2018 Guest Artists
2018 Art FestivalUpdated 40+ guest artist list coming soon...! See last year's participating artists below.
Glass Addict - Jolanda NobleWhat can I say, the name Glass Addict says it all: I am crazy about stained glass and glass mosaics! All my spare time is devoted to it. I set up a glass studio in my basement and that is where you will find me most of the time. One by one I challenge myself with different types of projects, having an idea, developing it and transforming it into a piece of art. I like designing custom mosaic windows, working with the client to make that special piece of art that will complement their home for years to come!
Jill Spear PotteryI have always been fascinated by the process of making pots, created either on the wheel or building by hand with slabs of clay. I find the texture and structure of natural forms inspiring which I try to incorporate into my work. It’s a lifelong learning process, while exploring and enjoying the creativity of playing in the mud.
Leaf Relief - Deb StaggDeb Stagg works out of her Kingston studio. Deb's work is constantly evolving as the medium of leaf casting in cement offers many possibilities. Deb has designed fountains that can be displayed on a deck, a balcony, and sunken in the garden itself. This year Deb will be showcasing an indoor fountain design. Stop and enjoy the exquisite details of her cement sculptures.
Musician - Eric UrenEric Uren has been performing in clubs and pubs across Canada for over 25 years. His straightforward, honest delivery of well-known songs by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Steve Earle connect with audiences of all ages. He is a warm and personable performer who excels at creating a friendly, social atmosphere wherever he takes the stage.
Pazzesco Jewellery - Janet RossJanet Ross hand fabricates one-of-a-kind organic necklaces that incorporate beautiful rocks and gemstones with either .999 silver or sterling silver. Her creations are pieces of art meant to be cherished for years to come.
Wooden Matters - John MunroJohn Munro builds wooden furniture, from custom to period pieces. The offering also includes woodturnings and small boxes. Wooden tailored art, that matters to you.
Two Nuts In A Food Truck - Bill & Diana ClarkTwo Nuts In A Food Truck is a locally owned and operated food truck. Hand crafted food is prepared on site. At Two Nuts Food we have something for everyone from fish tacos & pulled pork, smoked brisket as well as classic burgers & hot dogs. Our meals come with a side of fries or salad.
Vivian SloanVivian Sloan is compelled toward the vibrancy of watercolours. The art that she creates is edifying to her because she uses the incredible beauty of creation as her inspiration.
KStuff - Neil Cameron
KStuff - Sarah Cameron
Ron ThemensMy hobbies have become my passion later in life. I am inspired by the great work of other artists who I encounter on my travels. Being able to produce simple musical instruments by using Cigar Boxes is a magical experience.
The Glass Shack - Matt CrossmanMatt Crossman started playing around with glass three years ago he soon discovered that his interest concentrated on Lamp Working. Matt has now been on the torch for two years and creates beautiful glass jewellery and small vessels out of borosilicate glass. He shares a studio with his mom in Elginburg, Ontario.
The Glass Shack - Andrea PotterAndrea Potter developed an interest in working with glass two years ago. She enjoys working with her son in their studio in Elginburg, Ontario. Andrea works in soda lime (soft glass) and creates beads, small creatures and wire wrap jewellery.
LRM Carvings - Larry MassonI look for flaws, knots and cracks, in the wood or stone I work with. It is the building on the flaws that enhances the product, the same for life in general.
Concre[a]te DesignsKathryn Short loves to work with raw materials. She makes handmade concrete planters with succulents painted with bright warm colour palettes. She also brings that raw material into her abstract, mixed media paintings made with acrylics, concrete and resin.
Beach Pebble Tales - Rhonda Babcock & Heather GreigThe goal of this art form is to tell a “tale” of life. We scour beautiful beaches, forests and trails searching for a variety of natural material that inspires us to create meaningful portraits. We have a small studio in our home located in the County where our artwork is created and all frames hand crafted.
Hilary CosgroveHilary started sewing whimsical creations at the age of seven, and held expositions and sales of her textile art on the front lawn. None of it sold. Not even to her mom. Undaunted and unabashed, Hilary continued to hone her craft and over the years has grown into an incredibly talented creative who sees colour and texture everywhere. It was while working for a small interior design boutique that Hilary began to develop a clientele for her work. Her brand has continued to grow, and can be found in 15 stores from coast to coast in Canada and at art shows around Ontario.
Old Farm Walk - Kelin KiellKelin Kiell, artist of 25 years, creates original fantasy artwork, featuring strange creatures from the depths of her imagination, and tiny dragons sculpted to fit sleeping snugly inside a walnut shell.
Old Farm Walk - Vivienne KiellVivienne Kiell creates unique garden sculptures, featuring decorative mushrooms and planters made from hyper tufa. In addition she knits crochet necklaces from beautiful ladder yarn.
Old Farm Walk - Donald KiellDonald Kiell specializes in woodwork, creating 1/9th scale toy barns, pine screech owl nests and home grown bird house gourds.
Smiling Dog Studio - Angela Smith-PollardAngela Smith-Pollard is known for her keen eye for detail in nature. Angela uses multiple layers of rich vibrant Acrylic medium on canvas. You will want to get up close to her paintings to capture the unique graceful, detailed brush techniques that draw you in with her subject matter in their natural surroundings and habitat. You will find yourself immersed in the moment. Angela’s studio is nestled within the Great Canadian Shield Escarpment of South Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Brenda WightI am a Mixed Media artist working mostly in acrylics. Using texture and painting loosely leaves my pieces with a slight abstract feel. I’ve used the style of incorporating original photos in some of my most recent work to complete a piece. I am inspired by much as I work to build my portfolio at my home studio in the country.
Tyed Up Paracord - Tony HewittCall it braiding, weaving or just tying fancy knots, with a simple string, rope or cord, I enjoy creating pieces of art which are both useful and beautiful, from bracelets to key chains, to bottle openers, to cup and bottle koozies. My pieces are as endless as colour and design.
Carolyn M. Barnett DesignsSince 1982 with a passion for natural fibres, especially wool, Carolyn Barnett has been creating colourful wearables, both felted and knit jackets and accessories with polymer clay pins and buttons. She has recently successfully tried acrylic yarns.
Canadian Twig Furniture - Karen SchaackKaren's art shows whimsy and cheerfulness. Her Canadian handcrafted twig furniture, home and garden pieces are both rustic and functional. Her popular birdhouse and feeder collection include many new fun and colourful designs.
Canadian Twig Furniture - Ed SchaackEd works together with his wife Karen and his pieces complement her whimsical nature. His feeders and bat houses are a reflection of his attention to detail, taking on a more refined and finished look.
Dark Genisis - Chris BanfalviChris founded Dark Genesis and his passion for breathing new life into found objects was realized. From the first time he started working with metal, he loved the way it could be shaped into elegant or rigid forms created from the spontaneous integration of discarded technology with forged steel.
Cindy JohnsonMy work is inspired by Mother Nature, celebrating her creations using precious metals and gemstones and tweaking them into functional and sentimental jewels. I have been creating works in gold, platinum, silver and bronze for over 25 years in my studio in Downtown Kingston.
Margot MillerMargot Miller is an Honours Graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. For the past 16 years she has run her own studio and shop designing and printing clothing and yardage that has sold in Canada and the United States. She has traveled extensively in the Far East, documenting traditional textiles techniques and has worked as a designer for a Canadian company in India. She is a recipient of a Design Canada Award and has exhibited in the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Film Board of Canada and the Ontario Crafts Council.
Garden Spirits - Tineke DoornboschAdd Dutch dimension to your garden! Tineke’s “Garden Spirits” are a Dutch art-form in which artistry, whimsy and playfulness combine to create environmentally friendly sculptures from nature fabric. Each ‘spirit’ will tease out a smile every time you see it – whilst lending a tranquil, soothing element to your garden.
Susan MassonSusan applies colour and shape to her canvas in a free style moment to allow the viewer his or her interpretation.
Heavenly Honey - Bill ThurlowAs a family business, in operation for the last thirty years, we know the value of diligence and effort. Thankfully, so do our bees! Because of their industrious labours we can proudly present to you a wide range of quality products ranging from wax, pollen, candles of all kinds, seasonal decorations, fire starter kits to last but not least a selection of liquid and comb honey.
Bryan TaylorBryan is a self-carver who enjoys working with wood to create spirit faces, hobbit houses, gnomes and Santa figures. He also carves bears using a chain saw.
Old Country Bath & Body - Jordan ColeOld Country Bath & Body has a large variety of handcrafted soaps to fun fizzy bath bombs made natural ingredients. Relaxing aromas and energizing scents makes it easy to find something for anyone.
Ware on Earth - Elizabeth MunroElizabeth designs and produces pottery under the business name of Ware on Earth Pottery. She has worked from her studios in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Ottawa, Ontario and currently Kingston, Ontario, producing pottery and selling at shows and galleries in Halifax, Toronto, and Ottawa. In 2004 Elizabeth teamed up with the Canadian gift ware company Giftcraft Inc. and began designing dinnerware for reproduction and distribution all across North America. To date she has designed ten collections for Giftcraft, known as the Elizabeth Munro Collections.
Waddell Apples - Charlie & Marita WaddellFamily owned and operated in Kingston since 2003, our farm is a popular destination for outings to the country and delicious homemade food. Shop in our 1830 log cabin store for homemade baking and preserves, fresh cider, local honey and cheese, gift items and more – all with ingredients grown here or sourced from local producers that share our passion for quality. During the fall harvest we welcome families and groups for Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins in our scenic orchard by the Rideau Canal. Check online for seasonal availability and hours.
Host Artist - Doner Studio - Randal DonerFor over twenty years, Randal Doner has been designing metal art sculptures which enhance both indoor and outdoor living spaces. His pieces are often whimsical, yet functional. Life-sized figures depict musicians, butlers, athletes and playing children. His stainless steel work also includes garden accents, wall art, and custom pieces.
Host Artist - Doner Studio - Darlene DonerDarlene creates sterling silver jewellery, incorporating pearls, raw uncut stones, polished gemstones, and silver nuggets. She specializes in accenting her designs with silver wire tangles. Her jewellery collection includes hand-crafted pendants, rings and earrings. Darlene also uses beads and wire to enhance garden items such as fairies, dragonflies and crystal suncatchers.
The Artful Dragon Studio - Lea HamblettLea designs and creates multimedia, wearable art jewelry. The collections for 2018 will continue to include hand cut, pierced and etched Copper, Brass and Aluminum in art jewelry and 3D scenes. As well as cut and pierced solid Sterling Silver vintage spoons.
Wooden Art - Jean-Marc DoironAs a woodworker/woodturner, I create wooden bowls, platters, clocks, charcuterie boards, wall art and other items, with an electrifying twist. I use 2000 volts of electricity to enhance the beauty and uniqueness of each piece.
North Shore Glass Studio - Kevin KaplerMy work combines different approaches and glass to create ‘emerging patterns’ in pieces, some more geometric in form, others flowing from the glass interactions. Some of my pieces are sculptural, but I emphasize creating glass that is both artistic and functional.
Lynn's Lids - Lynn Wyminga
Rhicreations - Rhian JansenI pull my inspiration and ideas from my organic surroundings and constantly find myself gravitating to natural design. I'm not consistently drawn to one medium but my goal always remains the same; to preserve the natural beauty of the piece. Basically, I love creating things and hate waste.
Caboose Co. - Sarah HamelinCaboose Co. is a handmade line of functional pottery made by artist Sarah Hamelin. Everything is individually stamped, carved, painted or printed in clay. Trained in sculpture and printmaking, working with clay allows her to marry these two disciplines perfectly, with threads that run through her work as a fine artist finding a place in the pottery she creates.
Teaspoon Studio - Meagan BritnellLocated in Kingston Ontario, Teaspoon Studio creates one of a kind jewelry and home decor items from locally sourced, vintage silverware. Each piece is bent, drilled, filed and polished by hand. Maker, Meagan Britnell pays special attention to every bowl, tine and blade.
Sherry JefferySherry Jeffery is a visual artist, smartphoneographer, and a maker of home decor and personal accessories. Her material of choice is something as simple as polymer clay, yet she molds it into works of wearable and functional art. Her eye for minimalism and simple elegance has become a sought after commodity here in Kingston.
Rosal Bay Studio - John Shea Fine ArtJohn’s watercolours, or “Architectural Portraits” are set in landscapes that are at times both dramatic and serene, lending an atmosphere of quiet mystery to his work. In 2011 John retired after teaching Visual Art in Perth for 24 years. Prior to teaching, he worked as an Architectural Renderer and this is reflected in his love of portraying local heritage buildings in and around the Rideau Lakes area.