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NATURE JUDGE

JAMES EDWARDS

Horticulture Manager

Minnetrista Museum and Gardens
He also serves on the Board of Directors,
for the Community Enhancement Projects (CEP)

James says: "Public Horticulture is what I am passionate about: blending the needs of a community and the ecology of its wildlife and the Art of Science of horticulture. I consider myself a local of Muncie. I have lived in this community my entire adult life but I grew up in southern Indiana, where I unknowingly developed a passion for. nature. In my earlier years, I took being surrounded by hills, forest, streams, and wildlife for granted thinking it was the norm for everyone. Since moving to Muncie, I have found myself always being associated with the outdoors. I look forward to growing in my profession and I enjoy sharing all of mine and my wonderful family's achievements together."

FINE ART JUDGE

PATRICIA NELSON

The George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Art,
Ball State University School of Art

Pat Nelson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, in the time of late modernism. Her education in metalsmithing and enamels began at the University of Washington where she fell in love with the color and pattern possibilities in enamel, and where she was fortunate to have classmates who shared her passion. Her education continued at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she received her MFA.
As an artist and educator, Pat has been active in the Enamelist Society and in SNAG. She has served on the board of directors for both organizations and she is currently the President of The Enamelist Society She has exhibited metal work and enamel work throughout the US for over three decades. She has also presented workshops in many locations, and she continues to teach workshops, both in-person and digital. She is currently preparing to teach new enameling techniques at Arrowmont School of Art in Gatlinburg TN and at the Silvera School of Art in Oakland CA. Moving to Muncie, Indiana, in the 1990s, she taught all aspects of metals and design including enameling at Ball State University
Because enameling has been a significant part of her curriculum for her entire teaching career, she now mentors her students in many enameling techniques, encouraging them to exhibit their work and to attend conferences and workshops devoted to enameling.

Find out more about Patricia Nelson

NATURE JUDGE

JAMES EDWARDS

Horticulture Manager

Minnetrista Museum and Gardens
He also serves on the Board of Directors,
for the Community Enhancement Projects (CEP)

James says: "Public Horticulture is what I am passionate about: blending the needs of a community and the ecology of its wildlife and the Art of Science of horticulture. I consider myself a local of Muncie. I have lived in this community my entire adult life but I grew up in southern Indiana, where I unknowingly developed a passion for. nature. In my earlier years, I took being surrounded by hills, forest, streams, and wildlife for granted thinking it was the norm for everyone. Since moving to Muncie, I have found myself always being associated with the outdoors. I look forward to growing in my profession and I enjoy sharing all of mine and my wonderful family's achievements together."

FINE ART JUDGE

PATRICIA NELSON

The George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Art,
Ball State University School of Art

Pat Nelson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, in the time of late modernism. Her education in metalsmithing and enamels began at the University of Washington where she fell in love with the color and pattern possibilities in enamel, and where she was fortunate to have classmates who shared her passion. Her education continued at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she received her MFA.
As an artist and educator, Pat has been active in the Enamelist Society and in SNAG. She has served on the board of directors for both organizations and she is currently the President of The Enamelist Society She has exhibited metal work and enamel work throughout the US for over three decades. She has also presented workshops in many locations, and she continues to teach workshops, both in-person and digital. She is currently preparing to teach new enameling techniques at Arrowmont School of Art in Gatlinburg TN and at the Silvera School of Art in Oakland CA. Moving to Muncie, Indiana, in the 1990s, she taught all aspects of metals and design including enameling at Ball State University
Because enameling has been a significant part of her curriculum for her entire teaching career, she now mentors her students in many enameling techniques, encouraging them to exhibit their work and to attend conferences and workshops devoted to enameling.

Find out more about Patricia Nelson