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Artists & Vendors 2017

Thanks to Shop Local Raleigh, Got to be NC, and Artsplosure, almost 100 vendors will be selling their unique wares as part of Wide Open Bluegrass! The festival's Got to be NC area showcases unique food and agricultural products from throughout the state, from barbecue and sweet potatoes to ice cream, candy, honey, and even soap.

 

Shop Local Raleigh promotes and supports locally owned, independent businesses, featuring products from locally ground coffee to locally made art.

 

And the WOB Art Market is an intimate juried showcase designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic arts community, in addition to featuring unique artisans from across the United States.

 

NOTE ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY: PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass encourages anyone to apply to be part of this event. If you need any additional information or have a question about accessibility at Wide Open Bluegrass, please contact Jamie Katz Court by e-mail at communications@pinecone.org or by phone at 919-664-8333 x103.

 


 
 
Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2017

The WOB Art Market is an intimate juried showcase, produced by Artsplosure, designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic arts community, in addition to featuring unique artisans from across the United States.

 

Contact Glynda Westerbeek (glynda@artsplosure.org) with Arts Market questions.

 

Art Market Vendors
 
Dana Minette
Stained glass in the Tiffany method of copper foiling. I design 3-D objects, sun catchers, night lights, lamps, panels, kaleidoscopes and jewelry.
 
 

 
Rae Brown
A Bit off Center is a collaboration between Julie Rogers, and Rae Brown. All of our pots start on the wheel before being altered and hand-glazed. 
 
 

 
Lauren Lovejoy
Recycled glass mosaics. A blend of hand cut and broken glass mosaics framed in our hand made barn wood frames and vintage window sashes. 
 
 

 
Luis Enrique Gutierrez
My ceramic sculpture is a blending of my Nicoyan Indian heritage and my contemporary innovations. 
 
 

 
Noellia Torres
Bixi Awotan are 100% handmade leather handbags & accessories, design and manufactured in our family shop, using the highest quality hand selected leathers, creating functional and innovative designs. All our products are 100% made by hand with love & passion
 
 

 
Gabriel Rodriguez
Fun handmade leather mocs and purses. Constantly inventing new designs, unique, useful and well-constructed. Soles, cut, mounted and sewn by hand. Many colors, principally buffalo and cow hide. Attention to details, comfort, function and beauty. Reflects Aztec culture.
 

 
Elizabeth Guthmann
I make organic stuffed animals, loveys, and dolls from my original designs. They are made to inspire imagination and be lasting companions to kids or kids-at-heart!
 
 

 
Amy Barnard
Handbags and accessories made from high quality, cruelty free, faux leather and American made cotton materials. Many bags are adorned with buttons. All products are sewn by hand and sewing machine.
 
 

 
Erin Stesch
Erin hand paints the back of clear glass cabochons and seals them, preserving completely unique paintings. She sets the glass inside her handmade wooden necklaces that are designed, cut, and finished in her North Raleigh studio.
 
 

 
Kathleen Dautel
Trained as both an architect and a metalsmith, I combine these two passions to create modern jewelry in steel. Each design is original, laser cut and then hand finished and hand colored with epoxy resin, or 18 karat gold plated.
 
 

 
Ruben Corzo
Micro-macrame and silver filigree combine with semi-precious stones and fossils to create unique, wearable art. Macrae is an ancient technique of knotting that we have adapted and modernized with thin waxed cord. Filigree is created with a hammer and anvil.
 
 

 
Tamara Buettner
We are a husband and wife team, handcrafting unique, wire wrapped and fabricated sterling silver jewelry that is inspired by nature and created to highlight the beauty of natural stones.
 
 

 
Hsiang-Ting Yen
Inspired by Art Nouveau and Deco era, and organic and sculptureal modern forms. Opaque and transparent enamels are sifted on textured and pierced copper surfaces, wire constructions and electro-formed fine edges are utilized to reinterpret the characteristics.
 
 
 

 
Daniel McPhail
I handcraft premium hardwood cutting boards. No two are alike. Beautiful color.
 

 
Keith Hartman
I drawn cut, sand, drill, paint and stain educational wood toys, name stools, name coat racks, trains, puzzles, planes, games and more.
 
 

 
Eric Hanan
Carved end grain and crotch wood vessels with mineral and shell inlays. Wood sculptures. 
 
 

 
Kenneth Dickson
Fine woodworking
 

 
Marirosa Hofmann
2D mixed media paintings with 6-8 layers of media. I use textures, acrylic oil and enamel paints, collage fine art papers, grease pencil and resin in my art. I make abstracted backgrounds with nature scenes on top.
 
 

 
Mark McDevitt
We design and screen print posters, tote bags, tea towels, cards and more from our shop located in East Point, GA.
 
 

 
Amy Friend
Mixed media drawings on wood and embroidered silkscreen prints, pillows and bags. Illustrated with birds, my current body of work focuses on a desire for balance and the dichotomy of my life – my desire for adventure freedom versus a need for security and roots. 
 
 

 
Natasha Caine
Hand casted metal collages with vintage and antique parts and beads. Lost wax technique. 
 
 

 
Jason Witherspoon
Marisol Spoon is a husband/wife artist team. The forest and sea, vintage aesthetics, off beat tales, and classical painting are some of our inspirations. We offer oil paintings, frames and LTD cuckoo clocks (sculpted, hand-cast and painted), and archival prints. 
 
 

 
Tim Lee
Acoustic music themed work in a variety of mixed media including painting, print making and wood carvings. Bluegrass and Raleigh are my passions!
 
 

 
Lorie Malone
We make banjos, guitars, and other instruments out of reclaimed items and fashion items including handbags and western shirts out of upcycled vintage materials.
 
 

 
Leif Johansen
Self-taught pop surrealist working with acrylic paint, hand cut paper, pen and ink, copic markers, colored pencil and LED lights. 
 
 

 
Deona Fish
Original acrylic paintings with upcycled custom made frames. Materials collected from architectural salvage from all around North Carolina.
 
 

 
Kathleen Master
Acid etched copper combined with sold and watercolor paper.
 
 

 
Amy Richards
I am a freelance illustrator working mainly in watercolor and ink. I create originals, have prints of originals as well, and a full greeting card line.
 
 

 
Gwen Redfern
Watercolor paintings on paper.
 

 
Ken Vrana
As a fine artist, Ken’s oil and acrylic paintings on wood panel or canvas depicting landscapes, life scenes, and whimsical compositions from the personality of the artist. Manuy unique painting techniques and styles are combined to create a realism or surreal feel.
 
 

 
Dan Campbell
Acrylic paintings of an impressionist / semi-abstracted style. Many pieces of musical subjects and/or inspiration.
 
 

 
King Godwin
King uses acrylics and acrylic markers on canvases and other fun objects.
 
 

 
Dave Lineback
Matted and framed fine art photography.
 
 

 
Jason Stoddart
This series documents the Southern Americana culture combining traditional, sepia tone and hand tinted styles of photography utilizing only museum archival materials printed by the artist in limited edition. 
 
 

 
Chris Oaks
Virginia White Oak logs are sawn, dried, planed, moulded, cut, shaped, drilled, beveled, sanded and finished. Olefin fiber yarn is spun into rope on a giant laying/twisting machine, woven in ancient “Sprang” technique and made into a ‘Sword Mat Clew’ harness.
 
 

 
Candy Pegram
It starts as a scrap of wood. Paints are added, depicting characters, or folky scenes. It’s distressed by hand and finished with a wax that gives an old patina. The work evokes feelings of nostalgia.
 
 

 
Alessandro Cagiati
Wheel thrown, footed, detailed, easy to handle functional pottery. Hand glazed using a variety of brush techniques. All pieces are dishwasher, oven, microwave safe meeting ASTM Specs for Food Grade Service. Serving dishes, plates, pitchers, mugs, bowls & more.
 
 

 
Jeff and Lisa Ross
Hand-crafted functional stoneware pottery in the Southern folk-pottery tradition, featuring jugs, serving dishes and platters, storage crocks, pitchers and drinking vessels. All food-safe and made by us using traditional wheel and slab building techniques. 
 
 

 
Erika Martinez
Handcrafted fabric handbags, totes and purses.
 
 

 
Sarah Goodyear
2D mixed media on canvas, incorporating the use of acrylics, gesso, ink and oil pastel.
 
 

 
Stacy Lewis
My mixed media paintings combine textured paper, monoprints and stencilling with layers of watercolor, inks and acrylic paints. Focal objects are accented with iridescent film and textured foil.
 
 

 
Wendy Wilkins
My mixed media paintings combine textured paper, monoprints and stencilling with layers of watercolor, inks and acrylic paints. Focal objects are accented with iridescent film and textured foil.
 
 

 
Dolores Fawkes
Pen and Pencil drawings that have added water color effects. All drawings based on 'Lessons we Learn from our Pets'.
 
 

 
Dolores Fawkes
Hand constructed sterling and 18 kt gold. Set with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.
 
 

 
Wide Open Bluegrass Vendors 2017
 
Shop Local Raleigh Vendors

Shop Local Raleigh/Greater Raleigh Merchants Association promotes and supports locally owned, independent businesses, featuring products from locally ground coffee to locally made art.

 

Contact Jennifer Martin (jennifer@shoplocalraleigh.org) with any questions.

 

Citizen Pops
 
Gypsy Jule
 
Hail Mary Mix
 
House of Swank
 
Nyla Elise
 
Pass the Gravy
 
Pitch and Primer
 
Porch Fly Clothing
 
Shop Local Raleigh
 
Southern Ego Clothing
 
The Go Girl Shoppe
 
The Salvage Sign
 
Two Roosters
 
Uncle Dave's Kettle Corn
 
 

 
 
Got to Be NC Vendors
 

The festival's Got to be NC area showcases unique food and agricultural products from the state; including, barbecue and sweet potatoes to ice cream, candy, honey, and soap.

 

Contact Tony Haywood (tony.haywood@ncagr.gov) with any questions about the application.

 
1 in 6 Snacks
 
4 Fosters Candle Co.
 
Apex Food Company
 
Atlantic Natural Foods
 
Aunt Sis' Salsa
 
Backyard Bistro
 
Bailey Bee Supply
 
Basnight's Lone Cedar
 
Berry Brothers, LLC
 
Bevs & Bites
 
Carden Farms
 
Carolina Packers Inc.
 
Carolinas Choice Foods
 
Chris' Peanuts & Candy Co.
 
Cloister Honey
 
Curley Tail, Inc.
 
D'Vine Foods
 
Farrell Farms
 
Four Legs Barking
 
Green River Picklers
 
Heavenly Beezzz Honey Co.
 
King's Concessions
 
L.L. Sweet Shop
 
Little Black Dressing Co.
 
Mackeys Ferry Peanuts
 
Mindful Supply
 
NC Sweet Potato Commission
 
Norm's Farm
 
Pick and Preserve
 
Pluto's Inc.
 
Smitty's Homemade Ice Cream
 
Sweet Treats of NC
 
Tastin' Jamaican 
 
The Cookie People
 
The Market Bakery
 
Tonya's Cookies
 
Yo Mamma's Style
 
 

 
 
Concessions and other vendors
 

Download the 2017 Wide Open Bluegrass Concessions Application (PDF)

 

Concessions application deadline: Monday, July 17, 2017, 5pm 

 

Contact Rachel Rice (rachel.rice@raleighconvention.com) with any questions about this application

 

Vendor List Coming Soon!