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Samantha Tapia studied drawing and painting at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore for two years after intense visual arts practice throughout high school. Questioning the meaning of her work, she left art school and returned to Arizona in search of a unique angle in representational art and a means of understanding visual phenomena from the inside out rather than the outside in. She explored her other interests in the sciences and found that they all shared foundations in mathematics. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Arizona State University in 2014 and has since been exploring creative mediums in which to apply what she has learned, including coding, screenwriting and cinematography. She moved with family to the Bay Area in 2015 and is thankful now to call it home.
Kimberly Sienkiewicz Dillon is an artist who grew up in the Midwest. While attending Valparaiso University she changed majors from meteorology to fine arts. There she focused on being an artist for the first time in her life, and never looked back. Concentrating in oil painting, and taking classes in several different media, Kimberly earned her Bachelors of Science in Fine Arts. 
As a California resident Kimberly has earned her teaching credential in art and has been working as a photographer since 2008. She is experienced in several different media such as: painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and multimedia. 
Please visit her work at her website
Colin McAlister is a painter and illustrator based in San Francisco. He creates everything from large scale murals to tabletop miniatures, classic canvases to postcard sized paintings. With an intuitive use of color, his style ranges from abstract expressionism to impressionism to realism. Colin can usually be found painting in his studio, doodling strangers in public, or riding his bike to the next sketch party. He graduated from Academy of Art University’s Illustration program in 2013. Follow his work on Instagram @colinpaints or on his website at