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Mark Vollmer

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Photographer Writer Teacher

Mark Vollmer is an award-winning outdoor photographer, writer and teacher who delights in sharing his love and knowledge of image-making via instructing & private tutoring, creating photographs & articles for publications, and designing & presenting slide shows.

Curtis Walker

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Actor, Photographer, Writer
Specialization: Photojournalism and all things photographic. is my themed photography environment in Downtown South, near the Las Vegas Arts District.

Mercedes Warrick

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Mixed Media Artist

Mercedes Warrick is a spiritual intuitive, teacher and author. She has written two healing systems. The Soul Inspired Tune Up® and Visionscapes®. Her art began to emerge through her in 2012 when she unexpectedly painted a piece at an afternoon workshop that she thought was quite good.

Laura Wetherington

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: Experimental Poetry, Teaching Workshops

Originally a Virginia native, Laura Wetherington moved to Nevada with her family when she was ten years old. Laura's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the 2010 National Poetry Series.

Suzanne Morgan Williams

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: Literary Arts

When Suzanne Williams was a child, she wanted to be an artist, but her drawings always told stories. As an adult, she became a teacher. Williams learned to observe her students, assess their needs, and respect their individuality.

Michelle Wilmot

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Indigenous & Political Art

M. B. Wilmot is a Chamorro Iraq War Veteran visual artist currently residing in Las Vegas. Originally from Northern California, Wilmot is a self-taught artist who specializes in pencil sketch drawings and custom-designed murals.

Gretchen Winkler

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Painter and Novelist

Gretchen Winkler was born and raised in Reno, NV. She attended UNR and obtained her BA in English Literature with a minor in Art. She did some graduate level studies at UNR until economics forced her to choose a full time job versus education.

Richard Eaves Woods

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Fine art painter

I have always been an artist. All my life I’ve gotten these urges to draw what I imagine, these ideas as images that come upon me when I’m daydreaming about something else. A quick sketch may be all that happens for the moment, some compositions clamor for the jump to reality immediately.

L. Martina Young

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Choreographer, Dancer, Writer
Specialization: Dance & Movement Investigator

Recipient of Nevada's Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts, Martina Young is an active visionary who conceptualizes aesthetic connections within her fields of dance, poetic perception, and language.