Hi! My name is Earlene and I am a local crafter. I discovered machine embroidery about 15 years ago when looking for a hobby after selling my chain of Hallmark stores.
Encouraged by my friends and family, my hobby turned into a business specializing in embroidered towels and throws. My towels and throws make perfect gifts for any occasion.
Being in the gift business for many years, I am well aware of how special a personalized gift can be. I have many designs and can change thread colors to match any decor.
I welcome custom and personalized orders. This is my first Avant-Garde show and I am excited to offer some of my items at the show!
Meet Barbara Ann McConoughey from BAM Art Studios...
Hi! I'm Barbara and am part of the husband and wife duo behind BAM Art Studios. I currently live in Lakewood with my photographer/illustrator husband and our three dogs.
BAM Art Studios is a husband and wife collaborative effort! I do all of the art work and my husband, Lee, creates the gallery quality prints and cards. BAM Art Studios began offering prints of my art in 2015 and began presenting at art and craft shows in the spring of 2016. This will be my first Avant-Garde show!
Inspired by nature and authentic spirituality, my art combines patterns and color combinations that appeal to both ancient rhythms and modern sensibilities. My art is characterized by detailed patterns, vibrant colors, and bold composition.
My artistic process began as a child with my observations of nature and cultural adaptations. I continue to draw on these inspirations as well as being influenced by spiritual and mythical themes. My current work is primarily in archival pigment inks on recycled archival papers and Bristol.
Meet Kimberly Shuck Cowan from Kimberly Shuck Cowan Photography...
Hi! I'm Kim and I'm a local artist and long-time Shaker Heights, Ohio, resident. I graduated from Shaker Heights High School and have degrees in Art History from Vassar College and Law from Case Western Reserve University.
As a photographer, I am self-taught, learning my craft through personal study, research and countless hours of practical experience behind the camera. I reignited my passion for photography during a year-long home renovation project in 2009. It became my therapy and sparked a new career direction that I had yearned for.
I continually work to refine my technical acumen while staying true to my interest in photographing what might otherwise be seen as mundane or commonplace in ways that evoke an emotional response or stir sensation within the viewer. Each moment of encounter - with object, time, place, or person - is a choice that reflects who I am as an observer.
What I love most about photography is the demand it puts on me to constantly be intrigued by new imagery, to create different interpretations, and to handle the unexpected. It's also a joyful way of expanding my connection to people.
Meet Nicole Destro from Erie Coast Creations...
Hi! I'm Nicole and I'm behind Erie Coast Creations. This will be my first Avant-Garde show and I'm very excited to present some of my pieces!
I use upcycled Lake Erie beach glass, pottery, shells, and stones combined with high quality metals to produce beautiful jewelry.
From simple to elegant, Erie Coast Creations focuses on timeless pieces of jewelry, showcasing natural gemstones and Lake Erie beach glass.
All of my items are locally made with love and inspired by nature! I love highlighting the true beauty of Lake Erie!
Meet Barb Hubert from Eagle Wings Art...
Hi, my name is Barb Hubert and I am a retired Cat Scan Tech of over four years! I was looking for a purpose and hobby after I retired and thought I would try watercolor because I've always loved those paintings.
After just one year with a friend and teacher, I took off! I feel this is a gift that God has given me, so I give back to Him! 40% of my profits go to help The Cleveland Pregnancy Center or the Bible League International.
I love painting using different mediums, like real leaves, salt, saran wrap, and anything else to make my paintings different and unique! I love to experiment! I am inspired by all nature around me and marvel at the works of God!
I always have a painting in progress! I can see a scene as I drive along somewhere and just get a desire to paint it! You will find birds, animals, landscapes, and a variety of other themes in my work! I hope to continue growing my business!
Meet Sue Lewis from Cozyface Cowls...
Hi! I am Sue and I'm a lifelong Westlake resident and have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband for 41 years. I have been making exceptionally warm neckwear for about five years now. This will be my first Avant-Garde show!
I was inspired to find fabrics that actually blocked the wind when my walking friend began to experience symptoms of Raynaud's Syndrome and suffered from very cold ears, toes, and fingers. I also ride the bus to work across town in the winter and have first hand experience with the polar vortex on Euclid Avenue.
My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were all handwork enthusiasts, so my training began at a very young age. Finding a textile or fiber that is beautiful and correct for the problem being solved is my constant motivation.
Meet Tonya Jackson from JC Stephans...
Hi! I'm Tonya and I'm a wife and mother of three boys. I am an artist and absolutely love to cook. This is my first Avant-Garde show and I am extremely excited to be a part of this event!
I have been creating and donating my unique gift baskets for over 20 years. I am very involved in the community and have used my gift to help others.
My husband and children are my inspiration. Turning my art into a business has allowed me to spend quality time with my family. I have been in retail for many years and my challenge is to create quality bath and body products that aren't readily available.
In five years, I hope to have a successful business with 50+ employees. JC Stephans believes strongly in producing quality goods while delivering
exceptional customer service!
2016 Rocky River Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Sat. Nov. 19 (10am-5pm) & Sun. Nov 20 (11am-5pm)
Rocky River Memorial Hall (Next to Rec)
21016 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
For more information, contact Becki Silverstein, Event Coordinator at Becki@ag-shows.com
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