2019

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.

Cheryl Shohet

Cheryl Shohet Designs

Waconia, MN

2019 Booth #31

© 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 #75A

© 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.