FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thirty-three artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program will exhibit fine art and craft at the 2013 Indiana Artisan Marketplace, April 6-7 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Artists who participate do so through a reciprocal agreement with the Kentucky Arts Council. In exchange, a select number of exhibit spaces are made available for Indiana Artisans at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the arts council’s signature retail and wholesale arts marketplace.
"Agreements like the one we have with Indiana Artisans are extremely beneficial to the juried artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "These events provide opportunities to artists to sell their work, in addition to spreading the Kentucky Crafted brand beyond the borders of the Commonwealth."
The Indiana Artisan Marketplace offers visitors a chance to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and foods directly from the artisans who make it. The show features artists and food producers from Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri. In addition to browsing the booths, visitors can also enjoy Indiana music, live art and craft demonstration and food and drink tasting.
Kentucky Crafted Program artists who will participate in the Indiana Artisan Marketplace are:
- Dan Neil Barnes, Dan Neil Barnes Studios, Lexington
- Gary Bertram, Gary Bertram Art, Georgetown
- Carrie Blackburn, Silver Smitten, Winchester
- Marianne Brown, Mariannne Brown Pottery, Lawrenceburg
- Deb Chenault, Twelfth House Designs, Berea
- Amy Elswick, Clay House Pots, Louisville
- Matthew Gaddie, The Meadows Pottery, Bardstown
- Sharon Haines, Natural Accents, Park City
- Sandy Zera Hensley, Shelbyville
- Bruce and Kelley Hoefer, Turning Wheel Pottery, Berea
- Lloyd Hughes, Lloyd K. Hughes Metalsmithing, Lexington
- Laura and Scot Kellersberger, Phoenix Creative Metal, Salvisa
- Erica Kirchner, Creature Comforts by Erica, Prospect
- Richard Kolb, Yardbirds, Louisville
- John Leeds, Leeds Jewelry, Richmond
- Marianna McDonald, McDonald Fine Art, Lexington
- Robbie Moriarty, Moriarty Art, Louisville
- Mark Needham, Mark Needham Jewelry, Louisville
- Raymond Papka, Versailles
- Thomas Porter, Pottery by Thomas, Philpot
- Clair Raabe, Raabe Glass, Louisville
- Carol Reesor, Carol Reesor’s Fine Art, Buffalo
- Jeannette Rowlett, Jeannette’s Jewelry, Berea
- Dick Scheu, Kentucky Snow, Louisville
- Deb and Michael Shambro, ShambroLa Wood Art, Lexington
- John W. Snell, John W. Snell Photography, Lexington
- Nora Swanson and Dale Brandt, Nora Swanson Arts, Berea
- May Tagher, Maycreations, Walton
- Erin Taydus, Sassa Bella, Harrodsburg
- Michael Terra, Terra Cottage Ceramics, Paducah
- Julia Weber, Adventure Creations, Lexington
- Fred Wiesener, Wiesener Studios, Maysville
- James Williams, Anew Backyard, Elizabethtown
Kentucky Crafted is a 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. For more information about the Kentucky Crafted Program, contact Ed Lawrence, arts council arts marketing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-3757, ext. 473.
More than 150 artisans will participate in the 2013 Marketplace. Admission is $10. For more information, visit the Indiana Artisan Marketplace website.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates 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.
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