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Sherri Thomas

Sherri Thomas
Appleton, WI
sherrithomas.com

Oil paintings on canvas or panels using brushes and palette knives to depict the landscape.

Sherri Thomas2021-07-22T20:28:52+00:00

Derek Christensen

Derek Christensen
Chicago, IL
derekchristensenart.com

My work is made from vintage license plates which are all hand-cut using tin snips and mounted onto handmade frames and panels.

Derek Christensen2021-07-21T00:19:48+00:00

Laura Junge

Laura Junge
Jackson Junge Studio
Chicago, IL
j2gallery.com

Sketches are used to create surreal compositions. Paint is applied bringing the work to life.

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.

Laura Junge2021-07-21T18:14:44+00:00

Heather Hambrecht

Heather Hambrecht
(h(om)e)
Fredonia, WI
home-threads.com

Visual design & inspiration for every (h(om)e) begins with hand selected eco-conscious leather remnants. With multi-functional wearing options and daily urban ease. To be at (h(om)e) everywhere you go.

Heather Hambrecht2021-07-21T00:51:45+00:00

Carl Vogtmann

Carl Vogtmann
Chicago, IL
figleafgraphics.com

Black and white photographs made using traditional materials and techniques. All images were shot on film with medium format equipment and printed in the darkroom by the artist.

Carl Vogtmann2020-09-11T03:01:02+00:00

Allison Crary

Allison Crary
Chicago, IL
Etsy Shop

I use a traditional glazing technique to create oil paintings. My work spans from immersive representational botanical compositions to social justice narratives with juxtaposed signage and symbols.

Allison Crary2021-07-20T22:57:09+00:00

Armik Malekian

Armik Malekian
Armix Craft
Glendale, CA
armixart.com

Contemporary oil, acrylic, enamel, molding paste and more. Vivid color, bold texture, rough brush strokes and palette knife. Motion and movement.

Armik Malekian2020-09-10T22:35:44+00:00

Leon Ruiz

Leon Ruiz
Emerald Art Studio
Naples, FL
leonfruiz.com

Acrylic paint on canvas or board. Sketch with brush, then brush and pallet knife add layers of color as need to create a piece of art.

Leon Ruiz2021-07-22T16:44:10+00:00

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.

Tara Keating2021-07-22T20:41:40+00:00

Sher Berman

Sher Berman
Sher Berman Designs
Deerfield, IL
Etsy Shop

Woven bead crochet jewelry combining contemporary color moods with the ancient art of lampworking. I create all my lampwork glass beads by melting Italian glass rods with a torch.

Sher Berman2021-07-22T20:27:13+00:00

Jackson Ocheltree

Jackson Ocheltree
Tucson, AZ
fromthegroundupart.com

I am a Glassblower/lamp worker. I use borocilicate glass, gold, silver, and opals. I make intricate glass orbs that contain dramatic optical illusion that transports the viewer away from reality.

Jackson Ocheltree2021-07-21T01:03:46+00:00

Mandy Krolak

Mandy Krolak
Glazed Pottery Shop
Winfield, IL
Etsy Store

Innovative pottery for the home is what I strive for in my ceramics line. I focus on function, form, and color in all of my designs in order for me to bring joy and harmony to the user.

Mandy Krolak2021-07-22T16:51:02+00:00

Gabby Hanley

Gabby Hanley
Collaborator: Lijah Hanley
Hanley Photography
Duluth, GA

Black and white, limited edition photographs of 25, printed and framed using archival materials.

Gabby Hanley2021-07-22T21:29:33+00:00

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson
Chicago, IL
danieljjohnsongallery.com

My body of work is a mix surreal illustrations, African American history and Jazz greats. I choose subject matter that provokes thought and emotions.

Daniel Johnson2021-07-22T21:26:09+00:00

Kelsey Merkle

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

Paint (acrylic or oil), metallic leaf, wood stain, colored pencil on wood panel with resin overlay.

Kelsey Merkle2021-09-03T15:58:22+00:00

Mays Mayhew

Mays Mayhew
Collaborator: Mays Camarata
Associates: Mike Camarata, Scarlet Camarata, Gray Camarata
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.

Mays Mayhew2021-07-22T19:49:07+00:00

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.

Justin Miller2021-07-21T16:37:59+00:00

Sue Rosengard

Sue Rosengard
Chicago, IL
suerosengard.com

Silver, gold and black with pearls and stones – hand fabricated using pliers, mandrels. Less is more! It is more challenging to create designs using less material and complexities than more.

Sue Rosengard2021-07-22T20:39:30+00:00

Tracy Burton

Tracy Burton
Scratchy Eye Studio
Chicago, IL
scratchyeyestudio.com

I work in clay because it allows me to focus on form and function as well as the decorative surface. I love to incorporate bright color and texture to help tell an abstract visual story.

Tracy Burton2021-07-22T20:48:35+00:00

Tony Casper

Tony Casper
Tony Casper Designs
Oconomowoc, WI
tonycasperdesigns.com

My furniture pieces start out with a dynamic piece of wood for the top and evolve from there. I use traditional joinery techniques and a variety of leg styles to create balance and intrigue.

Tony Casper2021-07-22T20:46:13+00:00
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