Mark Labella

Mark Labella, grew up in San Diego, California. His passion for acting began at a young age leading in school musical at the age of 7 despite his parents, being in the medical industry, did not encourage such a career. At end of his sophomore year of high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy’s DEP Program (Delayed Enlisted Program) … Read More

Andy Ray Marquez

Andy Ray Marquez is a proud husband, father, and woodworker. He is a purple heart recipient who served as a marine in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Music provided an outlet when it came to dealing with post traumatic stress. In 2017 Andy received a  BA in philosophy from CSUSB. Shortly after he decided to build mixed media sculptures. As an emerging … Read More

Lindsay “Bones” Cordero

Lindsay “Bones” Cordero is currently an officer in the United States Air Force and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy where she got an education in absolutely nothing art related. Self-trained and self-representing, Bones is working on writing and illustrating children’s books and as of 2021 is an official Art-O-Mat artist. In 2019 Bones focused her art on mental … Read More

Zachary Sipos

Zachary Sipos served in the Navy for 4 years as a Master At Arms. He is a jazz guitarist, guitar instructor, and Music Therapist. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he has played alongside noted professionals within the Jazz community. It was after his time in the Navy that he realized the importance of music in life, thus discovering … Read More

Mike Torma

Mike Torma artworks are pieces that echo both the overt charm of the artist’s atelier tradition, and the covert realities of his twenty-five years of military service, from Viet Nam through the first Iraq war. Throughout, he marries classical and contemporary methods, palettes, and themes. About Mike’s Military Career Rank: Brigadier General, USAF Medical Corps, Retired. Last served: Command Surgeon … Read More

Arthur Fager

Arthur (Art) Fager is a Retired US Army Major and Combat Veteran with 24 years of service. He is a native of Southern Illinois and was raised on a small family farm near Murphysboro, IL. Arthur has always loved taking pictures, but in the spring of 2020 finally took a photography class to learn how to really use his camera. … Read More

Laura Hatcher

Laura Hatcher is an award winning and published event, headshot and branding photographer and licensed drone pilot based in Alexandria, Virginia. She started her photographic journey while on active duty with the United States Navy. Laura, now a retired Naval Officer, opened a small studio in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria and is enjoying her second career as a … Read More

Michael Novotny

MIKE’S BACKGROUND. Mike Novotny was born in central Illinois in 1983. He found his joy for creative expression early in his youth, but it wasn’t until 2014, while serving in the US Army, when Mike’s art began to evolve into the unique abstract style you see today. Mike served in the military for twenty years and the inspiration for much of … Read More

Jonathan Newmark

Composer Jonathan Newmark, born New York City in 1953, pianist,  violist, and conductor, received his MM degree in composition from the  University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2015.  His  teachers have included Joel Hoffman, Douglas Knehans, and Michael Fiday,  at CCM, as well as Jonathan Kolm, Gloria Wilson Swisher, and James  McVoy.  He played viola in the Tacoma (WA) … Read More

Travis Diffenderfer

Travis was born in California, but raised in the South Carolina. He was mostly an outside child until a severe reaction to a bee sting at the age of seven left him stuck inside for several years to come. It was there that he taught himself to draw, solve a Rubik’s Cube, and watched a horrendous amount of movies and … Read More