Portland, OR 2017

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Our talented instructors, Judy & Doris are teaming up for a great class!!

 

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David Molder & Eric Scott

David R. Modler        and    Eric M. Scott are the Journal Fodder Junkies. This dynamic duo are artists, researches, educators, authors, and internationally recognized experts on the visual journal and mixed media art. They have provided workshops, presentations, and seminars to teachers, students, and artists at conferences, conventions, artist retreats, and other venues across North America.

In 2010 their first book, The Journal Junkies Workshop, was released by North Light Books, and quickly became a bestseller in the mixed media community. Feeling like they had not exhausted their ideas on the visual journal, they wrote a follow up, Journal Fodder 365. Released at the end of July 2012, Journal Fodder 365 quickly became a bestseller as well.
 

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Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson is the author of “The Creative Photographer” which combines her love of photography with mixed media projects as she believes that the photographs you create should be shared in meaningful ways. Catherine teaches creative photography, visual art journaling, book making, SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainings and creativity classes in her studio in Charlotte, NC and leads creative photography retreats in Italy, France, South Africa and Mexico. She teaches at the John C. Campbell Folk School and at Ghost Ranch. Catherine believes in the healing power of art and sees photography as a meditative process which can teach you to be totally present and see the world more fully. Her website is www.creativepilgrimage.com. You can email Catherine at cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

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Gina Armfield


My passion is creating in all aspects of my life; finding the beauty in my everyday surroundings. I am a painter, an artist, a photographer, a mother, a wife and a woman who finds meaning and purpose through expressing myself through my art.

website - www.ginarossiarmfield.com and artblog 
www.sweetsistergina.typepad.com
 

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Doris Arndt

Known for her whimsical style, Doris Arndt has shared her love of books and other media throughout the country, teaching workshops  for over 15 years.   Her non-traditional approach and innovative bindings have earned her loyal student followings.  Her work has been seen in the Studio, Somerset Studio, The Rubber Stamper, Rubberstampmadness and in several books as well as on the Carol Duvall show and at shows nationwide.  She attended the University of Louisville and has been a freelance artist for over 30 years. She shares her home with her patient husband, three cats and a dog.  Life is good. 
http://dorisarndt.com/   Email  thphantom@aol.com

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Serena Barton

Serena loves to provide an atmosphere where you can discover or rekindle your creative abilities. She provides lots of individual attention and feedback as desired. Her goal is to help you learn, experiment, and have fun!
Serena lives in Portland, OR where she offers creativity and art workshops, groups, and individual art coaching. She exhibits and sells her work locally and online. She teaches at national art retreats and various cities around the country. You may have seen her magazine articles in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine and Studios magazine. Her book, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, was published by North Light in 2013. She has a new book out from North Light, Wabi-Sabi Painting with Cold Wax.

www.serenabarton.com

http://wabisabiartworkshop.blogspot.com
http://serenabartonsblog.blogspot.com


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Leslie Blackford

Nature is one of her biggest passions in life and one of the biggest inspirations in her work. It’s not uncommon to find that she has incorporated natural materials into her clay like, rocks, dirt, feathers, or the lavender she grows.

Leslie is known for her ability to express raw emotion in her work. What she feels flies out of her fingertips and becomes Leslie Art. This process is as natural to her as breathing. Polymer clay is the media that she expresses herself with.

http://themoodywoods.com/index.html

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Denise Braun

As an artist, inspirationalist and healer, I teach soulful heARTwork to my students. A college educator for more than 15 years, teaching is my passion. I am licensed through Sagebrush Fine Art and my work can be seen in various stores throughout the US. I rock at Mixed Media and acrylic/ink mediums. Plus I’m all about FUN and happiness when it comes to painting. My goal is to support women in their creative journey by giving permission and teaching in a supportive and nurturing way.

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Patti Calande

I’ve always been a maker. As a child my cousin taught me to sew, and my grandmother taught me to crochet. I have taken many classes since that time to further my creative endeavors; and I’ve taught mosaic and soldering classes. When I discovered Alabama Chanin, I felt an immediate affinity for their techniques, style, and integrity. I knew this is what I wanted to do. I’ve attended multiple workshops at their factory in Alabama, completed their teaching accreditation requirements, and I am now a certified Alabama Chanin Sewing Instructor. I am excited to help others discover the wonderful world of hand-stitching heirloom pieces. It’s not only the pleasure of the process, but the thoughtful crafting of something beautiful and useful, something to be enjoyed by the maker now and their future generations to come, that’s so good for the soul.

http://gatherandmake.blogspot.com/

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Clarissa Callesen

Clarissa Callesen is the creator of Strange and Wonderful Things, which is truly the best description of her work. She is the rescuer of tacky dolls and forgotten trash, with lots of laughter, hard work, and magic those items are reborn. Through her eclectic, mysterious, and surreal work she tells stories about the joy and devastation that is the human experience. Clarissa teaching style is down to earth and fun, believing there is always more than one solution to a problem. Embracing the grunge and cherishing the mistakes are two of her primary philosophies. Clarissa brings her diverse experiences as a tattoo artist, functional potter, and gallery owner to teaching and sharing her true love the world of Mixed Media art. She exhibits throughout the Pacific Northwest at art festivals and selective galleries. She has been published in Linda and Opie O’Brien’s book, Who’s Your DADA? and Art Without Waste by Patty Wongpakdee. She has also written several feature articles for Art Doll Quarterly and Art Journaling magazine. For more information, check out her blog at http://clarissacallesen.blogspot.com/

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Ruth Chandler

Ruth Chandler grew up in Japan where the vibrant color and texture of Japanese fabric, combined with the simplicity of Japanese design, caught Ruth’s attention. Ruth learned basic Sashiko from an elderly neighbor and at the age of four, and began to create and sew her own clothes at the age of ten which became an outlet for her imagination and creativity. She made her first quilt in 1990, a queen size, hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted Hawaiian pineapple quilt, and she has never looked back. In her own unique style she loves to use new techniques mingled with the old and her work usually shows the influence of her years spent in Japan.

Ruth teaches locally from her home studio and Blue Twig Studio, and nationally at Art and Soul Retreats. Ruth has written several articles for Quilting Arts magazine and blog posts for Havels’ Sewing. Her work has been published in several books. She can also be found on her blog. Ruth is one of the co-authors of the best-selling book, Fabric Embellishment-the Basics and Beyond. Ruth’s newest book modern Hand Stitching is in stores now. Ruth may be contacted for nationwide classes at ruthachandler@ comcast.net.

Ruth lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak with her husband of 37 years. She has a daughter and son, both married and 6 beautiful grandchildren who are being introduced very early to all art forms.
 

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Jane Davies

Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting. She offers workshops nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art making. Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, Davies gradually transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past five years she has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art. She is the author of three books on collage and mixed media, one on ceramics, and has one DVD on painting and collage techniques.

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Jenny Doh

Jenny describes her style of painting with acrylics as “magical realism,” where she uses the process of intuitively building up layers and then coaxing out a concept either through discovery or deliberate placement, as one where she celebrates the essence and not just the likeness of her subjects. She believes that it is by putting one’s personal and meaningful intersections with a concept onto the canvas that a painting transforms from décor to a true work of art.

Jenny was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the United States in 1974 and grew up in Bakersfield, California. She is author and packager of numerous art and crafting books and considered a leader in the world of art and craft publishing. She is former Editor-in-Chief and Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company’s Somerset Studio and its sister publications.

Jenny is head of Studio Crescendoh in Santa Ana, California where she teaches painting and fiber arts and shows her work in a gallery setting. The studio also hosts visiting artists who teach painting and mixed media.

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Caitlin Dundon

Instructor Caitlin Dundon is a mixed media artist and professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She has written articles for Somerset Studio magazine and the Somerset Place blog and has also had her artwork featured in Letter Arts and Seattle magazine. She has been at instructor at Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreats, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Artmakers Denver, Letters of Joy and the West Coast Calligraphy Society. She has also taught students from The Bush School, University of Washington’s Experimental College and Upward Bound. Dundon art has been licensed for the home décor market and has been spotted at Target, Walmart, HomeGoods and Kohl’s. Her work has also been published in Lesley Riley’s Creative Lettering Workshop and the first edition of The Coloring Studio.

www.oneheartstudio.com
www.caitlindundon.com
 

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Roxanne Evans Stout

Roxanne Evans Stout is a mixed media artist who lives and creates in the Pacific Northwest. She teaches art workshops throughout the United States and has had her work shown and been published nationally. Roxanne is constantly inspired by natural history, and the mountains and the river lands that surround her home...
this inspiration has always been an integral part of her art.
Book arts, art journaling, encaustic painting and collage are her favorite ways to express herself. Roxanne's most exciting and current project is creating a book on collaging for North Light Books, 
It is called Storytelling with Collage, which is available now on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-Collage-Techniques-Layering-Texture/dp/1440340501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435878408&sr=8-1&keywords=roxanne+evans+stout
 
Roxanne also designs stencils at StencilGirl, which you can read about here:
http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/2014/05/welcome-new-stencilgirl-artist-roxanne.html
You can visit Roxanne's blog here: http://rivergardenstudio.typepad.com
And you can friend her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/roxanne.evansstout
 

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Ruth Greening

Having a lifelong love of art, Ruth has a diverse background that includes air-brush, Australian cake decorating, stone sculpture, lapidary arts, and fine wire wrap settings.
Ruth is self-taught and enjoys learning from renowned teachers by attending classes taught in a wide variety of jewelry art disciplines.
Her introduction to PMC in 2000 was a dream come true - to be able to work in silver with a true freedom in design. As a Senior Instructor for PMC Connection since 2004 she has taught across the states and internationally. To Ruth the best reward is being able to share and enable others to create their own works of wearable art.
 

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Judy Gula

Judy Vincentz Gula has been working in fiber since elementary school. Since middle school, she has been a weaver, a spinner, a dyer, and a collector. Later, she studied fashion design at Radford University, earning degrees in fashion design and business marketing. Judy now enjoys merging all that she has learned from her many interests and channeling that into making art quilts and samples for her shop, Artistic Artifacts.

Judy grew up in a family business, Electrodyne, which designs, manufactures and supplies automotive accessories for European automobiles. Her entrepreneurial spirit was born of this real-world education, preparing her to conceive and open Artistic Artifacts. Her family also imbued in her the “family collector gene,” which allows her to see the potential in what others have discarded.

Judy generally instigates artistic high jinx with everyone who visits her shop. Judy travels to shows, conferences, and guilds to share her excitement about what’s happening in today’s art quilt and fiber world. Her lectures and workshops highlight how today’s artists are using materials from many different disciplines to create mixed media collage work and fiber art.

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Chad Alice Hagen

Chad Alice Hagen has been happily and intensively exploring resist dyeing and surface design of hand felted wool since 1979.  Textiles, fiber, fabric, material, felt, cloth – these words are more exciting to her than “You have won the lottery!”  Starting from a textile history background, she has supported herself through her BA and MS from University of Wisconsin and MFA from Cranbrook by weaving rag rugs from thousands of pairs of corduroy pants.  Why?  Because of the color!!  When she discovered feltmaking and the way the wool felt absorbed color through dyeing in the late 1970’s, there was no turning back. Chad Alice has written extensively on art and feltmaking and her artwork has appeared in and on the covers of Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Magazine. She also is the author of three books; "The Fabulous Felt Scarf" (2007), "Fabulous Felt Hats" (2005), and "The Weekend Crafter: Feltmaking"(2002) all published by Lark Books. She has taught hundreds of classes and workshops since 1979 throughout the United States and Canada, England, Ireland, Holland and Germany - from the early felted boots through hats and scarves and artworks.  Her large scale felt work can be found in major collections including the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC, The Knoxville Convention Center, TN, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. B.F. Goodrich Corporation Collection. Chad Alice maintains a full-time felt and book studio in Asheville, North Carolina. 
Chad has been exploring the amazing world of Bookmaking for the last 12 years starting with her use of her resist dyed felt as the covers. She loves teaching how to use textiles - new and found - as the covers of journals and sketchbooks using different binding techniques. 

Chad@chadalicehagen.com

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Liz Kettle

Liz Kettle is a fabric and mixed media artist with a passion for teaching others the joy of making art and enjoying the creative process. Liz began her explorations in fabric by following a traditional approach to quilting. After filling her tool box with the skills needed for success in the traditional arena she began to delve into the world of art quilting and discovered a world of freedom and fun in mixed media. Liz’s eclectic work is influenced by her beautiful surroundings in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, her love of vintage textiles and history. She incorporates layers and found objects to tell stories of the land and people. When she isn’t creating visual art, Liz writes about creativity and the creative process. Her articles appeared regularly in Quilter’s Home Magazine. Liz is co-author of Fabric Embellishing: The Basics and Beyond and Threads: The Basics and Beyond. Liz lives in Colorado with her very supportive husband and is the mother of three amazing sons who are just beginning their own journeys.  lizkettle@gmail.com
textileevolution.com

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Kelly Kilmer

Kelly T.M. Kilmer is a mixed media book artist living in Southern California. A New England native who studied on her own and at Mass College of Art, she believes that there is an artist in each and every one of us. Kelly’s classes are designed specifically to bring that artist out. Her work has appeared in several books and magazines. Kelly’s art is in the home of several private collectors and has also been sold in various galleries across the U.S. Kelly has been teaching mixed media workshops every weekend for over seventeen years now in the U.S. and abroad.

Her current passions are spending time with her family, reading, collecting (and using) paper, tape and pens, watching films (especially classic Hollywood, foreign, independent and animation), journaling and frequenting used bookstores. Kelly is always exploring new ways to create and how to better herself as an artist.
EGorey99@sbcglobal.net
http://www.KellyKilmer.blogspot.com/
 

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Mindy Lacefield

Mindy Lacefield is a mixed media artist who draws inspiration from the nostalgia of her childhood. Creating from the heart of a 7 year old, rainbow colors find themselves mingling among bursts of neon. Intuitive mark making with oil pastels tell the story of the child that still resides so vividly in the soul. Working quickly, letting go, and allowing spontaneous splashes of color just happen has been her approach to facing the blank canvas. Being in the moment and enjoying the process of painting with no specific plans of the outcome continues to thrive as Mindy's method of creating. Exploring the duality of nature, the dark against the sweet side - evolve and marry together - to awaken the dream-state that resides in layers of the soul.

Mindy is a full time artist living in central Arkansas with her hubby and two pooches. When she’s not in the studio, she loves to watch independent films and is inspired by the movies of Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick.
 

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Brenda Mattson is an artist living in the Skagit Valley of Washington state who has been doing found object art for many years. She now takes her enjoyment for taking things apart to see how they work and incorporates it into her current work of assémblage. The creation of stylish Steampunk jewelry is the latest artistic endeavor of Brenda’s. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary art from Arizona State University and has shown at galleries throughout the United States. She enjoys working with vintage watch and clock parts to create fine repurposed art pieces for people to wear. Brenda sells her line of up- cycled jewelry to stores in Washington, Texas, Phoenix, and New York and to people from around the world. She has been teaching her Steampunk specialty in classes throughout the United States and has been a visiting artist teacher for high school students where she loves to show students the fun they can have is creating art with found objects. She thoroughly enjoys taking the most unusual things and making them new and fascinating. 

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Rebekah Meier

Rebekah Meier is an established author, designer, and teacher in the mixed-media and fabric collage community. Her books, magazine features, and product development exemplify her signature style of combining fabrics and fibers into beautiful collage assemblages. Rebekah lives in northern Illinois

Rebekah is the author of the best selling books, Fabric Art Collage, 40+ Mixed Media Techniques and More Fabric Art Collage

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Kitty Miller

Kitty Miller is a mixed media artist who specializes in wildlife portraits and energetic paintings. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint and collage. She just loves to mix antique and special papers with paint to create one of a kind masterpieces. She loves mixed media art and therefore does everything from jewelry, sculpture, sewing, painting, drawing, writing and more. Kitty grew up with her Grandmother who nurtured her love of art and was constantly doing some type of craft with her from a young age, throughout high school and college she was always enrolled in art classes and as an adult Kitty has attended a number of retreats and now teaches at her favorite art retreat, Art and Soul.
Kitty is a design team member for DecoArt, and will be creating blog posts and instructional videos for them monthly. She likes to do really vibrant mixed media pieces and their product line fits her needs perfectly.
Kitty is a contracted artist for White Oak Gallery in Silverton OR where she teaches and they carry her line of jewelry and feature her art.
Her first book is in publishing and due to be out soon it is a Children’s book she did with 2 others. (Soon to be featured on her blog) She is in the process of doing a few more children’s books.

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Lulu Moonwood Murakami

Lulu Moonwood Murakami is a contemporary folk artist engaged in creating playful whimsy as well as personal psychological narratives. A doll maker off and on since she was sixteen years old, she has a fondness for textiles and making faces. Her educational background includes a bachelor of fine arts in textiles, the study of weaving, dying, embellishing, and the expression of myriad cultures through their textiles. During the last decade she has added mixed media to her repertoire, and now her insatiable appetite for color, pattern, and texture find form in both 2- and 3-dimensional works of art.

“My art is frequently my voice for expressing thoughts and feelings that would otherwise go unspoken. I thank emotionally expressive artists that have gone before me for paving the way. I feel that color, quality of line, and facial expression serve to convey the emotional content of the visual stories I tell. It is my goal to share my feelings, experiences, empathy and connection with others through my artwork.” ~lulu
 

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Carol Nelson

Carol Nelson is a self-taught mixed media artist known for her vibrant, contemporary abstracts. Her work is a bold exploration of color and texture. Living in Colorado, Carol is inspired by the rocks, cliffs and canyons of the West. Her work is compelling on both a visual and tactile sense.
Carol often features metals, metallic paints, and metal foils in her acrylic work, giving the paintings a soft glow that only metals can achieve. Her palette is rich, earthy, and saturated with the colors of nature.
Known for her innovative methods, Carol is in demand to teach her experimental acrylic techniques to other artists in classes and workshops around the country. Carol has completed training by Golden Artists Colors, Inc. to be a certified Golden Art Educator.
Carol is a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Her work is collected by corporations, government and civic agencies, and individuals around the world.
 Please visit her website to view her portfolio, current representation, and workshop schedule: www.carolnelsonfineart.com
 

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Jacqueline Newbold

Her life journey gives Jacqueline Newbold a never-ending source of inspiration to represent gems of the world in her color-filled paintings. Her watercolor journal has become a visual diary and constant companion everywhere she travels. Using a warm and playful color palette, Jacqueline enjoys capturing a moment in time by painting the dappled sunlight on a field of lavender, or the brilliance of a tropical beach. She introduces color in the shadows and sun-drenched areas, which creates a luminous glow in her paintings. Primarily a watercolor artist, she uses her watercolor journal as a springboard for exploring creative ways to incorporate mixed media into her art and providing the bases for her larger creations.

Jacqueline is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Northwest Watercolor Society and the High Desert Art League. She teaches watercolor workshops locally, nationally as well as leading painting workshops in France and Italy. She has several articles published in the mixed-media magazine, Cloth-Paper-Scissors about creating art while on your journey. Jacqueline has partnered with Daniel Smith Art Supplies to create a watercolor traveling kit. Her self-published book, Watercolor Journeys is a helpful guide for beginning to advanced watercolor enthusiasts and her workshop DVD with Interweave has just been released: Art Journals On-The-Go: How to pack, prep, paint, and more.

Website: www.newboldart.com
Blog: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com
 

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Lisa Pavelka

Lisa Pavelka is an award winning artist and author who is known for her work in mixed mediums; most notably polymer/metal and epoxy clays, resin, wire and more. She teaches workshops throughout the world. Lisa has authored several books and is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and artistic books by other authors. Lisa’s creative material product line is available in over 60 countries around the world. She is also regularly featured on national television programs for HGTV, DIY Network and PBS as well as numerous appearances on various Internet video platforms.
 

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Jesse Reno

Jesse Reno is a self-taught mixed media painter. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, and painting and exhibiting his works since 2000.
Jesse has amassed over 3000 paintings in the last 12 years, and has exhibited his work extensively across the US and Canada as well as France and Mexico. Jesse's work has been covered in various art publications including Juxtapoz, Artnews, Artension, dpi and Somerset Studio just to name a few. One of his largest works can be seen in Winnipeg, Canada where he was commissioned by the Province of Manitoba to create a 25 x 40 ft mural as a reminder to the cultural importance of the Native American people in the region.
 

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LeBrie Rich

LeBrie Rich is an artist and educator living in Portland, Oregon. She is the proprietress of PenFelt, a line of felted accessories and objects that are available in select craft galleries nationally. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, for print and web, including The New York Times and 1000 Artisan Textiles by Lark Press. LeBrie has been teaching feltmaking for 10 years and loves to introduce people the miraculous and fun process of transforming raw wool into felt!

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Debbie Rijns

An independent studio artist, Debbie was born in New York. Arriving in this country at an early age (8), South Africa quickly became her home.

A porcelain restorer by profession, Debbie has been creating from a really early age. A photo of her at age 3 painting the wall of the house with mud testifies to that talent.

Debbie offers courses and workshops in various media all over South Africa and other exotic places on an ongoing basis.

“I have been given a wonderful gift, of being able to see, design and create in a multitude of mediums. This gift gives me great personal satisfaction, and to be able to share this with others is just awesome”.

Debbie gives credit to her father for her creative streak, he once told her “Just because a tin can is a tin can, doesn`t mean it`s only a tin can….”.

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Lorra Lee Rose

Lorra Lee Rose creates visually stunning artworks using brilliant naturally colored feathers to make life-size human figures and masks.

Her work has a mythic, fantastic quality, evoking a sense of belonging to another time and place, a magical world of dream-beings, while still being intensely vivid and present.

Inspired by tribal art, old movies, belle epoque costumes—and especially by her deep experience of the materials themselves—Lorra Lee develops complex patterns that feature vivid color, contrast, movement and symmetry. The resulting works are exquisite creations that will delight anyone fortunate enough to witness them in person.
http://www.featherfantasies.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/LorraLeeRose.FeatherFantasies/

llrose@volcano.net

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Susan Schenk

Collage is a wonderful way to wake up the sleeping artist within. Collages are unique individual expressions, just like the artists are. I am exploring a range of subjects without a political agenda, welcoming the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials. I enjoy making something attractive from discards, appropriating images and putting them together in intriguing ways.  Like any artist, I am especially thrilled when my work calls to a viewer to come closer and spend some time engaged in the piece.  While my pictorial collages are best viewed from a distance, a close up inspection can reveal a very different piece of art.

 

"My goal as an artist is to let my work bring joy to the viewer."

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Helen  Shafer Garcia

Helen Shafer Garcia is a painter, mixed media artist and award winning illustrator. Her whimsical style shows a love for living creatively with a studio filled to the brim with found objects! She’s currently working with watercolor, pastel and mixed media creating contemporary images on paper along with a series of Icon folklore triptychs with wood, watermedia and found object construction.

For the past 20 years, Helen’s watercolor illustrations have graced the cover brochures, garden articles and advertisements of numerous International resorts and magazines. Awards include four San Diego Press Club First Place Awards of Excellence in Illustration for San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.

Helen holds a BA degree in Fine Arts and currently teaches college level Watercolor and Acrylic painting, Book Arts, and Pastel.

email: henstudio@cox.net | Website: www.helenshafergarcia.com | blog: www.agavelatte.blogspot.com

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Eva Sherman

Eva Sherman began beading as a way to spend time with her daughters but soon became hopelessly addicted. In 2005 she traded in her architectural career for the opportunity to spend all her time among beads, and opened Grand River Bead Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Eva now happily spends most days in the studio creating, writing and teaching, but has been know to take her show on the road. She has discovered an affinity for working with wire and metals, and prefers to design in an organic and unstructured style. Eva is the co-author of "Organic Metal and Wire Jewelry, and is currently wrapping up her second book on organic jewelry design.

 

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Kate Thompson

Kate's experience as a fiber artist was working with fabric and fiber to create abstract 3-dimensional forms. In 2009 she started painting and hasn't stopped since. Her current work is the combination of the two disciplines. Using watercolors, acrylics, inks and pastels she paints on substrates such as layered vintage linens, fabrics, laces, plaster, paper and wood. The portrait or figure is the focal point and she works at creating images that parallel her spiritual and personal life.
She teaches art online and on location. She is as passionate about teaching as she is creating. The creative process is where all the energy is and she loves and gets energized by sharing her artistic journey.
To learn more about Kate visit her at:
www.fracturedangelics.blogspot.com
fracturedangelics.com
facebook.com/katethompsonartist
 

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Jill Timm

Jill Timm is a full time book artist focusing on small editions of hand crafted books. She often uses interesting structures and non-typical materials to convey the essence of the place or subject.
A varied background in graphic design, photography, teaching, marketing, and business, have all come together in her press, Mystical Places Press located In Central Washington. Jill has earned grants, awards and professional achievements for her work in both fine arts graphics, photography, graphic design, and art direction. She has work in many, corporate, university, public and private collections across the United States and Canada. Jill also give talks and workshops on her frequent travels to visit collectors and research new books. She has taught many high school, college and career training classes in the arts. Her favorite art tool is the Amazing Dremel!
 

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Jean VanBrederode

I was trained as a teacher, but art has always been a part of my life. I feel fortunate to have found an art form, enameling, and also making mixed-media jewelry, that brings excitement into my life each and every day. My work is always changing, always a surprise! Having been seduced, empowered, enriched, & invigorated by metals & glass, I happily dedicate myself to creating and teaching others the joys of enameling!
My work has been featured in 500 Art Necklaces, Steampunk Magazine, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Green Craft Magazines.
When I’m not teaching workshops or hosting other instructors at Charmed I’m Sure Studio in south-central PA, I am tending to three Etsy shops – Enamel Warehouse – http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com, Art Girls’ Tools – http://artgirlstools.etsy.com, and Charmed I’m Sure Studio - http://charmdimsur.etsy.com.
I can be contacted at javb2000@aol.com
 

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Blue Twig Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Minneapolis, MN. Retreat.
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