November 1, 2014 Artist Roster
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
Currently I am generating abstract, expressionist paintings using primarily acrylics as my tool of experimentation. Toss a Pop Art influence into the mix to round out what impacts my style. Mixed media is an increasing influence with many works incorporating plaster, copper wire, organic elements - sand, salt, rock, glass as well as print media. A few even include a favourite old shirt to worn to wear again. My art is diverse in subject and is extremely colorful and textural. It should provoke more than one sense in you.
Our creations are quite unique and are made from earth elements, we create from shell, rock, glass, and wood from the Texas Gulf Coast. We say "Save Mother Earth 1 Necklace at a Time!"
Varied styles ranging from military/aviation, surreal/sci-fi, realism and abstract paintings. Detail-oriented works composed of oil and acrylic on canvas. http://www.jackconnellyart.com 832-462-4474
Sculpture, art metal and jewelry designed and fabricated by Jeff Woodruff
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.
Artist and potter John Delafield makes a wide range of wheel thrown stoneware pottery
using rich earthtone clay and glazes designed for everyday use.
Unique one-of-a-kind hand-crafted necklaces and earrings. Majority are designed with semi-precious stones and love. Visit my web site to view the Calendar for my up and coming shows.
www.kcoriginaldesigns.com (281) 357-5180
I build my own panels from wood then paint nostalgic scenes of soft circuses with barnyard animals and other surprises. Once in a Blue Moon (or Super Moon) I'll jump out of my comfort zone and do a theme. October 2014 theme is Voodoo Tiki Lounge, using iconic 'mid-century' images from the 50s and 60s.
My works are of varying sizes, colors, and animal species, ranging from 4" x 4" to 48" x 48". I do custom work (commonly known as commissions) but must adhere to an artistic license to preserve the creative quality of the work. www.laceycrawford.com
Linda Hardy is a self taught mixed media artist. Her pieces are a mixture of folk art, sculpture and mixed media, using an assortment of papers, acrylics, silver leaf, vintage hardware and embellishments. Commissions welcome.
My blog 832-434-6332
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
Under & Over Water Dog Photography
With a view of the trees at my table I sit, kneading and working the clay. Until forms and shapes appear. After they are baked and cooled, they are glazed, hand painted or left naked. Then they are crafted into necklaces, earring or bracelets.
713-446-4035 Facebook- Lang's Design Studio
I am a self taught artist and have been creating solely for my own contentment for many years. I am bringing some pieces out of my study for the first time for the First Saturday Arts Market. I use oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, chalk, resin and wood to create art that makes me happy. I get much inspiration from nature and many of my pieces contain trees. 832.319.8189
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!
“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 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!
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.
Monique Weston Jewelry
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
The Great San Saba River Pecan Company
Gourmet Preserves all have Pecans in them. Peach Pecan Amaretto, Raspberry Pecan,
Jalapeno Peach Pecan,Orange Pecan. Pecan Pie in the Jar. 281-342-8117
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
Beyond Her is a collection of artisan housewares, apparel and gifts. We start with original designs, which we screen print on heritage fabrics or print using recycled paper. The look is fresh and modern - meets - natural and organic. We call it Art for Living.
Beyond Her has new lines for fall, including pet accessories (Beyond Fur) and home furnishings (Beyond Her @ Home)
In addition to Ralph’s traditional gouache landscapes and Nell’s mini florals, Ralph and Nell are now creating a collection of small, whimsical works of art they refer to as “Desktop Gems”. Many of them are collaborative works of imagination, with each of them doing a part of the artwork to create a colorful quirky piece of art.
Unique Gifts from Reclaimed Wood: Cutting boards, Bowls, Salt & Pepper Mills, Fine Writing Instruments and Wine Bottle Stoppers are just a few examples. Each month I add new products. http://www.rsacreations.com 832-276-8557
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.
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
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.
Encaustic wax paintings with mixed media and photography. http://www.facebook.com/taylorblaineart
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
Nationally published photographer who captures nature's small but wondrous subjects in gorgeous, natural light! I mainly photograph flowers, beautiful insects, dew drops, and occasionally Grizzly Bears.
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!
Unique hand forged and oxidized jewelry.
fLuxe Jewelry flirts with a balance between soft and edgy forms and is inspired by many styles, including art deco, Aztec pottery, & modern graphic design. fLuxe Jewelry is a line made from copper sheet metal and patina chemicals. Soft, playful colors compliment the sharp, geometric edges. 713.299.6286 fLuxeJewelry.com
Abstract paintings in acrylics and oils.
Mary G. Wilkinson Painter/Printmaker
Light and texture studies. My subject matter is abstracted from the garden
and other immediate surroundings, usually but not limited to botanicals. Read more.
With over 15 years experience in visual arts, I mostly enjoy working with acrylics, graphite and ink. My work has been described as "eccentrically high in detail" and that sums it up pretty good! My ideas are all creations from my own silly little brain, and I live for the smile on people's faces when they see my work... that's what it's all about for me and why I create. My motto is simple: have fun with everything and always question the possibility!
Live caricature art by Houston artist, Tom Rye. Also: Custom House Portraits, a beautiful, unique gift for yourself or someone special. http://tomrye.com