Darlene Olivia McElroy has taught a variety of mixed-media subjects at the collegiate level and has led workshops at local craft stores as well as in her studio. She has received two Best in Mixed-Media awards from the Contemporary Hispanic Market (2005 and 2006) as well as Best Dimensional and Best of Show at the Faces of Women in Las Vegas and New Mexico. Sandra Duran Wilson has been painting since she was very young, when she went on location with her great-aunt, the Texas landscape artist Santa Duran, to paint the Spanish missions and landscapes around San Antonio. Sandra comes from a family of artists and scientists, so both views of the world influence her. She holds degrees in both science and fine art, which provide the foundations of her explorations and experiments in art. Sandra's home and studio are in Santa Fe.