Judy Minter is a local artist, offering decorative faux finishes, murals, concrete overlays, and vibrant contemporary artwork for residential and commercial spaces. Canvases include acrylics and sculpted mixed media. Influenced by weathered metal and concrete, she uses layers of plasters, clays, pigments and mica powders to simulate natural surfaces. Her work has been featured in several magazines, homes and businesses in Idaho, Washington, California, and Illinois. Work can be seen at Satay Bistro in Coeur d' Alene, and Steelhead Bar & Grill, Spokane. She is a member of Coeur d'Alene Art Association, and International Decorative Art League. www.judyminter.com
#3 Kari Glessner
Kari Glessner grew up on a farm and ranch in North Central Montana. It was here that she discovered her enthusiasm for plants and soil, all the while being a shadowy-sponge working alongside her Granny. She soon found a great respect for plants and soils, which drove her to a degree from Montana State University in Landscape Design and Horticulture. Creativity runs through her blood and after 15 years of designing residential and commercial landscapes, she decided to take her studio outdoors. In 2002 she purchased a small plot of land and “The Greenhouse” was born. She has since grown her business and packs 3 large greenhouses with Elegant Hanging Baskets, Unique Containers and Unusual Annual Plants. Interesting tidbits about Kari; she is an adventurous soul who loves to travel, is a farm girl at heart, but loves New York City, turned 40 and joined the local roller derby team, operates a combine and semi-truck for the yearly family harvest, the best tidbit……she loves Chickens! Kari is married and lives just outside of Coeur d’Alene.
I once had the privilege to call New Orleans my home. Mardi Gras, soft shell crab, French Quarter architecture, and drive-through daiquiri stands will always be part of my Louisiana experience. This mask comgines the haunting acknowledgement of death and its communication to the living, a sensation that can be felt as you walk any broken sidewalk of New Orleans.
Laissez les bons temps rouler
#5 Lisa Koep
My intimate connection with nature is the driving force of my creations. I am inspired by how humanity is a reflection of our natural world, and find myself compelled to create from a metamorphosis point of view—taking one idea and breathing new life into it, transforming it from its original state to a completely new one. My current focus is mixed media and 3-dimensional design; combining materials found in nature with man-made objects, utilizing acrylic colors and their various applications to enhance the connection between the two.
#6 Shelley Sue Olson
I have been creating beautiful garments and art from fabric since my pre-teens. The way it moves and shapes determine the ending form and soul of a project. I am always fascinated how a project once started takes on a life of its own, its form organically emerging from the materials and how they become one. This particular project is made from stiffened fabric, starting as an visual image of a hawk, but now definitely taking form as an owl.
This is the Venetian ornate or Festivale style, using several media together to crate an ornate mask.
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