Big Four Arts Festival Artists

Take a look at our 2017 artists!

Located in downtown Louisville, KY on the Big Four Bridge Lawn, four acres of tree lined walks overlooking the Ohio River.

Better than 2 million people visit Waterfront Park annually for special events. Ample Parking and trolley service for our patrons. Located within walking distance to downtown Louisville's popular restaurants, Nulu District, 4th Street Live, and Whiskey Row. The quality juried artist will be presented in a location that was built to showcase festivals and special events. The Big Four Arts Festival inaugural event took place in 2017 and was a tremendous success. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience that attends and supports our Festival. We invite you to join us in 2018. "Louisville Loves the Arts!”

This is a free event for patrons. The dates for the 2018 Festival are Saturday, September 8th, (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Sunday, September 9th (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). There will be a light breakfast for artists Saturday & Sunday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday September 7th is reserved for artist EZ in/out setup from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Johnny Stephenson

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: Landscapes and design details from many of the 50 states. All images exposed, printed, custom matted and custom framed by the artist.

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    Maggie Bieda

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I create unique jewelry designs through beading and wire wrapping, using high quality semi-precious stones and some precious stones, various glass beads and metals. Custom orders are welcome!

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    Megan Austin

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I mine stones throughout the US & polish them on my lapidary equipment. Next I use Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create silver or gold settings to showcase these stones.

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    Jim Copeland

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: Organic still life created in my studio using traditional techniques with items collected in nature. I personally make my prints on cotton paper.

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    Debbie Wiles

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: Lampshades, bowls and vases from hard-shelled gourds. Gourds are ink or leather dyed. Techniques: Woodburning, chip or relief carving. Embellishments: Cabochons, goldleafing, seagrass and stones.

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    Scot Kellersberger

    Discipline: metal work/ metal sculpture

    Statement: We create 3d sculptures of the world around us out of Bronze, Stainless, Copper and Stone.

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    Justin Comley

    Discipline: oil

    Statement: My work is predominantly oil on canvas. Often dark yet beautiful subject matter, with sizes ranging from smaller than a breadloaf to big as a door. Framed, ready to be taken home and hung.

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    Bobby Goldsmith

    Discipline: pencil

    Statement: graphite powder and pencils including erasers brushes and razor blades are used to add move and remove the medium until the piece is complete An archival finish is then applied to protect the drawing

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    Bianca Gedeon

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: My pieces are created by forging and soldering sterling silver metal, in which I melt and roll through a mill, and form to desired design, then accent with select stones.

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    Kyle Carpenter

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: Green thumb pottery makes high fired ceramics that are microwave & dishwasher safe. His unique one of a kind mushroom log planters and waterfall scenes are perfect for any indoor or outdoor plants.

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    Cynthia Tesznar

    Discipline: glass/ glass sculpture

    Statement: I blow fancifully shaped, colorful bottles & birds for outdoor bottle trees. (I weld the frames). Pieces are interchangeable & chosen by patrons. I also blow bowls & vases (some with sandblasting).

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    Gilbert Lage

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I use heavy gauge 14kt gold filled and solid sterling silver metals in my wirewrapped jewelry. Each piece is hand constructed one at a time, is given a hand applied patina, then given a final polish.

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    John Coburn

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: Wheel-thrown, oxidation-fired functional stoneware pottery with "faux tie-dye" glazes. Some decorative vases incorporate thrown, carved and attached loops and wings

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    Yu Chuan Liu

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: Silk string material to knot different work,and designed 2-d shadow box, frame, vase. Adjustable silk string choker with gems & jade.

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    Ali Reznikoff

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: Original hand fabricated silver/gold jewelry to last through the generations. Classic with a twist.

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    Janet Essenpreis

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: Wheel thrown and hand built pottery for the home garden and table.

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    Alann Boatright

    Discipline: mixed media

    Statement: Preferred Artist - Oil paintings infused with found and harvested objects. Fun, colorful paintings full of historical facts, and news headlines that enlightens and amuses all who enter the booth.

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    Nita Claise

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: As of late my work in clay consists largely of pieces that are hand carved sgraffito and post reduction raku techniques. My emphasis is contrasting colors and textures.

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    Diane Kline

    Discipline: mixed media

    Statement: Paintings are acrylic/fiber/graphite on canvas/paper applied by brush/knife/sponge/fingers. Wearables are prints from my paintings on paper/silk with silver chain presented in matching box.

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    Allison Hake

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I achieve a 3d look with a tac fuse, formed by kiln firing at different temps and hold times. I overlay clears and dichroic glass to create new refracted colors.

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    Marilyn Richey

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: Authentic antique Victorian-era buttons, set in a custom handmade silver clasp and strung with gemstones, pearls, or handwoven seed beads.

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    Lorelea Roberts

    Discipline: fiber

    Statement: Hand woven baskets, woven jewelry and woven household items

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    Dennis Heckler

    Discipline: oil

    Statement: I am inspired to paint scenes to which I have an emotional or visual connection. Painting with palette knife, multiple layers of wet over dry oils on canvas mounted panels building texture and color.

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    Nancy Hayes

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: I produce Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions using high quality oils and goat milk from my dairy goats. I use the cold process to make my soaps curing them for 4 weeks. I was sent an invitation to this show.

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    Dinah Morrison

    Discipline: textile

    Statement: Handwoven, hand finished scarves and wraps. Materials include rayon chenille, merino, and bamboo.

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    Kimberly Kelting

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: Mixed media artist working in ink, acrylic, reclaimed and found objects. My pieces are all one of a kind.My coasters & trivets are miniature art for the table.

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    Haydar Martha Serezli

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I make one of a kind pieces, decorated with Amethyst,Garnet,Lapis,Turquoise,Onyx, Labradorite.Use Chalcedonite and Mother of Pearl quite a lot. Underlying metal is 925 silver,bronze and zinc.

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    Richard Veselik

    Discipline: oil

    Statement: Oils on multiple cut-out Masonite boards, puzzled together and mounted on a wood cradle frame.

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    Sean Fitzgerald

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: As a potter my goal is to create simple, well-constructed utilitarian objects. My current work focuses on locally sourced clays that I mix in my studio and fired in reduction to cone six.

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    Sara & Brian Turner

    Discipline: printmaking

    Statement: Hand-printed, limited edition prints of our illustrations using traditional screen-printing and letterpress techniques.

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    David Kring

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: Wheel thrown functional ceramics. I use a process of slips and image transfer techniques to create pottery that looks aged and antiqued.

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    Gail Peetz

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I create jewelry with combinations of my handcrafted fine silver pieces, sterling, lampwork beads drizzled with silver, natural stones, pearls and swarovski crystals.

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    Scott Below

    Discipline: woodworking/ wood sclupture

    Statement: I build custom grain mills out of local hardwoods. The mills flake oats on demand on location, we sell the fresh milled oats--makes the best oatmeal.

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    Sue Schofield

    Discipline: leather

    Statement: Bags, belts, guitar straps and other one-of-a-kind leather accesories made using re-claimed leather garments and upholstery. Buckles are handpainted and solid brass hardware is used. PREFERRED ARTIST

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    Fawn Greer

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: Dewdrops wheel thrown, stoneware pottery is all functional ware and dishwasher, microwave safe. Pottery is fired in electric and/or gas kilns to cone 6-8. All pottery is glazes in earthtone colors.

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    A. Denise Rollings-Martin

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I hammer and form Sterling, Fine Silver, 14K and 18K Gold to adorn natural gemstones, fossils and unusual Tahitian and South Sea Pearls. The unique form of each gem guides me in their dressing.

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    Jay Johnson

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: Fine Art Photos printed on museum grade paper using LUCIA EX pigment inks. Archival mounting methods insure print longevity. All images captured, processed, printed and framed by the artist.

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    Beth Speedy

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: The unique beauty of nature in Kentucky as seen through my camera's lens, which I print on Epson archival paper & ink, matted using acid free mats in standard sizes ready to frame, some pieces framed.

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    Evans Prater

    Discipline: printmaking

    Statement: Organic and recycled apparel with fun, funny, uplifting, positive, and spiritual designs for outdoor lovers, thrill seekers, and free spirits alike. Designed and printed by founder Evans Prater.

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    Pat O'Brien

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: We design and create Fine Silver Jewelry. Our designs are enhanced by varying techniques using overlays, textures, and stones. All are hand-made in our workshop in Lexington, KY.

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    Steven Harris

    Discipline: woodworking/ wood sclupture

    Statement: Select woods are used to make functional items such as pens, utensils, cutting boards etc. A lathe is used to turn most items. Cutting boards are laminated, sanded and often carved.

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    Tony Perrin

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: The collection is a modern interpretation of the artisan tradition of bead weaving interweaving ball and chain with glass beads. With the addition of metal clay pendants each is unique, wearable art.

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    Elizabeth Partin

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: I take digital and film photographs of my surroundings, local, traveling, animals, and landscapes. I enjoy printing these photographs on canvas, wood, metal and even some paper prints.
    thank you!!

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    Galina Alkhutova

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: Fluid acrylic paintings; acrylic paintings with acrylic mediums for texture. In some paintings used organic materials for texture. Size from couple inches to very big. Price start from $8.00

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    Dean Myton

    Discipline: mixed media

    Statement: Making functional pieces from recycled and reclaimed materials such as wood from condemned homes, recycled wine crates and cold rolled steel using traditional and unique techniques.

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    Ruth Wright

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I hand weave tiny glass seed beads and crystals to make lightweight, drapable and durable jewelry. I take inspiration for this intricate work from fractals, nature, geometrics, and varied cultures.

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    Ed Puterbaugh

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: Artisan cheese. Our cheeses are handmade using organic milk with no hormones or steroids. Packages for take home. NOT a ready to eat food product.

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    Jennifer Rylen

    Discipline: stonework/ stone sculpture

    Statement: Kentucky slate rock cleaned/sculpted with holes drilled for a glass wick tube and fiberglass wick. 1,2, or 3 wick candle which burns lamp oil. Each is unique with its own beauty and shape.

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    Michael Cothran

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: Digital based fine art photography, processed in Light Room & Photoshop, printed on 100% cotton rag paper, using archival pigmented inks.

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    Marek Majewski

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: Sterling silver,14K gold and Baltic amber.
    Handmade, silver oxidized and etched technique used. Main goal is to deliver elegant and modern jewelry based on unique design.

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    Maria Musngi

    Discipline: printmaking

    Statement: I screen print my original hand drawn designs on clothing for women. I first sew and design each piece of clothing then screen print them. I make each silk screen from my drawings of nature and henna.

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    Doug Brink

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: Pottery that is had thrown or built electric fired in bardstown KY. All items are food safe and designed to be used on a daily basis. WE DO NOT SHY AWAY FROM COLOR. Many different items to choose.

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    Kiaralinda Kiaralinda

    Discipline: metal work/ metal sculpture

    Statement: Mixed metals , acrylic, glass

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    Chris Hartsfield

    Discipline: watercolor

    Statement: Realism paintings on paper, still life, landscapes, nautical themes

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    Amy Elswick

    Discipline: ceramic/ceramic sculpture

    Statement: My handmade work using stoneware clay on the wheel and by slabs is inspired by a desire to create cool stuff for people to use and display in their houses.

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    Moe Bonin

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: I use antique silverware that is 70-100 years old and handcraft it into beautiful jewelry.

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    Teresa Stafford

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: Most of my jewelry is cold connection.The pieces that are not cold connections are cut from copper to desired design.Then they are pickled,annealed,dipped in liver of sulfur,and then polished.

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    Arzelie Berouard

    Discipline: mixed media

    Statement: I am using mixed media painting with powder and strass and glitters, everything reflecting the light, I framed them with Plexiglas cute in circle in the middle : size 14/17.

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    Rhonda Barnett

    Discipline: metal work/ metal sculpture

    Statement: I start with cold rolled steel strips and bend and shape with various tools and my hands. I sometimes incorporate found steel or other items.

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    Dennis Leatherman

    Discipline: pen and ink

    Statement: The drawings, inspired by natures designs and textures, are hand drawn on archival rag paper using crow quill pens and India ink.

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    Ruth Gipe

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: I use alcohol ink on yupo paper to create paintings of landscapes, critters, and abstracts

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    Jonathan Rose

    Discipline: metal work/ metal sculpture

    Statement: Tongue drums/singing bowls/bells from recycled propane tanks & oxygen cylinders. The tanks are hand cut, formed, welded and tuned. Polishing and heat treating makes stunning iridescent finishes.

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    Jeff Sheely

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: Jeff Sheely layers bright acrylics and spray paint to create bold abstract figures and faces, held together with detailed patterns, fine lines, and text, conveying raw human emotion or ideals.

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    Gerald Price IV

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: The jewelry designs that I produce are made from copper, silver, and bronze. The techniques that I use to create my work are hand forging and Lost-wax casting.

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    Katy Scukanec

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: Metal clay (fine, sterling and copper) is textured, shaped and dried to a greenware stage. It is then refined, kiln fired, polished and may have a patina applied.

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    Joel Lockridge

    Discipline: woodworking/ wood sclupture

    Statement: Gifts and fine writing instruments made from upcycled materials, primarily used bourbon barrels. Other materials include alligator jawbone, 6,000 year old bog oak, acrylic, exotic and domestic woods.

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    Michael Brennan

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: Plywood panel construction covered in paper collage of vintage text & technical drawings,layered with an image in acrylic, charcoal, pastel & resin.

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    Karri Mohr

    Discipline: stonework/ stone sculpture

    Statement: Natural slate with exterior enamel paint for outside use. Specially designed garden stands available for display. Demonstrations and customized during show. Floral, seasonal and dog series.

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    Sara Cohan

    Discipline: jewelry

    Statement: Inspired by my Armenian heritage, I aspire to create jewelry that is unique and affordable. I emboss silver with my own designs and objects; occasionally, incorporating semiprecious stones.

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    Liz Bock

    Discipline: fiber

    Statement: Luna Portenia harmoniously combines the ancient art of weaving and knitting with high quality spinning fibers to create original designs. We use mostly organic cottons, hand spun and dyed with vegetab

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    Mara Rohrer

    Discipline: other catagory

    Statement: I create coasters, bowls, ornaments,planters and birdfeeders from unplayable rock and soul record albums and album covers. Each piece is waterproofed and hand beaded with stones of the seven chakras.

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    Tom Casey

    Discipline: photography

    Statement: The goal of my art is to capture the beauty around us and evoke an emotion in my viewer by printing in high definition to make the viewer feel like they were with me when I took the photograph.

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    Deana Goldsmith

    Discipline: pastel

    Statement: Expressing my love for nature through the use of pastel pencils and pan pastels on sanded pastel mat.

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    Dale Strand

    Discipline: glass/ glass sculpture

    Statement: I use blown and manipulated hot glass to represent inspiration derived from forms in nature

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    Don Meinders

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: Acrylic paint on canvas or gessoed board.Vibrant colors, strong, detailed brushstrokes bringing subject to life.

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    Daryl Cohen

    Discipline: glass/ glass sculpture

    Statement: We use fused and dichroic glass to design, cut, cold fuse and kiln form home decor, mirrors, jewelry, wall hangings and Judaica.

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    Charles Rice Jr.

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: I use acrylic paint and dimensional canvases and would to give the art varied shadowing and sense of depth

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    Debbie Smith Shore Paintings

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: Splashing, scraping, masking, rags, finger painting and palette knife are used to create my acrylic paintings for a textured gestural effect. The final details are brush painted.

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    Bala Thiagarajan

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: I create Indian inspired free-hand meditative mandala paintings & capture their ephemeral nature onto enduring surfaces. I use acrylic paints in an impasto technique creating textured dots & lines.

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    Kevin Zuckerman

    Discipline: acrylic

    Statement: I use acrylic paint and a wide array of brushes and tools to create a broad tapestry of texture and color to my figurative work, bringing a unique expression of who we are.

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    James Threalkill

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: My original works are created with acrylic paint on canvas to depict various subjects ranging from musicians, dancers, children & adults. I utilize a palette knife technique to create textured images.

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    Nelson Perez Vodka Bacon Studios

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: Satirical images of social themes, allowing viewers to accept ideas of life, with a candid perspective. I apply acrylic in multiple thin layers, creating a deep rich affect, with a smooth surface.

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    Emilie Trent

    Discipline: Acrylic

    Statement: Bringing into existence a vision inspired by the chaos of life, mixing that vision with emotion and color. Acrylics mixed at times with water and/or a gloss medium, to achieve the effect of fluidity.

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