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Story Behind the Artist - Vonna Maslanka

Story Behind the Artist - Vonna Maslanka

Some may see Vonna’s bracelets as eclectic and out of the ordinary as they vary widely in design and Vonna even admits, “simplicity is not in my vocabulary”, but when you look at them and see each little charm as a different memory from her past, it comes together like a storybook that, while it may have its ups and downs, is still one you want to read because it makes you think of your past as well.
Our Favorite Things: October

Our Favorite Things: October

In honor of this special month, we thought we'd share some fall favorites with you from the marketplace that we feel would make this season even more memorable for you and your loved ones and carry those memories for years to come.
A Look Inside the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition of 2021

A Look Inside the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition of 2021

  Some artists paint in a studio with their subject sitting in front of them. Others paint from photographs that were taken. Then there are those who participate in “plein air” competitions, which is a French saying for someone being out in nature and painting the scene that is before them. One of the artists within our marketplace, Kristina Sellers, took part in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition 2021 last month, where artists painted in the Colombia River Gorge in Hood River, OR then had their work displayed in the Maryhill Museum in Washington, and has graciously shared with us...

Story Behind the Artist - Karen Lee Fisher

Story Behind the Artist - Karen Lee Fisher

Most children, when they’re young, long for the days they can run outside to play with their friends, hide and seek, hopscotch, and other childhood games that allow them to be free from the walls of daily life and routine. Then there are those who find their passion early and only long for the moments they can get lost in their own little world and nurture their skill as though their soul’s happiness depends on it. This was the story for Karen Lee Fisher.

Story Behind the Artist - Jennifer Strohm

Story Behind the Artist - Jennifer Strohm

It takes an artistic eye to determine where to put each piece in order to create just the right design and Jennifer Strohm has found the right recipe for it.

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