is a recent MFA graduate from Clemson University in printmaking, specializing in intaglio and wood lithography. A native of Dallas, Texas, she received her Bachelors of Arts in Art History and Art from Southern Methodist University in 2010. She has also worked in Austin, Texas, Paris, France, New Mexico, Utah and Italy. Her work has been shown nationally in South Carolina, Missouri, New Mexico, Virginia, New York and throughout Texas and internationally in China and Egypt.She has been a resident artist at The Kala Art Institute, and is currently working at art residency 100 West in Corsicana Texas. www.adriennelichliterart.com
is happily into her third career---as a hand weaver! After working as a clinical psychologist and an ordained minister for most of her past 35 years, Anne has immersed herself art after stumbling upon weaving at a retreat center, Holden Village, seven years ago. Today her days are filled with weaving, yoga, teaching part-time at Southern Methodist University and traveling with her weaving tolerant husband. With three young adult children, Mermer handwovens was named after one of their nicknames for her ("Mermer"). www.mermerhandwovens.com
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
creates uniquely styled gestural paintings and drawings that explore the dynamic relationship between the known and the unknown. His diverse body of work has been exhibited internationally, and has received numerous accolades throughout his career, among them a Fulbright Scholarship. Baryoum was featured alongside prominent artists Dale Chihuly, Chuck Close, Louise Bourgeois, and Richard Serra in “Art Educates the World”, an exhibition benefiting future Fulbright scholars. In 2016, Baryoum was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Hunting Art Prize for the fourth year. Baryoum earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1997. He now lives in Dallas, where he creates and teaches art. www.awadhbaryoum.wordpress.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
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.
joined the US Navy upon her High School graduation and served during the Persian Gulf War 1 as medic for the Marine Air Wing in Baharain. Upon returning to the States she received an Honorable discharge from the Navy. Cristie finished her BFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1997. She also holds an MFA in Fine Art portraiture at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco and is also a certified Zentangle instructor. Her work is primarily focused on portraiture. The amalgamation of harmonious color palettes and contemporary design are heavily influenced by Old Master poses and subject matter. She uses bright beautiful color to evoke mood and depict the personality of each family member. www.cristiecampo.com
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.
Fell in love with painting in her first classes in Bauernmalerie (German Folk Art) in the mid-90s while living in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1999, a move to Washington introduced her to the world of fused glass where she applied “painterly” qualities to the medium. She opened at studio in Fayetteville, Texas was soon her art glass was carried in galleries in Austin, Houston, Round Top and Wimberly. She has been featured in Glass Art Magazine and Glass Patterns Magazine. She is a sought-after instructor teaching out of her studio as well as around the country. www.dancinglightfusedglass.com
is a career designer and artist, having a classically trained background, studying with instructors, Chapman Kelly, Ann Cushing-Gantz and Ruth Tiers. Duke has exhibited in Kettle Art, Daniel Padilla Gallery, LumineArte and Craighead Green’s New Texas Talent Show. His work is in the collection of the DMA and private collections nationwide. Duke is comfortable working in all media with emphasis on oils. Recently, his 50’ mural “Route 66” was featured on Channel 11. He has volunteered with several non-profit arts groups over the years including the Decorative Artisans’ Guild, Texas Visual Arts Association (past president) and Board of Directors for Arts’ District Friends. Duke obtained a BA in Advertising at the University of North Texas. worked for the great scenic designer, Peter Wolf during the halcyon years of the Dallas Summer Musicals indigenous talent. www.dukehorn.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.
arrived at the visual arts after a successful career as a freelance musician and educator. Allowing her strong sense of intuition and love of experimentation to guide her, Gila has developed a unique voice in the realm of mosaic portraiture. She exhibits regularly throughout the United States, and has won numerous awards for her expressive mosaic portraits. Gila was featured on HGTV's "Crafters Coast to Coast" and has been published in 5 art books. www.gilamosaics.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
Jean Fernandes is an international artist; born in India, raised in Dubai and California. She earned her BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State University, CA and her MFA in Glass at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has exhibited her art in juried shows nationally and internationally. These shows most notably include Art Inter/national (Box Heart gallery, Pittsburgh, PA), Emerge/Evolve 2014 (Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA), and the Stanislav Libensky Award (Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, CZ). Her most notable recent achievements include being selected as a 2014 Bullseye Glass Emerge finalist, being published in the 2014 Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, and winning a 2015 Niche Award.www.jeanfernandes.com
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
has been a working artist since 1978 who works and teaches from his studio, Bowman Hot Glass, located in an 5,000 square foot complex near downtown Dallas. He received his MFA from California College of Arts & Crafts, and now works in blown glass as well as kiln worked glass, architectural leaded glass and mixed media sculptural projects. Jim creates autonomous artwork, as well as commissioned work for public art, corporate office, hospitality and medical spaces and residential projects. www.bowmanglass.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.
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 recently moved her studio from a large warehouse in the
Dallas Design District to over an acre of land in Irving overlooking the Dallas skyline. The move signals in new works for the artist as she designs an art environment unlike any seen before. Doran's mosaic works have included private commissions of fantastical chairs, large flower sculptures, kitchen backsplashes, floor insets, swimming pool motifs and much more. With a degree in psychology and years of working in the special event entertainment field, Doran has a knack for relating to people in a fun way. She leads special projects with people of all ages for mosaic murals and teaches mosaic classes and workshops on a regular basis. Katrina Doran's passion and enthusiasm for this art form is contagious. 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. www.lindagossett.com
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
is a professional artist from Oregon and Washington State who now lives in East Texas. She currently teaches art classes at Tyler Junior College School of Continuing Studies. After receiving a law degree, Maureen picked up the pencil and painting as a hobby and quickly became obsessed with graphite. She teaches graphite and colored pencil classes for adults as well as serves as a lead instructor for kids camps in the summer, believing in the importance of enriching young minds in the arts. She has studied with Jeff Watts, Charlotte Wharton, Bruce Greene, Martin Greele and Romel De la Torre. Currently she teaches privately the old masters approach to classical drawing which is a four year curriculum. She has also currently launched a new art school studio in Lindale, Texas offering traditional drawing and painting classes in addition workshops in various media for adults and young adults. www.maureenkillaby.squarespace.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 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
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
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. 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 a classically trained artist who teaches and practices the academic approach to drawing and painting. Steve is a lifelong professional artist who is currently represented in five galleries. He was featured on the cover of American Artist Magazine in 2008. He believes that drawing is a skill that can be taught to anyone who is willing to learn, think and practice. He obtained a BA from San Jose State University under Maynard D. Stewart (who studied with Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League). www.stevearmes.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
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
The Encaustic Center
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX 75080
grew up amidst the cornfields of rural Illinois in an Intentional Community. The community was developed largely by a volunteer effort of like-minded people to practice experimental sustainable and philosophical lifestyles. This upbringing surrounded by strong social cohesion, teamwork and an alternative lifestyle greatly impacted Val’s core values and art-making practice. Curry emphasizes creative mastery through practice of foundational skills. He believes that this process allows the ideas in our mind to become more clearly articulated. He blends ancient wisdom with the newest technology. He has a BFA in Sculpture from Texas A&M University, Commerce and received his MFA from the University of Texas at Dallas in the Arts and Technology program. In 2012 he was an artist in residence at UTD CentralTrak. www.ro2art.com
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.foundobjects.50megs.com