Visual Artists

CenterFest is proud to welcome an outstanding group of 146 visual artists! Check them out below!

Our 2017 Merit judges are:

Sarah Hill, Hamilton Hill Jewelry
Tamar Harris Warren, Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Kathleen Rieder, NC State College of Design

Amy Barnard of Raleigh, NC makes handbags from vegan leather, recycled vinyl fabrics, and recycled metals.

NC Artist

Sean Barry of Atlanta, GA instills mixed media pieces with elements of photography, collage, and abstraction. Objects, symbols and graphic elements are incorporated to explore themes.

Cynthia Battista of New Milford, NC uses traditional metals along with fossils found objects, and recycled materials. She creates men’s and women’s jewelry, all original designs.

NC Artist

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

NC Artist

Katie BC of Durham, NC does oil paintings on canvas, using a combination of brush and palette knife application.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

  • Business Name: Katie BC
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: SB-7

Veronica and David Bennett of Meadows of Dan, VA are a team specializing in lampworking, kiln forming, and casting their own glass. They construct their sculptures by soldering and welding glass with semiprecious stones, fossils, and historical objects.

Mark Bickett of Raleigh, NC hand crafts flutes starting from a block of wood. He uses high quality sound woods such as sepele, sitka spruce, and aromatic cedar, and then tunes each flute meticulously.

NC Artist

Brucie Blackburn of Fort Mill, SC chooses each piece of glass and color combinations that are then hand cut and assembled into patterns in the kiln and fired.

  • Media: Glass
  • Booth: A20

Becky Blair of Charlotte, NC embraces color and texture using hand-cut, tooled, and dyed leather components that are thoughtfully composed and joined with eyelets or rivets to create wearable artworks. Additions may include vintage hardware, sterling silver-framed stone cabochons, or found objects.

NC Artist

Brian Bortz of Durham, NC blends hardwoods, wood veneers, and shell to create marquetry and inlaid mosaics on a variety of furniture and furnishings.

NC Artist

John Bowen of Boca Raton, FL creates what he describes as “painterly realistic” watercolors, working from photos he takes.

Micka’il Brandon of Durham, NC specializes in spiral bead crochet rope necklaces that are uniquely designed and handmade. Each necklace is made using various sizes and styles of glass beads, and are strung with pearled cotton or nylon and finished with metal bead caps, and clasps.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: M.T.C Crafts
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: A16

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.

NC Artist

Lynn Burcher of Hillsborough, NC creates whimsical, nature-themed jewelry by using glass beads to sculpt birds and acorns and then combining them with enamel and fused glass components.

NC Artist

Kit Burke-Smith of Beacon, NY makes jewelry that is both contemporary and timeless, using shapes and textures from nature and everyday life like shadows, sand and leaves. Her work is made primarily of sterling silver, 18k gold, and the occasional Tahitian pearl or Peruvian opal.

Alessandro Cagiati of New Bern, NC creates wheel thrown functional pottery using brush applied glazing as a finish.

NC Artist

Juan Carlos Cahue of Ocala, FL is a silversmith and goldsmith who creates unique contemporary and one of a kind jewelry using hand crafted techniques.

  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: D9

Natasha Caine of Wilmington, NC creates mixed media jewelry with a strong sci-fi accent and charm using vintage parts, beads, and other found objects.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Empire Jewelry
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: A23

Dan Campbell of Morrisville, NC paints works with acrylic on wrapped canvas frames. His style is “modern impressionism with a dash of abstract” which features vibrant color and bold brush/palette knife strokes.

NC Artist

Jay Canterbury of Holmes Beach, FL uses film or digital cameras and avaliable natural light to create natural abstract photographs of nature and details within nature as he found it. He uses not Photoshop and prints on museum quality paper and framing.

Adair Carroll of Durham, NC does printmaking and drawings of original ideas in manga by hand and digitally, telling stories of hope, anti-bullying, and dreams coming true.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

  • Media: Drawing
  • Booth: SB-1

Candy Carver of Durham, NC creates bold, abstract, acrylic paintings.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

Nell Chandler of Hillsborough, NC creates jewelry in sterling silver, copper, and brass with semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, and images set in polymer resins.

NC Artist

Randy Chapman of Fuquay-Varina, NC creates welded metal art from scrap material gathered from various manufacturers and reuse facilities.

NC Artist

Kevin Chen of Cary, NC works to express the essence of his connection to nature’s harmony and beauty by using brushes freely with ink and colors that are mostly extracted from natural materials.

NC Artist

  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: C68

Garry Childs of Rougemont, NC creates wheel thrown Terra Cotta pottery with glazes and carving.

NC Artist

Cesar Clavijo and Roberto Quintero of Norfolk, VA create handmade shoes and purses with a personal touch.

  • Business Name: Molas4u
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A28

Dennis Cobble of Knoxville, TN hikes into the mountains to capture original landscape photos, with a special interest in waterfalls. He then builds the frames from scratch, print the photographs, mounts the photos and cuts his own matting.

Sara Cohan of Nashville, TN uses a variety of techniques to emboss silver with plate ware, architectural remnants, and semiprecious stones to create original designs.

Mary-Anne and Bill Collins of Raleigh, NC create whimsical sculptures that are made with clay, fabric, and acrylic.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Off the Deep End
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: C19

Ruben Corzo of Wilmington, NC unites thin polyester cords and semi-precious stones in micro-macramé settings.

NC Artist

Michael Costello of Willis, VA hand carves hardwood and combines it with carved stone weights to create elegant kinetic sculptures.

  • Business Name: Costello Sculpture
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: A1

Sonya Coulson Rook of Raleigh, NC creates a rustic, organic, whimsical and playful line of jewelry with pieces that run the gamut of everything from easy to wear everyday to one of a kind wearable dioramas.

NC Artist

Kathleen Dautel of Raleigh, NC combines passions in architecture and metal-smithing to create modern jewelry in steel. Forms are both architecturally based and drawn from nature.

NC Artist

John Denis of Chula Vista, CA layers glass and acrylic in a hand carved form by heating and cooling the surfaces, coining the process as slow fused glass.

Julia Dressler of Clarksville, VA creates artistic “Americana” photography depicting life in the mid 1900s, featuring vintage vehicles, country stores, filling stations & fragments of life during that time period.

Kevin Duval of Wilmington, NC creates kinetic sculptures using a unique blend of hand crafted metals and found mechanical components.

NC Artist

John Elliot of Holly Springs, NC plays with the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic elements, resulting in images which echo natural forms, but with a mechanical twist, all executed in acrylic or other traditional media.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Zendustria
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: C66

Ashley Enders of Angier, NC makes handmade, one-of-a-kind products using irresistible fabric combinations, crafted from original patterns.

NC Artist

Tom Eriksen of Avon, NC presses skate board deck veneers together, carves down through the veneers then applies three coats of water-based poly urethane.

NC Artist

Brian Evans is a potter from Wilmington, NC who creates utilitarian and sculptural ceramics using wheel and hand-building techniques. His glazes emulate weathered and eroded surfaces.

NC Artist

Linda and Jim Farley of Durham, NC combine scroll and saw art, and wood burning to make their works.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

  • Business Name: Mermaid Arts
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: SB-9

Randie Felts of Clarksville, VA creates handwoven apparel, accessories and garments using natural fibers such as rayon, silk, alpaca/ silk blend and cotton.

Paul Flack of Smyrna, GA uses an airbrush to stain Venetian plaster with water-soluble graphite and a resin finish.

Amy Fletcher of Hillsborough, NC is inspired by music and works in oil with cold wax to increase luminosity and build color layers within nature-based or abstracted paintings. Sgraffito and etching are used to create depth and texture within each piece.

NC Artist

Guy Fouvo and Germain Ekamby of Alpharetta, GA handcraft wooden sculptures that are used to amplify music played from phones and other devices.

  • Business Name: Mangobeat
  • Media: Wood
  • Booth: C16

Paul Freundt of Talking Rock, GA makes sculptural furniture ranging from chairs and tables to small items like candle holders and vases. He uses mostly in metal, with some wood and stone, with various finishes from brushed to patinated and oxidized.

Kazuko Fuller of Chesapeake, VA creates unique artwork and jewelry using wire, metal, and recycled materials.

Janet Gaddy of Brown Summit, NC uses a multi-level firing schedule to grow zinc crystals on the surface of wheel-thrown porcelain pots.

NC Artist

Anne Gaines creates her work from an intricate Reduction Linocut: hand-pulled relief prints in small editions using a linoleum plate carved with Japanese gouges. Water soluble ink is applied in layers from a single plate onto 90 lb hot press paper. A separate carving of and printing from plate for each color.

  • Business Name: Anne Gaines
  • Media: Printmaking
  • Booth: C13

Linda Gourley of Dry Fork, VA handcolors whimsical prints that utilize the printmaking techniques of Inaglio Etching and Collographs.

Maggie Grier of Irondale, AL paints layers using oil paint on canvas to create ethereal landscapes. She uses metal leafing instead of frames on the edges.

Avery Groves of Charlottesville, NC hand fabricates jewelry in 14kt and 18kt gold incorporating fine bezel-set gemstones and rare minerals.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: AG Jewelers
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: A27

Ruchi Gupta of Glen Allen, VA creates her own molds, then slip casts, paints, carves, and adds original screen prints and/or decals to her ceramic works.

Tessa Guze of Durham, NC paints with oil on stretched canvas. Most work is done for commissions, usually pet portraits, using a photo for primary reference and a background that will work well with it.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: SB-10

Jenn Hales of Raleigh, NC creates her paintings by layering thin glazes of acrylic over birch panels.\

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Jenn Hales
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: B24

Charity Hall of Blacksburg, VA celebrates biodiversity while supporting environmental conservation. She uses traditional metalsmithing and enameling techniques, incorporating recycled sterling silver, gemstones, vitreous enamel, salvaged museum specimens, and fossils.

Morgan Harris of High Point, NC creates handcrafted porcelain clay pottery with Macro-Crystalline glaze. Pieces include vases, bowls, mugs, oil candles, and soap pumps.

NC Artist

Bynum Hartman of Belews Creek, NC creates by hand with no assistant wood bowls and boxes, and laser cuts wood Christmas ornaments and wall frames.

NC Artist

Erin Hathaway of Durham, NC creates handwoven chainmaille jewelry and accessories in a variety of metals, colors, and patterns.

NC Artist

Jean Havet of San Francisco, CA designs and handcrafts jewelry of Sterling silver, brass and copper, with a specialty in bracelets. Other designs include rings, earrings and one-of-a-kind antique coin pendants.

  • Business Name: J.M HAVET
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: B23

Dolores Hayes of Durham, NC creates wheel thrown decorative and functional ceramics using different techniques to provide texture and layers.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

Kelvin Henderson of Suitland, MD uses acrylic paints in bold primary colors to create abstract images on canvas.

Meredith Hill of Richmond, VA hand prints screen prints of her own illustrations and photographs. Her inks are mixed by hand creating unique colors for each print, and are environmentally friendly and water based.

Chris Hobe of Braselton, GA All artwork is completed using acrylic and spray paint on handcrafted framed wood panels. All patterns within the work are done utilizing hand-cut stencils and spray paint. The iconic imagery used is reflecting historical pop culture mixed in with current pop culture trends.

  • Business Name: ART REVOLTS
  • Media: Painting
  • Booth: C38

Jeehyun Hoke of Chapel Hill, NC primarily paints her whimsical artworks with watercolors and uses other materials to create texture.

NC Artist

Lorri Honeycutt of Austin, TX captures whimsical and humorous macro photography created by posing miniature figurines in clever settings.

Kathleen Hunt of Conway, SC creates kaleidoscopes of fused and stained glass inspired by found objects.

Claire Jacobs of Raleigh, NC creates hand-fabricated forms that explore pattern and color juxtapositions. Materials allow her to accent the sculptural quality of small, fabricated forms.

NC Artist

Carrie Jacobson of Wachapreague, VA makes big, bright, and evocative landscapes, cow-scapes, florals and figurative pieces using a palette knife and bold oils.

Doreen Jakob of Durham, NC ceramics combine her passion for clay and textiles. She uses textiles (vintage laces, crochet, embroidery) as well as other post-consumer products (linoleum, packaging, natural materials) to create unique textures and impressions on clay.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

  • Business Name: Doora
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: SB-6

Jenni James of Durham, NC uses classic and unique designs to make bold statement pieces for everyday wear.

NC Artist

Kimberly Kearney of Raleigh, NC creates hand-woven beaded jewelry composed of glass seed beads, crystals and pearls. Components are woven together in patterned or free-formed styles.

NC Artist

Steven Kelly of Wilmington, NC uses influences from traditional Asian ceramics, contemporary American design, typography, and street art. Using typographical elements as well as references to graffiti, he creates abstract compositions made of mid-range porcelain.

NC Artist

Jinsong Kim of Seagrove, NC creates hand thrown vessels painted with underglazes and carved vessels with multiple glazes applied to the surface.

NC Artist

Dana King of Durham, NC all are made of quality materials, paper, acrylic and Swarovski crystals, made to withstand years of enjoyment.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

  • Media: Paper
  • Booth: SB-3

Susan Kopkind of Cary, NC creates one of a kind coiled and scalloped fabric bowls by applying different colorful batik fabrics to cotton clothesline and then using a zigzag stitch to coil the fabric into various bowl shapes and sizes.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Su-Di Designs
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: C4

Catherine Kramer of Hillsborough, NC creates decorative and functional gourds that are embellished with fibers, beads, inks, dyes, and carvings.

NC Artist

Eduardo Lapetina of Chapel Hill, NC creates colorful abstract paintings with interesting textures and surfaces.

NC Artist

David Leach of Chiefland, FL has scuba dived in 35 countries and these are the pictures to prove it. He uses film, a mechanical camera, medium format, underwater housing, and strobe lights and then develops film for maximum color and mattes and frames each image in his studio.

  • Business Name: Look Out Below
  • Media: Photography
  • Booth: C23

Matthew Leavell of Foster, VA makes works made of painted steel, often using salvaged and upcycled components, creating colorful, whimsical, and unique pieces suitable for permanent indoor or outdoor display.

Eric Leland of Baltimore, MD is an illustrator and print maker who views his work as artful ephemera.

Andria Linn of Durham, NC paints Bright, vibrant paintings using acrylic paint and mediums on canvas.

NC Artist

Andrew Lonon of Durham, NC hand sculpts his works with water based clay, then casts the pieces in Hydrostone – making them finished and ready to hang.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: House Carl
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: A29

Suzanne Love of Raleigh, NC cuts, sands, shapes, and cleans copper shapes, then sifts powdered glass on the surface and fires the piece in a kiln. This starts a multi-step, experimental, process of layering and firing multiple times to obtain the depth and separation of color.

NC Artist

Robin Macek of Wilmington, NC uses a variety of materials to make hand-sewn and micro macrame gemstone bracelets, watches, and cuffs.

NC Artist

Jeannie Maddox of Dothan, AL paints larger than life photorealistic oils of swimmers and urban scenes based on her own photographs.

Andre Maiwald of Perkasie, PA creates one of a kind handmade unique birdhouses, figure and wood work from natural local wood.

Roberta Marasca of Pittsboro, NC utilizes techniques of chasing, fusing, and forging to set unusual stones and objects in silver, gold, and copper.

NC Artist

Lauren Markley of Raleigh, NC creates sculptural jewelry with sterling silver, wood, textile, enamel, and paint.

NC Artist

Albert Massey of Norfolk, VA designs and makes wood boxes, vases, bowls, and sculptures.

  • Business Name: Massey Woodworking
  • Media: Wood
  • Booth: A7

Mary May of Raleigh, NC creates jewelry out of torch fired enamel which uses a special blending technique that combines oxidized copper and glass pigments to create colorful patterns.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: M2 Gems
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: B35

Richard McCollum of Bryn Athyn, PA creates wooden kitchenware using cherry and other wood designs that are free form cut on a band saw, drilled, and drum sanded, then finished with bees wax and mineral oil. Both right and left hand utensils are available.

Betty McKim of Raleigh, NC creates jewelry primarily made from sterling silver and is accented with colorful genuine gemstones, patinas and gold.All pieces are fabricated by hand using traditional metalworking techniques.

NC Artist

Mary Meglaughlin of Cary, NC uses a top coat needle felted over a wire armature to produce movable sculptures of various creatures and critters.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Art Felt Critters
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: A8

Yvonne Miller of Snellville, GA uses a combination of vintage papers, acrylic and texture paint, transfers, and thread. The work she creates is inspired by nature, travel and her heritage (raised in the South by an Asian Mom and an American Dad).

  • Business Name: Y. Miller Art
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: C18

William Moore of Burlington, NC uses traditional methods and tools to carve animals from a variety of woods.

NC Artist

Edward Morris of Andersonville, TN uses traditional blacksmithing techniques to forge decorative items such as tools, furniture and sculptures.

  • Business Name: Lazy M Forge
  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Booth: D6

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

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Lonebrook Pottery
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: B14

Karin Neuvirth of Durham, NC uses a palette knife to create textured, expressionistic works. She mixes all of my colors from only primaries and uses a broken color technique to suggest energy and movement.

NC Artist

Adrienne Oates of Asheville, NC paints her favorite places in Durham and other areas she has grown a love for.

NC Artist

Julie Olson of Durham, NC incorporates media such as stained glass, metal-smithing, and lamp-working into her clay works.

NC Artist

Susan Owens of Roper, NC creates batik silk scarves using brush wax designs and by crinkling the silk off the frame, and by using one or more dyes.

NC Artist

Ginnie Parrish of Cary, NC creates intricate designs using polymer clay along with beads, wire, metal leaf, and charms.

NC Artist

Molly Pasca of Durham, NC creates both functional and decorative contemporary porcelain that is wheel-thrown and hand-built.

NC Artist

Robert Pell of Hillsborough, NC creates welded bowls and string instruments from motorcycle gears and antique wrenches.

NC Artist

  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: C8

Lanny Pelletier of Cape Carteret, NC creates pieces of wheel thrown stoneware with some sculpted additions.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Pelletier Art & Pottery
  • Media: Clay
  • Booth: B11

Jeff Pender of Moorsville, NC makes sculptures consisting of two parts; stands and totems. The stand and main form are made from white earthenware, gold luster, and iron wash. The totems are interactive with each block moving independently from one another and made from white earthenware, glass, wood, steel.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Jeff Pender Ceramics
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: B28

Jack Pine of Columbus, OH hand blows glass at 2000 degrees using use layers of colored enamels and precious metals, and no paints at all during the process.

Paul Ray of Star, NC handcrafts stoneware glazed with oxblood and wood ash. He specializes in dinnerware and serving pieces.

NC Artist

Sadarryle Rhone of Wake Forest, NC adapts traditional paper bead making methods to create jewelry and artwork that features paper beads.

NC Artist

Bruce Rosen of Millers Creek, NC creates furnishings for the home from a variety of fine hardwoods and original designs.

NC Artist

David Roswell of Durham, NC makes functional, wheel thrown stoneware pottery. His work is high-fired in reduction and soda with a sprayed glaze finish.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

John Russell of Linden, VA creates lathe-turned wood pieces with inlaid semiprecious stone, inlaid pewter, applied gold and silver wire as well as writing instruments made of exotic wood that are cast with feathers, snakeskin, and circuit boards.

Nancy Ryall of Oxford, NC creates works in 14k gold, diamonds, gemstones and Tahitian pearls, using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as forging with a hammer and anvil, soldering, forming, piercing and texturing.

NC Artist

Frank Saggus of Watkinsville, GA creates functional, one of a kind birdhouses built from salvaged lumber and found objects.

Allison Schroeder of Madison Heights, VA creates jewelry with sterling silver as well as some copper brass, gold elements, and gemstone cabochons using traditional metal-smithing techniques.

Rufus Seder of Waltham, MA creates Cinespinners and Lifetiles, which are hand-crafted optically animated artworks. Cinespinners are silk-screened onto acrylic and Lifetiles are hand cast glass tiles that are sand blasted and kiln fired.

Petty Shephard of Kingsport, TN uses all dyes natural from flowers & nuts to weave baskets from the bottom up, adding and interchanging straws to create different designs and sizes. Baskets are finished with leather handles for easy carrying.

  • Business Name: The African Hut
  • Media: Basketweaving
  • Booth: A3

Charlie Smith of Roanoke, VA photographs scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Jason Smith of Hillsborough, NC uses reclaimed steel and copper to make large and small metal sculptures.

NC Artist

Karen Smith of Charlotte, NC creates jewelry using a variety of different metal-smithing techniques and materials. Some surfaces are textured and/or embellished with enamels

NC Artist

Nelson Smith of Rocky Mount, NC primarily works with stainless steel, copper, sterling silver, bronze and brass to create sculptures that utilize welding, acetylene welding, soldering and brazing methods.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Nelson R Smith Metal
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: A24

Cindy Snow and her husband James Young of Youngsville, NC use silver-smithing, cold connections, resin, and enameling to create jewelry from antique watch parts, vintage finds and items found in nature such as dragonfly wings. They have also created sterling silver pieces with semi-precious stones, dinosaur bone, Fordite and other unique finds.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: CinTinque
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: A26

Chatchakorn Sonday of Blythewood, SC handcrafts lifelike flower arrangements using fine, white Thai clay.

Andy Stivers of Hapeville, GA handcrafts sculptural steel fire pits and accessories. He uses recycled, reclaimed and found materials to make his pieces, employing traditional and non-traditional welding and forging methods.

Jason Stoddart of Cookeville, TN documents “America’s Leftovers” by finding forgotten objects that tell a story.

Nataliya Strumila of Greensboro, NC sculpts jewelry inspired by nature by using stainless steel wires and semi-precious gems to make flower and berry bunches.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Art Island
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: D1

Darcelle Szeremi of Hillsborough, NC fabricates sterling silver with gold, brass and copper accents. She will then chase, forge, or repoussé the piece with semi-precious cabochons and freshwater pearls, creating almost exclusively one of a kind pieces.

NC Artist

  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: A34

Matt Tomko of Durham, NC uses a variety of techniques to create nature and wildlife paintings.

NC Artist

Barry Udis of Chapel Hill, NC has photography that is predominantly digital and landscapes, but also continues to use film and find interest in various subject matter, such as still life, figurative, and cityscapes.

NC Artist

Antanas Ulevicius of St. Petersburg, FL uses hand-built stoneware and porcelain to create sculptures with copper slips that are decorated, glazed, and fired in oxidation.

Mark Van de Bogart of Bronson, FL uses evolving design concepts to create jewelry that enhances precious and semi-precious stones.

Elisa Vargas of Atlanta, GA designs and makes jewelry using Chalcedonite, Mother of Pearl, labradorite, amathyst, garnet, coral and fresh water pearls. Her pieces are decorated with Swarovski Crystal pieces and marcasites, with base metals of sterling silver or oxidized bronze.

  • Business Name: Elisa M. Vargas
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: B34

Jill Wagoner of Fuquay-Varina, NC creates silk clothing and accessories using paint and water with unique prints that are impossible to duplicate.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: Wagoner Studios
  • Media: Fiber
  • Booth: B9

L Jamal Walton of Durham, NC creates hand drawn pen and ink illustrations, comic pages and strips, full color illustrations, and full color computer drawn images and prints.

A 2017 Rising Art Star

Heather Washburn of Chapel Hill, NC reurposes materials and turns them into accessories that are unique, using a combination of hand cutting, punching, stringing, sewing, and printing. Most folks wouldn’t make jewelry from dental chairs, but she isn’t most folks!

NC Artist

Ian Wegener of Charlotte, NC hand dyes, stains, paints and reworks various woods, from different sources repurposed and refurbished, into unique wall hanging sculptures.

NC Artist

Angela Welti of Okemos, MI knots, crochets, wrap, and sews her designs by hand using silk/nylon blend cord and repurposed stones, silver, wood, and crystal.

  • Business Name: BJ Creations
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: D11

Myron Whitaker of Kannapolis, NC creates wheel thrown and altered pottery, raku fired with bold glazes.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: clayplay
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Booth: C20

Wendy Wilkins of Durham, NC creates vibrant, nature-inspired paintings using alcohol ink. Her prints are also used to create trivets, trays, and other household items.

NC Artist

Annie Grimes Williams of Winston-Salem, NC uses traditional metalsmithing techniques such as shell forming and enameling, but with a contemporary organic style. Her influence comes from her love for the natural world, and she enjoys pushing the limits of techniques and materials to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.

NC Artist

  • Business Name: CopperTide
  • Media: Jewelry
  • Booth: D12

Marie Wright of Pittsboro, NC creates crystalline glazed porcelain pottery.

NC Artist

Stacey Wright of Gainesville, GA creates colorful, whimsical paintings on a ceramic “canvas”.

Sompit Xia of Granite Falls, NC uses recycled cans to hand craft airplane models. With over 80 different models, the planes are each unique and cut, formed, and assembled with precision and artistry.

NC Artist

Hsiang-Ting Yen of Raleigh, NC creates jewelry with an aesthetic inspired by watercolor paintings, Art Nouveau era, and organic, sculptured modern forms.

NC Artist

Anabella Zagura of Durham NC creates hand-forged jewelry using primarily the anticlastic raising technique, and uses sterling silver, gold, and gemstones.

NC Artist