Sunday, April 10

Inaugural Indiana Artisan Marketplace April 16 - 17

Fine art photography
WHAT:  Indiana Artisan Marketplace
WHEN:  Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
              Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:  Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, Indianapolis
COST:  $8 admission (free for children 15 and under) and $3 parking

Participating artisans announced
 INDIANAPOLIS (March 7, 2011) – With everything from sea salt pecan chews and chile-spiced fudge sauce to wearable fiber art and water color paintings, the April 16 and 17 Indiana Artisan Marketplace will treat visitors to a multi-sensory and wide-ranging celebration of Hoosier talent and creativity.

The first-time event will feature the creations of approximately 90 artists and food artisans whose work has been juried into the prestigious Indiana Artisan program. In addition to the featured artisans from 41 Indiana counties, more than 70 artisans from Kentucky will participate, since the Hoosier event is modeled after an event in the Bluegrass state, Kentucky Crafted Market that has a 30-year track record.

Visitors also will be treated to music by such Hoosier musicians as Wendy Reed (jazz), Blackberry Jam (bluegrass), Steve Jeffers (acoustic guitar), Deb Mullins (blues/jazz), Island Breeze (Caribbean), Rough around the Edges (Ragtime blues) and Hogeye Navvy (Celtic).

Participating Indiana Artisans

Allen County
Gourmet marshmallows
Jennifer Cameron, Fort Wayne, jewelry
Wayne Shive, Fort Wayne, chile and espresso fudge sauces

Bartholomew County
Alexa Lemley, Columbus, marshmallows

Boone County
Jennifer Berger, Zionsville, hand-designed and constructed felted creatures, using hand-dyed yarns
Joyce Jensen, Zionsville, watercolors

Brown County
Rosemary Bolte, Nashville, painted gourds
Amy Greely, Nashville, jewelry
Chris Gustin, Columbus, rugs and fiber arts
Anabel Hopkins, Nashville, notecards and original art
Michele Pollock, Columbus, mixed media paper art
Judy Prichard, Nashville, pottery
Tom Prichard, Nashville, pottery
Daren Redman, Nashville, fiber art

Carroll County
Rena Brouwer, Delphi, watercolors

Cass County
Toney Robertson, Galveston, wooden bowls, hand-turned wooden pendants, roses made of wood and metals

Clark County
Huber’s Winery and Orchard, Borden, wine and brandy

DeKalb County
Kalista Johnston, Garrett, cheese crisps

Delaware County
Brian Gordy, Muncie, watercolors
Ann Johnson, Muncie, wearable garments
Cheese crisps

Dubois County
Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, cookies

Floyd County
Carl deGraaf, Elizabeth, pottery

Franklin County
Charlene George, Brookville, oil paintings
Carrie Miller, Batesville, sauces and jams

Hamilton County
Carol Bell, Noblesville, stoneware
Charles Ferguson, Noblesville, Crazy Charlie’s Gourmet salsas
Pam Newell, Fishers, pastels and oils
Brian Paffen, Fishers, soaps and bath products
Lori Shreve, Westfield, fudge

Hancock County
Jon Vance, McCordsville, layered paper art

Hendricks County
Lisa Pelo, Clayton, glasswork
Chateau Thomas Winery, Plainfield, wine

Jackson County
Burton’s Maplewood Farm, Medora, maple syrup

Jay County
Zach Medler, Portland, ceramics and relief printing
Maple syrup

Jefferson County
Clint Bear, Madison, guitars

Johnson County
Mild to Wild Sauces, Franklin, hot sauces

Kosciusko County
Terry Armstrong, Warsaw, watercolors
Laurel Isle, Winona Lake, soaps and bath products

LaPorte County
Steven Skinner, New Carlisle, pottery

Lawrence County
Charlotte Waltz, Norman, persimmons
Carousel Winery, Mitchell, wine

Madison County
Greg Adams, Lapel, rustic willow furniture

Marion County
Teri Barnett, Indianapolis, acrylics
James Dupler, Indianapolis, woodworking
Allison Ford, Indianapolis, wooden jewelry
Gourd art
Elizabeth Garber, Indianapolis, truffles
Rick Greiner, Indianapolis, pottery pears
Jayne Hoadley, Indianapolis, sea salt pecan chews
Erin Jones-Edds, Indianapolis, dressings and drink mixes
Nancy Lee, Indianapolis, jewelry
Nancy Miller, Indianapolis, gourd art
Peg Neal, Indianapolis, pottery
Carrie Wild, Indianapolis, watercolors

Miami County
Rose Brown, Peru, goat’s milk soap
Susan Kline, Peru, paper collage

Monroe County
Jan Arbogast, Bloomington, pottery
John Bower, Bloomington, photography
Kris Busch, Heltonville, pottery
Butler Winery, Bloomington, wine
Maria Dawson, Ellettsville, fiber art
Suzanne Halvorson, Bloomington, fiber art/scarves
Carolyn and Don Madvig, Bloomington, paper/found material notecards
Marcy Neiditz, Bloomington, pottery
Cappi Phillips, Bloomington, mixed media mosaic sculpture
Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, Bloomington, handmade papers

Ohio County
Kendal Miller, Dillsboro, fine art photography

Orange County
French Lick Winery, French Lick, wine

Perry County
Winzerwald Winery, Bristow, wine
Nita Claise, Tell City, raku pottery
Jason Emmons, Saint Croix, chainsaw carvings
Brad Smith, Tell City, hand twisted Tell City Pretzel

Porter County
Lynn Retson, Porter, graphite drawings

Randolph County
Judy Coe, Lynn, homemade noodles
Wayne Gaydos, Farmland, stringed instruments

Ripley County
Robin Dyer, Friendship, leather moccasins and textiles
Chaz Kaiser, Batesville, metalwork

Shelby County
Julie Bolejack, Shelbyville, chocolates

St. Joseph County
Laurie Balla, Mishawaka, watercolors

Switzerland County
Donna Weaver, Vevay, wax portraiture

Tippecanoe County
Mary Firestone, Lafayette, stoneware
Lisa Hopkins, West Lafayette, sterling silver jewelry
Aldis Knight, Lafayette, photography
Sara Vanderkleed, Lafayette, fine art, including acrylic and watercolor combined with recycled envelopes

Tipton County
Joe Rice, Elwood, glasswork
Fiber art

Vanderburgh County
Karen Hampton, Evansville, fiber art

Vermillion County
Brooke Schmidt, Dana, toffees

Vigo County
Gretchen Kraut, Terre Haute, jewelry from polymer clay, hand-dyed wool roving, handmade felted beads and sterling silver
Marilyn Oehler, Terre Haute, woven wool seat covers and wall art

Wayne County
Daniel Sims, Richmond, stained glass

About Indiana Artisan
Indiana Artisan was established in 2008 to identify and support the business development of Hoosier entrepreneurs who create high-quality arts, crafts and value-added foods (think salsa, not tomatoes … wine, not grapes).  It was launched as a joint venture of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.  The program is now a private, not-for-profit organization. The work of more than 175 artisans has been juried into the organization and may leverage the Indiana Artisan brand.  For more information, visit

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.


Kendal R. said...

Thanks for the mention Elizabeth! Kendal R. Miller of Photography by Kendal, Dillsboro, IN!

Elizabeth J. Musgrave said...

You're welcome Kendal. I can't wait to get over there and see all the talented artisans!

Shayla said...

I wish I could showcase some of my work but I have no idea how to get into these things and I always end up hearing about them at the last second.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave said...

Hi Shayla,

It is the first time they have collected the artisans for this marketplace.
If you check this site out thoroughly you will info for you talents.
Hope this helps you!

Artisan said...

Elizabeth, as always you do a great job letting folks know the details about happening events. This inaugural event was awesome. Enjoyed seeing you again and hope to see you soon - Julie, Artisan Chocolatier, Chocolate for the Spirit

Elizabeth J. Musgrave said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks! I do enjoy letting everyone know all the great places they've Gotta Go.
It was wonderful seeing you, and trying more of your amazing chocolates, again. Looking forward to getting together and learning how to make some chocolates with you soon. Just let me know when because Chocolate for the Spirit is always in season.