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MARGARET ALLEN is a writer from Hickory, N. C.

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The Inspired Art of Juanita Leonard

JAY ALTHOUSE, from Raleigh, N. C., is a composer and arranger of music for school performing groups. He and his wife, Sally, have collected folk art for almost 30 years.

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An Introduction to Seagrove Pottery

RAMONA AUSTIN is Curator of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

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Called by the Spirits: Four African American Self-Taught Artists and the Venice Bennale

K. JOHNSON BOWLES, Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Longwood University.

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Fertile Visions: Paintings by Marion Forgey Line

MARGARET BROWNE has a M.A. in Public Affairs and Regional Planning from Princeton University and a certificate in Appraisal Studies from Pratt Institute. Her gallery, Chivaree Southern Art and Design (www.chivarts.com) is scheduled to open in Cashiers, N. C., in May.

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LYNNE BROWNE, from Highlands, N.C., is a folk art collector.

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High's Folk Art Curator Organizes Sudduth Exhibition

The late GEORGINE CLARKE was visual arts program manager for the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She went to France as part of the official Alabama delegation.

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Alabama Artists Celebrated in the South of France

WAYNE COX directs a public policy research organization. He also documents, collects and writes about self-taught art. He and his wife, Myrene, live in Miami, Florida, and Port Maria, Jamaica. They were recently named by Art and Antiques Magazine to its list of the Top 100 Art Collectors in the United States.

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Kevin Sampson: Memorial Maker

NED CROUCH is adjunct curator for special projects at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Clarksville, Tenn.

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Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis

CAROL CROWN is the First Tennessee Professor of Art History at the University of Memphis.

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Folk Art Scholarship Initiated

EMMANUELLE DELMAS-GLASS, from Guilford, Conn., works for the Yale Center of British Art.

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JOHN FOSTER, is an artist, graphic designer and the curator of Accidental Mysteries, a blog and traveling exhibition of vernacular photography.

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Smudging the Edges: Folk Art Goes Commercial

TONY GENGARELLY is a professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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In The Spirit of Tradition: Three Generations of Women Artists

BUD GOLDSTONE worked from 1955 to 1981 as an engineer for North American Aviation. From 1959 to his death in 2012, he volunteered as a conservation engineer for the preservation of Simon Rodia's Watts Towers, a National Historic Landmark in Los Angeles. In 1959, he ran a controlled scientific proof-load test and stress analysis on the Watts Towers that proved them to be stable and prevented the city from demolishing them. He wrote the proposal for a $1,900,000 grant from FEMA to repair earthquake damage to Watts Towers and also a $485,000 grant to repair earthquake damage to the California State Landmark, Bottle Village, in Simi Valley. With his wife, Arloa Paquin Goldstone, he was the author of The Los Angeles Watts Towers, published by the J. Paul Getty Foundation in 1997. You can see a full obituary in The Folk Art Messenger #82.

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Las Pozas: A Conservator's Nightmare

JENNIFER HARDIN is chief curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Folk Art on Display During Folk Art Society's Annual Conference

LARRY HARRIS is an architect, photographer and art collector who lives in Houston. His website: www.narrowlarry.com is dedicated to the documentation of visionary folk art environments throughout the United States.

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April at the Critter Crossing

The late JEFFREY HAYES was professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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JO FARB HERNANDEZ is director of the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery at San Jose State University in California, and also the director of SPACES (Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments)

Photo: Luisa Del Giudice

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Singular Spaces: Spanish Art Environments

FRANK HOLT is the director of the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, Fla.

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The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks

STEPHEN P. HUYLER, Ph.D., is an art historian, cultural anthropologist, photographer and author. His book, Daughters of India: Art and Identity (2008) was reviewed in The Folk Art Messenger, Winter 2008.

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Reinventing Reality: The Art of Sonabai Rajawar

JANE M. JOEL is a free-lance writer in Richmond, Va.

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Vollis Simpson: The Don Quixote of East-Central North Carolina

RAY KASS is a nationally recognized artist and a professor emeritus of studio art at Virginia Tech. The founder and director of the Mountain Lake Workshop at Virginia Tech, he produced workshops for Howard Finster (1985), John Cage, Jiro Okura, Stephen Addiss, James De La Varga and Merce Cunningham, among others. He is the author many publications, including John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures (2009), The Sight of Silence: John Cage's Complete Watercolors (2011) and Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner Eye (1983). His future plans include a retrospective exhibition of the work of the Virginia artist Georgia Blizzard, with Lee Kogan as co-curator. He a founding board member of the Folk Art Society of America.

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Martin Johnson’s “ForInstance”

RANDALL LOTT, a software executive living in Tampa, Fla., collects folk art and is a member of the Folk Art Society’s National Advisory Board.

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MINHAZZ MAJUMDAR is a writer and designer engaged in the documentation and promotion of folk art and craft forms in India. For more than a decade, she has been working with artists and craft communities across India, presenting India’s finest traditional practitioners to audiences worldwide.

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The Inner Eye: The Art of Ganesh Jogi and Teju Ben

JENNY MOORE is project manager for the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Project in Wilson, N. C.

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Vollis Simpson’s Whirligigs Are Moving and Not Just in the Wind!

WILLIAM OPPENHIMER is a retired obstetrician/gynecologist and a member of the FASA Board of Directors.

ANN OPPENHIMER is President of The Folk Art Society of America.

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WILLIAM OPPENHIMER is a retired obstetrician/gynecologist and a member of the FASA Board of Directors.

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ANN OPPENHIMER is the President of the Folk Art Society of America

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JOAN CRYSTAL PEARLMAN is an instructor in Folk Art History at The New School University, New York City.

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Afro-Cuban Painter Jose Montebravo

The late TONY RAJER was an art conservator, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a member of the FASA's National Advisory Board.

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SCOTT ROTHSTEIN is an artist who lives in Santa Fe.

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MICHAEL RYMER is a writer who lives in New York.

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The Dutch Artists of Herenplaats

THOMAS SCANLIN is a jewelry designer and owner of Studio Jewelers in Dahlonega, Ga.

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What Price Paradise?

JAMES SELLMAN and his wife Barbara have been traveling throughout the world collecting art for more than 35 years and have been members of the Folk Art Society of America for 22 years. They have donated more than 200 pieces of traditional African art to Richmond's Virginia Union University, and they have made significant gifts of drawings and paintings by Thornton Dial to that and other American institutions. The Sellmans have spent the past 25 years supporting African American artists, exhibitions and other academic projects. Since 1978, Sellman has served on the Clinical Faculty of the Medical College of Virginia-VCU Medical School. In 2001, he was recognized by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill as one of the 35 outstanding psychiatrists in America.

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Truth and Consequences: The 25-Year Friendship of Thornton Dial and Bill Arnett

DAVID K. SMITH is an artist, an art historian and the publisher of the folk art journal, The Bottlecap.

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Animals in the Art of Charley and Noah Kinney

CAROL MILLSOM STUDER recently retired as professor of child development and education at New York University.

The late VICTOR STUDER was director of tea research at Thomas J. Lipton Co., and a member of the Folk Art Society's National Advisory Board.

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Ted Ludwiczak's Easter Island on the Hudson

CHRISTINE STYLE is a Professor of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is currently on a one-year sabbatical.

ADRIAN SWAIN is Curator at the Kentucky Folk Art Center, Morehead State University.

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When I Win the Doctor Thing: Minnie Adkins

PETER SZOK is associate professor of history at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.

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SUSANNE THEIS has been director of The Orange Show Foundation in Houston since 1983.

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The Drive to Create: Three Handmade Personal Spaces in Houston

KENNETH WALKER is a folk art collector in Silver Spring, Md.

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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Planned

The late DICK WENSTRUP lived on a farm near New Richmond, Ohio, and collected folk art and books. He was a member of the Folk Art Society's National Advisory Board.

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Riding the Saw: A Trip to Dude Baker's

LARRY YUST is a filmmaker and photographer living in Los Angeles. The photographs for the Salvation Mountain article were taken recently and have never before been published. “The mountain constantly changes, and I can’t stop taking pictures of it,” Yust says.

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The Interactive Mountain of Leonard Knight