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Arts Alive 2020! Artists and Musicians



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Handmade Crafts

2 DYE 4 - Lauren & Russel Autin

Tylertown, Mississippi

Booth #50

Handcrafted, Original, Unique, Tie-Dyed Designs on Clothing & Fabrics Hand- Tied & Hand- Dyed creations, Dresses, Pants, Vests, children & baby outfits, Tapestry, Hats, Socks

Website: http://theoriginal2dye4.com



Painting & Mixed Media

4th Avenue ArtWorks - Amy Ballard

Columbus, Mississippi

Booth #27

"I am inspired by vintage fashion to design a costume, paint the background (Acrylics), the portrait (Oil), and sew fabric on the canvas. I also do a variety of colorful palette knife paintings in oil"


Stained Glass

A Different Window - Kenneth Smith

Columbus, Mississippi

Booth #58

"I am a artist of Stained Glass Mosaics which is installed in old vintage wood framed windows and solid wood picture frames. Light projects my work with beautiful colors."


Leather

All Bottled Up by Bre - Sabrina Stallworth

Biloxi, Mississippi

Booth #44

Sabrina Stallworth, a self-taught artist from Biloxi, MS. art works are created from glass, and plastic bottles. Also, designer of-handcrafted jewelry, handbags, baby booties, sandals, belts, and wallets crafted from: natural exotic hides, skins, furs, semi precious gems, exotic wood beads, and crystal beads.


Acrylic Pouring

All Things Art - Vikki Barnes

Gulfport, Missisippi

Booth #45

Victoria (Vikki) has been painting for four years but drawing and being Creative for a lifetime. God gives good Gifts like Therapy & Peace via Art.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/NewEllArtDesigns/



Mixed Media

Ann Madden Photography and Design

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #21

Ann creates mixed media, fine art, pieces based on her photography. She also photographs adorable children, unique individuals, fabulous families, gorgeous weddings, amazing events and unique, local businesses on the MS Gulf Coast, in the NOLA area and beyond.

Website: http://www.annmaddenphoto.com/



Painting & Mixed Media

Art by Christy Gallery - Christy & Brock Boutte

Gretna, Louisiana

Booth #4

Finger painted with acrylic, chalk, and metallic paints on wood then embellished with colored metal leaf. Glass beads and costume jewels are then added and finally a heavy coat of resin is applied.

Website: http://www.artbychristy.com/



Glass & Mixed Media

Art by Kathi - Kathi Keller

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #29

"I create paintings from glass and resin and I also paint wildlife on slate."


Painting & Mixed Media

Art by Kelvin Baldwin

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Booth #6

Technique and materials includes a range of brushes, palette knife, detailing, layering and color mixing. Use various mediums & acrylic paint on canvas and wood. Creating a unique & colorful painting


Digital Art

Austin Bell

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #65

Austin Bell (ImmortalOz) draws monsters. Inspired by the monsters under the bed and in the closet and basement. Raised on old monster movies, video games and dnd books he found in the trash. Unlike a lot of stuff in life, there is no wrong way of creating one and there is a certain comfort in that. Firm believer in art therapy.


Woodworking

B's Boards, Blocks & Bowls - Barrett Diaz

Pass Christian, Mississippi

Booth #67

Handmade segmented bowls, cutting boards, butcher blocks & pens using fine hardwoods such as Purple Heart, Black Walnut, Hard Rock Maple & Cherry. Made by hand cutting wood & turning on a lathe.


Painting

Barbara Cobb

Mobile, Alabama

Booth #52

"I come from a very creative line of amazing artists. I grew up standing at the creative elbows of my father, uncles and grandfather watching and observing their amazing creativity."


Live Music

Bay Ratz Marching Battery

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Performance Schedule

The Bay Ratz Marching Battery is a group of kids of all ages and skill levels who like to bang on stuff. We've got some adults who want to motivate these kids and maybe make some noise, too! The Bay Ratz Marching Battery aims to teach youth on the Mississippi Gulf Coast musical skills and composition, team building and self-confidence through drum instruction.



Jewelry

Beach Tribe Jewelry - Nicole Green

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #28

Nicole uses organic materials, such as cotton, leather, hemp, pearls, shells & gemstones. In metals, she uses copper & sterling silver. She like metal stamping & etching. She also does wire wrapping & wire weaving.

Website: https://www.instagram.com/beach_tribe_jewelry



Pottery

BSL Creative Arts Center - Steve Barney

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #41

Steve is Founder of the STEAMpunk Pottery Project and Director of the Bay St. Louis Creative Arts Center. A lifelong artist and engineer, Steve is part of a growing movement to integrate STEM into art. He spends his studio time making mugs for Lazy Magnolia Brewery.


Weaving

Caledonia Cloth - Melissa Barksdale

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Booth #55

Handwoven Textiles and Handspun Yarn


Painting / Mixed-Media

Candace Ohara Artwork

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #35

"I am an acrylic pour artist. I also work with resin. I am inspired by the coast. Almost all of my pieces can be used for the everyday home."


Photography

Carlton Mickle Photography

Slidell, Louisiana

Booth #23

Photographs and hand made photo stationary cards from film, digital cameras, and photoshop manipulations. Images printed on custom metallic photo paper in various sizes.

Website: http://www.carltonmickle.com/



Ceramics

Catie Daniel Art

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Booth #42

Catie Daniel is an artist from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. where she is currently living and working. She has an Associates of Art from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She is a painter, primarily working in watercolor, as well as a potter who makes functional ware.

Website: http://www.catiedaniel.com/



Ceramics

Christian Bailey Ceramics

Saucier, Mississippi

Booth #43

Christian is a high school art teacher with a passion for pottery and all things ceramics. Working from his studio in Saucier he explores the limits of clay by creating his undulating forms. The underwater world is one of his many influences and is an avid scuba diver. When not working hard in the studio or the classroom he enjoys relaxing with his wife and four legged children.


Mixed Media

Custom Signs of Slidell - Jim Hobson

Slidell, Louisiana

Booth #68

Jim Hobson and Ione Davis have been doing shows for two years. Hobson sells ready-made signs and 3D art on reclaimed wood and Ione makes trays and embroidered towels and aprons.


Mixed Media

Cynthia Mahner

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #40

"I am an experimental artist. I like trying new techniques, mixing mediums and colors to see what happens. Sometimes I paint realistically, but mostly abstract. Sometimes I have a plan when I start, but generally things go in different directions from the original intent. I love to find things that have created themselves in my paintings."


Mixed Media

Damsel n Distress - Rachel Sharpe

Batesville, Mississippi

Booth #56

"Signs - I buy/cut/sand all my wood. Then paint or stain depending on the design. All of my designs have been created by me in my design program. I cut and lay designs. Adding handpainted aspects."


Painting

Daniel Gurneck Fine Art and Prints

Gulfport, Mississippi

Booth #15

"Acrylic which is versatile in that I do washes that look like water color but can also use like oils. I like to also paint with pallet brushes. I have fun with pencil drawings as well."


Printmaking

Designs by Gail G - Gail Guerrieri

New Orleans, Louisiana

Booth #63

"Photography in a variety of sizes, mats, frames and on canvas. Colorful and unique and subjective to the viewer. Everyone sees something different in the modern, abstract nature of my art."


Live Music

Diggs Darcey

Gulfport, Mississippi

Performance Schedule

Diggs plays acoustic guitar and sings, deeply rooted in the Americana tradition, with one foot in the modern world, Diggs is a true Coast original, and a badass with a looper pedal.



Leather

FinchnFox - Jill Foxworth

Covington, Louisiana

Booth #24

FinchnFox creates wearable art using leather, making one of a kind leather purses, capes & hats. Each purse is designed, hand cut & sewn using the organic shape & pattern of each hide. No two items are alike.


Woodowrking

Furniture Works - Al Reisz

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #47

Specific shapes, both conventional and unconventional, are turned on a lathe from native and exotic tree wood. They are then sanded and finished with color/clear sealers and lacquers.


Jewelry

Glitzy Gull - Kitty Tripp

Pass Christian, Mississippi

Booth #60

"I create jewelry with a coastal theme using copper sheets, resin, solder, clay, textiles and recycled materials such as glass, wire and beads. I use my own drawings, carvings and painting in my work."


Painting

Greg Noll Art

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #16

"I have been into art as far as I remember. Have been given awards and have had my art in a few things such as the band Korn, one of the albums they have when they did a contest to live art with many of bands."


Painting / Mixed Media

Gulf Coast Tattoo Company - Scott Weicek

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #17

"I’ve been a full time tattooer for 19 years. I paint in the tattoo shop in my spare time to help maintain my lazy and loose grasp on regular daily routine."


Live Dance Performance

Handmaidens of the Lord Dancers - St Rose de Lima Catholic Church

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Performance Schedule

Led by Marion Brewer, the Handmaidens of the Lord are a group of women and girls from St Rose de Lima Catholic Church who find joy in coming together to express their love of Christ through dance. Their expressive choreography tells a story of passion, love, sacrifice and community. The Handmaidens were a huge hit at our festival last year and are sure to move your spirit again this year.



Live Music

Hadley Hill

Long Beach, Mississippi

Performance Schedule

Hadley Hill spent much of her childhood watching her grandfather play music and knew that’s what she wanted to do. “I grew up and I wanted to be a part of the band. I started learning guitar when I was 10," she said. Hill, a trained vocal teacher is a winner of last years Gulf Coast Idol competition.



Jewelry

Hammered - Cathy Tomlinson

Frankfort, Kentucky

Booth #11

"My body of work consists primarily of enamel on copper. Each piece is uniquely designed for structure, color and texture and feature various enameling techniques."


Local History

Hancock County Historical Society

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #62

"Our ultimate goal is to consign all the written documents on Hancock County history that we can gather into a database that will provide instant access to information being sought. To this end we have gathered records from churches, schools, newspapers, magazines, local authors, the city archives, the county and many other sources."


Painting

Hidden Scripture Art - Rachelle Triay

Lacombe, Louisiana

Booth #59

Oil and acrylic on canvas, mostly nature/scenery, but some abstract. Each painting is named after a scripture verse and has the scripture reference hidden within it.

Website: https://RachelleTriay.com



Jewelry

JC Arts - Juan Carlos and Nuris Cahue

Ocala, Florida

Booth #20

Silversmith, hand crafted wereable art in sterling silver and mix metals, all with beatiful color of stones, unique and one of a kind.


Sculpture

John Marc Anderson Design Studios

Mandeville, Louisiana

Booth #3

Architectural art of the City Of New Orleans. Three dimensional relief pieces, wall mounted and freestanding, hand finished & stained in weathered, ancient finishes.

Web site: www.johnmarcanderson.com



Wood Turning

Jon Welborn

Pittsburg, Texas

Booth #30

"Wood turned and carved, live edge, decorative hollow forms from salvaged timber. All pieces are created from single piece of timber with no glue up. I find and source all material."

Website: https://www.jonwelbornstudio.com



Live Music

Kelsey Moran

Kiln, Mississippi

Performance Schedule

In a short period of time, Kelsey Moran has become a stalwart on the local music scene. Her laid back stage presence and terrific musicianship has impressed many a listener, to the point where she can be seen somewhere on the Coast almost any night. Inspired by Elvis to play guitar, she studied jazz at USM and studied keeping a crowd happy at countless gigs at a variety of venues over the last few years. “I really like playing oldies, a lot of that style. They call them the golden oldies, classical, stuff everyone can get into. Yeah, I like to play crowd-pleasing songs.”



Painting

Kristine Moran

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #66

"I plan on having prints of my painting. Also plan on printing them on different things like shirt, koozies and magnets"


Ceramics, Weaving & Jewelry

La Terre Art Studios - James & Margaret Inabinet

Dedeaux, Mississippi

Booth #18

"We are inspired by Nature to create in our cabin studios in Dedeaux community of south Mississippi. James hand dyes natural fibers then weaves them into beautiful shawls.  Margaret creates in terra cotta clays functional and decorative wall plaques, mugs, ornaments, jewelry, and Nativities"


Jewelry

Laurie LaMarca Wearable Art

Independence, Louisiana

Booth #19

Jewelry is handcrafted from PMC fired and polished into solid fine silver. Designs are both from natural found objects: acorns, leaves, natural fiber & unique textures to create wearable unique art.

Website: http://Www.laurielamarca.com



Woodworking

Lawson Woodworks - Brad Caldwell

Gulfport, Mississippi

Booth #10

All work is 100% handcrafted using poplar or pine wood. Items include memory boxes, frames, and small furniture. Products are also hand-painted with original designs.

Website: http://www.lawsonwoodworks.com



Painting

Leanna Garcia Artwork

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #36


Leanna is a floral artist who uses palette knives and oil paint to create a 3D effect on canvas. She also paints bridal bouquets both from photograph and in person at the wedding reception.


Painting

Michael Lavelle

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #5

"As an artist I use the visual language of form, color and reactive movement to create a composition most commonly known as abstract art. Forms that may appear to the viewer are a direct result of this reactive movement."


 Mixed Media

Mixed Media by G - Gerald Howard

Diamondhead, Mississippi

Booth #8

Copper wire sculptures, window art using paint, stained glass, epoxy resin and recycled material


Metalworks

Natural Metals - Sky Tomson

Picayune, Mississippi

Booth #37

"Copper and brass shaped over a wooden stump with ball peen hammers that is then sautered and brazed, after cleaning the metal I then give it a chemical patina stain and a lacquer finish"


Painting & Mixed Media

Opalescent Art Gallery - Bethany Johnson

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #54

"I am an artist that uses a variety of mediums for painting. This includes acrylic, oils and watercolor. I also design handmade jewelry such as beaded and ceramic earrings and bracelets."


Painting

Personal Pets on Canvas - Shoshanna Marcus

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Booth #33

Shoshanna Marcus paints custom commissions of pets and will offering a selection of pre-made pet paintings at Arts Alive!

Website: https://personalpetsoncanvas.store/



Furniture

Pink Heron Paints - Sheila Risso

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #39

Furniture restorer & artisan using chalk paint with hand applied finishes. Specializes in buffet sideboard period pieces around 1930 and 1940... Upcycle outdated small lamps and trays.


Painting

Ricky Steele Designs

Panama City, Florida

Booth #7

Ricky's designs mirror the emotions of our lives and bring to light stories of the past and present. His designs tell the stories of poverty, race, segregation, and life's challenges.

Website: http://www.artbyrickysteele.com/



Sculpture

Sam Clark Art

Madison, Mississippi

Booth #64

"I sculpt funky creatures from my Imagination out of clay. I use hand-building techniques. Each on is a original one of a kind work. For color I use velvet under glazes and multiple glaze firings."


Painting & Mixed Media

Santa on the Bay - Bob McGraw

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #49

"I will be displaying original multimedia art, woodcarving, and photography as well as demonstrating the use of a CNC Laser Engraver"



Painting & Mixed Media

Scharonne Herrington

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #31

"I started drawing and painting as a child. Under the mentorship of Joseph Pearson, I began to explore airbrush and acrylic paint on canvas. I love painting in bright colors. I draw inspiration for my work from artists Christian Reese Lassen and David Wyland and music; old school hip-hop and jazz."


Ceramic Art

Serenity Clay Studios - Joan Adams

Shubuta, Mississippi

Booth #1

Joan is known for her Women Standing Tall Series. They are completely hand built and each is a one of kind piece. They do not have faces but capture the essence of all women. Women who have overcome adversity in their lives and can share their experience strength and hope. 



Live Music

Shannon "Bayou" Williford

Pass Christian, Mississippi

Performance Schedule

Harmonica-playing, singer-songwriter Shannon "Bayou" Williford is kind of a big deal in the Americana / blues scene, but he'd probably never admit it. Go ahead, look him up.



Jewelry

Simply In-Joy - Chauntel Federer

Mandeville, Louisiana

Booth #32

"I make diffuser jewelry and use cork, lava, leather, clay, wood and oysters to make my jewelry with the ability to hold on to or diffuse essential oils."


Glass

Stained Glass by Kalei

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #53

"I am a local stained glass artist who has been creating pieces for the past 15 years. I have done pieces for restaurants, schools, churches and individuals. My love for stained glass started as a child. My father was in the navy and we spent a number of years living in Spain which afforded us the opportunity to travel through Europe. I was always drawn to the windows in cathedrals and their elaborate stained glass."


Jewelry

Studio Eight-One-Eight Wearable Art - Christine Moseley

Biloxi, Mississippi

Booth #57

Studio Eight-One-Eight specializes in wearable art and beaded handcrafts using gemstones and mixed media.

Website: https://studioeightoneeight.com



Glass

Studio Inferno - Mitchell Gaudet

Waveland, Mississippi

Booth #2

Studio Inferno is a hot glass studio, founded in 1991 by Mitchell Gaudet, in the New Orleans neighborhood of Bywater.  Studio Inferno is in the process of moving over to the gulf coast into the building at Studio Waveland + Gallery.


Functional Art

SouthAustinGallery.com - Jennifer and Joseph Worth

Austin, Texas

Booth #26

"We are a husband & wife team of photographers creating city-specific handmade gifts. We use a process called dye-sublimation where the image transfers from the print paper to USA-made raw materials."

Website: http://www.southaustingallery.com



Jewelry

Summer Weatherly Clay + Art

Madison, Mississippi

Booth #61

Summer Weatherly Clay+Art is hand created jewelry using clay. Each piece is formed, fired and then hand assembly into a wearable piece of art.


Candles

Tana Larue Candles - Jessica Simon

Gulfport, Mississippi

Booth #34

"My husband and I make soy candles. We melt the 100% soy wax, add color & scent then let it cure for two to three weeks."



Embroidery

The Art of Ruth Miller

Picayune, Mississippi

Booth #22

Creator of hand-embroidered portraits, beaded earrings, needle-worked crafts and accessories.

Website: http://www.ruthmillerembroidery.com/



Painting / Mixed Media

The Best of Them 64 - Lisa Wilbourn

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #25

Acrylic paint on variety of surfaces, including canvas, ceramic dinner ware and furniture.


Jewelry

The Brass Button - Andrea Wilkes-Jones

Gulfport, Mississippi

Booth #51

"I use antique buttons(c.1850-1918), vintage glass, cameos, & typewriter keys to make jewelry blending Victorian, Renaissance & Modern styles to create new jewelry that will last for another 100 years."


Live Music

The Electric Sheep

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Performance Schedule

The Electric Sheep is made up of guitarist John Anderson, bass guitarist Sanjay Chaube, vocalist Jamie Parolli, and Parolli’s husband, Landon, on drums. The band in its present form has been together for about two years.

Singer Jamie Parolli's vocals are deeply rooted in the female rock vocalists of the 1980s and 1990s, and she’s been influenced heavily by performers like Alanis Morrissette, Lita Ford, Joan Jett and Pat Benatar.



Mosaic

The Plate Thief - Joanna Slay & Karen Tiner

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Booth #38

Located at 395 Washington St., Bay St. Louis, MS in the Bay St. Louis Creative Arts Center, The Plate Thief teaches mosaic classes from beginner to advanced. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10-5.

Website: http://www.joannaslay.com/



Tie Dye

The Social Mosaic - Sherry Peckens

Mc Henry, Mississippi

Booth #48

Levi Johnson and Sherry Peckens are local musicians with the flair for tie dye as well. Together, with their children, they create unique and unforgettable music and one of a kind tie dye as a means to promote local music.


Jewelry

The Twisted Sista - MaxAnne Noel-Ragusa

Covington, Louisiana

Booth #12

A wire-wrap artist who loves our natural stones from the earth that God has given us. Wrapping materials are either 14/20 gold-fill, Argentium Sterling Silver or copper, whichever the stone demands.


Live Music

Thomas Jackson

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Performance Schedule

Northeast Mississippi native Thomas Jackson is steeped in the rich cultural heritage of his home state—playing a traditional and humbling brand of country music. His latest effort entitled Bridgeburner, is a collection of country-folk songs that tell the tales of Jackson’s life as a storyteller and performer.



Jewelry

Unique Stones - Connie & Bob Boyd

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Booth #46

Bob starts with stones in the rough from rocks around the world. He slabs them, shapes them, and puts on a hand polish spending 2 1/2 hours on each. Connie then Wire Wraps each in Sterling Silver.

Website: http://unique-stones.com/



Painting & Drawing 

Willie Morris Fine Art

Panama City, Florida

Booth #14

Willie Morris is a multifaceted artist, who creates rich graphite drawings and colorful watercolors of whatever subject matter captures his creative heart and imaginative eye.

Website: http://williemorrisfineart.com/

Email:
hancockarts@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3498
Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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