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The Women in the Arts Festival Artist Market features over 50 booths full of women-created paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, pottery, glassware, edible treats, books, music, and even massages – there is something for everyone!
Walk through and admire the craftswoman-ship and take home a one-of-a-kind item to give as a holiday gift or to help you remember the Festival throughout the year. The festival also offers space for non-profit groups that serve women, a great opportunity to learn more and become involved in your community.
WITA Artist Market over the years...
2018 Festival Artists
Acorns & Ferns Photography
Christa Moran, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of the “land” and Michfest . These photos were taken during my years attending the festival as well as taken more recently as she sits and waits for our return. The shots are all outdoor nature and some people that have been edited to look like a hybrid between a photo and an oil painting. I’m especially proud of a series call Tiny Amazon. It’s a series of photos of my young daughter exploring the land; the grandmother tree, the front gate etc. christamoran.zenfolio.com
Adornment by Kate Wilcox-Leigh
Kate Wilcox-Leigh, email@example.com
You could describe my jewelry as classic with an edge. I use an array of metals and materials including sterling and fine silver, gold, iron as well as leather and various fibers. I apply traditional hand fabrication techniques like cutting, forming, joining and stone setting processes along with fiber techniques to my materials of choice. You will see earrings, pendants bracelets and rings that can be enjoyed casually everyday; along with jewelry that is perfect for that special occasion. www.KateWilcoxLeigh.com
Amie Lucas, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a landscape photographer based in Michigan. I use light to guide my shots and define my compositions. Prints, framed prints, and my 2019 Michigan Calendar will be available. www.AmieLucasPhotography.com
Amy Geishert Designs
Amy Geishert, email@example.com
I create geometric art including magnets, pictures and pencil cups, along with calendars featuring my Lansing photography.
Anna Pryor, firstname.lastname@example.org
All of my jewelry is hand crafted by me. I have a wide selection of Earring and necklace sets, Earrings, bracelets, keychain bracelets, barefoot sandals, ankle bracelets, beaded eyeglass chains, shepherd’s hook book marks, race-lets (rings with bracelet attached), and sun catchers for car rearview mirror. I can also convert pierced earrings to clip on earrings upon request.
Teresa Andrews, Argilpottery@gmail.com
All my wares are made from a stoneware clay. I have mugs, bowls, decorative mushrooms, incense burners, and more. www.facebook.com/Argilpottery/
Astrology and Tarot by Claudette Holloway
Claudette Holloway, email@example.com
15 minute astrology and tarot card readings… astrologytarotbyclaudetteholloway.wordpress.com
Back Door Wood Shop
Steph Maxson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand crafted wood items: Plaques, ornaments, dog puzzles, toys, etc. Hand cut using a scroll saw. Also, Premium Baja Hoodies (sudadera de jerga) is a v-neck with draw strings, split hem sides, and a large pouch-pocket up front. www.BackDoorWoodShop.com/
Bea’s Blends Coffee
Beatrice Hardy, email@example.com
Hot coffee, regular and decaf. Fresh roasted 100% Arabica beans purchased fair trade. Several organic coffees. Bulk beans available. Will grind to order.. Delicious, homemade baked goods to complement your coffee. www.facebook.com/BeasBlendSpecialityCoffees/
Blue Gates Horse Art
Kathy Malone, Bluegateshorseart@gmail.com
Repurposed 28+ year old oak fence wood from my horse farm where we do mental health counseling with the horses as our facilitation Partners. Laser etched or carved sayings, other Repurposed art, all around the philosophy of resilience and what the horses (and kitties and other critters) offer us.
Child and Family Charities
Linda Rathbun, firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on foster care for families of all kinds. www.childandfamily.org
Crazy Quilt Creations
Judy Anderson and Pat Smith, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crazy Quilt and embroidered small framed art, ornaments, lavender and balsam sachets, soft-sculpture comfort dolls and animals, kits, jewelry, and pendants.
Ruth Barrett and Falcon River, email@example.com
Hand made leather purses, pouches, belts, key fobs, wooden boxes, CDs and books by Ruth Barrett, “Amazon Nation Rise” t-shirts, hair adornments, hand made antler pipes, and 2019 We-Moon date books and wall calendars. www.dancingtree.org
Downy Tree Art
Sarah Surface-Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine art prints, fiber art paintings, buttons, cards, and handbags made from my own fabric designs. www.facebook.com/downytreeart/
Draped in Stone Jewelry
Theresa Hubbard, email@example.com
Carved and unusually shaped pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are created from a rainbow of different kinds of Jaspers as well as Michigan stones like Kona Dolomite and Petoskey stone. I also employ a wide variety of metals from Sterling Silver to copper and brass. New this year, I have essential oil stone necklaces. www.drapedinstonejewelry.com
Eclectic Crow Arts
Inanna Fauver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Media Assemblage – Using papers, maps, items found in nature, vintage items such as keys, and post cards.
Elizabeth Cutts, email@example.com
Crochet and quilted items.
Cecilia Garcia-Linz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed media from found objects. sarahglinz.wixsite.com/enviromental-art
Family Spirits Homestead
Cindi Swartz, email@example.com
Locally Grown, home made jams, jellies and condiments. Made the old fashioned way like gramma did! Also handcrafted wearable goods and hand spun yarns from Louisville, KY knitting guild.
God’s Bath and Body Anointed Gifts
Darlene Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elegance handcrafted all natural products: Scented fragrance candles. Moisturizing Shea body butter. Designer’s fragrance roll-on oils for men and women. Designer’s fragrance body oils for men and women. Fragrance blessed oils. Fragrance Shea body butter soap with special oils to beautify your skin. Moisturizing fragrance bubble bath, shower gels, and body lotions. Designer’s fragrance bath sets for men and women. Essential oils. www.etsy.com/shop/godsbathandbody
Golden Raven Studio
Hanna Christiansen-Houser, GoldenRavenStudio@gmail.com
Hand dyed, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. www.facebook.com/goldenravenstudio
Susan Frazier, email@example.com
Women’s music cds, dvds, songbooks and other cool merchandise by the festival artists. www.goldenrod.com
Julie Haan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiln-formed art glass combined with stained glass and printing techniques to create pieces that are inspiring, beautiful and functional. www.facebook.com/jhaanstudios.3
Julie Wirth, email@example.com
Watercolor prints on a variety of subjects including people, animals, florals and cityscapes.
Lisy Harmon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesbian Connection – the free worldwide forum of news and ideas for, by and about lesbians. And What Helen Heard – What’s Happening For Michigan Lesbians. www.lconline.org
Lincoln Street Art
Christine Cypher, email@example.com
I paint in acrylics and watercolors. With acrylic I paint seasonal scenes on repurposed wood and glass wine bottles made into oil lamps. I do custom watercolor pet portraits.
Mayan Women’s Cooperative of Guatemala
Carol BrunDelRe and Vilma Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayan women of Guatemala have traditionally been very gifted weavers of brightly colored and patterned textiles. Many still support their families through these skills but the risks are high. In some cities selling in the streets is illegal. The government wants the big stores to thrive. Just this year a young teen daughter of one of our weavers was thrown to the ground by a police officer who confiscated months of her mother’s work. Our cooperative is for highly skilled weavers who struggle financially. We sell a variety of woven items (handbags, scarves, jewelry, etc.) through fair trade.
Me, Myself & I Handmade Jewelry
Jessica Timm, email@example.com
Handmade jewelry featuring natural stones, clay beads by Argil Pottery (also vending), painted pendants by Gracie Curl, and more! www.facebook.com/MeMyselfIHandmadeJewelry
Michelle Detering Art
Michelle Detering, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature themed watercolor greeting cards, giclee prints and original watercolors. www.michelledeteringart.com
Moon Goddess Creations
Cynthia Ricks, email@example.com
I create one-of-a-kind handmade silver jewelry with powerful healing crystals.
Pam Pulley Pottery
Pam Pulley, firstname.lastname@example.org
I make functional pottery to use and enjoy in your daily life. My pieces are done with lead free glazes and may be used in the microwave and the oven.
Peace and Prosperity Through Art
Laura Irene Wayne, Arttitude@aol.com
Womyn-identified painting, prints, t-shirts, magnets, greeting cards, buttons, patches and poetry books that empower and celebrate Women and Gyrls. www.laurairenewayne.com
Kathie Kuhn, email@example.com
Unique one-of-a-kind hand made functional ceramic art and re-purposed ‘peace’ shirts.
Jill Terwilliger, Jaterwilliger@gmail.com
Picnic Prints is one woman, making hand-made shirts, scarves, napkins, posters and other useable items in Kalamazoo, MI. I do all of the designing and printing myself. My work celebrates the beauty of vegetables (yes, vegetables!) and seed pods and humans and other things that catch my fancy.
Robin Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wire and beaded trees. Beaded family trees contain charms with family pictures on them. Wire trees are used for freestanding sculptures and others are used to hold jewelry, such as earrings and necklaces.
Rosa Garcia, email@example.com
Stop by and select your treasure from my handcrafted jewelry. You are sure to find something to compliment your casual or elegant style!
Soulful Earth Herbals
Kathaleen Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handcrafted herbal remedies and personal care products. www.soulfulearthherbals.com
Stone Cloud Gardens Ltd
Marjorie Johns, email@example.com
Handmade natural essential oil soaps (since 1997), jams from fruits grown on my permaculture farm by me (Marjorie).
Teresa Gingras, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabric bags and wall hangings.
The Bead Lady
Sheila Carlson, email@example.com
Woven seed bead jewelry
The Silk Road
Yvette Hugan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handmade/handdyed clothing and accessories of vintage design.
The Soap Shoppe
Cindie Alwood, email@example.com
The Soap Shoppe at Hearthwood Farm began crafting soap, for our family, in 1994. We are a family based business and what we make we use ourselves and on our children. From our home to yours, we hope that you enjoy and benefit from our handcrafted products.
The Writing Center @ MSU
Trixie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Connecting Communities, Creating Stories initiative connects the people of mid-Michigan through shared stories, storytelling, and listening. These connections will emerge through local composing/sharing events and encourage the people of mid-Michigan to engage in and with the histories, communities, peoples, places, and spaces that make up the various communities of Michigan. writing.msu.edu
Tiny Glass Canvas
Jen Baker, email@example.com
Each glass chime is a unique, hand-made piece, inspired by the beauty of Michigan nature. The glass pieces are individually selected and cut, and are then drilled, soldered, and strung. Silver plated, tarnish resistant wire. Driftwood base of each chime is gathered from a small inlet along Lake Michigan. www.tinyglasscanvas.com
Mary Lokers, firstname.lastname@example.org
I do foot reflexology (15 or 30 min), and I sell goat’s milk creams, therapeutic bath salts and spiritual workbooks that I have written. www.untetheredtransformation.com
Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts
Teresa Wojtowicz & Fiona Fairty, email@example.com
We offer holistic healing arts services and trainings in Reiki, Shamanism, Reiki-Reflex, Bach Flower Therapies, and End-of-Life Doula, Psychic Channeling through an Oracle, Card Reading and Spiritual Coaching.
We also design and perform ceremonies for all rites of passage. These include weddings, funerals, coming of age, transitions (divorce, leaving a job, starting a job, new home, etc.) and aging milestones. www.willowstickceremonies.com
Darcy Wildt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art with positive messages using recycled materials, vintage jewelry, popular quotes and my own personal poetry/sayings. Framed art, jewelry trees, embellished boxes, and unusual sculpture – fun, happy, gorgeous and so unique! A little bit of my heart and soul goes into each piece. Seriously. Awesome for gift giving!