Piece of Work: Lois Kessler

Lois Kessler is keeping alive the old art form of sailors’ valentines.

Piece of Work: Anthony Benton Gude

“For me, using atmosphere and light conveys a sense of place and the feeling of a place, and it’s always an important aspect of what I’m painting.”

Piece of Work: John Holladay

“Some people play golf, some do yoga, some go to church. This is my meditation. I get so into it I don't even know where the time goes."

Piece of Work: Sara Thompson

“This is the first body of work that I’ve invested in this realm and I want to keep going. And the spoons are just an ongoing curiosity and investigation.”

Piece of Work: Abe Pieciak

It wasn’t trash, it was a Trash Lobster!

Piece of Work: David Wallis

“I am going in a new direction. It is fresh and new and not what I normally do… And taking a risk in life is important to do.”

Piece of Work: Stephanie Danforth

“I love working in a square. I feel as if it’s like a hug, a contained space. I love to get up close – paint bigger than life size. I like to engage.”

Piece of Work: Jennifer Christy

“I’ve always focused my paintings and sculpture on the abstract,” she said.

Piece of Work: Colin Ruel

“I was influenced by the colors of the ’80s, TV commercials, movies, the colors around me. I’ll look at a painting and think, ‘Oh wow, that was my mother’s comforter.’”

Piece of Work: Ashley Medowski

“Art reflects your own happiness and people can see in my pieces that I enjoyed making them. I think that’s one of the reasons they like them.”