Welcome to the WSAF's Virtual Art Fair
Canceling the 52nd annual West Shore Art Fair (WSAF), originally slated for July 4-5, 2020, was a very tough decision for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), the local non-profit organization that hosts the WSAF, and we did not take this decision lightly. However, the safety of our artists, volunteers and community were at the forefront of our decision.
The cancellation of the WSAF, known as one of the best art fairs in the nation, not only means that art lovers from across our extended region would no longer be able to attend the art fair and missed sales for our artists it’s also a loss of revenue for LACA. The WSAF is a major fundraiser for the art center, a volunteer organization that strives to engage, inspire and strengthen our community through arts advocacy. Those interested in supporting the art center may do so by following the links below to become a member or to make a donation.
In an effort to support our artists and possibly assist them in a few additional sales, the WSAF invited artists who had been invited to the 2020 WSAF to take part in our Virtual Art Fair. Below are the artists names and brief descriptions of their work along with a link to their online stores, please take some time and peruse their sites and consider making a purchase to help support these artists.
We are eagerly awaiting next summer when we can all gather for the 2021 WSAF (July 3-4). Until then thank you for your continued support of our artists and our organizations!
Artist: Richard Franz
Medium: Drawing / Pastels
An associate member of the Pastel Society of America, I find beauty in the ordinary scenes alongside Michigan’s roads. I paint compelling scenes, the quality of light, subtle colors, patterns of foliage and older buildings nestled in the landscape. I label each drawing with its location; a rewarding way to reach out with my art.
Claudia Carreon Designs
Artist: Claudia Carreon
One-of-a-kind jewelry and hair and scarf accessories made out of sterling silver, copper, brass and nickel.
Artist: Adam Egenolf
I create high temperature, gas and electric fired, functional and decorative crystalline pottery.
Pieces go through multiple firings and surface treatments to enhance the colors in the crystals.
Artist: JD Marsh
Limited edition photography fromfilm or digital medium. Work isprinted in a wet darkroom or on adigital printer and archivallymatted, framed or embellished withencaustic medium by me personally.
Artist: Stone Peng
Showing Chinese philosophy of life and the aesthetic principles "less is more" and "empty is full" in creating Zen style photographs. “Tranquility, simplicity and beauty are the essence of Stone Peng’s images.”
Artist: Petrus Martens
I Create original vintage style travel prints that are inspired by the subject matter, color and design seen in a foregone era of printmaking. These completely new and original prints are a series of works that represent several well-known locations in the grand state of Michigan and Great Lakes Region.
Artist: Cyndy Callog
My inspiration is the life
and beauty in my garden. After drawing outside, layer upon layer
of watercolor is applied with tiny brushes. Through high detail and depth of color, the painting is brought to life.
My work has won many awards.
It is my heart and soul.
Artist: Tom Lazar
My subject focus is the outdoors. I search and wait for these dramatic and dazzling moments nature provides and then express my passion in my photography. I personally produce each of my prints and control all aspects of the creative process from the time the shutter is clicked to when it is displayed. My limited edition, signed and numbered photographic prints are produced using a digital process which creates high quality archival prints on professional photographic canvas and papers.
Anderson's Metal Sculpture
Artist: Troy Anderson
Hello beautiful Ludington! Even though the West Shore Art Fair 2020 is cancelled, I'll still be visiting northern Michigan and would love to commission and deliver your unique work of art. Inspired by nature, Anderson's Metal Sculpture specializes in the medium of copper & brass. Do you have an idea for your next piece of artwork? Let's talk!
Artist: Patti Martino
Usually found in the middle of the show by the fountain! I create boho chic metal art jewelry using Amazing gemstones! You can shop my online stores until I see you next time. Sending out best wishes to everyone! xo
Artist: Salina Kalnins
Salina Kalnins is a nautical chart painter. She paints scenes directly onto the surfaces of actual nautical charts with primarily using acrylic paint, graphite, and colored pencil. The nautical chart paintings are on canvas or on paper. Salina does commissioned chart paintings of boats, homes, and special places on the water, all around the world.
One Acre Ceramics
Artist: Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter
Handmade stoneware tiles and pottery with intricate carved designs and luminous glazes. Tiles and ornaments are pressed while pottery is wheel-thrown and assembled. All work is food-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Artist: Brad Patterson
Nature inspires contemporary design in all of my work. My work is hand-built stoneware, primarily out of slabs. Layering glazes gives texture and color that work with the form. Flowing bends in vases, impressions of leaves, and the inspired look of sculptural pieces all play into this idea.
Lakeshore Digital Art, LLC
Artist: Walter Bobrowski
Medium: Digital Watercolor
Giclée prints of transformed digital images simulating traditional watercolors made with paint & brush featuring a variety of ‘wildlife’ and iconic scenes of the West Shore area (Pentwater-Ludington-Manistee)
Calico Metals Jewelry
Artist: Julia MacLachlan
My sterling silver jewelry is made using techniques such as cuttlebone, broom and found object casting that yield one-off, unique pieces. The incorporation of gemstones and gold accents further increases their individuality. Based in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan I can take my artistic inspiration from the rich variety of colors and texture in the natural world here, and I can rely on my background as a materials scientist for the technical knowledge to bring these ideas to life.
Artist: Jill Gary
My work is kiln fired glass. I use hand cut pieces of glass, slurries of powdered glass as well as my own hand pulled murrini to make uniquely creative designs. My work is often used as decorative display pieces, but each piece also has functional uses. Please visit my website to view or purchase pieces.
Artist: Brian DeWeerd
We are a husband and wife team that has over 30 years of woodworking experience. Each item in our product line is a one-of-a-kind and is handmade. We can do custom orders and can make a piece of furniture to the size or style you desire. We love creating items for individuals.
& Laurie Smith
We are John & Laurie and we begin our creations searching for the most amazing hardwoods then handcraft each unique piece. To reveal the natural colors and character in the hardwoods we use clear gloss lacquer. Our hardwood lanterns are a beautiful finishing touch to any room when displayed on a table or hanging from the ceiling or off a wall with a shepherds hook. Our wooden work-of-art has the added feature of being illuminated with candles or led lighting.