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21 artists added to Kentucky Crafted Program roster

Wednesday, 11 14, 2012

Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Twenty-one new artists have adjudicated into the Kentucky Crafted program, the Kentucky Arts Council's marketing assistance program that provides opportunities for artists to expand their market reach.

Artists are accepted into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as judged by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals.

"There are now more than 400 professional artists in the Kentucky Crafted program, and many will exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in March of 2013," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "We welcome the new artists into the program and look forward to working with them to provide assistance to help ensure their career success."

The new artists are:

  • Eva King, Paper, Murray
  • Pamela Clegg, Fine Art by Pamela Clegg, Georgetown
  • Ed Newell, photography, Winchester
  • Cathie Brown, My New Purse, Richmond
  • Mary Rezny, photography/paper, Lexington
  • Tracey Buchanan, Tracey Buchanan Studio, Paducah
  • Sherrie Cocanougher, Bobcat Hollow Beadery, Danville
  • Melissa Oesch, ReImagined by Luna, Lexington
  • Ron Cooper, Ron Cooper Stone & Wood Craftsman, Mount Vernon
  • Jason Cohen, jc woodartisan, Louisville
  • John Hockensmith, Fine Art Editions, Georgetown
  • Cathy Ridge, Designs by Cathy Wade, Prospect
  • James O'Brian, Chicken Feather Woods, Louisa
  • Mary Kinney, Kinney Studio, Oldham County
  • Christopher Krauskopf, Classic Woodworking, Louisville
  • Brian and Sara Turner, Cricket Press, Lexington
  • Steve Heartsill, Steve Heartsill Ceramic & Metal Design, Lexington
  • Walter Lay, wood, Louisville
  • Dan and Ida Barbee, Bluegrass Country Soap, Georgetown

In addition to marketing assistance, the Kentucky Crafted Program provides business training and exhibit opportunities to its members, such as inclusion in its online directory and exhibiting at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the arts council's award-winning annual fine art and craft showcase.

The Kentucky Crafted Program provides technical assistance and marketing opportunities to Kentucky visual and craft artists. For more information about the program, contact Ed Lawrence at ed.lawrence@ky.gov or 502-564-3757 ext. 473.

The Kentucky Arts Council is the state arts agency, creating opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Contact information and websites for new participants in the Kentucky Crafted Program are listed below. Print quality photos of sample works are available by clicking the thumbnail images.

Eva King

Eva King, paper, Murray
Contact: evaking51@bellsouth.net
Pamela Clegg

Pamela Clegg, Fine Art by Pamela Clegg, Georgetown
Contact: pmclegg@bellsouth.net
Online: pamelaclegg.com

Ed Newell

Ed Newell, photography, Winchester
Contact: ogellego525@aol.com
Online: www.etnphotography.com

Cathie Brown

Cathie Brown, My New Purse, Richmond
Contact: cathiebrown@bellsouth.net

Mary Rezny

Mary Rezny, photography/paper, Lexington
Contact: msrezny@insightbb.com
Online: www.msrezny.com

Tracey Buchanan

Tracey Buchanan, Tracey Buchanan Studio, Paducah
Contact: ktbuck@comcast.net
Online: www.traceybuchananstudio.com

Melissa Oesch

Melissa Oesch, ReImagined by Luna, Lexington
Contact: reimaginedbyluna@gmail.com
Online: www.reimaginedonline.com

Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper, Ron Cooper Stone & Wood Craftsman, Mount Vernon
Contact: rbcooper1@windstream.net
Online: www.cooperstoneworks.com

Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen, jc woodartisan, Louisville
Contact: jsc_wood@yahoo.com
Online: bourbonbarrelartisan.com

John Hockensmith

John Hockensmith, Fine Art Editions, Georgetown
Contact: johns@finearteditions.net
Online: FineArtEditions.net

Cathy Ridge

Cathy Ridge, Designs by Cathy Wade, Prospect
Contact: cathyridge@gmail.com
Online: designsbycathywade.com

James O'Brian

James O'Brian, Chicken Feather Woods, Louisa
Contact: jene.obrian@att.net

Mary Kinney

Mary Kinney, Kinney Studio, Oldham County
Contact: mary.kinney@yahoo.com
Online: www.marykinney.com

Christopher Krauskopf

Christopher Krauskopf, Classic Woodworking, Louisville
Contact: christokk@netzero.com
Online: www.therockingchairman.com

Brian and Sara Turner

Brian and Sara Turner, Cricket Press, Lexington
Contact: cricketpress@gmail.com
Online: cricket-press.com

Steve Heartsill

Steve Heartsill, Steve Heartsill Ceramic & Metal Design, Lexington
Contact: sheart@insightbb.com
Online: etsy.com/shop/lookwhatstevemade

Walter Lay

Walter Lay, wood, Louisville
Contact: walterlay@aol.com

Dan and Ida Barbee

Dan and Ida Barbee, Bluegrass Country Soap, Georgetown
Contact: dabar48@bellsouth.net

Sherrie Cocanougher

Sherrie Cocanougher, Bobcat Hollow Beadery, Danville
Contact: sherrie.cocanougher@gmail.com

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