The Alliance has developed an Artist Roster, a database (including artists’ biographies, 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!

The Artist Roster is open to 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 info@wichitafallsarts.org or click the button below.

Artist Registration

Jacobie Genus

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Jacobie Genus is a local artist specializing in urban abstract who is currently taking 2D commissions, large or small. He has completed several public murals using acrylic, spray paint and marker and has done art instillations at special events. Jacobie works well in groups while learning, improving his artistic skill and bridging out to new ideas. Jacobie would also like to use his welding and carpentry skills to work on collaborative public art projects.

Email Jacobi at jestersink10@gmail.com for serious inquiries.

Sharon Gibson-Bly

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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.

B.C. Gilbert

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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."

Devan Gill

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Telling stories is what I do best as a graphic artist. My goal is to present striking digital imagery, no matter how simple or complex, to engage a variety of audiences in professional and non-professional settings the way a good movie or piece of music would. I do art pieces, posters, logos, album covers, and t-shirts.

Emma Griffiths

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Currently working to achieve my Bachelors in Fine Arts at Midwestern State University. I focus in painting and sculpture, but have a good grasp on digital mediums.

Torin Halsey

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Torin Halsey

Education/Background:
Graduated from Texas State Technical Institute 1980
30+ years of experience as a professional photographer
Numerous courses, classes, workshops and seminars

Preferred Medium:
Digital Photography

Exhibitions:
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
Jason's Deli
WF Times Record News
PhotosByTorin.com
Facebook/Photos By Torin Halsey
City of Wichita Falls Offices




Torin Halsey
Photos by Torin
#1 Swenson Circle
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 631-1725
www.photosbytorin.com
TnTHalsey@aol.com

Ronald Hamer

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Ronald Hamer a local Wichita Falls artist specializing in oil painting. Ronald is skilled in painting portraits, landscapes and is available to be scheduled to draw caricatures at events. He is an active member of the Wichita Falls Art Association and well known in the area for his contemporary painting style. He is currently accepting commissions contact him at (940) 257-5326 for more information and pricing.

Lauren Hamlin

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Hello! My name is Lauren I am going to school for Printmaking and Graphic Design. I hope to one day to open a print and design shop called Black Cat Printmaking Co. I do darker mixed with pretty for my prints as well as custom Design work. I am currently exploring t-shirt printing and building up my portfolio. I also run a photography business on the side: https://www.facebook.com/lsahphotos/

Steve Hilton

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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.

Chrysa Jacobs

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Chrysa Jacobs is a Caribbean artist hailing from the twin-island federation of St. Kitts-Nevis, where she acquired an associate degree in general studies of literature, art and design, and sociology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at Midwestern State University with concentrations in ceramics, printmaking and graphic design.

Her artwork fuses African symbols with Kittitian iconography to covey the complex concept of a Caribbean diaspora.

Jacobs’ work has been displayed in Juanita Harvey Gallery at Midwestern State University as well as the University of Dallas Museum. Over the last four years, she has participated in MSU’s annual Empty Bowls Project and offered her expertise to the Girl Scouts by assisting in various clay activities.

Kathryn (Kat) Johnson

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I currently attend Midwestern State University as an Art Major. I have been dancing for 6 years focusing on jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, and lyrical dance. I also have been vocally trained for 15 years. I am always eager to teach and work with others to help them find their inner artist. I currently train with the Wichita Falls Youth Ballet and actively audition for shows at both Backdoor Theatre and Wichita Theatre.

Charis Johnson-Turner

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Originally from Oklahoma, born and raised. Always viewed art as a fun hobby, which included sewing, painting, drawing, and crafting. Studied biology at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond before concentrating on being a mother and began tattooing.

Moved to Wichita Falls, Texas in 2013 to further her career in tattoing as well as piercing. Currently works at Underground Tattoo.