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The Mighty Vignettes

Featuring 34 Artists

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21st, 6:30-9:00p

Exhibition: Wednesday, April 19th - Saturday, July 8th, 2017

WEST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR:

Saturday, May 13th - Sunday, May 14th (11:00a - 6:00p) / Saturday, May 20th (2:30p - 6:00p) / Sunday, May 21st (11:00a - 6:00p)

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The Mighty Vignettes is a microcosm of the beauty of what is possible when interior furnishings & artwork is crafted by Austin artists. Each small staged scene within The Mighty Vignettes will involve 6-12+ artists.

Featuring 34 Artists: Adam Saltzer (Lucky Fish Designs) for Austin Custom Rustics, Anna Ganina, Art by Scarlett, Benjamin Soap Company, Bryan Macilko, Emily Dunn with Boho Grit, Carla Hughes, Chloé Jane, Dane Gudde with Gudde Co., Dréa Peters, Edgeworks Design, Evan Horn, Evan Runyon, Hallie Rae Ward, Heidi Miller Lowell, Holly C. Edwards, Jacob LaPan, Jonathan Grider, Kaijuju Designs, Karen Woodward, Katie Cowden, Laura Poll with Weaving Arts Austin, Marjorie Moore, Neeka Allsup, Nevena Bentz, Orlando Sanchez, Reclaimed Wood ATX, Robert Calloway, Rosemary Allen, Sailing Adrift Studios, Sean Sczepanik, Sheila Fox, Todd Shepherd, & Zanny Adornments.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

(Here's a taste of each artist. We will be updating with exhibition pieces soon!)

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Adam Saltzer (Lucky Fish Designs) for Austin custom rustics

"Tusk"

Black Walnut with maple inlay | 24” x 43” x 16.5” | $2500

"Tusk" was my first design following a three month creative walkabout into the world of hand tool only woodworking, and upon returning to the machine-centric world, it became vital to me to incorporate the intimate tradition of hand-cut joinery in my work. This piece explores the strength of the mortise and tenon joint through the transfer of force along a series of load-bearing joints. The live-edge center leg points to the importance of working with the natural fibers in the wood to achieve the strongest form and function. This is my first gallery entry, and I am thrilled to be able to display this piece at Art for the People!

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Anna Ganina

"Wish You Were Here"

Marble powder, paint on canvas | 36” x 48” | $1850

Wish You Were Here was inspired by a lack of inspiration. I had an artistic block for a few weeks. I was walking around my art room, staring at an empty canvas, looking for inspiration and getting frustrated with my inability to paint anything.At some point Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd came on the radio, and I interpreted the song as wishing for a muse. So the painting in a way is a self portrait of me starring at an empty canvas wishing for inspiration.

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Art by Scarlett

"Beautiful Chaos"

Acrylic on canvas | 24" x 36” | $450

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Benjamin Soap Company

"Taking Time"

Bath salt tubes filled with a mixture of sea salts, organic dried flowers and essential oils | $7.50 each

I am inspired by the beauty in nature, the simple things that go unnoticed and in the simplicity of taking time to relax. In this series "taking time" I wanted to create something unique that focuses on the beauty found in nature and the importance of taking time for yourself.

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Bryan Macilko

"Red-toed frog in Amapas"

Encaustic over board | 18”x24” | $650

There's a vitality and a hum of life in a jungle that I tried to convey in this work. The frog appears to barely contain its energy and seems to want to leap out from the canvas.

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"Conchas Chinas Beach"

Encaustic over board | 12" X 12” | $450

There are very few isolated beaches in a tourist-friendly town like Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is one of the few not visited by cabs or buses and seems to be more for the pleasure of locals and it is lovely.

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"Koi"

Encaustic over board | 4" x 4” | $95

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Carla Hughes

"Mind The House"

Ceramic | 3.75” x 9.5” x 5” | $150

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"Mind Your House"

Ceramic | 17” x 6” x 6” | $250

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"Mind Your House II"

Ceramic | 15” x 6” x 9” | $300

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Chloé Jane

"Echeveria"

Watercolor & Graphite | 14” x 14” | $400

I love drawing and painting plants, especially succulents! I snapped a photo of this Echeveria for painting reference at East Austin Succulents, a local plant shop specializing in succulents and cacti. There are many types of Echeveria, they are native to the semi-desert areas of Central America, Mexico, and South America and are named after Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, an 18th century botanical artist and naturalist.

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Dane Gudde with Gudde Co.

"Modern Barstool, in Mahogany"

Mahogany | 46” x 15” 15” | $399

While this sleek and modern barstool may look simple, the subtle details give a nod to the attention and detail-minded design. The back legs splay out, giving a subtle yet appealing design touch to match the angle of the backrest. While the seat tapers from front to back of the chair, set in-between the back frame, for a clean and fitted seat. The chair is made from 1" steel, finished in a matte black powder coating, complimented by a beautiful Old-Growth Mahogany seat and inset backrest. Meticulously crafted by hand from start to finish, this is one barstool that will last a lifetime. (The Modern Barstool and Modern Dining Chair are part of the same design set)

(Also available for order in 30” bar height)

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Modern Dining Chair, in Walnut

Walnut | 33.5” x 15.5” 15” (seat - 18” T) | $375

As one of the first pieces made from Dane’s self-milled lumber stock, this table holds Austin history. The table features a heavily cracked Live Oak top, filled with black epoxy, on a matte black, powder coated steel base. The Live Oak top came from a fallen tree in the North Austin neighborhood of Oak Ridge and was milled over Memorial Day weekend in 2016, by Dane himself. The tree had succumbed to Oak Wilt 2-3 years prior and the owner of the property had it removed as a safety precaution. The tree was a registered as a "heritage tree” with the City of Austin. While the tree may have died, it lives on as this one-of-a-kind coffee table.

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North Austin Live Oak Heritage Coffee Table

Live Oak | 40” x 21” x17” | $1350

As one of the first pieces made from Dane’s self-milled lumber stock, this table holds Austin history. The table features a heavily cracked Live Oak top, filled with black epoxy, on a matte black, powder coated steel base. The Live Oak top came from a fallen tree in the North Austin neighborhood of Oak Ridge and was milled over Memorial Day weekend in 2016, by Dane himself. The tree had succumbed to Oak Wilt 2-3 years prior and the owner of the property had it removed as a safety precaution. The tree was a registered as a "heritage tree” with the City of Austin. While the tree may have died, it lives on as this one-of-a-kind coffee table.

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Old Growth Mahogany Illusion Side Table

Live Oak | 19.75” x 19.75” x 24” | $700

Mahogany has always been regarded as the “wood of royalty” and this side table speaks to this in every form. The top is made from salvaged Old-Growth Honduran Mahogany, from the legendary logging rivers of Belize, and fixed on a sheen white, powder coated steel frame. The mahogany top came from trees originally harvested between 1700-1940, but forgotten in a river for decades until being salvaged in recent years. This unique and beautiful mahogany was allowed to grow naturally, undisturbed for centuries before being harvested. This gives a much different look and figure than Mahogany available today which is plantation grown and harvested as soon as it’s reached a minimum size. The shape combination of the top and base display a unique optical illusion which can be seen when looking at the table from an angle. This is sure to catch the eye of anyone in the room.

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"Walnut Cantilever Table

Walnut slab with

Red Oak base

28” x 48” 17” $2500

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"Z-Frame Barstool, In Walnut"

Walnut | 15” x 15” x 30” | $375

The Z-Frame Barstool was designed from an idea that simply... just came to Dane. Wanting to do something different, and away from traditional style seating, the Z-Frame stool took shape. The stool frame is made from reinforced 1” steel, finished with a matte black powder coating,and topped with a beautiful piece of Walnut.

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(Finish: Eco-friendly, all natural, VOC-free oil)

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Dréa Peters

"Lady" - SOLD

Brass, Maine driftwood, handspun & hand dyed yarns | 8” x 12” | $125

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Edgeworks Design

"Beacon of Propensity"

Oil on wood | 8" x 8” | $450

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"The Nocturnal Native"

Salvaged Industrial Hardware | 6.5” x 10” | $850

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Emily Dunn with Boho Grit

Plaster and plants | 3.5” x 8” | $115 - SOLD

I grew up in a home filled with my mom's rock collection and plants left from my grandfather's nursery in 'emojis, TN. I didn't think much of it until I started to fill my own home with crystals and plants and saw my own home transforming into my childhood home and my grandparents' home. These planters seem like a natural progression of a lifelong obsession, and I love how they marry the unthinkably old fruits of the earth with the brand new.

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Evan Horn

4D Dwell

Porcelain | 9” x 9” x 7” | $715

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Evan Runyon

"Julienne" - SOLD

Acrylic on wood panel | 24” x 36” | $500

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"Tall Grass"

Acrylic on wood panel | 16” x 32” | $300

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Hallie Rae Ward ( HRW Designs)

Hallie Orb: Stay Cool

Mixed Media | 12” diameter | $395

Create the vibe, be the vibe. Let this “Stay Cool” orb create space for communication and positive energy in your zone. Flow with the blues, calming like water. Enjoy yourself under the positive light.

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"That’s What It’s All About Lifestyle Pillows"

Digital print on fabric | 16” x 16” | $60 each

These pillows are inspired by and come from a painting I did called, “That’s What It's All About.” It embraces the overall inspirations I have throughout my life. My motto is ‘Life is good’. It's important to absorb your surroundings, including the people involved, landscapes, and experiences. All of these things are what make me who I am. One must learn to embrace what they have in their lives, or become aware of what they would like their lives to be.

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You & Me: Coming Out of Our Shells

Mixed Media | 16” x 20” x3” | $450

The longer you get to know someone, the more you become your own self. The more you feel there is a judgement-free zone between the two of you, the more confident you become, and you can truly have the mental freedom to express yourself. When you build this type of relationship, you can say what you want, whether it is being silly, or bringing up a matter that needs to be discussed. Communication is the key to being able to come out of our shells.

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"You & Me: Hot & Cold"

16" x 20" | Mixed media | $450

In all personal relationships, whether they are between friends, family members, or companions, we have our ups and downs. Particularly with those you are close with, you are going to inevitably experience the hot and cold periods. Having these experiences is what makes us closer and accepting. People may say and even believe that they will be with you no matter what happens, but life has shown us that nobody and no relationship is perfect, and you are always going to have to decide whether you can accept that fact in both you and the other person.

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You & Me: Time Will Tell

Mixed Media | 16” x 20” x 3” | $450

The true test of a relationship is time. Time will always tell. You have ups and downs with people, but time will determine if it is a good fit or not. At one point, you will decide whether a relationship is worth it or not. Are you willing to accept that person for who they are, and vice versa, or are they going to make the change you would like in order to make the relationship stand the test of time?

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Heidi Miller Lowell

"Atown"

Watercolor on paper | 11” x 9” | $150

Atown is inspired by the ever changing skyline of our evolving and growing city. Our little Texas oasis on the river is a special in the hearts of folks far and wide. I am proud to call this city home for over 20 years.

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Holly C. Edwards

"Invisible Sight for Sore Eyes"

Watercolor, ink, and colored pencil | 17” x 11” | $200

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"The Micro Reef"

Watercolor, ink, and colored pencil | 11” x 17” | $200

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I am a visual story-teller, and the beauty of working with watercolor because it can either be very tightly controlled, or can do whatever it wants.

The watercolor tell me what to draw by the shapes and curves the pigment creates while it dries. I have always been fascinated with the different types of animals that exist on our planet, both present and past, so I try to illustrate images and scenes of animals that create an individual narrative in the viewer's mind.

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Jacob LaPan

"Prismatic Serenity"

Acrylic, paint sharpie, on canvas | 30” x 40” | $900

Inspired from the window view of an airplane, while looking over the top of the clouds as the sun shines bright over them in the late afternoon.

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Jonathan Grider

Tribute

Acrylic on canvas | 54” x 38” | $5,900

This piece was created as a tribute, paying homage to some of the great and significant periods of painting history. I had an idea to create a painting within a painting within a painting, and that idea developed into a time portal of sorts. I wanted to avoid portraying any particular artist’s likeness, so I instead created generalized characters from my imagination, based on thorough research of each time period I was trying to portray. I am the creator of the entire piece, so I painted myself as the artist in the 21st Century. Moving further into the painting is the portrait of the old man on the stool, which depicts the artist in an environment around the turn of the 20th century. The artist is working on a painting that depicts a scene further back in the early 19th century, with the bearded artist critiquing his own work. The painting continues to move further into the center and further back in time with every frame portraying items and styles unique to each era. The painting continues to move back in time with the golden age painter working in the mid 17th century, then progresses to the high renaissance, then to the mid 15th century, then to byzantine art, and finally to the earliest known forms of painting.

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Kaijuju Designs

Identity Crisis

Mixed media | 3” x 3” x 5.5” | $250

Materials: Polymer clay, liquid clay, glaze, pastels, wire, resin, cardboard, aluminum foil, cupcake liner. As a kid, try as I might, I could never seem to create truly horrifying monsters. They always looked, well...cute. Identity Crisis is my adult resolution to a childhood conundrum: an adorably duplicitous, creaturely confection.

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"Punycorns"

Polymer clay | $15 each

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Karen Woodward

"Crazy Mom"

Oil on canvas & flame worked glass | 16” x 20” | $500

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Katie Cowden

"Mermaid Mirror"

Mixed media decorations | 10” x 10” | $150

I've always found that spending time in or near water is simultaneously calming and inspiring. Mermaids are my favorite mythological creature.

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Laura Poll with Weaving Arts Austin

Wool, cotton, metallic thread (Black with metallic inlay)

96cm x 35cm | $150

Inspired by the precision of woodworking.

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Cotton, synthetic metallic (Loose off-white gold metallic)

122cm x 70cm | $225

Winter in Austin

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Wool, cotton, rayon, metallic (Pink Banner)

400cm x 39cm | $300

Meditation on friendship

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Cotton, synthetic metallic (Plum and gold cloth)

430cm x 40cm | $250

Meditation on solitude

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Wool, cotton (Black/ Gray nubby cloth)

460cm x 43cm | $190

Meditation on emptiness

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Cotton, wool, metallic (Green and pink cloth)

155cm x 40cm | $175

Inspired by Eiji Jo my teacher in Osaka

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Rayon, cotton, metallic (Purple, yellow, & gold cloth on black warp)

194cm x 28cm | $95

Exploring the interaction between soft pastels and black.

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Cotton, wool (Brown textured cloth)

58cm x 40cm | $70

Inspired by buffalo.

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Cotton, wool, rayon (Multi-color banner on teal warp)

152cm x 35cm | $125

Woven with leftover warp and weft threads from completed projects.

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Cotton, wool, metallic, nylon (Neutral, light green cloth)

60cm x 36cm | $75

Inspired by sand dunes

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Cotton, wool, rayon (Dark neutral multi-color on black warp)

60cm x 29cm | $65

Woven with leftover warp and weft threads from completed projects.

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Reclaimed cotton and silk threads (Long green mossy wall-hanging)

500cm x 55cm | $500

Transforming and giving new life to materials that would otherwise would be discarded.

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Marjorie Moore

"The Spring Iris Pillow"

Archival digital print on fabric | 20” x 20” | $225

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"The Spring Iris Scarf"

Archival digital print on modal | $125

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"The Spring Iris Wrap"

Archival digital print on modal | $325

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Iris Prismatica” is the welcome slender blue flag iris of spring. Often depicted in Japanese woodcuts, the iris motif influenced the 19th century art nouveau designs of the architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Using these references as a starting point I depicted the iris in watercolor and the combined media of ink stained mylar to create a new dimension of this often interpreted flower of spring.

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Neeka Allsup

"Bats"

Oil on canvas | 20” x 20” | $450

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"Little Chairs"

Oil on canvas | 5” x 7” | $75 each

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"Spine House"

Oil on canvas | 30” x 40” | $700

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"Two Chairs"

Oil & gold mica flakes on board | 36” x 30” | $1200

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"You Can’t Take Your Stuff With You..."

Oil on canvas | 18” x 24” | $225

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Nevena Bentz

"Presence"

Acrylic on canvas | 19” x 23” | $825

Animals, unlike humans, live fully in the now. Their presence draws us and invites us to do the same.

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"Those Below are Crazier (Cello)"

Acrylic on canvas | 19” x 23” | $2900

After Trump was elected president, I turned to art again to imagine a world (cellos, ballerinas, goats) that was beyond ours and could look at our craziness from above. It was a world I created in my imagination as a way to escape our own.

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Orlando Sanchez

"My Garden of Mountains"

Oil on panel | 8" x 8” | $175

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"Meditation Walk"

Oil on panel | 8" x 8” | $175

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Spalted Maple slice on hairpin legs

3’ diameter x 24” tall | $975

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Live edge Mulberry slab on hairpin legs

4’ wide x 25” deep x 30” tall | $600

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Rough sawn mixed hardwood table with epoxy resin finish on restaurant legs

5” wide x 30” deep x 29” tall | $600

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Robert Calloway

"Crossroads"

Acrylic, modeling paste, pouring medium on canvas | 12” x 36” | $700

Crossroads, is dynamic not only through the use of energetic colors but also through multiple layers. This acrylic painting creates a unique sense of depth by layering a non-toxic epoxy resin in between layers of paint. The pink and purple panel in the middle was constructed from modeling paste which was then painted and sandwiched between two resin layers. The depth is apparent when viewing the painting from the side or from the different shadows that dance across the piece throughout the day. This piece is truly unique and allows the viewer to become entranced by its beauty for minutes at a time. The non-toxic epoxy resin protects the painting from moisture as well as harmful UV light to ensure the best quality is preserved for many years.

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Rosemary Allen

"Hummingbird 1"

Acrylic + ink on wood | 12” x 12” | $250

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"Hummingbird 2"

Acrylic + ink on wood | 12” x 12” | $250

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"Hummingbird 3"

Acrylic + ink on wood | 12” x 12” | $250

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I have felt connected to and called to paint hummingbirds for many reasons. To me the series represents a life cycle. Hummingbirds represent finding the sweet nectars of joy in all areas of our life. H1 represents the past, our bones, and experiences that have made us who we are. H2 is our present self, shining brightly in our fullness, radiating light and choosing to show our true colors. H3 is our future, with only a glimpse or an outline of what lies ahead. I also see it as our inevitable future of dying and being reborn through the trees and nature. To me the painting acts as a reminder of how we are made from nature and how we will return to nature.

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Sailing Adrift Studios

Porcelain | $140

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Sean Sczepanik

"Mai Die"

Acrylic on wood | 18” x 23” | $320

Through acrylic paintings, he brings to life a dark comedy world of monsters, ghouls, and goblins typically descending into a bit of debauchery. He's inspired by street art, punk rock, Doug Stanhope, and Bukowski.

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Sheila Fox

"Clover I"

Alcohol ink on yupo paper | 20” x 30” | $425

ClovIntuition guides me when working with alcohol inks. Enticed from a single bottle/color of ink, dark green lines appeared creating a kind of surface or landscape. Thin shades of overlapping greens establish a soft and airy feel. Sunny yellows and perky pinks add detail and depth. The combined elements leave one feeling as if they are looking at a form that is breathing or able to move like water.

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Eggplant I

Alcohol ink on yupo paper | 20” x 30” | $425

Intuition guides me when working with alcohol inks. Enticed from a single bottle/color of ink, deep brown lines appeared along the edges of heavy green shapes. A brilliant gold outlined the entire form, uplifting the green and giving a lighter and more relaxing tone to the piece.

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"Juniper I"

Alcohol ink on yupo paper | 20” x 30” | $425

JunIntuition guides me when working with alcohol inks. Enticed from a single bottle/color of ink, a brilliant rose appeared along the edges of the larger purple areas. My work is often feminine inspired and the combination of color and shapes in this piece naturally create a sensual, feminine tone.

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Todd Shepherd

"Filled Full"

Acrylic on canvas | 12” x 16” | $250 each

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Spirit Quartz | $350 each

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