Artists Announced for Art Market at Wide Open Bluegrass 2014

We couldn’t be more excited about the talent we’re show casing at this year’s Art Market at Wide Open Bluegrass 2014. The list of artists is below, along with photos of their work and links to their sites.

The WOB art market is an intimate showcase, designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States. Local artists and craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience are encouraged. The World of Bluegrass event will attract over 6,000 national and international traditional music performers, presenters, and fans — in addition to over 75,000 local attendees anticipated for the two-day Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

We look forward to seeing all of these artists October 3 and 4, between the Martin Street and Hargett Street block in Downtown Raleigh, as apart of Wide Open Bluegrass 2014.

Heather Leigh Designs
Heather Baldwin
Heather Leigh Designs
Richlands, NC
heatherleigh-designs.com

Unique, handcrafted jewelry from Heather Leigh Designs. Located in Eastern NC, Heather Leigh Designs creates jewelry and custom accessories made from semi-precious metals and stones. Some of the items Heather Leigh designs are upcycled to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Jim Barbour
Jim Barbour
ShopDog Turnery
Elon, NC
http://www.shopdogturnery.com

I make things for the joy of the making. I am careful to use only sustainable woods and food safe finishes for everything I make. If you find something you like you may purchase it here or, if you find something that triggers your creative juices, so much the better; I can and will make custom turnings using wood important to you or inlaying an important object in a custom turning.

Amy Barnard Fiber Leather
Amy Barnard
The Wayward Stitch
Raleigh, NC
http://www.facebook.com/thewaywardstitch

Handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind handbags. All clutches are made from vegan leather vinyl or vintage materials such as flour sacks, and aprons. Tote bags made from canvas, and cotton materials. Many bags are embellished with vintage and new buttons, zippers and other curios.

Allessandro Cagiati
Allessandro Cagiati
Vicious Circle Studios
New Bern, NC
http://northcarolinapottery.com

Handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind handbags. All clutches are made from vegan leather vinyl or vintage materials such as flour sacks, and aprons. Tote bags made from canvas, and cotton materials. Many bags are embellished with vintage and new buttons, zippers and other curios.

Rebecca Chaffee Violettes
Rebecca Chaffee
Violettes
Knoxville, TN
http://violettesbybecky.com

Our products are musical instrument-shaped purses and gig bags. They are an evening bag fashion statement, a unique everyday purse and a music gig bag. They are functional art designed by Becky C. in East Tennessee. We have the music handbags shown above in addition to Handmade Violin/Cello, and Banjo Purses. Our Guitar and Ukulele Purses are each hand painted by a Tennessee artist, with over 50 to choose from. Or, you can get a Bag DIY Guitar Purse for those who love to paint.

Sarah_Collier
Sarah Collier
The Charm School Dropout
Wilmington, NC
http://thecharmschooldropout.com

Generally Well Mannered Folks: Educators gone awry. Selling art-like products to the masses.

Ruben Corzo Jewelry
Ruben Corzo
AdaArt Jewelry
Wilmington, NC
http://www.AdaArtJewelry.blogspot.com

We employ ancient macramé and filigree techniques, semi-precious stones, fossils and seeds to make unique jewelry. Our products currently include necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, earrings and headbands.

Amy Friend Mixed Media
Amy Friend
Amy Draws
Raleigh, NC
http://amydraws.com

Hand embroidered silkscreen prints of birds in precarious situations. These prints are sold as stretched canvases, bags, pillows, t-shirts and more.

Peter Geiger
Peter Geiger
Peter Geiger Art
Cary, NC
http://petergeigerart.com

I create themed license plate guitars that pay tribute to musical legends, sports teams and more.

Jim_Goodwin
Jim Goodwin
Carolina Ships in Bottles
Charlotte, NC
http://carolinasib.com

Researching, carving, sanding and painting the one-of-a-kind ships, lighthouses and planes that end up in retired bottles of all shapes and sizes is a time intensive labor of love for Jim Goodwin. Ask pretty much anyone who knows him and they will tell you that Jim is rarely seen without some type of history book, carving tool, delicate piece of wood or paint brush in his patient hands.

Leigh Griffin Jewelry
Leigh Griffin
Ara Leigh Studios
Raleigh, NC
http://www.araleighstudios.com

Handcrafted necklaces and earrings incorporating Sea glass and semiprecious stones in silver.

Jenn Hales Painting
Jenn Hales
Patina by Jenn Hales
Raleigh, NC
http://www.JennHales.com

I work in acrylic paint on baroque wood panels. I use light-fast acrylics which I lay down in thin glazes and then varnish. A typical painting takes me 2 weeks to 1 month to create.

Bernard Huck
Bernard Huck
Jacob Bellecombette, France
http://www.bernardhuck.com
Kathy Johnson Jewelry
Kathy Johnson
The Bronze Flower
Zebulon, NC
http://www.thebronzeflower.com

Mixed metal jewelry using traditional metal smithing techniques including: etching, enameling, forging, and colorful, non-toxic patination, often combined with semi precious stones, leather and upcycled materials. Wearable art with a little bit of whimsy.

Ndidi Kowalczyk
Ndidi Kowalczyk
hothouse posey
Garner, NC
http://www.hothouseposey.etsy.com

I fabricate each piece you see. I really dig enamel, fibers, copper, found objects, sterling silver, brass, cold connections, soldering, paper, ceramic beads by Elaine Ray and so much more. I wouldn’t call myself a mixed-media artist…yet; I am working on it.

Eduardo Lapetina
Eduardo Lapetina
Chapel Hill, NC
http://www.eduardolapetina.com

Eduardo Lapetina is largely self-taught and constantly experiments in his studio. His ambition with his paintings is to use symbolic shapes and colors to express his deepest emotions and passion for life. This leads him to apply paint to the canvas in unusual ways — by pouring, splashing, dripping, and scratching. His paintings also require layers upon layers of paint to create a sensuous and turbulent surface texture that is as vital and as complicated as life itself.

Tim Lee Painting
Tim Lee
TimLeeArtwork
Cary, NC
http://www.timleeartwork.com

Low-Brow-Folk-Pop Original art created on carved wood, canvas, signed limited edition giclee prints, and hand-made screen printed apparel. Medium: Acrylic, Oil, Ink.

Heather Love Photography
Heather Love
Heather Love Photography
Greenville, SC
facebook.com/HLPhotographyGreenville

Black/white & sepia photography, matted/framed or printed on canvas. Frames: handmade, mats/glass are custom cut by a local framemaker. Images: digital but true to traditional technique – no adjustments made that could not be recreated in a traditional darkroom.

Glenn Mace Metal Wood
Glenn Mace
Woodworks Gallery
Mocksville, NC

Lathe turned vessels made of exotic and domestic hardwoods. Each is kiln-dried, highly sanded and lacquered. Most have a top that is either a turned wood finial or embellished with a fossil or found object. Platters may be carved additionally.

Stuart Madey Photography
Stuart Madey
MadeyArt
Raleigh, NC
http://www.madeyart.com

A few years ago I was looking through a book I had on the Blues. For fun and practice I started some drawings of these musicians. I first saw them as interesting character studies but as I worked on the drawings I began to think about more than just the interesting features and wanted to show the more personal nature of the subject, the reflection, the contemplation, and the intensity involved in their playing. In a lot of my work I am trying to create the “posed” look of these photographs but with color and maybe a more contemporary sensibility.

RitaRoykovitch
Rita M. & Rachael T. Roykovitch
INSPIRED by Rachael
Apex, NC
http://www.madeyart.com

A few years ago I was looking through a book I had on the Blues. For fun and practice I started some drawings of these musicians. I first saw them as interesting character studies but as I worked on the drawings I began to think about more than just the interesting features and wanted to show the more personal nature of the subject, the reflection, the contemplation, and the intensity involved in their playing. In a lot of my work I am trying to create the “posed” look of these photographs but with color and maybe a more contemporary sensibility.

Jenny Marsh Metal Wood
Jenny Marsh
Marsh Welding
Durham, NC
http://www.marshwelding.com

I create custom metal art for the home and garden, I have a variety of musical themed pieces created for this show.

Lealon McLeod Painting
Lealon McLeod
Lealon McLeod
Inman, SC

I do pen/ink/ and watercolor depicting rural America barns and buildings. I draw the pictures in pencil, then I ink them in, which is the longest process. I then paint thej pictures using water color. I also draw and paint nature scenes.

Dana Minette Clay Glass
Dana Minette
Dana Minette Studios
Bryson City, NC
http://www.facebook.com/danaminettestudio

I design and create stained glass in the Tiffany method of copper foiling. Some of the items I make are sun catchers, nightlights, 3-D whirls, lanterns and panels in a variety of themes. My themes include instruments, birds, animals, beach, and others.

Cynthia Mollenkopf Fiber Leather
Cynthia Mollenkopf
ARTiFELTs
Cary, NC
http://www.ARTiFELTs.com

Handmade Felt Artworks and Wearables including hats, scarves, purses, wallhangings.

Sally Mullikin
Sally Mullikin
Picea Studios
Raleigh, NC
https://www.etsy.com/shop/piceastudios

Original woodblock and linoleum block printing. These are hand drawn, hand carved and hand printed originals, not digitally reproduced.

Susan Owens Studio
Susan Owens
Susan Owens Studio
Roper, NC
http://www.susanowensstudio.com/
Candy Pegram Traditional Folk Art
Candy Pegram
Candy Pegram
Wilmington, NC
http://www.candypegram.com

My paintings tend to strike a random yet familiar chord that hopefully reminds us of our youths; when life was saturated with color and endless wonder.

Victoria Primicias
Victoria Primicias
Wake Forest, NC
http://www.arte-cera.com

I like to create art that resonates with the quieter, more reflective nature of our being. Voluminous clouds, lapping waves, or a stooped, solitary tree evoke a momentary desire for contemplation and solitude. It seeks to connect at a deeper level.

Jeff Lisa Ross Clay Glass
Jeff & Lisa Ross
Piedmont Pottery, Inc.
Apex, NC
http://www.piedmontpottery.com

We specialize in creating unique yet affordable hand-made functional and decorative pottery and jewelry items. Our pottery and jewelry creations incorporate and build upon design elements from a variety of cultures and styles. We utilize a variety of pottery firing techniques, including wood-fired, salt-glazed, soda-glazed, raku, electric kiln oxidation firing, and gas kiln reduction firing. While much of our work builds upon themes from Celtic mythology and Fantasy, we are also influenced by classical pottery forms and the traditions of North Carolina folk potters.

Eric Schreffler Painting
Eric Schreffler
rockstarcanvas
Goldsboro, NC
http://www.rockstarcanvas.com

The ability to fuse music into his art has given him a fantastic style that blends music and art. His works are created using several different Medias including airbrushing, stenciling, collage, and music all on canvas.

Curtis Sherrod
Curtis Sherrod
Curtis Blake Leather
Knightdale, NC
http://curtisblakeleather.com
Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith
tiny peepers
Raleigh, NC
https://www.etsy.com/shop/tinypeepers

Handmade gifts for your favorite people. If you have a banjo-loving sister, a mom with an airstream camper, or a bestie with the same banana seat bike as you when you were kids–you’ll find a little nostalgia, with a clean modern look in every design.

Lisa Stewart Fiber Leather
Lisa Stewart
Lisa Stewart Designs
Raleigh, NC
http://www.lisa-stewart.com

Lisa Stewart Designs is a multifaceted design studio founded and run by EC (Lisa) Stewart that creates beautiful and functional artwork which is all based on Lisa’s unique calligraphic illustration technique.

Audrey Valone
Audrey Valone
Bluestone Pottery
Raleigh, NC
http://www.lisa-stewart.com

Lisa Stewart Designs is a multifaceted design studio founded and run by EC (Lisa) Stewart that creates beautiful and functional artwork which is all based on Lisa’s unique calligraphic illustration technique.

Ken Vrana Painting
Ken Vrana
Ken Vrana Art
Cary, NC
http://www.kenvrana.com

Oil and Acrylic paintings on Wood Panel or Canvas depicting; Landscapes, Life Scenes and Whimsical compositions from the personality of the artist. Many painting techniques and styles are combined to create a realism feel.

Annette Winstead Fiber Leather
Annette Winstead
North Ridge Shoe and Luggage Repair Inc.
Raleigh, NC

Custom made leather belts, arm bans, leather accessories, guitar straps, cowhide rugs, etc.

Sean Zeph
Sean Zeph
Brushed-Up Bowls
Raleigh, NC
http://www.brushedupbowls.com

RALEIGH NC-BASED ART COMPANY WITH FAMOUS CLIENTELE, TURNING OLD VINYL RECORDS INTO HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE WORKS OF ART.