Cheri George, a returning artist, is a local impressionistic watercolorist. She is best known for her knack of capturing physical movement and emotional expressions. Her paintings, covering an eclectic range of subjects, all convey her innate love of life and creating fun, uplifting works.
Helen Parrish studied art and technical drawing in college. She spent a number of years drafting, illustrating and programming computerized embroidery. Ten years ago, Helen decided to focus on painting. She has studied under a variety of teachers and continues to take advantage of opportunities to learn through independent work and observation of others, striving at all times to interpret her subjects with color and emotion.
As a local entrepreneur, designer and Maker of Things in Greensboro, NC, Bobby enjoys the challenge of the creative process as well as taking part in the development, design and fabrication of unique concepts and products. He has worked with several trendsetting companies, owned and operated boutiques, launched a craft gallery, collaborated with studio artisans, and now is the Founder/Creative Director for Community Makes Good Things, which launched its Scarves 4 Warmth project in 2015.
Ed is an honor graduate of The Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where his work was chosen to be in the school’s permanent collection. In 1981 he co-founded Young & Martin Design, an award winning Atlanta advertising design firm. Ed still manages a several clients through Young & Martin Design. He also works as the lead artist at Trader Joe’s in Winston-Salem where he produces hand-lettered signage, creates artful displays, seasonally themed art and unique murals throughout the store. He has painted since he was very young & has always enjoyed creating imagery in various styles. His paintings have been shown in numerous galleries, private shows. He enjoys plein air painting and, in the past few years, completed a series of large abstract paintings that were shown at the High Point furniture market. He lives in Westerwood with his wife Chandra.
Kathy Tice Phillips is an artist who lives in Greensboro NC . A graduate of UNC-CH with a BA in English, she worked for many years as a Commercial Artist in advertising, a Product Designer for Potpourri Press and Colonial Tin Works and a Licensed Artist in the giftware industry. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Green Hill Center for NC Art and has been an instructor at GTCC in Greensboro. Since 2006 she has devoted herself full time to fine art, working primarily in pastel. Kathy has studied with Elsie Popkin, Catherine Gill, Albert Handell, Margaret Dyer, William Hosner, Marc Hanson, Greg Biolchini, Marla Baggetta and Sue Lyon.She currently has a studio at Revolution Mill.
Kevin Rutan has been a decorative artist for over 20 years. A graduate in faux woods and faux marbles from the prestigious Guegan Institute of France, he has introduced faux finishing to thousands of students. His work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Southern Living and McCall’s, and he has worked with top designers, historical groups and some of the finest homes in the United States. Kevin teaches at his studio, Fe Fi Faux, in Greensboro, North Carolina; his clientele has included the Vice President of the United States, the Governor of North Carolina, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood director Chris Columbus, among many others. He paints in a modern to abstract style, with everything from landscapes to figure paintings in his portfolio.
Dian was born in Savannah Georgia and began working as a flight attendant with American Airlines at age 18. Her art career began late in her life. She lived most of her life in Jacksonville Florida, During her retirement she taught painting classes at Fleet Landing in Jacksonville. She moved to Greensboro for a short time to me close to family. During that time she made quite an impact on Greensboro’s Art Community. She was a member of Marshall Art Gallery, a progressive art gallery. Smith Mountain Lake Art Gallery made her an Artist in Residence. She loved painting animals, flowers and birds. Her favorite medium was oil. She has many paintings hanging in homes in North Carolina, Florida and Virginia. Dian was a true artist in mind and spirit. 1941-2016
Art has always held a significant spot in Linda Clune's life. At C.W. Post University she studied etching/engraving, portraiture, drawing, and painting and sketching from a live model, and then entered the Advertising Art & Design program offered by another local university. She learned many new skills, but photography became her first love and remains among her favorites to this day. Post-education, she has worked as a Technical Illustrator for Grumman Aerospace, then an in-house artist for a graphic arts company, an independent logo designer, mural painter, mosaic artist, maker of stained glass creations, designer of hand-painted, one-of-a-kind furniture, batik artist, calligrapher, and collage artist. Linda's collages incorporate her own photography at times, along with printed material and occasionally added paint or pastel embellishment. She strives to create images that appear to have a found quality, when in fact they combine many carefully cut, glued pieces to create an entirely new and different image. Sometimes the results are whimsical, other times they may convey an important message.
William Mangum's wildly successful 40-year career as an artist, designer, publisher, gallery owner and keynote speaker has taken him much farther than he could have ever imagined as a student at UNC-Greensboro, where he picked up watercolors for the first time. Since then, he has created over 3000 works of art focused on the natural beauty and cultural tradition of his beloved North Carolina. His colorful landscape and architectural paintings attract devoted collectors from both the private and corporate worlds, as well as shows and recognition from around the globe. Through various licensing agreements, his work has been used to create a variety of attractive gift items, bringing his work into even more homes and locales. Bill has also partnered with a number of corporate clients to enhance their brand with his uniquely Southern visual aesthetic. Working in his spacious Greensboro studio, he is appreciative of his good fortune and grateful for the opportunities it has afforded him. For years Bill has supported local charitable organizations and outreach programs benefiting the needy; to date, his popular holiday Honor Card project has raised $6.5 million on behalf of the homeless and indigent in the Tar Heel State.
Beatrice Schall is a mixed-media artist. She has exhibited her work internationally.
Solo shows include the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina, SomArts in San Francisco, California, Green Hill Gallery in Greensboro, North Carolina, The University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Theatre Art Gallery, High Point, North Carolina, among others. She has won numerous awards and prizes and her work is included in public and private collections.
Katherine Brown is a highly versatile artist whose paintings range from realistic to abstract. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Architecture and an Associate’s Degree in Commercial and Advertising Design. She has worked as a muralist and faux painter; her favorite interior activity is painting stripes. Katherine has donated work to ‘Rocking with Gladney’ where her Carolina-themed rocking chair was signed by Dean Smith. She has also donated work to ‘Art on Your Sleeve’, various 5K running events and a Showcase Housing project, and has won an eco-friendly furniture design contest and greeting card contest.
Betty Trotter is a collage artist who creates archival quality works on canvas using mixed media, found objects and handmade papers. As an elementary school teacher for over 15 years, Betty delighted in integrating art into every subject. Her collage process includes applications of acrylic paint with tissue, as well as ‘rusting’ tissue by using a vinegar oxidation technique. Found objects in Betty’s work range from old WW II letters to handcrafted transfers of every imaginable image. She has had the privilege of showing her work locally and regionally at Artmongerz Gallery, Marshall Art Gallery, Fat Cats Art Gallery, Lola Salon and Gallery, and Southern Lights Bistro. She has studied with Jonathon Talbot, Vae Hamilton, and Toni Carlton.
Reared by artistic parents, Rod Cooper's formal art education began with a summer at The NC School of the Arts during high school. In 1973, he received a BFA from UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in Studio Art and Art History. He did graduate studies in Art History at UNC Chapel Hill, and then lived in NYC and Washington, DC with graduate studies at American University, Smithsonian Museum, and classes with Clement Conger, former Director of the State Department collections. Upon returning to North Carolina, he became Director of The Firehouse Gallery, in Alamance County; served on the Board of directors for The Alamance County Arts Council, and taught drawing and painting classes at Alamance County Community College. His first adult two-man exhibition was at Green Hill Center for NC Art in 1975. His work in the home furnishings industry and decorative arts began at The Alderman Company in High Point, as a set designer, Graphic Designer and Creative Consultant, and finally Creative Director. In 1988, Rod co-founded Cooper Cockerham, Inc., dba C2; a marketing group doing branding, art direction, collateral, advertising, printing, data services and fulfillment. He was President and Creative Director (and later Creative Director emeritus) until early retirement in 2010, when he began painting again, coming full circle back to his roots.
Artist Love Crossling is the Director of Human Relations for the City of Greensboro, NC. When she’s not working towards equity, diversity, and inclusion for our city, she is entrenched in her other passions, which include education and the arts - specifically, she loves creating mixed media pieces, designing children’s spaces, and Slam Poetry.
• BARBARA HALL • DEBBIE KLEISCH • DENISE LANDI
• WENDY RILEY • LISA ROUCHARD • GERALD O'DONNELL
• LAURIE THRAILKILL • ROBERT WAGNER • SUDIE WHITE
• MARY YOUNG • LAURA POSS
Sam Froelich is an award-winning film producer, writer and photographer. His film credits include George Washington,The Rough South of Larry Brown, and Cabin Fever. He has been a staff photographer for O. Henry magazine since its inception, and his photographs have appeared in magazines and periodicals across NC. He holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA from USC School of Cinema-Television.
It is with vibrant color and light that Von interprets nature onto canvas. The approach she uses is derived from a love of luminous color and the loose, dramatic style of the Impressionists. Traveling and studying abroad, particularly in Italy and France, where she has worked with Connie Winters, inspires her as she captures the beauty she sees in landscapes. Her skill is equally evident in still lifes, interior scenes and portraits, especially of children. Von has also studied oil painting with Barbara Flowers, C.W. Mundy, Carolyn Anderson, Ken Auster and other internationally acclaimed artists. She graduated from Hood College in Maryland, where she focused on both English and Art.
Gibby Waitzkin is a fiber artist, papermaker, and photographer whose education and training focused on photography, printmaking, and arts education. Her early involvement with political activism in the 60’s centered around civil rights and environmental issues -- what we eat, drink and breathe -- and while living in Washington, DC she worked for over thirty-five years using her arts and design background on environmental, women’s rights and arts issues. Gibby also founded Gibson Creative, an award-winning design and communications studio in Washington. Her work includes campaigns for the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Campaign, Gore for President 2000 identity, and the Pew Center on Climate Change.
Janet is a working mother of two who takes her camera everywhere...such obsession with the camera (and with her usual subjects, her children) has evolved into the start of a tiny business on the side. In her full time job, Janet works with young children and their families to promote success in school. These experiences, along with having children of her own, allow her to understand that to depict the moments of their childhood does not necessarily mean perfectly posed pictures. She brings her camera, lets you live and captures the moments quickly and painlessly. These effortless photographs result in beautiful frozen moments in time.
Experimentation in form and style characterize Porter Halyburton's pottery. His work is mostly functional, using both hand-building and throwing techniques. Porter began studying pottery under Rick Berman in Atlanta, GA in the 1970's, followed by classes under Jay Lacouture at Salve Regina University in RI. Following Porter's retirement from teaching at the Naval War College in Newport, RI and moving to Greensboro, NC, he began taking classes at The Art Alliance in Greensboro's Cultural Arts Center. Porter has attended workshops at Arrowmont, Penland, Alex Matisse's North Fork Studio and the NC Potters Conference. In March Porter will begin an 8-week concentration with Cynthia Bringle at Penland School of Arts and Crafts.
As a painter in the second half of life, Julie Dameron is interested in pairing beauty with social justice. Her work is representative of the Franciscan belief that everything belongs, and that we encounter the Divine in our daily lives. She enjoys painting landscapes and people who are having fun in an impressionistically-influenced, realistic manner. Travels across our country and many foreign lands have influenced her paintings and the way she sees the world. The beauty she finds in diversity is rendered in oils, using rich colors and shapes.
Ashley Vanore is an emerging Greensboro artist who found her passion for painting six years ago. Since then she has completed numerous workshops with local artists, as well as artists worldwide. She had her first solo show in June of 2016 at Farenheit Kollectiv in downtown Greensboro. Her work is represented by The Fat Cat Ltd. at Priba Furniture. While she has experimented with different mediums, Ashley prefers to use oils and enjoys creating landscapes, still lifes, large scale florals, and abstracts. You can keep up with her work via Instagram at ASHLEYVANOREART. Ashley is a Greensboro native who graduated from Greensboro Day School and received a BA in English from the University of NC at Chapel Hill. She has been married to her husband, Richard, for 23 years and they are blessed with five children and two yellow labs.
Artist Cody Harrell is originally from Dallas, TX, where he studied at the Art Institute of Dallas. As a student of the artist Pablo Contrisciani at the Art Center/South Florida, and later, Jim Crompton and Andy Braitman, highly respected High Country artist and teachers in NC, he expanded his fascination with color and abstract shapes, which provided a language in which he could easily represent feelings and emotions. Over the years, he began working with textures to intensify this form of communication and decided to expand his talents by working with interior designer Mark Darnell of High Point, NC, where he mastered faux-finish techniques and specialized in color consultation. This experience led him to start his own successful interior design business in Miami, FL. The past 15 years have carried him to all 7 continents, and Cody now spends the majority of his time between South Beach, FL, Greensboro and Banner Elk, NC, where he currently resides. Experiencing the way colors look and are used in other parts of the world due to different climate conditions and environmental situations strongly affected his artistic vision, and he has been able to incorporate much of what he has seen over these years in his work.
Joy Nelson-Thomas is the founder of Learning Everyday Accomplishing Dreams (LEAD) Girls of NC. As a female founder of a nonprofit, a victim of bullying and a first-generation American, Joy has faced -- and overcome -- adversity in its many forms. She is motivated to create a world where every girl has the confidence, social skills and leadership ability she needs to become an independent, financially stable woman. Joy created LEAD Girls to empower girls to transform their lives. LEAD’s program gives girls the foundation they need to find their voices -- to counter bullying and challenge peer pressure, and avoid risk behaviors such as smoking, dropping out of school and teen pregnancy, so they can chart a positive course for their futures.