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The White Linen Night Artist Roster! August 2nd 2014

Art by Alicia


Abstract oil and acrylic paintings on canvas ranging from a medium to large scale that are ready to display with or without a frame. Photography consisting of wildlife, architecture, landscape or just day to day images captured naturally. Pictures come in both black and white and a very colorful scale. Images come framed, unframed and matted in an 8x10 format. facebook.com/artxalicia

Anne Byrd Art


My most recent work primarily consists of colored pencil and ink. But occasionally I use acrylic and watercolor to complete my pieces. See more. www.AnneByrdArt.com

Annette Kinslow Original Art Jewelry


Wire wrap jewelry featuring dichroic glass, handmade lampwork beads and sea glass. I use sterling silver, gold filled and copper wire. All the dichroic glass is made by the artist. The jewelry I make is for people who want the unusual, exotic and beautiful. http://kinslowart.com 832-466-1412

AEM Gallery


Blue Dog meets Far Side ... would be a good description. My art is whimsical and fun. Sometimes it will make you laugh out loud and sometimes you will smile inside. But it will always make you feel good. 713-816-2877 www.aprilmurphy.com

Arthur Deatly


My paintings are based from direct observation. I take my French easel out into the city I call home, Houston TX. The subject matter, although always changing, is often the confluence of what I love about Houston; it's buildings, bayous, highways, tree lined streets and lush parks and gardens. I hope you can see the beauty of Houston in my Urban Landscapes. 713-305-6626 http://deatlyart.com

Barbara Harmer - "Painting With Paper"


I never realized that when I went to Japan for one year to teach English, that it would wind up being 7 years, and I would return home with a new passion of painting with paper. What's that? It involves taking handmade Japanese paper and tearing and cutting it to create art, and is called ""Chigirie"" in Japanese. This technique was brought to Japan by China in the 6th century. The paper is applied to artist canvas and sealed with clear acrylic for protection, and it takes on the look of acrylic, oil, or watercolor paintings. Often people can't believe that I don't use any paint in my art.. I am truly ""addicted"" to beautiful handmade paper, and my studio reflects that with baskets filled with various and gorgeous colors, fibers, textures, and different weights of handmade papers. Everyday, I eagerly go into my studio with my artist's palette arranged in baskets before me, and get lost in the rainbow of colors, ready to fantasize my next creation. http://www.paintingwithpaper.net 832-573-0246

Art By Björn


I use a variety of bright acrylic colors applied in sometimes heavy strokes, sometimes not - on a 100% cotton rag paper made by the Fabriano paper mill in Italy - since anno 1264. Michelangelo, Raphael and others used it before me ... www.artbybjorn.com 210-421-2172

D and B Funky Creations


D & B Funky Creations makes fun, colorful Mexican Folk Art with a twist. We create unique colorful art that celebrate life & death with recycled, up-cycled & everything in between. From paper mache masks to multi-sized figures and paintings; there's a funky creation for everyone! facebook.com/DBFunkyCreations

c.s.ellington (Camille Ellington)


Ellington paints in acrylic, with much water and sometimes sand. Her painting is in an impressionistic style with techniques that feel more like carving. "It has been said that painting is half-way between sculpting and drawing," she says. "It is a wonderful experience."
http://www.csellington.com 936-240-8014

Cammie's Handmade Soaps


All natural, handmade designer soap bars with great designs and scents. Also, exfoliating sugar scrubs and wonderfully scented body and linen sprays. Don't miss Shampooch, my all natural dog flea shampoo bar, and SCRAM!, my all natural insect repellent.
281-392-1097
www.cammieshandmadesoaps.com

LuvHed, Carey Merrell


My name is Carey Merrell, and I am the designer for LuvHed. I started making jewelry in 1988, while living in NYC. I am pretty much self-taught, and love working with my hands to create beautiful and interesting things. As I create each piece, I listen to music--all kinds of music--and the blessings from the songs are lovingly woven into the beads. For example, I just finished a mediation mala necklace of 108 beads. While I was making the necklace, I was listening to Kirtan chants, and by the time I was finished the necklace was infused with the intention of the chant: Know what you want, and Ask for it. The universe will answer...manifest your dreams! luvhedjewelry.etsy.com 503-702-4423

Artgirl Pottery by Carol McGinnis


All of my functional work is food, dishwasher and microwave safe. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed making it. All work is handmade in my garage studio.
Images on Flickr.com www.facebook.com/CarolMcGinnisPottery

Christopher Perkins


I primarily use acrylic in my paintings, occasionally mixing some type of textured or blending medium. My paintings range from abstracts, including "jazz abstracts", to more Creole cultural works of art.
perkart.blogspot.com 248 470-3704

Maggie's Meltdown


Maggie's Meltdown produces jewelry in both precious and alternative metals. The designs come straight out of Maggie's head and she does her best to reproduce what she sees. Maggie had studied with & been influenced by Thomas Mann, Richard Salley, Andy Cooperman and Rosy Revolver. The work runs the gamete from modern minimalist to industrial gypsy and all points in between. http://maggiesmeltdown.blogspot.com 713-906-6880

May-n-Ais Findings - Chrissy Doolen


Artfully Crafted Unique Personalized Jewelry. Handmade PMC (fine silver) Sterling Silver with a twist of copper and brass on occasion. One of a kind, different unique designs. Priced perfect for gifts. Custom work for all your needs and price points. www.chrissydoolen.com

Christina Lynn Todaro


On several occasions, I have been told that no one sees the world the way I see it, and I take it as a compliment. I am inspired by nature and my daily interactions. My paintings juxtaposition extraordinary objects, places, and things to create a metaphor for the way I am feeling. When I am creating I move fluidly through the process with sensitivity to my emotions and materials, and let the product naturally unfold before my eyes. In my paintings, I want to evoke excitement, admiration and concern to understand a different way of thinking. I want to give the viewer a chance to let go of daily pressures and submerge themselves into a world of freedom and beauty.

For me, “art is my passionate obsession that has been a strong constant in my life no matter what else is happening. Art has given me LIFE and I want to inspire others.” " www.Layered-Beauty.com 832-642-5140

Creighton "Chuck" Carpenter


In an alternate universe exists our sister planet called Urth where technology, design, and fashion have evolved at radically different rates than our own. These photos document their life and times. High resolution prints are available for purchase. These make great gifts for fans of vintage photos, history, science fiction, engineering, surrealism, the Twilight Zone, or just unique art. The 18 x 24 versions have titles and are signed on the front; the 8 x 10s are not. http://urthchronicles.tumblr.com/

Corinne Lantier Smith


Corinne is an emerging artist, excited to introduce her latest body of work at First Saturday Arts Market. A former designer of museum exhibits and graphics, Corinne now enjoys time in her home studio focusing on her archival quality, fine art watercolor paintings. corinnelantiersmith.wordpress.com

Darlene Besier


I enjoy working in a wide variety of media and currently my main focus has been creating jewelry redesigns (altered art). I greatly enjoy redesigning jewelry as finding just the right components to collage together into one-of-a-kind pieces is exciting! Another focus is embossed metal art (repujado). Working in 36 gauge metal sheets, I emboss my linear designs which I then embolden with blocks of bright enamel paint. I developed this bold style of embossed metal from the idea to keep the designs clear and colorful which results in a stained glass quality in its simplicity. My favorite motifs include the sun, sunflower, and heart. It makes me happy when my work brings happiness to others!
Facebook http://www.sunartstudio.com/

Diane Fifer, Art Dwellers


Starting my work is always the same. Using colors that I like, I apply the paint to canvas using many different tools including my fingers. Building layers of paint, I let the canvas tell me how to proceed. Not having a planned destination for my paintings is very freeing. www.facebook.com/artdwellers

Ellie Teramoto Photography


I am a fine art nature photographer. I choose a camera as my tool because the art I see in nature is so real, so I do not want to alter it too much. A camera lets me see the world that animals and plants see. Through the lens, I imagine what it is like to be them. I would like my viewers to feel closer to the nature I see and remember that this is such a beautiful planet we live in. http://www.ellieteramoto.com 713-471-5088

Art by Architect: Gaston Carrio


Contemporary Abstract Paintings using mixed media, acrylics, oil pastels, charcoal, gesso, graphite on Masonite (wood). Resin is also applied on top of the artwork as a final stage of the creative painting's process. http://www.artbyarchitect.com 404-536-4668

JMC Photography


My portfolio consists of urban and natural landscape photography with texture images applied to give it a different look and feel. www.jmcpics.com 409-392-0624

Colorfly Studio Art by Jennifer DeDonato


I love paper! My technique is all about paper! I enjoy the simple hands-on techniques that is considered “old school” today and simply consists of paper, scissors and adhesive (yep, that’s pretty much it). I have a Ooh La La collection of paper that inspires me and cutting freehand is my thing. I also like vintage matchbooks and antique print letters. I use old discarded matchbooks and give them a second life. All my matchbook designs are created with the same “technical” way my paper designs are…you guessed it, scissors and adhesive.
http://www.colorflystudio.com 281-726-8297

Kimberly Schwarzkopf


Specializing in oil and acrylic media, Kimberly primarily enjoys painting natural subject matter, mainly flowers, landscapes, and the human body and face. Her style is marked by having ample detail and contrast with an emphasis on bright colors. She also loves surreal pieces, including camouflage art, and hopes to add more of the like to her portfolio soon. Come out and see what new bright and beautiful paintings she’s been working on!
www.kschwa.virb.com 832-361-0239

fLuxe Jewelry - Kristen Kramlich


Unique hand forged jewelry and one of a kind steampunk jewelry
713.299.6286 fLuxeJewelry.com

Enchanted Photo Design


My signature style with Enchanted Photodesign offers a luminous, ethereal view of a widely diverse array of subjects, from personal portraits to hard-edged urban views, from wildflowers to vivid graffiti. Far more than a business name, Enchanted Photodesign describes my approach to photography itself, a highly characteristic expression of my worldview, which creates a unique and immediately recognizable body of work.
www.enchantedphotodesign.com 713-320-2713

Lauren Luna


One of a kind ode to shoes! Every woman's first true love. From fashion illustrations, to encaustic with rhinestones, Luna's art combines fashion and fine art. Some of the illustrations were actually made into functional works of art as footwear!
www.artistaluna.com 888-945-5553

McCord Works

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I have been crocheting since I was eight years old. I like to work in a very small scale, producing tiny lace doilies, encircled in sterling silver as jewelry. I also make larger doilies from vintage patterns and frame them under glass.

http://mccordworks.com 713-899-2814 Newsletter, bio & more!

The Silver Acorn


We all have the desire to belong and to connect. From the first cave drawings to today's company logos or school mascots, we have used shared symbols to communicate with each other, form social and religious communities, remember together, comfort or inspire each other, and share our life stories. Symbols reflect what we are often unable to put into words. I collect symbolic antique and vintage wax stamps, wax seals from antique documents, and intaglios from the Grand Tour, from which I handcraft beautiful symbolic fine silver and bronze wax seal jewelry that has unique meaning or enduring symbolism. www.thesilveracorn.com 281-794-1180

Lisa Anderson - Barefoot in the Glass


I am a mosaic artist with a passion for the glass on glass technique, as well as mixed media 3-D artwork. Through my original designs and organic approach to cutting glass, I try to achieve a flow in each piece that accentuates the design and honors the natural beauty of light and color. www.barefootintheglass.com 817-420-4050

 

Lisa Morales


My big, bright, beautiful world of mixed media collage contains papers of all kinds - dictionary pages, maps, sheet music, love letters - they all make their way to my studio table where I hand paint, texture and tear each piece by hand. The finished papers are then chosen for color and pattern and laid down one at a time to create light, shadow, and dimension in the subject matter. I love to "paint" with paper and I always add a little pinch of wonderful to each piece.
www.lisamoralesmixedmedia.com 713-240-1227

Meraki Artists


Meraki Artists Consortium is a group of four artists who work in mixed media with a specialization in polymer clay. We all live in the Houston Texas area and feel that life is reflected in our art. Each of us has a style all her own from whimsical to elegant. Our designs include jewelry, vessels, purses, and other objects. Some include fine metals such as silver or gold and all are created with the intent of fostering good will in the eye of the beholder.

The word ""Meraki"" [may-rah-kee] is an adjective that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put ""something of yourself"" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

Betsy Fraser, Joey Barnes, Paula Kennedy, and Milli Jewell welcome you to our Meraki world of polymer art!
713-526-6831 Read their bios here!

Metalicity Mobile


Sculpture, art metal and jewelry designed and fabricated by Jeff Woodruff
512-496-4375
www.metalicity.com

Mike Peyton


“My “canvas” of choice is the gourd and my “brush” of choice is the Sharpie Pen. I am often asked what’s my “style”; I would call it “Simple Geometrical Expressionism”. My main inspiration comes from the Southwest and Native American art. I like the simplicity of positive and negative space and find the use of simple individual geometric designs grouped together allow the simple “geometry” to appear more complicated, but still flow. I believe this makes it “easier” for people to understand the effort required to create my designs without questioning the methodology used to achieve it. www.freewebs.com/peytonartwork 361-945-0677

The Hanging Pendant by Michelle Hickman

The Hanging Pendant by Michelle Hickman

The Hanging Pendant believes in the uniqueness of each person. The word Unique is defined as -the one and only, having no like, unusual, rare, extraordinary, different, uncommon, distinctive, special. The word Individual is defined as -single, separate thing or being, particular, distinguished from others by special characteristics. The word You is defined as -Yourself, all of you, you alone. Our pieces are designed for an uncommon, distinctive, particular, separate being that is rare and extraordinary and special, a single being... You!
www.thehangingpendant.com 936-788-3008

Reflections Jewels

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With her love of the outdoors, it is only fitting that jewelry artist Michelle Hoting's designs are a direct reflection of nature. Her pieces combine the elements and textures of nature with the use of natural stone, fine silver, sterling and copper often combined with found natural objects such as acorns and twigs, seeds and leaves. 713-557-1904 www.ReflectionsJewels.com

Monique Weston Jewelry

Photo by Jeremy Pierson

Monique Weston's unique art jewelry has earned accolades from the Houston Press, Papercity, 002Houston and other respected Houston press outlets, and a loyal following of clientele. Her pieces showcase an eclectic mix of repurposed materials, all of them unexpectedly beautiful. http://www.moniqueweston.com 713-444-4955

Nancy and Tuz Adams at TheTinArmadillo.com


We take the ordinary tin can and elevate it into an unusual and beautiful piece of art with the help of a torch and hand molding. Every item is hand cut with no patterns creating a patina and shape unique to that particular can. Just like the armadillo....he's an enjoyable mystery! Lanterns create elegant illuminations....Planter/windchimes sound from lids...Creatures that make you chuckle....and sculpture you simply enjoy either inside or out in the garden. All cans are donated...creating a circle of useful life for Mr.Tin.
http://www.TheTinArmadillo.com 281-462-0323

Rocket Girl Glass


I create fused glass in my studio; beginning with sheets of glass, I cut, stack, and shape pieces and then fuse them together to create original functional art. Most are sandblasted and fire polished to give a matte finish to add an extra dimension to the art piece. Example of my work and contact information can be found at Rocketgirlglass.com

Paige Woodring


Abstract Acrylic and oil painting.
(713) 301-8767
www.woodringfineart.com

Paul Kopecky- CARPENDEUM™


I make handcrafted furniture, sculptures, lamps and art creatively designed with an industrial bent using all my skills learned over a lifetime of wood and metalworking. Most of all, I enjoy sourcing the reclaimed materials and the inspiration that comes from finding new ways to use existing items. My furniture makes use of a variety of elements : steel, copper, iron, and the entire spectrum of hardwoods: oak, pecan, birch and maple. I get great satisfaction from making something that works perfectly for a customer’s environment, something custom and unique that can’t be purchased at any retail store. www.carpendeum.com 713-315-7150

Pen Morrison

My "Guitar Series" is a tribute to blues musicians and is made from steel, wood, found objects and signage. Lightnnin' Hopkins' "If You Steal My Chickens, You Can't Make 'em Lay" was a commission for the Whole Foods Montrose store. The "Gospel Series" celebrates all that is gospel and is made from wood, bibles, signage, found objects, and bird images. https://www.facebook.com/PenMorrisonArt http://www.spacetaker.org/profile/pen-morrison

Roberto Tapia


My artistic style could be considered bold and colorful with playful color tones. It's influenced by my growing up in two very different places with different customs. My works include paintings in various styles. https://sites.google.com/site/rtapiagallery/Home 832-335-3392

Ron Collins


We All Wear the Heart of Compassion I don't know the exact wording, but there is a quote in the Bible by Jesus saying, "What you do to the least of these you do to me." Not knowing the next persons beliefs, it would be hard to know if these words mean anything. To me, it sounds like the helpless are the least of these; these children are the least of these. I asked myself how I could help the children see that they make a difference? I came up with the "Heart of Compassion." I carved a wooden heart and put a drop of red paint, which is made to look like a drop of blood, and called it the Heart of Compassion, or The Bleeding Heart. When the kids in my neighborhood saw me wearing one, the next thing I knew they all wanted one! Before I gave them one I made them promise not to join gangs, litter, bully, to work hard in school, and not to hate or to use the word hate. ... a teaching tool was born! The Hearts of Compassion are carved from wood that came from Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. 713-681-2187

T.L. Staley


I create Acrylic abstract paintings & landscapes, portraits of people and animals. I also use other mediums in my paintings and drawings to achieve the look I desire, depending on the particular piece. (Oil, latex, mixed media/collage, colored pencil, pastel, embossing, etc.) My life's work has been in the arts. I get my inspiration from nature, people, animals and process it through expression in my art. Currently I have been doing many commissions for pet portraits and abstracts. If I can bring joy to someone with my artwork, this brings me great satisfaction. I am constantly evolving as an artist and strive for mastery of my craft. My art is available both as original and in printed versions. www.tlstaley.com 281-705-9299

Toria Hill


I am a self taught professional artist. I work in Krylon, Acrylic, Charcoal , and oil. My desire is to capture a moment of time and to allow the viewer to participate in that moment. www.toriahillgallery.com

Sergio Santos

Fell In Love With a Zombie Girl

I generally work in projects. Some of the projects draw from pop or subpop culture, but most of the other bodies of work are visual allegories. My paintings contain figures, actions, imagery, and/or events that convey an underlying meaning or emotion. I enjoy embracing humor where it surfaces and am unafraid of vibrant colors.
http://sergiosantosartist.com 832.659.5608

Shanii Renay - Windsor Gallerie


I’ve returned to my roots in graphic design, my work is a combination of digital images, photographs, and paintings. After I have them printed on canvas, I hand paint details and add touches of resin to highlight certain parts of the image. http://www.shaniirenay.com

Steven Carpenter


Ever since he could hold a crayon Steven has loved to draw pictures of monsters, creatures, and everything he could come up with from his wild imagination. From cats with upside-down faces and dizzying double-faced rabbits, to grim reapers and chickens, a diverse mix of characters inhabit the world of his paintings. The juxtaposed mix of distorted dreamlike creatures quickly draw you into his mesmerizing world. http://instagram.com/artbystevencarpenter

tic Jewelry Designs


Unique design in women's jewelry using Swarovski Crystal, the finest stone and pearls available, and .925 sterling silver. 713-385-0459 www.ticjewelrydesigns.com

T.D. Snider


Acrylic, House Paint, Mixed Media, Collage, etc. on Wood, Canvas, Metal, Board, Found Pieces, etc., and Found Object Sculpture. Basically, whatever I can lay my hand to. I can do a lot with a little.
281-572-1563

Taylor Clendennen

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Encaustic wax paintings with mixed media and photography. http://www.facebook.com/taylorblaineart

Terry Fromm


I make small objects with metal, some wearable and some not. My sterling silver jewelry line contains flowing designs that mimic fabric, ribbons, or leaves. My holloware collection is made from a variety of metals, primarily pewter, copper, and brass, and includes both functional and decorative pieces. terryfromm.com 832-275-2168

Tim Herschbach


I am a landscape and nature photographer living in Houston, Texas. My goal is to seek out inspiring rural locations and subjects, either natural or man-made, and capture them with the medium of photography to create fine art of the highest quality. http://www.herschbachphotography.com 713-454-9468

The Original Henna Company

All natural exquisite henna tattoos painted on skin freehand by myself, a third generation Henna Artist, it will surely leave you mesmerized. Also you will see a beautiful display of unique and intricate painting done with Henna and acrylic on canvas, glass and gourds with vibrant colors. www.hennacompany.com

Cultured Critter Collective


The Cultured Critter Collective is home to unique monsters, animals, and other fun creatures. I strive to impart whimsy, humor, color, and lots of different textures into my work. All of my pieces are handmade (urban vinyl art toys are personally customized by hand), and one-of-a-kind. Adopt a critter today- they're always on the look-out for cool people to take them home!
http://culturedcritter.storenvy.com

Vena Ashley


Whether the photo or piece of art is on paper, canvas, wood or metal, artist Vena Ashley's work is always a testament to her energy, creativity and passion for life. As Vena continues to grow, so does her art and photography. Please enjoy Vena's art and contact her here if you are interested in commissioning her or purchasing a one of a kind photo. www.venaashley.com 832-868-0242

Vivian Le Flore Mora


In creating my pieces, I want viewers to feel them as much as they see them. I combine realistic images with the elemental use of color and texture. I strive to induce a feeling that renders words somewhat inadequate.
www.vivianmoraart.com 713-385-5548

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Pickup BOYHOOD postcards, sunglasses, and tickets to an advance screening of the film!

Website: www.boyhoodmovie.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boyhoodmovie
Youtube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0oX0xiwOv8&feature=youtu.be

SYNOPSIS: Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
CAST: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater,
MPAA RATING: R
Houston Release Date: July 18th