Creativity: Hustlers Fakers & Thieves

Deb Stoner is a Portland, Oregon artist with deep roots in craft, as well as fine art photography. She is a proud student of the California Public School System from K12 to an MFA in Applied Design from San Diego State University, and a BS in Geology from UC Davis. Before its closing in 2019, Deb taught for three decades at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She shows work in galleries as well as permanent public art collections, lectures widely, is the recipient of grants and artist residencies, and sells work to enthusiastic collectors.
Patrick's 45 year old love affair with wood and furniture has led him on a fascinating quest. This pursuit has allowed him to continually explore and evolve in the world of marquetry, conservation, creation, teaching, and consulting. It has also helped him to cultivate a passionate appreciation of pre-industrial furniture.
Merridawn Duckler is a writer from Oregon, author of INTERSTATE (dancing girl press) and IDIOM (Washburn Prize, Harbor Review) She won the Jewish in Seattle fiction contest and the Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award from Woven Tale Press, judged by Ann Beattie. Recent work in Hobart, New Flash Fiction, Penn Review, No Contact, Cheat River Review. She’s an editor at Narrative and the international philosophy journal Evental Aesthetics.