Chelsea Rudie

Maple Grove MN

www.etsy.com/shop/chelsearudiemade

2019 Booth #139

© Chelsea Rudie

© Chelsea Rudie

My creative journey with alcohol inks began with my mother. Always the artist, my mother spent the recent years refining her painting skills, and delving into the world of alcohol inks. She created beautiful things, and was beginning to experience success in local art fairs and a local gallery space. 

The inks and other materials sitting unused felt wrong and sad. Art should be made, shared, and loved with these, I thought. So, I took some materials to my home, and gave it a whirl. I loved how the inks appeared alive, and moved on the ceramic tiles. The vibrant colors made me smile, and watching them spread of their own will was mesmerizing.

I have since learned to manipulate the inks using an airbrush and isopropyl alcohol to encourage movement in specific ways. I enjoy designing stencils to create works with negative space and create balance between solid white or black and the vibrancy and depths of colors. I use a variety of substrates to showcase the inks in novel ways.

Ann Aas

Chanhassen MN

www.annmadeinminnesota.com

2019 Booth #7A

© Ann Aas

© Ann Aas

I love playing with fire and unpredictable and endless possibilities of glass fused to metal. I begin with hand cut or stamped copper or brass. Some shapes require punching, pinching or fold forming to prepare them for enameling. I use a mapp gas torch and the immersion method to fuse the glass to the metal. Each piece is heated with the torch and then dipped in the crushed glass. This process is repeated 4-12 times depending on the size of the piece. A variety of techniques are used to add surface interest. Some are finished with a coarse glass called frit, some have ceramic decals fused into the surface while others are finished with an enamel silk screen. Hand painting is used to create multi color designs. I use riveting, wire wrapping and knotting to finish my pieces. My pieces include earrings, bracelets pendants and statement necklaces 

Nathan Trivette

Minneapolis, MN

www.ndtphoto.com

2019 Booth #126

© Nathan Trivette

© Nathan Trivette

Digital editing is kept to basics: color, contrast, sharpening & cropping. All presented work is archival. Printing done by artist on luster paper. Matting, mounting & framing performed by artist.

In this quiet nature photography, the viewer can find a place of contemplative solitude, giving them a point of meditation & peace. The photographer blends abstract expressionism, minimalism & occasionally surrealism, creating “Simple Images for Complex Times”.

Brendan Kramp

St. Paul MN

www.brendankramp.com

2019 Booth #134

© Brendan Kramp

© Brendan Kramp

I work from original drawings and photographs that I take on site to create large format paintings using oil, acrylic, and ink that feature realistic urban and city/landscape scenes, in addition to more abstract work that is also inspired by the forms, colors, and environments that inspire my realistic work. I work both mid-size and large-format and have a range of work types and sizes when I show at art fairs and gallery shows.

Chelsea Rudie

Maple Grove MN

www.etsy.com/shop/chelsearudiemade

2019 Booth #

© Chelsea Rudie

© Chelsea Rudie

My creative journey with alcohol inks began with my mother. Always the artist, my mother spent the recent years refining her painting skills, and delving into the world of alcohol inks. She created beautiful things, and was beginning to experience success in local art fairs and a local gallery space. 

The inks and other materials sitting unused felt wrong and sad. Art should be made, shared, and loved with these, I thought. So, I took some materials to my home, and gave it a whirl. I loved how the inks appeared alive, and moved on the ceramic tiles. The vibrant colors made me smile, and watching them spread of their own will was mesmerizing.

I have since learned to manipulate the inks using an airbrush and isopropyl alcohol to encourage movement in specific ways. I enjoy designing stencils to create works with negative space and create balance between solid white or black and the vibrancy and depths of colors. I use a variety of substrates to showcase the inks in novel ways.

Reena Maheshwari

Minneapolis, MN

www.hennaoasis.us

2019 Booth #30

© Reena Maheshwari

© Reena Maheshwari

I am an Internationally Certified Henna Artist with over 20 years experience. Henna is a body decoration traditionally practiced in India, the Middle East and parts of Africa. I use all-natural Rajasthani Henna mixed with a blend of essential oils, tea, and sugar. (I DO NOT use black henna as this can cause unwanted allergic reactions.) My mom (Shakun Maheshwari of Shakuntala Design) and I have been doing henna in the Twin Cities for over 20 years - most notably at the Festival of Nations in St Paul. I have a number of henna style gift items as well such as cards and journals.

Elissa Brown

Oxford MS

www.thefreckledarmy.com

2019 Booth #71

© Elissa Brown

© Elissa Brown

Dioramic illustration combining mixed media & acrylic on birchwood. Hand drawn & carved characters & environments are layered to raise stories off of their plane, creating dimension & texture. Resembling pop-up books, each piece is assembled to navigate the detail and physical depth of the work.

Naomi Hart

© Naomi Hart

© Naomi Hart

Naomi Hart grew up in the Northern Wilds of Minnesota where the natural world became her education and her refuge. Hart uses symbolism from nature to tell the story of humanity in a manner that bears witness to the connective threads we all share. While dark and introspective, Hart’s work maintains a sense of hopeful wonder and joy. The viewer is quickly pulled in to find their own story within the many layers of each piece.  “My work is always an attempt to illustrate the elusive “now”, so ripe with potential; dark, mysterious, and fleeting. 

Naomi uses a multitude of drawing and painting materials to render on birch panels, laboring over exquisitely detailed renderings and fantastical creatures. Ultimately each panel finds it way to her encaustic studio for a final application of hot wax. “Encaustic (hot wax) painting lends itself to the manner in which I tell my stories visually. It is a versatile and engaging process which produces a sensual warmth that enriches my story and gives history and grounding to each piece” 

Hart is a storyteller and a self described time traveler who is passionately bridging the chasm between her story and yours. 

St Cloud MN

www.naomi4art.com

www.instagram.com/naomihart4art

2019 Booth #80

I am an encaustic artist, a storyteller and a self proclaimed time traveller. Each piece utilizes a mixed variety of media beginning with detailed colored pencil or graphite drawings, oil or watercolor paintings, and intaglio prints on a birch panel. Layers of hand-cut stencils, chalk, graphite, gold leaf and found materials are finally finished with layers of a mix of hot beeswax and dammar resin with oil tint. Each piece is a tactile and engaging story with layers of information and details that keep the viewer engaged in discovery!

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Jonathan Rose

Franklin TN

https://www.handsonfire.com

2019 Booth #66

© Jonathan Rose

© Jonathan Rose

I am a second-generation metal worker and life-long musician creating melodic steel tongue drums and Singing Bowls from recycled propane tanks. For the drums, tanks are transformed in to sound sculptures by cutting and welding the ends into a saucer like disk. Tongues are hand cut and tuned to exact measurements and scales. The finishes range from preserving the rustic and weathered patina to polished iridescent heat treatments. These interactive art pieces are easily played, even for beginners.

Jeanine Huot

Lake Elmo MN

JoyfromtheHeart.com

2019 Booth #90

© Jeanine Huot

© Jeanine Huot

I use various types of fusible glass including dichroic. The design is cut and ground to the size I need. It is then cleaned and placed in the kiln to fuse together. It may need some cold working after being in the kiln for at least 12 hours. I then add more glass and re-fire, or slump it in the kiln. Some pieces may be polished more after they come out of the kiln. At this point the piece may be finished or put into a display. I also recycle wood window frames or create my own displays to put the glass in.