2022 ARTISTS

Deb Achgill

Glass • dachgill@hotmail.com

Deb says it is fun to create functional and decorative fused glass pieces.   And equally exciting to open up the kiln to see what has happened when you heat up the glass to a molten stage.

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Michael Altman

Acrylic on Cardboard • www.mikealtman.com

Growing up, Mike never wanted to be anything but an artist…well, maybe Batman for a while. Mike uses simple line work and bold colors to illustrate a sometimes complex message.

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David Barnett

Wood • 

Each box of David’s is carefully crafted to complement wood color and grain. Attention to detail in form, fit and finish has been his labor of love for many years.

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Kathryn Bodine

Glass • kathrynbodine@gmail.com

Kathryn uses bold, bright colors in her fused glass pendant necklaces, plates, and sculptures – balancing simple shapes, forms, and lines with negative spaces.

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Rebecca Brody

Watercolor • www.rebeccabrody.com

Rebecca’s art celebrates the unique fluidity of transparent watercolor on a variety of surfaces. She enjoys painting local scenes, florals and wildlife, and is attempting to be less realistic, more expressive.

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Rena Brouwer

Watercolor • www.RenaBrower.com

Art has given Rena voice to communicate important issues. The preservation of our natural resources, our heritage and the opportunity to share with present and future generations experiences she has witness and felt during her lifetime.

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Julie Bunch

Jewelry • 

Designing inspires Julie to create jewelry. Pieces are fabricated in sterling silver & copper. An array of techniques are used, including lapidary, fold-forming, air-chasing, reprousse, and enameling.

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Bekki Canine

Mixed media • www.BekkiCanine.com

Bekki combines collaged fabric, photographs, or paper into oil paintings. Through these paintings she encourages thoughtful reflection about the environment and humans’ role in it.Bekki_Canine-games of loveL

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Becky Chapman

Watercolor • beckychapmandesign.com

Becky uses watercolor to represent the beauty of a still life, a living creature, or an arrangement of flowers. She enjoys the transparency, freedom, and challenge of watercolors.Becky_Chapman-CRATERS OF THE MOON1

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Coal Creek Clay                          

(Ingrid Craft and Rachael Schatko)

Pottery • www.coalcreekclay.com

This mother-daughter team incorporated as Coal Creek Clay in 2005. Their pottery includes high fire glazes and horse hair techniques. With over 50 years combined experience, they love playing in the clay together.

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Iris Cushman

Ceramic • www.wildirisclay.com

Iris’ ceramic art explores and celebrates then interconnections with all creatures, plants, Earth, sky, and water. Often funny or touching, her work is always reaching for something profound.

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Daniel T. Driggs

Acrylic • www.DanielDriggs.com

Daniel’s work involves the interplay between backgrounds and figurative or nature related foregrounds. This interplay causes the viewer to mentally interact with the piece as it lets their minds fill in the abstract areas.

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EB Bead and Metal Works          (Evie and Beth McCord)

Mixed media • e13e14mccord@yahoo.com

Evie and Beth, a mother and daughter team who has enhanced their natural bond into a creative partnership. They create one-of-kind treasures with the collaboration of their passions – metalsmithing and flameworking. Their ongoing challenge is to produce treasures that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and to the touch, and to stimulate the imagination of the beholder.

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Kenya Ferrand-Ott

Painting • www.kenyaferrand.com

Kenya Ferrand-Ott, an artist born and raised in Indiana, works in several mediums; drawing, watercolors, and acrylics. The goal of my work is to create awareness and education of the creatures we share this world with.

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Mary Firestone

Pottery • dirtyhandspottery.com

Mary’s work consists of mostly functional items for the home and garden created in high-fired stoneware and porcelain. She encourages collectors of her pieces to enhance their lives by using art on a daily basis.

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Scott Frankenberger

Pottery • www.scottfrankenberger.com

Scott has been a potter for over 40 years, and currently produces a variety of porcelain forms, mostly functional, but some sculptural excursions, and occasional architectural projects.

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Mary Gulbransen

Fiber • magulbransen@gmail.com

Gulbransen is a native of Lafayette, who works in textiles, specializing in batik, which is the art of using wax and dye to draw on fabric.

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Jennifer Hoewe

Painting • jenniferhoewe.wixsite.com

Jennifer finds inspiration from nature and translates it into contemporary art. Her aesthetic mixes abstract and pop art, which results in colorful interpretations of the world.

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James Jones

Painting • 

James uses oil paint to express his admiration for nature and the world around us. He prefers to use oil paint because the ability to layer and blend wet paint to create bolder landscape paintings.

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Gail Johnston

Pottery and glass • www.handsofthepotter.com

Gail’s objective is to create beauty through art, using form, texture and color. Her work is inspired by nature as she gardens and hikes.

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Doris Kemler

Jewelry and Painting • 

Doris started to make concrete jewelry four years ago. She uses a special concrete and molds to design her jewelry. Additionally, she discovered acrylic fluid art two years ago. She uses different techniques pour on various objects, including canvas and vases, or make jewelry.

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Frank Koontz

Pottery • fkoontz@yahoo.com

Frank, a retired editor, has been making pottery since he built a kick wheel in 1970. He mixes many of his own glazes, and most of his work is done with stoneware clays.

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Joanne Kuhn Titolo

Jewelry and Sculpture • www.terralunastudio.net

Joanne primarily works in sterling silver for jewelry and aluminum for sculptures. Her work is inspired by nature.

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Alan McConnell

Photography • www.alanmcconnellphotography.com

Alan loves to explore the natural scenes of our world and try to form an emotional connection. The challenge is to capture that emotion on a photographic print with a large format camera.

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Andrea Memmer

Acrylic • andreamemmer@gmail.com

Andrea hopes her art expresses her personal motto “Go, Do & Be.” To share places she experiences, she paints with an abstract that allows others to see what they want in her work.

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Nathaniel Metz

Painting • 

Art is the perfect language in which to Define and Capture life..

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Jessica Metz

Photography • 

Jessica uses photography to express her love for travel. She enjoys experiencing new places through her camera lens. 

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Nancy Morrissey

Painting • june-marie.net

Nancy (June-Marie) Morrissey enjoys painting the personalities of animals and the inherent connection between all earthly life.

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Lori Murphy

Ceramicas • www.murphysclay.com

Lori creates functional ware on the potter’s wheel with textured brown speckled clay. Her colors vary from classic white and gray to fluid blues, greens, and deep reds.

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Emily Ohland

Glass Jewelry • ohlandstudios.com

Emily is a fused glass artist who lives in West Lafayette. Her goal is to bring the sense of growth, color and movement of the natural world into her fused glass. Most recently she has been marrying her love of painting with glass fusing by incorporating enamels and traditional painting techniques in her art.

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Sharon Owens

Glass • www.inspiredfire.com

Using multiple layers of handmade murrine, latticino, cane and dichroic glass, unique furnace glass pieces are created. Detailed work is accomplished using the torch for flameworking or for pieces made separately.

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Anne R. Parks

Oil • www.anneparksart.com

Nature inspires Anne because it is a mysterious, exciting, rejuvenating, and (all too) fleeting resource. Her hope is to inspire others to think about how we treat creatures, our natural world, and each other.

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Donna Provo-Leuck

Sculpture •  leuckit@comcast.net

Donna’s “Kitchen Robots” are earth friendly, made from discarded, recycled items. She tries to give each a personality that will capture someone’s heart. Saving the world, one robot at a time!

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Laura Ricks

Textiles • www.emeraldhilltextiles.com

Laura loves using soft, beautiful wool roving and rich, colorful fabrics to create textiles inspired by landscapes and scenes from her midwestern upbringing. Needle felted and sewn details create depth and definition in her work.

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Kathi Shewmaker

Ceramics • 

Kathi creates functional ware and uses a colorfully unique patterned look with underglazes. She also uses layering techniques of glazes to achieve distinctive combinations.

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Bobbi Smith

Painting •

Bobbi is a gardener, which shows in her popular, colorful florals. She is a prolific painter, also excelling in landscapes and vacation scenes.

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Daryl Smith

Wood • www.darylsmitharts.com

Daryl’s work breathes new life into discarded pieces of wood by incorporating them into new works of wood wall art.

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Sarah Taylor

Mixed Media • 

Sarah has a lot of fun combing her love for human anatomy and her love for color. Life is not always rainbows and unicorns; sometimes, it is rainbows and spinal cords.

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Joan Tietz

Mixed Media • 

Joan’s collages are layered with painted paper, gelatin prints, and rice paper. Materials are glued and sealed onto wood panels. she says that she “paints with my scissors. A variety of colors and textures is my palette.”

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Deborah Waymire

Jewelry • www.ohartgallery.com

As a glass bead maker, silversmith and enamelist — Deborah makes beautiful silver and Cloisonné jewelry. Her pieces are unique works of art — never mass-produced.

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Craig Whitten

Watercolor • www.craigwhitten.com

Craig, formally trained in Landscape Architecture at Purdue University, paints minimalist abstracted nature, fused with an Asian aesthetic, using watercolor brushwork typically on handmade paper.

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Bonnie Zimmer

Jewelry, Clothing, Assemblages • www.bonniezimmer.com

Bonnie creates one-of-a-kind works of art for personal adornment in a range of media and methods including natural and salvaged materials, copper, beading, and eco-dying.

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