Mary Brodbeck

MARY BRODBECK has studied, employed, and taught the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printmaking since learning these techniques in Japan from Yoshisuke Funasaka in 1998. The calm aesthetic and Zen-like qualities of her landscape prints have received widespread acclaim and can be found in the permanent collections at the Hunterdon Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.

May, Victoria

VICTORIA MAY uses fabric and stitching as the basis for mixed-media objects and installations that address aspects of the human condition. May's work is often meticulous and obsessive with a strong craft ethic. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches at local colleges and universities. She has also taught workshops at Penland, CabrilloArts and the San Jose ICA. Her work has been published in Surface Design Journal and in By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art.  

Megan McGaffigan

Megan McGaffigan is a metalsmith/artist working in the greater Portland Area. She holds a BFA in Metalsmithing from Montana State University and an MFA from California College of the Arts in Jewelry/Metal Arts. She is most known for her adornments in animal topics and examinations of human-animal relationships.

Michael Metz

MICHAEL METZ is a Northwest Native potter who has exhibited his work throughout the Pacific Northwest for 40 years. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in art from Lewis and Clark College. Specializing in traditional ceramics, his work includes functional, sculptural and crystalline glazes. As a production potter in the 70’s and 80’s, he made over 10,000 sets of dinnerware for the Bennett Welsh Studio. Mike has dedicated his career to classic and contemporary ceramic art.

Nancy Judd

NANCY JUDD creates couture fashion sculptures from trash through her business Recycle Runway. She exhibits her work in high-traffic public locations around the US to inspire action around conservation of resources. Her traveling exhibition called ReDress: Upcycled Style is touring museums around the United States, and one of her sculptures, the Obamanos Coat, is in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Nancy’s work has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Delta Air Line’s in-flight magazine, the Huffington Post, and in media outlets around the world.

Newman, Hannah

HANNAH NEWMAN is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the relationship between the digital and physical through installations, books, and sculptures.  Hannah received an MFA in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2016, and is currently a resident at the Rainmaker Artist Residency in Portland Oregon.  Previously she worked as an Artist-in-Residence at Springfield Pottery in Springfield, Missouri and earned a B. S. in Ceramics, Fine Art, and Art History from Indiana Wesleyan University. 

Pearl, Cora

CORA PEARL started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy and hand lettering ever since. She has a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Cora works as a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches calligraphy and hand lettering at Portland Community College and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions. She has taught at several calligraphy conferences including Letters of Joy, IAMPETH, Letterfest, and will be teaching at Letterfest, the International Calligraphy Conference in 2017.

Prentiss, Alex

ALEX PRENTISS has been a relief printmaker for over twenty-five years and making prints using Japanese printmaking methods since 1996. Her Moku Hanga teacher is Elaine Chandler, who studied with Akira Kurosaki in Japan. She is also an experienced letterpress printer, book artist and the owner of McClain's Printmaking Supplies since 2001.


Rietz, Liza

LIZA RIETZ holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Lewis and Clark college and is a self taught clothing designer whose clothing line has been available for custom and retail since 2002. Liza has participated in dozens of group and independent fashion shows across our region and internationally.