Mary Gair grew up in Toronto but has spent the majority of her adult years in Muskoka. It is in this setting she fostered her deep affection for nature and wildlife. Setting forth to capture the flora and fauna of her everyday surroundings, she produced a number of canvases dedicated to life in her backyard pond. Not content to type-cast her abilities as an emerging artist, she began to embark on unfamiliar territory in the form of entering juried shows within her arts community. One such competition called for painters to express “their” Canadian moment in a 150th anniversary show. This allowed Gair to tap into her lifelong love of sport, most notably Canada’s pastime, hockey. What began as a small canvas, depicting one of the heroes of the 1972 Canada/Russia series, has led to a collection of paintings showcasing snippets of a defining moment in the collective Canadian consciousness.
Rustic Canadiana made with reclaimed materials. Starting with barn wood salvaged from across Southern Ontario. Each piece is hand-picked on-site, finding wood with the best character and “history” before being crafted into coat racks, furniture and our signature barn board Canadian Flags.
Argent Whimsy Jewellery is playful, simple, and uniquely different, contrasting textured surfaces with polished metal. Angela uses sterling silver or gold as the base to showcase precious and semi-percious gemstones, while the
choice of texture, patina, and colour are deliberate in every piece, adding emotion and movement to her designs.
“Using oil on canvas, I create figurative paintings with vibrant colours and rich textures. My artwork tells a story of acceptance and understanding that comes from solitude and welcoming the inner quiet of being alone.”
“Originally from Argentina, a self-taught artist with an engineering background who enjoys working on city and nature inspired abstract pieces. Medium: Acrylics.”
Janet’s works celebrate our environment and heritage. From expressionistic representation to abstraction, Janet uses an interplay of colour, light, shadow, and texture to convey the vitality felt from her subjects. Nostalgia, gratitude, love, and compassion are driving forces in her work.
Lisa Martini-Dunk is a formally trained fine artist and graphic designer who attended the University of Guelph – Fine Art program and Georgian College, Creative Arts and Graphic Design program graduating with honours. Her company, L’immaginaria (L’immaginaria is Italian for “one who imagines”) allows for the blending of expression and whimsy. Lisa uses scratchboard.
Colourful handsculpted polymer jewellery. Coordinating necklaces, barrettes, bracelets, earrings and pins.
Janet Horne Cozens creates non traditional monoprints using Japanese washi and natural materials. Her works celebrate the organic shapes and colours all around us.
Dominique Prevost presents serene tableaux inspired by landscape and changing light. Prevost uses handmade paper from Jampan(washi), classic European watercolour papers and variety of not so precious “found” papers.
Remarkably realistic, original watercolours celebrating the beauty of glass and nature. A diverse selection of life-like subjects are available in richly coloured watercolours by locally established artist/instructor Shelley Prior of Burlington.
Jen Prior is a Canadian wildlife illustrator from Guelph, Ontario. Her work is inspired by the truth in the natural world, where purpose is survival and procreation, and daily life is simple. Flora & fauna come together in calming shapes and gradations to represent the natural rhythm of the wilderness.
Flowers Recreated – The Art of Pressed Flowers
Jane takes her 30 years of experience in floral design and now makes pressed flower designs on greeting cards, handmade paper, wall art, candle glassware and jewellery. We bring nature into your home by taking pressed beautiful flowers and creating them into beautiful displays of art.
Leather Creations by Giampiero
Giampiero Ciarrocca is a retired Italian shoe maker and designer. He crafts handmade 100% genuine leather purses, pouches, coin wallets, belts and bracelets. All items are unique and paired with hand carved bone buttons, silk, wool and beads.
Michelle Cassady is a self taught artist. Being exposed to creativity in all aspects of her life she finds the visual inspiration for her collage, jewellery and paintings. The intention of her pieces are mainly inspirational words and sayings reflecting her freedom to express.
Handemade willow basketry made by Lene Rasmussen from Lakeshore Willows. She grows her own basketry willow without any use of chemicals or pesticides.
The vine wrapping around your finger, the circle laying close to your heart, the shell whispering in your ear, Donna’s jewellery is mysterious and divine. Intelligently designed and carefully crafted from bronze, silver, gold and precious gems according to ancient techniques and traditions – for your heart and pleasure.
NonConformist Art – Amanda Gonsalves
I am self taught artist working in acrylics. I work intuitively and each painting is an unfolding and a surprise. My work is continuously evolving and each painting is approached with a sense of wonder and excitement.
Sandy Sicard began painting rocks, dot paintings 2 years ago and since then her love for painting has grown. Also, loves painting animals on Wood.
Lucien designs and create Garden Sculptures, Bird baths, Butterfly Hibernation Boxes.
Vicky Harrison has been the designer and producer of a line of crystal jewellery and accessories since 1987. She produces unique pieces using sculpted silver, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski Pearls, and Sterling silver, inspired by the beautifully coloured crystal formations found in nature.
After earning a BA at McMaster, a BSc at Waterloo and a BEd at Brock, Vicky spent much of her career as a teacher. During that time she cultivated her interest in jewellery design taking additional courses in fashion design and wire sculpting jewellery courses at Mohawk College. During this time her style began to emerge and she had the opportunity to observe the effect her pieces had on the wearer, particularly colour choices.
Vicky has participated in numerous craft shows in Ontario and the Prairie provinces during which time she was able to develop her ideas about colour: how colours evoke an emotional response and how the colours we choose reflect our emotional state.
Vicky Harrison’s Designs have been the recipient of several awards:
Best Overall Exhibit – Marshville Heritage Festival,
Honourable Mention for Giftware of the Year – Handcrafted Division – CGTA,
Second Place Ribbon in Jewellery Category – Barrie Kempenfest
Rock Maple Lodge
Live edge lumber slabs. Ready to create furniture and artwork, as well as finished products including cutting boards, boxes, wedding center pieces, and maple syrup.
Wood turned artistic, functional pieces from mostly local wood.
“Michelle Bosveld is a local glass artist, born, raised, and currently working and residing in Waterdown. She is a graduate of the Glass Craft and Design program at Sheridan College and creates one of a kind blown-glass bowls on driftwood. Michelle also makes unique jewelry, as well as functional and decorative art that combines glass with natural found objects.”
Bespoke Open Face Wall Clocks & Cuttng Boards.
Handmade pieces which include personalised designs that celebrate family & heritage original, stylish gifts for special occasions.
Fred Moore Photography
Creative, Unique & sometimes Surreal…
Photographer/Artist Fred Moore.
Combining Fine Art Photography with Artistic Vision to create ‘True Works of Art!’ “Every Picture Tells A Story!”
Urban Nest Decor
Slowmade wood home products specializing in children’s decor. Custom name signs and quotes. Wall plaques/decor, clocks, coasters, ornaments, custom signs, door hangers. Handmade vinyl and fabric decals: custom decals for wall, door, window. Workshops
Purple Paisley Soapery
Angelic Stones – Handcrafted
Angels made from natural stones. Cutlery Art -Birds, Motorbikes and many more creations.
DejaVu Design is a sewing studio that creates unique & thoughtful clothing for comfortable living.
Laura Levitt is the creative force of DejaVu Design. She will encourage you to dress in garments that balance comfort and style. Upcycled unisex vests & jackets with personalized graphics made by Laura are sure to entice you to enter DejaVu Design’s festival booth.
Buy less: buy better.
“As I get older myself, I am much more interested in being interesting rather than being thin.” L.Levitt.
Michael and Sharron have over 20 years combined experience painting glass, wood, fabrics, metals and
stones. In 2015, The Azure Owls was created to focus on stones, and meditative art. They create
original hand painted pendants, worry & meditation stones, mandala and original canvas art using dip
pens and acrylic inks.
Michael and Sharron started The Azure Owls Handpainted Stones & Gifts in the fall of 2016, after our
close friends requested we make their wedding favors. We painted over 200 stones for their reception
and since then have been designing and producing handpainted stones for our pendants, paperweights,
worry stones and so much more! In the past year, our collection, customer and fan base have grown
exponentially. Our painted stones are unique, original and are much more than just a stone.
PROCESS / HOW THEY ARE MADE
Our stones are cleaned, painted with acrylic inks, dip pens, and brushes, all are original designs, no
stencils or transfers are ever used. All stones are then protected with several coats of spray varnish.
Bails and waxed cotton cording is attached for the pendants. The mini and large mandala canvases are
painted with an ink wash and drawn/painted with original designs in black. Greeting cards, gift tags and
bookmarks have original mandala designs printed in black on ink washed watercolour paper and either
mounted on a greeting card or coloured card stock for bookmarks with tassel. Mini pillows are painted
on cotton fabric with a background wash or design, a mandala or design in painted and they are heat
set, and sewed into pillows. All of our designs are original, free hand and no stencils are ever used.
Essential-ly Bracelets from Troy, ON will be offering a collection of essential oil healing jewelry along with a selection of chainmail bracelets. Essential oils are a great way to introduce wellness and well-being into your life. Why not experience them all day with your own essential oil diffuser bracelet.
Handmade clothing for children made with fun fabrics and bright colours. Your child will enjoy wearing a unique outfit complete with matching accessories.
Munching Monster Chewlery makes stylish teething accessories and children’s jewlery.
All products are made of 100% food grade silicone. All our products are designed and assembled by hand!
Hand Designed & Hand Painted Floor Mats. Wall Art. Table Center pieces and Greeting Cards.
Eric MacKeigan uses the scroll saw to create works that are not only pleasing to the eye, but speak to the soul.
“Wood is my canvas; the scroll saw, my brush”
Simply Sewing with Kelly/Sewing School teaches students from 7 to 75 to learn the skills and art of sewing.
A group of her talented young entrepreneurs have pooled together as a co-op to market their own creations.
A variety of creative items from practical everyday things to fun and funky will be available.
Turning once ignored furniture into freshly adored. DIY workshops, private parties including bridal and baby showers. Featuring eco-responsible mom, baby and family gifts.
All natural skin care products and soy candles handmade in Burlington.
Sheldon Spithoff is a hamilton artist who works in oil. He has explored various subject matter ranging from portraits, animals, nature, and into the surreal.
Sue B Designs – Sue Board
A Law Clerk by day… and aspiring artist by night. Sue has always loved to paint and over the past year she has been able to combine her love of painting and jewelry designing together.Through this combination she has created a unique line of wearable art work. Sue uses a number of different mediums but she tends to favor painting with Alcohol Inks. Alcohol Inks have a wide variety of amazing vibrant colours. She paints on a number of different types of metals, including copper, sterling silver, aluminum and steel, but she tends to paints more on copper, as she loves the way the paint takes to the copper.
Northern Embers – Wood Burning Art
I love the place where all creative ideas reside . Experiencing this place of creativity is within everyone. Expressive art is my way of intuitively painting in various media and has helped me move through my healing journey. I suffer from depression and PTSD, and besides a meaningful therapy process, I was longing to experience the creative part of me. Intuitively I knew that expressing myself creatively would help me! The Creative Hub/ Creative Works studio opened that door for me. I experienced first hand how the process of creating a space within me to express myself through art was nurturing and a place of wellness. Expressive Art has facilitated a place of mindful self discovery created in the moment. Mindfulness teaches us to become the observer of ourselves and our surroundings in the present moment. The process of expressive art is one of many meaningful ways life teaches us. This is my journey.
Ingrid works with acrylic on wood. Studying fine arts at CreativWorks in Waterdown.
Kiss My Glass – Stained Glass Artist
Susan Watson has been doing stained glass for over 20 years and enjoy commissions for creating panels as well as
smaller gift size items.
M and N Art Worx
The love of painting, crafting, and nature brought us to develop our business and skills together. We use both acrylic and oil paints on a variety of mediums including wood, slate, galss, and canvas. We look forward to meeting you at our booth! M and N Art Worx
Silver Lining Stained Glass & Michelle McLaughlin
Stained glass patio screen door savers and Panels by Annette. Landscape and Abstract paintings by Michelle McLaughlin.
Jewels by Jewels
Unique handmade jewelry, coasters and paintings made with Epoxy Resin and inks.
Andrea Poorter Ceramics
Maker of wood fired ceramic work: Wares include cups, baskets, pitchers, platters and bowls.
As an assemblage artist I find Encaustic a wonderful medium for combining the various elements of my pieces: photographs, Japanese Paper, shells, stones, driftwood, transfers and Found Objects. There is an old saying; God created humans because He loved stories. I create art because I see the stories that unfold moment by moment in our collected experiences. Any item can tell a story, an old key, a piece of lace or even just clouds moving across the sky. I also love paradox and juxtapositions; the relationships between people, the shadow dance of light and dark, the tension between joy and sorrow. My goal is for the you to see the world with fresh eyes and a sense of wonder and delight.
Paint Paws – Jack Lamont
Pet themed artwork with a whimsical and colourful twist on Tote bags, greeting cards and more.
Time Out Dolls
Standing potty Sports dolls- football, hockey etc… Also Harley Davidson potty dolls and sitting snowmen.
Handmade Panama hats, leather bracelets, handcrafts.