Updated: Nov 5

2020 will go down in history as one of the most extraordinary times of this century. Here, the South Haven Center for the Arts features the works of the more than 100 artists chosen to exhibit their work at the 2020 South Haven Art Fair, which was not possible to hold this year due to Michigan lockdowns, which included large events. Scroll down to see ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, glass, 2D and 3D mixed media, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and wood. Please click the links to see additional work of this group of talented artists. Congratulations to all the artists that were juried into this year's fair!



Functional and Decorative Clay


Kelly Lyons and John Lucassian, Rochester Hills, Michigan

Lucky Bunny Arts

Wheel-thrown ceramic tumblers with hand-painted, layered glazes






Tumblers




Kathy Veverka, Coloma, Michigan

Spring Flower Pottery

Wheel-thrown and hand-sculpted stoneware











Calla Lily Teapot




Julie Devers, Gobles, Michigan

Newgrange Pottery

Unique wood-fired pieces and traditionally-produced glazed stoneware









Bowl With Handle




Kyoko Magari-Ball, South Bend, Indiana

Fire Arts, Inc.

Hand-thrown and slab-constructed functional and decorative ceramics inspired by the Japanese style







Tea Bowl




Hope Wallace, Van Wert, Ohio

Hope Makes Art

One of a kind, hand-carved, sculptural and functional stoneware items, including glazed and fired pond fountains, bird feeders, bee feeders, wall plaques, toad homes, planters, and totems








Toad Abode




Scott Obernberger, Racine, Wisconsin

Twice Baked Pottery

Wheel-thrown or hand-built functional stoneware, often carved, and glazed in various colors







Patchwork Bowl




Kyle Carpenter, Asheville, North Carolina

Green Thumb Pottery

Half wheel-thrown and half hand-built water fountains and planters for indoor outdoor use

















Mushroom Stump Waterfall




Jan Sadowski, Howell, Michigan

terraforms

Hand-built or wheel-thrown high fired pottery








Ceramic Serving Plates




Stan Baker, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Highers Pottery Studio

Wheel-thrown and hand-carved stoneware with underglaze brushwork in cobalt blues and copper greens with with copper flash raku









World Globes




Jason Parsley, Cincinnati, Ohio

Parsley Pottery

Hand-thrown and hand-decorated stoneware using a glaze trailing technique to create a 3D effect





Annuals Nouveau Vessel




Barry Braun, Grass Lake, Michigan

Swallowtail Pottery

Traditional wheel-thrown and hand-built functional table and bakeware for home use




Popover Pan




Thomas and Sarah Gelsanliter, Milan, Michigan

One Acre Ceramics

Hand-crafted stoneware tiles and pottery with intricate carved designs glazed in multiple colors. Tiles and ornaments are pressed while pottery is wheel-thrown and assembled.




Wall Vases



Drawing



Brian McKelvey and Lyle Van Amburg, St. Johns, Michigan

pubsOf

Pen and ink, hand-drawn artwork in the pop art genre on Crescent watercolor board with a watercolor wash. Roughly 250 hours spent on each original scene, which is researched in the actual town.


Pubs of West Lafayette




Stan Piepenburg, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Stan Piepenburg Art

Created with various colors of ink applied with pen and brush to form a spacious image of contrast and serenity





Morning Mist




John Stoeckley, Louisiana, Missouri

stoeckley.com

Pen and ink drawings with watercolor of colleges and universities throughout the Midwest






Lake Forest College




Richard Gullett, Rudolph, Ohio

Dark Designs

Classified as pen and ink—better known as Doodles on Steroids—these highly-detailed, labor intensive, unique fine-line images are based mostly on mythology and composed of numerous Dark Designs hidden within











Alice



Fiber


Michele Marion, Sand Lake, Michigan

Northwoods Weavers Studio

Handwoven rugs and table runners made from materials like alpaca wool and upholstery salvaged from textile mills. Pieces are woven using original rug weaving Union looms dating from1898.













Runner




Philippe Laine, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Silk du Jour

100% original, hand-painted silk decorative items











Blue Heron 2019




Natalya Hrecznyj, Livonia, Michigan

Key to Style

Hand-stitched, hand-tooled original designs.100% handmade bags, bracelets, key chains, wallets, notebooks, bags, purses, and other items





Leather Box




Judith Brook, Three Rivers, Michigan

Moondance Fiber Art

Art of original design to use and wear: clothing, headwear, scarves, colorful woven rugs, knit, hand-woven, crochet, and felted items using exotic yarns and fibers, beads, feathers, vintage lace, and buttons








Freeform Crochet Wrap




Anna Algers & Monika LeVan, Montgomery, Ohio

Mo & Me Designs

Original designs and patterns made from high quality cotton. Items are hand-cut, serged, and hand-sewn or standard-machined in small batches.




Sunglasses Holders




Mary Bradshaw, Grand Rapids, Michigan

StitchedByMary

Baskets are made from rope-wrapped strips of fabric to form each basket of original design






Fabric Coiled Tote




Amos Amit, Los Angeles, California

Batik by Amit

Finely-detailed original Batiks, designed using an Egyptian cotton hot wax and dye process








Mt. High



Glass



Alan Sievers, Batavia, Illinois

Sievers Stained Glass

Contemporary stained glass in the copper foil technique with sculptural or layered elements and various metal and glass materials











Multi Grid




Mark Wagar, Riga, Michigan

Wagar Glass

Hand-blown glass made from hard yet fragile industrial materials









Powder Frit Offset




Garrett Wheeler, Toledo, Ohio

Garrett Wheeler Glass

Hand-blown functional and decorate glass














Blue Green Earthtone Bowl and Platter




Jennie DeWitt, Hastings, Michigan

Jenill Studios

Functional works of art created using the same methods as the “Old Masters of Glass”













By the Sea




Sheron Davis, Decatur, Georgia

Earth Spirit Art and Glass

Original fused glass designs using the copper foil method and two to four layers of glass, many containing natural items for added interest and dimension








Glass Dance



Ed Martin, Springfield, Illinois

Martin Fine Art

Layered mosaics of original design made from dicroic glass that is fused and slumped into custom molds, then framed with handmade glass frames and mounted into shadowboxes



Untitled





Kathleen Standard, Three Rivers, Michigan

Tree of Life

Original stained glass windows and garden art pieces made with the Tiffany copper foil technique










Mystical Maiden Dreamcatcher



Mixed Media (2D)



Jason Rodriguez and Heather Dickens, Metairie, Louisiana

Art87jr

Mulitple layers of materials ranging from acrylic paint, inks, spray paint, and digital collages made on gallery-wrapped canvas and artist wood panels.











Astro #1




Brinton and Claire Farrand, Cicero, Indiana

Farrand Fine Art

Vibrantly colored collages created by layering latex paint in "dribbles," spray paint, and collage combined with oil for a unique composition




















Amber Graffiti Girl




Crocifissa Grillo, High Springs, Florida

Kristina's Fine Art

Unique designs painted on cedar and canvas using an old world art of Fresco technique











Destiny




Anne Murphy, Newport News, Virginia

Acrylic paint combined with various media and manipulated with a palette knife to create organically fluid abstract work. The media includes water, alcohol, and glazing liquid.







Wave III




Karen Heuton, Johnston, Iowa

Art By Karen

Acrylic mixed with molding paste, ground stones, beads, paper, and other materials to create texture on canvas using tools, palette knife, and brush. Painting only originals in a contemporary style.







Beach 11




Arlaina Marie, Brook, Indiana

Fine Art by Arlaina Marie

Archival paper strips are individually painted and glued consecutively to a backing sheet resulting a slightly offset 3D effect. Finished pieces appear to cascade once framed behind glass.




















Doorway to a Dream




Derek Christensen, Chicago, Illinois

Derek Christensen Art

Artwork is made from vintage license plates entirely cut by hand with tin snips








David Bowie




Mixed Media (3D)




John Formato, Depew, New York

Short Line Spikes

Recycled railroad spikes welded to different metals depicting people in their profession, or playing a sport or musical instrument. Larger pieces hand cut from PNO steel.



Walkway Over the Hudson



Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors



Robyn Saunders, Plainfield, Illinois

Robyn Saunders Art

Beach scenes and custom pet portraits using thickened paints and varnishing techniques to create dimension









Lido Beach




Megan Cannon, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Maude Studios

Jewel-toned oils atop golden acrylic backgrounds to infuse each piece with a sense of whimsy and wonder slightly different from reality





The Cloud Rests




Susan Anderson, Jenison, Michigan

Susan Anderson Paintings

Acrylic paints, gel mediums, and other unique textures derived from nature's colors. Elements distributed on tongue in groove barn wood paneling.






My LIfe's Journey




Lorraine Orner, Gary, Indiana

Paintings by Lorraine Orner

Oils or acrylics on canvas and wood board. Oils painted in-studio, acrylics painted en plein air.







Tennessee River




Anna Barnhart, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Art of Anna Barnhart

Whimsical, abstract, moody, local subjects and natural-themed acrylic paintings using a palette knife and texture-making tools







Colorful Vineyard




Paula Lawrence, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Paula Renee Art Studio

Paintings created with with oils or heavy body acrylics and modeling paste on stretched linen or cotton canvas and finished with varnish. Some artwork incorporates floetrol to create "acrylic pour" paintings.




Soul




Cara Van Leuven, Highland, Illinois

Cara VL Equine Art

Vibrant base layers with complimentary or contrasting top colors in oil, cold wax, and Galkyd applied with a palette knife



Grays for Days




Sabrina Zhou, Carmel, Indiana

Sabrina Zhou: My Art, Your Home

Representational and expressionistic still lifes and landscapes in oil











Cook Creek Park




Brian Murphy, Newport News, Virginia

Brian Murphy

Original plein air and studio oil paintings of cityscapes from the US and Europe using a loose yet descriptive brushwork technique combined with a limited palette and attention to natural light








Under the Oak




Emily Winkel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Emily Andra Illustrations

Portraits, Michigan-inspired scenes, holiday scenes, and florals created using variety of watercolors with ink, pastels, and oils. Prints and greeting cards also made based on original artwork.








Spring Florals 2020




C Lang Coleman, Grand Rapids, Michigan

C Coleman Art

Original designs hand-cut, mitered, drawn, painted, and finished on canvas






Dragonfly




Leon Ruiz, Naples, Florida

Emerald Art Studio

Acrylic paint on canvas or board sketched with a brush followed by a brush and palette knife technique to add layers of color







Life in the City II




Rosa Chavez, Naples, Florida

Rosa Chavez Artwork

Acrylic paint on canvas or board sketched with a brush and followed by a brush and palette knife technique to add layers of color





Island in the Sun




Bradley Goff, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bradley Goff

Textured oil paintings consisting of multiple layers of oil paints















Solitude Sailboat Series, Painting 8




Chris Klassen, Akron, Ohio

Realistic and abstract artwork painted with acrylics, and acrylics combined with charcoal or oil pastels, to create layered colors, texture, and space










Waterway Forest




Shinichi Sato, Kentwood, Michigan

Acrylic mediums supported on canvas/watercolor/Japanese papers and created using gesso/modeling paste followed by layered acrylic glazes






Moonlight Castle




Janice Garrett, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Original watercolors created by layering transparent watercolors onto a detailed drawing on cold press watercolor paper















A Tangle of Sweet Peas




Justin Sato, Caledonia, Michigan

Sato Fine Art

Original paint recipes layered onto Arches paper that is coated in gesso made from powdered sapphire. Washes are layered with brushwork accents to highlight subjects with unique properties.








Venetian Vertical No. 2




James Gorman, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Paintings By Gorman

Animal and human landscapes balanced with shadow and reflections painted with oils on canvas







Fisherman



Mary Lou Morgan, Monroeville, Indiana

Purple Dandelion Art Studio

Pen and ink paintings of botanical flowers and scenery
















Orienpetlily Botanical Drawing




Godwin Kou, Alpharetta, Georgia

Discover Atlanta Chinese Art

Brushed watercolors and ink on rice paper or silk











Gold Pond




Randi Ford, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Randi Ford Art

Acrylic paintings filled with life and energy that capture the beauty and spirit of the Michigan landscape






The Evolving Adventure




Photography



John Galbo, Saginaw, Michigan

Impressionism by Galbo

Digital photographs captured in high resolution RAW format, then processed to ensure they are vibrant, dynamic and print-ready





Palau de Musical




Nels Johnson, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Nels Johnson Photographer

Color photographs of architectural detail, printed on paper and framed under glass











Closeup a Florida Poly




R. C. Fulwiler, Lakeland, Florida

Knot-Not

Images of wit, humor, and coincidence created by blending digital files in Photoshop, which emulates traditional darkroom photography and produces work to archival standards








Dare to Dream




Jeff Thamert, Titusville, Florida

Thamert Photography

Hahnemuhle fine art paper is coated with liquid UV to create rich tones and sharp contrast, and to protect and add depth and texture. Each piece is framed in artist-cut hardwood frames.








The Angel Oak




Michael Jasinski – McIntosh, Florida

Jasinki Brothers Photography

Tropical landscape photography featuring Michigan and Florida beaches taken in a single exposure and printed on canvas. Each image is printed, framed, and signed by the artist.




Phantom of the Aqua




Drake Olmstead, Battle Creek, Michigan

Images By Drake

Nature and landscape photography printed on paper, metal, and gallery wrap canvases







Fishtown Winter Scene 2




Rita Anthony, Hammond, Indiana

Rita Anthony Photography

Digital photography with minimal editing done in Lightroom and/or Luminar on metal, canvas, or paper
















My Kind of Town




Donald Bomeli, Grand Blanc, Michigan

B/W photo enlargements, some from film and some from digital images, matted and mounted on acid-free board







Windmills on Mykonos




John Wagner, East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Lighthouses

Enlarged photographic aerial prints of Michigan lighthouses















Big Sable Point Lighthouse




Scott Sternberg, Tremont, Illinois

Scotts Fine Art

Images captured in 35mm format, hand printed on paper or canvas for best color, detail, and quality




River Gorge Bridge




Printmaking



Bruce and Christine Green, Micanopy, Florida

Vitrine

A painting in dyes is scanned and repainted digitally, then mono-prints with heat and pressure are used to transfer the dyes into painted layers onto aluminum







Aqua Man




Sculpture



James and Sharra Cook, Hesperia, Michigan

Coppertime Sprinklers

Copper tubing hand-formed into orbital sprinklers and kinetic wind spinners accented with gazing balls or hand cut figurines





Stationary Snail Sprinkler




Casey Bell, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Casey Bell Stone Sculptures

Blocks of limestone or marble intuitively carved using hand tools and various abrasives to create expressive, figurative sculpture









Rain Man




Atticus McFadden-Keesling, Clarkston, Michigan

AMK-Ironworks

Designs forged in hot steel using a mechanical hammer, air chisels, hammers, anvil, and other tools. Designs stem from the clay-like nature of steel.



















Heron Fire Tool Set




Joseph Goddard, Wilburton, Oklahoma

Hands Unlimited

Customized to each customer's hand by creating a mold made from dental material filled with gypsum cement, then peeled, carved, and base-mounted









Couple and Baseball




Wayne Harshberger, Goshen, Indiana

Alabaster stone hand-carved into abstract and semi-realistic sculptures, many into Mobius Strips











Pluto's Demise #7




Michael and Gayle Riley, Rochester Hills, Michigan

Roundhouse Sculptures

Brass musical instruments, sewing machines, fine mahogany, and other found objects that are folded, screwed, nailed, and bolted together to create whimsical creatures, cars, boats, and other items




Smart Phone Amplifiers




Ruben Medina, Cape Coral, Florida

Sacred & Profane Sculptures

Ruben Fine Art

Wall and 3D sculptures modeled with epoxy clay, decorated with real shells, and painted with acrylics. Some artworks are covered with metal coating and oxydized with natural patina.

























Female Torso




Todd and Nancy Kime, Toledo, Ohio

The Art of Sight

Welded metal, and fused glass sculpture














Snowtotems



Jewelry



Roselyn Mendez, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Evenrose Love

Hand-fabricated botanical jewelry in copper, brass, bronze, and sterling with patinated and hand-painted details.









Echinacea




April Seybold, Portage, Michigan

Seyboldesigns

Artwork created primarily in silver using traditional metalsmithing techniques, including casting, keum boo, 24k gold fusing, etching, embossing, hydraulic press, and soldering and stone setting













Mother and Child Necklace




Javier Baron, St. Augustine, Florida

Exclusivos

Made with .950 nickel-free sterling silver, settings and components are hand-shaped and soldered using files, pliers, and a torch gun to mold and form each work






Reversible Stone and Shell Rings




Ann McFadden, Waterford, Michigan

Designs by Ann Marie

Original designs created using various techniques like fold-forming, enameling, organic castings, and mukagame. Stones are cut and gound by the artist.













Iridescent Variscite Pendant




Sandy Inman, Holland, Michigan

Girlz Nite Out Dezignz

Bold, modern jewelry designs in precious metals utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques, including reticulation, fold forming, and free-form casting













Bumblebee Jasper Bracelet and Pendant




Christina King Ziegler, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Artwork fabricated with 14kt GF, sterling silver wire, and sheet stock using hammering, soldering, and metal forming techniques. Bezel settings with semi-precious stones and fine crystals.








Wire-Wrapped Bracelet




Ryan & Malia Tiburzio, Gainesville, Florida

Bejeweling

Hand-formed, shaped, and textured niobium, 14k filled gold, and sterling silver, finished with handmade findings and no solder. Niobium is colored via multi-layered anodization techniques.
















Niobium and Silver Swirl with Niobium Ear-Climbers




David Nugent, Hinsdale, New Hampshire

Evensong Jewelry

Hammered, cast, and fabricated 14k gold and sterling silver forms fused with precious and semi-precious stones










14K Gold and Sterling with White Sapphires and Quartz




Sean Berton, Berkeley, California

Sean's Celtic Creations

Original pen and ink illustrations are engraved, etched, sawn, filed, and lost wax cast in sterling/gold as design components for soldered fabrications, mixed metals/stone settings, and combined design elements







The Fairie Goddess Brooch




Veronica Martens, Chicago, Illinois

Veronica Riley Martens

Mosaic-style statement pieces hand-drilled and assembled using ecofriendly components, including tagua nuts, wood, horn, bone, crochet, and embroidery













Hand-Crochet With Hand-Drilled Ecofriendly Tagua Nuts




Marilyn Bean, Schoolcraft, Michigan

Olive Tree Silver

Sterling and fine silver paired with natural materials such as gemstones and wood, using techniques that include piercing, fusing, chasing, reticulation, oxidizing, and setting





Weeping Willow Earrings





Collyn DeBano, Detroit, Michigan

Tree Trunk Arts

One of a kind, hand-cast natural elements in solid silver and bronze with the artist’s spin on the lost wax casting process.





Gold Vermeil Echeveria Necklace and Studs




Eric and Glenda Lundgren, Holly Hill, Florida

Gold and Stuff

Sterling silver and 14k gold combined with precious stones











Lolite Ring in Sterling Silver




David and Ann Reif, Lake Ozark, Missouri

Renegade Heart

Fine metal fabrication, lapidary, etching, roll printing, and other metalworking techniques











Charo




Paul Albritton, Holly Hill, Florida

Albritton Gallery

Each piece individually hand forged from sheets of precious metals accented with stones

















Radiant-Cut Tourmaline and Sapphire Ring






Maranda Powers, Chicago, Illinois

Powers Handcrafted Jewelry

Traditionally hand-fabricated using techniques like hand-sawing, filing, and soldering to create modern, sleek designs in sterling silver, and genuine fossils and stones









Malachite Necklace




Venus Cramer, Elmhurst, Illinois

Jewelry By Venus

Contemporary art jewelry made using sterling silver, 14kt gold, precious gemstones, and found objects with a small-scale sheet fabrication technique









Turquoise Pendant with Pearl and Garnet




Debra Bet, Budd Lake, New Jersey

Debra Bet Jewels

Fine jewelry inspired by nature. Vintage designs cast in silver, 18k and 14k gold, and silver, set with gemstones, pearls, and diamonds. Each piece is assembled by hand.








Pearl and Ruby Grape Cluster Ring




Kathryn Kienle, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kathryn Kienle Jewelry

Semi-precious gemstones wrapped with woven precious metal wire











Hand-Formed Sterling Silver Black Agate Necklace




Julie Matos, Willow Springs, Illinois

Eclectic Redesigns

Hand-forged and fabricated nature-themed jewelry created from salvaged copper and other resourced metals and materials using primitive metalsmith techniques






Birds Statement Necklace




Lisa Kreitner, Coloma, Michigan

A Little Something Beaded

Intricately wire-woven jewelry created by wrapping hand-cut, etched, and bezeled semi-precious stones and genuine Lake Michigan beach glass in sterling silver and copper







Flowers Edge Pendant




Jacqueline Baker, Saint Joseph, Michigan

Dragons Fly Beads

One of a kind necklaces, bracelets, and earrings made from semiprecious stones, glass, crystals, and flame work beads enameled on copper





Dragonfly Decal Earrings




Kathleen Clausen, Indianapolis, Indiana

Hand-textured sterling clay pieces with gemstones, sterling, and gold-filled wire, embellished with gems, patina, keum-bo, or beads










Daisy in a Frame




Pamela Lemons, Williston, Ohio

Mostly Maille

Chainmaille jewelry handmade with argentium silver, yellow and rose gold, silver wire, and sheet metal










Bullseye Pendant




Greg and BJ Jordan, Niles, Michigan

Jordan Fine Art Jewelry

Hand fabricated, 3D, wearable sculpture designs in mixed metals using reticulation, acid etching, metal patina, and oxidation techniques








Warrior Collar



Wood



Julie Bowen, Holland, Michigan

JB Reclaimed Design

Lathe-turned and sanded pieces of solid wood or cut segments glued to create rings. Each piece is sealed with protective wax or oil.














Pop of Color




Kyle Huntoon, Detroit, Michigan

Hunt & Noyer Furniture

Wood furniture of original design that marries modern aesthetics with traditional joinery techniques. Pieces are made with the highest quality, hand-chosen wood.










Stella Stool




Robert Myrvall, Bark River, Michigan

Majestic Moonlite Woods

Modern furniture of original design made with exotic woods and bird-eye maple











Half Moon Table and Mirror




Mark Weyers, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cutting Crafts

Colorful cutting boards, trivets, and sandwich boards of original design made from scraps of recycled hardwood




Southwestern Style Sandwich Board and Cutting Boards




Simon and Elizabeth Tarasiewicz, Birch Run, Michigan

The Toy Tree

Hardwoods cut, joined, and planed with saws and hand carving tools, then hand painted and lacquered









Noah's Ark




Lee Ellis, Fishers, Indiana

Ellisturnings

Native and exotic woods hand selected and turned to illuminate interesting grain patterns; maple, locust, and mallee burls embellished with malachite and turquoise









Maple Burl Vase




Chanda & Kevin Dilks

K & C Design

Fractal wood burned tables and river tables







Walnut River Side Tables




Steven and Annette Harris, Louisville, Kentucky

Steve's Wood Crafters

Functional hand-crafted items made from exotic, domestic hardwoods






Spalted Maple Parabox

Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff MFA, artist, professor

Website: kellyingleright1.com

Facebook: Stone Creek

Artist Company: Stone Creek Fine Arts


ARTIST BIO

I am an artist that grew up in Northern Michigan, went to universities throughout lower Michigan (Western Michigan University, Michigan State, then Indiana University), and later Texas, and have been teaching art and art history in Texas for the past eighteen years. I recently moved back to Michigan (Ortonville near Pontiac) with my family. We missed the lovely changing weather and seasons associated with Michigan and the Great Lakes.


I have been working as an Art Historian and Studio Art professor at Western Michigan University for two years now. Oddly enough, I remember when attending Western Michigan University taking a road trip to South Haven, I so wanted to be in the galleries in the area. It is interesting how time must play out a journey and sometimes one gets lucky enough to actually achieve certain dreams or goals.


The west side of Michigan plays an important part in my life as the beaches are just exquisite, and a part of my internal psyche has come from the Cadillac/Traverse City area. At the moment, my favorite part of life is sharing the history of art and also teaching students at WMU how to achieve a technical concept or expressive qualities in art. It keeps me young and a bit more aware of the changing tides of art styles and concepts.


Chocolate Slick by Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff


ARTIST STATEMENT

I am interested in the intersection of abstraction and realism in my large oil, encaustic, mixed media landscapes, still life paintings, and non-representational paintings and sculpture.  The tension of the symbolic and the literal, as well as abstract and real, provides an interesting and challenging place to dwell. Sometimes my work feels surreal, other times it might fall into the realism category, and at times, even an abstract experimental fashion with usual materials like wool, packing material, and clay being used in the same work. There is a simplicity to my work that hovers near sophistication and moodiness, thus, producing a type of calm tranquility or serenity through the use of vast areas of space. My works often draw reference to the Great Lakes region, particularly the west coast of Michigan, and also, the desert Southwest, as I have lived in both areas and find great meaning in nature regarding these two very different ecologies and cultural systems.



FAVORITE ART TOOL

Probably the paintbrush, but I really love drawing with charcoal too. Recently, I have been on a big charcoal kick. I think I love the rawness of it, and if one is exceptional with ideas, the charcoal can convey a mood, from dark and scary, to light and happy. I have also been using different textures and spray paint on top of charcoal for a more contemporary approach.


FAVORITE UNUSUAL ART TOOL

I also work with encaustic paint, and often use sculpting tools that look much like picks and utensils used by dentists. These tools often help me create cavities (pun intended), holes, places that allow for more interesting textures, or vignettes to transpire. I like visceral things—on the verge of being slightly gross, but that have a more provocative or interesting quality.   

I also work with wool, poking it through a canvas from the back side. I came up with this while in graduate school several years ago.  


Opal Deep Three by Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff


A close-up of an encaustic work: I dug out the wax and created a cavity in which to place moss. There are actually three chasms in this work where I have placed items in the cavities.


I belong to the Brighton Art Guild,  Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild, and Paint Creek Art Center in Rochester Hills, and have items in shows with all three of these groups.

Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff is a South Haven Center for the Arts Artist Member. As a benefit of this membership level, we are proud to be featuring Artist Members on our blog. If you are an artist member and would like to be featured, email us at info@southhavenarts.org. Interested in becoming an artist member? See more information here: southhavenarts.org/artist-membership.

Updated: Oct 15

The participating artists in our 11th Annual Regional Juried Online Exhibition have shared with us their artist websites and social media pages to share their body of work with our community. Visit any of the links below to learn more about the artists.

Visit the Fantastical Flora and Fauna Exhibition Here!


Alisa Clark, liminalspaceart.com


Anna Mielniczuk, anna-mielniczuk.com, Instagram: @annamielniczukstudio


Anna Wooden, annawoodendesign.com


Anne Harrington Hughes, Instagram @annehhughes.studio


Ben Bohnsack, sandriverart.com


Bindia Hallauer, ArtByBindia.com


Brandy Baker, LinkedIn


Christine Miller


David Baker, dbakerart.com


Deb Davis, debadavis.com


Debra Howard, artistdebrahoward.com, Instagram @artist_debra_howard, Facebook facebook.com/ArtistDebraHoward


Donald Spezia, donspezia-friznicmusic.com

Dorris Akers


Eana Agopian, eanaappleagopian.com


Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, elizabethhublertorrey.com


Erin Houghtaling, Instagram @okay_collage


Erin McCarty, erinmaemccarty.com


Gemma Fletcher, gemmafletcher.work


George J. Miller


Helen O'Rourke


Jane Cloutier, deviantart.com/cloutierj/gallery


Jeanette Hammerstein, jeanettehammerstein.com


Jeanne Fields, jeannefieldsart.com


Jennifer Sugarman, jennifersugarmanartist.com


John Diephouse


Judy Wenig-Horswell


Kyra Richter, Instagram @kyrarichter, Etsy etsy.com/shop/TheLFPProject


Lori Brubaker, loribrubaker.wixsite.com/loribrubaker, Instagram @lori.brubaker.art


MANDEM, MANDEMart.com


Marian Anderson


Martha Liddle-Lameti, Martel-Designs.com


Misty Grumbley, Instagram @digitalvictorian


Natalie Wetzel, Instagram @natalie_wetzel


Pamela Hart


Pamela Sloan, pamelasloan.com


Patricia Nelson


Robin Haller, robinhallerart.com


Ryn Clarke, rynclarkephotography.com, Facebook, www.facebook.com/rynclarke

Instagram, www.instagram.com/rynclarkephotography

LinkedIn, www.linkedin.com/in/rynclarke


Samantha Earley, Instagram @earley.samantha & Nancy DeJoy


Stephanie Weiner, revolutionarylemonadestand.com


Sue Hale, suehalefiber.com, Facebook: glittergirl.feltworks


Teri Bult, teribultart.com, coloringempowerment.com

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We would like to extend our gratitude to our juror, Stephanie Robertson, all participating artists in the exhibition, the SHCA Exhibition Committee and our sponsors.

This exhibition was funded and sponsored by Paul Hix's Office of Edward Jones and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The South Haven Center for the Arts mission is to enrich our community through the arts. Interested in becoming a member? Join today!

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