As a printmaker, I employ the use of thick, bold lines to compose portraits of women. Each print is made from a hand-carved block and hand-printed with oil-based ink on paper.
Name: Kristin Gearhart
Business: KG Art
Products: Acrylic paintings on wood, wooden bird “ornaments” cut with a scroll saw using my own patterns and painted with acrylic paints, and blank greeting cards featuring printed images. Pigment-based inks are used for brilliant archival prints.
I have been partaking in arts and crafts since a very young age. Inspired by color, it’s what centers and calms me.
Name: Alissa Denning
Business: All Smiles Epoxy
Products: I use high-grade epoxy to create one-of-a-kind tables that are made from scratch or upcycled. Epoxy can go over almost anything, so I have a variety of items that include lazy susans, plant stands, charcuterie boards, coasters, wall art, and custom items.
Artist: Nick Homrich
Business: BlinkLab Workshop
Products: Repurposed materials and locally sourced hardwoods made into unique lighting and home décor.
I have been making my products for over 20 years. In 2011 I turned a passion into a business and have been growing it ever since.
I believe in the power of transformation. In my art, I combine sustainability with beauty, employing decoupage to morph unwanted objects into objects d’art.
As I apply seemingly simple materials of paper and glue, old scarred but structurally sound furniture leaps to life in an exuberance of color teeming with nature’s glory: Dressers metamorphose into rainbow fantasies of birds and fish. Mismatched, dented chairs become colorful conversation pieces. Coat racks and picture frames bring the flower garden indoors on the dreariest day. I even use the world’s oldest paper (birch bark) to create a fresh, neutral palette for modern objects.
All items are made with a stringent commitment to reuse and repurposing. With the exception of glue and finishes, I do not purchase ready-made or new items. It is a labor of love to glean and revive my materials. It is in this spirit, I reanimate unloved items into objects of beauty and worth.
Artist: Alvey Jones
Business: OpenSky Press
Products: Artist books, original prints, paintings, drawings, mixed-media assemblage, greeting cards and peanut brittlle.
Artist: Dan & Raynette Kempf
Business: Ray’s Rags
Products: Stuffed Animals, Sock Monkeys; Cutting/Serving Boards, Treasure Boxes, and other wood products.
Raynette produces stuffed animals and sock monkeys. Dan produces cutting/serving boards, treasure boxes, totes, napkin holders, and candle holders.
Artist: Teresa Kovalak
Business: Monet’s Crystal Garden
Products: Jewelry, recycled antiques, paintings
I am a local artist who recycles antiques and makes them into a variety of things — teapot birdhouses, garden décor, and jewelry. I am also a painter, using alcohol inks on tiles to create unique landscapes.
I have been creating jewelry for over 8 years. I love making the Viking weave, which is colored copper and/or stainless steel, wire-woven into beautiful necklaces and bracelets.
I also make and sell fabric items: cross-body purses, snappy-closure eyeglass cases, wristlets with detachable key fobs, ID holders/coin purse with detachable lanyard, microwavable bowl hot pads, and key fobs.
Made in the tradition of the old blues artists, these are three-stringed guitars tuned to CDG for easy playing with a slide. They can easily be tuned to other cords, too.
My guitars are handmade from modern cigar boxes with turn-of-the-century artwork on them. They have old maple necks; some are fretted. Non-fretted guitars come with a wine-bottle glass slide.
All guitars are electric and can be plugged into an amp. If you need a special theme, let me know.