Artists In Residence

Our talented artists in residence are the backbone of this creative co-op. Artists include: Donna Crosby, Beverly Ann Deutsch, Jan Knox, Melanie Lewis, Marilyn Rea Nasky,  Mary Jo Kennard, Susanne Slay-Westbrook, Robin Cheers , Nia Olabesi , and Mike Etie.

Resident Artist: Nia Olabesi

Artist Statement: For me as a performer, creating art is another form of self expression. Working with acrylic bold colors and mediums and various viscosities inject rhythm and movement into my … [Read more...]

Artist in Residence: Robin Cheers

Robin Cheers is an artist working in the impressionist tradition with a contemporary style focused on representing the figure and every day life. A consummate observer, Robin's oil paintings celebrate … [Read more...]

Resident Artist -Susanne Slay-Westbrook

Respectful communication is a central theme in my work, in my life and my greater wish for the world we live in. In 2001, I wrote a book, A World of Respect: A Guide to Making It Happen and have … [Read more...]

Resident Artist – Mary Jo Kennard

Mary Jo Kennard is a native Texan. She lived for 25 years in the commuter suburbs of Washington, D.C., and the eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, near Harpers Ferry. She received a Bachelor of Fine … [Read more...]

Artist in Residence: Donna Crosby

Donna Crosby is a painter and lawyer living and working in Austin, Texas. She was born in 1961. She is a self taught artist and a member of the Austin Pastel Society, Plein Air Austin, Austin Visual … [Read more...]

Artist in Residence: Beverly Ann Deutsch

Texan, born on Galveston Island, living in Austin since 1978 with only a short 7-month stint in California around 2004. I find myself a seemingly, terminally confused world citizen looking for the … [Read more...]

Artist in Residence: Jan Knox

Jan Knox paints her love of nature, from the viewpoint of her training as a Geologist and her many travels. Jan works in mixed water-based media on both canvas and paper. She paints with watercolor, … [Read more...]

Artist in Residence: Melanie Lewis

ARTIST STATEMENT Art is my first love. I bring to my work decades of experience observing the natural world and developing skills in drawing and painting. I use what I observe to stimulate my … [Read more...]

Artist in Residence: Marilyn Rea Nasky

“My goal as a painter is to create visual images that communicate the mystery and transient beauty of our planet. I rely on visual memory, dreams, and feelings for these images of landscape, and … [Read more...]