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The Alliance has developed 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 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 email@example.com or click the button below.
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My name is Paul Roberts. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. I moved to Wichita Falls in the fall of 1969. I began working with leather when I was in the Boy Scouts. It was not long until I loss interest in belts, billfolds and purses. After a long break from leather craft I ran across the idea of carving pictures on leather. This put me back into the art of leather craft. Soon I got the idea of making the pictures 3D. I am self taught in the art of pictorial carving on leather. I won best of show in the East Texas fair with a reproduction of The Lord’s Supper on a 3 by 5 foot piece of leather. I have had my art of pictorial carving on leather shown at The Kemp Center of the Arts. Each piece brings on the challenge to improve my technique. I have developed a wood grain pattern which I put on most of the pictures that I do to make a frame. Recently I have started doing landscapes in which the trees have texture (leaves), the animals have fur and the fallen logs have bark. One of my biggest challenges is with the coloring of the leather. I must take into considering the tint of the leather itself and what effects it will have.
My art reflects what is going on with me, how I feel about our culture, environment, and social interactions. I primarily work with steel which I fabricate and weld into art pieces. Many of my pieces include found metal pieces that are incorporated into the piece. I do paint as well.
My name is Sharon Gibson-Bly, and I currently hold two Master's degrees and a Bachelor's in Fine Arts with concentrations in Painting. I am a Fine Arts artist, with considerable experience in figurative, portraits, landscapes, animals, and trompe l'oeil (illusionary paintings). I have over ten years of teaching experience in private, art center, and academic courses and over 20 years of commission works.
I am a pen and ink artist living in Wichita Falls, TX. My artwork is licensed by Art Licensing International and will be on t-shirts, prints and canvases sometime soon. On the agent website my art is under the name Siobhan. Locally known as Sherry, I work as an attendance clerk at Barwise Middle School but hope sometime soon to be a full time artist.
Stephen Taylor has been in Wichita Falls a relatively short\ time, but has managed to make substantial marks on the local art scene. His early love of Comic illustrations and music influenced his gritty artistic style. In Dallas he learned to how to create foam sculptures, which led to him owning and operating his own commercial art studio. Prior to his arrival in Wichita Falls, he used his creativity and ambition to renovate and reopen the Plaza Theatre in Vernon Texas. In 2015, a chance meeting with the owners of the Maer Heydrick #2 building provided the opportunity for him to conceptualize, design and construct what is now known as 9th Street Studios in Downtown Wichita Falls. In addition to creating an environment for other artists to practice their disciplines, he has supported the art community by displaying his sculpting and painting talents for the 2017 Los Muertos Festival, 2017 City of Lights Parade, and multiple backdoor theatre productions in 2018.
He is currently producing his own work and acting as Curator and Manager of 9th Street Studios.
Steve Hilton earned his MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University in 2005. He also holds an MS in Art Education, and a BS in Geology from Missouri State University. His work has been placed into the permanent collections of museums, universities and individuals in the United States, Thailand, Australia, Austria, Portugal, China, Japan, Canada, Korea, Germany, Romania and Cuba. He has been juried into numerous international and national exhibitions in conjunction with curated solo shows in the United States. Steve currently is a full time ceramics and art education faculty member at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and serves on the board of NCECA (The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) as the Steward of the Board. He was recently made a Fellow of NCECA.
Graduated from Texas State Technical Institute 1980
30+ years of experience as a professional photographer
Numerous courses, classes, workshops and seminars
Inspired Visions Exhibit - Kemp Center for the Arts
From Different Points of View - Kemp Center for the Arts
Culture Music Art Crossroads (CMAX)
Cowboy True 2012 & 2013, 2015 (First Place) 2016 (Third Place)
Love of Nature
Kemp Center Photography Exhibition 2009
Wichita Falls Art & Literature Review WFLAR
Photography Exhibit - Breckenridge Fine Art Center
Wichita Falls Art Association Artists to Watch 2014 (Third Place)
Wichita Falls Art Association Photography Exhibit (First Place)
Wichita Falls Travel Center
Art Displayed in:
Homes of a few collectors
McDonalds on Holliday
WF Art Association Gallery
WF Times Record News
Facebook/Photos By Torin Halsey
City of Wichita Falls Offices
Photos by Torin
#1 Swenson Circle
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
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I have always said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. I enjoy taking old junk items and bringing them back to life as art. This all started as a way to help raise money for local benefits, now I create full time. TRASH to TREASURES allows me to work while I spend time with my family, and still donate to the community.
Urissanna has earned a B.F.A. in Radio/TV/Film and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. She currently serves the Wichita Falls ISD as a 5th grade science teacher. She is a professional educator, motivational speaker, performer, and personal life coach with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, schools, colleges, and community groups to further their personal and organizational goals. As an elementary educator, Urissanna has developed curriculum, mentored teachers, and trained teachers in best practices. She worked in institutional advancement as a director of public relations for a college. Urissanna has keynoted for colleges, schools, and organizations across Texas. Her love for performance has led her to establish her own theatre company. Urissanna’s unique repertoire includes a variety of theatrical and musical stylings. She is most passionate about inspiring others to recognize and actualize their full potential while living and loving life. Urissanna desires to inspire each individual to use their gifts and talents to live their passion so that they could reach their individual natural potential.
VANITY J. Washington
Vanity is a versatile and multi-talented entertainer and performance artist. She serves the Wichita Falls ISD as an elementary school music teacher. Vanity is a gifted percussionist and plays any percussion instrument including the piano and steel pan drums. She is a member of the award winning and nationally acclaimed vocal group, Of Scripture. Within a music studio, Vanity provides a wealth of expertise for any aspect of music studio production including music management, production, engineering, instrumentation, vocal arrangement, vocal coaching, composing, and writing. She is experienced in video production, modeling, and dance choreography and performance. She finds time to lend her talents to churches, theatres, concerts, and various other venues. Vanity strives to be a master teaching artist who loves to grow and absorb any and every learning opportunity.