Skills: retro video
John Allen, Board Member
Michael Arpino, Interim Board Member
Skills: ceramics, painting, puppets
Sara Barrettmixed media artist
Booder & Susan Barnes
Athanasios Bayiates, Vice President
Chris BeardSkills: Graphite pencil, pastels, colored pencils
Emily Bivens, Board Member
Skills: Professor of 4D Art, University of Tennessee/Knoxville
Neranza Noel Blount
Skills: Painting with encaustic
Interests: Incorporating photography into collage and experimenting more with sculpture. Very interested in collaborating with those that I have not collaborated with in the past.
Anna Halliwell Boyd
Skills: Drawing, painting, photography, fibers, ceramics.
Art Educator of over a decade for both K-12 and Higher Education.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley
Jo Marie Brotherton
Skills: Self Employed artist, painting, crochet, growing & fermenting vegetables.
Mitzi & Greg Congleton
Carolyn Corley, Board Member
Skills: sewing, mixed media, gardening, occasional photography,
music appreciation, & humor.
Amber CrouseSkills: Jewelry, metal
Skills: Photography and writing, seeking out the unique and bizarre.
Debra Dylan, Interim President
Skills: Video Production Specialist &
Director of TVC/University of Tennessee/Knoxville
Katherine EmlenSkills: Macro Photography, Architecture, Poetry
Shaun EstepSkills: Photography
Skills: Writing, drawing, sculpture, film/video, holography, photography,
technical communications, project management, & pocket billiards.
Skills: Mixed media art on canvas and 3D, stage make-up, paper art,
card making, wood working, & dance.
Timothy Gawne & Family
Mary Ann Gilfillan
South Knox Library
Skills: Encaustic photo art, mixed media, & Oil, watercolor.
Eric L. Hansen
Skills: Jack of all crafts, master of none.
What I lack in expertise, I make up with enthusiasm.
Photography will always be my first love.
Currently growing a dye garden & experimenting with naturally dyeing textiles.
Skills: Mixed media visual arts; art writing and curating.
Skills: Painting, block printing, epoxy
Skills: Mixed Media Art
Skills: Drawing and Mixed Media.
Anna Lawrence, Board Member
Skills: Digital, Analog, and Alternative Process Photography, Graphic Design,
and Marketing / Business Background. Co-Director: The Big Camera
Sandy & Rod Lee
Skills: I create whimsical paintings using a variety of mediums. I am primarily a watercolor painter at this time, but I also work with gouache, acrylic, pens and pressed flowers.
Skills: acrylic pop art portraits
Skills: Independent Arts & Crafts Professional
Lou Ann Magden
Former A1LabArts President, Professor Emeritus of 4D Arts,
University of Tennessee/Knoxville
Skills: Teaching: mixed media art techniques & alcohol ink techniques.
FB: Art Club Knoxville
Sara Blair McNally
Former A1LabArts Director
Skills: Photographer and Graphic Designer
Marty McWhirter & John Ryan
Donna & Charlie Moore
Skills: Analog and Alternative Process Photography, Encaustic, and Educator. Co-Director: The Big Camera
Theo Mullen, Interim Board Member
Skills: Journalist, percussionist, social media marketing,
portrait painter & owns a truck.
Skills: Acrylic, Multi Media, Pottery, & snake wrangling.
Mary Nietling, Secretary
Skills: Painting (acrylic and watercolor), crochet, paper art (chigiri-e and paper flowers),
collage and mixed media, drawing (pencil, pen/ink, and chalk pastel), some amateur digital
Skill: paints for fun, mostly acrylic, and often with her kids.
Photography By Erick
Skills: Twenty-five years of experience.
Wedding & event photography; photo restoration & photo enhancement.
Skills: mixed media and illustration.
Konrad Quast & Tamarinda Douglas
Skills: Self employed artist, painter, gardener.
Bethany (Moore) Ratliff
Skills: Watercolor, graphite, ink, colored pencil, acrylic, sculpting, digital art,
“My work focuses on portraying the body, sex positivity, and trauma.
It serves as a part of my ongoing therapy for Chronic PTSD.”
Alex Blackwelder Rifwald
Skills: Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media
(LuLu) Michelle Sanders, Interim Board Member
Skills: Curating/coordinating, promotions, social media, writing/blogging, general assistance.
Emily Schleiner & Family
Skills: Painting with oils and acrylics, and ceramics
Alex & Chris Spinosa
Skills: Photo & Video Editing, project management, community outreach,
budgeting, production, direction, grant writing, arts writing, and public speaking.
About: Lauren’s eco-political art emphasizes the non-human in an increasingly
Bob Thompson, Treasurer
Web: Home | artist-painter
Skills: widely varied, yet unexceptional.
Beverly Tomov & family
Skills: saws sharpened, dreams interpreted, lost objects located.