I specialize in: Media Arts, Music, photography
I am a musician, songwriter, photographer, filmmaker, writer, visual artist, and experimenter in anything I can get my hands on. I graduated from MSU with a major in photography but spent a lot of time in ceramics, drawing, and printmaking. I love a good story. My dad is an amazing storyteller so in some way, the core of all my interests is the desire to tell a good story.
I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting, Drawing, Art Therapy, Portraiture
I am an art therapy teacher in a forensic psychiatric hospital. Art has always been a part of my life though never as deeply and as healing as with my current job. In the past I mainly stayed with using graphite and colored pencil for portrait work. In the recent 5 years I have branched out to different mediums as well as getting into abstract painting. I painted around 15 murals/wall art for the North Texas State Hospital Juvenile facility. I would like to get more involved in art culture and mural work with the community.
I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting, Drawing, Theatre
Cooper Alexander is an artist and educator based in Vernon, Texas. She is passionate about her native north Texas environment. Her artwork is inspired by the sagebrush and cedar trees surrounding her home. Cooper works at the Red River Valley Museum where she teaches art classes to kids, providing them with a creative outlet and the opportunity to explore their own artistic vision. In addition to her paintings, Cooper has also created several murals around Vernon for local businesses and organizations.
I specialize in: Crafts, Muralist/Public Art
From murals to crocheting, I like to keep myself busy creating! Self-taught artist from OKC who loves working with traditional mediums such as ink, fibers, pencil, chalk pastels, but favorite being oil pastel.
I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting
Born in 1970 in Mountain View, California, Glen Bacus was raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree in illustration from UMass Dartmouth in 1993, with further studies at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and The DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Pop modernistic in style, Glen's colorful acrylic paintings include images of nature, space, time and patterns and exude energy and vibrance.
His work appears in various public and private collections. In 2001, Glen moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, where he currently resides today.
I specialize in: Printmaking, Sculpture/3D, ceramics
I received my BFA with Teacher Certification from Midwestern State University in 2014. For four years I taught high school art. I specialize in ceramic sculpture, painting, and printmaking. In my imagery, I use local wildlife to reflect upon art history, various cultures, society, and relationships.
I specialize in: Crafts, Painting, Sculpture/3D, Theatre, Fabric Art
Bob Barrow earned the BFA in ceramics and painting from MSU in 1978. Before returning to MSU from Cal State Fullerton, Bob was a local artist known for his work with fabric and a pioneer in dyeing velvet. After college, Bob created art in various forms and media. He designed, painted, and constructed sets at Backdoor Theatre.
He was later a theatre teacher in Burkburnett for 20 years. His artistic skills contributed to his success as he designed and built amazing sets, including a three-ring circus in the gymnasium with full-body plaster trapeze artists. He served on the Board and was active in the Texas Thespians, being inducted into the Texas Thespians Hall of Fame during the inaugural year of the award, 2011. He also taught workshops in mask-making, Raku, and dyeing, and taught robotics in Costa Rica.
In retirement, Bob returned to ceramics and fabric. He exhibits work in shows and festivals, while being involved in the Wichita Falls Art Association and chairing Art Battle Wichita Falls. In 2022, he received the Margie J. Reese Innovation Award for his work in bringing Art Battle to Wichita Falls.
I specialize in: Leather Goods
As someone who grew up around leather as a material applied as tools and useful objects, I learned to appreciate leather goods from an early age being present around ranching and working cowboys. By keeping to the idea of leather goods as tools, I strive to build usable and durable leather goods that are up to the standards of everyday use. In addition to durable usability, leather as a material, offers itself as a widely applicable source of beauty and modification, allowing me to dress up items with carving, tooling, or other decoration; changing a bag from a durable everyday carry item, into a unique, beautiful and personal everyday carry item.
Additionally, leather’s versatile uses and applications allow me to push my creative side with new and unique custom pieces.
From client requests, to my own personal projects, starting with a bare side of leather and mine and my client’s imaginations, the creation of an item is pure joy. It doesn't matter if an item is an intricate 6 month custom client build or a one day retail item build, all of my products are built by my hands and meant to be used.
I specialize in: Painting
Since 2002, Ginger Boller has been teaching art in the Wichita Falls community. She has worked with many different populations including foster kids, senior adults and families. She has created free community art experiences and paid events. Her past experience as a counselor is a tool that she uses to help people express themselves through art. Seeing art become therapeutic is the driving force in her work.
When she is not teaching art, Ginger paints in her home studio. Her current body of work focuses on whimsical and colorful watercolor houses and interiors.
In 2021 and 2022 Ginger was part of the Artist Development Program hosted by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. This program provided training and facilitated an artist residency at Presbyterian Manor.
I specialize in: Painting, Segmented woodturning, Silversmithing and Lapidary
As long as I can remember I have always been drawn to art and handmade objects. As young person I spent hours and hours drawing, taking apart discarded objects and building with Lego blocks. I also loved visiting the library. Often times I would take home books on art, animals, machines and other sorts. I would often wander up and down the aisle looking for books that would catch my eye. One such book was “The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez”. I was fascinated by her and her family’s pottery. Years later after working as a carpenter and bringing home scrap pieces of exotic woods. I decided to try segmented woodturning.
I especially love western and Southwest art in all its forms. My leather work, drawing and Oil paintings, my lapidary and silverwork all are heavily influenced from that love to a heavy degree.
I specialize in: Graphic Design, Muralist/Public Art, Painting, Drawing, Face Painter
Katie has painted three of the statue "Mane Event" horses in Wichita Falls and has two more on the way as of March 2022. She loves many different mediums and is currently focused on face painting and providing a little magic to each customer - big or small.
She loves using acrylic, watercolor, and ink to create portraits of people and pets.
For over 25 years, she has utilized her skill as a graphic designer to elevate brands, design eye-catching advertising/print material, and social media posts.
I specialize in: Literary Arts, Publishing and Writing Presentations, Book Readings at Schools and Libraries
I like to tell stories. I am an author and publisher. I write, design, and illustrate my books and stories, and then publish my work through my publishing imprint, 8th Street Press. Since 2014, I have created and published 9 books of my own. I also published 15 books for other Texoma-based writers.
I graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, with a degree to teach elementary education and sociology, but pursued 4 career paths: teacher, social worker, fundraiser, and freelance journalist. I also gained insight into our human experience through a plethora of “jobs”. All paths diverged, but I eventually came back to my original purpose of telling stories.
I started the Texoma Indie Authors Group for writers in the northern Texas and southern Oklahoma area. I worked with the Wichita Falls Public Library to present National Indie Authors Day in 2018 and 2019.
In August 2020, I developed my publishing imprint, 8th Street Press. Upcoming projects for 2022 and 2023 include an artist residency at a Wichita County non-profit organization and the production of a photography book.
I present classes on writing "your story" and on basics of self-publishing. I am available to do presentations of my work for schools and libraries.