MEET THE 2023 ARTISTS
Camden Cleveland is a bespoke cookie and cake decorator born and raised in Norman, OK. She started baking at a young age and began her business, Mixed Sugar, in 2016. Camden continued creating cookies through her college years at OU. After graduating, took her business down to Dallas, TX. Camden loves bringing her own personal style and aesthetic into her cookie designs— making them unique to her business. She has a passion for working with others and loves being a part of her customers’ celebrations and holidays. Though she is based in Dallas now, Norman will forever be her home. You can follow along her Mixed Sugar creations on Instagram @mixed.sugar.
Kara Mitchell is an author/illustrator who grew up in a small town in Oklahoma where everyone knew everyone else, all rooting for the same team, and everything was a little faded and rusty. Making people laugh is her favorite thing, so playful colors, the nuances of neighbors, and a good joke influence her most when telling stories. Her illustration work has been featured in Cricket Magazine and published by Chronicle Books. Kara is a member of the Cherokee Nation. She lives in Oklahoma City where she is a booster club mom and chases after two boys, a husband, and a mutt of a dog. You can follow Kara on Instagram @kara_m_mitchell.
Karson Brooks, also known as Plight, is an illustrator and professional designer based right here in Oklahoma City, where she finds endless inspiration for her work. Karson’s passion lies in drawing cat comics that showcase the unique charm and quirks of her wild and crazy cats, Velma (aka Belmont) and Nd, as well as illustrations that explore mental health and self-exploration. Aside from creating whimsical illustrations, Karson also lends her creative expertise to various projects as a professional designer. Combining her artistic vision with a touch of local flavor, Karson strives to make a positive impact on the artistic landscape of our city. Follow Karson’s artistic journey and mischievous cat comics on Instagram @plight.art.
KC Green is a cartoonist currently based in western Massachusetts but was born and raised in Oklahoma. He cut his teeth posting comics online and got some recognition from one of his comics that spawned the viral meme “This is Fine.” In the meme, a dog sits in a burning room sipping coffee and ignoring the fire that surrounds him. Not one to rest on his laurels, KC continues making comics and books. He currently has a strip with King Features called “God’s Hands” which you can read online. You can check out more of his other work at kcgreendotcom.com or follow him on Instagram @kcgreenn.
Reshon Shirley is a self-taught artist currently residing in Yukon, OK. Although she has been a creator her entire life, her recent primary focus has been to create pieces that spark joy in the viewer by using the Victorian language of flowers to convey messages of love, hope and perseverance. Her works include watercolor, ink, acrylic, and digital pieces. Reshon is a current member of the art collective Art Group OKC and recently completed her first solo “Botanically Speaking” at Little D’s Gallery in the Paseo. It is her hope to show others that plants and flowers have so much to say if we just take the time to listen. Follow her journey on Instagram @artbyreshon or by visiting her website reshonshirley.com.
Daniel Sutliff is a visual artist and musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been active in the local art/music scene for the last 20 years in various bands and as a solo artist under the name D A N I E L (((S))). His solo shows combine video work and audio reactive technologies as a backdrop to the performances. His visual work exists somewhere between abstract, cartoonish surrealism, and computer graphics. To see more of Daniel’s work, follow him on Instagram @daniel_sutliff or visit his website danielsutliff.com.
Jose Scott is a Hispanic artist and Oklahoma City native. Jose was impacted by art at an early age where he was first influenced by the graffiti art culture in South OKC. Over the years, Jose has put that influence into practice which then led to a profession. Jose has mastered his artistry in graffiti art and has worked hard to enhance Oklahoma City’s art scene through his creative eye and mural projects. Jose’s detail-oriented work is letter-driven and character building, paralleling shapes, forms, and subject matter around the flow of his artwork. You can follow Jose’s artistic journey on Instagram @josescott13.
Lacie Wallace is an Oklahoma City-based artist and current Curbside Chronicle vendor. Throughout her time experiencing homelessness, Lacie needed a creative outlet to help get her through the difficult times. Lacie learned about the Fresh StART program offered at the Homeless Alliance and instantly found joy in self-expression through her paintings. She learned that with frugality comes out-of-the-box thinking and creativity. Lacie loves the idea of being able to create pieces for all to enjoy and hopes that when people buy or see her art, they can tell their loved ones their friend made it. One thing Lacie loves most about creating is the satisfaction that she was able to create something from scratch, something all her own. When Lacie isn’t painting, she enjoys spending time at home, selling Curbside Chronicle magazines, and getting creative in the Fresh StART classroom.
TODD E. CLARK
Todd E. Clark is an artist, freelance graphic designer, and illustrator who believes in art's transformative power. Inspired by Frida Kahlo's words, "The most powerful art is to make pain a healing talisman," Todd not only wants to create good artwork, but create a good world through his art. Todd collaborates with the Factory Obscura collective of artists, showcasing his work and merchandise in their gift shop. After 30 years of designing, creating, directing, and winning awards, Todd has discovered that his real job is to solve problems with thoughtful, rational, jaw-dropping designs. Amidst a fulfilling life in OKC, Todd resides with his wife, four beloved pets, an abundance of house plants, and a lot of art. To immerse yourself in more of Todd’s artistic creations, please visit his website toddeclark.com.
TWO EAGLES NORBERTO
Two Eagles Norberto is an Oklahoma City-based tattoo artist at Keepsake Tattoo. He is a member of the Comanche and Navajo Tribes with roots in Lawton, Oklahoma and has been in the industry for 8 years. Two Eagles specializes in American traditional style of tattooing and has been featured as a guest tattoo artist at various shops and tattoo conventions throughout the United States. You can check out more of Two Eagle’s work on his Instagram @eagles472.