64375_10152856569274631_469648739999953143_nHello everyone! My name is Liz Chvatal (pronounced waddle, don’t ask) and I have been painting ever since I had access to paints. I love painting anything! From houses, to canvases, to murals, if it requires creativity and a paintbrush, count me in!  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and during my Undergrad studies, I spent plenty of nights in the paint studio just to alleviate the stresses of school. Painting is my go-to therapy, even though some people find it stressful, I find it cathartic. I’m excited I have the opportunity to teach others how to paint and to enjoy the canvas and not stress over it. I strongly believe that everyone holds an immense amount of creativity, I don’t think we could survive this planet if we weren’t all somewhat creative in life!



Laura Kollars is a local artist. She grew up in Grant, NE. She always wanted to be an artist with a dream to work at MGM Studios for Disney. She attended McCook Community college with a full art scholorship and Pell Grant. After her graduating she took a break from art to be a stay at home mom. She started painting and drawing again for family. Word got around and she started doing craft shows. Then business took off and she even was on “The Good Life” on NTV and “Murphy in the Morning Show” on Hits 106. There is a 3 wall mural at St. Luke’s near Good Samaritan Hospital that she completed 2 years ago. She now runs her own art business Kollars Kreations and works part time at Noller Electric, Inc. in Pleasanton NE for the last 5 years. She currently resides in rural Kearney with her husband Brysen, her 2 kids Makenzie and Dawson. She can be contacted at


Hi! My name is Taylor Nation and I live in Minden, NE with my fiance’ Craig, our dog Marley, and our cat Whitley. I love art and animals, golfing, antiquing, and spending time with our families.

For the past two years, I have worked as a professional artist specializing in custom pencil portraits of people and pets. You can see more of my work by visiting my Facebook page, Taylor’s Palette, and if you are interested in any custom work, please call me at (308) 991-6529 or e-mail





Hi! My name is Megan Cherry. I am very outgoing and batty. Currently, I am a junior studying Art Education and English Education at UNK. I have many hobbies which include art, cooking, reading, sports and dancing. I appreciate the simple things in life and continue to keep an open mind as I learn more and more every day. Remember this when creating art, keep an open mind as to what you are capable of, you may be surprised.