Art Market Artist Spotlight
Eva King, a retired MSU employee, has a background in painting & drawing, but is most known for her 2D "paper applique" work. She first learned the process from a workshop at the MAG & is now a Kentucky Crafted Artist. Eva is also a Board Member & instrumental in hanging the shows in our gallery! She is also involved with Friends of the Library, the NOW WKY, is an avid runner & does tai chi. Her 2D work and cards can be found at the MAG.
Josh Riley works with his wife, Justine (& son James) to operate their ceramics studio, Panther Creek Pottery, in Mayfield. Josh's ceramics classes are a staple of our Summer Youth program; and Josh can be found demonstrating his craft at local art fairs in Western KY. His work can be found online @ panthercreekpottery.com.
Justine and James Riley are frequent volunteers at MAG (& James is a whiz at assembling things!). Justine is a book artist and ceramicist (with her husband, Josh) & is a frequent instructor of MAG workshops. She is also the author/illustrator of I'm a Horse Smeller, found at the MAG.
You can follow her work online at www.sketchjournalrecord.com.
Mary Woodcock and her husband, Wes, are the owners of Woodcock Apiary in Wingo, KY. They moved to the West KY area 10 years ago from upstate New York, and have been keeping bees for 14 years. Mary is a retired tax preparer and a member of the Lake Barkley Bee Club. Mary is a consistent Art Market volunteer, where she can be found knitting or telling stories about her family. She's also a handy source of tax information!
Rosemary Kandt relocated to the Murray area from Las Vegas and has been instrumental in the MAG ever since! Not only does she make exquisite beadwork, but her expertise in the market display, management, and promotion has been crucial. She's also a wonderful teacher of many of our workshops and is always willing to mentor other artists, adults and teens alike.
Squire Babcock, a retired MSU English professor, has made a name for himself at the market with his beautiful wood turned bowls, platters, and urns.
Sue Gregan moved to Murray from New Jersey 13 years ago after she retired. She was first inspired artistically by her highschool art teacher, and then went on to major in art in college. She then was hired as an accountant at Xerox and didn't pick up art again until after she moved to Murray and found the MAG. "The Art Guild saved my life," Sue says. Now Sue is a consistent Art Market volunteer, and her watercolor cards and small works can be found in the market, and periodically her books and boxes. She also does beautiful architectural-like, pen & ink line drawings.
Terry Joe Sledd
Terry Joe Sledd, a book artist, has a studio onsite at the MAG. He can often be found in the south studio creating all of the many elements found in his beautiful, sculptural, wooden books &/or helping us out in general! He is a 2019 recipient of the VSA Kentucky’s “Ron Billings Emerging Artist Award.” You can follow his work online at https://www.instagram.com/cripplecreekbookarts/.