Artsmith is a non-profit organization promoting arts education and the creation of new works of art through the following programs: Residency opportunities Workshops & retreats Literary events Exhibition & performance opportunities
Artsmith is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and CAiRN, The Cascadia Artist in Residence Network.
Tina Schumannis the author of three poetry collections: Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues (Diode Editions, 2017), winner of the Diode Editions chapbook competition for 2016, Praising the Paradox, (Red Hen Press, 2019), and As If(Parlor City Press, 2010) which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of the American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, and her work was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, New Issues Poetry Prize, and the Four Way Books Intro Prize. She is a Pushcart nominee and editor of the anthology Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents(Red Hen Press, 2017). Tina's work has appeared in anthologies and publications including The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, Cimarron Review, Crab Creek Review, Midwest Quarterly, Nimrod, Palabra, Parabola, Poemeleon, Poetry International, Raven Chronicles, Terrian.org,andThe Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.
Jill McCabe Johnson's first poetry collection Diary of the One Swelling Sea (MoonPath Press, 2013), received the 2014 Nautilus Silver Award in Poetry. Her second full-length collection, Revolutions We'd Hoped We'd Outgrown (Finishing Line, 2016), was written, in part during a walking retreat in France that happened during the attacks on Paris. Jill is the author of the nonfiction chapbook Borderlines, editor's choice from Sweet Publications. She is series editor of the anthologies Becoming: What Makes a Woman (2012), Being: What Makes a Man(2015), and Becoming: What Makes Us (forthcoming) from the University of Nebraska Gender Programs. A five-time Pushcart nominee, honors include an Artist Trust grant, the Paula Jones Gardiner Poetry Award from Floating Bridge Press, an Academy of American Poets award, and the Prairie Schooner Mari Sandoz Short Story Award. Jill holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University, and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, where she was the Louise Van Sickle Fellow in Poetry. She teaches English at Skagit Valley College.
Anne Parmly Toxey, PhD - Board of Directors
Anne is an architectural designer, preservationist, and researcher specializing in old world cultures. Having degrees in Art History and Architecture, she has also worked as an archaeologist affiliated with University of Texas's Institute of Classical Archaeology. She is the author of Materan Contradictions (Ashgate Studies in Architecture, 2013), and editor and contributing author of two books, including the award winning The Chora of Metaponto; The Necropoleis. She teaches at the University of Texas, and directs annual summer courses on the ancient Sassi cave dwellings in Matera, Italy.
Patrick McMillan - Board of Directors
Patrick is an exhibit designer, art director, producer, and filmmaker who has worked internationally with such groups as Cannon Films, Landmark Entertainment, Walt Disney's Imagineering, and Warner Brothers. He has also worked extensively in the museum industry to provide entertaining, inventive, and large scale exhibits. His museum exhibit design has won numerous awards including the Nature Conservancy Award. He teaches graphic design, sculpture, and computer-modeling.