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The Alliance is developing an Artist Roster, a database (including artists bios, areas of expertise and contact information) of area artists and art education professionals to build a broad and culturally diverse database of artists and arts entrepreneurs in our community.
The Alliance Artists Roster is being developed as a service to schools, libraries, arts organizations, event organizers, businesses and other service providers in our area who often want to engage creative folks and artists to work with them. And of course – we want to bring more visibility to the artists who live and work in our community!
We are open to include any area artist who feels they have arts experiences to share, as long as they provide the necessary information and can define what they have to offer.
To submit your information – or to let us know of artists in the community that we should include, contact is at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the button below.
- 940 232 7273
Antuan Simmons has written four books of poetry, ‘The Phoenix's Dying Light’, ‘The Crab Syndrome’ ‘The Mustard Seed’ and ‘Saints & Sinners’. He also has a poetry CD called "AntuanLive" which is a live recording performance at Hastings Books and Music. His poetry has been featured in several magazines, and publications. He is also the owner of the ‘Share Your Venue’ website (www.shareyourvenue.com) and the ‘Share Your Venue’ App. (Available on Google Play) He is also the owner of the ‘American Poet 16’ Clothing Line. You can follow Antuan on Facebook under ‘Poet Antuan Simmons’ and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/wfpoet. He is also administrator of the ‘World Spoken Word & Poetry Facebook Group’.
Audra Lambert lives and works in Wichita Falls. She was born in Bridgeport, Texas, and is a practicing artist who commits herself to the pursuit of furthering the arts in our community. She graduated with a B.F.A from Midwestern State University, majoring in printmaking and minoring in metalsmithing where she received many student accolades. Since 2013 she has been working as a muralist, and loves making public works. Audra is an active member of the Wichita Falls Art Association where she engages with fellow local artists and current serves on the W.F.A.A. board. Her main goal in life is to produce art and help others to engage themselves in the arts as well. She believes that all people can benefit from the arts whether they are making art or enjoying it.
B.C. Gilbert was born and raised in Amarillo, TX on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, a beautiful, yet sometimes harsh environment. Much of the imagery found in his artwork is influenced by the surroundings he was exposed to growing up. He received a BFA in painting in 1997 from Cameron University in Lawton, OK and an MFA in painting and sculpture in 2001 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. He is now based out of Wichita Falls, TX where he is a working and exhibiting artist as well as an art instructor at Rider High School and adjunct professor at Midwestern State University. "The work which I create is a culmination of several factors including, but not limited to, situations past and present, references to nostalgic tendencies, environmental surroundings of popular culture (specifically my own), and an obsession with the depiction of Americana in a traditional vs. nontraditional and unpredictable format. Through these means and using the mediums of painting and printmaking, as well as the devices of construction, found objects, and even premeditated environments similar to installations, it is my desire and focus to reinvent and reinterpret pre-conceived stereotypes and to pose and suggest those question’s for the supposed audience."
I work primarily with photography and mixed media collage.
Catherine Prose is an award winning and published artist working as an Associate Professor at Midwestern State University where she teaches printmaking, drawing, art appreciation and honors art appreciation. Prose holds a bachelor of art from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma and a master of fine art from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. She is available for artist lectures and demonstrations in reductive monotype, direct line monotype, additive and reductive screenprinting, and mixed media accordion books. :)
Cindy Kahler Thomas
Cindy Kahler Thomas showed an early interest in art. As a child, she would get out the round suitcase that held her art and show it to anyone who would sit still long enough to look. She excelled at art throughout her first 12 years of school, and upon graduation she became a cosmetologists playing with colors in a different way. She sculpted her client’s hair and vented her artistic sensibilities that way. She graduated from Midwestern State University, but only took one art class and that was in photography, which she thoroughly enjoyed and did quite well in it. Then in her 30’s her lifelong friend introduced her to stain glass mosaics, and she fell in love. Her favorite media is stained glass and ink. She is now a volunteer of the Wichita Falls Art Association, and feels privileged to be surrounded by art at the group’s gallery at 600 8th Street where she often shows her art. She also teaches art classes to children at the Kemp Center for the Arts. She also takes part in the After Hours Art Walk. She is proud to be a wife, mother and grandmother, and counts her family and her faith as her greatest assets. She can be reached at 940-733-1562 or CindyKThomas@aol.com.
Darah Soria is an award-winning fine arts photographer with over a decade of experience. She was a featured artist at the 2016 Art and Soul festival in Wichita Falls, and is currently undertaking her third artistic project, "Project 16." Her completed projects include Visio Sonis and Silhouettes. Her experience spans widely and she has worked with everyone from famous musicians and athletes to the homeless population. Her specialties include creative children's portraiture, photographing models, directing photography competitively for short films, and working as a photographer for the number one nightclub in the USA. She has worked voluntarily for organizations that include women's shelters, animal rescues, environmental conservation and more.
Eddie Mandela is a Wichita Falls native who specializes in cartoons,kustom kulture art, signs, pinstriping and airbrushed tshirts and art.He has been involved in local car show, outdoor festival and comicon events for 35 years.You can find hundreds of samples of his art on his Facebook page.
Helping Others Find the Artist Within and Beauty in Everything - At this time I don't have a studio for instruction but I hope to soon. In the past, my studio provided art experiences for adults and youth (usually junior high and high school aged) with no experience necessary. It was a non-judgmental atmosphere where one found encouragement to explore the artist within us all. Pottery is my medium of choice, but I have instructed other art mediums as well, such as painting, drawing, cut paper and more. For adults and teens, I have offered a time with friends that adds a creative spark to a typical night out with a social, hand building pottery or canvas painting experience. On my own, I work mostly with the medium of clay, but am still on a journey to find myself as an artist. I enjoy creating most forms of art.