Kelsey Wilson

© Kelsey Wilson

© Kelsey Wilson

2019 Booth #

The artist employs sensitive washes of acrylic paint to explore A variety of subjects. Special attention is given to rendering forms in full value to create the illusion of three dimensional objects. Tight details and individual characteristics are observed from life. The artist composes each painting to activate positive and negative spaces to achieve a harmony and reflects the mood of the piece. Various techniques, including dry-brushing, describe a range of textures unique to each plant. The culmination of these attributes in addition to subtle shifts in color temperature and hue bring vibrancy and vitality to the artwork.

Julie Beal

Excelsior, MN

2019 Booth #

http://earthwickandfirecandles.com

© Julie Beal

© Julie Beal

Earth, Wick & Fire is a small, family based business located in Excelsior, Minnesota. Our hand crafted stone oil candles are made out of natural slate that varies in beautiful mineral colors and textures. During the creation of each candle the characteristics and design are controlled by the composition of the slate and the artist. With the use of a small rock hammer and the controlled pressure of the strike to the slate, the design simply starts with that first strike to see how it will fracture. The break inspires us to continue to move around the piece, in a fashion of interest and inspiration, allowing the slate to come alive. There are never two candles exactly alike.
Earth, Wick & Fire has created a maintenance free, low profile candle that you will enjoy for years, just add oil. Our fiberglass wicks do not burn away and each copper wick holder is hand crafted. The reservoir holds 1 oz. of lamp oil and will burn for approximately 4 to 5 hours before putting itself out.

Tricia Bagstad

Ramsey, MN

2019 Booth #

http://2wiredsisters.com

© Tricia Bagstad

© Tricia Bagstad

I use Sterling Silver, Copper, Antique Brass & Colored wire from 16 gauge to 28 gauge with Furnace Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Stones, Czech Glass,Lampwork or polymer clay. To achieve a design a number of assorted pliers, mandrels, files, jigs(to coil wire)cutters & hammers are used. In my
colored Crayon Collection I use 1 1/2" balled head pin,add pewter daisy spacer,
cut & add coiled wire, add another daisy spacer & place on sterling silver chain & loop wire and wind around top twice, cut & tuck wire. When making mirror image wires for Earrings I hold 2 wires together and form design so wire is exactly the same on each earring.When Texturing wire I make short chopping motions using different hammers & when feathering wire I make long strokes. I paint some of my Antique Charms and wipe off so most of the color is darker in the crevices in my Antique Brass collection.I love copper wire as it is so workable,can be left the copper color or can patina for a different effect.

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer Handbags

Minneapolis, MN

2019 Booth #55C

© Julie Meyer

© Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer works from her studio in Minneapolis, MN, and is passionate about creating hand bags for women who push the boundaries of style.

Each bag is constructed with skilled workmanship using top-grain leather, patent and embossed leathers, and hair-on cowhides.

All bags are fully lined and include pockets, plus all wallets are constructed with an inner-layer of RFID blocking fabric.

Lily Kavanaugh

ilo studio
http://ilompls.com

Minneapolis, MN

© Lily Kavanaugh

© Lily Kavanaugh

2019 Booth #73

Offering both a core collection and one of a kind modern hand fabricated jewelry in brass, silver gold and stone. ILO strikes a balance between staple and statement jewelry, toeing the line between modern art pieces and ancient artifacts. With striking, timeless design, each ILO piece gives its wearer a feeling of power and elegance.

Jana Epstein

Atlanta, GA

© Jana Epstein

© Jana Epstein

2019 Booth #4

www.janaepstein.com

I start with Black&White Photographs using film. Next, I process and develop my images by hand in a traditional darkroom. Then each is individually tinted with translucent oils. Last, I uniquely frame in salvaged antique tin & wood reworked and enhanced to make a marriage between image and frame. Creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Mary Ellen Kutz

Mimi's Fiber Art

Plymouth, MN

2019 Booth #67B

@ Mary Ellen Kutz

@ Mary Ellen Kutz

I offer a selection of handwoven, handspun, handknit, & handsewn items. Shawls, scarves, ponchos, vests, bags, purses, table runners, hand dyed women's shirts & shawls, cell phone bags made from upcycled women's blue jeans. I sometimes offer pillows from my handwoven and hand dyed fabric. All products are of my own design and seldom are there two alike. I pride myself on making one-of-a-kind fiber art pieces in my own eclectic style. My handwoven items often have some or all of the yarn dyed and spun by my hand. I often dye all my own fiber and/or cloth for a project. I especially like working with Indigo dye.

Kevin Whetstone

© Kevin Whetsone

© Kevin Whetsone

2019 Booth #9A

The materials used are all sustainable. All of our materials are reclaimed or salvaged in one form or another. We utilize old reclaimed wood, framing timbers in our wood pieces. Create and design cast iron items. This is done the old school way with handmade Cope & Drag pattern boxes for foundry sand casting of iron.

Brian Wagner

© Brian Wagner

© Brian Wagner

2019 Booth #57

As a queer artist, my work focuses a lot on identity and reclaiming space as a queer individual. Mostly working in forms of printmaking, specifically stone lithography and copper etching, I utilize the power of the multiple to create unique, empowering imagery.
My lithographs are hand drawn on a Bavarian lithographic limestone using a grease-based pencil. That stone is then processed with nitric acid and gum arabic and then proofed and an edition is pulled through a Litho press. My copper etchings are also hand drawn and I often incorporate aquatint and spitbite processes as well. The plate is then soaked in ferric chloride acid, etching the drawing into the plate and then the plate is printed on an etching press. 

Gina Nicolae Johnson

Edina, MN

www.sublimepaintings.com

2019 Booth #74A

© Gina Nicolae Johnson

© Gina Nicolae Johnson

Romanian-american writer, journalist, novelist, poet and artist-painter and author of several books. I am in love with the canvas and creating with beautiful colors. It is so easy for me to 'write a poem’, but instead with a brush, colors. It makes me feel good about being able to share the gift of art with others. My imagination is exploring every single corner of the Universe and behind. I transfer in my painting everything I have discovered about Love, Humans, Life, Nature, Animals etc. Inspiration is abundant, from love the flowers, delight at a beautiful sunset, or the ocean, a bird chirping and the sky. I like the abstract art, painting subjects that can be easy to translate into realism if you have an eye for this style. I enjoy being able to paint from images dreamt at night, from what I see with my mind, it makes me want more and to share with everyone the joy I have when a painting is finished. Painting captivates to the point that I don't even notice the passing of time.

Samuel Hitchman

Cincinnati, OH

www.SamHCeramics.com

2019 Booth #120A

© Samuel Hitchman

© Samuel Hitchman

Handmade, primarily wheel thrown & altered, utilitarian & decorative ceramics.Numerous, made in house, glazes and slips are dipped and sprayed to enhance the sculptural-traditional forms. All work is gas fired to either cone 10 reduction, or cone 12 oxidation depending on the finish. Prices range from $6 to over $850

Chris Cumbie

© Chris Cumbie

© Chris Cumbie

2019 Booth #58

Broken tape measures. Animal bones. Rusted metal and tin. Piano keys. Spindles from broken chairs. Any and all old wood I can get my hands on. I turn these discarded objects into art. My mixed-media art is created using the techniques of hand carving, painting, welding, assemblage, sculpting and pyrography. I attempt to bring different genres and mediums into one piece, by recycling, recreating, refinishing and redesigning ordinary objects and old materials to give them new life as art. By rescuing other people’s “junk,” I try not to just make art, but also to preserve little pieces of history.
Detailed sketching gives me the structure and motion I need to get started.
I find inspiration in objects and build ideas from shape, design, form and color. I study art history, anatomy and the historical treatment of the materials that I use. Always experimenting with better ways to enhance definition and texture, I try to give personality and purpose to anything I work with.

Katie Faragher

© Katie Faragher

© Katie Faragher

Scandia, MN
www.etsy.com/shop/TwoOaksTrading

2019 Booth #11

I create bags and totes out of waxed canvas and leather. My aesthetic is classic, simple, with emphasis on durability and functionality. I strive to source my materials from companies and manufacturers based in the US. I love to work with waxed canvas because it is so versatile. I also love how it develops a patina with use - the more wear and tear placed on it, the better it looks. It gets better with age! 

Constance Guerra

Constance Guerra Art

Midland, VA

Constanceguerraart.com

© Constance Guerra

© Constance Guerra

2019 Booth #143

Watercolors, liquid acrylics,alcohol inks on archival paper/canvas, layers create a sense of texture & depth reflecting perspective of fur, fin and feathered subjects. 
My style is bright, loose,drippy and gestural with realistically rendered pockets of detail that breathe life into my creations. A variety of multilayered techniques where each layers a story and texture peeks through to accentuate the final image. For me, the process of creating art is a whole body experience. It draws me in, the world quietens away and I pour everything into the creation coming to life in front of me.