Art on the Wabash 2020 Accepted Artist

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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

(2019 winner of the People’s Choice Award)

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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Jerie Artz

Watercolor • artzjerie@gmail.com

“Every artist dips his brush into his own soul and paints his own nature into his picture.” – H.W. Beechner. Jerie enjoys dipping her brush into her soul, then into watercolors to reflect the Original Creator’s work, expressing a “joie de vive!”

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David Barnett

Wood • 765-414-3830

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 • rbrodyart@gmail.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, www.Ohartgallery.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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Jennifer Brovont

Glass • 765-543-7057

Jennifer loves working with broken, left-over scraps of glass, to form them into something new and beautiful, transforming windows that are no longer useful into works of art.

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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.

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Carolyn Cason

Jewelry • cmcason08@gmail.com

Wearable art has become a real passion for Carolyn. She uses mainly natural materials to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. She has come to love the processes of wire wrapping and wire weaving.

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Becky Chapman

Watercolor • beck.chapman@comcast.net

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.

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Coal Creek Clay                           (Ingrid Craft and Rachael Schatko)

Pottery • info@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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Terry Crose

Acrylic • terrycrose64@gmail.com

Terry has fun creating patterns of shapes and colors into art. He hopes people enjoy viewing his work as much as he enjoys creating it.

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Daniel T. Driggs

Acrylic • http://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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Mary Firestone

Pottery • marythomasfirestone@gmail.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 • http://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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Cheyanne Geideman

Mixed Media • cwgeideman@gmail.com

Every piece starts with an emotion, often a “what if,” that drives Cheyanne’s creation process. By capitalizing on the unique properties of each medium, she seeks to communicate and evoke similar emotions in her viewers.

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Alice Harpel

Oil • aliceharpel@yahoo.com

Alice paints in oils, acrylics and pastels to capture the beauty found in scenes of Sugar Creek, local country roads, and subjects from local farmers markets.

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Arlainia Marie Janowski

Painting • fineartbyarlainamarie@gmail.com

Archival paper strips are individually painted and glued consecutively to a backing sheet resulting a slightly offset 3d effect. The finished pieces appear to cascade once they are framed behind glass.

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Gail Johnston

Pottery and glass • http://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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Zach Knibbs

Wood Turning • Ostravadesign.com

Zach is passionate about the products he makes and ensuring they are always of excellent quality. No corners are cut and everything is made by hand in his home. These projects are not only work but also a joy to make.

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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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Bill Krug

Woodturning • krugwg@gmail.com

Bill works with the varied color and texture of wood to create unique art pieces including bowls, ink pens, wine bottle racks, and vases.

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Donald Markham

Woodturning • kdcreations0@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/kimdonmarkham

Donald looks for out of the ordinary hardwood as well as other unique materials that have character, unusual grain patterns, unusual color variation and assemble the materials together to create functional artwork to be used everyday.

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Lizabeth Marks-Shepard

Jewelry • 317-460-0938

Lizabeth is inspired and delighted by the colors, textures, and emotions of polished and natural stones. Her jewelry pieces feature natural stone pendants and beads that are complemented by other design elements.

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Craig Martin

Mixed Media • crannog@comcast.net

Through expressive mark-making and vivid, wide-ranging color, Craig explores elements and spaces of the natural world.  His work ranges from small panels and works on paper to large-scale outdoor murals.

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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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Daniel Moore

Wood • 317-850-5927

Daniel turns green wood from fallen limbs and trees into bowls, hollow vessels and any item that can be made on a lathe. The warmth and softness and beauty of wood it is his passion.

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Emily Oland

Glass Jewelry • 765-337-3778

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 • inspiredfirellc@gmail.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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Daryl Smith

Wood • darylsmitharts@gmail.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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Lisa Stillman

Jewelry • One Paisley Chick on Facebook

Each day Lisa picks up stones and trinkets left behind by another, adding to a collection of memories. She hopes that the wearable assemblages speak, not only for her, but for themselves and for the souls who touched each element in its previous life.

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Adam Vanderwielen

Acrylic and mixed media • 765-430-0961

Adam enjoys abstract painting and uses a variety of materials for both the paints (mostly acrylic) and the canvases (often doors).

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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 • bonniezimmerartist@gmail.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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We all look forward to seeing you at next year’s Art on the Wabash!