Antoinette 'Nettie' Nestor

Antoinette Nestor has an absolute passion for making quilts. Her work has evolved to show off specialty fabrics. It's pure excitement and Nettie can't wait to start the next one. She is a graduate of Kent State University with degrees in Art History and Library Science. Living in Indiana PA for over 35 yrs, she married a sculpture and had two sons who are now both photographers.

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Barb Kubala

Barb Kubala's fiber arts are tactile and exciting jewelry pieces, wearables, and wall hangings. Kubala unites her fiber arts skills with bold constructions of soutache, sailor's knots, crystals, feathers, and more to make distinct wearable art. She is a retiree of the Indiana Area School District and has been active in the community for many years. As a fiber artist, Barb has practiced many different techniques. Much of her work includes pin weaving, which gives her the flexibility to weave any shape she draws. Her use of organic shapes is a constant and she is pleased to say that every one of her pieces is completely unique and one-of-a-kind! 

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Ashleigh Bowman

Ashleigh Bowman was born and raised in Indiana, PA. She earned her BFA at Edinboro University, studying Studio Arts with a dual concentration in Illustration and Printmaking, and a minor in Sculpture. Inspiration for her artwork comes from her fascination and appreciation for nature, as well as enlightening viewers on various environmental issues. She illustrates this information through drawings, paintings, or screen prints. Her artwork contributes to her aspirations of being a full-time illustrator and urge to make a positive impact on the environment. If she is not working on her art, she is either gardening, crocheting, watering her houseplants, listening to music, or playing her guitar, piano, or ukulele. 

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Brandon Hirt

Brandon Hirt is a fine art photographer that currently resides in Ebensburg, PA. He boomeranged back to the area after living the dream in both Colorado and Oregon. During his time out west he developed his eye, and with that came an addiction to photography.

 

"I strive to find a different perspective for my images. My photography sweet tooth is long exposure landscapes. The longer exposures help bring a silent peace to images. I create most of these with the power of moonlight or daylight and ninja special effects. These shots can last 2 seconds or as long as 2 hours. Long exposures will smooth out crashing waves or have the stars spin around the Northern Star. Variety is the spice of life, so I engage different sorts of image creation."

Brandon also photographs weddings and portraits. He is constantly striving to create images of everyday views from brand new perspectives.

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Brianna Adkins

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Chere Winnek-Shawer

Chere Winnek-Shawer's jewelry unites precious metals, Akoya pearls, and semi-precious gems like jasper and agate into extraordinary expressions. When she retired from  her law career, Chere rekindled her creative fire in the arts. Chere's first forays into weaving and fiber arts is evident in her careful handling of patterns and textures, making unique, wearable art that has a classic design sure to be worn again and again by whoever you gift it to (even if that's YOU).

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Chuck Stump

Chuck Stump has been creating ceramics for over 50 years, after becoming inspired during his undergrad years at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He currently works out of his studio that includes gas, oil, and wood fired kilns in Frostburg, Maryland. Chuck's main process is wood-fired, salt-glazed stoneware, exploring richly textured and decorated forms of are wheel-thrown with slab and coil additions, the patterns on the surfaces of his forms are enhanced by the subtle, natural effects of the wood ash and salt glazing.

Donn Hedman

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Elle Woods

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Evidalia Mendoza

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Glen T. Himes

Glen graduated from Indiana University of Pennsyvania (IUP) in 1992 with BA degrees in English and Religious Studies in 1997 and later graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a MA and PH in British literature and digital instructional design. From Unl he went to a post-Doctoral fellowship with the British Academy working on Project Corvey and subsequently joined the faculty at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Glenn returned to IUP as the director of the Instructional Design Center in 2000 and retired from IUP in 2010. Just before retiring Glenn wanted to "do" something with his daughter, Gwen, at age 12, and they decided to take a continuing education and class on abstract painting with Julie Engelmann. The experience proved transformative for him and painting is now a treasured part of his world.

Greg Jones

Inspired by Ansel Adams, Greg was one of our Gallery Photographers from 2013 until he passed away in July of 2018. Greg turned his camera's eye on views of nature, always with a focus on light. Sometimes he digitally enhanced effects, and other times the images sprang straight from his camera's lens. Bringing us images from the coast of Maine, the American West, and Western PA, his work is full of light, color, and beauty. He was always growing as an artist and photographer- and was a big part of the Artists hand. He often showed up to help hang shows and to get ready for the Holidays. From the very first the very first session in the fark room he built in the early 70's, he knew this would be a love that would last a lifetime. The first image he developed gave him inspiration. With guidance from his stepfather who was a professional photographer. Greg will always be missed. "At this time and place I am meant to be, to develop my craft." 

Greg Langham

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Heavenly Creations

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Irene Tabish

I wanted to "get a life" as a balance to the life of a high school French teacher. By signing up for Continuing Ed ceramic classes at IUP and eventually credit classes, I found the challenges and rewards provided the balance I sought. In addition to IUP classes, the past 25 summers in Chautauqua Special Studies classes at the School of Art have provided a starring roster of different teachers and new inspiration. 

As a helper to my friend who teaches warm glass jewelry classes in Special Studies at Chautauqua I was introduced to another material that presents so many possibilities. 

Whether with glass or ceramics my goals have remained learning something new and differently inspired and stimulated by the encounters with a variety of teachers and techniques, getting better at what I can achieve- I always say: for my own amusement and amazement! What a compliment when others like what I do. The friends made in the studios are the best bonus!

Jamie Coptic

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JoAnn Wesolosky

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Joanne Arnall

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Jolene Joyner

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Jonelle Summerfield

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Joy Fairbanks

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JR Sherburne

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Kathy Sartoris Rafferty 

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Ken Fairman

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LA Gallanar 

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Linda Van Gehuchten

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Mandi Moerland

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Mark Altrogge

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Mea Cash

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Mel Dunlap Jr.

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Rhonda Luckey

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Rich French

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Ron Korczynski

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Sandy Pembleton 

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Sandy Trimble

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Sharon Shepard 

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