Mistletoe Market 2020

Virtual Artist & Artisan Gallery

Enjoy this collection of artwork created by artists!

Baker Christine Banks Joan Bonnette Alisa Clarke Hinterland Farms Hughes Jennings Jones Jones Joyce Larsen Guetschow Marias Handmade

South Haven Center for the Arts invites you to view galleries for each of our Mistletoe Market Virtual Artists & Artisan Galleries and to purchase unique and meaningful gifts directly from the artists' own shops at the links provided. 

Jackie Baker

Dragons Fly Beads

Fiber & Jewelry Artist

St. Joseph, Michigan

Dragons Fly Beads on Facebook

dragonsflybeads@gmail.com

"Mine is a twofold art business-- jewelry and transforming recycled items with my sewing machine.  The concentration has been on jewelry for art fairs: one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The sewn items use wool sweaters, blankets, leather, and other fibers to make various purses, Christmas stockings, and scarves.

The pictures included show a variety of work. These are available, or you may request a similar item.  I live in Saint Joseph, and can do pickup or delivery of your purchase.

My work can be seen at The Box Factory, Water Street Glassworks, and Dragonsflybeads on Facebook. I show at Art Fairs throughout west Michigan and northern Indiana, including the South Haven Art Fair in July."

-Jacqueline Baker

 

Christine Banks

HukiPooks

Mixed Media Artist

La Grange, Illinois

etsy.com/shop/hukipooksluau/

etsy.com/shop/hukipookshome/

Award winning artist Christine Banks, aka Hukipooks, loves creating unique works of art perfect for thoughtful gifts. Enjoy serene scenery, glowing sunsets, and fun designs in almost every item she sells!

Hukipooks Luau is a fun shop featuring tropical items such as: hand soap & chalk casted from hand carved tiki sculptures, hand painted gift items, festive pillows, and more! 
 Hukipooks Home is a shop full of unique decor and gift items such as: hand painted trinket trays & boxes, drink coasters, Chicago-area postcards & art prints, and more! 

 

Joan Bonnette

Artist

South Haven, Michigan

joanebon1@gmail.com

The Butterfly, named Endura, has been a continuing theme in the art of Joan Bonnette.  Gateways and Sailforms are other themes in her watercolors and multimedia art. The artist enters juried exhibitions. She recently won honorable mention in International Society of Experimental Artists Juried Exhibition,  an international organization.  A longtime Michigan  resident, Bonnette has been in regional exhibits and in a two artist exhibit in Texas.

 

The metal wall art butterfly series symbolizes fragile and battered life surviving through adversity.  Found pieces of rusted metal are recycled to have new life.  Endura endures.

 

Alisa Clark

Alisa Clark believes in the power of creative expression—its power to help us find hope as we wait in life’s most challenging places and spaces. Alisa began finding a peaceful “flow” while creating when she could first pick up a crayon. Alisa did what came naturally for many engaged in the artistic process: she created her way through making sense of the past, sitting in life’s “In-Betweens,” and entering new places on the other side of much waiting. While considering all of these transitional spaces, Alisa notices that much of her art is made while sitting in the liminal “In-Between.”

 
 

Hinterland Farm + Kitchen

Owned and operated by two working artists/farmers, Shanna Shearer and Mikey Henderberg

Pullman, Michigan

hinterlandfarmkitchen.com/store

Hinterland Farm and Kitchen is located on a small farm in Pullman and is owned and operated by two working artists/farmers, Shanna Shearer and Mikey Henderberg. We grow organic produce and make packaged food items such as pastas (Thai Basil Spaghetti, Curry Capellini, Wild Mushroom Fettuccine, Garlic Fettuccine, Gluten-Free Fettuccine), dark chocolate bars (Sea Salt, Cherry Walnut, Smoked Sugar & Guajillo, Peppermint, Smoked Salt) hot sauces (10 different flavors with varying heat levels), black garlic, and teas. We also have a variety of gift-packs available, perfect for the holiday season! Additionally, as working artists we sell our artwork and traditional Japanese-bound sketchbooks made by us.

Marais Handmade

Marais Handmade is comprised of a mother and two of her daughters who
have a passion for all things handcrafted.

Established in the city of
Detroit in 2011, Marais prides themselves in making affordable and
accessible goods, with love, for all to enjoy. We make a wide variety of
giftable items including jewelry, ornaments, holiday goods,
 hair accessories, wearables and more.

 

Carolyn Jones

Goofy Moose Productions

Mixed Media Artist

Mishawaka, Indiana

etsy.com/shop/GoofyMoose

I began life as a child who played in the woods, and have grown to be a woman who still plays in the woods (and on the beach, in the desert, in the bogs, up the mountains . . .)  I have been blessed to live, travel, and work in many beautiful places across the planet. Nature has always inspired me, and has taught me to value the important things in life, especially time. It is a natural progression for me to turn to nature as a source of inspiration for my creativity.

 

Chandra Jennings

Scratch-board Artist

Grand Haven, Michigan

Starting From Scratch By Chandra on Facebook 

www.boardtoart.net

"I am a self-taught scratchboard artist, living in Grand Haven.  My work is focused on animals and the environment, my two passions (and maybe a lighthouse or two)!"

Scratchboard is a hand-rendered process where a top coat of black ink is literally scratched away from a layer of white clay, one line at a time. The image shown is the clay peeking through.  Sometimes, I use colored ink for enhancement.

 

Kate Jones

Kadon Enterprises, Inc.

Playable Art

Pasadena, Maryland

gamepuzzles.com

Kate Jones has been designing and making “playable art”, original games and puzzles for the joy of thinking, since 1979, in her homebased studio and workshop. She exhibits in many art shows across country and does her own website, www.gamepuzzles.com. Her award-winning unique geometric mosaics form many beautiful designs, comparable to M.C. Escher's or Vasarely's geometric art. Each takes months and sometimes years to develop. Made in lasercut acrylic and handcrafted wood, Kate’s heirloom-quality gamepuzzles are popular for both kids and adults, great for homeschoolers, too. They’re math as art and present endless challenges, inspiring creativity. Choose from over 200.

 

Maggie Joyce

Jeweler

Chicago, Illinois

lenzlady.com

Maggie Joyce creates jewelry designs with repurposing in mind, she upcycles optical lenses from eyeglasses into colorful creations that are reminiscent of found beach glass. Each component is reshaped by grinding, etching, drilling and dip-dyeing into an ombre effect of light and dark color tones. She hand forms all the sterling silver ear wires.   Designing the material is the fun part of the whole process while making pencil sketches first. Maggie has participated in the SH summer art fair in Stanley Johnson Park and the Waterfront show in Saugatuck for several years and hopes to return next time they happen.