Wood

Wood isn't important but rather that objects made of it are unique, simple, unpretentious. -G. Baselitz

117-PCG

Jewelry

Art stays and fashion goes. Too much art is only fashion and fad. -Norman Ridenour

50-AE

Ceramics

I do pottery. I love it. It's very relaxing; it takes me to another planet. -Eva Herzigova

G99-GR

Drawing

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. -Salvador Dali

79

Glass

To give body and perfect form to your thought is what it is to be an artist. -Jacques-Louis David

80-JG

Painting

In painting one must search rather for suggestion than for description. -Paul Gauguin

33-NWM

Sculpture

The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow. -Hans Arp

121-LEF

Fiber

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world. -Hans Hofmann

83

Photography

The photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. -Susan Sontag

94-JR

Mixed Media

Choosing a mixture of mediums that best fit the subject is as important as the palette. -Tom Huntley

116-SRU

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       Information & Entry Form for 2016 LAG Annual Exhibit

 


Chartered in 1956, the Louisville Artisans Guild is Kentucky's oldest guild dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in arts and crafts. Since then, the Guild has since grown into a membership group consisting of artists, craftsmen, educators, collectors, students and many others in the Louisville Metro area.

We invite you to explore our pages and meet our artists. If you are an artist yourself, we invite you to become a member.

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Featured Artists

Brown, Paul

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - 100% Natural Body Care Products All soaps are made with Organic extra virgin olive oil. Beeswax lip and hand balms are made with my beeswax. Liquid and bar shaving soaps and hand made...

Freese, Thomas

Jewelry

Jewelry -  jewelry crafted from wood (also stone, bone and antler) I love making art from wood (actually I also work with stone, antler and bone). I started crafting wood pins, earrings a...

Lait, Joy

Jewelry

Jewelry - Glass beads Handcrafted, annealed and tempered glass beads, each unique and individual, which hopefully will become a treasured and favorite piece of comfortable jewelry to its owner. Art...

Conrad, Julie Moss

Jewelry

I have always loved antiques and unusual found items.  I combined that love with an intense desire to create.  The result is my steampunk jewelry.  Included in my pieces are v...

George, Diana Emerson

Jewelry

Jewelry - Metal and Stone Jewelry

Horine, Artha Lynn

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Pine needle baskets and gourds Lynn Horine was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Kentucky over 40 years ago with her husband George, a native Kentuckian. Now when as...

Rahner, Lesley

Jewelry

Jewelry - Fine Art Jewelry I Create for the Woman who does not want to wear what every other Woman is wearing.  My work is distinctive, complemented with notable stones & precious met...

Kays (Vinson), Teri Le

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Mixed media portraits. I create portraits that utilize a variety of materials and techniques. I like to experiment with various media. For instance, I will use sharpies, acrylics, twi...

Frost, Lindsay E.

Sculpture

Sculpture - I concentrate on using Found Wood and finish it with several hand rubbed coats of Tung Oil. This brings out the grain and rhythm of the wood.  My goal is to enhance and release the...

Lentz, Roxy

Jewelry

Jewelry - Uncommon jewelry for independent women, made from recycled silverplate, copper and brass. My jewelry has been crafted from recycled silver plate, copper and brass. Tarnished and marr...

McKinley, Carl

Painting

Painting - Watercolor of wildlife and pastoral scenes. Kentucky Wildlife Artist—Carl M. McKinleyRecipient of The 2007 CKAG Artist of the Year award As a teenager, Carl began painting in oils, then...

Moeller, Joy

Painting

Painting - Oil painting Floral, still life and landscape paintings.  

Soldo, Franklyn Paul

Painting

Painting - CONTEMPLATION Knowledge comes from curiosity, inquisition, discovery, and participation, i.e., faith in God, world history, science, Art, exploration of earth, sea and space. Three chart...

Martin, Paula

Photography

Photography - 35mm and digital photography   Fine art photography characterized by exceptional detail, simplicity of composition, and excellent use of color. Primarily but not exclusively natu...

Dennis, Marlene

Glass

Glass - Stained glass I love glass, crystal, natural stones and all the colors and sensations they invoke. When my oldest went to college, I took time to learn how to work with glass in the ti...

Riley, Dain

Wood

 Wood - Lathe turned wooden vases, bowls and hollow forms Lathe work is very simple. You get rid of the excess wood. The hard part is deciding what is excess. I look for wood that has its own ...

Coombs, Lonnie

Wood

Wood -  Turned wood bowls from native hardwoods Brief Overview I create Bowl Craft items from green wet logs that were removed as a result of storm damage. I, a native Kentuckian, use the...

Hatzidakis, Dawn

Jewelry

I am a metalsmith jeweler with a focus on color and patterns. Metalsmithing runs in the family.  I was taught by my Mom, a KY silversmith, so metalsmithing was a natural progression that l...

Morzillo, Jill

Jewelry

Jewelry - Sterling silver jewelry Each piece of jewelry starts out as a sheet of sterling silver and is transformed into a wearable piece of art by utilizing the processes of metalsmithing: so...

Powell, Rick

Jewelry

Jewelry - Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry My work consists of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces made primarily from sterling silver with copper, brass and gold. All items are origi...

Holsclaw, Kay

Jewelry

Jewelry -  Jewelry Combining recycled musical instrument strings with shells, buttons and beads into wearable artArtist Statement Music has influenced many aspects of my life and is what ...

Reed, Alex

Photography

  My name is Alex Reed, and I am a freelance photographer in the Southern Indiana/Louisville KY area.  I have been doing photography for about 8 years, and although my favorite projects t...

Levy, Karen Brown

Ceramics

Ceramics - Pottery Handthrown white stoneware The work I produce is small in scale and intimate. I want the viewer to come to the work and hold them in their hand. ...

Gedrose, Jackie

Jewelry

Jewelry-  My love and appreciation of art glass led me to taking my first lampworked glass beadmaking class. Now I play with fire and create my own glass beads! As far back as I can remember ...

John, Jana

Ceramics

Ceramics - Decorative and functional ceramic Working out of my studio at home, I hand-build pottery, both decorative and functional, using terra cotta clay. I use slab construction, rolling ou...

French, Walter

Wood

Wood - Woodworking by "Walt's Creations" I like the challenge of transforming rough sawmill lumber into well cherished, functional objects that can be enjoyed by oneself as well as generations to c...

Snook, Randall

Glass

Glass - Stained glass My inspiration is wide and varied, drawn on nature, cultural/religious/social significance, art heritage, and my own imagination.Artist Statement I was drawn to glass because ...

Roberts, Geri

Ceramics

Ceramics - Stoneware and Raku I do wheel thrown and hand built pottery, both functional and decorative. I have been working in clay for about twelve years. Sometimes I control the clay and other t...

Major, Sharon

Jewelry

Jewelry - Frog Hollow Jewelry Silver jewelry by a former science teacher. Her designs are inspired by the natural world and created using the science of metallurgy. Sharon took a metal smithi...

Cartwright, Donald

Painting

I begin painting after many years photographing nature.  I loved the colors found in nature and decided to paint using those colors.  I paint in the abstract expressionism stye in ...

Parson, John

Wood

  As a wood artist, I feel an obligation to discover and showcase the natural beauty of wood. I prefer to turn what is termed “green wood” from recently felled trees. Most of my work is prod...

Smith, Pamela

Fiber

Fiber -  Pine needle art with mixed media   Uniquely designed woven and hand-sewn pieces ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. Pam Smith was born in Louisville, Kent...

Spencer, Richard A.

Wood

Wood -  Boxmaker Traditional Shaker Oval Boxes, Trays & Carriersfrom native woods of Cherry, Maple, Walnut and some exotic veneers. Richard A. Spencer, BoxmakerI am a retired healthc...

Mattei, Pamela

Fiber

Pamela Mattei is a fabric artist from Louisville, Kentucky. As the founder and the creative force behind DyeSigns By Pamela, she is on a mission to make the world a more colorful place, one scarf ...

Carter, Joan

Jewelry

Jewelry - Handmade glass beaded jewelry The focus beads are created with a torch using propane and oxygen to a temperature of 2,300 degrees. Glass rods (from Italy) are melted, designed while molte...

Amezcua, Alejandro

Jewelry

Brief Overview Handcrafted sterlling silver jewelryArtist Statement A modern interpretation of classical designs and a love of nature are my inspirations. After apprenticeship with renowned Spratlin...

Wright, Larry

Photography

Photography - Fine Art Photography First and foremost, I am an artist and fine arts photographer that works exclusively in large and medium film formats to achieve the level of artistic presen...

Lum, Kathy

Jewelry

Jewelry -  Metalsmithing by "Silver Dragons I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in teaching. While living in Asia I discovered the world of jewelry and dec...

Adams, Tamara Scantland

Painting

Painting - watercolor portraits I fell in love with watercolor painting over thirty years ago, when I saw it demonstrated in my first painting classes. I love the way it can show the luminous layer...

Davis, Bobbi

Jewelry

Brief Overview: All designs are expressed through the medium of polymer clay and embellished with carefull-selected beads, cording and findings. Because colors, patterns and designs are constantly e...

Roberts, Sharon

Jewelry

Jewelry - Hand-crafted artisan jewelry One-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry crafted primarily from sterling silver, using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Artist Statement   Art has...

Hamilton, Adam

Drawing

Drawing - Cubism, neoplasticism I have drawn here and there ever since college, but I have never had any art classes and I have no experience with the art community at large. My work represents my ...

Mahlbacher, Kim

Fiber

My needle felted Nativities are made from sheeps wool from various breeds and the animals have handcrafted ceramic eyes. I use a simple 4 to 5 wire base, so my figures are all poseable. Where J...

May-Alyea, Sandra

Jewelry

Jewelry - Copper, brass and silver jewelry Creating all week and playing music on the weekends, what could be better? I only hope you enjoy my work as much as I did during the making of it! I...

Houweling, Emmy

Painting

Painting - Primitive folk art painting Emmy Houweling, a New Castle, Kentucky resident with an art studio in her ca.1820 historic home, is a self taught painter who was inspired by an 18th century ...

Houweling, Emmy

Jewelry

Jewelry - Painting adapted to jewelry Emmy Houweling, a New Castle, Kentucky resident with an art studio in her ca.1820 historic home, is a self taught painter who was inspired by an 18th cent...

BAG44

Fiber

Fiber - Handbags / Magnets Handmade bags and magnets: Combining art, fashion, and functionality, BAG44 offers a collection of custom designed handbags and magnets in fabulous colors, patterns and s...

Bailey-Burch, Janet

Wood

Wood - Carved and painted horses Brief Overview My sculpture is dramatic and guaranteed to get noticed. Horse lovers can appreciate the correct anatomy, accurate movement and expression of my "Poni...