Tim is a 3D artist.He earned a bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University, specializing in jewelry and small sculpture.After spending 22 yearsas a graphic designer with Coca-Cola, Tim has gone into business with his niece, Lucinda Thornburg, with Cloud 9 Designs, and operating Chessmore Smithy full time.
Tim has been active in the sci–fi community since 1990.He was nominated as a Chesley Award (Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists) Finalist  for his 3D piece “Elements of Time.”Tim has also done two book covers for Yard Dog Press—That’s All Folks!by J.F. Gonzalez, and Dracula’s Lawyer by Julia Mandala— both available at the Yard Dog Table in Exhibitors Hall.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
Craft Isn't a Four-Letter Word
There is nothing wrong with being crafty! We will discuss separating hobby crafts from fine crafting, as well as making the leap from amateur to professional. Come defend your passion! A non-judgement zone for crafters and creators.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Thanks, I Hate It: Artists' Horror Stories
Being an artist is not all sunshine and art openings! Even the best have their haters and detractors. But some unfortunate comments and feedback can be funny as hell! Have a good chuckle at our expense, and drop by to hear some artist horror stories.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Art of The Long Game: Maintaining Momentum and Not Giving Up
It’s easy to be super motivated when your art business is brand-new. But keeping momentum is hard, with the setbacks and problems that every artist faces. Our panel of artists share strategies that will keep you focused and productive!