2024 Fine Art Fair & Sale

Saturday, June 8th, 10 am – 7 pm
Riverside Park

2024 Altra Artist Awards

Four Artspire Fine Art Fair and Sale artists can win cash awards up to $1,000. Altra Artist Awards winners are selected by a panel of jurors based on representative artwork displayed in their booths in the categories of originality, quality, and presentation. Winners will be announced and presented their awards at Artspire, on June 8, time: TBD.

Thank you Altra Federal Credit Union for tour support!

 

2024 Fine Art Fair & Sale Vendors

The Fine Art Fair will be located at Riverside Park on Saturday, June 8, 10am – 7pm

Andy & Jolene Rasmussen

Rasmussen Glass

The Rasmussens create fused glass art to reflect the vibrancy found all around us. By combining color, texture and visual depth we develop designs that are decorative and functional for the home. Many of their pieces involve custom murrini glass created in small batches in their studio.

Ann Prey

Ann Prey Jewelry

Ann’s work involves a variety of technical expressions. Hand formed and fabricated w/ a myriad of metals, semi-precious stones & pearls. Each piece is finished w/ an enameled embellishment at the closure that defines Ann’s work

Anne Plummer

Anne’s modern collection of pottery includes a range of functional pottery forms and unique animal and figure sculptures. Her pottery is simply glazed with saturated satin and gloss glazes and decorated with images of insects, animals, landscapes, and figures which inspire her work.

Ashley Neary

Red Lantern Leatherworks

Ashley finds meaning & value in creating pieces of strength, timelessness, & durability- an island in an ocean of fast & cheap fashion. Ashley works from whole cow hides & uses every square inch in creating lifetime wardrobe piece.

Beki Biesterfelt

Beki’s Custom Sewing

Beki’s creative process incorporates pre and post consumer fabric and fiber waste into wearable art and items for the home. Techniques used: natural dyeing, botanical printing with windfall leaves, boro stitching, braiding, beading, and felting.

Ben Richgruber

PECO Studios

Inspired by the flow of water, the flow of lava, and even the flow of ideas, Ben’s work explores the flow of hot glass. Using heat and gravity he creates unique patterns and designs on glass that is both decorative and functional.

Billie Stevens

Billie is an accomplished wire wrapping artist that is known for her exquisite craftsminship and innovative designs. She makeswearable art in metals such as sterling silver, gold, copper, and brass. Her jewlery includes vibrant local gemstones, crystals, and other captivating elements. Each piece is made with raw materials transformed into breathtaking jewlery.

Birdie McBride

Lake Superior Drift Co.

This collection was created to immortalize Lake Superior’s most enchanting masterpieces: driftwood. With hand-picked driftwood, stones, birch bark and other found objects, the McBrides create wall art, hanging art, and mosaics. Most of the collection is created with outdoor living in mind, while some pieces are more fragile and meant for inside.

Brenna Brom

Brenna’s artwork is bold, colorful and depicts playful nature-like themes. Using intricate black line detailing, she organizes these often-chaotic pieces into something magical and whimsical. She paints in acrylic on canvas and then professionally made into fine art prints. 

Constance W-Thompson

Constance Jewelry Design

Constance creates one-of-a-kind art jewelry using sterling, fine silver, brass, semi-precious stones, and miscellaneous and found materials. The artist has also incorporated leather, paper, resin, bone, stones, wood, and glass with sterling silver, fine silver, and other metals into works.

Cora Schomburg

Cora designs and creates unique cowhide/leather bags, everyday items and personal adornments from hand-picked whole hides by combining vivid colors, patterns and pleasing textures in functional pieces. Her work is inspired by the southwestern farming/ranching lifestyle but gives it a more quirky and colorful twist, transporting everyday use items into the realm of wearable art.

Cynthia Stuhr

CindyreeArts

Cynthia is a fluid artist using both acrylic and alcohol inks to create one of a kind fluid abstracts. Besides wood panels and canvas, pieces are  made by painting on tiles, small wooden boxes, resin charcuterie boards and trinket trays.

Darcy Johnson Skibba

Darcy creates beautiful acrylic landscapes and other paintings inspired from nature. Her paintings are based off of her own photos taken while traveling in different parts of the state and country.

David Boyette

David grows sunflowers and photographs them against a white background to create stunning digital photography prints of sunflower blooms.

David Pehl

Turners Ridge Wood Workz

Blending various species of wood to bring out the natural beauty of the wood, David creates one of a kind functional items for every day use. From cutting boards, to beautiful turned bowls, each piece is a work of art. 

Desiree Edge

DesArt Designs

Desiree draws inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, with their bright colors to attract the onlooker being a major influence of what the the artist was drawn to. The artist tries to find retro objects from the 80’s and create a look that emulates the pop art style.

Eastbank Artists

The Eastbank Artists showcase a varied selection of mixed mediums that range from oil painting, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture to ceramics from their juried collection. Their goal is to exhibit a coherent sampling of the Eastbank Association’s coulee region members.

Ed Bauman

Wooden Things and More

Ed Bauman makes functional and aesthetic items from native woods that are sustainably harvested, primarily on the artist’s farm, using various species of woods in an appealing manner. The artist’s goal is to produce items that are both functional and become keepsakes for buyers.

Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth creates stain glass art panels with a wide variety of subject matter. She likes to make fused glass components to add texture, and a unique quality to the original designs.

Gabriela Marvan & Andrea Ortega

Gabriela Marván’s work is sculpture made with a traditional technique from Mexico called “cartoneria”. Her artwork is inspired in nature and Gabriela’s roots. Andrea Works in embroidery to express deep emotion and memories of her roots and Mexican tierra.

Jackie Caprioli

Jackie is a Metalsmith who creates organic fine art jewelry, wearable in everyday life. She uses a variety of techniques to create rustic looking nature-inspired pieces. She primarily uses silver in varying forms & gauges, accenting with gold & other metals. Her work is thought through to create strength, depth, interest, and manage weight (ensuring earrings stay light and rings are strong). She fabricates using a jewelers saw, hammers and textured anvils to create a unique look.

Jason Kiley

One Eyed Cat Crafts

One Eyed Cat Crafts puts the “Fun” in “Functional Ceramics”. Each item is hand crafted with care and an eye for quality. The designs found on the work are what set aside the artist from others. Jason puts together imagery that is a throwback to the collector cups of the 80’s.

Jason Stuempges

Jason Ray Photography

The artist’s work reflects a love of the outdoors and the often subtle beauty that exists. For Jason, landscape photography is about taking time to appreciate the world around us. Life can be hectic, but photography always finds a way to center the artist. Jason’s hope is for others to take time to appreciate it as well. 

Jay Skranka

Wenonah Body Lab is an artisan crafter of all natural, small batch, handcrafted body care products and botanical perfumes made by real people using natural plant based ingredients featuring plastic-free packaging.  Our products are People Friendly & Earth Friendly. Products include all natural plant-based body lotions, hand creams, lip balms, shampoo and conditioner bars, aromatherapy candles, essential oil diffusers and more.

Jessica Curning-Kuenzi

Curning Jewelry

Jessica creates one of a kind chain maille jewelry using 100% stainless steel rings woven together one by one. The artist adds different sized rings, tiny chains, natural stones (some wire wrapped) and/or Swarovski crystals to create a original statement piece.

Jessie Solberg

Jessie’s work consists of a variety of pieces, including prints (relief, cyanotype, screen print, lithography, etc.), artist books, zines, and handmade paperworks, often centering themes of nature and mental health. In addition she offers blank handmade papers and hand bound books. By providing folks with blank substrates, she hopes to encourage her community to create.

Jill Johnson

RiverWinds Farm & Fiber

Jill Johnson creates original fiber art by shaping handmade wool felt into wall hangings, vessels and jewelry embellished with embroidery, beads, wire and found objects.

Joan Meyers

Created 2 Give

Created locally in the heart of the Driftless, Joan create’s stoneware pottery that is both functional and beautiful. Thoughtful design allows charcuterie boards to become hanging wall art when not in use and wine chillers can also be a vase or utensil holder.

Johanna Moldenhauer

Johanna Moldenhauer Art

Botanical and other natural inspired elements have deep roots in the artist’s work. Typically, Johanna forages many real flowers and leaves for impressions in the clay, and then use glazes to bring out muted colors within the pieces.

Jovy Rockey

Jovey Rockey Jewelry

Jovy crafts her jewelry using cold forging and connecting, wire working, and silversmithing techniques. She primarily works with sterling silver, brass, and gold. She often features precious and semi-precious gemstones in her pieces as well. Her collection primarily features earrings, necklaces, rings, and occasionaly braclets, brooches, and hair accessories. 

Kate Bauman

Kate Bauman Arts

Kate works with clay as a medium for sculptural forms and functional pottery. As a sculptor,  Kate is interested in interior structures, matrices, and repeated elements. As a potter, the artist enjoys a variety of forms and exploring how pieces hold volume, have balance, and attract visual interest through structure and surface.

Kelly Leibold

Kelly Ls Inspirations

The artist has been recreating furbies since 2020. Most of Kelly’s works are furby-themed, using faux fur and patterned cottons.

Lake Garren

Lustrous Beaded Creations by Lake

Beadwoven jewelry that is eye-catching for both casual use & sophisticated outfits. For the artist, beadweaving is a slow, solitary, and meditative creative process. The emerging geometric patterns and sculptures explore the potential of beads as a vibrant medium.

Linda Carlson

Linda creates stained glass, agates, vintage dishes and many more accents are used to create her pieces. She designs, cuts the glass, grinds the edges, then foils each piece and solders them together to create a unique artwork to be enjoyed. She is inspired by nature, abstract designs and all that is around her that shows the colors with the light shining through.

Lisa Erickson

Luckey Us Campaign

Lisa loves the creativity that she is able to explore in her sewing through modifying patterns, choosing colors and fabrics, as well as sketching images to use as fabric appliqués. Lisa also plays with colors and shapes through ice dyeing clothing items. As a sewist, ‘artist who sews’, Lisa is always finding ways to infuse uniqueness into her work.
In addition to creativity, Lisa focuses on sustainability through the use of high quality US milled or organic fabrics and many children’s styles that fit much longer than typical fast fashion. Lisa is proudly Consumer Product Safety Commission compliant which means all items meet the necessary safety requirements for making and selling children’s (and adults’) clothing, toys, and accessories.

Lori Hungerholt

Root River Baskets

Root River Baskets can be described as functional art. Working with all the amazing colors and discovering new shapes is all the inspiration needed in continuing this artist’s work. Each coiled rope basket has an attached stone with a NATURAL hole that was found along the rock bars of the Root River in MN.

Lynda Wallis

Bracelet Luv

The artist hand weaves leather wrap bracelets using a wide variety of unique beads. The bracelets and their components become memory joggers for so many people. Lynda loves the stories shared by folks who visit the Bracelet Luv booth and the storytelling part of participating in art shows.

Lynn Dolezel

Fieldstone Terrace Handmade Jewelry

Fieldstone Terrace is handmade jewelry created with artful blends of glass, metal & gemstone. The artist finds inspiration in the colors, textures, shapes & patterns of gemstones. Lynn is passionate about collecting beautiful semiprecious stone beads and focal stones, plus other components to complement their natural beauty.

Madeline Allen

Meadow & Mae

Meadow & Mae offers lightweight, hypoallergenic polymer clay earrings, with an emphasis on statement pieces. Every pair is extremely wearable and easy on your ears, so you can rock a big, funky silhouette without any tugging or pulling. You’ll see a lot of variety within the artist’s designs, but Madeline especially loves working with bright colors and abstract shapes and patterns!

Marcia Newquist

Creative Jewelry by Marcia

Marcia designs jewelry to create unique pieces that are made with quality materials and workmanship. When creating her pendants and focal pieces, she works with metals, clay, stones, and vintage pieces.

Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler

Helen’s Daughters Handbags

The artist designs and constructs upholstery fabric handbags. Mariella’s “design aim” is to adorn them with unexpected details. The artist works with color, pattern and blends a combination of fabrics, which develops into a unique look for the handbag.

Maryann & Rick Frietsche

Silver Studio Jewelry Artists

The artists are inspired by beautiful semi-precious stones. Their contemporary designs feature one-of-a-kind stones and sterling silver occasionally including 14k gold. They design pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets, each one of them handcrafted by the artists in their studio.

Michael Klen

Mike Klen Caricatures

Michael studies the subjects face picking, choosing and editing what makes them look like them. The artist draws with Charpak Marker and colors with Prismacolor Color Stix. During the drawing process the artist will talk with the person to understand their personality and incorporate it into the sketch.

Opal Tulpo

Opal makes needle felted magnets and coasters with wool roving using hand held needles and a needle felting sewing machine. Addtioanlly, Opal creates hand sewen penny rugs ie: mug mats, trivets, table runners and mats using wool and wool felt. 

Paul Hatlem

Hatlem Photography

As an artist, Paul’s goal is to capture the essence of the environment and transport you, the viewer, into that environment; to experience a sense of place. Paul photographs of landscapes, nature, and adventure photography, capturing the seasons and beauty from the Midwest and travels. Unique perspectives come from hiking, kayaking, and waiting for nature to reveal itself.

Peter Mutschler

PJM Image

Pete Mutschler creates original photographs of familiar subjects in unique ways. His work includes a great variety of images. Pete has a passion for everything related to photography and strives to create images that touch the viewer’s emotions.

Pete Sandker

Peter is a self taught watercolor artist. His art is greatly inspired byboth the forests and waters of Wisconsin and Maine. Wherever he is, he goes on long walks alone in the woods and, eventually, they will show him something to paint. All of his paintings are watercolor, not ink, and he does not use any masking fluid. Just a steady hand and a very pointy paintbrush.

Philip Waletzko

Waletzko Primitive Craft

Founded in the Fall of 2017, Waletzko Primitive Craft is a small family business in the Driftless region of WI. specializing in hand-carved wooden spoons. The goal is to create utilitarian household utensils out of reclaimed, locally sourced wood that would otherwise be landfilled or burned. Utilizing environmentally friendly finishes, these items are made for everyday use and admiration.

Phyllis Martino

Phyllis Martino Fine Art

Inspired by the images around the Mississippi Valley Region, Phyllis is most interested in capturing the quality of light and how it effects the subject. The artist is a representational painter and has recently been enjoying combining the transparency of watercolors with the rich opacity of oil pastels.

Rachel Hoscheit

Fox and Fern Designs 

Founded in the Fall of 2017, Waletzko Primitive Craft is a small family business in the Driftless region of WI. specializing in hand-carved wooden spoons. The goal is to create utilitarian household utensils out of reclaimed, locally sourced wood that would otherwise be landfilled or burned. Utilizing environmentally friendly finishes, these items are made for everyday use and admiration.

Rae Dreisbach

Morid Maven

Rae is a mixed media artist who is inspired mainly by nature, true crime, and the occult.

Breanna Stricklin

Breanna is an artist that is inspired by her travel, nature, imgaintaitve storytelling. Her love of nature is evident in her artwork, as is her sense of humor in the expressions of the beings she captures in paint.

Randy Reeves

Red Clay Studios

Randy Reeves works in earthenware pottery to create, bright colorful ceramics for daily use. He locally sources all his clay in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 

 

Shanna McCann

Simple Soaps For Simple Folks, LLC

Handcrafted, cold-process goat milk soaps created in artisan batches to preserve quality & craftsmanship by using certified organic base oils, the artist’s goats’ milk, & unique, molded shapes.

Sharon Cherney

Natterjacks

All of the bags are the artist’s original design. Each bag is hand cut and machine stitched. Many of the pieces are decorated with trapunto, cut work applique or embroidery.

Sharyn Richardson

Light Pixie Studio

Sharyn’s images have signs of life, human or wild nature, subtle as a footprint or overt. Key elements include sunlight against darkness, a rich color palette, and always a story to be found. Art can teach us to seek the good in others, see the beauty in small things, and live joyously! 

Sheryl Rupperecht

Sheryl Dreams In Color

Sheryl paints Acrylic Landscapes from photographs taken on the artist’s many adventures. The artist instills the energy and feeling of that place and time in the works. As a secondary means of expression, the artist also does Fluid Art compositions in acrylics.

Steve Tischer

Steve’s Bowls

Steve loves to celebrate wood’s natural beauty in the form of handmade wooden bowls. He tries to incorporate bark inclusions, cracks, holes, and burls into my turnings. He lets the wood be the wood. He’s never cut a live tree down for the wood. His bowls are made from trees destined for the wood chipper, firewood or from trees that were left to rot on the ground. He simply rescues the wood and create one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Steven Beseler

Steven Beseler Art Studio

Steven has always had a passion for history and reading, finding beauty in the creativity and musicality of myths and legends. The artist tries to capture and paint worlds that seem natural, but with a hint of history and fantasy to provoke a thought of the peculiar familiarity of unknown locations.

Susan Koehler

Leaf Street Pottery

Susan makes a wide variety of functional pottery mainly table/kitchen ware but also decorative pieces. Each piece is hand thrown using the artist’s stoneware clay body. The artist formulates her own glazes as well, and fires electric to cone 9.

Sam Thompson

Samori Studio

Sam enjoyenjoys adding color to items whether it be a glass vase, a piece of wood, a serving tray or a wood art panel. He does this by mixing up epoxy resin and adding color to it using powder micas, alcohol inks and glitters. With this he can create almost unlimited colors and that is what makes his work so unique. Epoxy resin takes time to set and as it does it continues to move slowly so what he has on the art panel or vase is never the exact same after it has set. He loves the surprise of each piece.

Theresa Frost

Bent LLC

BENT jewelry is elegantly simple and inspired by nature. Each piece is handcrafted through forging, hammering, bending and burnishing in sterling silver, copper and stainless-steel fine quality metals. It is perfect for wearing every day, or for that special occasion. It will make you feel… simply elegant.

Tom Balko

Knotty Willow

Knotty Willow is a husband and wife team that specialize in carved wood bowls, trays, boards, utensils and décor. Their carving techniques allow them to experiment with unique shapes and textures, highlighting the natural features of the wood.

Tonya Cameron

Tonya works with acrylic paint and ink to create her bold and transformative paintings of the musicians that have had a major impact on her life.

Will Brzezinski

Positive Spin Ceramics

The clean flat planes in the artist’s work act like a canvas for color and texture. Hand carved designs are inspired by the bluffs of the surrounding area in which they are created. Made to be used and enjoyed every day.

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