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DAC will link our Artists' Members' names to their website addresses if provided. This way our visitors can click on your name for more information and additional samples of your artwork. Artists, please provide your website address to our Webmaster if you want to be included. If you are not listed below, check with dac.desotoarts@gmail.com to confirm if your Artist's Membership is current. Artist's membership is $25 annually.

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Fiber/Textile

 

GENERE: Textile 
ARTIST Anne Collum
 Phone Number:
 E-mail:abcminifarm@yahoo.com
Website: www.annecollumart.com

Bio:I simply find pleasure and joy in my work. The fabric designs and sewing construction is rewarding for me and I hope to continue for many more years. A portion of all sales from my work is shared with St. Jude Childrens Hospital in Memphis, Tn. I would also like to invite you to visit my website at www.annecollumart.com

Jewelry

GENERE:Jewelry 
ARTIST:Carol Stroud
 Phone Number:
 E-mail:carolcstroud@yahoo.com
Website: :

Bio:
Carol Stroud became a lover of metals from age 2 when she received a silver spoon with a cat face. She still loves to move metal. While in high school art class she began to design intricate patterns like engravings which resulted in a Constructive Design major in college. A minor in Art Education gave her the ability to pass on art concepts and techniques to many students.
Carol was born in Jacksonville, Florida, attended Florida State University, and graduated from Appalachian State University. She now lives in Nesbit, Ms. She is a wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 4.
Returning in 1995 to a refresher Studio Jewelry course with Bill Endicott in Memphis,Tn. Reading about Precious Metal Clay in Lapidary Magazine her interest led her to enroll in Mildred Schiff's classes at University of Memphis 2002-2003. She went on to take Level I and Level II certification classes with Linda Kline PMC Guild- USA, Summer's 2003 and 2004. She scheduled Continuing Ed. Jewelry classes at NWCC, Senatobia and Southaven in 2005 -2009. In 2007 she was accepted by Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild Standards Review as exhibiting member until 2010. She resigned at that time to volunteer and participate locally for the Arts. She has offered workshops, demonstrated PMC techniques, created and entered hand crafted jewelry for Art Exhibits and the Gift Shop at the Desoto Arts Council and Boutique Shops in Mid-South area.
Carol designs and fabricates Art Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay Silver, semi-precious stones, Sterling Silver and other metals. Her jewelry is formed by hand, placed in a kiln to sinter the silver into 99.9% pure silver. When taken from the kiln the object is O.O.A.K. ( one of a kind). She uses traditional methods to refine, polish, and patina rings, earrings, a necklace or bracelet.
Carol is inspired by the powerful gift of creating that flows from the Creator of all things. She is constantly observing the natural world using organic objects in her "Leaf" series of designs. She also creates designs expressing encouragement from the scriptures and her Crosses include phrases in Latin.

Painting

GENERE: Painting/Mixed Media
ARTIST: Spring Lamb
 Phone Number:
 E-mail: crossbow584@gmail.com
Website: : www.scarletartlab.com  facebook is the same name

Bio:
Spring is a contemporary realist painter and illustrator of people and the human condition. She was born into a family of artists and married a musician, so she can't remember a time when she hasn't been surrounded by the creative spark. Spring was obsessed with graphic novels and comics as a teen and became an expert in figure drawing before she attended University. At West Virginia University, she expanded her interests and studied sculpture with Alison Helm and mixed media composition and illustration with Sergio Soave. During her Junior year, she went to Glenville State College to study photography, lapidary, and pottery making with Charles C. Scott. Since then, Spring has also worked in advertising, design, and marketing becoming a self-taught graphic designer for a sign shop with exploration into digital art. Currently Spring has built a career creating acrylic commissioned works and mixed media pieces through her studio, The Scarlet ArtLab
. When she isn't busy painting, she is working with silk flower arrangements. What is next for Spring? Free-form art metal sculpture!
Click Here for Spring's work

 

GENERE: Painting
ARTIST: Michael P. Maness
 Phone Number: 901-870-0597
 E-mail:  mpmaness@bellsouth.net
Website: ARTbyMPM.com
 
Bio: Click Here For Michael's Work

 

Photography

GENERE: Writing/Photography
ARTIST: Rick DeStefanis
 Phone Number:
 E-mail:rdestefanis@centurytel.net
Website:
Bio:Rick DeStefanis is an award-winning author who has been a resident of DeSoto County since 1984. Both he and his wife, Janet, reside in the Cedar View community south of Olive Branch. Since retiring from his “day job” Rick has produced four novels as well as a non-fiction work on deer hunting. Three of the novels are Vietnam era military fiction while his latest work, Tallahatchie, is a southern fiction novel about life in the modern rural south. Rick is also an avid wildlife photographer and often displays his work at DeSoto Arts Council venues.

 

GENERE: Photography
ARTIST: Steve Thomas
 Phone Number:
 E-mail: sthomas0001@gmail.com
Website: www.srthomas-photography.com


Bio: My wife and I are fairly new to the area in a way. Many years ago we lived in Memphis, but we left and I took a job as a faculty member of the University of Kentucky. After retiring, my wife and I decided to move back to the Memphis area, but this time to Olive Branch. Most of my life I have enjoyed photography as a hobby, and as a business. I have a broad interest and background in several areas of photography: portraits, landscapes, glamour, events, and other. Wherever I go I try to capture the "essence" or character of an area with photography: the people and the changing rural way of life in the North Georgia mountains; life in a coal mining area of Kentucky; life past and present in the Mississippi Delta region. Presently, I enjoy a fair amount of volunteer work with my photography for churches, agencies and non profit organizations in the Mississippi/Tennessee area.

Pottery

 

Woodworking

Writing

GENERE: Graphic Design/Musician/Writer
ARTIST: Randy Martin
 Phone Number: 216-470-6857
 E-mail:
Website: www.martindesign.info
 

Bio: Randy Martin  I am an award-winning graphic designer with a focus on book design & creation and website construction.

GENERE: Writing/Photography
ARTIST: Rick DeStefanis
 Phone Number:
 E-mail: rdestefanis@centurytel.net
Website:
Bio:Rick DeStefanis is an award-winning author who has been a resident of DeSoto County since 1984. Both he and his wife, Janet, reside in the Cedar View community south of Olive Branch. Since retiring from his “day job” Rick has produced four novels as well as a non-fiction work on deer hunting. Three of the novels are Vietnam era military fiction while his latest work, Tallahatchie, is a southern fiction novel about life in the modern rural south. Rick is also an avid wildlife photographer and often displays his work at DeSoto Arts Council venues.

 

Other

 

 
GENERE: Graphic Design/Musician/Writer
ARTIST: Randy Martin
 Phone Number: 216-470-6857
 E-mail:
Website: www.martindesign.info
 

Bio: Randy Martin  I am an award-winning graphic designer with a focus on book design & creation and website construction.