2019 Artist Gallery

  • AEM Gallery (Booth J-8)
    AEM Gallery (Booth J-8)
  • Agave Sky (Booth U-2)
    Agave Sky (Booth U-2)
  • Alan Potter Ceramics (Booth D-5)
    Alan Potter Ceramics (Booth D-5)
  • Alan Serota (Booth M-2)
    Alan Serota (Booth M-2)
  • Allie Eileen (Booth B-5)
    Allie Eileen (Booth B-5)
  • Aly Winningham (Booth J-4)
    Aly Winningham (Booth J-4)
  • Amanda Armistead (Booth V-1)
    Amanda Armistead (Booth V-1)
  • Amanda Walker (Booth B-2)
    Amanda Walker (Booth B-2)
  • Art Schoenig Co (Booth T-3)
    Art Schoenig Co (Booth T-3)
  • Angie Spears (Booth C-4)
    Angie Spears (Booth C-4)
  • AusPop (Booth T-6)
    AusPop (Booth T-6)
  • Barbara Danger Studio (Booth V-3)
    Barbara Danger Studio (Booth V-3)
  • Barbara Serota (Booth M-2)
    Barbara Serota (Booth M-2)
  • Basil & Wood (Booth R-3)
    Basil & Wood (Booth R-3)
  • Beach Glass Bingo (Booth M-4)
    Beach Glass Bingo (Booth M-4)
  • Beachwalker Boxes (Booth B-2)
    Beachwalker Boxes (Booth B-2)
  • Bear McLaughlin (Booth L-3)
    Bear McLaughlin (Booth L-3)
  • Bee Friendly Austin Honey & More (Booth S-1)
    Bee Friendly Austin Honey & More (Booth S-1)
  • Bergeron Woodworks (Booth V-4)
    Bergeron Woodworks (Booth V-4)
  • Billie Claire Handmade (Booth R-3)
    Billie Claire Handmade (Booth R-3)
  • Black Hatchet (Booth K-3)
    Black Hatchet (Booth K-3)
  • Bluehaven Porcelain (Booth G-2)
    Bluehaven Porcelain (Booth G-2)
  • Brianna Martray (Booth M-9)
    Brianna Martray (Booth M-9)
  • Brite & Sherri Taylor Designs (Booth O-5)
    Brite & Sherri Taylor Designs (Booth O-5)
  • Cameron Dunk (Booth Q-4)
    Cameron Dunk (Booth Q-4)
  • Charlotte Bell (Booth N-7)
    Charlotte Bell (Booth N-7)
  • Claire Was Here (Booth E-2)
    Claire Was Here (Booth E-2)
  • Clifton Henri (Booth U-3)
    Clifton Henri (Booth U-3)
  • Craig Irvin (Booth S-2)
    Craig Irvin (Booth S-2)
  • Crave Artisan Chocolate (Booth I-3)
    Crave Artisan Chocolate (Booth I-3)
  • Crawford Shortt (Booth P-1)
    Crawford Shortt (Booth P-1)
  • Crysalis Hammocks (Booth C-3)
    Crysalis Hammocks (Booth C-3)
  • Crystal Works (Booth A-4)
    Crystal Works (Booth A-4)
  • D.S. Iron Works (Booth I-4)
    D.S. Iron Works (Booth I-4)
  • Dan Grissom (Booth J-6)
    Dan Grissom (Booth J-6)
  • Daniela Ovtcharov (Booth N-8)
    Daniela Ovtcharov (Booth N-8)
  • Darlene Hardie (Booth V-1)
    Darlene Hardie (Booth V-1)
  • Daryl Howard Art (Booth U-4)
    Daryl Howard Art (Booth U-4)
  • Deb Wight Studios (Booth D-4)
    Deb Wight Studios (Booth D-4)
  • Desarae Lee (Booth I-1)
    Desarae Lee (Booth I-1)
  • Die Trying (Booth C-1)
    Die Trying (Booth C-1)
  • Earthly Ashley (Booth T-1)
    Earthly Ashley (Booth T-1)
  • ELMZART (Booth M-5)
    ELMZART (Booth M-5)
  • Eric Mort Art Glass (Booth M-3)
    Eric Mort Art Glass (Booth M-3)
  • Espacio Handmade (Booth D-1)
    Espacio Handmade (Booth D-1)
  • Ethan Ham (Booth N-7)
    Ethan Ham (Booth N-7)
  • EXIT82ART (Booth A-2)
    EXIT82ART (Booth A-2)
  • Eya Claire (Booth M-8)
    Eya Claire (Booth M-8)
  • Fleegal Farms Soap (Booth T-4)
    Fleegal Farms Soap (Booth T-4)
  • FOBOTS (Booth N-2)
    FOBOTS (Booth N-2)
  • Fred Tate (Booth B-3)
    Fred Tate (Booth B-3)
  • Gaila Designs (Booth F-2)
    Gaila Designs (Booth F-2)
  • Geil Pottery (Booth R-2)
    Geil Pottery (Booth R-2)
  • Gene Cody (Booth A-3)
    Gene Cody (Booth A-3)
  • Ghost Pepper Glass (Booth P-4)
    Ghost Pepper Glass (Booth P-4)
  • Glass Mountain Creations (Booth P-3)
    Glass Mountain Creations (Booth P-3)
  • Got Toys (Booth K-1)
    Got Toys (Booth K-1)
  • Greg Davis Photography (Booth J-1)
    Greg Davis Photography (Booth J-1)
  • Greg Lewallen (Booth V-5)
    Greg Lewallen (Booth V-5)
  • Gusto Graphic Tees (Booth R-3)
    Gusto Graphic Tees (Booth R-3)
  • Gypsy Wings Travelbags (Booth Q-2)
    Gypsy Wings Travelbags (Booth Q-2)
  • Hardwood Creations (Booth F-1)
    Hardwood Creations (Booth F-1)
  • Heather Lorelei Harris (Booth Q-1)
    Heather Lorelei Harris (Booth Q-1)
  • Hemp360 (Booth V-6)
    Hemp360 (Booth V-6)
  • Hidden Dragon Art (Booth T-3)
    Hidden Dragon Art (Booth T-3)
  • House of Eberstein (Booth O-1)
    House of Eberstein (Booth O-1)
  • Humble Goods (Booth S-3)
    Humble Goods (Booth S-3)
  • Imagination Leather (Booth H-4)
    Imagination Leather (Booth H-4)
  • Imbroglio Glass Art (Booth I-2)
    Imbroglio Glass Art (Booth I-2)
  • Iona Handcrafted Books (Booth O-8)
    Iona Handcrafted Books (Booth O-8)
  • Jacob G Colburn (Booth V-2)
    Jacob G Colburn (Booth V-2)
  • Jamie Rood (Booth U-1)
    Jamie Rood (Booth U-1)
  • Jan Pomeroy (Booth M-7)
    Jan Pomeroy (Booth M-7)
  • Jason Hooper Pottery (Booth K-2)
    Jason Hooper Pottery (Booth K-2)
  • Jay Long Studio (Booth F-4)
    Jay Long Studio (Booth F-4)
  • Jeffrey Cannon Studio (Booth O-6)
    Jeffrey Cannon Studio (Booth O-6)
  • Jim Burton Guitars (Booth P-1)
    Jim Burton Guitars (Booth P-1)
  • John Schroeder (Booth M-5)
    John Schroeder (Booth M-5)
  • Karen Phillips (Booth G-1)
    Karen Phillips (Booth G-1)
  • Karen Van Horn-Morgan (Booth Q-5)
    Karen Van Horn-Morgan (Booth Q-5)
  • Kelsey Marie Studio (Booth R-3)
    Kelsey Marie Studio (Booth R-3)
  • Kevin Tong (Booth O-4)
    Kevin Tong (Booth O-4)
  • Kristen Saksa Juen (Booth R-3)
    Kristen Saksa Juen (Booth R-3)
  • Kwame Baah Footwear (Booth J-3)
    Kwame Baah Footwear (Booth J-3)
  • Latika Body Essentials (Booth K-3)
    Latika Body Essentials (Booth K-3)
  • Lightcrafters (Booth P-8)
    Lightcrafters (Booth P-8)
  • Limbo Jewelry (Booth R-4)
    Limbo Jewelry (Booth R-4)
  • Lisa Crowder Jewelry (Booth M-1)
    Lisa Crowder Jewelry (Booth M-1)
  • Lisa Loudermilk (Booth V-1)
    Lisa Loudermilk (Booth V-1)
  • Lisa Morales Mixed Media (Booth O-7)
    Lisa Morales Mixed Media (Booth O-7)
  • Lucia’s Gemstone Jewelry (Booth G-3)
    Lucia’s Gemstone Jewelry (Booth G-3)
  • Luna Tigre Candles (Booth R-1)
    Luna Tigre Candles (Booth R-1)
  • Lymbo Clothing (Booth G-4)
    Lymbo Clothing (Booth G-4)
  • Mark Mallia Woodarts (Booth M-3)
    Mark Mallia Woodarts (Booth M-3)
  • Marta Francine Handwoven (Booth R-3)
    Marta Francine Handwoven (Booth R-3)
  • Mary Hayslip (Booth F-3)
    Mary Hayslip (Booth F-3)
  • May Levy (Booth D-2)
    May Levy (Booth D-2)
  • MB Mitchell (Booth T-1)
    MB Mitchell (Booth T-1)
  • Mercedez Rex Designs (Booth R-3)
    Mercedez Rex Designs (Booth R-3)
  • Mercurial Arts (Booth N-6)
    Mercurial Arts (Booth N-6)
  • Michael Schwegmann (Booth J-5)
    Michael Schwegmann (Booth J-5)
  • Michael Terra (Booth N-4)
    Michael Terra (Booth N-4)
  • Michelle Heath (Booth D-3)
    Michelle Heath (Booth D-3)
  • Mick Whitcomb (Booth A-1)
    Mick Whitcomb (Booth A-1)
  • Mirrored Art (Booth E-1)
    Mirrored Art (Booth E-1)
  • Morgan McBride (Booth K-2)
    Morgan McBride (Booth K-2)
  • MWood Designs (Booth R-5)
    MWood Designs (Booth R-5)
  • Nailivic Studios (Booth L-4)
    Nailivic Studios (Booth L-4)
  • Nora Julia (Booth I-5)
    Nora Julia (Booth I-5)
  • North Shore Pottery (Booth M-6)
    North Shore Pottery (Booth M-6)
  • Northern Lights Studio (Booth N-1)
    Northern Lights Studio (Booth N-1)
  • Obsidian Windchimes (Booth B-1)
    Obsidian Windchimes (Booth B-1)
  • Ornamental Things (Booth N-5)
    Ornamental Things (Booth N-5)
  • Paige Whitcomb (Booth A-1)
    Paige Whitcomb (Booth A-1)
  • Park Avenue Glass Studio (Booth H-1)
    Park Avenue Glass Studio (Booth H-1)
  • Patent Artwork (Booth N-3)
    Patent Artwork (Booth N-3)
  • Pen Morrison (Booth F-3)
    Pen Morrison (Booth F-3)
  • Personal Adornments Jewelry (Booth G-1)
    Personal Adornments Jewelry (Booth G-1)
  • Ping Irvin (Booth S-2)
    Ping Irvin (Booth S-2)
  • Potigy (Booth R-5)
    Potigy (Booth R-5)
  • Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry (Booth D-6)
    Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry (Booth D-6)
  • Rick Loudermilk (Booth V-1)
    Rick Loudermilk (Booth V-1)
  • Rick Van Dyke Studio (Booth B-5)
    Rick Van Dyke Studio (Booth B-5)
  • Rita Marie Ross (Booth V-2)
    Rita Marie Ross (Booth V-2)
  • Robert Day Beadworks (Booth H-3)
    Robert Day Beadworks (Booth H-3)
  • Robert Hurst – A Damn Fine Artist (Booth P-2)
    Robert Hurst – A Damn Fine Artist (Booth P-2)
  • Robo Roku (Booth C-5)
    Robo Roku (Booth C-5)
  • Robots in Rowboats (Booth T-2)
    Robots in Rowboats (Booth T-2)
  • Rokoko (Booth L-2)
    Rokoko (Booth L-2)
  • Rory Skagen (Booth T-5)
    Rory Skagen (Booth T-5)
  • Ross Grady High (Booth K-2)
    Ross Grady High (Booth K-2)
  • Sandy Ball Muckleroy (Booth V-2)
    Sandy Ball Muckleroy (Booth V-2)
  • Scattered Light Jewelry (Booth P-1)
    Scattered Light Jewelry (Booth P-1)
  • Sam Spiczka (Booth N-9)
    Sam Spiczka (Booth N-9)
  • Sekoya Originals by Luis Marquez (Booth O-2)
    Sekoya Originals by Luis Marquez (Booth O-2)
  • Selena Fara (Booth A-2)
    Selena Fara (Booth A-2)
  • SD Meadows (Booth E-2)
    SD Meadows (Booth E-2)
  • Sharon Knauss (Booth V-2)
    Sharon Knauss (Booth V-2)
  • Signs of Spirit (Booth O-3)
    Signs of Spirit (Booth O-3)
  • Smith Map Studio (Booth J-7)
    Smith Map Studio (Booth J-7)
  • Sort Of Cool (Booth P-6)
    Sort Of Cool (Booth P-6)
  • Spako Clay (Booth R-3)
    Spako Clay (Booth R-3)
  • Spitfire Girl (Booth A-5)
    Spitfire Girl (Booth A-5)
  • Springfield Pottery (Booth J-2)
    Springfield Pottery (Booth J-2)
  • SRSLY Chocolate (Booth R-3)
    SRSLY Chocolate (Booth R-3)
  • Stefany Marie Contemporary Jewelry (Booth H-1)
    Stefany Marie Contemporary Jewelry (Booth H-1)
  • Steve Kriechbaum Goldsmith (Booth I-5)
    Steve Kriechbaum Goldsmith (Booth I-5)
  • Steven*David Jewelry (Booth K-6)
    Steven*David Jewelry (Booth K-6)
  • Susie Frances Jewelry (Booth U-5)
    Susie Frances Jewelry (Booth U-5)
  • Sweet Thyme Design (Booth R-3)
    Sweet Thyme Design (Booth R-3)
  • T. Farr (Booth K-6)
    T. Farr (Booth K-6)
  • Tanya Doskova (Booth K-5)
    Tanya Doskova (Booth K-5)
  • Tattoo Dreams (Booth B-4)
    Tattoo Dreams (Booth B-4)
  • Taylor Blaine Art (Booth P-5)
    Taylor Blaine Art (Booth P-5)
  • Ted Armulowicz (Booth M-3)
    Ted Armulowicz (Booth M-3)
  • Telepathy Hats (Booth H-4)
    Telepathy Hats (Booth H-4)
  • Terrell Powell Studio (Booth I-4)
    Terrell Powell Studio (Booth I-4)
  • The Art of Flip Solomon (Booth C-2)
    The Art of Flip Solomon (Booth C-2)
  • The Plaid Pigeon (Booth E-3)
    The Plaid Pigeon (Booth E-3)
  • This Creative Life (Booth C-5)
    This Creative Life (Booth C-5)
  • Thomas Leathers (Booth K-4)
    Thomas Leathers (Booth K-4)
  • Tim Doyle (Booth P-7)
    Tim Doyle (Booth P-7)
  • Todd Van Duren (Booth K-2)
    Todd Van Duren (Booth K-2)
  • Triple Z Threadz (Booth R-4)
    Triple Z Threadz (Booth R-4)
  • Twin Creek Studio (Booth B-6)
    Twin Creek Studio (Booth B-6)
  • Vladimir Ovtcharov (Booth N-8)
    Vladimir Ovtcharov (Booth N-8)
  • Walkabout Jewelry (Booth Q-3)
    Walkabout Jewelry (Booth Q-3)
  • Wild About Music (Booth U-6)
    Wild About Music (Booth U-6)
  • Wilder Wood (Booth L-1)
    Wilder Wood (Booth L-1)
  • William and Lisa Bailey (Booth A-3)
    William and Lisa Bailey (Booth A-3)
  • Wiwat Kamolpornwijit (Booth H-2)
    Wiwat Kamolpornwijit (Booth H-2)
  • Wolf Sittler (Booth N-7)
    Wolf Sittler (Booth N-7)
  • AND MORE!
    AND MORE!
  • Yoshi Aoki (Booth U-5)
    Yoshi Aoki (Booth U-5)
  • Zainē Vaun (Booth L-5)
    Zainē Vaun (Booth L-5)
AEM Gallery (Booth J-8)
    Artist Statement:

    I create bright whimsical work that I call feel-good art. My mission is lighten a mood and bring warmth to the heart through the use of color and subject matter (animals). In a world where we are bombarded by negativity and polarization, I want to be the lightness that brings you back to center in the midst of all that.
    Acrylic Paintings, Metal Prints, Large and Small Art Totems
    Agave Sky (Booth U-2)

      Agave Sky original hand made boots, shoes, women’s handbags and accessories. All designed by Deborah DuPont.

      Alan Potter Ceramics (Booth D-5)

        Artist Statement:

        “The subjects I choose and the process of raku-firing are aspects of my work that have evolved over time. The animals I select have certain distinctions which lend themselves to my style. Simplicity in design and a touch of personification, brought together with the organic nature of raku brings the creatures to life.”

        Alan Serota (Booth M-2)

          Abstract oil paintings and porcelain pottery.

          Allie Eileen (Booth B-5)

            Artist Statement:

            “I am influenced by my roots, by my present circumstances and surroundings, and by who I hope I will grow into and where I hope that life will take me. I am equal parts of my past, my present, and my future; and I am continuously exploring how all of these pieces of me fit into this life.

            My background is in clay, with a focus in the process of creation through the use of repetition, the transformation of material, and the self-discovery that is found through this practice. This background in process informs my drawing practice today, but my focus has shifted from the personal experience of repetition in creation, to the exploration of the idea of belonging and the connections that viewers will make.”

            Aly Winningham (Booth J-4)

              Artist Statement:

              “We are all guests of nature, so why do we not behave as such? Choosing to celebrate the magnificent natural beauty all around us and stepping lightly through its fragility is a survival mode I invite you to join through the viewing my works. Sometimes whimsical and often veracious, my work can have a confrontational message to us all.

              Using a variety of tools and saws, I manipulate materials such as glass and stones to create harmonious and compelling compositions most basically described as mosaics. As you view my work, you will discover random and often revitalized objects that take on new lives in my narratives. Making my own tiles out of clay brings an additional element to my work. Clay allows me to control the textures and colors that are less flexible in the intrinsic qualities of sheet glass and stones.”

              Amanda Armistead (Booth V-1)

                Artist Statement:

                “Most of my childhood was spent outdoor exploring. I was stimulated by the vividness of bird feathers, bug patterns, tree textures, flower colors, and plant shapes. These memories combined with my imagination are the inspiration driving my art. Each acrylic and paper painting expresses my love for the wonderful outdoor life of Texas, the state I’m proud to call home!”

                Amanda Walker (Booth B-2)

                  Mixed media wall art using paint, collage, and silk hand embroidery on canvas.

                  Art Schoenig Co (Booth T-3)

                    Arthur Schoenig uses a wide variety of metal working techniques that span from Bronze Age to present to create unique handmade metal sculptures. The materials are steel, stainless steel, bronze, and assorted semiprecious stones. Many of the rocks used are gathered and worked by the artist. Most pieces are appropriate for either interior or exterior display.

                    Angie Spears (Booth C-4)

                      Artist Statement:

                      In my work, I strive to create images that create a strong sense of joy and connection with nature that make you want to stop and freeze time. Nothing makes me happier than to hear someone say that one of my paintings reminds them of a happy time in their own life.

                      I also love to work on the three dimensional surface of a gourd in my work where I use pyrography, inks and a carving tool to create functional vessels that carry the imagery seen in my other works.

                      Original colored pencil art including drawings on paper and wood panels. Hand painted and carved bowls, vases, and gourd holiday ornaments

                      AusPop (Booth T-6)

                        The mission of the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture (SouthPop) is to collect, conserve, and exhibit Austin music related art and ephemera from the 1960s through today to educate future generations on the rich and unique culture that makes Austin the Live Music Capital of the World.

                        Barbara Danger Studio (Booth V-3)

                          Artist Statement:

                          “I bring together beautiful beads and classic art materials with castoff vinyl records, broken glass or recycled metal. The result is a “painting” that is tactile with a subtext formed by the materials’ stories.”

                          Mixed media paintings, sculpture and small gifts, including makeup brushes, paint brushes, dolls and ornaments.

                          Barbara Serota (Booth M-2)

                            Abstract oil paintings and porcelain pottery.

                            Basil & Wood (Booth R-3)

                              Artist Statement:

                              It all started when I had the crazy idea to embroider on wood. I design, drill, and embroider each piece by hand in my home garage. I draw most of my inspiration from nature and try to invoke joy and positive energy through each piece.

                              Beach Glass Bingo (Booth M-4)

                                Beach Glass is an elusive find these days. Many hours are spent at the shore sourcing the glass, and even more time sorting out the naturally smoothed pieces. Beach Glass Bingo drill their finds and then rivet, forge, and twist silver into simple shapes to feature these rare gifts from the sea.

                                Handmade beach glass/beach finds jewelry.

                                Beachwalker Boxes (Booth B-2)

                                  Husband and wife artistic team making one of a kind sculptural boxes from unique woods, etched glass, and cast glass.

                                  Bear McLaughlin (Booth L-3)

                                    Artist Statement:

                                    “I am a self taught artist, my media is mixed as I started as a metal artist making sculptures to my present body of work that is paintings on a metallic background. I am always evolving and working on cutting edge styles.”

                                    Bee Friendly Austin Honey & More (Booth S-1)

                                      Raw local honey, Comb Honey, Varietal Honey, Creamed and Flavored Honey, Beeswax Candles, Natural Skincare Products from the Hive, Beekeeping Books, and Honey Bee Related Gifts such as Socks, T-shirts, Jewelry, Art, and more.

                                      Bergeron Woodworks (Booth V-4)

                                        Artist Statement:

                                        Each piece—from small frames and boxes to larger tables and armoires—reflects a dedication to craft, a legacy of design and materials, resourcefulness, precision, environmental consciousness and artistic vision. Perhaps more importantly, they represent the rising-from-the ashes rebirth of a city with a long history of refusing to go down without a fight.

                                        Furniture, frames, boxes and mirrors created from reclaimed lumber salvaged in Louisiana.

                                        Billie Claire Handmade (Booth R-3)

                                          Billie Claire is an illustrator and digital artist, specializing in hand lettering, botanical drawings, and graphic design. She loves making people laugh from the unexpected, and enjoys pairing elegant florals with profanity and sass.

                                          Black Hatchet (Booth K-3)

                                            Black Hatchet is a line of natural and organic products made with unique blends of 100% pure essential oils and enriched with organic activated charcoal. Black Hatchet’s men’s grooming products include soaps, beard oil, beard balm, and face cream.

                                            Bluehaven Porcelain (Booth G-2)

                                              Artist Statement:

                                              “We are a couple who work out of our Hill Country home creating unique porcelain dinnerware and home decor. Everything we make is a collaboration between the two of us and all work is done exclusively by us. We enjoy making one of a kind pieces so our customers get something special that no one else has.”

                                              Brianna Martray (Booth M-9)

                                                Abstract black and white drawings

                                                Brite & Sherri Taylor Designs (Booth O-5)

                                                  Artist Statement:

                                                  We create original, one of a kind and limited series jewelry in precious metals and pearls. The best of our skills are used in wax carving, lost wax casting, forging, fabrication, knotting and stone setting to express and enhance the beauty natures natural materials. We strive for new horizons and creativity through our collaboration in the creation of our wearable works of art.

                                                  Cameron Dunk (Booth Q-4)

                                                    Artist Statement:

                                                    “My goal is to create striking work that catches people’s attention and speaks to them. Whether it be portraits, florals, or still life I’m always trying to push myself and advance my style.”

                                                    Original Oil Paintings and a variety of prints on paper, canvas, and aluminum.

                                                    Charlotte Bell (Booth N-7)
                                                      Claire Was Here (Booth E-2)
                                                        Clifton Henri (Booth U-3)

                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                          “My practice is deeply rooted in the African diaspora and the poetic moments of our everyday that deserve to be captured. I am very interested in creating iconic images and approach my photography as if it were sculpture in ways. I want my images to live and breathe stories that all of humanity can relate to and deliberately use black and brown faces to tell those stories.”

                                                          Open and Limited Edition Photography

                                                          Craig Irvin (Booth S-2)
                                                            Crave Artisan Chocolate (Booth I-3)

                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                              “I want to create art that makes your eyes brighten and your mouth smile when you experience it. Artisan chocolate work is a skilled craft that takes time and patience to do-I hope to continue offering edible art that is elevated yet approachable through my work.”

                                                              Crawford Shortt (Booth P-1)

                                                                Artist Statement:

                                                                “Bicycles are in and of themselves extraordinary pieces of functional art. As an artist and cyclist, I realized that the many parts that make up a bicycle are themselves beautiful. This inspired me to combine the simple pieces that make up the form of the bicycle into new forms that could be worn as jewelry to reflect the beauty of the parts themselves removed from the context of the bicycle as a whole. Each unique piece is a reflection of form and movement inspired by aspects of the world around us.”

                                                                Crysalis Hammocks (Booth C-3)

                                                                  Handwoven, hand-dyed hammock chairs. Hand- dyed string bags.

                                                                  Crystal Works (Booth A-4)

                                                                    We love rocks, science and culture! We’re Austin’s longest continuously operational rock and jewelry shop, and we love that we get to share rainbow making mobiles and beautiful mineral specimens with friends from all walks of life.

                                                                    D.S. Iron Works (Booth I-4)

                                                                      Hand-cut Metal Sculptures using an acetylene torch including whimsical sculptures for inside and out.

                                                                      Dan Grissom (Booth J-6)

                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                        I create original illustrations that I then screen print by hand. I love storytelling and literature and my work often has some sort of subtle narrative with small doses of magical realism and mystery. The subject matter and themes vary but I frequently include animals and nature while exploring themes related to decay and regrowth. However, I also like to leave the pieces open enough that the viewer can create their own story or bring their own experiences into their interpretation.

                                                                        Daniela Ovtcharov (Booth N-8)

                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                          “Me and my husband Vladimir were both born in Bulgaria, We finished the national art academy in Sofia Bulgaria where we met and then got married! We work on style and technique of the old masters but add our own interpretation creating fantastic and whimsical paintings.”

                                                                          Darlene Hardie (Booth V-1)
                                                                            Daryl Howard Art (Booth U-4)

                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                              “The technique of woodblock print making is part of my soul. After over forty-five years of sketching, carving and printing, I am still as excited as I was when I pulled my first print with Hodaka Yoshida in Tokyo. The textural thread within my collage work leads from one image to the next. There is something magical about using the elements of the planet: gold, silver, copper, gemstones and pigments made from soils. These processes have become the way of expressing my world. It involves seeing images through a series of shapes, arranged and colored to represent the essence … the magic … that I experience.”

                                                                              Deb Wight Studios (Booth D-4)

                                                                                Artist Statement:

                                                                                “My desire is to create fine art glass for wall display rather than the window. This led me to combining two materials very few artists do, glass and copper. The idea of combining these two media was exciting to me as I blended the color of glass and the warmth of textured copper. I marry hand cut art glass onto fields of copper, then through unique textures and patinas I create an end result that is stunning. The light does not flow through the piece; instead, it refracts off of the copper behind the glass and illuminates the piece beautifully.”

                                                                                Desarae Lee (Booth I-1)

                                                                                  Artist Statement:

                                                                                  “Influenced by personal trauma and struggles with depression and anxiety disorders, I create work that revolves around themes of finding humor in pain, beauty in the grotesque, and light in the darkness. As comfortable referencing geek culture as I am bearing the depths of my soul, my work ranges in theme but is always an attempt to connect the hidden places in myself to the hidden places in the viewer, to somehow create a bridge of communication over the immense expanse of our differing perceptions, beliefs, and experiences.”

                                                                                  Die Trying (Booth C-1)

                                                                                    Each DieTrying TX piece is created using the same hand operated vintage chainstitch machines that were used to create traditional western wear. While most embroidery today is computerized and mass produced, the work done on these vintage machines is hand done and made one piece at time.

                                                                                    Earthly Ashley (Booth T-1)
                                                                                      ELMZART (Booth M-5)

                                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                                        “I strive to blend traditional and innovative techniques in my work. I’m inspired by many cultures both ancient and current and my goal is to create timeless work in my mixed media wearables.”

                                                                                        Eric Mort Art Glass (Booth M-3)

                                                                                          Glass Galaxy Spheres and Glass Galaxy Jewelry

                                                                                          Espacio Handmade (Booth D-1)

                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                            “Handcrafted leather goods. We make everything by hand in Austin, Texas. We etch snarky musings onto many of our leather goods and design smart solutions for guitar picks, Airpods, luggage tags and other pocket essentials.”

                                                                                            Ethan Ham (Booth N-7)
                                                                                              EXIT82ART (Booth A-2)

                                                                                                Artist Statement:

                                                                                                “EXIT82ART has been producing homegrown “Austin” art since 2006. I use my own original travel photography and graphic designs and incorporate them into unique gift items such as stone drink coasters, ceramic mugs, socks, ornaments, trucker hats, and more. Our products are all hand-printed at our production studio in Austin, Texas.”

                                                                                                Eya Claire (Booth M-8)

                                                                                                  Influenced by folk art and textiles from around the world, metaphysical symbolism, and the eclectic modernism of the Austin art scene, Eya has created a unique and vibrant body of work. Her paintings shimmer with vivid colors and fine detail as she reveals a whimsical world of fantasy, and yet retain an introspective tone, with a depth that extends beyond the playful subject matter.

                                                                                                  Fleegal Farms Soap (Booth T-4)

                                                                                                    Artist Statement:

                                                                                                    I have been making cold process soap for the past 14 years. My studio is in the hill country just outside of the Austin city limits. I make my palm free soap from raw vegan oils including olive, hemp, rice bran, coconut, shea butter, and cocoa butter as well as filtered rainwater for my sodium base. I start with drums of oils and hand weigh all of my ingredients for each batch, In order to create my colors, I use herbs, clays or minerals, and I pour my soap batches using multiple techniques in order to achieve my designs. I create my own essential oil blends to scent each batch. Each bar is unique and one of a kind.

                                                                                                    FOBOTS (Booth N-2)

                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                      “Here’s what I love: Robots. Recycling. Flea markets. Making people laugh. Working with my hands. Finding a cool vintage item that was once someone’s treasure–a brooch, a toy, a tin–and making it special again, letting it tell a new tale. And I love the irony of taking really old stuff and creating robots, which have always been so symbolic of the future. Each of my Fobots is one-of-a-kind and has its own story, its own personality, and–like the Tin Man–a heart inside.”

                                                                                                      Fred Tate (Booth B-3)

                                                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                                                        “All designs reflect my commitment to the manifestation of jewelry that has never been built by anyone on earth, a collision of nature and architecture to be worn as sculpture.”

                                                                                                        Gaila Designs (Booth F-2)

                                                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                                                          “I make wearable art inspired by my mother. I believe that my scarves add a classy element to compliment any outfit.”

                                                                                                          Hand painted silk scarves, hand dyed scarves, naturally dyed scarves and handkerchiefs, pashminas, print magnets, scarves.

                                                                                                          Geil Pottery (Booth R-2)
                                                                                                            Gene Cody (Booth A-3)
                                                                                                              Ghost Pepper Glass (Booth P-4)

                                                                                                                Ghost Pepper Glass is a collective of three glass artists (Shara Funari, Lauren Hunt, Katie Plunkard) who collaborate on all their creations. All merchandise is hand sculpted and/or blown glass.

                                                                                                                Glass Mountain Creations (Booth P-3)

                                                                                                                  World famous Glass Mountain Water Prism Various Original Stained Glass Panels Window Treatments Rondels and Boxes

                                                                                                                  Got Toys (Booth K-1)

                                                                                                                    We have toys for newborn to grown up. They include retro, classic and new popular items for the main gift or stockings.

                                                                                                                    Greg Davis Photography (Booth J-1)

                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                      “The purpose of my work is to serve as a reminder to us that we are all part of something greater than ourselves. At a faster rate than ever before, our world is shrinking and traditional cultures are at risk. It is imperative that we be aware of and respect the diversity of our planet as well as our unprecedented need to preserve it.”

                                                                                                                      All Collector’s Edition pieces are printed on archival museum rag, arguably one of the pinnacles in the world of fine art papers. Each piece is hand signed, numbered in a limited edition, titled, embossed and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Initialed photographic prints are available in smaller matted sizes.

                                                                                                                      Greg Lewallen (Booth V-5)

                                                                                                                        I am as much a naturalist as an artist. My passion for natural history is evident in the imagery I create of animals that I find interesting, from dragonflies to giraffes.

                                                                                                                        Gusto Graphic Tees (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                          Artist Statement:
                                                                                                                          “Many people take great comfort in a super-soft, well-designed t-shirt and that’s what we try to give them. We design and screen print t-shirts that we want to wear. Our designs promote the place that we love – Austin, TX!”

                                                                                                                          Gypsy Wings Travelbags (Booth Q-2)

                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                            “For 39 years I have designed and made these high-quality bags, and now we have second-generation help from our daughter and niece. We are committed to creating a well-made, durable and unique product with my original patterns and designs. We are grateful that we have an 80% repeat-customer-rate, due to customer satisfaction!”

                                                                                                                            Hardwood Creations (Booth F-1)

                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                              “I use laminations of hardwoods of contrasting colors and grains to produce artistic patterns in a variety of products. Products include kitchenware, desk accessories, game boards & game tables. Flat grain, edge-grain, or end-grain surfaces are available in many designs.

                                                                                                                              My approach to the craft of fine woodworking is simple: I make each item as if it were my own. Durability, practicality, and artistic beauty are the foundations of my work. I begin by selecting the finest materials from a variety of domestic and imported hardwoods. I combine traditional and modern woodworking techniques, including tongue and groove, dovetail joinery and /or aliphatic pressure bonding followed by sculpting, shaping, and sanding. Each piece of wood is selected for its grain and color and then combined with glue to create the designs. Then comes the process of sanding and sculpting to finish the piece. The pieces are made to withstand the world’s expansion and contraction problems of wood. The final process is to put multiple coats of mineral oil or lacquer to finish the piece.”

                                                                                                                              Heather Lorelei Harris (Booth Q-1)

                                                                                                                                Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                “My art is about connections—connecting me to others. When people view my art for the first time, they don’t always see the connection between the image and the frame. As they look at my work, I love that moment when their eyes light up, and I know that they understand. It is in that instant, when they are lost in their own private thoughts and emotions creating a memory, that I know we will share a connection forever. What better legacy is there for an artist?”

                                                                                                                                Mixed-media works combining digital photography, digital manipulation, acrylic and metal

                                                                                                                                Hemp360 (Booth V-6)

                                                                                                                                  Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                  “We are a family owned and operated business. With a small staff of dedicated and passionate individuals who believe in the power of nourishing the body with natural elements, namely Hemp! We put a high priority on quality, purity and effectiveness of our products.”

                                                                                                                                  Hidden Dragon Art (Booth T-3)

                                                                                                                                    Unique 3D sculptures & wall art

                                                                                                                                    House of Eberstein (Booth O-1)

                                                                                                                                      Cast, fabricated & enameled jewelry designs using gold, silver, bronze, shibuichi, found objects, fiber, organic materials from the sea, and natural stones.

                                                                                                                                      Humble Goods (Booth S-3)

                                                                                                                                        Leather tote bags, crossbody purses and clutches: Varying sizes and colors; adjustable straps, handles or zipper for closure. Journal leather covers: Small and medium sizes. Small size has card slot(s) Various leather wallets: Bifolds, card holders, zipper pouches and wallets of other various designs and colors. Cord organizers, keychains, coasters, catchalls, watches, belts and mason jar wraps.

                                                                                                                                        Imagination Leather (Booth H-4)

                                                                                                                                          Handworked leather for men and women – wrist bands, belts, fantasy belts, pouches, wallets upcycled winter wearables from rescued sweaters – hats in several styles.

                                                                                                                                          Imbroglio Glass Art (Booth I-2)

                                                                                                                                            Kimka Jones is a second generation artist. Raised by artist parents, she has traveled the U.S. participating in art festivals and Renaissance festivals since the age of 8. Now, inspired from traveling and nature, she has created her own line of unique glass artwork and decor.

                                                                                                                                            Iona Handcrafted Books (Booth O-8)

                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                              “Iona Handcrafted Books started with a stolen backpack in Italy in 1993…then just a little stand at a farmer’s market in Seattle, and now many 1000’s of books later has grown to have a retail store front in East Austin. We hand stitch heirloom quality leather journals and photo albums. The books are filled with archival eco-friendly papers, and have a variety of antique architectural hardware closure mechanisms.”

                                                                                                                                              Jacob G Colburn (Booth V-2)

                                                                                                                                                Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                “I am a second generation artist that grew up to have a love and fascination for copper. The colors that can be pulled from it are quiet amazing. I am very interested in working math and geometric shapes into my work. With acid, inks and fire I change the chemical makeup of copper to make works of art.”

                                                                                                                                                Jamie Rood (Booth U-1)

                                                                                                                                                  Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                  “My artwork originates from an idea or something interesting I find in our environment. I am influenced by hiking in the wilderness, urban decay, ambient music, yoga & meditation and a spirit of exploration.
                                                                                                                                                  Connecting with My Art

                                                                                                                                                  I hope you will ‘feel something’ while enjoying my images. It may be a fond memory, or more complex emotion. Perhaps the color and texture just speak to you. In any event, I invite you to ‘explore’ and ‘get to know’ my work.
                                                                                                                                                  The Process

                                                                                                                                                  The images start from photographs I’ve taken, often (but not always) multiple exposures combined into a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image, with some digital editing and touch-up. I sometimes use different light than you may expect to capture the scene in a unique way.

                                                                                                                                                  Usually a more artistic realization waits to be discovered beyond the raw, initial ‘shot’, as a beautiful as it may be. Photography & digital darkroom techniques allow me to ‘uncover the depth’, capture more light & color, and edit to create images ranging from realistic to surreal-looking ‘digital paintings’. It may be simply bringing out an object I saw when I took the shot or maybe something I found while editing. The process may involve combining exposures, painting with digitally with the stylus & tablet, combining images to set a mood or tell a story – a lot of exploring for sure 🙂 ”

                                                                                                                                                  Jan Pomeroy (Booth M-7)

                                                                                                                                                    It is an amazing thing to produce a painting that someone is drawn to and has a deep emotional response to it. Art brings life to people that they may never encounter otherwise. Art is healing on many levels-spiritual, emotional, physical.

                                                                                                                                                    Jason Hooper Pottery (Booth K-2)

                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                      “I work in my home studio creating wheel thrown stoneware pottery that is functional and decorative. I enjoy the immediacy of working with a lump of wet clay, and forming it into a piece of fine craft that will survive centuries unchanged. I create work with strong simple lines and small details, and then clothe the piece with rich glazes. I’m looking forward to a lifetime working with clay in its myriad of forms.”

                                                                                                                                                      Jay Long Studio (Booth F-4)

                                                                                                                                                        Jay Long creates Mixed-Media Silhouette paintings and Shadow Boxes, using wood, linen, found books, oil paint, shellac, and wax. This creative process begins with a sketch of an idea. The drawing is then transferred to a wood panel which is cut to the shape, covered with linen, collaged with text from the found books, then painted. The result is mounted with dowels into a handmade box frame to add dimension, and finished with stain, shellac, and wax. Ideas are sometimes inspired by literature, music or theater as a way of personally interpreting historic or contemporary culture. Other sketches are created automatically, without premeditation, in order to discover the features of a character or scene more as a participant in the emerging idea than its creator.

                                                                                                                                                        Jeffrey Cannon Studio (Booth O-6)

                                                                                                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                          “I observe, photograph, draw and dream to anchor the feelings that guide my process. Whether I am capturing a moment with my camera in the creation of a finished photograph, or drawing from memory with pastels after making sketches from a photo I’ve taken, the cultivation of the feeling of ‘being there’ is what clarifies and refines my imagery. Capturing the ‘feeling’ is what connects the personally and deeply meaningful with what is creatively satisfying.”

                                                                                                                                                          Jim Burton Guitars (Booth P-1)
                                                                                                                                                            John Schroeder (Booth M-5)
                                                                                                                                                              Karen Phillips (Booth G-1)
                                                                                                                                                                Karen Van Horn-Morgan (Booth Q-5)

                                                                                                                                                                  Van Horn “Creates Treasures From Wood” including collectors pens, special interest pens and functional pens all made from wood. She also creates beautiful sculptured boxes for use as jewelry boxes or what-not boxes. She also makes clocks and wood sculptures. She searches the world for the finest woods and components to make her creations. She takes great pride in her work with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

                                                                                                                                                                  Kelsey Marie Studio (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                    Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                    “I use art as a way to express myself. I love working with a lot of color and creating texture in my work as a way to express emotion, movement, and spirit. I love combining very structured pen and ink work with tons of color, movement, and abstraction.I am inspired by the natural world and surround myself with plants, music, and animals. I grew up exploring the national parks and volunteering for organizations centered around animal welfare, which is a constant influence on my life and creativity.”

                                                                                                                                                                    Kevin Tong (Booth O-4)

                                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                      “My name is Kevin Tong. I’m a freelance illustrator living and working in Austin, TX. Most of my work is screen printed and limited edition. When I’m not doing client work, I explore my own ideas. With my work, i like to explore what’s possible in the medium of screen printing, using various inks, papers, and techniques. In my art, I try to explore the infinite combinations of color palette, composition, drawing style, and subject matter.”

                                                                                                                                                                      Kristen Saksa Juen (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                        “Inspired by textures, organic forms, and flowing landscapes, I create ceramic wares that spark a connection with the outdoors for modern spaces. My ceramics are hand formed from slabs of clay, carefully cut and rejoined to create unique angles and curves. At the core, I strive to create items that grow into their own character, and celebrate the beauty of handmade.”

                                                                                                                                                                        Kwame Baah Footwear (Booth J-3)

                                                                                                                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                          “I am the designer of Kwame Baah Footwear and produce our footwear in Ghana to help alleviate poverty. We make handcrafted footwear with contemporary style and Ghanaian blended fabric. These footwear are stylish and comfortable.”

                                                                                                                                                                          Latika Body Essentials (Booth K-3)

                                                                                                                                                                            Latika Body Essentials is a family owned brand of all-natural skincare and bath products proudly handmade in the U.S.A.

                                                                                                                                                                            Lightcrafters (Booth P-8)

                                                                                                                                                                              Lighting including night lights, wall sconces and pendants and other copper products like coasters and small gift ideas.

                                                                                                                                                                              Limbo Jewelry (Booth R-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                At the helm of Limbo is the husband and wife team of Edson Enriquez and Anne Rutt-Enriquez. Edson, who was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, honed his silver-smith and design skills at ITESO University. While Edson has always been inspired by architecture, his education in industrial design sparked his interest in metal-smithing. He defines his style by clean lines and organic shapes; modern everyday jewelry.

                                                                                                                                                                                Lisa Crowder Jewelry (Booth M-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Contemporary sterling, gold and enamel jewelry.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Lisa Loudermilk (Booth V-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Whimsical landscapes. Using the best bits of many photographs like mosaic bits to create an epic original composition.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lisa Morales Mixed Media (Booth O-7)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                      “There are actually two processes that happen to create my collage artwork. First, I paint and texture papers of all kinds, making mini abstract pieces of artwork with each sheet of paper. By painting my own papers, I have an unlimited palette to choose from that is full of texture and visual interest. My paper collection is amazing!!

                                                                                                                                                                                      The second step is to tear and place each piece of paper individually in a jigsaw puzzle manner to create my main image. Many people who view my work for the first time think it is an acrylic painting. But when they take a step in and get a closer look, they start to see all the pieces of paper. Each piece of paper is different, and there may be as many as 1000 pieces of paper in one piece of artwork, so the longer you look, the more interesting the piece becomes.”

                                                                                                                                                                                      Lucia’s Gemstone Jewelry (Booth G-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                        Professionally handcrafted, silversmith, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs with genuine gemstones and quality pearls. All handcrafted by Lucia, Robert and one apprentice in Austin, Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Luna Tigre Candles (Booth R-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Luna Tigre crafts 100% soy candles in a variety of unique, memorable fragrances. Using reusable containers, soy wax, cotton wicks and recycled paper labels, Luna Tigre Candles strives to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible. All of Luna Tigre candles are hand-poured in small batches in Austin, TX by a real human.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Lymbo Clothing (Booth G-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                            “I am a born and raised Austinite who has been screen printing and designing clothing for 15 years. The painter of the South Congress mural “Love From Austin” and a dedicated part of helping Austin maintain its unique artist culture for many years to come.”

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hand screen printed clothing, locally embroidered hats and handmade accessories

                                                                                                                                                                                            Mark Mallia Woodarts (Booth M-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                              “Nature provides my palette of 40 different woods, colors are natural with clear hand rubbed finish. The parquet tops are composed of 1/4″ thick solids, joints are mostly splined miters and box joints.”

                                                                                                                                                                                              Marta Francine Handwoven (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Marta Francine is a textile artist who currently works and resides in San Antonio and Austin, TX. She received her BFA in Visual Arts and Communication from Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica, where she was born and raised prior to relocating to Texas. Marta currently explores ways to break away from the repetitive aspect of traditional macramé knotting and frame loom weaving, in turn developing her own patterns and textile construction. Her approach to this art form stems from her passion for nature, texture, and color; as well as a deep curiosity about organic fiber movement and soft sculpture techniques.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary Hayslip (Booth F-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Birds from laminated vintage maps, cord. Eyes from toothpicks, popsicle sticks, mirrors, water color.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  May Levy (Booth D-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    May Levy was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Israel when she was nine years old. Her career in the arts began after leaving the military at the age of twenty. From 2006 to 2011, she traveled to twenty-five countries and captured the movements of the world. Gifted with the talent as a Photo Documentarian, it is her distinct pleasure to share her travels with others. Most rewarding is the joy that comes from touching people’s hearts–as it truly gives meaning to the human condition—existence, meaning and purpose. During her travels, Levy became a faithful visitor to New Orleans and officially moved there in February 2015 to expand her creativity and vision of such a magical city. You can find her work displayed in galleries, restaurants and cafes across the city. Levy is a wanderlust by nature and can also be found across the nation exhibiting her work in a wide range of Fine Art Shows and Music Festivals, and in her spare time gliding across the globe following light and timeless moments that capture her heart and unique eye.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    MB Mitchell (Booth T-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I’m an Austin native making reclaimed wood mosaics art right here in my hometown. My work is inspired by my spiritual upbringing, my attraction to sacred geometry, and spending much of my life in Texas and the southwest. My goal is to create an inter-dimensional portal.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mercedez Rex Designs (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I am a visual artist who explores surface design through water marbling and textile dyeing. When dyeing, I work with both natural and fiber reactive dyes, employing a range of techniques. From the more traditional shibori and iconic tie-dye, to the less conventional and relatively new ice-dye process, which involves applying powdered dyes directly to fabric and selectively introducing water (often in the form of ice) to draw out color in specific areas. Marbling is my latest obsession, I began experimenting with the practice in early 2018, and was immediately hooked. Water marbling is a centuries old mono printing process that involves floating pigments on the surface of naturally treated water to create dynamic patterns which can then be transferred onto porous materials such as fabric, leather or paper. Shortly after learning the basics I felt inspired to share the art form with the Austin community and began teaching workshops and doing live demonstrations at markets around town.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mercurial Arts (Booth N-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          We combine hand-cut glass with layers of crushed glass frit then melt the pieces together. All the pieces are multiple fired using only the different colors of as glass as the coloring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael Schwegmann (Booth J-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I create sculptural representations of common objects. I choose objects that stand as cultural artifacts, or icons. While these are common objects, they are rarely used as the subject of art. Rather than making purely trompe l’oeil pieces, I make design choices with glazes and scale so that an engaged audience understands the sculptures are more than what they may first seem. My sculpture represents a memory of an object, or perhaps that object seen through a filter.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michael Terra (Booth N-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              It is emotionally engaging ceramic work that crafts language in the same moment as it crafts clay. Original poems and word play and surprising discoveries with a healthy dash of whimsy in everything. Things that we make move, make noise, or reveal layers depending… but always make you think.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Michelle Heath (Booth D-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Welded bronze artwork, including hair barrettes and sticks, bracelets, and earrings. Free form designs all hand wrought with precision and artistry. No two are ever the same!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mick Whitcomb (Booth A-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Conversion light fixtures

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mirrored Art (Booth E-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hand made copper framed stained glass art with mirrors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Morgan McBride (Booth K-2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MWood Designs (Booth R-5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nailivic Studios (Booth L-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nailivic Studios produces laser-etched and laser-cut modern folk art both large and small. This years holiday line up will include La Bota (inspired by the industrious history of Texas) and Los Peces (a duality piece with roots in Cuba).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Boston-native Mark Puente grew up in Guatemala and has always been inspired by images of Dia de los Muertos and folk art from around the world. His pen and ink illustrations are transformed into colorful laser engravings etched from milk-paint finished wood and other media. Hand pulled screen prints and apparel round out the collection, including the addition of popular designs from last year. Mark works out of his home in East Austin and is supported by his wife, Amy Exah, who assists in the creative process and the business side of Nailivic Studios.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nora Julia (Booth I-5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            North Shore Pottery (Booth M-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bobbie’s body of work represents over 50 years of “playing with clay. Megan McCrea, Bobbie’s daughter, has been an avid student of art. Together they use Raku clay and formulate many of their own Raku glazes from raw materials. The two artists create hand-thrown functional pieces, made from high-fire stoneware, in which many also have a Japanese influence. The mother-daughter pair is grateful to be able to work together within their common interests and they find joy in traveling to many art shows where they share their love for pottery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Northern Lights Studio (Booth N-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I strive for balance and beauty in my life and in my work as an artist. I have a need for fulfillment in my life and I achieve this through creating unique and beautiful one of a kind pieces. My love for architecture, art, and music are the main influence in my work. I achieve this balance in my work through flowing shapes, crisp clean textures, and rare colored gemstones which are the center of my creations. Each one of my pieces has its own unique and distinctive characteristic. When working on one of my pieces it will tell me if and when it is finished. I work very hard at what I do and one must reach down deep into your soul and bring these designs to life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Obsidian Windchimes (Booth B-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deborah & Richard Bloom are self-taught collaborating artists making chimes from nature since 1972. One distinct aspect of their work is the collection of materials; They spend up to three months per year out in the field: excavating obsidian in the volcanic regions of Oregon and California; “hunting and gathering” select flora throughout the nation, including Texas; visiting growers in southern California, taxidermists on reservations in the Rocky Mountains; and growing a few of the seeds and thorns in their garden in Portland, Oregon. All designs are original; while some are similar, no two are exactly alike. We are delighted to collaborate with Nature to create a unique object of art that is both sculptural and functional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ornamental Things (Booth N-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Classic bohemian jewelry featuring stones, crystal, glass and enamel on gold filled, sterling silver and brass, assembled with love in Austin, Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paige Whitcomb (Booth A-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tintype photography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Park Avenue Glass Studio (Booth H-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blown glass and jewelry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patent Artwork (Booth N-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “My work explores the origins of iconic items from the inventor’s vision to the finished product. What began as a search for textures to blend into my Fine Art photographs has translated into a unique collection of prints that tell a fascinating story. I was looking at patents for interesting old text and drawings. When I saw how well the drawings complimented the photographs I decided to create the Patent Artwork series. From my earliest years I have always been fascinated by inventiveness and where things came from. Add this to and incurable appetite for trivia and history and you will understand why I get so much pleasure from researching the inventions for my prints. As legal language and the draftsman’s pen are juxtaposed with a photographic image of the actual invention the viewer is left with a glimpse of how a dream became a reality.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pen Morrison (Booth F-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I am a story-teller mixed media artist. All of my work celebrates either music, musicians, women, or nature. I use everything from cut steel to shiplap, found objects, painted lyrics or phrases, silk screens, and painted cut paper collage. Often I start work before a final product is visualized, the image is found through the process.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Personal Adornments Jewelry (Booth G-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Handcrafted beaded jewelry created with gemstones, freshwater pearls, vintage and contemporary glass beads, lampwork beads all accented in sterling, vermeil, gold filled, copper and brass components.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ping Irvin (Booth S-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fine art paintings in myriad colors and applications, bold and enchanting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Potigy (Booth R-5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry (Booth D-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rebekah’s designs are dreamt up and brought to life in her Austin, TX studio. Inspired by architecture, geometry and ancient symbols and relics, she strives to create pieces of jewelry that make a statement while remaining effortlessly wearable – wanting every woman who wears a piece of her jewelry to feel confident and empowered. She designs and assembles each piece herself, paying special attention to detail and quality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rick Loudermilk (Booth V-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “My paintings are unique because they have a luminous depth with the paint/resin layering technique that allows you to look into the piece, not just at the surface.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rick Van Dyke Studio (Booth B-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Succulent, Cactus, & Tropical Ceramic Planters Ceramic Sculpture Fairies & Fairy Houses, Angels & Gargoyles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rita Marie Ross (Booth V-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “I am a direct metal sculptor working mainly in recycled copper wire. An ox-acetylene torch is used to anneal,braze and fused the metal making it easier to weave into intricate and strong sculptures. I am inspired by the destructive forces of nature as well as the beauty. My creative process demands attention to intense fire while transforming my memories and thoughts into metal art. I hope the work invokes calm.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Day Beadworks (Booth H-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “My artwork has an Art Deco and Victorian feeling. I sell unique one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry and hanging art. Each piece is unique in construction, and will last many generations.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Robert Hurst – A Damn Fine Artist (Booth P-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I combine abstract and figurative art to explore modern culture through its inhabitants. I start by layering acrylic paint on canvas to create an abstract painting. Then I paint the subject on top of the abstract. The background shows through the figurative work and is an integral part of the whole. I also employ color in bold, unexpected ways to evoke motion, feelings and mood. Use of these bold, vivid colors invites viewers to look at the subject differently. It also serves to place the subject in a modern context.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robo Roku (Booth C-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tees, Totes, Enamel Pins, Prints, Stationery, and Jewelry featuring original illustrations by Robo Roku.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robots in Rowboats (Booth T-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Art of sweet n’ sad robots experiencing the world in a way we take for granted. Focusing on the in-between moments and the little things, I paint all things wistful and wondrous.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rokoko (Booth L-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “We are a husband and wife team working primarily in wood , acrylic and resin. We create art work that has a positive message. We aim to fill the world with color, light and love.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rory Skagen (Booth T-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fun colorful paintings and prints and gags for laughs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ross Grady High (Booth K-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ceramic sculpting using primary techniques. Telling a story through figurative sculpture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sandy Ball Muckleroy (Booth V-2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Scattered Light Jewelry (Booth P-1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sam Spiczka (Booth N-9)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I produce a distinctive body of work that is both modern and intensely primal, public, yet deeply personal. Inspired by natural bone forms, rural technology, and geometric structure, I fabricate unique metal sculptures entirely by hand using industrial materials and techniques.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sekoya Originals by Luis Marquez (Booth O-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I discovered the passion for sculpting with my hands after working with different artists for many years, learning various techniques such as melting and shaping iron and fusing glass. Hand-forged, hand-bent iron comes to life with recycled glass, kiln fused to create organic functional art pieces. Candle holders feature special touches such as eclectic beads from Africa and colorful Tagua seeds from Colombia, topped with pure beeswax candles. Lamps are made with natural materials such cedar, bamboo twigs and slate or fused glass for the base. Lampshades are made of beautiful handmade paper. Whimsical touches such as little nests, or pebbles perfectly complete the pieces.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Selena Fara (Booth A-2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SD Meadows (Booth E-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Junk fish for junk, faces from old kitchen stuff, hand carved Christmas Ornaments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sharon Knauss (Booth V-2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Signs of Spirit (Booth O-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hand carved cedar Celtic knots, spiritual symbols, cultural icons and cat carvings, some embellished with wood burnings. Hand painted/crafted magnets and greeting cards featuring photos of our carvings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smith Map Studio (Booth J-7)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My interest has always been art, geography (maps), and history. By combining these three passions I am striving to bring my viewers into a particular time in history by utilizing maps, interesting landmarks, and visuals of historical events and it’s people. By merging all of these elements using pen and ink on acrylics I have rendered a unique, cohesive, and educational experience by visually immersing my viewers into a specific era. My recent works include a blend of antique maps with modern neighborhoods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Currently I reside in Liberty Hill, Texas near Austin in my house/studio with my wife and two kids. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1995. I began my first pen & ink illustration for the Battlefield Texas Series in 2005, now I have several pieces that range from the various historical battle maps to present day pop culture maps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sort Of Cool (Booth P-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The goal of Sort of Cool is to create work that is relatable and affordable to people from Texas. We have cool Texas art and scenes from around the Lone Star State.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spako Clay (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “I make ceramics in an effort to bring beauty and art to the daily life experience.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Spitfire Girl (Booth A-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spitfire Girl is an Austin based husband wife design team focused primarily on Fragrance, candles and gift items. We have been in serving the worldwide gift market for over 2 years and are most down for the POTION COLLECTION of Fragrances and our wood wrapped candles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Springfield Pottery (Booth J-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jennifer and Nathan have a multifaceted studio in Springfield, Missouri. Their handmade pottery is made to be both functional and decorative. Each of them make a variety of pieces that can be used in everyday life from mugs to vases.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SRSLY Chocolate (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bob Williamson and Robin Williamson-Simoneaux started SRSLY chocolate in 2012 with a mission to elevate fine chocolate with a commitment to hands-on DIY production.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stefany Marie Contemporary Jewelry (Booth H-1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Kriechbaum Goldsmith (Booth I-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I make contemporary precious metal jewelry with fine gemstones with designs that will span the test of time. As an artist I feel it is my responsibility to provide my patrons with heirloom quality jewelry.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Steven*David Jewelry (Booth K-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steven*David Jewelry did not attend the opening of The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in 1976, but exhibited at the second one and have been returned every year. This will be Steven*David’s Jewelry 42nd year exhibiting at the Bazaar!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “We missed the first one but got there as soon as we could.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Susie Frances Jewelry (Booth U-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mixed metals are cut and shaped by hand with the goal of achieving a natural look. A variety of tools are used to apply textures with the intent of giving the pieces a signature look as well as tying them together as a collection. Other techniques employed include fold forming and reticulation. Both hot and cold methods are used to connect elements. Oxidation and various finishes are used to highlight the textures of the metals and add depth. Gemstones are often added for emphasis and color.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sweet Thyme Design (Booth R-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Sweet Thyme Design is a reflection of my passions and taste. I have married my love for rust & dust, simple living, and words into one big package of hand stamped vintage flatware and living greeting cards. My wares are made to bring a daily dose of comfort, kindness, and unexpected beauty into your routine; a combination of sweet and salty wit that I hope will help carry a bit of happiness throughout the rest of your day. Each spoon, fork, and spreader is foraged and then stamped by my own two hands in my home studio located in Austin, TX. My tools of the trade include individual metal letter stamps, an anvil, hammer, and a good old fashioned wooden stump. Old school style. My products are both eco-friendly and sustainable. I breathe new life into vintage flatware, highlighting the beauty of an already existing everyday object. I also use seed paper for my greeting cards; an eco-friendly, recycled material that is not only compostable, but additionally blooms into wildflowers.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              T. Farr (Booth K-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Original silkscreen prints.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tanya Doskova (Booth K-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “My imagery is a reflection of the world we live in. It is dedicated to the stride of Lunacy and Hope and the impossibility of removing stupidity.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tattoo Dreams (Booth B-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Living a life of artistic pleasure, we are collaborators in art and life and our goal is to craft a functional and tangible work of art that tells a story or conveys a theme. At its simplest definition, we define our roles as structure and surface. Jon builds, cuts and shapes everything and Patricia adorns, paints and embellishes all of the surfaces. For this work, her keen eye and careful composition of imagery and phrases is accomplished with thousands of rubber stamps. To that end, our current body of work is epitomized by this division of labor.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Taylor Blaine Art (Booth P-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I love bringing color and vibrancy to a world that sometimes may seem a little drab. The majority of my pieces focus on the combination of abstract and nature imagery. My Encaustic paintings are comprised of many colors, textures, and other media that tell a story through abstract or imagery. Each painting starts with Encaustic Wax and as the painting progresses, layers of wax are built up and other media is incorporated. With many of my paintings you will find wax carvings, image transfers, metallic powdered pigments, oil stick, pastels, graphite, fiber, metal leafing, metal wire, and many other components.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ted Armulowicz (Booth M-3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Telepathy Hats (Booth H-4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terrell Powell Studio (Booth I-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contemporary, primitive works in oil & acrylic on canvas, wood, and metal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Art of Flip Solomon (Booth C-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Flip Solomon Is a multidimensional artist creating large-scale pen & ink works. Having Narcolepsy, much of her work is inspired by her very vivid dreams. She is also inspired by the natural world and urban landscapes. Flip has a clothing and bedding line out and seeks to find high quality materials on which to print her art onto. She lives with her daughter in Austin, TX.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Plaid Pigeon (Booth E-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Plaid Pigeon is the home of the original Toy Planter. We absolutely love plants and want to share the joy that they bring with as many people as possible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Creative Life (Booth C-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stationery goods and necklaces featuring original illustrations by This Creative Life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thomas Leathers (Booth K-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “I use architectural design methods to build unique shapes into practical leather bags. I’ve developed miter cutting of leather that enables me to build firm shapes with compound curves. Currently I am developing a contemporary process for transferring my original artwork onto leather permanently. Leather is the oldest of the craft mediums and I love doing things that I think have never been seen in its long history.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tim Doyle (Booth P-7)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bright colorful pop-infused handmade silkscreen art posters and prints from right here in Austin, TX.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Todd Van Duren (Booth K-2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Triple Z Threadz (Booth R-4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Twin Creek Studio (Booth B-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I enjoy developing artwork using both geometric and organic forms. Many of my pieces are comprised of fragments of various materials: frequently metals, wood, that I have made, altered and/or found. I strive to unify these elements in the various forms of artworks that I explore. I play in a variety of formats because life is too short to do the same thing over and over. Frequently, I simultaneously work on a couple of different bodies of work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In many of my works, I assemble an interaction of the deliberate and the unintended, control vs. the absence of control. When working with surface quality, I often allow the beauty of the accidental surfaces to remain, but also choose to impose an order and merge the separate elements. The connections are a reflection of diversity unified to create a new form.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vladimir Ovtcharov (Booth N-8)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Me and my wife Daniela were both born in Bulgaria, We finished the national art academy in Sofia Bulgaria where we met and then got married! We work on style and technique of the old masters but add our own interpretation creating fantastic and whimsical paintings.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Walkabout Jewelry (Booth Q-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quality handmade jewelry that takes inspiration from the nature to create unique one of a kind pieces that can be treasured for generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wild About Music (Booth U-6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wild About Music is Austin’s unique art gift and guitar gallery for over 30 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wilder Wood (Booth L-1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Handmade natural dyed rugs, carvings of wood, weaving of cotton, bamboo, wool and linen, with complex embroidering. Organic leather handbags with beautiful fabric insets. Every piece is unique and never repeated. We support families in Meso-American villages to offer education opportunities for these amazing natural artists.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William and Lisa Bailey (Booth A-3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originality in design and a variety of jewelry techniques are our inspiration when we enter the studio each day. Our goal is to never reach a plateau. Our latest work uses a mix of metals, enamels and semi-precious stones to develop different hues and shapes, both organic and industrial.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wiwat Kamolpornwijit (Booth H-2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Unique structures and natural objects inspire me to create jewelry where organic components are set within a contemporary frame. I hand-form every piece of polymer clay jewelry with no use of commercial molds. I use several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving, layering, and many others for which I don’t have names.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wolf Sittler (Booth N-7)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “I use native American woods to transform my ideas into functional sculpture. I enjoy creating objects that are both useful and beautiful.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AND MORE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          …and more artists not featured here, you never know what you’ll discover at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yoshi Aoki (Booth U-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The main motivation of my art is to capture the essence of nature in abstract ways. Using various types of metal and mixed media objects, I try to incorporate the balance between the movement and stillness, and the simplicity and complexity of the core forms that I find inherent in nature. I try to accentuate the equilibrium between two opposite materials by shaping chaotic hardwood burls into clean round pieces, and at the same time giving metal an organic feel. The overall effect that I wish to achieve is the sense of the calmness of nature that comes from this balance.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zainē Vaun (Booth L-5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artist Statement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “My work as an artist explores the edge between traditional and contemporary. Heavily influenced by Wabi-Sabi and Organic Modernism, my work relates the beauty of the raw and refined, finding a balance between the flaws of nature and the human tendency to polish our surroundings. I use the natural world as design inspiration and material use, with my mediums varying from clay to paint, textiles and graphics. Through these many mediums, I aim to evoke a similar feeling. I focus on simplicity and minimalism, soft textures, a soothing color palette, and the importance of tactile experience. I create works of art that instill calmness and that of lasting significance.”