2020 South Haven Art Fair

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

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