Never Board is an artist team consisting of different local Sacramento artists.
Kristen Blair is a fine artist and graphic designer. Born and raised in the Bay area, she has been an active artist in Sacramento, California since 2003. Ten’s style is rooted in her love of symbolism, storytelling, and the supernatural. Often portraying imagery of nature, ancient symbols and surreal landscapes. Her work can be seen having repeating imagery like the sun, moon and hidden escape doors into other worlds.
Having worked in many different disciplines including water color, graphic design, wood block carving printing, and murals. She is always striving to create positive change in her own surroundings and her community, designing with purpose is the singular force that has driven Ten creatively and has continued to push her to deliver the best creative solutions in her projects while also maintaining her own identity as an artist.
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Leon Willis has over 20 years of experience as an aerosol artist. He is currently a graffiti art instructor with Hip Hop for Change, an Oakland based non-profit that uses grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate solutions through hip hop culture. As the owner of SledgeHammer Graffix, a screen printing business, Mr. Willis mentors and offers internships to local high school students.
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John Connolly is a Sacramento based artist. Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, he started writing graffiti at the age of 15. Spending several years in New York helped root Johns style in Graffiti and his work usually has some elements of lettering or characters in some way.
His interests are in cartoons, lettering, vibrant scenes or collages, and you will see recurring elements such as crashing waves, and tropical plants in some of his pieces.
John’s experiences cross over different mediums including interior/exterior murals, hand painted company signage, digital creations, hand draw designs, children’s book illustration, water colors, acrylics, and aerosol works. His goal is make something that people will resonate with when they look at it.
Jeremy Johnson is a Stockton, CA based artist. The style of his work is colorful, whimsical and sometimes just plain weird. His choice mediums vary from acrylic on hand made wood cutouts, murals, digital art, to pen and ink.
Joe Meistas is an artist based in Sacramento, CA who works with mixed media, acrylic paint, and a ton of markers.
Primarily from northern California, lifelong artist Jenn Ponci spent much of her youth moving paint around the United States. After studying under artist/teacher David Ewing for four years in Sacramento, she moved to Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland and Charlotte, North Carolina. Immersed in a variety of cultures, she often participated in art shows and street-art collaborations. In 2009 she returned to the golden state to learn the trade of tattooing. Read full bio
Norman Ayles (Normaste Art) is a multi-disciplinary artist, including acrylic painting, murals, sign logos, and the art of tattoo. His figurative pop-art style translates especially well to large-scale murals. He has worked with the ARTners Collaborative crew on multiple projects – including Wide Open Walls – and is part of the ZFG crew (Zero Forbidden Goals.). His focus is on bringing more art to the city of Sacramento, working with the community, and providing a platform for other artists to come together to combine art, poetry, and music in a healthy, positive, shared space. Read full bio