Kelly Alison Plainview, Joe Diaz San Antonio, BC Gilbert Wichita Falls, Jeff Wheeler Slaton, Chloe Rizzo Amarillo, Heather and Justin May Plainview, Chad Holliday Canyon, Kathy Sterling Kelley Lubbock, Debbie and Josiah Herrera Plainview, Michael Roque Collins Houston, Blair Willson Plainview, Jon Whitfill Lubbock, Preston Alison Plainview
Kelly Alison Project Manager for Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2012 and 2014, founding member of HIVE Houston and instructor at Art League Houston, Alison's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at the Shanghai Art Museum in China, the National Museum of Art in Lima, Peru and The Fine Arts Museum in Houston Texas. She has been published in books, catalogs and magazines such as Art in America and Texas Monthly. Alison is currently living in Plainview Texas.
Joe Diaz Collector of an astonishing number of contemporary art masterpieces by Chicano, Latino and other American artists with roots in Southwest and Hispanic culture. Works from his collection have been seen in over twenty exhibitions including the San Antonio Art Museum, Oklahoma City and South Texas Institute for the Arts and at the National Cultural Center in Chicago. Collections include Luis Jimenez, Mel Chin, Sharon Kopriva and Benito Huerta among others.
BC Gilbert Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Gilbert creates paintings, block prints, and drawings that are inspired by the wild west and cowboy life. The Wichita Falls-based artist was recently named the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Great Plains Art Museum 2016 Artist-in-Residence where he created a new piece for the museum’s permanent collection. In the past few years, Gilbert has shown at The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For The Arts in Lubbock and Grindstone Gallery in San Antonio.
Jeff Wheeler Pioneer and mentor artist of Lubbock, Texas. He is now the Co-Director of the legendary studio compound owned by James Surls and Charmaine Locke in Splendora Texas called Splendora Gardens. He will run it alongside their daughter Ruby. Jeff and his brother Brian are well known for their collaborative traveling exhibitions called Ulterior Motifs which began in 1999 and feature Texas artists. They just launched the 14th in the series.
Chloe Rizzo Nationally exhibited Figure Sculptor and Art Educator. Chloe currently teaches and lectures at Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University. Teaching previously at University of Colorado, in Seattle at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seward Park Art Studio and St. Georges Parish and in New Jersey at Perkins Center Summer Youth Program. In 2007 she developed a new body of work in a women’s ceramic art studio in the Czech Republic.
Justin and Heather May Owners of the old Gebo’s/Marse & Son building which operated briefly as Studio 623 in downtown Plainview. The May's have enthusiastically petitioned the Plainview Main Street/Tourism Board with ideas for making Plainview a destination city. They are also the founders of the Plainview Repertory Theater with six productions under their belt. The Mays live in Lubbock but plan to move to Plainview soon.
Chad Holliday Assistant Professor of Art at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon Texas teaching and leading all three curriculum in glass ceramics, sculpture, design and professional practices. He also led two successful study-abroad courses to the Czech Republic. Honored as a featured emerging artist in “American Style” magazine, Holliday received a Fulbright Award for the academic year 2007-2008 studying at the SUPSS, recognized as the first and oldest glass school in the world.
Kathryn Kelley Founding president of BOX 13 ArtSpace in Houston, her solo exhibitions include Art League Houston, Women and Their Work, Lawndale Art Center and she was Invited to create an installation for the Texas Biennial in 2011. Numerous fellowships for artist residencies include Vermont Studio Center, I-Park and Darke Gallery and she has shown work in Mexico, Peru, and Spain. Kelley holds a MFA from the University of Houston and currently inhabits the Fine Arts Doctoral Program [Critical Theory + Artistic Practices] at Texas Tech University in Lubbock
Josiah and Debbie Herrera Josiah is a Mastor Mason serving as a Senior Deacon and proud member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge. At 27 years old Josiah has worked with area youth and the City of Plainview to design the Plainview Skate Park. Herrera also runs a social media platform for a professional skateboarding brand called Toy Machine. Debbie is a mixed media assemblage and piercing artist with experience operating local art venues. She has two giant tortoises that hibernate in her refrigerator !
Michael Roque Collins Represented by LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe New Mexico, Redbud in Houston, Virginia Miller in Miami, Norwood Flynn in Dallas and Galerie K in Paris. Reviewed in Art News Magazine, Art In America, Art Lies, and Art World Magazine with works seen in 17 museums in the U.S., and curated in more than 250 group exhibitions in the U.S., Cuba, Peru, Germany, China, Mexico, France, Greece and Istanbul. He currently teaches at Houston Baptist University in Houston.
Blair Willson Native of Plainview Texas and 1980 Texas Tech graduate, Willson has thirty years of experience in project management, industrial, commercial and residential construction with skills in architecture and engineering. Recently Blair and wife Gayle have seen the need to give back to their hometown, and have established a philanthropy dedicated to restoration of buildings and businesses in downtown Plainview called Plainview Downtown Restoration. They are currently working to restore the old Skaggs Building.
Jonathan Whitfill Received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Texas Tech University in 2006, following a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Biology and Chemistry from Wayland Baptist University in 2000. Whitfill exhibits his work primarily in his native Texas habitat, but has also exhibited nationally and internationally, spanning seventeen states, France and China He is a founder of many artist-run collaborative organizations including the RJP Nomadic Gallery, Earthbound Moon, Culture Laboratory Collective, The Button Project, and the Free Range Creatives. In addition to his work as an artist and sculptor, he currently teaches AP Physics, Astronomy, and coaches Chess at Estacado High School in Lubbock Texas.
Preston Alison Collector for over thirty years with collections including names like James Surls, Luis Jimenez, The Art Guys and Dorothy Hood just to name a few. "CAMP was Preston's idea" says Executive Director, Kelly Alison. He just thought we would start with his collection and see where that took us. Alison's other projects include a 12 pod studio compound in the Near Northside area of Houston Texas.