Oliver Martin has been working in wood all his life, starting as a small child by the side of his father and has specialized in woodturning for the past five years. He is currently on the Executive Board of the Woodturners of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit (501c3) group dedicated to woodturning education. His work is shown at the Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery on Sanibel and the Alliance for the Arts. He is a retired high school teacher who loves teaching crafts to others!
Pamela Joy Trow is a life-long artist with an award-winning career in design, illustration, and creative
direction. She was first introduced to wholesale working as a surface designer for a woman’s
footwear company, where deadlines were set to the wholesale trade show calendar. Pamela
eventually applied her experience to creating a line of wearable art jewelry, sold to retailers around
the country, through sales reps at AmericasMart Atlanta, wholesale trade center. As she developed
her art business through traditional venues, Pamela turned her paintings and illustrations into a line
of greeting cards, art prints, and ephemera, sold through retail stores and museum shops around the
country and internationally
KD Tobin has been painting for over 35 years. Painting, sculpting, & teaching are his passions. Mr. Tobin’s work has evolved from very large abstract-figurative to smaller, purely abstract pieces. Close examination of a particular piece will reveal texture, hand-prints & even footprints that are part of the process of creation. Buried within many pieces are subtle snippets of newsprint, headlines, & other social commentary that act as time-code elements to root the piece and act as a reference to its place in time.
Mary Lou Williams is a retired teacher and a professional storyteller. She holds a masters degree in education from Columbia University. She has served on the board of the Florida Storytelling Association and has produced local storytelling workshops and concerts featuring national storytellers. She is also a member of Toastmasters and has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster award. Mary Lou has written a book of her stories called Ten Fractured Fairy Tales. She is a member of The Storytellers of the Round Table. She won 1st Place in the Story Slam contest at the 2018 Florida Storytelling Festival, and 1st Place in the District 48 Toastmasters Humorous Speech contest in May 2022.