Sandy Bass is an artist and writer whose life’s goal is to make God’s presence known in this world through her art and her writing. She is a graduate of The Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon (now PNCA). She has worked as a professional artist for the past 40 plus years. 29 of those years were spent as the staff artist of a large church in the greater Portland area. While on staff she had opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including writing and illustrating children’s curriculum as well as children’s books. Her book "Best Friend Tree" was nominated for the Gold Medallion Award. Sandy attended George Fox Seminary and completed the Spiritual Formation Program. In addition, she has done many public art projects including a large mural for the child development center at Veteran’s Hospital in Portland. She frequently has one person exhibits around the greater Northwest and has led retreats and done much public speaking on the importance of art and the creative process.