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Our Artist Collective

Emeritus Collective Artists

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Annie Atienza

Artist

Annie Atienza is the Events Director at Slonina ARTSpace, coordinating both special events and educational workshops for this exciting community. Annie is also a fundraiser and wardrobe stylist + educator, with a wealth of experience in the arts management, non-profit, and fashion arenas across Las Vegas, New York City, and Shanghai, CHINA, where she lived abroad and worked for 6 years. Annie attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and American University in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Las Vegas Fashion Council locally. Her corporate clients have included Apple, Beats By Dre, Victoria’s Secret, Sony Music, Coca-Cola, Tide, Dulux, Bausch&Lomb, Profoto, and Isituto Marangoni, among others. Her non-profit clients have included Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families and the Foothills Montessori School Parent Teacher Organization, for which she currently serves as the Vice President of the Board. 

 

Annie loves the color green, vintage jacquard fabrics, hot yoga, and International travel.

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Jayson Atienza

Artist

Jayson Atienza is a Filipino-American award-winning visual artist and creative director who splits his professional time between Asia, New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC majoring in Advertising and Graphic Design. Jayson's passion is painting, and he applies his signature style worldwide to an array of traditional and non-traditional canvases, alike. Jayson's work combines dynamic colors with strong line detail, and his designs spread organically across whatever he paints. 

 

Jayson was born in Batangas, Philippines and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. He started drawing at age 5, first collaborating with his father, who was deaf and mute. Visual language became the most important way he communicated from an early age, and Jayson feels lucky that he can continue to communicate this way with strangers around the world through his art. 

 

Commercially, Jayson’s clients include: Nike, Jordan Brand, NBA, New York Knicks, ESPN, MINI, GAP, Diesel, Ray-Ban, Chivas, Hennessy and Heineken among others.

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Nicole Cochener

Artist, Art Vending Director

Nicole Cochener (B. 1980, Wichita, KS, USA) is a mixed media artist who combines post-consumer materials and traditional fine art techniques to create her distinctive paintings. Her pieces are composed of layers of collaged paper with acrylic paint and other media to create representational images of the natural world.

 

From a young age, Nicole aspired to be an artist and began taking drawing and painting classes. She earned dual degrees in Art and Publications from Friends University and studied Art Direction at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

 

Nicole has worked as an art educator and designer. She served as Creative Coordinator for the University of Kansas School before opening her own art business in San Francisco. Nicole currently lives in Las Vegas where she owns her own gallery, Squishy Studio. She recently started Gallery to Go, a chain of vending machines featuring small artworks by local artists.

 

Nicole’s artwork is included in private and corporate collections in over 20 countries worldwide. Her pieces have been featured by CNN, Marin Magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn, Green Mom and more. She has won many distinctions including being named one of the 2020 Art Pop billboard winners.

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Glynn Galloway

Artist

Glynn Galloway is an award winning Las Vegas assemblage artist who creates freestanding and wall mount sculptures from antique found objects, wet molded leather and hand hammered copper. He creates sustainable art utilizing at least 90% recycled or repurposed materials in each of his sculptures.

 

He is one of only a handful of artists nationwide using leather as a sculptural medium. Glynn hand molds wet leather components into unique shapes and then meticulously finishes them with blended, transparent acrylic paints. He often incorporates hand hammered copper elements into his sculptures which he "flame paints" with an acetylene torch, producing a rainbow of colors on the metal. He fuses these components into eccentric works of art that celebrate the distressed and haunting beauty of the antique components by complementing their peculiar features with unconventional contemporary materials.

 

Glynn describes himself as an oblique artist; not truly outsider and not completely mainstream. What he lacks in formal art training is compensated for by his enthusiastic pursuit of new creative techniques, his spirited resolve to continually improve his work and his unfettered love for creating truly unique, unusual and thought provoking art!

 

His most recent awards include "Best 3D Artist" at the 2017 Urban Arts Festival, Salt Lake City UT, the first place “Award of Excellence” at the 2018 Reno Art Fest, Reno, NV and the “1st Place 3-Dimensional Art” award at the 2019 Redlands Art Fest, Redlands, CA.

 

Glynn is a 24 year US Navy veteran and a retired employee of the Veterans Administration caring for active duty service members and veterans in his capacity as a former Registered Nurse and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

 

He lives in a vintage Las Vegas neighborhood with his lovely wife, Donna.

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Fifi Marika

Artist, Social Media Director

Fifi Marika, a native of Australia, established a thriving makeup business in Noosa, adorning the faces of clients with her skillful touch.

 

Transitioning her artistic prowess, she now serves as the Creative Director of Roxxstar Entertainment and heads the Abstract Art department, infusing her distinctive minimal style with the innovative use of improvised scrapers and palette knives to create texture and a captivating three-dimensional effect.

 

Her artworks have graced prestigious venues and high-end luxurious homes, showcasing her talent and creative energy.

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3 BAAAD Sheep

Art Collective

3 unique artists… 3 very different paths on the journey of art and life…  1 conversation… resulting in a melding of the minds… an urge to collaborate… a desire to share something different, creative, and beautiful with the world.

 

The art collective known as 3 Baaad Sheep came together for the first time on the patio of the Arts Factory in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexander “Sky” Carranza, Eddie “cicifu” Canumay and Alexander P. Huerta comprise the trio of mixed-media creators who exploded onto the scene of the Las Vegas 18b Arts District in August 2010.

 

This collaborative dream-team was formed when Eddie, Sky and Alex discovered that by combining their unique perspectives, experiences and styles into a single painting they were able to create mind-stretching, provocative, edgy works of art. Their pieces are truly polarizing, inspiring critical thinking and inviting the viewer to challenge "conventional wisdom".

 

Just one year into forming 3 Baaad Sheep, they were awarded "best in show" at the Art-Rageous juried show at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas (July 2011).

 

Today they have collectors spanning the U.S. and Canada.

 

3 Baaad Sheep collaborations are available on canvas, wood, furniture and wall murals in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and subject matter. They leverage a wide range of mixed media, including acrylic, aerosol, oil pencils, collage, sharpies, stencils, and many found objects.

 

Las Vegas is talking about 3 Baaad Sheep. Check them out …and see what all the buzz is about.

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Robin Slonina

Artist, Creative Director

Robin Slonina is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative output includes body painting, canvas painting and mural painting, as well as indoor and outdoor sculpture and site-specific installation. Much of her work is interactive, inviting the viewer to experience the art rather than simply observe it. Slonina enjoys taking the “Do Not Touch” sign off of her art, inviting people to recognize art as an integral and fun part of everyday life.

Robin is also a producer and judge on the hit body painting competition show Skin Wars, alongside RuPaul, Rebecca Romijn and Craig Tracy, as well as Executive Producer and Judge of the live runway competition Battle of the Salons with LaGanja Estranja and Samuel Gutierrez.

 

Robin graduated from the School of the Art Institute in her native Chicago, then spent several years traveling the world with various visiting arts programs. Las Vegas has been her adopted home for the past 15 years, where she founded Skin City Body Painting art and event studio. She has been deeply influenced by the nature and neon of her adopted city, where she currently lives with her son Leo and her husband Jimmy Slonina, who is an actor and performer with Cirque du Soleil. She is an active philanthropist with several local charities, as well as a passionate advocate for the arts community, serving on the Arts District Board and working as the Artist Liaison for Meow Wolf.

 

Slonina’s artwork has been collected and exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and museums around the world, including: the Museum of Contemporary Art, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Smart Museum of Art, the Peace Museum, Sedona Arts Academy, the Contemporary Art Workshop, University of Chicago, DePaul University, Art-O-Mat, Artemisia Gallery, Ambrosino Gallery, Lucky Gallery and the Baraka Art Complex, among many others. She has exhibited locally in Las Vegas at Recycled Propaganda, Area 15, Life Cube, Emergency Arts, Atomic Todd Gallery, The Smith Center, Springs Preserve and the Arts Factory.

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