Foundung IA's

The Founding Inaugural Artist's Committee (IA) is composed of local and regional artists who are dedicated to the arts, enjoy sharing art with others and have a strong interest in leadership.

We are currently seeking additional members to join the committee. If you are interested in participating on the committee, please submit your contact information, artistic genre and a little bit about yourself to so-pal.org@gmail.com using the Subject Line "IA Committee Consideration". One of our committee members will get back to as soon as possible.

Founding Inaugural Artists of SoPAL
(Listed Alphabetically by Last Name)


Sharonanne Atkins
Artistic Genre: PMC, Lapidary & Jewelry
Contact by Email  Coming Soon!
Sites & Links: Coming Soon!
Bio: Coming Soon!


Martiel Traczyk Beatty
Artistic Genre: Fiber Artist & Abstract Painter
Contact by Email
Sites & Links: Shop | Blog |Facebook Twitter Pinterest | StumbleUpon | G+ | Things Crafty | Ravelry | BlogHer
Bio: Martiel is the founder and fiber artist of the online shop and blog, Sewmantra; which is where modern, funky and tradition meet upcycled, recycled, and reclaimed materials – the outcome is a tried and true  collection of designs… reinvented. She is the writer behind the “Confessions of A Capricious Crafter” and “Crafty Stuff from A to Zymosan” as well as the founder of yours truly, the South Potomac Arts League of Central and Southern, Maryland. She has appeared as a guest blogger on several craft sites where she has published her creative ideas on how to use things you already have to make something with utility. As a social media expert, she uses her talent in writing, savvy techy skills and unique perspective to challenge the status quo. Her goals are to introduce the world to sewing their mantra, and in doing so, bringing back tradition wrapped in recycled bits. As she approaches the close of her first year in business, she is excited to share her ideas, funny tales, and untold eco-art project ideas with you. Martiel works out of her home art studio in Shady Side, Maryland. As she explores area thrift stores and estate sales hunting for another great piece – she will never be found without her notebook in hand, waiting for a moment to jot down something that inspires her. (Pssst! To say Martiel’s name simply say “Mart” and “Teal” together quickly, and you’ve got it!)


Joe Hasuly 
Artistic Genre: Avid Art Enthusiast
Contact by Email  Coming Soon! 
Bio: Coming Soon!



Ursula Nevius 
Artistic Genre: Beading & Jewelry 
Contact by Email 
Bio: Coming Soon!


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