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Ella Isaac

Ella Isaac
L.I.P.S.
lipshats.com

The raw straw is hand dyed in layers to build color,sun dried then blocked using steam, water and hand manipulation to create it’s shape. Designs are hand-sewn, reblocked and finished.

Robert Pogatetz

Robert Pogatetz
Elgin, IL
robertpogatetz.com
Etsy Shop

I paint with oils to create expressive, sensitive and colorful paintings imbued with a vibrant, uniform and linear composition by utilizing thick bold brushstrokes and applying many emotional paint layers.

Lenore Lampi

Lenore Lampi
Duluth, MN
lenorelampi.com

The mid-fire ceramics is hand built, extruded or wheel thrown. Surface treatments on the sculptural and functional work include glaze, stain and terra sigillata.

Carla Bank

Carla Bank
Carla Bank Designs
Long Grove, IL
carlabank.com

Poured acrylics forming lines and composition of geometric abstraction with the intense forms of Color Field Painting.My work is derived from my interest in architecture, color, rhythm and shapes.

Laura Junge

Laura Junge
Jackson Junge Studio
Chicago, IL
j2gallery.com

Wall mounted paintings with sculpted elements are created using vibrant paints. Both abstract and surreal backgrounds create the setting for hand sculpted elements to be interwoven into the artwork.

Matthew Coglianese

Matthew Coglianese
Chicago, IL
thepigshark.com

Dye sublimation photographic prints of my digital art and photography on aluminum sheet metal.

Tara Keating

Tara Keating
Studio Keating
Chicago, IL
studiokeating.com

Acrylic abstract paintings on wood and canvas with a focus on composition, color and mark-making. Complex surfaces are developed using multiple techniques and many layers.

Nyle Gordon

Nyle Gordon
Ethel, MO
nylegordon.com

I work exclusively with oil paint on canvas and hard board, using brushes and pallet knives.

Kelsey Merkle

Kelsey Merkle
Kelsey Merkle Fine Art & Illustration
Clarence Center, NY
kelseymerkle.com

Colored pencil, stains and inks on wood panel with resin overlay.

Glenna Adkins

Glenna Adkins
Fort Thomas, KY
glennaadkins.com

Many layers of acrylic paint adding soft pastel, graphite pencil, ink, or oil stick in some of the layers. Finished with oil varnish.

Michael Bonardi

Michael Bonardi
Trittello
Columbus, OH
trittello.com

Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted (in-studio) from uncirculated coins with cold forging tools and techniques. The line includes Rings, Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces.

Allison Crary

Allison Crary
Chicago, IL
Etsy Shop

I use a glazing oil paint technique to create immersive spaces. Storytelling is done through a limited color pallet, hierarchy of light, and atmospheric perspective.

Darren Olson

Darren Olson
Minneapolis, MN
darrenolson.com

Each photograph was taken on location using existing light and printed on archival materials. The viewer will feel and experience a scene (through light, texture, pattern and tonality) as I did.

Igors Irbe

Igors Irbe
Chicago Map Design
Chicago, IL
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Digital art collections inspired by Chicago historic surveys. Digital prints are framed in vintage windows salvaged citywide. Prints are also applied to re-purposed vintage items to create functional art.

Justin Miller

Justin Miller
Brookfield, IL
justindmiller.com

Acrylic on wood panel or canvas, some highlights of permanent ink, some painting frames embellished with acrylic.

Andrew Arkell

Andrew Arkell
Chicago, IL
andrewarkellart.com

All paintings are on watercolor paper, with the paint applied in various ways, primarily with a brush but also via an airbrush. Reference images are used, and are photographs taken by the artist.

Igor Menaker

Igor Menaker
Chicago IL
menaker.com

Limited edition framed fine art prints handmade by the artist.

Mays Mayhew

Mays Mayhew
Aurora, IL
maysmayhew.com

I use graphite on paper to create highly realistic figurative art. Occasionally, I add watercolor, colored pencil, or gesso to heighten details.

Angela Kullmann

Angela Kullmann
Collaborator: Russell Grace
Best Light Collection
Harvard, IL
bestlightcollection.com

Tinted photo prints on textured fine art paper captured on specialized film emulsions and filters. This body of work exhibits dramatic natural events and scenery, presented in traditional matte and frames.

McKenzie Fisk

McKenzie Fisk
Beverly Hills, CA
Instagram

Oil paint layered to mimic the refractory quality of light.

Bobbie Rafferty

Bobbie Rafferty
Beadsong Jewelry
Chicago, IL
beadsongjewelry.com

I weave, stitch and string thousands of seed beads with gemstones, metal, fiber & other materials to create intricate jewelry pieces. Off-loom beadweaving, bead embroidery, stringing, metal fabrication.

Yuliya Wolf

Yuliya Wolf
Collaborator: Ari Wolf
Wolf Leathers
Hartford, WI
wolfleathers.com

Using oil-tanned leather from Milwaukee, WI we create one-of-a-kind products. We use hand & machine sewing, colorful stitching & zippers, and incorporate hide imperfections to create unique pieces.

Jean Paul Martinez

Jean Paul Martinez
Las Vegas, NV

I use oil paint on canvas and also include glazing and embossing. I use models and make sketches of the models and color palette before painting. My prints are etchings and lithographs.

Heidi Lowell

Heidi Lowell
The Austin Artery
Austin, TX
heidilowell.art

I paint with watercolor pigment on Caolin Clay (aka aqua board). I carve into the clay to give my work additional texture. I seal each finished piece with a clear acrylic varnish.

Anastasia Mak

Anastasia Mak
Chicago, IL
anastasiamak.com

My paintings are inspired by travel destinations and nature. I combine many layers of acrylic paint with pen – all applied to canvas or wood.