Brian Wagner

© Brian Wagner

© Brian Wagner

2019 Booth #

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 #

© 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 #

© 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 #

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 #

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 #

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.

Cheryl Shohet

Cheryl Shohet Designs

Waconia, MN

2019 Booth #

© Cheryl Shohet

© Cheryl Shohet

I am a full time studio artist. I create small sculpture and jewelry in nonferrous metals complimented by various materials including: gems and minerals, wood, enamel and paint. I utilize various techniques available to me including: fabrication, lost wax casting, etching, electroforming, anodizing and painting, I approach each piece as art first irregardless of function. No two are alike and no duplications are ever present in my inventory. 

Last year I received honors at Edina and Powderhorn. I have been fortunate to both participate and jury many shows over the years.  

I have previously opened two art galleries and have both a BFA in Painting and MFA in Metalsmithing. I attended the University of Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago and both attended and taught at Northern Illinois University.

Kristen Treuting

Kristen's Creations

Minneapolis MN

www.kristensgourdcreations.com

2019 Booth #

© Kristen Treuting

© Kristen Treuting

I am a gourd artist and my journey with this medium started about 11 years ago after collecting many gourds that I had grown and dried, in my garage. It took me a couple years to develop the courage to create with them. I am essentially a self-taught gourd artist.
I have always been drawn to the natural world for inspiration. I find the sense of ‘flow’ in the shapes and forms of the gourds themselves, as each gourd seems to communicate to me as to what it will become. The theme of water and flow naturally show themselves in my work, as do leaves, trees, animals and flowers. I use a variety of techniques when making my gourd creations to include wood burning, carving, staining and embellishing them with natural objects and fibers.

Mike Denney

Good Wolf Bowls

Byron MN

goodwolfbowls.com

2019 Booth #

© Mike Denney

© Mike Denney

I use a lathe to hand-turn bowls, vases, tops, bottle openers, bottle stoppers, baseball bats, and Christmas ornaments. My basic design is to simply bring out the beauty of the wood as best I can. Shapely curves without much complexity seems to be the best bet. Occasionally, there are holes and cracks that look better filled, and I normally use a turquoise or brass inlay, which adds a nice touch without overpowering the beauty of the wood.

All the wood we use is from already downed trees. I get a 
lot of wood from the leftovers of logging activity, and have a logger friend who brings me 'interesting' pieces such as burls and crotches. A brush dump down the road that lets me dig through their pile of stumps. Friends and neighbors also keep us well supplied with storm-damaged trees. 

For a finish, I use shellac on everything since it's so natural (made from insects and alcohol), easy to use, and is even edible. I waterproof the inside of vases with a double layer of epoxy.

Jonathan & Allison Metzger

Des Moines IA

www.midnightoilstudioworkshop.com

2019 Booth #

© Jonathan & Allison Metzger

© Jonathan & Allison Metzger

Limited edition Silkscreen images hand-printed on archival paper. Hand-cut rubylith stencils are used to create our multi-layer images, along with lithographic style textures which are created using tusche washes, India ink, and grease crayons. We use water-based acrylic inks to print our images & each color has been specially mixed to fit our curated color family & the use of transparency base adds visual complexity to the overlapping layers. Using a wide variety of media allows the artists to push and explore the potentials of traditional silkscreen printmaking.

Jonathan & Allison Metzger are a husband and wife team that create traditional silkscreen images without any use of digital technology or manipulation. Compelled to create work that is inspired by their own experiences with nature, they visually explore the vast and diverse American Landscape.  Jonathan creates the initial drawing, Allison and Jonathan perfect the composition and then hand cut each rubylith layer, Allison chooses and mixes all the colors, Allison and Jonathan hand print each color layer.

Artist influences include the great masters of American Modernism such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Aaron Douglas.

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Both Allison and Jonathan received their Master of Fine Art Degrees from University of Kansas in 2013. During the summer of 2015, while participating in an Artist Residency held at the prestigious Red Barn in Lindsborg, Kansas, they decided to pursue something they always dreamed of doing; opening their own studio where they could create their original work and build a platform to interact with the public and art collectors alike. In the last three years, they have slowly built their studio to reflect their passion for nature and local community. In the summer of 2018 alone, they participated in over 20 juried art fairs in the upper Midwest.



John Hartung

© John Hartung

© John Hartung

2019 Booth #

I specialize in photographing personality in animals using Nikon D850, long telephoto lenses, wide angle lenses, underwater housing and much patience. Most of my subjects are photographed in the wild, but occasionally will find subjects at rescues or zoos. All photographs are printed on photo paper and canvas using archival materials.

Mary Bacon

Minneapolis, MN

marybaconart.com

2019 Booth #

© Mary Bacon

© Mary Bacon


Minnesota born and raised, with a life-long study of the local landscape including close study of the local flowers, trees, and parks. Residing in Minneapolis.

Self-taught oil painter. Professional Interior Designer, student of Tai Chi, meditation, and energy work.

In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation. 

I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then adding layers of oil paint to produce my images. 

My paintings are oil on canvas, generally using 3 layers of paint to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges. The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.


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