Craig Cully Artist Bio
Craig Cully grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia where some of his earliest influences come from the area’s long-standing tradition of realist painters. He began his painting studies with his godmother at the age of five and continued to pursue art throughout his primary school education. He graduated with a BFA degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and earned an MFA from The University of Arizona.
Cully’s work has been featured in gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States and in Mexico. His work is part of the permanent collection of The Boise Museum of Art, The Tucson Museum of Art, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, the University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma, and the Museum of Art at Texas Tech University. Currently his work is represented by the Etherton Gallery in Tucson, AZ, the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, TN, and the Projects Gallery in Miami, FL.
Being committed to the power of the visual image, and the desire for art-making to be embraced and respected, Cully also teaches. He is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at New Mexico State University.
Cully divides his time throughout the year living and working along side his wife Kelly and their three silly basset hounds, Hildagard, Gertrude and Bertha, in both Tucson and Las Cruces.
Kelly Lelsie Artist Bio
In Kelly Leslie’s design practice, she appreciates the collaborative problem-solving process of working with clients. Teaching is also collaborative. Together with students they collectively explore new approaches to and purposes for design. And as an artist, Leslie utilizes some of the tools of design, but consider all mediums in order to communicate within the visual realm