Lisa Donze is from Olympia Washington. She has always been artistic and got into sand sculpting through Sand in the City 5 years ago and has been hooked ever since! She is very interested in ice sculpting and excited to once again be a part of Winterfest. Lisa is married with two young kids, often designing her pieces to satisfy the young and young at heart.
Born in Gaston Oregon in 1982 and moved to Sisters in the same year. He graduated from Sisters high school in 2000 and began an apprenticeship for his father Paul Stark. After several years working with his father on large scale public installations in New York ,Jon moved back home to Sisters where he has continued to develop his craft. Using mainly locally sourced woods such as Juniper, Ponderosa and Lodgepole Jon Stark creates striking one of a kind sculpture and furniture that reflects his love for the wild beauty that abounds here in central Oregon.
James Stugart is an Alaskan born ice artist. Trained at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, AK for 13 years, he learned how to carve ice from some of the best carvers in the world. Now residing in Portland, OR, he started his own business providing innovated ice carvings for over 2 years.
Will Nash grew up on central Oregon; received his degree from UO; spent some time in advertising; and now has a successful woodworking business in Bend. From sculpture to musical instruments to furniture to architectural details; Will shows his work at the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend, Or.
Participating in creative endeavors inspires me. If you’re a local to Bend you may have seen a few of my Winterfest snow sculptures or one of my collaborations with other artists for the non-profit Base Camp Studio’s annual “Painting Marathon” fund raiser. Telling stories within the venue, “Ignite Bend,” I hoped to inspire children and adults through my presentation entitled “100 30-minute Frogs. A Story of Redemption: one Frog at a time.”