Gary Cadwallader received a BA in Art from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1972. He was a computer programmer for most of his life although he continued to paint part-time. In 2011 he became serious about painting and has exhibited widely since then.
He is a signature member of the Watercolor Honor Society and the Missouri Watercolor Society. Since 2011 he has earned eight Best in Show Awards, two People's Choice, a purchase prize, and 25 juried acceptances including the Missouri Watercolor International, the Kansas Watercolor National, the River Market Regional, Missouri 50, and Watercolor USA. In 2016 he was awarded a fellowship in Artist INC KC. In February 2017 he was featured in a Missouri Life article: Passion Meets Reality.
He serves on the boards of Watercolor USA, Mid-Missouri Artists Inc, and Sedalia Visual Artists Association.
Fred Schollmeyer has been painting professionally since 1989. He holds a degree in Art Education from Lincoln University in Jefferson City and has studied art at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He retired in 2007 from teaching Elementary and Middle School art, after thirty years.
Fred has received numerous awards including Best of Show, People's Choice Awards, and Purchase Awards. His work has been featured in the Top 50 juried exhibition at the Missouri State Fair. The international publication Airbrush Action Magazine has published his work in three issues. In 2004 he became a signature member of the Missouri Watercolor Society. Since 2008 he has had nine paintings featured in the prestigious Watercolor USA Exhibit in Springfield, Missouri. In 2008 he became a member of the Watercolor Honor Society. In May 2018 his painting "Frozen Ford Fairland" was published in the North Light book, Acrylics Works. His work is included in collections throughout the USA and Europe.
Originally from Colorado, life-long artist Jodi Harsch has taught drawing to people of all ages for over thirty years. Since moving to Missouri, Jodi has earned an A.A.S degree in Business Management and continues her love of drawing and instructing others. Many of her students, have received awards and ribbons at various shows, and have excelled in their passion for drawing and painting. Jodi has exhibited her art in Kansas City and the surrounding areas through art competitions and gallery shows.
Jodi is a member of the Sedalia Visual Arts Association, (SVAA) and the Mid-Missouri Artists (MMA) in Warrensburg. As a commissioned artist, Jodi’s work can be found in private collections throughout the United States.