Visual Artists

Lorrie Anderson from Thomasville, NC creates unique stoneware art pottery that is achieved by drawings, rubbings, porcelain additions, and hand-painted, electric-fired glazes.

  • Media: Clay

Sally Anger from Newport, NC creates abstracted acrylic paintings that use texture, paint, and color to give the viewer a new look at traditional subject matter.

Sue Ayala from Daytona Beach, FL creates glass sculptures using hand shaping techniques and detail work to blend shades of colored glass.

Richard Backer from Tierra Verde, FL transforms original fine line drawings into whimsical metal wall art using cut flat sheets of steel.

  • Business Name: Metal Minds
  • Media: Sculpture Sculpture
  • Booth: C11-C13

Amy Barnard from Raleigh, NC, sews clutch-style handbags and change purses out of vinyl and vintage materials such as aprons and flour sacks. Her unique creations re-purpose the fabrics into functional art.

Bob Batura, of Raleigh, NC, makes contemporary wood furniture and accent pieces that are often constructed of locally-grown or salvaged hardwoods, burls and figured woods.

Veronica and David Bennett from Winston-Salem, NC are a husband and wife team of 33 years that create experimental works using cast, kilnform, torchwork glass combined with natural and man-made found objects.

S. William Bishop from Lynchburg, VA’s fine art landscape photography is created and printed using pigment inks on archival paper. Artwork includes note cards, folios, and fine art prints.

Becky Blair from Charlotte, NC embraces color & texture by cutting, tooling, & dying leather; then riveting the components together to create wearable artworks.

Michele Blank from Mount Pleasant, SC creates original, large stained glass panels incorporating a copper foil technique.

Gina Boyle from Chapel Hill, NC creates mixed media mosaics featuring her own handmade word, quotation and sculptural tiles, combined with repurposed materials and more.

  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: C29

Rae Brown and Julie Rogers of Winterville, NC use mid-range white stoneware to create functional ceramics. Pots are shaped, altered, and layered with many glazes to create a crackle effect.

Lynn Burcher from Hillsborough, NC enjoys manipulating glass in new and creative ways to form attractive pieces that she then uses in jewelry making.

Will Byers of Black Mountain, NC creates beautiful useful pots inspired by nature. His functional stoneware pottery is hand made on the potter’s wheel or slab built then fired in a gas reduction kiln.

Alessandro Cagiati, from New Bern, NC, creates pottery that is both functional and artistic. Each piece is hand thrown using North Carolina clay.

  • Business Name: Vicious Circle Studios
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: C12

Natasha Caine from Wilmington, NC creates each piece of her “Si-Fy imades” using handcasted parts, beads, antique jewelry parts, and findings.

  • Business Name: Empire Jewelry
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: A15

Dan Campbell, from Morrisville, NC creates semi-abstract, impressionist / expressionist modern paintings with expressive texture and vibrant color.

Dean Caraway from Burke, VA makes lathe-turned items using hand poured resins, such as pens, wine stoppers, and other useful household items.

  • Business Name: Cea~Sea Creations
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: A33

Kimberley Cartwright from Durham, NC uses reclaimed fabric and other materials to create 4X6 fabric post cards, all of which are either hand or machine stitched.

  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A18

Nell Chandler of Hillsborough, NC designs necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants, broaches and rings in sterling silver, copper and brass with semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, images set in polymer resins and more.

Wayne Gao & Michelle Chang from Rowland Heights, CA create elegant artworks that are designed to be hung art or used as furniture.

  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: A22

Kevin Chen of Wilmington, NC, creates striking Oriental-inspired mixed media pieces. He uses ink and water-soluble colors with loose brushstrokes on handmade rice paper for his work.

  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: C06

Zach Chen is a potter from Durham, NC whose timeless clay pieces are wheel-thrown and hand-built. Original artwork is drawn and carved in low-relief on his wares.

  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: D11

Charles Chrisco is a potter from Little River, SC, whose modern pieces feature bold color and geometric designs.

  • Business Name: Chrisco's Pottery
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: B11

TJ Christiansen from Durham, NC uses reclaimed wood and metal to sculpt Works with particular attention paid to detail and craftsmanship.

Carol Clay from Greensboro, NC creates handwoven wearable art based on color waves inspired by nature.

  • Business Name: Arachne by Carol Clay
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A12

Pui-Lan Cockman from Asheboro, NC creates elegant chinese ink brush watercolor paintings, crested in natural oriental style.

  • Business Name: Pui Lan Art
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: C15

Bill Colby of New Smyrna Beach, FL creates his pottery that possesses unusual textures and strong earthen colors.

  • Business Name: Colby Clayworks
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: A36

Carolyn Cordell from Flowery Branch, GA uses layers of paint to simulate depth and texture.

  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: A30

Ruben Corzo from Wilmington, NC’s art works unite thin polyester cord and semi-precious stones in micro-macramé settings.

Andy Costine from Tryon, NC uses both organic and geometric forms to make mirrors and tables.

Amanda Cousins, from Hillsborough, NC, turns mixed metals into sophisticated jewelry that emphasizes dimension and form. Traditional and original metalsmithing techniques create deliberately imperfect pieces that mimic nature and real life.

Doug Dacey from Columbus, NC creates wheel thrown and altered porcelain, both functional and sculptural.

Sheron Davis from Decatur, GA designs glass panels, mirrors, sculptures and sun catchers. Her unique works are inspired by ocean waves and waterfalls.

Diane Dean from Chapin, SC’s paintings utilize a design of abstract textural composition using washes of fluid acrylics, layers of heavy body acrylics, and impressed objects.

Elise Pincu Delfield from Bryson City, NC creates wheel-thrown pottery that is covered in a specially formulated glass for it’s unique finish.

Julia Dressler from Clarksville, VA photographs dreamy, vintage pieces of Americana, from cars and gas stations, to historic cities and sceneries.

Kevin Duval from Wilmington, NC makes kinetic sculptures comprised of a unique blend of hand crafted metals and found mechanical components.

Debi Dwyer, from Boone, NC, creates captivating pieces with hand rolled glass that display vibrant color and texture.

Robert Egee from Dublin PA crafts hand turned wooden bowls, vessels and vases that utilize the beauty of wood grains and swirls.

  • Business Name: Woodhall Turnings
  • Media: Wood
  • Booth: C10

Suzanne Ens, from Villa Rica, GA,creates fabric animals using fibers such as merino, alpaca, llama and silk. She transforms the fabric using dyes, yarn, beads, gems, and hand stitching.

Amy Fletcher is a painter from Hillsborough, NC who explores nature-based abstractions through color and texture, often focusing on a controlled color scheme.

FRANCO of Durham, NC combines illustration, painting, and graphic art with political and social activism to create something he calls visual activism. His bold, graphic works are designed to prompt awareness, discussion, and change in society.

Andie Freeman from Apex, NC’s contemporary realist artwork in oils are about texture, life, light and compositional /visual poetry.

Diane French from St. Augustine FL, burnishes pure raw pigments in dry powder form by hand into marbledust and clay-coated wood panels.

Addie Fuller of Charlotte, NC crafts handmade leather journals using only the finest quality materials. Each cover is reclaimed leather bound with waxed linen thread for strength and durability.

  • Business Name: Artfuladdie
  • Media: Leather
  • Booth: A27

Kazuko Fuller from Chesapeake, VA uses metal, wire and recycled material to create unique jewelry.

Janet Gaddy from Browns Summit, uses a complex and multi-staged process that produces vivid, eye-catching works of pottery.

Cliff Garren, from Greenville, TN, sculpts his work from natural recycled wood and stone to create one of a kind functional pieces of art.

Tanya Gerard from Beech Mountain, NC crafts concert quality Didgeridoos, painted w/ beautiful geometric art & totemic designs around inlay of shells & semi precious stones.

Kenny Glenn is a painter specializing in upbeat urban watercolors from Rougemont, NC. As a full-time artist he creates realistic images themed Southern Living.

Jim Goshorn from Guntersville, AL designs and shapes original sculptures cut from sheet steel which are hammered under heat and welded together into a three-dimensional shape.

Maggie Grier is a painter from Birmingham, AL. She created her artwork with thin slips of premixed artists oils layered with wisps of unmixed pigments.

Carol Griffin from Waxhaw, NC is the creator of Chi Chi bags, fine works featuring designs that range from everyday bags to travel bags and sassy bags that are just for fun.

  • Business Name: Chi Chi
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A17

John Gunther of Abingdon, VA creates bold, decorative fiber pieces by weaving, dying, and painting wool and other materials.

Santiago Gutierrez from Zebulon, NC combines contemporary inspirations with his Nicoya Indian heritage to make colorfully embellished clay vessels and decorative items.

  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: B26

Jenn Hales is a painter from Raleigh, NC who uses high-quality acrylic pigments on baroque wood panels to create playful and illustrative scenes of life and nature.

  • Business Name: Jenn Hales
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: C21

Adam Hall from New Orleans, LA paints semi-impressionist, soft oil Paintings of Architecture and Gardens

Larry Hamilton, of Winterville, GA, creates decorative and functional pieces of interwoven glass. His colorful designs are made from cold-worked glass that is intricately woven and then fired.

  • Business Name: Hamilton Glassworks
  • Media: Glass
  • Booth: C07

Anne Hanson is a jeweler from Ruckersville, VA that uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to create contemporary, polished jewelry.

Erin Hathaway from Durham, NC creates handwoven chainmaille jewelry and accessories in vibrant, intricate patterns, using a mixture of metals.

Audrey Hauserman from Virginia Beach, VA sews carefully designed quilts to bring to life the unique colors and designs of fabrics.

Jean Havet, from San Francisco, CA, fabricates handcrafted jewelry using 14K., Sterling silver, brass, copper, and semi-precious stones.

  • Business Name: J.M. Havet
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: C14

Lee Hazelgrove from Richmond, VA creates contemporary wheel thrown stoneware vessels that are brought to life using primitive but striking surface treatments.

James Hofmann is a photographer from Moneta, VA. His images focus on vibrant depictions of nature scenes, and each piece is printed, matted and framed by the artist.

Jeehyun Hoke from Chapel Hill, NC paints with colors and a cartoon like style, creating whimsical worlds with cute characters.

Lorri Honeycutt, is a macro photographer from Austin, TX. Her playful shots, which feature tiny handmade & collectible figures posed in humorous settings, attempt to both amuse and mentally engage the viewer.

Kathleen Hunt, from Conway, SC, creates kaleidoscopes of stained and fused glass assembled using the copper foil technique. The first surface mirror is used to create a myriad of unusual images.

  • Business Name: Kaleidoart
  • Media: Glass
  • Booth: D15

Victor Huston and Megan Field from Patterson, CA print their original handdrawn brush/ink artwork and poetry on Organic Cotton Tshirts and wall hangings.

  • Business Name: Ataraxia
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A38

Jennifer James of Durham, NC creates hand designed distinctive jewelry featuring gemstones, crystals, reclaimed vintage, and other high quality beads created in classic and unique designs.

Kimberly Kearney, from Raleigh, NC, plays with texture, form, and design as she crafts her hand-woven beaded jewelry. Her striking pieces are composed of glass seed beads, crystals, pearls and gemstones.

Jeff Kiefer from Clayton, NC paints loose abstract landscapes in acrylic.

Stacey Krantz from Frederick, MD utilizes traditional metalsmithing techniques to create one of a kind contemporary botanical designs.

Manjri Lall is a textile designer from Apex, NC who makes one of a kind silk handpainted scarves. Each piece combines Indian embroideries & traditional designs to the contemporary look. Designs range from skylines to beach scenes to Deco Abstracts.

Eduardo Lapetina is a painter from Chapel Hill, NC. He communicates emotion in his work through pouring, dripping, and scratching colorful layers of acrylic on canvas.

Sally Lazar from Raleigh, NC designs sculpture-esque pieces that are hand-crafted, modeled and glazed.

  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: D18

Eric Leland is an illustrator and printmaker from Baltimore, MD, and views his work as artful ephemera. He uses a wide variety of techniques to produce his playfully illustrated paper goods.

Deborah Levine from Wallace, NC uses antiqued bronze, sterling silver, semiprecious stones to forge and create jewelry.

  • Business Name: Levine Studios
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: C60

Andria Linn, of Durham, NC, creates vibrantly colored and patterned paintings of abstracted floral scenes that convey emotional expression for the artist.

Heather Love, a photographer from Greenville, SC, specializes in B/W and Sepia images. Although digitally photographed, adjustments resemble those that occur in a dark room.

Tom Lowe from Ashland, VA has adapted his traditional methods to become more modern, to create something that takes on a uniqueness all of it’s own.

  • Business Name: Tom Lowe
  • Media: Wood
  • Booth: A32

Andrea and Rolf Ludden of Gatlinburg, TN, use traditional metal-smithing techniques to produce elegant, modern jewelry. Their pieces feature a wide variety of metals and focus on the comfort of the individual.

Margaret Luttrell from Knoxville, TN creates works that are concerned with the thread that ties together encaustics, place and myth.

Malcolm MacGregor is a photographer from Garner, NC uses different techniques such as extended exposure to capture stunning images of nature.

Robert Marasca from Pittsboro, NC fabricates jewelry using precious metals and precious and semi precious stones.

  • Business Name: Roberta Marasca Jewelry
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: A16

Lauren Markley of Raleigh, NC, handcrafts her contemporary jewelry with sterling silver, paint, reclaimed wood, and textiles. Through her surface treatment techniques, she explores themes of architecture, schematics, structural disintegration, and decay.

Robert Marksz from Kent, OH works exclusively in hand-finished sterling silver.

Kathleen Master from Hollysprings, NC’s work incorporates acid etched copper on watercolors.

Michelle McDowell Smith from St. John’s, FL uses acrylic paint and mixed media materials to create lighthearted and thought provoking scenes of nature.

Lealon McLeod of Inman, SC uses pencil, ink, and watercolor for his peaceful drawings that are inspired by photos of rustic old America.

Brian Miller is a photographer from Baton Rouge, LA. He has worked with National Geographic, and he captures the nature and cityscapes he discovers while traveling the world.

Araik Minasyan from Charlotte, NC employs a variety of loose and abstract paint-handling techniques in his work.

Liz Mitchell of Fuquay Varina, NC is a jewelry who creates her own unique glass beads using a torch, glass rods, silver foil, and other eye-catching materials.

William Moore, of Burlington, NC, creates smooth wooden animal carvings. He uses various woods depending on the creature that he is carving, to best capture the natural beauty of the animal and wood.

  • Business Name: Myra Moore
  • Media: Wood
  • Booth: A14

Ray Mosteller is a photographer from Easley, SC. His images focus on story telling scenes, utilizing hand coloring and multiple layer combinations.

  • Business Name: Photo by Ray
  • Media: Photography
  • Booth: B44-B46

Stephen Nesnow of Chapel Hill, NC creates functional stoneware pottery for the home using throwing and slab techniques and combinations of both to create artistic functional forms.

Karin Neuvirth is a painter from Durham, NC. Her paintings begins with an abstract under painting and creates layers using a palette knife. The result is an abstract depiction of a natural landscape.

Jim Norton is a jeweler from Athens, GA. He fabricates his work through a Korean technique called Kumboo, in which 24K gold foil is cut and fused to a fine silver surface, and then embellished.

Kathy Oda, of Ladys Island, SC, creates sculptural and functional glass pieces that are mosaics of color, texture, and organic design.

Katherine Owen from Easley, SC creates colorful inspirational pottery using both hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Susan Owens of Roper, NC creates abstract and colorful silk scarves using free handed designs and then applying dye to the silk using a brush.

Ginnie Parrish, from Cary, NC uses the millefiori technique with polymer clay to create her intricate, colorful works, which include jewelry, containers, and household items.

Molly Pasca, a potter from Durham, NC, produces her wheel-thrown, hand-built stoneware and porcelain contemporary pottery in her garage studio. She plays with shape and color in her work to create a tactile and visual experience for others.

Keith Pearson of Henderson, NC creates traditional and contemporary Native American bead work using loom, back stitch, peyote and Cheyenne stitches to form original design pieces from glass and mineral beads.

Lanny Pelletier from Cape Cateret, NC’s wheel-thrown pottery combines form and function for decoration or everyday use.

  • Business Name: Pelletier Art & Pottery
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: B29

Nestor Pineda of High Point, NC produces eco-conscious, modern jewelry and accessories by using a wide variety of recycled or sustainable materials in his hand-crafted statement pieces.

Eddie Powell from Birmingham, AL uses kitchen utensils to lay heavy body acrylic gels to wood panel, with washes applied on top.

Darius Quarles from Durham, NC plays with colors, lines, and fluid shapes in his energetic, abstracted paintings, which are influenced by everything from pop culture to dreams.

Neal Reed from Fredericksburg, VA’s stoneware clay is both thrown on the wheel and hand built, using the method of sgrafitto for decoration.

  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: C28

Pati Reis from Chapel Hill, NC creates handbound journals,wall arts & embroidery cards by combining fiber and paper.

  • Business Name: Pati Reis
  • Media: Paper
  • Booth: C20

Jason Rizzo from Franklin, NC photographs scenes of nature and wildlife that pay respect to their imagery.

  • Business Name: Jason Rizzo Fine Art
  • Media: Photography
  • Booth: C31

Ron Roland is a painter from Villa Rica, GA. He creates his work using acrylic artist paints, mixing glazes, mixing mediums and glazes. The impasto application with brushes & knives, drip/pour under painting, and glazing creates a layered effect.

Bruce Rosen from Millers Creek, NC creates functional wood furnishings from a variety of fine hardwoods.

  • Media: Wood
  • Booth: D09

Frank Saggus from Watkinsville, GA uses salvaged lumber and found objects to build his one of a kind, functional birdhouses.

Gail Schaefer of Hillsborough, NC makes functional ceramic pottery, hand-built and wheel thrown, and then colorfully decorated in the majolica style.

Allison Schroeder of Madison Heights, VA uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to create her sterling silver jewelry that features other mixed metals and semi-precious stones

Michael Schwade Eureka Springs, AR torch welds bronze alloys on to hand cut sheet copper shapes, then adds and embeds textures, designs, and cabochons.

Linda Searcy from Cary, NC metalsmiths silver, copper and brass, complemented with semi-precious stones and faceted gemstones.

Brooke Smith of Durham, NC creates handmade clothing and gifts for young girls.

  • Business Name: Little Lou
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: B48

Karen Smith is a jeweler from Charlotte, NC. Her contemporary designs are inspired by nature, architecture and different cultures.

Nelson Smith of Rocky Mount, NC uses hand-wrought metals to achieve a graceful balance in his freestanding and wall sculptures, as well as in his jewelry, vases, and mobiles.

  • Business Name: Nelson R. Smith Metal
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: A02

Jim Spillane from Edinburg, VA photographs striking imagery of the landscapes and people of developing countries.

Paul Steinke, from Sunset Beach, NC, creates handblown glass using traditional techniques. He infuses bright colors into his work and no two pieces are identical.

Jason Stoddart, of Crawford, TN, documents Americana culture in black and white and sepia tone style photography. His limited edition photographs are printed and presented with museum standard quality, using the best archival materials.

Melanie Stoer from Raleigh, NC is a fused glass artist making functional and decorative pieces such as plates, bowls and vases, often featuring tropical blues and chemical reactions.

Elizabeth Swing of Greensboro, NC sews original heirloom stuffed animals and other products for children from recycled or re-purposed materials. Her creations show her passion for handmade goods and quality workmanship.

  • Business Name: Emergolde
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A31

Rudy Tell from Cosby, TN hand cuts, sews and constructs bags, travel bags and belts from cowhide leather.

  • Business Name: Rudy Tell Leather
  • Media: Leather
  • Booth: B24

Macon Thornton of Wilmington, NC uses high quality gemstones, freshwater pearls, and sterling and fine silver to craft her organic and elegant designs.

Matt Tomko is a painter from Durham, NC. His detailed scenes of nature and wildlife have a richness and depth to them that he achieves through his careful layering of acrylics and oils.

Jimmy Tucker from Overland Park, KS paints outdoors with the earth, sky, sun and the heavens above, using his fingertips to apply the fast and furiously apply paint.

Mark Van de Bogart from Bronson, FL designs & hand fabricates his own designs using several soldering & polishing operations, to make truly fascinating and unique jewelry made of fine American steel.

Jill Wagoner from Fuquay-Varina, NC moves cloth through viscous acrylic paints to make intricate, flowing patterns on cloth.

  • Business Name: Wagoner Studios
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: B18

Henry Warner from Clarkston, GA creates imagery from a layer of wood & sign foam, rendered with acrylics,enamel & stain.

  • Business Name: Alcove Art
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: B37

Linda Welch of Venice, FL crafts unique button pins and jewelry that incorporate antique and vintage materials dating as far back as the 1800s.

Angela Welti from Harrison, MI hand-crafts jewelry using repurposed materials.

  • Business Name: BJ Creations
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: C32

Sarah West from Raleigh, NC references the lattice work of bridges and electric towers to construct her “architectural landscape” jewelry

Myron Whitaker from Kannapolis, NC makes wheel thrown and altered pottery that is Raku fired with bold glazes.

  • Business Name: clayplay
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: D16

Wendy Wilkins from Durham, NC utilizes alcohol ink painting on non-porous paper to make work that resembles a more vibrant form of watercolor.

  • Business Name: WHW Studios
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: C45

Verna Witt from Marvin, NC creates 100% clay open form vessels and closed sculptural pieces inspired by hand bags.

Stacey Wright from Gainesville, GA crafts whimsical, colorful paintings on a ceramic “canvas.”

Hsiang-Ting Yen is a jeweler from Raleigh, NC who creates pieces in opaque and transparent enamels. The aesthetics of her works are inspired by Chinese watercolor painting and the Art Nouveau era.

Sydney Young, from Cumming, GA, creates pieces made of heat oxidized (blowtorch colored), recycled sheet copper. Pieces may be hammered, etched, embossed &/or contain agate focal.

  • Business Name: The Last Laugh
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: A34

Charlie Yowell from Dunlap, TN creates small and large whimsical, kinetic sculptures of metal, stained glass or acrylic, found objects, solar panels and LEDs.