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.

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Paul W. Roberts

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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.

Tom Roberts

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Born in Austin Texas, he has migrated all around this great state, then North to the Red River bottoms near the historic town of Byers. Tom met and married a Clay County Cowgirl, now residing there with their little dog Bella.
His career as an artist started early, when, as a typical kid brother, he copied his older sibling's efforts at sketching and quickly picked up a pencil. These early attempts at drawing grew into a career starting in 1989 as a professional design draftsman. Drawing on a drafting table for years using tools like lead holders, protractors, squares etc. Always saying "That's when drafting was fun, now with computer's it's work". As technology progressed to computers, his tools have changed as well.
While in high school, an art class project to sculpt in clay planted a seed that has been smoldering for some years now. A long-time family friend, Professor and Master Sculptor, Richard Davis with The University of North Texas, challenged him to sculpt and gave him a block of wax. The wax sat unused for years until he was inspired by a chance encounter with the Western Artist/Sculptor Jim Miller. Once again, this time being challenged by Him to sculpt, Tom responded and finally started sculpting.
Inspired by people and the struggles of everyday life, he now pursues an accurate representation of his subject matter through realistic depictions of a working-western-outdoor lifestyle. Admiring people who put on gloves and work hard to make a living, he strives to depict this beauty.
Tom knows all credit goes to his loving-supportive wife, family and foremost to God.

Charlie “ChaSue” Roberts

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Born and raised in WFTX, I love to explore the alternative of our community through art. I work with multiple medias, ranging from live preformances to watercolor.

Meagan Russell

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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.

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AmbeR Day Scott

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AmbeR Day Scott is a spritely mixed-media artist who uses intrigue and exploration to connect with her viewer.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001, AmbeR spent years experimenting with new formats to present her creations outside of the studio and gallery environment. Recently, she has worked with a variety of Arts and Cultural organizations, to create multiple large-scale, temporary artistic experiences. These collaborations were designed to engage greater portions of the community in the production and appreciation of art.

Since 2018, she has had a wide variety of opportunities as the Gallery Director of 9th Street Studios and as the Administrative Assistant of the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. Her personal artwork has been featured in multiple group exhibitions in Wichita Falls, the Tulsa Nude Art Show, Juxtapose Gallery in Rosendale NY and Pedroche Gallery in Dallas TX.

AmbeR currently lives and works in Wichita Falls, TX.

Crimson Shults

I specialize in: Literary Arts, Muralist/Public Art, Painting

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A native of Austin, artist Crimson Shults grew up influenced by the iconic mix of hamburger joints on The Drag, live music on Town Lake and winding trails through limestone and oak trees. After spending an entire spring break reading “Lonesome Dove,” she later found herself working for author Larry McMurtry in Archer City. Following, Crimson earned her BBA in Finance and her Master of Arts in English/History at Midwestern State University under Poet Laureate of Texas, James Hoggard. As a professional painter, Crimson has exhibited from Santa Fe to New Orleans—keenly aware that each place has its own heartbeat and identity. She is passionate about using her creative talents to support communities’ unique cultural and historical identities to inspire its people, grow businesses and attract visitors to the city.

Antuan Simmons

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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’.

Kiera Simmons

Robert Smith

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Ibe been drawing since i could hold a pencil and over the years ive won a few competitions and had my art displayed at MSU and the Wichita Falls Museum. Now im just a struggling artist trying to sell his work and do commissions.

Kathy Smyers

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KATHY SMYERS
WEAVINGS BY KATHY

Raised in Hobbs, New Mexico, the beauty and color of nature shows in Kathy’s weavings and tapestries. Her designs display traditional Rio Grande style while incorporating French tapestry techniques. She weaves in her she-shed with her Australian shepherds in attendance.
While showing horses, she was introduced to not only the beauty but the utility of Navajo saddle blankets. Kathy was able to take lessons from native artisans in northern New Mexico in 2015. Once she learned the basics of Rio Grande style weaving and the utility of Churro wool, her imagination was whetted. Her first pieces were saddle blankets and table runners. The weaving styles used were Rio Grande stripes, Chimayo and Saltillo. She now incorporates these weaving styles with leather on her unique purses and totes. Kathy’s tapestry weavings depict landscapes, seascapes and flowers. These works of art have been juried into national and international art shows, receiving first place honors at several. Saddle Blanket 2018 was used at the 2018 Induction Ceremony held at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
Kathy is based near Holliday, Texas. Her work can be seen at her studio. She frequently has pieces at The Gallery in Wichita Falls, Texas. Please feel free to contact her at 940-631-2598 or kathysmyers@srcaccess.net. Her work can also be seen on Facebook at Weavings by Kathy.

Ralph Stearns

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Born into a military family in Austin, Texas, Ralph Steams began life moving.

He first moved to Wichita Falls in 4th grade and attended City View Elementary School. He graduated from Petrolia High School in 1972 and decided to follow his father's lead. Enlisting for two years in the United States Marine Corps, Stearns was stationed throughout southern California and worked as a legal clerk and court reporter. Upon discharge, through the G.I. Bill, he had money to pursue education in his heart's true calling… fine art. Stearns was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Midwestern State University in painting and sculpture in 1981. Lamar Advertising of Wichita Falls quickly snatched up the talented artist to work in the billboard industry. He served the company for 15 years as a commercial artist and art director.

Ralph then became a self-employed artist, participating in local/ regional/ international art shows, and instructing and painting Wichita Falls. Hired as a district mural specialist, his paintings brighten the daily grind at Wichita Falls Independent School District schools. He refers to the large-scale religious oil paintings in two Wichita Falls churches as his "legacy." His caricatures, created during various area venues, bring a smile to all portrayed. But his most visible paintings adorn buildings. His realistic cyclists' race to the finish on the "Hotter than Hell Race" headquarters. His giant parrot behind a faux brick wall brings double-takes to travelers on Kell Boulevard.

Ralph explains, "I am a figure painter. Once you learn the basic elements of painting, you can manipulate work any way you want. I am a passionate artist that loves forms and color. I love it; I breathe it. My favorite medium is oil, but my favorite style, well, I change with the weather.'"