coworking + art
The days of the corner office are gone.
Connection. Community. Collaboration.
These are the things that move us in life.
The Gallery on Fourth, a Class A office, is located in the Art District within walking distance of downtown Bentonville.
Every desk has an incredible view and is perfect for those seeking a permanent space near downtown or as an extension of your current office.
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Websites by Aubrey
Aubrey is native to the Northwest Arkansas area. She enjoys building websites for clients who are passionate about their work. Her goal is to help them connect with their audience through carefully crafted custom websites. She also is part of Blue Zoo’s Pride.
When Aubrey isn’t developing websites, you might find her playing classical guitar on the Bentonville square, camping in the wilderness with her husband, or playing with her puppy.
MEMBER SINCE 2017
Total Document Solutions
Rusty Sturgeon is an Account Manager with Total Document Solutions Xerox (TDS). He has served in this role since June of this year and is dedicated to serving the Benton County community. Before coming to TDS, he worked with Culligan of Northwest Arkansas in route delivery, service and sales.
He is recently married to Erica, his favorite person to laugh with. Rusty enjoys working intentionally with people, learning about them personally and professionally in order to add value to their lives.
MEMBER SINCE 2017
Malone Consultants Group
Alison Malone, Executive Coach & Consultant, is a national expert in C-level and Executive business success coaching. She has three degrees, two professional certifications where she has worked in 48 states with a myriad of Fortune 500 companies ranging from transportation, staffing, professional and university athletics and advertising. She has published over four articles and a forthcoming book demonstrating why you can’t afford to pass up the opportunity to work with her if her schedule permits.
On a personal level, Alison is the champion of two life-threatening challenges and knows firsthand the art of courageously facing seemingly insurmountable odds. Professionally, she is responsible for successfully guiding corporate relations and business partnerships resulting in profits of tens of millions of US dollars. She is a teacher, a noted public speaker and expert communicator for community, political and civil rights events.
MEMBER SINCE 2017
Blue Zoo Creative
Eric, Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer, has been in the graphic design and marketing business for thirty years. Over that time, he has worked as a Creative Director for small agencies, the Eureka Springs A&P, and Tyson Foods, Inc. in the Corporate Communications Department. He’s also been involved in or was in charge of various non-profits, professional groups, and festivals such as The New Design School, Northwest Arkansas Art Directors Club, Fayetteville Film Festival, Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival, and WordCamp Fayetteville.
Blue Zoo Creative, now in it’s tenth year of operation, is a branding agency that focuses on telling stories to connect with their client’s customers. “When we find people who are passionate about what they do, they light up. That’s the story I want them to share with their own customers. It’s real. It’s honest. And people can connect with that authenticity.”
Eric lives with his wife, Christi Daniels in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He spends his time playing with grandkids, writing, and learning how to help businesses grow.
FOUNDING MEMBER 2017
Julie has more than 30 years of experience in marketing to consumers and employees. Earlier in her career, Julie was a partner in a design/marketing firm in Atlanta, building strategic communications for global brands such as Coca-Cola USA, IBM Corporation and Miller Brewing. She worked at Hewitt Associates/Atlanta for 12 years, focusing on helping client successfully communicate to their employees. Julie also managed large-scale corporate initiatives for The Home Depot and Bell Atlantic. As Senior Director of Global Associate Communication at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Julie oversaw health, wellness and financial communications to 1.2 million U.S. and Puerto Rico employees, driving behavior and business change using creative solutions.
In her spare time, Julie enjoys expanding her significant collection of museum-quality paint-by-number paintings from the 1950’s and liberating dogs from perilous home situations.
MEMBER SINCE 2018
Phone: :(479) 802-6200
Carson, Chief Operating Officer, carries on the core belief at CREATIVE in using branded merchandise to create an experience and a connection. The important part of a “promotional product” isn’t the product but what you’re promoting. It’s about action, purpose, and implies that a “product” should do more than just be.
Carson brings ten years of management, leadership development, and operational excellence to the Creative team, demonstrating exceptional results. She is passionate about helping people and organizations increase performance while advancing organizational development and effectiveness. She lives in Fayetteville, AR, loves yoga, and dessert.
MEMBER SINCE 2017
Specialized Real Estate Group
Maggie brings her broad experience in property management, marketing, and development to her role as project manager, orchestrating our newest multifamily development in Bentonville, Arkansas. Maggie is an Arkansas native and graduate of Utah Valley University.
MEMBER SINCE 2017
Phone: :(501) 617-1531
Wes Pendergrass is an independent contractor that specializes in the physical staging of people, things, spaces, and events. Pendergrass is known for his work in the pageantry arts as a visual designer/stager for Marching Band, Winter Guard, Winter Drumline, Winter Winds, Cheerleading, and Dance teams. Currently, his projects span 3 countries, 12 states, and 13 years of experience. Until becoming full-time in the pageantry arts in 2013, Wes was a Senior Executive in Experiential Marketing for IPG on the Husqvarna, Chrysler, and Coca-Cola accounts, and before that he was an orchestral tubist in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico—experiences that he applies in his current role to try and change the direction of his professional field.
Although specializing in pageantry arts, he takes on all projects that involve the physical staging of people, including shareholders meetings and opening ceremonies. Pendergrass is originally from Mountain Home, Arkansas and loves crafting, flip-flops, and his hairless pets.
Justin Delaney Williams
Accuracy and contrast have always been my 2 biggest goals when creating art. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pen and ink or watercolor, an architectural rendering or something abstract and not of this world. In my process, I choose the places on the canvas that are going to be the darkest and lightest before I lay down a single stroke of a pen or brush. The piece is done before it’s even begun.
My earliest influences were Marvel, DC and my family. I always had my nose in a SpiderMan or Batman comic book or was pestering my brother Jason to draw some action figure or something out of Dungeons & Dragons, and my style has been influenced by everything in between. Finding my style really didn’t start to happen until I moved to Oklahoma when I was 20 to study illustration and graphic design at Oklahoma State. It was there I started to take pen and ink, stippling, and cross-hatching seriously as the main instrument in my artistic toolkit.
I took a break from making art for close to 15 years. I’d draw an occasional portrait or crank out an abstract watercolor every now and then, but I took my graphic design and marketing business much more seriously. That’s what paid the bills after all. Then I found that despite
the graphic design and marketing making me able to put food on the table, I felt hungry and hollow. I didn’t get into design because I was a big fan of David Ogilvy, I did it because churches aren’t paying anyone to paint their ceilings anymore and design and marketing gave my creativity an outlet. But was I making “art”? Hardly.
And that’s where I’m currently at. I’m drawing and painting more and happier because of it. My main goal is that it makes someone else happy too. If anything I’ve made does that, then I consider myself a “successful artist.”
The distinctive style and subject matter that has characterized Angela’s work came to fruition while she earned her BA at the University of the Ozarks in her hometown of Clarksville Arkansas.
A figurative artist that operates through a variety of media, characters in her early work gained notoriety for their bawdy, incongruous parallels with iconic objects in American and international cultures as well as their exploration of the human condition in its many forms.
Angela has resided in Northwest Arkansas since 2011 where her work has been featured in 21C Hotel in Bentonville, Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, and has made a guest appearance during Crystal Bridges’ notorious WOW (Wednesday Over Water) as a featured artist of Sensory Iconoclasts 2015.
While David Kersey’s art is featured at the Gallery on Fourth, he is also the Executive Director of the New Design School and an Arkansas native and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. For the past 15 years, his focus has been on digital art and animation. He moved from Los Angeles, CA where he built his portfolio and experience by working at The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures on films such as The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, Tangled and Frozen, which garnered his team an Academy Award.
As executive director for the New Design School, he seeks to develop a world-class institution to enhance digital art education for students and professionals. The New Design School’s mission is to educate the next generation of creative professionals and entrepreneurs that will shape the future in design and technology.
MEMBER SINCE 2018
Phone: :(310) 699-4764