Faculty

Blues vocalist, author, humorist, Prune activist, philanthropist, survivor and socially conscious.

Ron Cole's picture

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Kentucky, Ron first came to the Guild as an intern in 2013. He returned in 2016 to join the Guild staff. Ron was trained in painting but now considers sculptural ceramics to be his primary medium. He loves teaching children, exploring the outdoors, and has been known to throw a mean dance party.

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Rondall Reynoso studied art and art history at the Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn, NY where he received his M.F.A. and a Masters in art history.
Currently he is in the PhD program in Art & Religion, with a focus on
art history, at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. His
work has been exhibited nationally in both group and solo exhibitions.
The venues have been as varied as commercial galleries, art centers,
churches, museums, colleges and universities. Also, he has been
profiled and his work reviewed across the nation in regional media,
including journals, newspapers, television and radio. Reynoso's formal
abstraction deals heavily with metaphors, both sociological and
theological, which are based in his faith including the exploration
the boundaries between 2-D and 3-D as a metaphor for the relationship
of the corporeal and the spiritual. Reynoso was one of seven North
American artists selected to take part in the Nagel Institute for the
Study of World Christianity's inaugural seminar to Asia. From
2007-2012, Reynoso lived in Louisiana were for four years he was the
head of the art department at Louisiana College followed by a year
teaching at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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Ruth has been an artist and educator for many years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University and continued her education through Notre Dame, and traveled extensively thru Study/Travel Programs. Places traveled include: most European countries, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, the Middle east and Israel, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and the American Southwest. Her travels focus on the Histories and Art of these civilizations, and her own art reflects connections with them. In 2009 she was the Guild’s “Artist of the Year." She has also been awarded the title of “Guild Master”, our highest honor. Ruth has exhibited in Museums, Solo, Regional, and National Exhibitions. Her art may be found in Private, Public, Museum, International, and Corporate collections. She is a Lecturer, Instructor, Panelist, and Juror. Ruth and her work have been featured on Public Television. Her studio is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.

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Sally Freed is an independent retreat facilitator and workshop leader, specializing in working with small groups. Through her work, she strives to cultivate an environment that promotes healthy communication, creativity, compassion and greater self-awareness. Sally has led several retreats at the Grunewald Guild, and is delighted to support this wonderful art and faith non-profit organization. She completed her Masters in Pastoral Studies at Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. Sally lives in Wenatchee, Washington. Learn more about Sally at www.sallyfreed.com and connect with her via Linkedin.

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Sarah received a BA from Stonehill College in North Easton, MA in 2007, relocating to Portland, OR shortly thereafter. She became imbued in the Northwest art scene as an artist and teacher, eventually receiving a post-baccalaureate certificate in painting and printmaking from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Sarah spent the last year back in New England on a twelve-month artist residency in Concord, MA, and currently splits her time between Portland and the east coast. She is represented by galleries across the U.S.

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ARTS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Sarah Jane, MFA, is a studio artist whose creative work encompasses drawing, sculpture, ceramics, mosaic, and installation projects in various media. Her professional experience beyond the studio includes university-level teaching and art gallery work. Sarah Jane has lived and worked at the Guild since 2012.

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Scott Burnett was born and raised in New York's Ulster County, between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. He was influenced by the Woodstock arts community, and immersed himself in metal and clay classes at Kingston High School. He earned a bachelor of music composition degree from Nyack College, then headed west to Seattle. Painting gradually returned as a form of personal soul-care in 2004. His art has since developed into a significant facet of his livelihood.

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KITCHEN MANAGER
Scott's first love is ceramics, and he has taught ceramics and exhibited his artwork internationally. He other passions include bread-making, beer brewing, and traditional Asian teas. As the Guild's primary cook, he designs healthy and creative meals for the community using local ingredients whenever possible, including produce from our own organic garden.

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"Smile-inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass" is how reviewers describe award-winning instrumentalist and songwriter Steve Eulberg's music. He weaves together age-old songs and tunes with new melodies and contemporary lyrics accompanied by dulcimers and more.
"I live for the aha! experiences that people have and am dedicated to helping people enjoy their musical explorations on their instruments and share them with others," Eulberg says. Students respond enthusiastically to his engaging style and warm sense of humor, making him in demand at festivals across the USA.
Award-winner in the national mountain dulcimer contest at Winfield, he is also a multiple finalist in the national hammered dulcimer contest. His music has been included in the Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Compilations, Great Players of the Mountain Dulcimer, and has been featured on PBS' RoadTrip Nation, United Airlines Inflight Audio and NPR.
Active in the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (Grammys), Local 1000 AFM (Traveling Musicians), Eulberg owns Owl Mountain Music, Inc., was the first guitar instructor on JamPlay.com is co-owner and teacher at dulcimercrossing.com.

Suzanne Halvorson's picture

The common thread of my career in the arts has always been as a designer, maker, and instructor of woven fabrics. I am a charter member/owner of By Hand Gallery in Bloomington that opened in 1979. In addition to By Hand Gallery, I currently sell my work at Weaving Southwest, Taos, NM, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, Marigold Arts, Santa Fe, NM, as well as by commission. I have become a nationally-recognized weaving instructor and have taught at countless weaving workshops and textile conferences since the early 80’s. I taught at Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, and at Ghost Ranch, Abuquiu, NM in 2009. In 2005, and 2008/2009 I was an Adjunct Weaving Instructor at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. My work has been published in Handwoven, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, and Weaving for Worship. I have led Art History and Textile group trips to: London, Florence, Amsterdam, Bruges, Guatemala, and New Mexico.

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From a very early age, art (specifically writing) has played a very influential role in Tamisha Tyler's life, so it would come to no surprise that art would also play an important role in her faith. As a writer, she has written poetry, short stories as well as some theatrical productions. As a leader she has served in ministry since 2001 under various roles including Creative Arts Director and Administrator. As an academic and theologian, she aspires to connect the arts and Christianity in a way that inspires artists to engage their faith and awakens the church to acknowledge the beauty and incredible revelation that is found in art. She holds a B.A in Black Studies from CSULB, an MDiv in Worship, Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary and is set to begin a PhD at Fuller focusing on Theology and Culture. With a desire to connect creativity and arts to the education, training and development of future leaders, Tamisha Tyler hopes to continue to gain training and opportunities, both academically and experientially, as she continues on her own journey as a leader, artist and educator in the 21st century.

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Terry is an award winning art instructor with over thirty years of experience teaching both youth and adult students. He has a Masters degree in the Creative Arts from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. As a guest artist, Terry has exhibited his art work in Russia, Japan and Mexico. He studied drawing and painting with New York artist Gandie Brodie as well as Drawing and Mural painting at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is owner of Terry Valdez Studios for the past 25 years.

His public art can be viewed at the Link Columbia Station in Wenatchee, Washington. Recently he served as Artistic Director for the TEDx Wenatchee Valley 2014 event.

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Christina Malm was always the "creative one" in her family and holds that distinction still. Being an oldest child, she was always bossy but that makes her a very good teacher. When she found out that she could teach art it felt like the perfect combination of two things that she loves. As a printer and teacher her method is experiment after technical knowledge is established. Her teaching style encourages inquisitiveness, play, questioning and responding to individual interests and projects.

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Tricia A. Stackle lives and works in San Jose, CA. Inspired by simple, geometric shapes, color, and tactile materials, she is both an artist and educator committed to rethinking the way people live with and relate to art and design. She enjoys finding the intersections between these fields and pushing the boundaries that define them. Wool felt has become a focus in her research and making, as a material that is both a natural, renewable resource as well as a breathable, resilient textile, ideal for interactive sculpture, fashion and design. Stackle earned a certificate in Fiber Art from the University of Washington and an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been featured in Fiber Arts Magazine, Surface Design Magazine, and was published in books, Mobile Architecture, and Lark’s publication of 500 Felted Objects. Stackle has been teaching art for 12 years to students of all ages at a variety of venues. Seattle Preparatory School, The Frye Art Museum, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Pacific Northwest Art School and University of Washington are a selection of these teaching venues.