Sean Saleh / K&S Works
K&S Works is a brand of American made wooden art that specializes in reproductions, logos, custom pieces, and much more. Carving and creating unique wooden pieces has been a passion of theirs for many years. They are a family-owned business, coming from a long line of German woodworks and carpenters, and can make anything out of wood.
Marie is Lead Photographer for Photography by MJD and loving it. She has 8 years of professional experience photographing weddings, family portraits, fashion, and commercial photography. She feels that having her own studio for the last year has been a blessing! Her clients are welcomed at Warehouse 2 for studio styled sessions or off-site for those wanting outdoor. Being flexible and creative is essential to this industry! Marie loves being with her two kiddos and husband when she has some free time. Together they enjoy attending farmers' markets, supporting their local food trucks, and watching movies. She looks forward to collaborating on ideas and working together with you!
Biijonart is a fine art studio/ gallery that offers fine art paintings as well as digital art pieces created by now-local artist, Bay Area born Byron Elmore. In additions to this, art classes are available as well.
CREATE STUDIO FRESNO is your local creative studio in Downtown Fresno! Their studio has monthly classes, seasonal craft kits, Fresno-themed merchandise, and handmade gift items. In addition to monthly classes, their studio also hosts private craft parties. OPEN during First Thursday Art Hop from 5-8 pm, Second Saturday from Noon to 4 pm. CLASSES: Their monthly classes are during Second Saturday from 2-4 pm and on the Last Friday of each month from 6-8 pm, the cost for classes is $20 per person and all supplies are provided. PRIVATE EVENTS: They also are available for private crafting parties such as baby showers, wedding showers, and team-building fun ~ and all supplies are included, prices start at $25 per person.
Born in 1976, Jared Barbick was raised in Palos Verdes, a picturesque seaside town in Southern California. Educated at both the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and self-taught, Barbick’s work has transversed various mediums and subjects over the years as he moved from Southern California to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and back where he has made a home for the last 12 years in the central valley - Fresno - with his wife and two cats.
Peggi Vaughn-Dotta enjoys drawing and painting animals and people, and she loves experimenting with many different mediums, including color pencil, pastels, watercolor, oils, and acrylics. She paints on a variety of surfaces, including canvas and wooden panels. She is currently involved in a collaborative venture designing and painting birdhouses with her husband, Randy, a photographer and woodworker. "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is to make your soul grow. So do it.” - Kurt Vonnegut
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Formed in 1974, Gallery 25 is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the country. The gallery has been a forum for contemporary art since its inception. Gallery 25 was founded by Joyce Aiken, Professor of Art at California State University, Fresno and director of the Feminist Art program. The program focused on women creating artwork from their experience as women and Gallery 25 gave women the chance to exhibit and gain professional experience as artists. The gallery opened its doors to men in 1989. Gallery 25 is a non-profit organization. It is dedicated to presenting quality contemporary art and educating the public with art talks, demonstrations and classes.
Art Lab 559 is an art studio located in downtown Fresno CA at The M Street Arts Complex. They offer Art classes and Art events for all ages, including participating in The Fresno Arts Council's ArtHop. They keep their classes small, accommodating 6-10 students. They also offer private sessions (ex. Girl Scouts Art Badges, Teen/Ladies Art Night, fundraising Art events, and small private art parties (any occasion). They believe that art is essential for healthy human development, supporting expression, exploration, problem-solving, developing fine motor skills, and believing in one's own ideas. Art Lab 559 supports an encouraging, fun, and non-judgmental environment.
Madison is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Central California and a lover of all things wild, romantic, and real. She strives to create images that are filled with emotion above all else, and is always ready for the next adventure!
Calvin Hoff creates art from recycled magazines - repurposed scraps of color and texture. His palette is created as he rips through many magazines at a time, surrounding himself with stacks of pages that find their way into file folders. At times the scrap he thinks he needs is impossible to find. Improvisation then becomes the name of the game. Sometimes the best effects are the result of happy accidents. Calvin enjoys incorporating recognizable images into his collages. Have fun playing “Where’s Waldo?” Enjoy the big picture, but take a closer look to discover what’s hidden.
Vanessa Addison-Williams is a mixed media artist who works in many types of media but prefers using collage, painting, and assemblage to explore the complexity of African American identity through history, and as it continues to evolve. Addison-Williams’s mixed media works often refer to specific historical events or movements in complex compositions. Her approach to her materials is to treat them like elements of language. Each scrap of newsprint, fragment of color, paint, or found objects holds symbolic meaning and significance, building meaning through layering to create works that address different aspects of contemporary life and identity constructs.
Janice Ledgerwood is a classically trained artist with an MFA in Printmaking but loves all things technological. As part of her creative process, she utilizes laser cutters and solar plate technology to create etchings and relief prints as well as employs a 3D printer for her sculptures. Her art explores the intersection of popular culture, feminism, history, and current events. When not in her studio or teaching art + technology at Clovis Community College, Janice enjoys camping, hiking, and unplugging from technology.
Erik Niemann's abstract paintings draw upon his architectural background. He explores spatial depth using metal tools to move acrylic paint in 90 degree directions. In Erik's paintings, ethereal and structural forms mix, mingle, disappear, and reappear. Originally from Modesto, California, Erik started his professional painting career in 2002 while honeymooning in New Zealand. He studied architecture at the University of Kansas, Denmark's Institute for Study Abroad, and the Architectural Association in London, England.
Del Hornbuckle, by day, is the Dean of Library Services at Fresno State. Her passion is building dollhouses, designing, decorating and electrifying them. She is thrilled to have her first artist space to create and showcase the craftsmanship in the world of miniatures. Del also enjoys film, global travel, and collecting prints and vintage postcards.