Photography

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

94-JR

Drawing

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

79

Fiber

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

83

Glass

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

80-JG

Sculpture

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

121-LEF

Wood

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

117-PCG

Painting

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

33-NWM

Ceramics

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

G99-GR

Jewelry

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

50-AE

Mixed Media

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

116-SRU

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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.

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Featured Artists

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...

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...

Smith, Pamela

Fiber

Fiber -  Pine needle art with mixed media   Uniquely designed woven and hand-sewn pieces ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. Pam Smith was born in Louisville, Kent...

Frost, Lindsay E.

Sculpture

Sculpture - I concentrate on using Found Wood and finish it with several hand rubbed coats of Tung Oil. This brings out the grain and rhythm of the wood.  My goal is to enhance and release the...

Amezcua, Alejandro

Jewelry

Brief Overview Handcrafted sterlling silver jewelryArtist Statement A modern interpretation of classical designs and a love of nature are my inspirations. After apprenticeship with renowned Spratlin...

Ross, Terri Jo

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - mixed media acrylic/oil paintings Heavily textured abstract/surreal paintings I just won three 1st Place awards for two of my paintings submitted to American Art Awards in a "bl...

Buckner, Mary Ann

Photography

Photography - Equine and still-life photography Equine photography and still-life photography featuring rural subjects, Kentucky horse farm scenes, photographic details of horse racing, horses and ...

Powell, Rick

Jewelry

Jewelry - Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry My work consists of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces made primarily from sterling silver with copper, brass and gold. All items are origi...

Major, Sharon

Jewelry

Jewelry - Frog Hollow Jewelry Silver jewelry by a former science teacher. Her designs are inspired by the natural world and created using the science of metallurgy. Sharon took a metal smithi...

Kemper-O'Neil, Gloria

Fiber

 Fiber -  Quilting with mixed media My work embodies female energy, images, abstracts, colors, and shapes that inspire me. I do non-traditional quilting. I enjoy exploring, breaking ...

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...

Brock, Patricia

Photography

  Photography - Design BlokzTM, giclee, enlargements, notecards My work has transitioned into semi-abstract images with bright colors that stimulate strong feelings: joy, contentment, delight. Wh...

Wasson, Phil

Sculpture

Sculpture - "Unique Sculpture in Copper & Iron"

John, Jana

Ceramics

Ceramics - Decorative and functional ceramic Working out of my studio at home, I hand-build pottery, both decorative and functional, using terra cotta clay. I use slab construction, rolling ou...

Riley, Dain

Wood

 Wood - Lathe turned wooden vases, bowls and hollow forms Lathe work is very simple. You get rid of the excess wood. The hard part is deciding what is excess. I look for wood that has its own ...

Carter, Joan

Glass

Glass - Handmade glass beads The focus beads are created with a torch using propane and oxygen to a temperature of 2,300 degrees. Glass rods (from Italy) are melted, designed while molten and annea...

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...

Scheu, Dick

Wood

Wood - ornaments  Handcrafted wood snowflakes that make for an exceptionally fine gift. They are jewel-like because of the way I use the grain to create a beautiful starburst effect.Artis...

Davis, Bobbi

Jewelry

Brief Overview: All designs are expressed through the medium of polymer clay and embellished with carefull-selected beads, cording and findings. Because colors, patterns and designs are constantly e...

Buehler, Betty

Wood

Wood - Wood carving  This treehouse is done "in the round". It features two posts and four gables. Primarily hand carved out of cottonwood bark, this piece was a work of fancy .Wood speak...

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...

Smith, Rheanna

Painting

Painting - Oil portrait/Mixed Media Oil portrait/Mixed MediaModern and unpretentious oil portraits characterized that are by bright bold color, glittery picture planes, and custom frames t...

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...

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...

Kays (Vinson), Teri Le

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Mixed media portraits. I create portraits that utilize a variety of materials and techniques. I like to experiment with various media. For instance, I will use sharpies, acrylics, twi...

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, ...

Schettler, Jean

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Mixed media painting  

Rogers, Barbara

Fiber

Fiber - Quilts  

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...

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...

Hagood, Julie

Ceramics

I make functional and decorative pottery with the intention of being aesthetically appealing and functionally efficient.  My work is wheel-thrown and hand built stoneware, twice fired, the fina...

Christian, Ellen

Jewelry

Jewelry - Metal and stone jewelry

Modjeski, Peggy

Fiber

Peggy's sculptures are inspired by her love of animals and nature. Her knowledge of anatomy allows her to create realistic looking creatures, with a touch of whimsy and fun. She starts with a wire a...

Schnoll, Marvin

Wood

Wood -  Band-sawn wood boxes Cherry wood box (free form) 10"L x 5"H x 4"D

Brown, Paul

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - 100% Natural Body Care Products All soaps are made with Organic extra virgin olive oil. Beeswax lip and hand balms are made with my beeswax. Liquid and bar shaving soaps and hand made...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Klem, Ann

Jewelry

Artist Statement Always in love with color, Ann dove into creating hand-crafted glass beads in her studio in Fisherville, Kentucky after a career in computers. She is a graduate of Bonnie Blincoe’s ...

Baker, Shevvy

Jewelry

Jewelry - Original designed and handcrafted jewelry My name is Shevvy Baker. I have a Bachelor of Science in fine arts from the University of Louisville. I design and handcraft my jewelry under the...

Young, Maiken Ischiel

Fiber

Fiber -  Weaving

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 ...

Drescher, Linda

Jewelry

Jewelry - Jewelry design As a teacher, I always loved hands on projects as the best way to teach my students. Since college, I have made jewelry, candles, macramé purses, wall hangings, tee-sh...

Miles, Gregory Scott

Wood

Wood - deer antler and bone carving.  Carvings of people and animals related to the old west in wood, deer antler and bone. I am a resident of Louisville,Kentucky,a brick mason,and a wood scu...

Martinovic, Nevenka W.

Painting

Painting - Watercolor Painting, decorated wood hearts, wood supports  

Conrad, Julie Moss

Jewelry

I have always loved antiques and unusual found items.  I combined that love with an intense desire to create.  The result is my steampunk jewelry.  Included in my pieces are v...

Craik, Mary

Fiber

Fiber - Quilts and wall hangings It is with great joy that I am making quilts and wall hangings. Being involved with art has given a whole new meaning to my life. My goal is to please the eye and t...

Morzillo, Jill

Jewelry

Jewelry - Sterling silver jewelry Each piece of jewelry starts out as a sheet of sterling silver and is transformed into a wearable piece of art by utilizing the processes of metalsmithing: so...