WI

Eric Holey

Eau Claire, WI
2018 booth #120B

www.dancingcatarts.com

At heart I am a functional potter. I throw all of my work on the wheel from stoneware clay. After the pot is thrown I frequently add slip texture to create a sense of movement and channels for my glazes to run and flow. Each piece is carefully trimmed to a finished form which is as elegant as it is functional. My glazes are hand brushed and layered to ensure beautiful outcomes which are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the touch. I fire all of my work in an oxidation environment which allows me great control of the temperatures necessary to achieve the work I envision.

 

©Eric Holey

©Eric Holey

Karri Jamison

The Art Of Karri Jamison
Hillsboro, WI
2019 Booth #
www.etsy.com/shop/karrijamison

    Karri Jamison is a professional nature painter who’s unique style of art merges two painting genres: abstract expressionism and realism. She refers to her style of painting as “Whimsical Nature”.  Her work features stark black and white backgrounds combined with meticulously hand drawn and painted nature iconography.    Karri’s use of clean precise lines and highly detailed brush strokes gives her work a modern edge.  Her current series of paintings feature the birds and woodlands of the Midwest.  Each painting starts with an idea or scene inspired by Karri’s observation of nature and her imagination.  She doesn’t work from a photo. All of the scenes in Karri’s paintings are her own composition. Often, clients ask Karri if her work is digital or photography.  While flattering, the truth is, no.  Every inch of each painting is meticulously drawn and painted free hand.  The average time it takes Karri to create a painting is 200-600 hours.  It takes an enormous amount of dedication, patience, and skill to achieve each painting. The only tools she uses to create her highly detailed birds are:  acrylic paint, graphite pencil, and paint brushes only 3 to .5 millimeters in diameter.

Karri’s favorite subject matter to paint is birds and trees.  In fact, she considers herself a “bird-nerd” and often can be found traipsing through marshes, woodlands, and prairies looking for birds to study and paint. “Birds are a huge part of my life.  Each bird has a unique personality that I try to capture in my paintings. The patterns on their feathers are so intricate…I can’t help but enjoy the challenge and beauty each bird represents.” 

  

 

 

© Karri Jamison

© Karri Jamison

© Karri Jamison

© Karri Jamison

  Karri’s whimsical nature series has been well received by private, public, and corporate collectors.  Karri has received 11 awards in the past 2 years for her artwork.  Including, Best in Show at the Lakeville Art Festival, the Merit Award at the Uptown Art Festival, and the Award of Excellence at the Edina Art Fair. Karri graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Peck School of The Arts in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting & Drawing.   Since graduation, Karri travels around the Midwest showing her artwork in museums, galleries and at fine art shows.  

 

 

Becky Streeter

Eau Claire, WI
2018 booth #19

www.beckystreeterart.com

Fine Art by Becky Streeter is actually a family business: Becky and her father, Paul Nelson, work together to create amazingly imaginative three-dimensional works of art. Becky has been painting since she was a little girl, but it was her father's creative genius that really put them on the map. She taught him how to construct a basic canvas, and he ran away with the concept, using several different types of materials to build the canvas: expanding foam, pieces of wire, wine cork shavings, Amazon boxes and even a bathrobe. The finished paintings often have a whimsical slant and are generally painted with bright, eye-catching colors. Becky and Paul have heard all sorts of names for their art over the years including pop art, energy art, and “wow, that really freaks me out” kind-of-art. Each canvas becomes more intricate and delicate in both construction and painting, and they are always looking forward to their next great piece.

© Becky Streeter

© Becky Streeter

Jan Raven

Wausau, WI

2019 Booth #

www.janraven.com

My creative process is driven primarily by my need to create patterns and texture with wire, and much of my focus remains with the timeless spiral shape. My work is created by using 14 karat gold-fill and Argentium silver, a patented, tarnish-resistant alloy of sterling silver. The silver is fused and forged in some designs, and all shaping is done by hand or with the aid of small hand tools. Elements of each design are woven together by hand with small-gauge wire. Necklace chains are woven entirely by hand with long lengths of wire; the weaving technique itself dates to the Viking era. The techniques I use are historically based or are derived from textile work. All components are made by me.

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Teresa Soriano

Mosaic Art Professionals
Middleton, WI

© Teresa Soriano

© Teresa Soriano

2018 booth #5

www.etsy.com/shop/warmglassbyteresa

I begin my pieces with color exploration and then the patient creation of confetti and layering. I heat, cold work and sculpt with multiple 24 hour fusing cycles. My inspiration comes from how a piece may be interpreted by others therapeutically or energetically. I adore playing with light and reflection and bringing color to life with the translucent and opaque nature of fused glass to create original art glass.  

 

Jamie Heiden

Jamie Heiden Photography

Holmen, WI

jheidenphoto.net

2018 booth #81

Jamie Heiden lives in the beautiful Driftless area of western Wisconsin. For as long as she can remember, she has been a collector of images. She stores them in her mind; she captures them with her camera. For her, pictures really can tell a story. Life’s simplicity is her inspiration and conveying that story is her goal. 

Jamie is a photographer first. But when she sits down at her computer, the beginnings unfold. Her finished images contain multiple photographic layers using tasks once performed in the darkroom, now tools she has at her fingertips on the computer.  What would have taken hours years ago can be done and then undone in half the time, not necessarily making the completed process any shorter but allowing for ten times the amount of experimenting within.  

All of her work contains multiple photographic layers combined digitally. She works on each individual layer.  Of course all images are Jamie's and no filters are used in the process. The end result is an image ever-so-slightly removed from traditional photography.

 

 

 

© Jamie Heiden

© Jamie Heiden

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Judy Hurd

Beadmused

Menomonie, WI

judithhurd.weebly.com

2019 booth #

Copper and stainless steel wire comprise my warp. These I combine with leather, silk, copper and silver component to comprise my weft. My woven structures are mounted on a leather framework & embellished with stone and copper beads. My material choices translate whether creating jewelry or woven structures.

 

© Judy Hurd

© Judy Hurd

David Harrison

David Harrison Expressions

Franklin, WI

www.davidharrisonexpressions.com

2019 Booth #

All about enhanced color, drama, light, fantasy, movement, emotion - my original photographs transition from realistic presentation to an almost abstract derivative surrealism – all for others to experience my emotional re-discovery of these unforgettable experiences.
All entirely produced in my studio, each image is a unique single edition work printed on metallic photographic paper laminated directly to UV filtering acrylic and backed by another opaque layer of acrylic – an expensive risk-ridden process.

 

© David Harrison

© David Harrison