About Us

Artful Gathering is the creation of Cristina Zinnia Galliher of Roses on My Table. She teaches online workshops and also enjoys the backstage production of creating and administrating this amazing annual event.

Designed as an event for people to enjoy globally, Zinnia, as she is known to her art friends, invites artists and enthusiasts from all diversity, time zones, and skill levels.
Artful Gathering is a place for artists to share their techniques and applications in a wide variety of art genres. The openness of ideas, the welcoming of professionals who take pride in their own unique creative work and who have an enthusiasm and passion for sharing is what motivates her to bring this online event to her attendees. Equally important to her is the ability for attendees to enjoy learning and interacting with their instructors and fellow students from the comfort and convenience of their own home studios. No hotel, no travel...just art for 12 wonderful weeks a year.

Her art background includes jewelry design, drawing, folk art, and mixed media. Zinnia's earliest years of study include enrichment from the Gemological Institute of America where she studied jewelry design, jewelry making diamond setting, and repair. Her art studies broadened toward drawing and design which ultimately led to creating and teaching mixed media art. For the last nine years her art has sold nationally and locally. Teaching online art workshops and building her online art communities which includes Roses On My Table, have now became her full time passion.
She and her husband Sean have developed the concept of Artful Gathering in order to bring quality artists together globally for creative fun and learning. Sean has a masters degree in Computer Science and a B.S. in management in information systems. With 25 years in the computer industry and 15 years owning and operating his own computer consulting business. You might say they are a match made in heaven!

Zinnia resides in Northern California with her husband Sean, her two children, Jesse Ann and Troy, and her canine baby German Shepherd, Sascha.