Artist Gallery



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


  Name Medium Works
Alison Antelman
Berkeley, CA
Alison B Antelman
Website: http://www.antelman.com
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Artist StatementThe physical creation of forging jewelry out of raw materials is a labor-intensive process that I constantly explore. The materials evolve through a process of puzzle solving, and the manipulation and movement of metal, creating hand-constructed jewelry. I am drawn to the relationship between the metal, stones, movement and form, and how they transform the wearer.
Jewelry  
  Deborah Barnes
Mt. Dora, FL
Deborah Barnes
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Jewelry  
  Edward Bartoszek
mission, KS
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Graphics/Print-Making, Painting  
  Nancy Bradshaw
Riverside, CA
Nancy Bradshaw
Website: http://www.nancybdesign.com
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Drawings/Pastels, Digital Art, Graphics/Print-Making, Painting, Photography, 2-D Mixed Media  
  Robert Briscoe
Harris, MN
Robert Briscoe Stoneware
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Artist StatementI work in thrown stoneware clay. I work my forms as fast and loose as possible. I use ash glazes and colored slips as my surfaces. All of my pottery is intended to be useful. I seek a quiet but robust aesthetic through these pots, but I wish them to be noisy as hell. Robert
Ceramics  
  Michael Brown
Antioch, IL
Michael Brown Optical Art, Inc.
Website: http://www.michaelbrown.com
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Artist StatementI hand-make lenticular prints using my original photographs resulting in optical art that animates, morphs, or zooms in response to the viewer's movement. Some of my newer pieces use more than 300 photo images to produce 3D graphics that shows 5 seconds of motion as the viewer walks by.
Other  
  Rick Bruno
Lenny Lyons-Bruno
Lexington, VA
Website: http://lennylyonsbruno.com/index.html
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Artist StatementMixed media
Painting, 3-D Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, 2-D Mixed Media  
  Lindsay Burke
Iowa City, IA
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Painting  
  Rob Burke
Ames, IA
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Graphics/Print-Making  
  Rachel Bussières
Jenner, CA
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Photography  
Abby Butson
Hampton, IA
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Graphics/Print-Making  
  Pam Caidin
Hamilton, MT
Website: http://www.pamcaidin.com
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Artist StatementAll matter and energy in the universe are governed by the same natural forces, and patterns are a visible manifestation of these forces. Trees, ice crystals, capillaries, all share the same dendritic growth pattern. The optic nerve takes the same radial form as the rays of the sun, or the dandelion. Animate or inanimate, growth or decay, everything follows the same organizing principles. My work is an interpretation of these patterns in metal. I make drawings based on found images, then photoetch those drawings into copper and nickel silver, letting the acid eat all the way through the metal, until what remains is a lacy replica of the original drawing. This pattern is overlayed onto fine silver by soldering the two metals together, then rolled in a rolling mill to imbed the etching into the silver. This overlayed piece is then used as an element in a hand fabricated hollow form.
Jewelry  
  Sheila Caim
Creston, WV
LightScapes
Website: http://www.sheilacaim.com
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Artist StatementMy passion is fine-art photography. I work digitally in everything - from the original shots to the finished piece. I love to take a straight photograph and turn it into a (digital) painting. Mood and emotion is what I try to portray, with an emphasis on creating feelings of joy and an appreciation of beauty in the viewer. And sometimes a traditional, un-reworked shot best does that.
Photography, 2-D Mixed Media  
  Jessica Calhoun
Windsor Heights, IA
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Painting  
  Marilyn Callahan
St. Louis, MO
Marilyn Callahan Studio
Website: http://marilyncallahanstudio.com
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Artist StatementOften mistaken for watercolors, Marilyn's pastel paintings clearly celebrate color. Her work resembles mosaics with contour lines extending beyond the subject and subdividing the negative space. The subtle color transitions marry reality with imagination, so that the subjects become an abstract rendering with natural implications. This technique was inspired by one of her second grade art students interpretation of an assignment. It's thrilling to see how these very young minds can explore ideas without limitations. Marilyn also creates Wild ceramic birds that one cannot help but comment, "They make me laugh." Their poses and expressions inspire a sense of Pixar. The versatility of acrylic paint and the richness of glazes help to enhance the details and painterly surfaces. With a sprinkling of bling, a wisp of feathers, and a name that suits each critter, these Wild Birds can easily make you smile. As an elementary art teacher, Marilyn has the best job imaginable. Nothing compares to a child's fearlessness and passion for art. After spending her early years working as a commercial artist and raising a family, she returned to academics to share the thrill of transforming ideas into reality.
Ceramics, Drawings/Pastels  
  Gregory Carr
Canton, MI
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  Karen Casanovas
Eagle River, AK
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Artist StatementTrue art is the reward of art. "Ars gratia artis".
2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber-Decorative, Metal, Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Other  
  Jacqueline Casey
Lakeville, MN
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  Daniel Cater
Sparta, NC
Cater Pots
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Ceramics, Metal, Sculpture  
  Carol Cecil
Joni Brezinski
Michigan Center, MI
Made With Love Jewelry
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Jewelry  
  Alyssa Chambo
Garden City, MI
Website: http://www.amadornment.com
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Jewelry  
  Michael Charter
Milan, MI
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  Man Ho Cho
Webster City, IA
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  Sandy Cline
North Kawartha, ON
Website: http://www.sandycline.com/
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Sculpture  
  Geoff Coe
Fort Myers, FL
www.wildimagesfla.com
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Artist StatementI create large-format (generally action-oriented) shots of birds, showing native habitats and behaviors in the wild. I do not use lures, calls, or bait; nor do I photograph in captive environments. All images are optimized for saturation, contrast, and the material on which they will be printed, then are printed archivally on paper or exhibition grade canvas, then wrapped and stretched appropriately.
Photography  
  Peter Cohen
Toms River, NJ
Peteco LLC
Website: http://www.ExplodingEye.com
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Artist StatementAll of Peter Cohen's photo art begins as an inspiration traveling through the Exploding EyeTM. The Exploding Eye<TM exists in the infinite space between my camera and my imagination. It harnesses the flow of light and dark and focuses a river of color through a prism of possibility Only then does it become the seed of photographic art_.from Eye-to-Mind-to-YouTM.
Photography  
  Clark Colby
Urbandale, IA
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  John Cooksey
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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  Abigail Cooper
Des Moines, IA
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  Terry Corcoran
Lilburn, GA
Terry Peddle Corcoran
Website: http://www.terrycorcoran.com
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Graphics/Print-Making, Painting  
  Shelly Cox
Jupiter, FL
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  Phil Crone
Amy Flynn
Raleigh, NC
FOBOTS
Website: http://www.ifobot.com
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Artist StatementMy wife, Amy Flynn, is the artist and I'm the muscle, supplying support for everything and also traveling to shows.
3-D Mixed Media  
Reiko Cunningham
West Des Moines, IA
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Ceramics  
  Cynthia Davis
Ann Arbor , MI
Website: http://www.cynthiadavis.com
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Artist StatementHand-altered Polaroid SX-70 photographs.
Photography  
  Heather Davis
Ames, IA
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Ceramics, Painting  
  Dana DeCecco
Addison, PA
Dana DeCecco Fine Art
Website: http://www.danadececco.com
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Artist StatementFine art at a reasonable price.
Painting  
  Jody DePew McLeane
Eagle River, WI
Jody DePew McLeane Pastels
Website: http://www.depewpastels.com
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Artist StatementPastels.
Drawings/Pastels  
  Rick DeVoss
Decorah, IA
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Ceramics, Sculpture  
  Brian Delozier
Brainerd, MN
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  Teresa Dever
N. Barrington, IL
DeVer Originals
Website: Http://www.deveroriginals.com
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Artist StatementHandcrafted wire jewelry and woven chains
Jewelry  
  Patrick Doubet
Mount Vernon, IA
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Sculpture  
Ben Dyer
Hillsborough, NC
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Jewelry  
  Kathleen Eaton
Jim Eaton
Sleepy Hollow, IL
Website: http://www.eatonart.com
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Artist StatementOil Paintings of Urban Landscapes
Painting, Sculpture  
  Roberta Elliott
Cobden, IL
The Velvet Hammer Ltd.
Website: http://www.velvethammerltd.com
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Artist StatementWhat do you get when you cross a tennis player with an artist? A blacksmith. Throw in a lifetime gardener and that blacksmith works in an organic style with a nature theme. The first time I struck iron, I was smitten. There is something wonderfully indescribable about the energy exchange that takes place while blacksmithing. The heat from the fire and the force of the hammer���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½s blow feed and energize me. My primary material is mild steel. I particularly enjoy using pipe. This hollow material gives an impression of mass without the actual weight and provides an additional surface (the interior) with its own potential to be worked. It is a form that requires a gentle and patient hammer blow, so it doesn���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½t collapse. Currently, I use only recycled pipe; the other ends are running around in John Deere tractors. The versatility of mild steel allows it to take the bold shapes usually associated with ironwork, as well as the soft, feminine lines for which I strive. My work often contains botanical references, and I create images that evoke continuing growth. Each heat of the metal offers an opportunity to explore. The results can be unexpected, opening up an entirely new path leading to the spontaneity evident in many of my creations. Then there is the fascination of forge welding. I am amazed every time I successfully perform this weld, in which two or more pieces are heated to 2600 degrees, carefully introduced to each other and firmly hammered into a single unit. Vigilance and focus are required; uncertainty and excitement are part of the process. I try to incorporate at least one forge weld in every piece I design. I use this process to introduce texture and images to the surface of my work. In making my spoons, I push pipe in many directions. I forge out its center hole, split and taper one end and flatten and drift a ring on the other end. For the ���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½bowl���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ I forge weld expanded steel or butterflies together or introduce playful human figures. My trees incorporate steel shavings and wires to grow the canopy. Successive layers are forge welded onto thin sheet, often building up a ������¼���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ layer. Some chunks come off in the cleaning process, opening up the canopy in various areas. I use an abrasive brass technique, vegetable oil and the natural tempering colors for the patina.
Metal  
  Roberta Elliott
Cobden, IL
The Velvet Hammer, Ltd.
Website: http://www.velvethammerltd.com
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Metal  
  Lori Emly
Merritt Island, FL
ART TICKLES
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  Suzanne Ens
Ron Roland
Pensacola, FL
Website: http://Fringeartz.com
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Fiber-Decorative, Fiber-Wearable, Painting  
  Kim Ensch
Belleville, MI
Kim Ensch Visual Artist & Studio LLC
Website: http://www.kimensch.com
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Fiber-Decorative  
Terry Evans
Overland Park, KS
Spiritwood
Website: http://terryevanswoodart.com
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Artist StatementI am devoted to creating distinctive works in unusual museum quality woods.
Wood  
  Casey Fang
Ann Arbor, MI
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  Phil Feinberg
McCall, ID
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  Ann Finley
Decatur, GA
Ann Finley Jewelry
Website: http://www.annfinley.com
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Jewelry  
  Rich Fizer
Englewood, FL
Website: http://www.richfizerglass.com
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Glass  
  Pamela Flores
Fresno, CA
Diztractions
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2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Digital Art, Fiber-Decorative, Graphics/Print-Making, Photography, Sculpture  
  Amber Forbes
Underwood, IA
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  Carla M. Fox
Bend, OR
Carla M. Fox Metalsmith LLC
Website: http://www.carlamfox.com
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Artist StatementContemporary, fabricated mixed metal jewelry.
Jewelry  
  Diane French
St Augustine Beach, FL
Diane French Studios
Website: http://www.dfrenchart.com
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Artist Statement"Dynamically peaceful" may seem like an oxymoron, but the pure color from raw pigments! and the soft texture from burnishing into marbledust-coated wood panels, create images with this remarkable feel, a pleasure for all who experience it! Strong color with soft texture! All are infused with blessings !
Drawings/Pastels, 2-D Mixed Media, Painting  
  Benjamin Frey
Buena Vista, VA
www.benjaminfrey.com
Website: Http://Www.benjaminfrey.com
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2-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Graphics/Print-Making, Painting, Sculpture  
  Sarah Friedrickson
Des Moines, IA
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Sylvia Fugmann-Brongo
Cave Creek, AZ
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Jewelry  
  Ray Gensinger
Lakeville, MN
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  Rachel Gervais
St. Clair Shores, MI
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  Lauri Ghormley
Des Moines, IA
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Other  
  Shohini Ghosh
Highlands Ranch, CO
Corporate IT Solutions Inc
Website: http://www.shohini.com
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Artist StatementI am a Denver based sculptor originally from India. I have been sculpting from 1991 after graduating from the renowned Sir J.J. School of art in Mumbai, India. I have taught as a Lecturer in the same college for 4 years. Denver is my home and creative space. The years of sculpting and drawing from my environment and experiences spanning 2 vastly different continents has nurtured and developed my essence of art into a cosmopolitan view of the world and an eclectic approach artistic expression. I create sculptures and murals of various sizes for commissions and exhibitions. I would describe my work as a figurative, stylistic representation of fun. I am captivated by the human reaction and action on common life moments and authentic emotions. Intrigued, I use the human body to express and create physical images as a metaphor for the language of the soul (life-force), The illustration of our uniqueness as a human race, our quest to build families, communities and societies that define our existence. Yet that is exactly what my work is all about������¢���¯���¿���½������¦An individual quest to record the most precious moments in the spectrum of human emotion and interaction. I enjoy monumental sculptures as they bring art to the public where the public art enhances the human experience and creates value in the community. My public art sculptures and murals take on a life of its own and create a rapport with the viewers. I have often received anecdotes from the public viewers on their experience with my works. I usually exhibit my sculptures and murals in galleries as well as in art festivals in and around Colorado, New Mexico and San Francisco. I also enjoy creating Public Art. I desire to have at least one public art Sculpture in each of the 52 states in the country. Public art is a very effective city development tool that has gained momentum throughout the country in the last 15 years. I was invited for the 12th China, Changchun international sculpture Symposium in China in 2011, To create a monumental size of my sculpture ������¢���¯���¿���½���¯���¿���½Class Act������¢���¯���¿���½���¯���¿���½ permanently installed in Changchun International Sculpture Park. 2012 I was invited back to Changchun for the 2nd International Ceramic symposium. History proves that public art has a very effective nature towards city development and community pride. As an artist I believe that art and the skill of human craftsmanship is still a very precious commodity in a plastic, digital and virtual world. Currently, my artwork is being carried by Achieves for Women Artists in Washington DC;Art-exchange.com;Transcendence Design;International Sculpture Center Washington DC;Stanford Who������¢���¯���¿���½���¯���¿���½sWho;AIESM.com;Publicart.org;National Sculpture Center.com
2-D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture  
  Martha Giberson
Melrose, MA
Website: http://www.marthagiberson.com
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Glass  
  David Giulietti
Oakland, CA
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  Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan
Kill Devil Hills, NC
CJ Newlife Photography
Website: http://www.cjnewlifephotography.com
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Artist StatementI am drawn to images that represent what I call "the divine collaboration of Mother Nature, Father Time, and Mankind."
Photography  
  Debra Grace -Turnier
albuquerque, NM
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Artist Statementi produce art thru a blending of colors to establish a 3d effect on desired medium
Other  
  Edward Grates
Stuart, FL
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  Elke Greenwood
Ludlow, MA
Charming Treasures Creations
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3-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Wood, Other  
  Kristen Greteman
Des Moines, IA
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  Signe Grushovenko
Genna Grushovenko
Greenville, SC
Website: http://grushovenko.com
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Painting  
John Gunther
Abingdon, VA
Gunther Contemporary Fiber Designs, Inc.
Website: http://www.guntherweavings.com
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Artist StatementHand woven, hand dyed and painted wool,silk,wood and metal one of a kind wall and floor pieces. Hand woven rayon chenille scarves.
Fiber-Decorative, 3-D Mixed Media, Fiber-Wearable  
  Amanda Hall
Ames, IA
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  Nannette Halverson
Bloomington, MN
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  Michael Hamilton & Dee Roberts
Boise, ID
Hamilton/Roberts Designs
Website: http://www.hamiltonroberts.com
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Artist StatementUsing standard woodworking tools (table saw, routers, sanders, band saw, jointer, planer, etc., and many hand tools), the husband/wife collaborative team of Michael Hamilton and Dee Roberts endeavors to create objects of lasting value that are a joy to live with. Boxes, wall shelves, wall cabinets and more.
Wood  
  Barbara Hashimoto
Thorton, CO
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  Jan Havens
Nashville, TN
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Graphics/Print-Making  
  Kyle Hawke
Jenny Buttler
Suttons Bay, MI
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  Audrey Heller
Berkeley, CA
Website: http://www.audreyheller.com
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Photography  
  Joann Hendelman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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  Brad Henry
Truckee , CA
Brad Henry Pottery
Website: Http://www.bradhenrypottery.com
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Artist StatementI am a potter. I make utilitarian stoneware pottery that is high fired in a gas reduction atmosphere.
Ceramics  
  Shanese Hirmas
Marbury , MD
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Painting  
  Joan Hitchcock
Rochester, WA
Beyond the Loop Creations
Website: http://www.beyondtheloopcreations.com
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Artist StatementAs a self-taught artist I'm inspired by nature and color, combining the shapes and more saturated colors of elements we see every day into slightly fanciful versions.
Fiber-Decorative, Fiber-Wearable, Sculpture  
  Brandon Holschuh
Concord Township, OH
Brandon Holschuh
Website: http://www.brandonholschuh.com
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Jewelry  
  Brent Hoosac
Jupiter, FL
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Diane Hunn
Harahan, LA
Pilgrim's Paintings
Website: Http://www.pilgrimspaintings.com
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Artist StatementI hope my art makes you smile. Makes you want to step into the landscape, enjoy the sunset, smell the flowers, touch the wood grain - just imagine being there. Working mostly in acrylics now, I have been painting for nearly 50 years.
Painting  
  Shoko Ishida
Rochester Hilla, MI
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Maria Ivanova
Montgomery Village, MD
Maria Iva
Website: http://www.ivanova-maria.com/Drawings-2014
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Artist StatementI shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed. Sylvia Plath, The Colossus, 1959 When temporal, spatial or narrative structures are disrupted, their elements are placed out of the original context revealing the fantastical. The main focus of my work is reality perceived in an altered state of mind. Such a perception is similar to a negative space, a gap within challenged structure of experience. The beauty of these gaps, of what playfully escapes logic, and what is considered to be absurd or abnormal comprises the core of my art practice. My work can be described as aggressively additive drawings-collages depicting the anthropomorphic hallucinations of a fiction writer or mad scientist. The majority of the work features a cast of distressed characters in-between monster and miracle, human and animal, alive and dead. Fantastical yet real personages are depicted in the enigmatic process of gradual dismantling or in uncertain states of metamorphosis. My recent drawings, which are also diagrams of themselves, are bizarre amalgams of biomorphic abstraction and representation. The visual and narrative organization of my work is informed by research on cognitive disruptions caused by various physical and psychological disorders (schizophrenia, hallucination, and phobias), traumatic or supernatural experiences, despair, and drug abuse. I am conducting ongoing research about how the mind, when affected by mental and emotional illnesses perceives reality. I am applying these same principles to my artwork in order to question the boundaries between real and imagined. The concentration on fantastical but yet real aspects of psychical and mental disruptions is integral to my art practice.
2-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels  
  Irene Jalowayski
West Palm Beach, FL
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  Barbara Bouman Jay
Cuddy Valley, CA
Barbara Bouman Jay at MUSE Ranch
Website: http://www.BarbaraBoumanJay.com
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Artist StatementHand pulled monotypes using multiple plates/ink drop, additive/subtractive viscosity oil printing; Encaustic painting (beeswax, resin, pigments) with mixed media applied to panel; Secco fresco oil paintings.
Graphics/Print-Making, 2-D Mixed Media, Painting  
  Mary Johnston
Carmel, IN
Mary Johnston Studio
Website: http://www.maryjohnstonart.com
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Artist StatementThe soft breeze, a magnificent sky, the cool water.....All elements that drive my creativity along with a light touch of the paintbrush, feeling of peace and sense of place. As a child of the Great Lakes, I grew up with a landscape of water, woods, rocks and a sense that everything around us is so much larger and more mysterious then we will ever comprehend. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, I spent a number of years working in the graphic arts, selling watercolors and doing faux painting work before currently concentrating on studio oils. I treasure the time I spend in Northern Minnesota & Wisconsin being with family and friends and continuing to explore this amazing part of our world. The large sky vistas of my current home state of Indiana bring the big beautiful clouds and endless horizon to my work.
Painting  
  Sharon Johnston
Dallas, TX
Website: http://www.sharonjohnstonjeweler.com
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Artist Statementhand-fabricated, sterling & 14K gold original jewelry designs featuring tension-set interchangeable gemstones.
Jewelry  
  Carwood G. (Woody) Jones
Decatur, GA
Mechanical Amusements, Ltd.
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Artist StatementMechanical wooden sculpture - toys.
Wood  
  Ray Jones
Asheville, NC
Ray Jones Woodcrafts
Website: http://www.rayjoneswoodboxes.com
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Artist StatementI make boxes entirely of wood, including hinges, fasteners, and all other hardware.
Wood  
Matthew Jorgensen
Minneapolis, MN
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Ceramics  
  Cameron Kaseberg
Redmond, OR
Kaseberg Design
Website: http://www.kaseberg.com
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2-D Mixed Media, Graphics/Print-Making  
  Peter Kasper
Tiffin, IA
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  Lisa Kattenbraker
Scott Kattenbraker
olympia, WA
Website: http://www.lisauntitled.com
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Artist StatementWe are full time artists working in the mediums of batik, painting and mixed media. We have been doing art shows across the country for 14 years, raising 2 kids in the process.
2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Fiber-Wearable, Painting  
  Julie Keaten-Reed
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
Website: http://www.juliekeatenreed.com
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Artist StatementMy artistic career has followed an unconventional path. Likewise, the artwork is unconventional, a hybrid of Western and Asian traditions. My education in art began early, surrounded by the works of my grandmother, Carley Craig, a lifelong artist and a master of diverse media and genres. Growing up immersed in this creative milieu I developed a sensitivity to aesthetics and an appreciation of form, color and line. In the 1990's while living in Nagasaki, I found myself deeply moved by the art and lifestyle of the Japanese. A five-year stay there utterly transformed me. I was in my mid-thirties by then, but an irresistible need to create led me to pick up a brush for the first time since childhood. The conflicting impulses of following the Asian art aesthetic which I admire so much and the desire to explore themes from my Western art heritage led to the blend of styles and techniques I use today. The heart, the center, the driving force of my work is Japanese sumi ink. The ink creates the grey background washes and the deep black foreground. Watercolor, in primary colors, is brought in selectively for accent. I feel the ink is the backbone structure of the work, while the color elicits an emotional resonance in the viewer. What I do spans cultures and fits into no neat category -- is it drawing or painting? Like many hybrids, it's difficult to say, it's yet another example of contemporary art of the Twenty-First century.
Drawings/Pastels  
  Barbara Knodel
Rotonda, FL
Barb's Design
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Artist StatementI studied the Wirewrap technic at Willian Holland Lapidary Art School in Georgia from 2002 to 2005. I did several privat Lessons with well-known Wirewrap-Artists in Georgia and Florida. I'm teaching in our own Rockshop and Jewelry store in Englewood, FL.
Jewelry  
  Julie Koleszar
Jackson, MI
Flying Dragon Arts
Website: http://www.flyingdragonarts.com
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Jewelry  
  Michael Kopald
Lexington, VA
Website: http://www.kopaldart.com
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Artist StatementChinese Brush Painting: ink on rice paper; bamboo, orchid, plum blossom, chrysanthemum
Painting  
  Mary Kraft
JANET DUMONT
Chapel Hill, NC
RUFFLED GROUCH
Website: http://www.ruffledgrouch.com
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Artist StatementWe handcraft cultural icons and heirloom quality wooden puzzles and decorative statuary to commemmorate holidays and retirements or decorate homes and offices. Using the scroll saw and hardwoods, our puzzles are thick, freestanding, and interlocking. The statuary is created by scrolling common lumber, and delightfully painting assemblies to resemble familiar images.
Wood  
  Lynne Krestan
Lake Villa, IL
Simple Wisdom Inc.
Website: http://www.gardenfables.com
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3-D Mixed Media, Sculpture  
  Jerry Krider
Columbia City, IN
Claywood Creations
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Wood, Sculpture  
  Bill Kruser
Cindy Kuffel
Arlington Heights, IL
Images by David Kay, Ltd.
Website: http://www.imagesbydavidkay.com
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Artist StatementCapturing scenes of America and presenting them in black and white so the viewer can visualize them in the theater of their mind. A similar concept to reading a book or watching the movie. Allowing each viewer to develop their own feelings and visions. These American scenes show the declining state of living in rural America and the familiar scenes of urban America, just as you remember them. Whatever the locale, on the best of days these images will stir up unexpected feelings and thoughts in the viewer.
Photography  
Ryan Kvande
Thorton, CO
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  Kyle Lawler
Des Moines, IA
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  Sodam Lee
Ames, IA
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  Paula Hauser Leffel
Rusty Leffel
Mission Hills, KS
Website: http://www.paulahauserleffel.com
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Painting  
  Rusty Leffel
Paula Hauser Leffel
Mission Hills, KS
Website: http://www.rustyleffel.com
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Artist StatementRusty Leffel - Street Photography www.rustyleffel.com Paula Hauser Leffel - Painting www.paulahauserleffel.com
Photography  
  Ethan Leners
Des Moines, IA
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Graphics/Print-Making  
  David Levy
John Deveer
Davis, CA
Hardwood Creations
Website: http://davidlevycreations.com
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Wood  
  David & John Levy & Deveer
Davis, CA
Hardwood Creations
Website: http://www.davidlevycreations.com
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Artist StatementLaminated exotic and domestic woods are use to create unique functional artwork. All of the work is designed to withstand different climates from around the world.
Wood  
  Cameron Lewis
Reid Grossnickle
Denver, CO
Camryn Forrest Designs
Website: http://www.camrynforrest.com
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Artist StatementWaterglobes, snow globes and curious inventions: These are tiny mixed-media sculptures secured in liquid under glass globes -- shakeable art with a twist, inspired by steampunk, Escher and architectural design.
Sculpture, 3-D Mixed Media  
  Ann L. Light
Morristown, NJ
Art Spirit Masks
Website: http://www.annlight.com
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Artist StatementOriginal gourd art masks. Ethnic, primitive, funky, contemporary. Highly collectible.
3-D Mixed Media  
  Sara Lightning
Denver, CO
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  Bill Lillibridge
unknown, MN
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  Joy Liotta Horvath
Southport, CT
Gioia Handbags LLC
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Artist StatementI create one of a kind art handbags using reclaimed purse frames produced in the USA, Europe and Asia from 1880-1940. Through hand & machine stitching, leather & textiles are shaped to metal and Bakelite forms. Each purse consists of over 50 pieces. I consider my handbags to be "green" creations, respecting the Earths resources. Each one celebrates the objects in Nature that inspired them...glass, stone and metal. Like each one of us, all my bags are unique
Fiber-Wearable  
  Greg Little
Prairieville, LA
FineArtBoxes.com
Website: http://www.FineArtboxes.com
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Artist StatementEach step of every project I design and build is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work. I study each piece to get ideas and details that will evolve in my future creations. Creativeness is an ongoing lifetime learning process. I must continually be my own biggest critic and always be very happy and passionate with what I am doing if I expect my work to continually evolve and improve... If a person cannot be satisfied with their own work they most certainly cannot expect others to appreciate every step that has gone into creating ...Greg Little
Wood  
  Taylor Loughlin
Port Saint Lucie, FL
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  Jean-Claude Louis
Ella Magal
Seattle, WA
jeanclaudeLOUIStudio
Website: http://www.jeanclaudelouis.com
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Photography  
Anthony J. Lucco
Menlo Park, CA
Anthony J. Lucco
Website: http://www.popartballoons.com
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Artist Statementi have have had the good fortune to have my sculptured balloon art patented and trademarked, am soon to have my work on line for the public to see and purchase. PopArtBalloons.com
3-D Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture  
  Tyler MacDonald
Marco Island, FL
Website: http://www.tylerswildphotos.com
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Photography  
  Jim Maddox
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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  Jessica Magee
Denver, CO
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  Toni Mann
Lake Worth, FL
Mannmade Pottery
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Artist StatementLow fire/bright underglazes handbuilt & thrown.
Ceramics  
  Elizabeth A. Martin
La Quinta, CA
eMartinArt.com
Website: http://www.eMartinArt.com
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Artist StatementMs. Martin uses vibrant acrylic paints to express contemporary, abstract concepts on life, nature, emotion, & faith. She is strongly influenced by world travel & the indigenous cultures that used simple geometric patterns to represent their lives.
Painting  
  Elizabeth Mason
Wheatland, IA
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  Laura May Mason
Des Moines, IA
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Other  
  Ian Matchett
Ann Arbor, MI
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  Jim McCann
Lake Worth, FL
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  Jay McDougall
Cindy McDougall
Fergus Falls, MN
McDougall Studios
Website: http://www.jaymcdougall.com
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Artist StatementJay's sculpture is produced in the reductive method. He selects logs from hardwood trees that have fallen or been marked for removal near his studio in Fergus Falls, MN. His pieces are carved from a single block of material. This distinguishes his work from most other wood collectibles in that it involves no glue-ups or joinery. All of the work is carved and does not involve any lathe work. Cindy's jewelry is composed of rocks and shell fragments collected from their travels across the country combined with sterling silver fabrications and chains. Cindy's formal training is in painting and drawing.
Wood, Jewelry, Painting, Sculpture  
  Joanne McLaren
Griffin, GA
J. Mclaren Studios
Website: http://www.facebook.com/j.mclaren.studios
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Artist StatementArtist Joanne Mclaren creates abstract and contemporary paintings in acrylic,watercolor and pen & ink. Focus is on landscapes, seascapes and floral subjects.
Painting, Drawings/Pastels, Photography  
  Judith Mensh
Vienna, VA
JudithMenshMixedMedia
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Artist StatementPainting and planting, I devote myself to both, for the duration. Have been described as a free spirit; understood myself to be an artist at age 6:dream in color. I started painting in my twenties and no matter what else transpired over the decades, I always had the creation of my artwork there a steady thread woven throughout. Whether painting still life with oils and layers, or slathering on modeling paste,I am focused forward.
2-D Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Other  
  Daniel Menzo
Ann Arbor, MI
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  Elizabeth Millwood
Knoxville, TN
Millwood Southern Artists
Website: http://www.millwoodsouthernartists.com
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Artist StatementMillwood Southern Artists is a family owned and run arts and crafts business. We live and work from our RV full time. The passion we have for our paintings comes from our upbringing. We both grew up north of Atlanta GA. As we grew we watched family farms sold to developers and subdivisions built on the property with no regard to the old structures and trees that were there. Some of these had been there for hundreds of years. We travel the back roads and photograph old barns, cabins, stores and most important nature, we then take those photos and using artistic license we create works of art, thus preserving parts of rural America that is rapidly fading into yesteryear.
Drawings/Pastels, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wood  
  Richard Miranda
Carol Adams
Lake Worth, FL
Website: http://www.rishar.com
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Artist StatementJewelry pieces cast and fabicated in a combination of gold & silver
Jewelry  
  Michael Mode
New Haven, VT
Website: http://www.michaelmode.com
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Artist StatementLathe artist, turned wood vessels, hand-made; domestic & exotic woods: (The vessel as metaphor for consciousness).
Wood, Sculpture  
  Karen Morris
Dellwood, MN
Karen Morris Milliner
Website: http://www.kmhats.com
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Artist StatementKaren Morris is a milliner (British for hat maker) living in the Twin Cities. Her haute couture ladies hats are 100% custom and handmade in Minnesota of exotic materials sourced from primarily England, Australia and South Africa. She has also produced commissioned headpieces for ladies around the world. Karen is a "celebrity blogger" for ELLE magazine. Samples of Karen's work can be seen at www.kmhats.com.
Fiber-Wearable  
  Kimberley Morris
Carrollton, TX
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Jewelry  
Cristina Muzzio
Iowa City, IA
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Painting  
  Doreen Nacht
Princeton Junction, NJ
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Artist StatementDoreen L. Nacht Am I creative? Yes. I hope I am also audience aware. I create a variety of artistic styles based on a combination of my own ideas and loves and attempt to include the manifested interests of those who view my work generally and those who commission work. My primary interest is creating and capturing a particular moment in time, one that will be a reminder of that moment which will live in love, joy and peace for all time. These are the works I have been creating for more than twenty years. Education B.A. Bryn Mawr College with transfer to and graduation from New York University, NY Studied with Mary Green LaForge Affiliations Long Beach Island Arts Foundation
2-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Painting  
Dan Neubauer
Ames, IA
Neubauer Furniture Design
Website: http://www.neubauerfurnituredesign.com
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Wood  
  Lawrence W. Oliverson
Sullivan, WI
Website: http://www.LawrenceOliverson.com
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Photography  
Irena Orlov
Sherman oaks, CA
Irena Orlov ART
Website: http://www.irenaorlov.com
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Artist StatementI've been drawn by the magical beauty behind fine arts and design since childhood. Having a successful carrier in architecture and design for quite a long time, I began to deal with fine art. I began to look for new ways to express my emotions and feelings. The process of creating art gave me what I wanted - endless ways of expressing myself. During the creating process, I don't limit myself to a specific style or medium therefore my art is mostly represents mixed media. My creating process is based on my emotions and my mood. I'm very spontaneous. Today I might use photography to convey my feelings...tomorrow I might paint to express myself. My work is infused with spirit and energy I felt at the moment I created it. It encourages viewers to interpret it their own way. My art evokes different feelings in the audience depending on their individual experiences and memories.
2-D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Drawings/Pastels, Digital Art, Graphics/Print-Making, Painting, Photography, Sculpture  
  Mary Padua
Gainesville, FL
MGP Studio
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Artist StatementAs a photographer and print-maker, I document transformation whether in urban or natural contexts. As an artist working within the public realm, I blur the boundaries between natural and contructed landscapes
Photography, Other  
  James Parker
Rochester Hills, MI
parkerparker :: design | photography
Website: http://www.parkerparker.net
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Artist StatementStories told in things left behind: a portrait of a disappearing American landscape. **** The son of a South Dakota historian, I'm fascinated by the architectural detritus and geologic history of the West. As an explorer, I use the lens to further my examination of interesting manmade and natural subjects. As an artist, I'm interested in the effects of the passage of time on a geologic and a human scale. *** Whether photographing patterns of wind and water in a desert canyon, or focusing on the textures of a faded ranch, my visual commentary echoes the politics, history and cultures that collided in America's Westward expansion. *** My workflow is digital start to finish. I use Canon cameras and lenses. Some images are composite HDR files; some have had color, contrast & focus adjusted selectively. I do my own printing in color and sepia, in limited editions on fine art paper. I frame under UV glass, using archival materials and processes. Canvas prints are printed by me, varnished and stretched on heavy-duty frames, or laminated to gator-board before framing. *** I've won numerous awards in the time I've been actively participating in art fairs, including an Award of Honor at Winter Park; Best in Show at Ann Arbor (State Street) and many other national festivals.
Photography  
  Sally Pataky
Whittier, CA
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Artist StatementI work at opposite ends of media: in enameling, which is precise, clean, and circumvented; and ceramics, which is far less restrictive and directional.
Ceramics, Jewelry, Other  
  Amanda Paunil
Ellicott City, MD
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3-D Mixed Media  
  Rita Perrone
Ann Arbor, MI
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  Denise Philipbar
Woodbridge, VA
Website: http://www.denisephilipbar.com
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Artist StatementMy work is insatiable curiosity manifest in visual form. Questions inspired by science, mathematics, philosophy, and humanity for which I have no answers form the basis of my art. I approach these investigations through explorations in painting, installation and social art. I paint in oil and mixed media, and consider the works as an ongoing conversation with myself. Abstract, and heavily influenced by physics and mathematics, the current series is inspired by projective geometry where I explore the concept of directionality, scale, and dimension in the traditional painting plane. Whereas these paintings are doodles on the indefiniteness of reality, my installations are musings on our interactions with the technology we create. For these installations, I mostly use found objects such as test tubes or surveillance cameras that I assemble and modify into site specific large scale works. Some of the installations are also social art projects that are constructed of objects that I hand craft or that I have manufactured for me and then alter to my specifications. Sometimes I pose questions to a population and let the responses become the art - as directly as binding the responses into a book. Because my social art projects grow out of thoughts that are inspired by the way we interact directly with each other. My background in mathematics and science leads me to wonder where we are heading with technology, what we will find, and how we will react. My art, in the form of inquiry, only leads me to more questions, but that���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½s a good place for me since the journey is the goal. I incorporate current technologies and present a perspective on our changing world. I am experimenting with robots, surveillance equipment, and am learning to use my background in software engineering to expand what I can make. At the same time, my original studio practice is grounded in painting and I bring the formal elements of that discipline to my work.
2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Drawings/Pastels, Digital Art, Graphics/Print-Making, Painting, Sculpture, Other  
  Margaret Piellusch
Kalamazoo, MI
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  Barbara Pihos
Hampshire, IL
Website: http://www.pihosetchings.com
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Artist StatementIntaglio (Black & White Nature etchings)
Graphics/Print-Making  
  Walter Pinkus
Ruth Pinkus
Pensacola, FL
Wal-Ru's Studios
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Artist StatementBlack & white and color photography - B&W: archivally processed silver prints, matted, framed Color: Fuji Crystal Archive prints, acid free, matted, framed. Primary subjects: details of architecture.
Photography  
  Banister Pope
Boone, NC
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Drawings/Pastels  
  Dennis Portz
Ames, IA
Website: http://www.portzpottery.com
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Sculpture  
John Powell
Bradyville, TN
powell-artstudio.com
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Graphics/Print-Making, Drawings/Pastels, Metal, Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Other  
Liz Quan
Boulder, CO
Website: http://lizquan.com
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Ceramics  
  JENNIFER RACETTE
Fulton, TX
ALISON JULIEN COLLECTION
Website: http://www.alisonjuliencollection.com
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Artist StatementI am a rock hound at heart and I enjoy coaxing raw precious metals into warm, smooth shapes which frame and highlight the beauty of natural stones and gems. My aesthetic is bold and colorful, much like the materials with which I work. I strive to create unexpected combinations of roughness and refinement by marrying the earthy and the ornate. My creations are statement pieces ranging from outlandish to elegant, appealing to women who celebrate their individuality and their successes with adornments which are unique and enduring.
Jewelry, Metal  
  Frosty Rankin
Millersburg, KY
frostyartwork.com
Website: http://frostyartwork.com
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Artist StatementI paint Hyper-realistic nostalgia that evokes fond memories of the past. And 3-D textured acrylic paintings
2-D Mixed Media, Digital Art, Painting, Photography  
  Margaret Regan
Helena, MT
Website: http://www.mregan.com
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Artist StatementContemporary, polymer, precious metal leaf.
Jewelry  
  Dave Reiter
Parker, CO
Dave Reiter Art
Website: http://www.davereiterart.com
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Artist StatementEvery landscape painting that I create is an invitation to the viewer to participate in the scene by reflecting on some aspect of life--this could be a challenge someone is going through, a question they might have, a victory that they have experienced or any one of the endless number of emotions and feelings that people encounter while walking through this life. Our fast-paced world often leaves no time for reflection. We become so busy that we lose focus and forget what's really important. If we can take time to reflect, we can crystallize our thoughts and move our lives forward. The paintings you see have been created to help you with this process and help you achieve your purpose in life. In my current body of work, I use texture and multiple layers to stimulate the visual and tactile senses. Through various applications, I build layer upon layer--sometimes adding, sometimes taking away. . . oil, acrylic, objects, canvas, paper . . . constructing, destructing, brushing, scraping, sculpting . . . all working together and combining normally contradictory mediums and artistic disciplines into a harmonious visual experience which allows the viewer to capture a moment of reflection.
2-D Mixed Media, Painting  
  Mark Reynolds
Carol Reynolds
Austin, TX
Kaleidovisions
Website: http://www.kaleidovisions.com
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3-D Mixed Media, Wood  
  Jacob Rhoads
Englewood, FL
Website: http://www.Rhoadsproduceandchainsawart.com
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  Ronda Richley
0rlando, FL
Ronda Richley
Website: http://www.rondarichley.com
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Artist Statement"Art: the process of creating which involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of surface, exposing the layers lying beneath by scribing, scraping and overworking of color. I am "inside the art" during the process but once it is completed, the work becomes an extension of my inner thoughts and essence of my being. It is my lifelong process to expose not only what lies beneath the surface texture of my art but what lies buried deeply within myself." --Ronda
2-D Mixed Media, Painting, Other  
  Sarah Rishel
Dunwoody, GA
Website: http://www.sarahrishel.com
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Artist StatementHand-colored intaglio etching image done on zinc plate, aquatinted & deeply etching - semi-traditional style
Graphics/Print-Making  
  Lisanne Robinson
Sebastian, FL
Gossamer Textiles
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Fiber-Decorative  
  Seungbo Roh
Beachwood, OH
Seungbo Roh
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Painting  
  Anat Ronen
Houston, TX
Website: http://www.anatronen.com
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Artist StatementI discovered I am an artist some three years ago. I always knew I was capable of drawing and designing, but it really erupted only when my life depended on it. Ever since then, I have been painting on walls, pavement, canvas, boards and panels, as well as on paper, obviously. I completed hundreds of murals in the Houston area and beyond and new projects are piling up. My main medium is latex. I enjoy sharing my gift with the world.
2-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Graphics/Print-Making, Painting  
Lazaro Ruda
Riviera Beach, FL
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  Teresa Saborsky
Goshen, KY
ARTiculate
Website: http://www.buyarticulate.com
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Artist StatementI work almost exclusively with alabaster because of its beauty, depth and variety. With each piece I create, whether it's functional or sits on a mantel, I hope to stir something inside a person -- to tickle the back of the mind, to provoke a second or third look, to want to touch it, feel it, to see something different with each viewing. Each piece is meant to provide a difference in perspective as well as take the eye and imagination on a creative journey.
Sculpture, 3-D Mixed Media  
  Sidney Savage
Lake Orion, MI
DominArt Studios
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Artist StatementLife is a game... Enjoy! Based in Lake Orion, Michigan; DominArt Studios works with a combination of brilliant colors and whimsical images to create unforgettable domino pendants. DominArt Studios is proud to announce that we have hit our goal of carrying exclusively original designs! Each and every design is hand-carved as a stamp and stamped onto the domino pendants. In addition to the pendants, we create unique art pieces and accessories from domino gamepieces.
Jewelry  
  Suzy Scarborough
Columbia, SC
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2-D Mixed Media  
  J. Luray Schaffner
John Schaffner
St. Leonard, MD
Website: http://www.jlurayschaffner.com
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Artist StatementWatercolor and Pastel mixed media collage-watermedia, pastel, ink, most anything
Painting, 2-D Mixed Media  
  John A. Schaffner
J. Luray Schaffner
St. Leonard, MD
Website: http://www.johnschaffner.com
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Artist StatementLaminated wood.
Sculpture, 3-D Mixed Media  
  Robert Schleicher
St. Louis, MO
Robert Schleicher Gallery
Website: http://www.robertschleichergallery.com
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Drawings/Pastels, Painting, Sculpture  
  Karl Scholl
Robyn Mcguiggan
Houston, TX
TejasTeam
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Artist StatementI like to experiment with mixed media, composition, color and complexity. Using a variety of subject matters and techniques depending on where I am working. My studios are in Taralga, NSW, Australia and Fredericksburg, Texas USA.
2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Digital Art, Graphics/Print-Making, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wood  
  Karen Sconyers
Miami, FL
Simply Dawn LLC
Website: http://www.simplydawn.com
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Artist StatementI am blessed to have inherited the gift of design from my birth mother. At birth, I was given up for adoption. Not knowing from where I received this gift, as a child I enjoyed sewing my own clothes. I soon discovered that I had the ability to reproduce crafts without a pattern or instructions. Eight years ago, I was reunited with my birth family, meeting my mother answered my questions. This is the special meaning behind my business name "Simply Dawn". My birth name was Dawn Marie; my adopted parents changed my name to Karen Lee. As my story unfolds, I have a sister named Karen. My thirty year career with the Postal Service, began in Miami, FL. Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, my management position took me out west, where I continued my career until I retired five years ago. I visited the “Soda Shop” in the small rural farming community of Sylvania, GA, where my in-laws lived for many years. It is now an art gallery for local artists. I caught sight of strings of yarn on a hoop being displayed at the shop. From that glimpse, I began creating "The Knotty Strand Scarf". I have fulfilled a bucket list item with the purchase of our RV, combining work with pleasure, we have taken my handcrafted designs across the country. I have been accepted to numerous upscale Art Shows across the country. My wearable art designs are available on line at www.simplydawn.com as well as, “The Gatehouse” in Mt. Dora, FL; Ellijay Art Gallery in Ellijay, GA.; “The Soda Shop” in Sylvania, GA and Rest and Relax in Pine Mountain, GA. I will be exhibiting throughout South Florida this winter. My website is maintained with scheduled exhibiting dates for 2014. As an upshot of my love for color, I am perpetually adding new yarn and color combinations. Whatever the yarn, design or pattern choice, my artistry steadily reflects style, imagination and illustrious art in a wearable form that is functional. Color, texture and design are trademarks of my artistry.
Fiber-Wearable, Glass, Jewelry  
  Joe Scopa
Pat Scopa
cumberland, KY
Great Motherabbit Pottery
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2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Drawings/Pastels, Sculpture  
  Stanley Scott
Fort Collins, CO
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  Arielle Senger Neher
Des Moines, IA
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  Steve Shepard
Gautier, MS
Website: http://www.shepart.net
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Artist StatementPrismacolor pencil on paper darkended with watercolor.
Drawings/Pastels  
  Yael Shomroni
St. Louis, MO
Website: http://www.facebook.com/YaelShomroniPottery
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Ceramics  
  Paula Shoulders
Charlie Shoulders
Brighton, MI
Living On The Etch
Website: http://www.LivingOnTheEtch.com
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Artist StatementCharlie & Paula Shoulders are a husband and wife team of glass artists. Charlie is a flameworker specializing in borosilicate glass and makes pendants, marbles and sculpture. Paula works in kiln-formed and stained glass and specializes in etching, painting and copper inclusions. Nature is a favorite theme for both, focusing on color, fun and a contemporary style.
Glass  
  Kirsten Skiles Ross
Grayville, IL
K. Skiles Studio
Website: http://kaskiles.com
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Artist StatementI created handforged jewelry and sculptural home decor inspired by nature.
Jewelry, Metal  
  Rebecca Skow
Washington, IA
Readhead Photography & Ceramics
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Glass  
  Vivian Smith
Madison, WI
Revive
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Fiber-Wearable  
  James Smith
Ramona, CA
Nature Plus Studios
Website: http://www.NaturePlusStudios.com
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Artist StatementOf all creative arts - the greatest wrought is that of a Life well lived! J DeVereS
Digital Art, Photography, Other  
  Mimi Solum
Urbandale, IA
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Drawings/Pastels  
  Sharon Spillar
St. Louis, MO
Spillar Studios, LLC.
Website: http://www.spillarstudios.com
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Artist StatementI am inspired by views and reactions to places and spaces from both imaginary and actual experience; such as a body of water, a wild storm, a vivid dream. These works are spontaneous reactions to memories and feelings from my life. My images are mapped with marks, lines and color, both expressive and linear. Color and line are essential in the communication of my work. After the painting is completed, I add a 1/8" thick layer of UV infused Resin. This gives my work another dimension by adding reflections of the outside world to the work.
2-D Mixed Media, Painting  
  Laurie Stallman
San Antonio, TX
Laurie Stallman Art
Website: http://lauriestallmanart.com
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2-D Mixed Media, Digital Art, Painting  
  Page Stanton
Windsor Heights, IA
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  David Stine
Dow, IL
David Stine Woodworking
Website: http://www.stinewoodworking.com
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Artist StatementEvery piece of furniture I craft is the articulation of the natural beauty of a tree. I don't try to bend the wood to my will; rather, I let it be what it wants to be, and my designs maximize the raw, singular, natural beauty of the wood, graining, knots, live edges, and all. I am the fourth generation to steward my family's 500 acres in Illinois, where I sustainably harvest all of the wood I use in my work. The woods are both the source of my lumber and the source of my design inspiration. Being so close to the wood, from growing it to harvesting it to milling it, informs my work in the most natural, harmonious way. As I mill the logs, every cut is a revelation as I see the inner life and extraordinary beauty of the wood. As I mill a board I see immediately what I will build and what the wood will become. Every piece of furniture I craft is a testament to the grace and majesty of the tree, which lives on in a beautiful and useful way, an object that can grace a home for a lifetime and beyond. And every piece is one-of-a-kind. My work is infused with tradition, sustainability, integrity, and history. Its American craftsmanship at its finest.
Wood  
  Daryl Storrs
Huntington, VT
Daryl V. Storrs Artworks, Ltd.
Website: http://www.darylstorrs.com
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Artist StatementI make original woodcuts, mixed media jewelry and pastel paintings. The work is colorful and graphic; mostly based on the landscape of Vermont.
Drawings/Pastels, Graphics/Print-Making, Jewelry  
  Gregory Story
Chicago, IL
Modern Clay
Website: Http://www.Gregorystory.com
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Ceramics  
  Lars Strong
Santa Fe, NM
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  Vinnie Sutherland
Newaygo, MI
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Artist StatementEmploying repousse techniques I hammer and score original designs into the reverse side of metal to form intricate patterns of relief upon the front.
Metal  
  Carroll Swayze
Englewood, FL
Swayze Graphics
Website: http://www.carrollswayze.com
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Artist StatementOriginal Acrylic Paintings and Original aquatint etching hand painted with acrylics, hand pulled, limited editions of 100. As a confirmed environmentalist, the world around me has always been my source of inspiration. I am awestruck by the beauty that surrounds us. My work is simply a reflection of that.
Graphics/Print-Making  
Andree Sweek
Allentown, NJ
Website: http://www.absolutearts.com/andreelisette
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Artist StatementI work in acrylic on canvas and fiber arts. hand made paper and fabric collages.
2-D Mixed Media  
  Senid Tabakovic
Grimes, IA
Website: http://students.grandview.edu/senid.tabakovic/index.html
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  Victoria Tasch
Hartland, WI
Website: http://www.toritasch.com
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Artist StatementMy studio is located in an urban arts laboratory named Redline, situated in an industrial section of the city of Milwaukee. RedLining refers to the practice of denying services to residents in often racially determined areas. The term "redlining" was coined in the late 1960s by John McKnight, a sociologist and community activist. It refers to the practice of marking a red line on a map to delineate the area where banks would not invest. At RedLine I am immersed in an art making community where I experience critiques from fellow artists and draw inspiration from the energy of the city. My current work includes altered books and printmaking processes on paper, the paper is folded into sculptural books. The images are based on photographs from the urban environment, which is very different from the open spaces where I live. The books refer to current events and the impact on the community. In my books the layers of transfer prints reference the destruction, loss of habitat, and upheaval from natural disasters and the manmade destruction of the mortgage crisis. The book is a metaphor for the soul and allows me to cope with daily events. Layers of transfers reference images from my travels and the area around my studio.
3-D Mixed Media, Graphics/Print-Making  
  Allan I. Teger
Barbara Krupp
Vero Beach, FL
Teger Photographs, Inc.
Website: http://www.bodyscapes.com or www.teger.com
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Artist StatementHand painted black & white, Amer/Europe bodyscapes.
Photography  
  Cat Tesla
Snellville, GA
Catscapes, Inc.
Website: http://www.artbycat.com
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Artist StatementPaintings begin as layered abstract compositions, and become highly-textured using acrylic and oil glazes, manipulated with knife, brush, & hands. The final landscape image emerges from the abstract. I use ink, graphite, latex, spray paint, wood stain, acrylic, and oil pastel for my mixed media work. Both bodies of work are inspired by nature, and water in particular.
Painting, 2-D Mixed Media  
  Mel Thompson
Oak Park, IL
Mel Thompson Studios
Website: http://www.melthompsonstudios.com
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Artist StatementPastel
Drawings/Pastels  
Barbara Tozier
Ann Arbor, MI
Website: http://barbaratozier.com
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Photography  
Steve Uren
Marquette, MI
Studio of Steve Uren
Website: Http://Www.steveuren.com
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Artist StatementFrom concept to design to to creation, every step of the creative process is personally completed by me, without the use of apprentices or assistants. Using traditional woodworking tools and machines table saw, bandsaw, planer, sander and various hand tools- I strive to create artwork out of the functional, beauty out of the mundane and something unique out of the common. My goal is to have each piece express great originality an absolute unmatched quality. Nature, landscapes in the beauty of wood have shaped might work. A sculpture, dresser or table will grow out of, and be built around, a single piece of inspirational wood. I begin with rough cut boards, combining different high figured species to create contrast. No stains or dies are used. Instead, the natural colors and designs in the wood become part of the art. I use sustainably harvested, domestic hardwoods including Birdseye maple, tiger maple, black walnut and cherry. The variety, uniqueness, depth and beauty of would continue to be my driving force. I find just working with wood to be soothing and refreshing for my soul. I have created wood art for over 25 years but only in the last 15 have I sold my work at art shows and galleries across the country.
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Arty Vongphakdy
Sioux City, IA
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  Gabbi Warrick
Scottsdale, AZ
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  Cynthia Webb
Mandeville, LA
Art by Cynthia Webb
Website: http://www.artbycynthiawebb.com
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Painting  
  Lisa Westphal
Lakeville, MN
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  E Lee Wilson Jr
Cat Fenner
Nashville, TN
au Naturale Organic Images LLC
Website: http://aunaturaleimages.com
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Artist StatementI was in my mid-thirties before I saw the ocean for the first time. More than a decade passed before I had the opportunity to swim in the ocean (it was at a beautiful beach in the Florida Keys). And just before my 50th birthday, I saw the turquoise color of the Caribbean waters among the sway of tropical palm trees, and I was forever changed! I had found my passion. For the first time since my art student days in college, I had a strong passion to paint again. But this time the desire was to recreate the joy I experienced being in the tropics and on the beach at the warm ocean's edge. After three decades in the graphic design business, these moments inspired me to return to creating fine art and profoundly changed the way I create images, as well as the way I now see the nature around me. My art is intended to portray the essence of joy and freedom in being on the beach, as well as the beauty of the tropics and the feeling of being immersed in nature. My work celebrates the freshness and energy in nature using rich textures, saturated colors, and bold strokes. The idea of organic images enhances the concept of nature to include both life and passion separately â�" but also to integrate them as a unified whole. To me, organic means natural life and purity of both form and purpose. It is my wish that my images inspire others to expand their notions of how nature can transform us â�" to experience life with joy, freedom, and passion. And ultimately, to share that experience with others.
Painting  
  Kindra Wisniewski
Des Moines, IA
Website: http://www.kindranoel.com
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  Holly Wist
Des Moines, IA
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Graphics/Print-Making, Painting  
Miguel Wong
Evanston, IL
CoilSprings LLC
Website: http://coilspringsonline.com
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Graphics/Print-Making, Other  
  Wei Biao Yan
Livingston, NJ
Bing Bing Studio
Website: http://www.bingbingstudios.com
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2-D Mixed Media, Drawings/Pastels, Painting  
  Marco Pino Yancovic
Boulder, CO
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  Youngjoo Yoo
Coralville, IA
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Zachary Yuskanich
Denver, CO
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Glass  
  Judy Zeddies
Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.judyzeddies.com
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Artist StatementMonotypes, collagraphs & etchings with hand-coloring, some with chine coll������© or collage
Graphics/Print-Making  
Sofia Zhou
Ann Arbor, MI
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  mina heuslein
port orange, FL
Website: http://potterybymina.com
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Ceramics  
cindy hirt
randy pardue
hawthorne, FL
C&R Studios Inc.
Website: http://www.reallymixedmedia.com
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Artist StatementI have been doing art shows since 1980 and still love the freedom of creating and the life style it offers; there is no greated gift. And now we share this life together but each creating our own work....but it goes so well together. Life is good!
3-D Mixed Media, Metal  
sam kaffine
woodland park, CO
Sterling Bliss, llc
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Artist StatementI believe in classics. I believe in natural gems, real pearls, metals that are rash-free, and in business ethics. I believe in jewelry that makes you feel like a goddess, like a superhero; a little more like the essential YOU.
Jewelry  
  janine lancour
johns creek, GA
a fairy's dream
Website: http://www.afairysdreamonline.com
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2-D Mixed Media  
kathleen lapso
North Royalton, OH
Lapso's Metalworks
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Metal  
julie salvetti
venice , FL
Designs by Julie, Inc.
Website: http://www.designsbyjulie.com
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Jewelry  
Cedric van Eenoo
New York City, NY
Website: http://www.vaneenoo.com
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Painting  
  john w. williams
Renick, WV
john wesley williams
Website: http://johnwesleywilliamsfurniture.com/
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Artist StatementI produce sculpted furniture, one of a kind or very limited editions.
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