Jewelry

Art stays and fashion goes. Too much art is only fashion and fad. -Norman Ridenour

50-AE

Painting

In painting one must search rather for suggestion than for description. -Paul Gauguin

33-NWM

Photography

The photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. -Susan Sontag

94-JR

Wood

Wood isn't important but rather that objects made of it are unique, simple, unpretentious. -G. Baselitz

117-PCG

Glass

To give body and perfect form to your thought is what it is to be an artist. -Jacques-Louis David

80-JG

Drawing

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. -Salvador Dali

79

Mixed Media

Choosing a mixture of mediums that best fit the subject is as important as the palette. -Tom Huntley

116-SRU

Fiber

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world. -Hans Hofmann

83

Sculpture

The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow. -Hans Arp

121-LEF

Ceramics

I do pottery. I love it. It's very relaxing; it takes me to another planet. -Eva Herzigova

G99-GR

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Chartered in 1956, the Louisville Artisans Guild is Kentucky's oldest guild dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in arts and crafts. Since then, the Guild has since grown into a membership group consisting of artists, craftsmen, educators, collectors, students and many others in the Louisville Metro area.

We invite you to explore our pages and meet our artists. If you are an artist yourself, we invite you to become a member.

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Featured Artists

Hatzidakis, Dawn

Jewelry

I am a metalsmith jeweler with a focus on color and patterns. Metalsmithing runs in the family.  I was taught by my Mom, a KY silversmith, so metalsmithing was a natural progression that l...

Houweling, Emmy

Painting

Painting - Primitive folk art painting Emmy Houweling, a New Castle, Kentucky resident with an art studio in her ca.1820 historic home, is a self taught painter who was inspired by an 18th century ...

Morgan, Jane

Painting

Painting - Oil painting (plein air, still life, oil pastels) and printmaking Art transforms my whole being --- I can immerse myself in painting, drawing or printmaking and “forget that the rest of ...

Martin, Paula

Photography

Photography - 35mm and digital photography   Fine art photography characterized by exceptional detail, simplicity of composition, and excellent use of color. Primarily but not exclusively natu...

Wright, Larry

Photography

Photography - Fine Art Photography First and foremost, I am an artist and fine arts photographer that works exclusively in large and medium film formats to achieve the level of artistic presen...

Mattei, Pamela

Fiber

Pamela Mattei is a fabric artist from Louisville, Kentucky. As the founder and the creative force behind DyeSigns By Pamela, she is on a mission to make the world a more colorful place, one scarf ...

Rosati, Judy

Photography

Photography - B & W and digitial photographic prints I use B&W film and some photographs are sepia toned to show warmth before they are hand colored using Marshall Photo Oils, photo tinting...

Rafferty, Bobbie

Jewelry

Jewelry - Beadwoven and Beaded Jewelry Beaded jewelry incorporating a multitude of techniques including beadweaving, stringing, wirework, fabrication, and fiber techniques. Artist Website  ww...

Read, Charles

Photography

photography - Fine art photography 2D mixed media Original Photography & 2D mixed media based on original photography, sculptor.Personal goal for my art is to continue my explorations into...

Jackson, JoAnna

Painting

Painting -  Acrylics/Encaustic I am JoAnna Jackson an Acrylic/mixed media artist. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and did not start painting until 1993. I have always been very "ARTSY" but...

Brestel, Sylvia

Fiber

Fiber - Hand felted, hand dyed, nuno, shibori wearables, wall art, and accessories Unique hand dyed elegant art in hand felted silk and wool in vibrant colors. I create hand felted, hand painted, ...

Parson, John

Wood

  As a wood artist, I feel an obligation to discover and showcase the natural beauty of wood. I prefer to turn what is termed “green wood” from recently felled trees. Most of my work is prod...

Rego, Mark

Photography

photography - Fine art photography An avid photographer with a passion for outdoor imagery, I enjoy the challenge of truly capturing the essence of my subject, be it a weather worn door or an ...

Bizianes, Elizabeth

Painting

Painting - Oils and charcoal I am Elizabeth Bizianes, an artist. My passion is to paint with oils and draw in charcoals and I have been creating artwork for as long as I can remember. My inspirati...

Powell, Melissa

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Metal and glass design Glass/metal sculptural and lighted objects; mixmed 3-D That’s what I try to express in my work and what I believe we all search for. I first began to wor...

Wasson, Phil

Sculpture

Sculpture - "Unique Sculpture in Copper & Iron"

Cleave, Joan Van

Sculpture

Sculpture - Mosaics I mosaic on many different surfaces such as table tops, lamp bases, light switch plates, and wall hangings and use tile, glass, mirrors, gems, etc. to bring interest to the art ...

Lum, Kathy

Jewelry

Jewelry -  Metalsmithing by "Silver Dragons I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in teaching. While living in Asia I discovered the world of jewelry and dec...

Roberts, Sharon

Jewelry

Jewelry - Hand-crafted artisan jewelry One-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry crafted primarily from sterling silver, using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Artist Statement   Art has...

Snook, Randall

Glass

Glass - Stained glass My inspiration is wide and varied, drawn on nature, cultural/religious/social significance, art heritage, and my own imagination.Artist Statement I was drawn to glass because ...

McKinley, Carl

Painting

Painting - Watercolor of wildlife and pastoral scenes. Kentucky Wildlife Artist—Carl M. McKinleyRecipient of The 2007 CKAG Artist of the Year award As a teenager, Carl began painting in oils, then...

French, Walter

Wood

Wood - Woodworking by "Walt's Creations" I like the challenge of transforming rough sawmill lumber into well cherished, functional objects that can be enjoyed by oneself as well as generations to c...

Green, Phil & Cindy

Wood

  Wood - Wood kitchen items Kentucky Proud Producer  

Craven-Becker, Colleen

Jewelry

  My work consists of off-loom beadweaving using needle and thread to weave glass seed beads and pressed Czech glass beads into bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other wearable art.  M...

Freese,Thomas

Wood

Wood - wood spoons and wood jewelry I make hand-crafted wood spoons, pins and earrings, using both native Kentucky and other woods. I paint or wood burn original art and designs from other cul...

Clore, Catherine

Wood

I saw my first barn quilt years ago on a beautiful weekend drive to Madison, Indiana. Since then I have seen barns decorated with large, colorfully painted quilt squares in many places we have trave...

Morfeld, Beverly

Painting

Painting - Painting with watercolor Painting with watercolor is an especially exciting and challenging experience. The fluidity of the medium seemingly lends itself to creativity. Frustra...

Hoskins, Mary Ann

Jewelry

Jewelry - Jewelry with semi-prescious stones and beads I am an artist creating jewelry using silversmith techniques to make silver bezels and bails in which to handset stones and cabochons. I ...

Bailey-Burch, Janet

Wood

Wood - Carved and painted horses Brief Overview My sculpture is dramatic and guaranteed to get noticed. Horse lovers can appreciate the correct anatomy, accurate movement and expression of my "Poni...

James, Jim

Wood

Wood - Jewelry Boxes Bombe Style Jewelry Box I strive for a good balance of form and funtion in my boxes. I avoid the overly ornate, preferring good lines, pleasing shapes, and interesting jo...

Rahner, Lesley

Jewelry

Jewelry - Fine Art Jewelry I Create for the Woman who does not want to wear what every other Woman is wearing.  My work is distinctive, complemented with notable stones & precious met...

Miller, Fred

Sculpture

sculpture - Metal I do metal sculptures that are strictly art or can be used as "art furniture" or center pieces. Many of the pieces can be used outside or inside. After the work is designed, it is...

Roberts, Geri

Ceramics

Ceramics - Stoneware and Raku I do wheel thrown and hand built pottery, both functional and decorative. I have been working in clay for about twelve years. Sometimes I control the clay and other t...

Christian, Ellen

Jewelry

Jewelry - Metal and stone jewelry

Rohrbacher, Brigitte

Ceramics

Ceramics -Pottery Functional & decorative stoneware

Stanley, Deborah

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Polymer Clay (2D & 3D) I create both figurative and abstract panels that are matted, framed and ready to hang. Sizes range from 4x6 to 16x20. My favorite creations are 2D wall art...

Martinovic, Nevenka W.

Painting

Painting - Watercolor Painting, decorated wood hearts, wood supports  

Lum, Kathy

Painting

Painting - Watercolors While living in Hong Kong I had the opportunity to take watercolor classes. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with them. I like the challenge because if you kno...

Wohlfeld, Tom

Jewelry

Jewelry - Silver and Mixed Media Jewelry The jewelry I make is one of a kind. I don’t know if this is part of my artistic style or that I have a short attention span. In any event I make all of the...

Ullrich, Sharon Robinson

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - POLYMER CLAY  I create One of A Kind (OOAK) babies from polymer clay , cloth, mohair, glass eyes and polypellets . Babies are then dressed accordingly. They range in size fr...

Freese, Thomas

Jewelry

Jewelry -  jewelry crafted from wood (also stone, bone and antler) I love making art from wood (actually I also work with stone, antler and bone). I started crafting wood pins, earrings a...

Roman, Bailey

Painting

  From the flat dimensions of drawings and painting to the fanciful landscapes of sculpture, each work lives in its own world and tells its story too! Whether it's Nightmare Flowers cre...

BAG44

Fiber

Fiber - Handbags / Magnets Handmade bags and magnets: Combining art, fashion, and functionality, BAG44 offers a collection of custom designed handbags and magnets in fabulous colors, patterns and s...

Doane, Donna

Jewelry

Jewelry - Sterling silver jewelry with gemstones, stone inlay, overlay, or intarsia pieces  Contemporary jewerly made from tarnish resistant sterling silver. Pieces are sometimes accented...

Ruffenach, Fred

Glass

Glass - Stained Glass made using the traditional lead came method. Fred Ruffenach, who now resides in Crestwood Kentucky is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he had a career in techn...

Holsclaw, Kay

Jewelry

Jewelry -  Jewelry Combining recycled musical instrument strings with shells, buttons and beads into wearable artArtist Statement Music has influenced many aspects of my life and is what ...

May-Alyea, Sandra

Jewelry

Jewelry - Copper, brass and silver jewelry Creating all week and playing music on the weekends, what could be better? I only hope you enjoy my work as much as I did during the making of it! I...

Solano, Marlon Obando

Jewelry

Jewelry - Naturaleza Jewelry: all-natural, handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry A wide variety of materials found in their natural environment are transformed into wearable art. Every piece is an o...