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Christopher Mendoza

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Jacob's Treehouse

30 years ago in the sleepy town of Silver Hawk a brother and sister disappeared without a trace. A young boy named Jacob begins having dreams, a dark figure walking away with two children holding hands. Curious and confused his search leads him to a local bookstore owner who shares the same dreams. An old native man's haunting past pulls them all together as the trio embarks on a frightening journey towards the malevolent presence of The Dark One, dormant for 30 years but back again to play its twisted game.

Combining magical realism, medieval fantasy and Native American oratory, readers will be captivated at this unique take on modern horror.

319 pages

Available for Kindle on Amazon

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Leo White Horse

  

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Painting, Graphic Art, Illustration

Biography

In his work, Leo White Horse carries with him the inspiration of his Native American ancestry from the Rosebud Sioux reservation of South Dakota.

This Lakota artist was influenced by the quick sketches of cowboy, rodeo and Native people drawn by his father long ago.

After the passing of his parents at the age of 12, Leo was sent to Sky Ranch for Boys, where he entered the summer program at the University of South Dakota and was introduced to the work of the Great Lakota artist, Oscar Howe.

He was placed with foster parents who took him to several states including Louisiana, California, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona.

Later, Leo met his wife Barbara in Klamath Falls, Oregon and reunited with his brother whom he had not seen since the age of 12. Leo and Barbara moved to Eugene so that he could attend Lane Community College where he was able to study a variety of media for his art including airbrush and graphite pencil, charcoal, oils and acrylic paint.

Leo received his design certification and began working as a graphic designer, including hand lettering for a sign company.

His career in art took him to illustration where he designed t-shirts for a screen printing company that serviced over 72 Universities in over 15 states and included football bowl games. He later designed billboards and other artwork for city transit in Canada and 35 major cities across the United States.

Leo’s current work includes creating art for computer adventure games, keeping his skills and imagination active for commercial and personal growth and allowing him to live in Springfield, Oregon.

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Danny Frost

  

Mediums

Tattoo Artist, Airbrush

Biography

Danny Frost is a master tattoo artist who works his magic five days a week at Club Tattoo at the Ling Hotel, Las Vegas.  In addition, his airbrush art is spectacular. Danny and his wife have been married forever and have three beautiful daughters. 

Web Site

www.tattoosbydannyfrost.com

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Melvin War Eagle

  

Medium

Graphic Art

Biography

Melvin War Eagle (Wanbli Ozuye) was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Melvin’s influences are his own ancestors, all masters of their own art, storytelling, and medicine.

As a boy, Melvin was continually surrounded by Lakota symbols and the designs of his ancestors. His elders would tell the stories of the old ways and the spirits of the land. Generations of culture and legend have flowed through Melvin’s veins from boyhood, compelling him to show the world through art and stories what it means, not only to be Lakota in modern times, but also how the art connects us all. 

This reflection of traditional ancestral art combined with a contemporary modern twist pushes Melvin to express his artwork in unique ways, forever inventing new approaches in art, story, and fashion. This is why Melvin’s artwork is displayed on a variety of media. Melvin War Eagle’s work cannot be easily categorized; his exceptional designs are the product of modern life but they transcend the boundaries of everyday living to recall the magnificence and inspiration of the ancestors.

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MelvinWarEagle.com

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Chase Kahwinhut
Earles

Mediums

Caddo Pottery

Bio

Chase is a member of the Caddo Nation. View some great videos on the amazing traditional process here: 
www.facebook.com/caddopottery/videos/1181268231893826/

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www.CaddoPottery.com

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