AprilRainStore which has had more than 1,000 sales. She holds a BS in Mass Communications from SUNY Oneonta, New York.
is an artist concerned with the contrast between nature and the man made environment. Her ceramic sculptures playfully exploit real and imagined landscapes in a three dimensional form. Annie has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Arizona and an MFA in Ceramics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has completed additional study with Lisa Orr in Austin, Texas, the Instituto de Bellas Artes in Faenza, Italy and at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. Her work has been featured in local and national shows and competitions. She is a member of the Nasher Sculpture Center Education Board and the St. Mathew’s Cathedral Arts Guild. She teaches art at the secondary and college levels in the Dallas area where she resides.
is an accomplished figurative sculptor who works in stone, clay and bronze. Although known for sculpting realistic figures, Art has recently devoted his attention to carving abstract pieces. In 2009 he won a national award from Sculptural Pursuit Magazine. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and can be found in both public and private collections. He has studied at the Marble Institute of Colorado and the Scottsale Artist School, and has served as a featured instructor at 2sculpt workshops in Lawrence, KS since 2008. www.artsculpts.com
received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas and subsequently accepted a job with American Airlines creating Magazine designs for their publication department. There she meet the marketing director for Coke-a-Cola who asked her to crate some unusual mosaic with Coke products. This was the beginning of the rest of Barbara’s art life. In 2007 her quest and hunger for knowledge in mosaic she traveled taking classes from the top artist across the nation as well as CAC.
In 2011 Barbara and husband David decided to sell their home and furnishing and bought eight acres in Rockwall, TX. They affectionately call the place, Mosaic Habitat. Barbara believes a home should reflect the environment it is located on as well asnd the life style of its inhabitants. Mosaic Habitat is a welcoming environment where you can experience art. www.barbaradybala.com
is an accomplished painter, printmaker and illustrator, born and raised in Corpus Christi. His work is often reflective of his heritage, upbringing and current surroundings. Benjamin paints primarily in watercolor, using singular imagery to illustrate defining moments in his life. In printmaking Benjamin works in large scale woodcuts and is the owner/operator of Casa Press. He has been educating artists for several years and has a passion for helping to cultivate community and collaboration among artists. His work has been displayed throughout Texas and he has curated several exhibitions over the years. He is currently working on new bodies of work for two separate solo shows in the fall of 2018. www.benmunozart.com
Carlyn Ray is a creative businesswoman and community leader who strives to share her love, passion and creative fire with glass, making custom glass installations for site-specific spaces including illuminated chandeliers and wall pieces. Carlyn shares her love of the process through her community studio Dallas Glass Art where people can take classes and experience making their own pieces. Her passion project, Art Reaching Out (ARO), is the non-profit she founded to excite creative learning by incorporating hands-on STEAM lessons through making a glass piece, usually a site-specific installation. ARO is aimed towards working with underprivileged students and especially young women. She has worked under various master glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, alongside the education absorbed while with The Corning Museum of Glass. These priceless experiences, passion and grit have enabled Carlyn to build a studio which creates large-scale art, shares experiences with the community and offers learning opportunities to our youth.
continues her interest in the world of cultural symbology. She appropriates known symbols and deconstructs and simplifies the form to offer her own visual statement through color, pattern, repetition and texture. The series, titled -- Under and Over, examines the layering of symbols. This work concentrates on the layering of pattern, color and texture, often resulting in hidden stratas of meaning. In her latest series “Lost in Translations” the symbols that were once used for specific communication within their cultures of origin have evolved into artifice…recognized only as decorative motifs and patterns. As the mark becomes more relevant, the meaning of the symbol continues to descend. She received a BFA in Graphic Communication and Fine Art from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Washington, D.C. and Texas. She and her husband own Cohn Drennan Contemporary, an art gallery in Exposition Park. The gallery represents artists working in both traditional and emergent media, and participates in educational programs and projects to make art accessible to new audiences and private individuals building collections. www.sites.google.com/site/drennancathy
is a self-taught leather artist who inherited his love of design from his mother and has spent his life creating items in his unique style. After discovering leather working several years ago, he has eagerly pursued the art to product beautiful bags, accessories and pet products. www.bear-bags.com
is a retired art professor and an active painter and mixed media artist. He has taught at universities in Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. He has exhibited throughout Texas and curated several shows both nationally and internationally. As a studio artist, Chuck considers art as “his mind at play” and often uses allegorical symbols in his work. He holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University as well as both a BA and MA in Studio Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas.
teaches metal sculpture at CAC. He has been involved in the promotion of public art in multiple municipalities and educational institutions. He is represented in both public and private collections and has exhibited at the Little Rock Museum of Art and obtained his MFA from Southern Methodist University.
started his art career as an illustrator, producing product, editorial, and book cover illustrations. He then moved into the world of fine art and portraiture. Dave paints in a Romantic Realism style using a traditional approach. He has been teaching for over 16 years and studied art at Indiana University. Dave has received awards from Dallas Society of illustrators, New York Society of illustrators, Artist Magazine. Over the years he has volunteered with many nonprofit organizations and is just a swell guy. www.davekramer-art.com
became interested in art in childhood and painted oils in high school. She took a stained glass class in 1978 while working as an RN. Although she continued her nursing career, her free time was spent making stained glass gifts and later, architectural windows for custom homes and churches. An interest in glass beadmaking and jewelry was sparked by a glass beadmaking workshop with Alison Sheafor and later studied glassblowing at UTA. The diverse properties of glass itself give her an enormous palette. When hot, glass can be blown, manipulated with tools, poured into molds, pulled into canes, even strings. When cold, it can be cut, carved, sandblasted, engraved, polished and painted. Although not presently blowing glass, she continues to work in fused, flame worked and cast glass.
is an artist and an active advocate for art education both privately and collegiately. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country in galleries, fairs, and contemporary art centers such as Susan Eley Fine Art in New York, Aqua Art Fair in Miami, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University then continued her studies as a fellow of the Meadows School of Art at Southern Methodist University where she was awarded her MFA in 2014. As a lifelong painter, she has a consistent studio practice and loves to share in the excitement of those discovering their own. www.emilylacour.com
has been a writer, editor, teacher and mentor for over two decades teaching students of all ages and levels of experience in high schools, private workshop, at Rice University and the Jung Center of Houston. She joined the CAC faculty in the winter of 2015. Eden has published work in the Crab Orchard Review, the Chautauqua Literary Journal, the Mid-American Review, the Sycamore Review, Quarter After Eight, the Mississippi Review and the online magazine Role/ReBoot. She holds an MFA from the Writing Seminars of Bennington College, a post-graduate diploma from Trinity College in Dublin, and a BA from the University of Chicago. She also plays the oboe holds a BM in Music Education.
has been working as an abstract painter and contemporary artist in Dallas and Santa Fe for the last fifteen years. Her paintings were recently featured in the Huffington Post. She is a lifelong painter who began experimenting with color at an early age sparked by her parents taking her to Greenwich Village to purchase a real artist's box, with oil paints and brushes. Esther allows her energy to flow freely onto the canvas in the form of paint. She is inspired by the rhythm of upbeat music, from musicians such as Buddy Holly, Al Green, Elton John and Aretha Franklin. Her paintings are guided by a compelling sense of color and a strong instinct for pattern and texture which can be seen in her collages. Harnessing her imagination without restraint demands she pays attention, stays in the moment and enter into a new relationship. Each painting becomes an absorbing mystery, with unique possibilities, expectations, frustrations and surprises. She is committed to teaching others that they, too, can feel their own mysterious power within. www.estherritz.com
has been a professional clay artist for nearly 30 years. She also works with bronze and is an internationally known illustrator of children’s literature. In 2003, Glo was sponsored by CIVITAS as a visiting artist to the Ukraine. Her work is sold through numerous galleries across the U.S. She holds a BA from Abilene Christian College. www.glocoalson.com
is a Dallas based Mixed Media Abstract artist. He has worked professionally for 10 plus years and has produced a number of original and commissioned large scale artworks. He has worked with interior designers, private clients, and corporate collections. Through work and volunteer experience, Jason has an extensive knowledge of museums, galleries, art supply retail, and web design. His artwork is primarily abstract with some hints of figurative influence. He developed his technique and visual style while studying for his BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. www.jason-stallings.com
is a classically trained artist. Over the last 8 years JC has worked on video game and animation projects as a concept and story board artist while also being a local art instructor at three different elementaries. 10 Years ago, JC started working as a professional caricature artist and since then has drawn caricatures for: NBC, Match.com, Mary K, Six Flags, McDonalds, Beaumont Ranch, Main Event, and the Texas State Fair. JC has also been a featured artist in many ArtLoveMagic shows including the select annual "Underground" Art Show as well as the Artist v.s. Architects annual show. JC has also worked as a producer in the animation and film industry with his latest project being the award winning Niko and the Sword of Light. Last year JC was one of the select artists that was chosen to draw at Stan Lee’s 94th birthday party to celebrate the legendary writer. Currently JC is getting ready to publish his own anatomy book called “Creation of Man”.
is a textile artist and a recent graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Visual Arts. She primarily works with dyes, pigments, and thread to transform fabrics into pieces of art through shibori techniques, screen printing, and embroidery. Born in Baton Rouge and raised in North Dallas, she has found a way to translate her love of nature and organic forms into her artwork and has come back to Dallas to share the joy of creating and knowledge of fiber arts with others.
is a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach and works as a consultant with groups, businesses and individuals through one-on-one coaching, classes, workshops and retreats. She is the founder of Creative Oasis Coaching and is a performing singer-song writer. Jill is passionate about helping people make the time and space in their busy lives to enjoy creative fulfillment. www.creativeoasiscoaching.com
is a visual artist and university professor of art and design concerned with the exploration of identity and the individual through the examination of boundaries and relationships, materials and process, and anatomy vs the figure. She brings to life visual narrations that create a bridge between reality and the unseen reality. Her mediums of choice are Drawing (graphite, colored pencil and ink), Painting (acrylic and watercolor), Sculpture (mixed media, installation and casting) and Digital Art/Image Manipulation. Jodi obtained her MFA in Expanded Media & Fine Art from the University of Kansas, School of Visual Arts, and has a BFA from Texas Tech University in Sculpture and Design Communication. www.liesandprophecies.com
is a California-born artist with a flare for the eccentric. Owens’ mixed media works combine unexpected elements like string, wax, orange peels, old photographs, mud, and other found objects to make art that reflects a significant moment in time. The story behind each piece is the very soul of her art. The artist gathers information from willing participants about their lives to create works that are metaphors of people’s personal journeys, struggles, and most precious memories. Joy Owens holds a bachelor degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas at Tyler and has exhibited in various shows in the region of Texas, online, and abroad. In recent years, Owens has been awarded “Best in Show” and “Second Place” awards for mixed media pieces submitted to the Contemporary Art Gallery Online.
was driven to create from an early age. She started her love affair with art as a painter, worked as a graphic designer, then fell in love with glass. Her work reflects her painterly beginnings. She approaches her work with the same concerns - depth of field, shadow and light, balance and overall harmony of design. Her mosaic work embraces whimsy and playfulness as well as the spiritual side of nature. www.artquirks.net
is a graduate of the University of Dallas and a 1987 Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholar to Italy. Working in diverse mosaic media she has completed many residential, commercial and public art projects in Texas, New Mexico, Virginia, Minnesota, Mexico and Spain. In 2013, she completed an 8 x 8-foot mosaic, designed by Professor Emeritus Lyle Novinski, of the Transfiguration of Christ for the Chapel of the Transfiguration at the University of Dallas Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome. While she is well known for her many architectural mosaic installations in places such as the University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geological Sciences and at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, her true passion for mosaics is most evident in her fine art sculptures. Exhibiting for the past 11 years in the Society of American Mosaic Artists Mosaic Arts International juried exhibition, her mosaics have also been included in juried shows throughout the US and in Italy, including the international “Opere del Mondo” juried exhibition as part of the 2011 Ravenna Mosaico Biennial festival. She has won Best 3-D Mosaic in 2011 for “La Corrente,” a sculptural dress mosaic; “Juror’s Choice” for “Night Shirt” in the 2009 and “Members’ Choice” for “L’Ambasciatrice” in the 2007 Mosaic Arts International. In September 2009, her “Night Shirt” was awarded the international Grand Prize from Orsoni Smalti Veneziani, the Italian glass company. www.juliericheymosaics.com
is a Dallas painter and graphic designer known for her Pink Alien series and other whimsical work. Originally from Richmond, VA, she has had a number of one-person shows including Gallery@1300, Cedar Arts Gallery, 2520 Fairmont and The Boyd Gallery and was selected for the D Magazine Art Slam at F.I.G. Her work is in both public and private collections. For four years, Katherine worked with an outreach art program between Lakewood Elementary and Vickery Towers. Currently, Katherine works with Big Thought in their after school program teaching art, and at Methodist Cancer Center as their Artist-in-Resident. She obtained a BA in Graphic Design from East Texas State University.
is a mosaic artist who delights in the breaking of things so she may reassemble them into something newly visioned. Her practice is grounded in classical mosaic techniques dating back over 2000 years. She has studied worldwide with modern masters of this fine craft and brings to her practice a uniform sensibility and order used, to good effect, for the purpose of establishing beauty and harmony. In all of Doran’s makings there is an element of surprise waiting to be discovered. Doran’s interest, enthusiasm and passion for her art form is contagious, making her a popular lecturer, teacher and workshop facilitator. www.DoranStudioMosaics.com
has been a watercolor painter for thirty years and has exhibited and taught classes to adults throughout the southwest. She earned a MFA at Vermont College of Norwich University and was a college art professor for 10 years. Her paintings are representational and typically depict psychological realities. As a teacher, Kay strives to help budding artists access their unique vision and find their own voices. www.artspeaks-kaybyfield.com
became a professional photographer in September of 1993 and hasn’t looked back since. It was something that she took to immediately and enthusiastically. She has continued to push forward with her career always eager to meet new people and gain new clients. She is passionate about her work, her images, and her environment. As Kris puts it, “Photography is very freeing. The world is a beautiful place and you just have to be open to seeing it.” www.krishundt.com
has spent 25 years as a professional ceramic artist and instructor and has recently completed her MA & MFA in ceramics from the University of Dallas under Professor Dan Hammett. Her MFA concluded with a very successful thesis exhibition at the JM Gallery in downtown Dallas. Previous to this endeavor Linda’s career path included many private and corporate commissions, wholesale orders, craft fairs, workshops and instructing ceramics at various venues. Linda works in a wide array of construction methods including wheel throwing, hand building and slip casting.
is a professional ceramic artists producing textural hand-built ceramics at her home studio. She is a Dallas native and a visual arts graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She obtained her BFA in Ceramics and Painting from the University of Texas at Austin. www.bothhandsstudio.com
Has taught drawing and painting to adults and children since 1997. Although she has worked with a variety of materials, she prefers the rich color possibilities of oils, acrylics, colored pencils and oil pastels. Merry has exhibited in various juried and solo shows and has work in many private collections. She holds a MFA from Texas Women's University. www.zhibit.org/merryfuhrer
is an Israeli artist who recently moved to Dallas, Texas. Bendersky-Bel received her B.Ed. in art & art education (Cum Laude), from Hamidrasha - Beit Berl College in Israel, and her M.A. in educational counseling (Cum Laude) from Israeli Academic Collage in Israel. She was one of the founders of the Alfred Cultural Institute, one of the pioneering co-op galleries in Israel. For a decade, Bendersky-Bel was engaged in the gallery's management, curatorship and production, and exhibited four solo exhibitions amongst many others group exhibitions. Teaching and Educational projects were always part of her doing. Bendersky-Bel was head of the Ben-Zvi high school art department, held the assistant chair of the education department at the Nachum Guttman Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was also a member of the steering committee which designed the syllabus for a new art department in the Ashdod Museum, Israel.
Nathalie Houghton is a glass and mixed media artist based out of Dallas, TX. She received her BFA in glass with a minor in geology from the University of Texas Arlington, graduating magna cum laude. Her work is process based and explores the repetitive nature of patterns, cycles and systems. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions nationally and internationally, including New Texas Talent, Clay & Glass Biannual in CA, and Young Glass 2017 in Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. www.nathaliehoughton.com
is a Texas native. He received his MA from the University of Dallas with Dan Hamet and his BFA at the University of North Texas with Elmer Taylor . He also has been working and sharing a studio with Randy Brodnax for the last four years. His work focuses on art that works in the way of functional ceramics and uses the clay to record the process in which it goes through. Using wheel thrown and altered forms that provide a surface for the atmospheric fire that he’s so captivated with, to leave their mark. www.cargocollective.com/nathanportnoy
is an abstract artist living in beautiful Pagosa Springs, CO. Formerly a non-profit consultant; she retired in 2011 to pursue her passion for painting. Paula comes from a long line of remarkable female artists. The finest was her Mother who took her first painting class at age 60. That courage inspired Paula to create her workshops: Courage in Creativity and Art Without Limits. Both workshops provide a judgment free space where participants can learn abstract techniques and tap into their creativity – all while playing like kids. Paula Jo exhibits, paints commissions, serves on the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, and travels the country teaching her workshops. Her art hangs in a variety of galleries and private collections. She has recently been featured as “Top Artist to Watch” in Art Blend magazine and in Art Tour International Magazine. www.paulajomiller.com
works with both traditional media and new technology as she explores her interests in layers. Whether these layers are the physical layers of paper on paper in collage or digital layers in Photoshop, she uses them to reflect on the entangled complexity of perception which creates beauty in life and art. Thus, she both physically and virtually manipulates her materials to play upon one another to tell an elaborate story. Rebecca has written tutorials for Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine and her work has been featured in Somerset Gallery Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and many other publications. Holding a BFA from the University of North Texas, Rebecca is currently a digital pet portrait artist and owner of Artpaw.com as well as a Mixed Media Mosaic artist. www.rebeccacollins.com
obtained her MFA from the University of North Texas and has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Dallas Museum of Art. She works in sculpture, printmaking and jewelry. Her works have been exhibited in Dallas and Atlanta galleries as well as public and private collections.www.rebeccaswann.com
began her passion in metal sculpting as a student to relieve the stress of her job as a mortgage broker. Rene’s work can be found in public and private collections from California to Texas. She holds a MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. www.artprotx.com
has both a creative and business side. She is an artist with a passion for pen and ink, watercolor, illustration, writing and poetry. She is also has more than 20 years of experience developing integrated marketing strategies for various businesses and organizations. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Texas Tech.
a Dallas native, grew up with a focus to be a 2D artist, but while pursuing his Studio Art Degree at Hardin-Simmons University, took a ceramics class and knew he was at home in the world of clay. After receiving his Bachelors degree, he moved to Austin, TX to work under Bridget Hauser, as a professional production potter, at Sunset Canyon Pottery. Now in Dallas, he enjoys being a potter and sharing his enthusiasm for clay and the endless possibilities afforded those who pursue it.
is also known by her knit bombing name, K Witta. Also, an accomplished musician, Sally has worked with her knitting group, the Knit Wits, to "bomb" the Lakewood Library, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Klyde Warren Park and most recently Dallas Heritage Village. She has been featured on Good Morning Texas, Fox4News and the Dallas Morning News. In 2014, she had her first solo show at Mary Tomás Studio Gallery. She has a wonderful husband and two great kids who put up with alot of crazy ideas and lint all over the house, but they have great sweaters and socks. When she is not knitting, she sells advertising for the Advocate and tours Europe with her band the Texas Gypsies.known by her yarn bombing name, K Witta, is also an accomplished musician. Sally, working with her yarn groups the Knit Wits and the Dallas Yarn Bombers, has “bombed” the Dallas Theater Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Klyde Warren Park and most recently Downtown Plano’s ArtFest. She has been featured on Good Morning Texas, Fox4News and in the Dallas Morning News. In 2014, she had her first show at Mary Tomás Studio Gallery. She has a wonderful husband and two great kids who put up with a lot of crazy ideas and lint all over the house. When she is not knitting, Sally sells advertising for Advocate Magazines and tours Europe with her band, The Ackermans. www.facebook.com/knitwitta
began her career in interior architecture as a designer with a BS in Architecture from the University of Texas in Austin with a minor in Psychology from the University of Illinois. When assuming a leadership role in a Dallas interior design firm, she drew on her design, writing, and photography skills to support its marketing efforts. In 1998, Sharon opened the boutique agency, CityWork, focusing on producing fresh and high quality design, writing, and visual imagery for a wide array of clients. When not on assignment, Sharon actively pursues her love of fine art photography, concentrating in narrative photomontage and mixed media. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and is in private collections both in the United States and abroad. www.sharoncallaghanshero.com
is a fine art photographer exploring the world through Cell Phone Photography, Digital Collages, Polaroid Transfers, Artist Books and Book Art Installations. Her artwork, Project Designs and articles have been widely published in books and national magazines. She teaches workshops nationally and holds a MFA from the University of Texas at Dallas. www.sheilacunningham.blogspot.com
is an internationally known mosaic artist. She is the author of Mosaic Techniques & Traditions, from Sterling Publishing, and is currently working on a book on advanced mosaics. She is a past president of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and a director of the Associazione Interniazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei. She has been featured HGTV’s “Modern Masters”, HDTV’s “The Art of Living” and most recently in Modern Luxe. She obtained a BFA from the California College of the Arts and a MBA from Southern Methodist University. www.mosaicworks.com
is an artist who loves many disciplines of art. She studied art at both the Art Students League and the Parsons School of Design. Having devoted many years to figure drawing and clay sculpture, she feels a close connection with the importance of self discovery in art making. Her first professional job in art was as a tapestry weaver with Scheur Tapestry Studio in Manhattan. There she made corporate tapestries for IBM, RJR Nabisco, Lakewood Wineries as well as private collectors. In addition to teaching drawing and clay with the different schools in the area, she has worked with children and seniors on large scale mural installations. Susan shows her figurative clay sculpture at Goldesberry Gallery in Houston and participates in different shows in the area.
has worked in jewelry for more than 20 years and currently works from her home studio. She works in sterling silver and 14k gold designing earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. She also teaches beading classes on a regular basis. Susan holds a BFA from Stephen F. Austin University and a M.Ed. from Southern Methodist University. www.tinkleroriginals.com
has loved all things fiber since she was very young. In addition to dyeing fabrics for many years, her work has taken her into the world of nuno felting, which is also known as laminated felting and is the process of agitating wool and other lightweight fabrics together to form one highly textural fabric. www.suzannemorgan.com
is a jeweler and metalsmith based in Dallas, Texas. She is also the co-owner and founder of Raise Gallery and Studio. Originally from Israel, Navama received her BA in Fashion and Jewelry from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and earned her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the University of North Texas (UNT). Her one-of-a-kind jewelry and luxury leather goods manipulate, reproduce, and highlight natural materials through traditional and technologically driven processes. Navama’s work has been exhibited in New York, Frankfort, Stockholm, Lisbon, and Jerusalem, including Munich Jewelry Week 2017,“Craft Texas 2016” juried show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas; “Strong Voices” at Dedee Shatuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts; and “Materials: Hard & Soft” at the Patterson-Appleton Center in Denton, Texas. She was a featured artist at Ornament Magazine. Navama’s designs were also featured in the book Cast by Renee Zettle-Sterling and Jen Townsend, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, and the Israeli television show “A New Day.” Navama co-curated the exhibitions “Identifying Marks" at the Tova Osman Gallery in Tel Aviv and “Cold Connections” in Denton, serves as a designer for Ponder Boot Company in Fort Worth, and has taught metalsmithing and 3D design at the university level. www.tamarnavama.com
is a watercolorist with a background in journalism & architectural watercolor. Her commissions include house portraits, historical landmarks, baby announcements, anniversary & wedding gifts, cityscapes and much more.. Her current focus is on continuing the life-long process of learning; with watercolor, and also Young Artists In Studio, a mentorship program she has created to connect art students with professional local artists. Additionally, she spends hours and hours trying to teach her puppy Sienna to sit. www.taumawigginsart.com
has over 20 years of printmaking and paper arts experience. In addition to having a BFA in Printmaking from the Swain School of Design, Terri has created workshops and lectures for local colleges and high schools. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, most recently at the Texas Women’s Museum. She owns Paper Arts, a local store featuring the largest selection in the country of fine arts papers from around the world. www.paperartsdallas.wix.com
is a unique facility where instructors Bonny Leibowitz and Deanna Wood teach the art of painting with wax on site at the studio in Richardson. www.theencausticcenter.com
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is a recent recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Award to work on a collaborative multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. Holding a BA of Arts and Performance at the University of Texas at Dallas, Vet is a native Texas artist who incorporates recycling awareness and arts education within her projects and residencies. In addition to CAC, her affiliations include the Texas Commission on the Arts, North East Texas Library Systems, City of Dallas Neighborhood Touring Program, Dallas Independent School District, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Irving Art Center, Junior Players, Young Audiences/Big Thought, Youth Services Council, Good Shepard Episcopal School, Booker T. Washington School of Visual and Performing Arts and numerous other local arts organizations. www.artcycleclubtx.com