Patti Fowler: jewelry

Patti Fowler Artist Statement The process of creating fused glass used in Patti’s jewelry is unlike any other. Glass which is compatible (melts at the same coefficient of expansion) is fused together using a kiln that heats up to 1500 degrees. Frequently pieces are in the kiln multiple times and each firing can take up…

Kurt Eakle: Photography

Kurt Eakle Artist Statement Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved taking photographs. But I often find that what is in the viewfinder is not really the “picture” that I see. For years, this meant taping photos together–which generally ended up on the refrigerator. Looked nice, but kind of crude. In 2001, I decided…

Mary Dickey: mixed media

Mary Dickey Artist Statement My childhood was powerful. It was full of magic, play, dreaming, fear, and wonder. James Joyce said, “When a fortunate rhythm has been struck by the artist, you experience a radiance. You are held in aesthetic arrest. That is the epiphany.” As a visual artist, my aim is to strike a…

Homer Daehn: Woodcarvings

Homer Daehn Artist Statement Work on my parent’s farm started early, ended late, and happened seven days a week. This work ethic prepared me for an artist’s life. The hours are similar and both require multiple skills such as versatility, creativity, and the need for innovation. The lines of a square-rigger ship, whimsical colorful circus…

Ann Campoll: Fine Beaded Jewelry

Ann Campoll Artist Statement: “Beauty can transform your soul.” Art serves many functions in our lives, and both art and beauty can be defined in many ways. I fell in love with beads in kindergarten, when we were given the choice of stringing colorful wooden beads on shoe laces, and have been addicted to them…

Duane Brissette: Mixed Media

A magical thing happens when an artist finishes a painting, print, sculpture, whatever: No longer needed by the completed piece, the artist is transformed into just another member of the audience. Any idea he may have about the piece is no better, no more authoritative than anyone else’s. Any idea he has about the piece…

Enrique Rueda: Wood Sound Sculptures

Enrique Rueda Artist Statement: I am engaged with the multiplicity of interactions between the human body and the objects we have come to call “musical instruments.” I am fascinated by the possibilities that are offered by objects crafted mostly out of organic materials, with the capacity to produce sound. These objects can represent many aspects…

Georgia Weithe: Jewelry Artist

Georgia Lang Weithe Artist Statement: My jewelry is a language. It speaks of beauty, hope, serenity, tenderness, and other qualities of the heart. I believe if we are drawn to a work of art, it’s because it reflects something we are looking for in our own lives, and that gazing at it can help us…

Edward Wohl Bird's Eye Cutting Board

Edward Wohl: Bird’s Eye Maple Cutting Boards

Ed Wohl Artist Statement Edward’s solid bird’s-eye maple cutting boards are unlike any you’ve seen. Each board is crafted by joining sections from a single piece of specially selected, figured bird’s-eye maple, so the wood tone and figuring are consistent throughout. Each is precision-shaped and beveled for graceful shape and balance. Individually hand-sanded and finished…

Nancy Giffey: Acrylics

Nancy Giffey Artist Statement: Being a woman is often a complicated balancing act, so many of my mixed media pieces and some of my paintings make use of circus images as metaphors. I do not fare well with “virtual” realities or purely conceptual explorations. I enjoy working with both hands using materials that have specific…