3 weeks ago I went to a local art show, Artomatic 419, 3 weekends of local artists showing their work, in this massive warehouse! It was so cool. Its been held near me for the past few years, but I’ve never been able to go before. I penned it in this year and went with my boyfriend and a friend. I had an awesome time. I saw so much art, so many different mediums, and some artists were evening working right there for people to see! One artist was “engraving” in clay (I don’t even know if thats accurate terminology), she was using some sort of carving tool to carve designs and words on the clay, then its baked and painted. There were 2 people painting a large scale painting up on a wall. There was string art (pictured below), pottery, jewelry, photography, ceramics, etc! I loved it! It was very informal, a band playing in one room, a woman singing in another, active/live art installations going on in other rooms.
I photographed a few of the most unique artists I saw, and some of their work. I really loved these works, hopefully you will visit their websites or fan pages!
Beautiful earrings and fiber bracelets by Sandy of www.EllyBead.com you can contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out her website! She has a lovely Jewelry Gallery for you to see her creations, you can shop online at her Etsy page, or learn more about the artist on the About page!
“From classic elegance to suburban chic . . . . Elly Bead presents ever-evolving jewelry designs in multiple styles and color choices. Designs feature high quality semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, hand-forged metalwork, handmade lampwork glass beads, sterling silver, and/or base metals.”
The Roving Artist creates these A-MAZE-ING needle felted works! I was just captivated by her work! Check out the dragon! And that wall hanging is so beautiful! Visit her Facebook page and check out the photos, lots of really amazing creations there! Contact her via email: email@example.com and find her on Pinterest.
“I am an artist. I am a quilter. I LOVE to work with wool. I use my creative mind and energy in every aspect of my life because it is a blessing I was given and must return.”
I apologize I do not seem to have this artist’s information. If you know it or recognize it, please leave a comment or send me an email!
I loved the use of colors and dots in this work. I will admit- lots of art goes right over my head! Not at all sure what some of this means, but I enjoyed it anyway. lol I totally see the business cards on the wall to the right there….awesome, totally didn’t pick one up! Or maybe I lost it.
Yarn-bombing! Who’s excited? I totally haven’t seen this in real life yet, but I was so pumped to see such an awesome display at the show! Give the artist some love, contact by email to Streetspun@gmail.com or visit the website at Streetspun.wordpress.com or Facebook and also check out on Instagram @Streetspun!
I do not know this artist either, there wasn’t any ID or signs nearby.
haha Just reading this makes me laugh! Its so funny. To the right there are strings hooked up to a machine. I wish I could describe it better but I only took this one photo.
Beautiful leather cuffs
The artist is Earth Grrrl, Ila Earthdaughter, artist, crafter, sassy britches. I really liked her leather cuffs. So pretty 🙂 AND they are made from leather belts! Upcycle win! And the light switch plates, copper! I love copper, I have made some things myself with copper. You can even shop locally from her at various Toledo, OH shops, or at her website for home decor (switch plates in here!) and necklaces. A portion of all her sales goes to 28 Too Many, “a values based FGM charity funded by supporters and donations, created to help eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the twenty-eight countries within Africa where it is still practiced. Founded in 2010, it takes a stand against FGM (also known as Female Genital Cutting).”
I loved this artist’s display! I want the printer’s tray so bad…and pretty much every other part of this display.
Not sure if I have the correct card for this artist. I really thought I picked it up.
heehee This was out a window at the show!
There are other artist’s I enjoyed but did not have pictures of or these might belong to some of the mystery booths:
erynmarie.etsy.com or Facebook
www.starvingartistgreg.com or Facebook
Harry Daugherty, Original Watercolors firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook
Michael Gallup Photography/Cyanotype Imagery http://gsartstudio.zenfolio.com or Facebook
Barbara Goodman, CeramiGrafix Custom Stippled Ceramic Tile email: Barbara@ceramigrafix.com or Facebook
I hope you stop by and visit these artists and show a little love!