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 us at info@wichitafallsarts.org or click the button below.

Artist Registration

Torin Halsey

I specialize in: Photography

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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

I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting

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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.

Steve Hilton

I specialize in: Ceramics

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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.

Kathryn (Kat) Johnson

I specialize in: Dance, Theatre

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Kathryn (Kat) Johnson began teaching dance in 2014. Kat has been a Senior Company Member of the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre for three years and has performed the roles of Arabian (The Nutcracker) and Fairy Godmother (Cinderella) with the Wichita Falls.

In addition to dance, Kat is active in local community theatre. She has performed in CATS, Mary Poppins, Chicago, Pippin, Annie Get Your Gun, Footloose, Hairspray, Avenue Q, and many more.

Jessica B. Johnson

I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting, Drawing

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Jessica B Johnson is a local Wichita Falls teaching artist and educator. Her portraiture focuses on the internal processing of external struggles.

"My art portrays the growth, the struggle, the endless battle one fights with oneself day in and day out in order to maintain, to survive, to rise up from all failures, setbacks, and misunderstandings and now has progressed and grown into symbolizing growth, balance, self-love, beauty, and strength as a mother, educator, and women of color. My Signature body of art work displays portraits that embody a mixture of detail work in acrylic paint, assemblage, and embellishment of various materials with a touch of gold leaf."

Chip Kouri

I specialize in: Painting, Drawing, Theatre

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Chip Kouri is a visual artist working mostly in acrylic paints, oil pastels, colored pencil and photography. Growing up, he always had a love for the arts and creativity and decided to make it his life work when he attended Texas Christian University, where he graduated with degrees in Fashion Design and Art.

While continuing to hone his art practice, Chip launched a successful thirty-year career in the beauty industry, eventually rising to the level of National Director of Education for a major haircare manufacturer. After retiring from the beauty industry, Mr. Kouri concentrated on his art and art practice.

Currently, he resides in Wichita Falls, TX, where he creates brightly colored and whimsical paintings and drawings. He also is a Lincoln Center trained Teaching artist, conducting art camps and classes for children and adults. He also dabbles in the theater, having appeared in eleven stage productions in the area.

Ferdine LeBlanc

I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture/3D

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Ferdine Le Blanc is an accomplished Multimedia Sculpture and Sketch artist living and working in Wichita Falls, Texas. A native of the Caribbean island of Dominica, Le Blanc holds an Associate Degree in Biology from Dominica State College, in the Commonwealth of Dominica (W.I.); and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with All-Level Teacher Certification from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.

One of his key interests as an artist is considering the intersections between social justice, culture, race, and diversity. Ferdine has developed a passion for teaching and is a recent participant in the Lincoln Center Institute Teaching Artist Learning Lab presented by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. His experience as a Teaching Artist was enhanced by the students he encountered while facilitating summer arts camps at various community learning centers in Wichita Falls. Prior to this experience, Ferdine worked for two summers at Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck, New York as a counselor teaching young people with learning differences and demonstrating the power of the arts to encourage expression for students on the autism spectrum.

Ferdine served as a temporary gallery assistant for the Museum of North Texas History during their recent exhibition of Beisbol, a touring exhibition from the National Negro Baseball Leagues Museum. His work with the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture focuses on providing arts learning activities for students in the area and supporting projects initiated by the organization to increase access to arts programs for students and their teachers.

His work has been exhibited at the University of Texas in Tyler Upcoming Students Art Exhibition, Texas Tech University Sculpture Symposium, and 9th Street Studios’ “An American Experience” exhibition.

Meagan LeBlanc

I specialize in: Muralist/Public Art, Painting

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Meagan Russell is an artist whose primary focus is painting and graphic design. She attained her BFA in painting from Midwestern State University. Currently, she teaches art to ages K-12 at the Dexter Private school in Wichita Falls Texas. When she is not teaching, she is pursuing local commissions and creating new landscape paintings from her travels.

Her body of work consists of a series of paintings that depict nostalgic landscapes using inventive color from childhood memories, or the obstruction of architecture in nature. As a child she was exposed to a very joyful, rural country life in both western Virginia and western New York. Along with her young adult experiences in Germany, these experiences influenced the vibrant color work in her artwork. Joy and peace are key foundations in her artwork and beliefs. The artist hopes to share these experiences of her faith and childhood with the audience through natural and human made environments with strategic color work.

Logan Lofgren

I specialize in: Graphic Design, Drawing

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Logan Lofgren, a Texas-born illustration artist, attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he received BFA in Illustration. He has studied and created his illustration artworks.

He explores the various skills, which specialize his artwork of surrealism arts, cartoons, caricatures, graphic novels, and illustration in general. Most recently, Logan received AAS degree of Graphic Design. His goal is to become an illustration artist.

My work is created traditionally and digitally by using drawing and painting. The illustration artwork is based on the idea and theme that it can be seen as imaginary or imagery. It would be a variety of visual images such as visual pun and etc. While I expressly draw the illustration within the image in my mind or play with the form, abstract, and doodle included with the abstract thoughts and emotions. The process of my work involves thought-provoking and decision-making by using sketch to experiment on and brainstorming with ideas and then drawing. The visualization of complex idea and variety element with the image of the aspect of emotional, informational, narrational, observational, and inspirational.

Logan acquires his drawing skills that develop as in the work, processing through traditional drawings and sketches, which he is improving every day. At five, Logan drew many inspired cartoons he saw from television, especially his favorite cartoon, Ren and Stimpy Show. That’s when his passion of drawing started to grew. He saw himself as an artist or cartoonist. Also, he expressly drew a comic book of his beloved cartoon of his own narration to tell a tale. His desires to create children’s book illustrations, book covers, posters, and working with clients for his illustration works. Also, creating many variety of single and series illustrations.

Logan can be contacted at deafranger88@gmail.com or lnl6704@g.rit.edu. Also, can be contracted at VP (Video Phone) (940) 312-7098.

Eddie Mandela

I specialize in: Drawing, airbrushing

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Eddie Mandela is a Wichita Falls native specializing in cartoons, kustom kulture art, signs, pinstriping, airbrushed t-shirts, and art. He has been involved in local car shows, outdoor festivals, and Comicon events for 35 years. You can find hundreds of samples of his art on his Facebook page.

Siobhan Mason

I specialize in: Graphic Design, Painting, Drawing

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My name is Siobhan Mason and I’m an artist who lives in Wichita Falls, Texas. I earned my degree in Journalism with an emphasis in advertising from New Mexico State University. After graduating, my husband, Roy, and I moved to Wichita Falls, Texas where I worked as an award winning graphic artist at the local paper and a local ad agency. Taking a 20 year break from work to raise my two boys, Sam and Riley, my first opportunity to get back into the art world came when a local group put on the Mane Event. This was a chance for artists to paint a horse that would be on display around town. I submitted a design and was chosen to paint a horse which is on display at a local high school. The group then asked me to paint a second horse which is on display in town. I’ve had two shows through the Kemp Center for the Arts and I am a member of the Wichita Falls Art Association.

My pen and ink art developed from my doodling in high school. I would start with a small circle and added geometric designs in the circles radiating out. Because of my journalism background, my work almost always includes words.

Jennifer McLarty

I specialize in: Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Teaching Artist

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Helping Others Find the Artist Within and Beauty in Everything - 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.