Mistletoe Market 2020
Virtual Artist & Artisan Gallery
Enjoy this collection of artwork created by artists!
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.
Dragons Fly Beads
Fiber & Jewelry Artist
St. Joseph, Michigan
"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."
Mixed Media Artist
La Grange, Illinois
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!
South Haven, Michigan
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.
Mixed Media Artist
South Lyon, Michigan
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
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.
Mixed Media Art
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.
Goofy Moose Productions
Mixed Media Artist
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.
Grand Haven, Michigan
"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.
Kadon Enterprises, Inc.
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 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.
St. Joseph, Michigan
Welcome to my "Garden of Crafts"!
Fabric has been my favorite plaything for many years, and I hope you enjoy viewing my creations as much as I've enjoyed making them. I love finding unique fabrics for my kid and adult aprons that you cannot find elsewhere! My aprons are made in a practical style from my original design based on ones your mom or grandma might have worn. And most of the adult aprons are made in a heavyweight cotton fabric, pre-shrunk for easy care. I am a bit of a perfectionist.....so you can be sure that you'll receive a handmade item that will meet your highest expectations. Please let me know if you have a special request....I'm always willing to create something new! Check out my scented trivet hotpads and embroidered wine totes, too! I re-opened my Etsy shop in April, since most craft shows were not occurring this year. While online shopping is certainly not the same as being able to see & touch the products, I hope you will find some goodies for your Christmas gifts in my shop. If you are able to pick up your order in the St. Joseph area, please message me for a free shipping code to use when you check out!
East Lansing, Michigan
"I reside in mid-Michigan and hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Florida State University along with a fellowship from Yale University where I studied printmaking, sculpture and painting. While predominantly a painter, most recently I have taken great interest in travel-print advertising from the early 20th century. My Inspiration comes from a combined fascination of the subject matter, colors, composition and the craftsmanship employed in this foregone era of printmaking.
As a resident in Mid-Michigan for over 25 yrs, my current work is comprised of many Great Lakes locations and coastal regions which I find similar and inspiring, in many ways to locations that I was surrounded by living in the Caribbean as a child. I combine drawings/paintings and text to create each piece resembling a vintage poster."
Mixed Media Artist
"I am a printmaker and mixed media artist with a home studio on Paw Paw Lake and a public studio at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI. I am a magpie collector of stones and bones and other fascinating objects and rusty bits that I see on my walks around Paw Paw Lake and on visits to my favorite Lake Michigan beach, Rocky Gap Park. My work is inspired by nature and spirit.
For the Mistletoe Market I will be offering digital art, small encaustic works as well as mixed media angels and small accordion books that I call Pencil PrayerBooks in my Etsy shop, etsy.com/shop/PencilPrayers Look for new additions to the shop as I finish and photograph new work. While I transition to a new website, you can also see my more recent work at artworkarchive.com/profile/carol-l-myers."
Scratch Pad Creations
"As a child and a teenager, I loved to draw, but life and responsibilities got in the way and my pencils were put away.
A few years ago, after a 20+ year hiatus from drawing, I traveled to Devon and Cornwall. It was my first-ever trip overseas, and I was incredibly inspired by the rural landscape and way of life. I began drawing again, and selling my creations. I create fantasy and storybook style drawings.
My inspirations include Maurice Sendak, Brian Froud, and Arthur Rackham, and David Small."
"Our sandy shores have always held a special place in my heart and I have truly found my passion in my designs and creations. So, that’s when it began, and now how It’s all tied together. Riptied first began when I started taking my beach glass and hand knotting bracelets together.. Hence the name Rip-tied”. But now, as lake levels rise and less beach glass is able to be found, I began collecting other washed up items such as rocks, driftwood, etc. These bracelets have now evolved into ornaments, candle holders, wall art, home decor, macrame and so much more"