A native of western Mass, Melissa Washburn, fell in love with photography at an early age. Melissa's love of photography deepens every day and she incorporated it into her daily life. Her photos capture this mom's loving relationship with her family and her deep connection with nature. This will be Melissa's first time showcasing her vibrant work in public. Born and raised in Chicopee, MA, Deb Swinski is a dynamic artist who is always ready to tackle new media and subjects. Heavily influenced by pop culture and animation, Deb is an award winner for an acrylic portrait of cult-movie favorite Danny Trejo. She has been creating art since she was very young, and graduated from Holyoke Community College with an associates degree in visual art. She currently works as an art instructor both independently and for a group of local adult day facilities. Deb is currently finishing her bachelors degree in art therapy. She is involved in various community art projects, has art on display in local businesses throughout the valley, including a portion of a mural at the Veterans Hospital in Leeds, MA.