History of Lickskillet Artists Market & 2014 Line-Up

Lickskillet Artists Market & Festival
sponsored by the Lyndon House Arts Foundation
October 25, 2014; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rain or Shine; Free Admission
Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens


The Lickskillet Artists Market & Festival is in its fifth year and is sponsored by the Lyndon House Arts Foundation. It will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens. This unique indoor/outdoor community event will be a day full of activities and enjoyment for the whole family. It is truly an artists’ market, but also has all of the components of a great festival. There will be skilled artists selling their wares, artists demonstrations, music performances, book author appearances, food vendors, Historic House tours, art exhibitions and hands-on children’s art activities: nature mobiles, chalk art, bubbles, face painting, building and design projects. There will be excellent food for sale by White Tiger Gourmet, Dondero’s Kitchen, Lil Ice Cream Dude and more.


The artists market anticipates participation of over 85 local artists of all ages with their creations for sale. These items will include ceramics, fiber art, gourd art, jewelry making, paintings, photography, sculptures, stained-glass, wood-turning and much more. Artist vendors will be set-up downstairs and upstairs of the center, and outside on the back lawn. The majority of the artworks for sell are moderately priced and are excellent gift ideas for the upcoming Holiday season. This is a wonderful way to support the many talented artists of our community and leave with excellent hand-made products to enjoy. There will be on-going art demonstrations by members of Lyndon House Arts Center guilds, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing, woodworking, metalworking, and

Lickskillet - tent

This year brings an exciting line-up of musical performers of the greater Athens area: including DixieLand 5, a DixieLand style band (10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.); Klezmer Local 42, performs Eastern European style traditional music featuring Adam Poulin and Dan Horowitz (11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.); Quamar Tribal Odyssey Dancers (12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.); Larry Forte, acoustical guitarist & vocalist (12:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m.); Grassland String Band with Jody Daniels, Bluegrass and Americana styles (1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.); Grape Soda, an Athens power duo (2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.); The HEAP featuring Bryan Howard (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.).


The name “Lickskillet” comes from the in-town neighborhood where the Ware-Lyndon House and other fashionable and prestigious homes were located during the 19th century. As part of the experience, venture into the Historic Ware-Lyndon House to step back in time to the 1800’s. Beautifully restored with period furnishings, the house highlights memorabilia of Athens history showing how the Ware and Lyndon families lived years ago. While at the event, visit the Roy G Biv 8.2 color-theory exhibition, located upstairs in the South Gallery. The exhibit is an interactive visual arts experience which utilizes technology.

The event’s purpose is to provide local artists with a venue to market their works of art, support and build awareness of the Lyndon House and the art center’s role in the community. All proceeds are used to enhance programs and projects at the Lyndon House Center (LHAC), a public institution and a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department. Admission is free and nearby downtown parking is available.

For more information, call 706 613-3623 or email lhartsfoundation@gmail.com.

2014 Artist Vendors

Jessica Adkins: prints of pens, watercolor robots, character design fantasy females
Robin Alonso: fabric purses & accessories
Nico Ambush: felted scarfs, hats, bags, hobo bags, earrings/necklaces
Norma Anderson: polymer clay jewelry & kids hats
Athens Fibercraft Guild: variety of fiberart items
Athens Photography Guild: photography – variety of artists in guild
Athens Writers Association: books by local writers
Diane Barret & Tina Tinsley: felted hats
Elizabeth Barton: fiber & watercolors
Philip Basinger: artist blacksmithing
Paul Bendzunas (Bendzunas Glass): blown glass
Paul Boeker: photography – wet plate collodion
Laura Connely (The Connely Gallery): acrylic paintings
Chris Costello, Ricky Lester: wood block prints
Cotton Patch Quilters: quilts
Ellen Cowne: jewelry – silver and copper
Karen Novak Craver: gel candles, tile coasters
Tex Crawford: folk/outsider tin/assemblage
Dac Crossley: authored books
Carolyn Dalusky: handmade jewelry
Sylvia Dawe (SD Designs): jewelry, metalwork, multi-media
Lori Demosthenes & Lisa Tantillo: functional pottery/ceramics
Anna Loria Desio: watercolor/oil/giclee prints, cards
Pam Dortmundt: crochet
Sandy Ellis: photography
Yvi Fernandez: silk & dried florals, decorative pillows, footstools
Clarissa Finco: knitted/chroched hats
Hannah Garrard: painting – oil & acrylic, pastel drawings
Camren Gober: pottery
Suzanne Goossens: folk art-acrylic on wood & canvas
Jeanna Gridley: pottery/ceramics
Jim Hamilton (Painting Jimmy): paintings, drawings, prints, woodburnings
Annette Hatton: jewelry
Charia Johnson (Sassy Girl): handmade jewelry
Gaybriel Jones: knitted yarn accessories
Lou Kudon: wood turning
Leslie Lawson: jewelry
Leslie Litt: enamel,copper, silver& fine silver bowls plates, jewelry
Shae Meh, Christina Dyck: weaving (shoulder bags) – Karenni, Myanmar
Mudpie Blooms/Ashley McCormack: jewelry-upcycled vintage materials
Wendy Ortel: glass – stained & fused
Annette Paskiewicz: fused glass, silver jewelry
Cathy Pentz (Beaded Gemstones): Czech/gemstone beads, enhanced gemstones
Diane Perry: jewelry, metal craft
Bill Pierson: acrylic, mixed media, sumie ink paintings
Katie Porterfield: painting on pallets, recycled/reclaimed wood
Beka Poss: photography
Par Ramey: original coffee paintings, watercolor note cards, craft items
Keith Rein: digital printing & watercolor
Jim Rowland: hypertufa casting/pots, planters
Kerstin Ruthberg: “Juma” Anime/Japanese inspired toys, clothing, assessories
Susie Schmoll (Leather Art Creations): leather art, felted items
Patrick Stanley: decoupage clocks, vintage video cartridge clocks
Kendall Steele: functional/sculptural ceramics
Jennifer Stewart: photographic notecards, okra Santa tree ornaments
Karen Stubbs: jewelry (silver wire/gemstone beads)
Denise Weimer: historical novels of GA Gold Series
Beth Kelley Zorbanos: cornshuck dolls, beeswax candles, screen printed dish towels, photography note cards


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