Matt Black, Videographer
Currently living in the great city of Denton, TX, Matt Black is a recent graduate of the Univeristy of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television & Film Production. Through high school , while studying under scholorship at the Glassell Art Institute in Houston TX, Matt's love for traditional media quickly grew into a love of all visual storytelling. In the following years Matt would work as a writer, producer, videographer, editor, artist and animator for stage productions, corporate, individual and wedding productions as well as maintaining a healthy pursuit of personal artistic projects. From commissioned paintings and illustrations to feature length animation and video projects, Matt has a deep love for a beautifully told story.
Grant Carrington, Composer
Grant Carrington is a composer, singer, and classically trained new music pianist currently working in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Considering himself equal parts composer and performer, Grant’s eclectic musical tastes and performance experiences instill his own compositions with a playful quirkiness. Grant is a Co-founder of Eclective, a new art collective that focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration to facilitate bringing emotionally-moving and thought-provoking art to a broad range of people both in and outside of his community. Eclective won the first annual Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of North Texas in Spring 2017. Along with a first place title, the collective received a $5000 prize that has been used to fund recent projects such as a recital of string quartets and a 15-minute short film entitled Malleable Still which combines film, dance, and music. Grant received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from the University of North Texas and plans to continue his composition studies with a master’s degree in the future.
Bailey Dale, Photographer
Bailey Dale’s work focuses on themes of family and her hometown. She was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1993 where her interest in photography began in early high school. After attending one year at Amarillo College in 2012, Bailey moved to Denton, Texas to complete her BFA in photography at the University of North Texas. In January of 2016, she accepted an internship with Dallas editorial photographer Justin Clemons that she completed upon graduation that May. During the summer of 2016, she worked as the studio coordinator for the summer season at Maine Media Workshops + College, where she assisted several renowned photographers, including Joyce Tenneson, Arlene Collins, and Richard Tuschman. After spending a year working as a studio manager for Justin Clemons in Dallas, she spent the summer of 2017 working as a course coordinator at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Bailey is currently continuing 7 Shades of Yellow and exploring other projects. Her work has been featured at 500X Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Black Box Gallery, Genome Magazine, Aint-Bad Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, and The Hand Magazine.
Her works expands from commercial to fine art, and she specializes in shooting 4×5 film.
Adam Emelio, Photographer
Adam Emelio is a photographer based in Sacramento California. Adam uses traditional wet processes printing and developing as his most frequent medium and emphasizes showing work in physical print form. Adam is also currently a photography instructor at Hacker Lab Sacramento and Sacramento Maker Academy.
Jorge Martinez, Photographer
Born and raised in Houston, TX with a Mexican-American upbringing has given Jorge the gifts of humility, hard work, and appreciation of everyone’s journey through life. Jorge believe in the beauty and power found amongst diversity of thought, background, and culture. Through his lens, Jorge aims to show the world how much love and gratitude he has for life. Jorge has a profound curiosity of landscapes, architecture, and humanity. His passion lies in capturing special moments created by the human experience. At the intersection of people and places are moments that are waiting to be observed closely. Every place we inhabit has intrinsic values waiting to be shared.
Gavin Santopetro, Composer
Based in the Houston suburb of Spring, Gavin Santopetro is a nineteen-year-old composer, arranger, and bassoonist, and has previously arranged string ensembles for weddings and for academia as well as performed with the Houston Youth Symphony and Virtuosi of Houston. He will be returning to the University of North Texas for his second year of undergraduate studies as he pursues a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition as well as Bassoon Performance. In addition to writing and playing music, Gavin enjoys reading and spending time with his friends and family.