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Cindy Shepard, CZT

Cindy Shepard is an Experimental Artist and a champion of creative arts of all genres. As a city council member in Hurst, Texas she works to promote the arts in her community. Cindy has served with a local arts nonprofit and was the owner of an art gallery featuring local artisans. She is the author of 'Bottle Art' and 'Stash and Smash:Art Journal Ideas'.

A Certified Zentangle Teacher she co-authored 'The Beauty of Zentangle' and 'Zentangle 12', her Zentangle inspired art has been featured in numerous publications.

Cindy began her creative journey as a jewelry maker and earned her Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She loves sharing her creative inspirations with others and has taught numerous art workshops in all types of media.


Laura (Bob)Bladen


Laura Bladen is recognized as a rising star. She has made a mark in the art world, and her journey continues to unfold. Her story is one of passion, creativity, and dedication to her craft. 

As an artist, she brings her unique perspective and talent to her work, leaving an indelible impression on those who encounter it.

Laura specializes in acrylic painting on canvas as well as other media including wearable art, and decorative objects. Her unique style can be seen on a local signal box in her hometown of Hurst, Texas. She has been featured in Dallas Voyage Magazine, Canvas Rebel and Bold Journey Magazine.

Former Vice President on the board of directors of Arts DFW, and art consultant for the Hurst Conference Center, Laura now dedicates her time and energy to focus on helping others with their creative journey as a teacher and a mentor/.

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