Baltimore, MD 21209
As a polymer clay artist for 15 years, I have participated in the Baltimore Visionary Art Museum, the Mistletoe Mart, Quiet Waters in Annapolis, the South Run Rec Center and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild Vienna Show and the Out of Hand show in Baltimore. I also have 3 of my pieces published in the 400 Polymer Clay Designs book.
Ben May Clay
Cigar Box Lady
I have always been fascinated with boxes and upon retirement tried different and unusual creative venues. I finally focused on a product that is very unique, quirky and great fun for me. I use old cigar boxes while utilizing as many recycled components as possible. I use a variety of scrapbooking materials for the base, then embellish them with vintage and precious items collected through my life, such as buttons, spools, jewelry, game pieces and much more. Each box has a different theme and no two are alike. Boxes are made up of individual cut and fitted items and some boxes are composed of over 55 pieces. I love my boxes and hope you will too.
Gadd Paintings & Prints
I have been working as a professional artist and illustrator for over 45 years studying art in Baltimore Maryland at the Le Millet School of Art, and The Famous Artist Correspondence Course with instructions John Pellew and Claude Croney, known for their expertise in landscape painting in watercolor. My medium was mainly watercolor before retiring from the University of Maryland as an illustrator. Since retiring I now have time to pain in oil and watercolor. My style is very traditional or representational.
My work has been shown in local galleries in Baltimore, Annapolis, and Pennsylvania with both one man and group shows. I am currently exhibiting with the Hanover Area Arts Guild in Hanover Pennsylvania and the Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, Maryland. I have participated in local and international art exhibits, and been published in art magazines and publications, such the Southwest Art, and international Art magazines. I have won many various awards and ribbons in local and online art competitions.
I am a member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. I have been a judge in art competitions, such as the adult and children’s art for the Maryland State Fair.
I live in Carroll County, Maryland, and am inspired by the many beautiful landscapes and historical old homes and farms in the Maryland and Pennsylvania area.
Beverly’s Beautiful Bags & More
West Friendship, MD
I am a Howard County, Maryland-based Artisian who started creating beautiful clothing
at the age of 10 for myself. Later, I would have other women interested in having me to create
something for them. I would accompany them to purchase their materials for their outfit which
was so fulfilling. My father purchased my very first Kenmore Steel Sewing Machine and my
imagination for style took off. My passion for the love of fashion has always been at the
forefront of my designs.
Years later, my love for fashion has not waivered, but has extended into the realm of
women’s fabric tote bags, cosmetic bags, cross body bags, wristlets, change purses and more.
My designs are like a breath of fresh air. Some of my customers have compared my work to
Vera Bradley’s purse line (What a compliment!) A love of all colors allows me to go beyond the
normal blah solid fabric bags. The use of store bought sewing patterns and being able to tweak
them is amazing.
I have developed quite a following on Instagram, as well as at yearly juried Arts/Craft
Shows that I participate in.
The reason that I make beautiful women’s fabric tote bags and other bag accessories is
because I have a passion for sewing and creating beautiful bags. To see the smiles on the
faces of my customers and when they come back to purchase others is a joy within itself.
Beverly’s Beautiful Bags and More
Green Castle, PA
Matilda’s Jewelry Box
Ilona (Snorky) Nye
Facebook: Matilda’s Jewelry Box
As Matilda’s Jewelry Box designer, I create one of a kind framed art with vintage jewelry to bring extra sparkle into your holiday home. Using your jewelry or mine, and working closely with you, my specialty is to create a family “memory” as I design personalized pieces for you. You can find me on Facebook at Matilda’s Jewelry Box
Joseph Court Candles
Mount Airy, MD
As a Chandler I mix and hand blend my wax and oils to bring you the most organic candles available. I source Maryland soy and blend it with the meat of the coconut (after the coconut scent has been extracted). The blending and pouring of the candles goes way deeper than just the raw materials. I share my “Love & Light” in each and every candle that is poured. My enthusiasm for my passion comes from passing that positive energy onto my clients through aromatherapy. Once the wick is lit, the energy carefully packaged is shared with you. I pride myself in bringing “Love & Light” to you for over 20 years ~
Ridge Hollow Game Boards
Moments by Thomas
Thomas J Schwab
Land of Nod Farm
Tasselled Totes started in 2005 with the combined efforts of mother /daughter
team, Cindy and Christen Parzych as Christen’s graduation project for high school.
I (Cindy) now run the business from my home in Bucks County, PA. A textile and
design major in collage, I design and make embellished fabric handbags, totes and
All of the bags are made with an embellishment of handcrafted fabric flowers,
custom ceramic buttons, ribbons or trims. All of the bags are fully lined with an
inside pocket and are available in a wide variety of sizes, silhouettes and handle
Accessories include eyeglass cases, scarf holders, lavender scented boot shapers,
wristlet key fobs, lanyards, water bottle holders, BYOB bags, etc.
Barnes Exotic Woods & Cards by Tammy
Tammy & Matthew Barnes
Working with native and exotic woods has been a passion of mine since 1977. What began as a hobby turned into a full time job. I enjoy giving attention to detail and accuracy. All of my pieces are one of a kind. My work is sold in shops and galleries in 5 states.
I’m inspired by the outcome of my cards to create smiles. My Airedale Terrier Molly, and nature assists my creativity and brings me much joy.
Wool Shop Arts
Jay Stutman designs
Ms. Jay Stutman
Jay Stutman is an award-winning jewelry designer. She lives in Newark, Delaware with her husband, a very large blind dog, and a sassy cat. As a self-taught beader, she fell in love with off-loom beadweaving and has been exploring the endless possibilities in design for the last thirteen years. Using a variety of beaded stitch techniques and art glass, she enjoys combining unusual color palettes that result in unique works of “wearable art”.
Ignoring the latest fashion trends, she creates jewelry that is timeless. From classic elegance to bold and funky, her style of intricately woven spiral rope sewn from seed beads and her passion for color translate into one of a kind jewelry pieces. “Classic Designs with a Twist”
Jay sells her jewelry at Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace Maryland, Ivystone Studio in Downingtown Pennsylvania and juried art fairs in the tristate area. She is also a juried Chester County member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman.
Toll House Studio & Off-Track Art
Linda Van Hart & Gail Martensen
Union Bridge, Maryland
Linda Van Hart is a total process metalsmith. She interprets historically significant botanical symbols with contemporary flair using classic techniques. She exhibits her botanical portraits, sculpture and mixed media collage in predominantly east coast galleries and high end crafts shows. Her Holly and Ivy series are particularly appropriate for this show. A world traveler, Linda is in many private collections in the USA, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland and Russia.
Since 1981, Linda is the metalsmithing part of the Art & Art History Department, McDaniel College where she is The Visual Arts Coordinator for Common Ground on The Hill. Each summer she also teaches at Common Ground and Peters Valley.
Off Track Art is located in downtown Westminster, Md.
Established in 2009 as a place where local artists can work together to display and
sell their work, and support the arts in Carroll County.
We feature a variety of art works for your home, gift giving and personal adornment.
Warren Wilson Photos
As an artist, I’ve chosen photography as my vehicle in allowing the viewer a glimpse into how I interpret life, all the while hoping to show a different perspective than one might expect. Photography has been a near-lifelong passion for me. I started out with a cheap box film camera in the mid-1950’s, photographed Vietnam in the mid-1960’s, worked as a photo lab technician 1970-2005, picked up a digital camera and joined a camera club in 2006. Joining the camera club taught me the skills and discipline needed to be a good photographer.
Although I’ve worked with film, I now devote most of my energy creating digital images. These digital images are then fine-tuned using various software packages. Then the work is sent to a professional photo lab for prints.
I’m what is considered a “generalist” photographer. A generalist is one who photographs a variety of subjects. Although I’ve found my passion in photographing nature, abstracts, and travel, I’ve also been known to photograph street scenes, extreme close-ups, and portraits—in other words, just about anything. I’ve found that doing so helps to keep me motivated and provides me with a large subject list.