Carrie Kingsbury is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Stowe, Pennsylvania.
Carrie Kingsbury has been a full-time mural painter since 1999, when she started Promiseland Murals. She has many large commercial, community, and residential projects in her portfolio such as PF Chang’s in Lancaster, PA; World Of Beer and MOD Pizza in Exton, PA; Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA; and Julius Silvert’s and Davita’s corporate headquarters as well as several restaurants; multiple historical murals in Berwyn, Malvern, and Hamburg, PA; and many fine homes on the east coast.
Carrie has traveled as far as California, Romania, and India to paint. In 2009, her work was displayed as part of the television show Extreme Home Makeover (Berks edition) and many mini makeovers in Berks County, PA, and the surrounding area. Carrie was involved in many Designing for Hope projects involving murals and painted a backdrop for Quaker City String Band for the 2016 Mummers Parade. She has volunteered teaching art for a scouting program for girls since 1994. Carrie currently works out of her mural studio located in Stowe, Pennsylvania.
See more work, visit promiselandart.com
Steven Lester is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Canton, Georgia.
Steven Lester began his career as a commercial illustrator after graduating from college with a degree in visual arts. He became an art director and creative director for corporations and advertising agencies, winning more than 100 national and international awards.
After four decades in the commercial art field, Steven fully embraced his love of fine art painting. He has painted internationally in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, India, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean. His work is in demand by corporations (McDonald’s, The Coca Cola Company, REI COOP), major universities, art collectors, athletes, and private individuals across the globe.
Steven was selected to be a 2020 Executive Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program, recipient of the United States Sport Academy’s (USSA) prestigious International Sports Artist of the Year award, and awarded the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) “Zhenliang He Cultural Medallion”.
Steven was invited to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to stage live painting events at multiple venues. Concurrent with the Summer Games, he had a solo exhibition of his narrative, Olympic-themed paintings at the prestigious Tokyo American Club.
See more work, visit stevenlesterartstudio.com
Ann Dunbar is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Calvados, France.
Ann Dunbar is an award-winning mixed media artist living in Calvados, France. She was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has a Bachelor of Art degree in Art and a Teachers’ Diploma from Southbank University. Since she moved to France permanently in 1996, she has developed her art to find her own voice with original mixed techniques, full-time.
Ann’s idea of marrying her paintings on paper with embroidery is like a hymn to nature. The paintings come alive with shimmering movement and rich textural detail. Many of her works are in private collections world-wide as well as in various museums and cultural centres in Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and the United Kingdom.
Ann has participated in 45 solo shows and 120 group exhibitions worldwide. Recently, Ann received an NFT award from Biancoscuro Art Contest 2022, the médaille de vermeil 2022 from the “Académie Arts-science-Lettres,” a bronze medal with Artlookone France, and the “Collectors Vision” International Award 2021 from Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.
Ann is a member of Foundation Taylor, member and sponsor of TAFA (Fibre Arts) in USA, affiliate Artist of Circle Foundation in France, and member of Mondial Art Academia. She is represented by Shoalhaven Gallery, New South Wales, Australia; G&C gallery/agent in the United Kingdom; and Trevisan International Italy.
See more work, visit anndunbarart.com
Linda Dubin Garfield is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker and mixed media artist, creates visual memoirs exploring the mystery of memory and the magic of place, using hand-pulled printmaking techniques, photography, collage and digital imaging. Her abstract and dynamic works use multiple layers of ink that waver between background and foreground creating a fusion of surface design and abstract expressionism She also creates installations that include public participatory art, especially when she is exploring themes relating to women in today’s culture.
In 2005, she founded ARTsisters, a group of professional artists who empower each other and their community through art. In 2007, she started smART business consulting which helps emerging artists reach their goals and their audience; provides consulting and coaching on the business of art through individual, small groups and workshop experiences; and provides opportunities to exhibit work. Today, she serves on several non-profit boards and appreciates her good fortune to be able to make art every chance she gets.
See more of her work at lindadubingarfield.com.