RESIDENT & SHOWING ARTISTS
Meet the ArtWRKD residents and showing artists that are part of our Art Consortium throughout the year. These artists will offer their work to the public. Some will lead workshops, welcome members into their creative world and be available for private workshop events.
ASHARA SHAPIRO / WEARABLE ART
A.Recherche is a design firm that creates custom wearable art. The focus is jewelry design and accessories. "My work is a comment on past society and what empowers us as individuals. I honor past industry through repurposing in my design as well as push boundaries of where we are headed."
“My jewelry is inspired by my experience of the world around me - both nature and the cultures I encounter through my travels. Organic shapes, textures, and surfaces in nature have been the root of my work. The irregular contours of river rock forms often inspire my designs. Sometimes the patterns and arrangements of objects found in nature inspire the composition of my pieces."
ADRIENNE NESZMELYI -ROMANO / JEWELRY ARTIST AND METALSMITH
DANIELLE SAPIENZA / MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
"Art can open the mind, expand your heart, and heal the soul... I believe that expanding your use of texture, color, and flow can lead to the most beautiful masterpieces; all of which are individual but yet tied together in an intertwined world."
DAVID BOGUS / CERAMIST
Bogus Boutique questions the notion that ordinary objects can become an “object of art,” Bogus encourages a debate about authorship and originality, dissolving the distinction between sanctioned museum pieces and iconic everyday consumed objects.
ELISSA GOLDBERG / PASTEL ARTIST
Elissa Goldberg started drawing with pastels approximately 20 years ago. She is now a member of the Pastel Society of America. Some of her pieces have been inspired by her many travels and wondrous explorations through her native Bucks County, while others come from her vivid imagination.
EMMA POWELL / PHOTOGRAPHER
Emma Powell’s fine art photography incorporates alternative photographic processes to illustrate fantasy narratives.
JAE MARTIN / POP ARTIST
Jae Martin is a self-taught pop artist who creates pieces with graffiti undertones inspired by the fast pace of city living.
JEAN BURDICK / PRINTMAKER
Through my observations of the natural world over the passage of time, I am inspired by the layering of light, pattern, texture and color.
KATHLEEN LANG / TEXTILE ARTST
Environmental concerns have always been in the forefront of her work and lifestyle. Founding The Wearable Garden has helped her inform consumers of the damage that industrial textile dyes have on the environment.
KEVIN & SARA KROUPA / WEARABLE ART
Inspired by their life together, the Kroupas let the magic of their home in Bucks County PA and their frequent time spent in the low country of South Carolina direct the feel and look of their designs.
LAUREN E. PETERS / VISUAL ARTIST
Lauren E. Peters is a visual artist working with the concepts of identity and gender through self-portraiture.
NICOLE DEPONTE / WEARABLE ART
Nicole's work has evolved into a brand experience that merges art with life, encouraging a reverence for curiosity and play.
MANDY MARTIN / VISUAL ARTIST
Mandy creates expressive paintings with vibrant colors, bold lines and splashing paint.
Every brushstroke reflects the freedom to convey what is moving her.
MELISSA SCHULZ / WEARABLE ART
Melissa Schulz Creative has provided a unique, creative touch with artwork and handcrafted jewelry that appeal to the eclectic soul. The intrinsic nature of her aesthetic is spiritual, with meanings and intentions behind each piece. The overall feeling her products give you is inspiring.
MICHAEL LEAVER / VISUAL ARTIST
"I am fascinated with capturing the mood or story of the subject in my artwork. Once the tone of the scene is clear, all the other artistic elements such as light, contrast, color come into place. If I can communicate that emotion to the viewer, and they feel what I felt when creating it, that is the best reward and what keeps me coming back to the canvas."
MICHAEL PALLADINO / MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Micheal has extensively experimented with various media including printmaking, sculpture, photography and woodworking. The result focuses on enhanced digital photography encased in encaustic wax, and carved wooden reliefs, often charred, with encaustic inlay. His work leans toward abstraction, and is inspired by nature and environmental concerns.
MICHELLE FARRO / VISUAL ARTIST
Michelle considers her work a visual diary and finds interest in old photographs, overlooked items, and nature.
NICHOLAS BENTON / FUNCTIONAL ART
Nicholas is largely inspired by industrial landscapes and historic architecture. The name Wood Repurposed comes from the combination of both Woodworking and Repurposing that he does.
Wood Repurposed aims to give new life to old and forgotten pieces of the past.
REES BOWEN / GLASS ARTIST
Ree's work, both in Architecture and Art, reveals the idea of creating objects within a space which have a distinct influence over an individual’s experience of that space. Creating and evoking feelings through the dynamics of glass to inhibit feelings within a particular space created the original inception of Spiralglass, Inc. and Lookimagine, LLC. Rees’ design approach and ideas remain the primary basis for his creations.
TODD CONOVER / STUDIO JEWELRY ARTIST
"Wearing jewelry is a personal experience between the wearer and the object. It tells stories, holds memories and has power of transformation. Jewelry, no matter how beautiful or intriguing, is never complete until it is united with the body…..”
BLUE FOX STUDIO / SUSAN FOX MITRANO / TEXTILE ARTIST
Blue Fox Studio is an artist-owned small business that celebrates craft and nature through the art of Shibori dying.
VINCENT HAWLEY / MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Vincent works in numerous mediums, including metal, oil paint, ink and acrylic to create large-scale sculpture, wearable art and abstract and realistic paintings. A common theme throughout his work is the use of abstract gestural movement. His current body of work speaks to the disintegration of childhood memories and the objects associated with them.