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Michele Friedman

Michele Friedman
Chicago, IL
micheleafriedman.com
Etsy Shop

Fabricated jewelry in sterling, 18k bi-metal and wool. I developed a technique to incorporate color, pattern & texture into my work by manipulating wool felt into shapes and treating them as stones.

Jacqueline Bevan

Jacqueline Bevan
Jewels Botanica
Round Lake Beach, IL
jacqueline-bevan.pixels.com

Collage created with multiple layers of paper, magazine text and acrylic paint. The backgrounds are paper; the birds are magazine text and acrylic paint; the branches are paper and mica flakes.

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.

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.

Joan Spohrer

Joan Spohrer
South Bend, IN
joanspohrerwatercolors.com

I combine light, value, and color with intangibles of memory and emotion, layering experience and purpose with each brushstroke. I paint to interpret memories in a re-imagined way.

Gregory Frederic

CrewlArt
Green Bay, WI
crewlart.com

In my eclectic work, I break up objects with refraction lines allowing the dispersion of light. I custom mix layers of acrylic paint to create the desired depth and vibrant synergy within each piece.

Jesse Rusk

Jesse Rusk
J Rusk Photography
Chicago, IL

Whether I am shooting with my Nikon D810, DJI Inspire 2, or Rolleiflex film camera, my aim is to capture and present the natural beauty of the world as it is, with minimal post-processing.

Peter Jablokow

Peter Jablokow
Evanston, IL
peterillustrator.com

Watercolor on 140lb or 300lb arches hot or cold press watercolor paper.

Howard Hammel

Howard Hammel
Hammel Horizons, LLC
Springfield IL
hammelhorizons.com

I do my best to find unique and off the beaten path scenes throughout the world. I do not over-enhance. Prefer my photos to be as organic as possible. I print on aluminum which makes the details pop!

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.

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.

Elizabeth Kline

Elizabeth Kline
Elizabeth Kline Designs
Chicago, IL
elizabethklinedesigns.com

I work with metals: shaped, sculpted and forged using various techniques to make jewelry with asymmetry and organic angles. I also sculpt exotic hardwoods and add metal inlay for modern, geometric pieces..

Main Street Murrini

Main Street Murrini
Collaborator: Todd Manicki
Farmer City, IL
mainstreetmurrini.com

Our primary focus is combining disciplines in the glass arts from ancient glass blowing to contemporary kiln-working. Through this integration, we strive to push the boundaries of modern glass art.

Karina Llergo

Karina Llergo
Karina Llergo Art, Ltd
Northbrook, IL
karinallergosalto.com

I capture energy through the motion of the human body, turning figures into ethereal entities. I work with 25+ layers of oil glazes on canvas; alternative mediums 24k gold leaf, charcoal and acrylics.

Amy Smetana

Amy Smetana
Eye Candy by Amy
Downers Grove, IL
eyecandybyamy.com

I’m environmentally conscious in my supply purchases and recycle my own scrap by melting and rolling into sheet metal. I enjoy adding new gem setting, texture and metalwork techniques to my repertoire.

Hiroshi Ariyama

Hiroshi Ariyama
Ariyama Studio
Chicago, IL
ariyamastudio.com

My work is hand printed, limited edition screen printed images of Chicago and its neighborhood. I use water-base acrylic inks and archival 100% cotton acid free paper for quality and longevity.

Maranda Powers

Maranda Powers
Powers Handcrafted Jewelry
Chicago, IL
powershandcrafted.com

I use traditional hand fabricating techniques like sawing, filing and soldering to create modern, sleek designs. Each piece is made by hand, by me, using sterling silver and genuine fossils and stones.

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.

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.

Tina Hospers

Tina Hospers
Cutting Edge Wood Creations
Damascus, OR
cuttingedgewoodcreations.com

3D Wood Shadow Boxes: hand drawn scenes refined on computer. We hand sand and stain each piece of wood, then precision laser etch and cut. The final work is assembled, glued, hand framed, lacquered.

Kevin Lucius

Kevin Lucius
Lucius Art
Naperville, IL
kevinlucius.com

I create digital collage art using a mix of hand drawn illustrations, images and textures. I then hand make wood block prints of the finished designs.

L.J. Eidolon

L.J. Eidolon
Charleston, SC
ljeidolon.com

Using Photoshop, and a hand fluent from decades of oil painting; images are woven to create new meaning.

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.

Stephen Christena

Stephen Christena
Arc Academy LLC
Chicago, IL
arcacademy.com

Our work focuses on Midwest iconography, industrial roots, accented hardwoods and a wide variety of painted metals utilizing acid flash rusting to chemical colorization. Each piece is made custom.

Venus Cramer

Venus Cramer
Jewelry By Venus
Elmhurst, IL
jewelrybyvenus.com

My primary style of creating contemporary fine art jewelry is small scale sheet fabrication. I use sterling silver, 14 kt gold, precious gemstones and found objects.