Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016

I will be participating this year in Kentucky Crafted: The Market for the first time. I can tell you, my little fingers are flying in West Liberty, working on special pieces to present to you the first weekend in March. I’d love to see you there!


Friday, March 410 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Galleries/Shop Owners Only)
Saturday, March 59 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Open to Public)
Sunday, March 610 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open to Public)

Where: Lexington Convention Center | 430 West Vine Street

Kentucky Crafted: The Market, now in its 34th year, celebrates the state’s finest producers of art, craft, literature and artisanal food. In addition to shopping for fine art and craft, visitors can enjoy musical performances, sample regional food products, participate in hands-on activities, and explore Kentucky arts and culture through special exhibits. Nowhere in Kentucky, let alone the nation, will you find such a convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food as you will at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. When you attend this show, prepare yourself for an exciting sensory experience. Kentucky Crafted: The Market is one of the only state-sponsored shows of its kind to feature traditional and contemporary fine art and craft along with Kentucky-related books, musical recordings, films and specialty food products.

The Market was chosen as the No. 1 Fair & Festival by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine four years in a row. It has been named a Top 10 Event by Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Kentucky Crafted: The Market offers buyers from galleries, shops and online retail venues across the nation the opportunity to select products from this elite group of exhibitors. The Market is open exclusively to the trade on March 4. The general public is invited to Kentucky Crafted: The Market on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Tickets are available online for the arts marketplace and can be purchased by going to

Guests can purchase a one-day ticket for $10 or attend both days for $15. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.

Kentucky Crafted is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council.

For up-to-date info regarding Kentucky Crafted: The Market, including parking information, visit or “like” the Facebook page, Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016.

Appalachian Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair…

There will be one more opportunity for you to see my work in person this year & that is at the Appalachian Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Morehead, Ky and produced by the Kentucky Folk Art Center. This is a one day show, on Saturday, December 5th. I’ll have a good selection of everything you’ll need to make your home sparkle for the season and a nice selection of hand-made, hand-painted gifts for loved ones! If you’re interested in attending, click the banner below for more information. Hope to see your smiling faces in Morehead on the 5th!


Media Sightings.

A familiar face was spotted on Watch the video to see some of the sights and sounds from the 2015 Woodland Art Fair.


The original video and article can be found here.

Come We to the Summer

Earlier this year I worked on a piece especially for the Kentucky Folk Art Center’s summer exhibition entitled Come We to the Summer.  I was honored to have my piece selected for the exhibit. The show is scheduled to be displayed until August 29th. So there is still time to view this wonderful exhibit if you have a chance. I have a few pictures from the opening reception, including some photos of my humbled little gal, Mariposa, who was just happy to spread her wings amongst such fantastic artwork.

(This was my first gallery exhibition in Kentucky and the very first opening reception I’ve been able to attend. Last year I was honored to have work included in a group exhibit at Hawk Galleries in Columbus, Ohio featuring Minnie Adkins and many of the area Kentucky folk artists.)


Come We to the Summer — Kentucky Folk Art Center, Morehead, Kentucky
















I wish I had taken more photos of the fantastic evening and of all the great art work that was presented in this show, including the Best in Show winning piece by Jo Ann Butts. Unfortunately, this was one of the evenings I forgot my camera but made due with the iPhone. The show is still up for a few more weeks if you would like to swing by and see it.