Arts Council
14 artists added to Kentucky Crafted Program

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 03, 2014  
Contact Information:  Media Contact: Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov

Contact: Megan Williamson
Communications Assistant
502-564-3757, ext. 231
megan.williamson@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Fourteen Kentucky artists have been accepted into the Kentucky Crafted Program, the Kentucky Arts Council's marketing assistance program that supports professional visual and craft artists by promoting a diverse selection of high-quality art throughout Kentucky.

Artists are adjudicated into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as determined by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals. Fifty-two applications were submitted and assessed, with 14 artists accepted, taking the total of Kentucky Crafted Program artists to 340.

"We're proud to showcase the abundance of talent Kentucky artists have to offer and assist them in marketing their work," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "I congratulate the new artists and enjoy seeing their hard work pay off each and every year."

The new artists are:

  • Christopher Bonbright, Louisville
  • Paul Brown, Louisville
  • Paul Buhrmester, Bowling Green
  • Lou DeLuca, Berea
  • Gary Graham, Lexington
  • Doug Haley, Berea
  • John Leeds, Richmond
  • Alisha Martin, Georgetown
  • Peggy Modjeski, Louisville
  • Robert Mueller, LaGrange
  • Joanne Price, Bagdad
  • James Roberts, Murray
  • Suzanne Spencer, Louisville
  • Heidi Wineland, Grayson

In addition to marketing assistance, the Kentucky Crafted Program provides business training and exhibit opportunities to its members, such as inclusion in its online directory and exhibiting at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the arts council's award-winning fine art and craft showcase, which takes place annually in March.

Kentucky visual and craft artists can apply to be considered for the Kentucky Crafted Program on an annual basis. For more information about the program, contact Ed Lawrence at ed.lawrence@ky.gov or 502-564-3757 ext. 473.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Contact information and websites for new participants in the Kentucky Crafted Program are listed below. Print quality photos of sample works are available by clicking the thumbnail images.

Christopher Bonbright

Christopher Bonbright
chris@strictlycedar.com
Strictly Cedar Woodworks
www.strictlycedar.com
Alisha Martin

Alisha Martin
thebadbutton@live.com
The Bad Button Bespoke Corsets
www.thebadbuttoncorsets.com
Paul Brown

Paul Brown
paul@earthybrowns.com
Earthy Browns Natural Products, LLC www.earthybrowns.com
Peggy Modjeski

Peggy Modjeski
woofsong@gmail.com
Woofsong Woolies
Paul Buhrmester

Paul Buhrmester
snpcrafts@gmail.com
www.snpcrafts.wordpress.com
Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller
folkartky@gmail.com
Mueller's Farmhouse Reproductions
www.folkartkentucky.com
Lou DeLuca

Lou DeLuca
ldeluca01@windstream.net
Joanne Price

Joanne Price
contact@snickleprice.com
Starpointe Studio
www.snickleprice.com
Gary Graham

Gary Graham
Gary@GaryGrahamWoodArt.com
www.GaryGrahamWoodArt.com
James Roberts

James Roberts
kindfolkhome@gmail.com
Walk the Willow with James Justin Roberts
www.walkthewillow.com
Doug Haley

Doug Haley
doug@finewinecaddy.com
Fine Wine Caddy LLC
Suzanne Spencer

Suzanne Spencer
smsdesigner@bellsouth.net
www.smsoriginals.net
John Leeds

John Leeds
jleedsgold@aol.com
Leeds Fine Jewelry
www.jleedsjewelry.com
Heidi Wineland

Heidi Wineland
heidiwineland@gmail.com
www.heidiwineland.com

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