Abbey Andersen

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Abbey is an Oregon native, a traveler, and a picnicking enthusiast who spends much of her time in search of the planet's finest produce and most beautiful landscapes. She holds a BA in studio art and creative writing from Humboldt State University. Primarily an illustrator, Abbey delights in using her artwork to celebrate the extraordinary qualities of the ordinary, and the loveliness of “in-between” moments.

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Karen Good

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​Karen Good is a founding member of Paonia Clayworks where she has taught hand-building and sculptural techniques, wheel-thrown work, glazing, and firing. Karen holds an MA in Holistic Education from Antioch University/Seattle. She taught for 24 years in public, private and charter schools, including running her own one-room K-8 school for 8 years in Washington State. Her last seven years she served as Art Department Chair at the Orme School of Arizona, teaching ceramics, sculpture, drawing printmaking, and directing the annual Orme Fine Arts Festival.

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May Trumble

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​ May has always created since very young. Later in life, she studied at the Art Students League of Denver and has presented her creations in The Golden Triangle, Greenwood Village, Evergreen Center for the Arts and various other places on the Front Range. Creating works of oil paint, acrylic, ink, watercolor, pastel and collage most of her work has been centered around the inter-dimensionality of nature; animals and landscapes.

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Naropa Sabine

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Naropa Sabine has worked in numerous artistic disciplines, engaging in literary as well as visual and musical formats. Born in Colorado and raised in a remote mountain monastery in Appalachia, he was educated as a painter in Memphis, Tennessee. After receiving a European travel scholarship for museum study, he finished formal schooling in NYC. Subsequently, he traveled throughout the world, read a million and one books, experimented, and worked extensively in video, theatre, music, poetry, and film, while continuing his practice of painting and mixed media assemblage.

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Melissa Rehfeldt

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"Melissa is a lover; a lover of life, a lover of the Earth and a lover of plants. It has been through this love that she found the passion and desire to begin creating one of a kind vessels for her self-propagated house plants. Once this journey started, it only brought more joy into Melissa’s life, taking her down the magical path of working with clay, her hands, and the Earth. Through this process, she has expanded into creating other sacred items such as ceremonial tea or cacao cups, incense burners, bowls and much more.

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Pieter Van Winkle

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