We'd like to welcome the following new and returning exhibitors to this year's Dighton Arts Festival. Be sure to stop by each exhibit and see their art!
B & W Art
38 Elm Street
Berkley, MA 02779
George FerrieraI have been working in the powder mediums of charcoal & graphite since 2004. Being a self taught artist, I am constantly experimenting with the application of the charcoal/graphite powder mediums with the tools I use. I have always been drawn to the look and feel of black and white artwork. I consider my works more paintings than drawings. Although traditionally, when you think of charcoal & graphite you don't think painting, but as for my technique, drawing is only a small part of the finished work. Since 2005, my work has been exhibited locally in both juried and non-juried art shows & festivals.
KM Designs by Kyla Mullin is handmade beaded jewelry
All pieces are unique designs crafted with Sterling Silver and Semi Precious Stones. I specialize in Swarovski Crystal & Pearl paired with Bali Silver accents.
Custom designed Mothers Bracelets are created with sterling silver block letters, Swarovski Crystals, and Bali Silver accents to create a unique look.
At JL RibbonGear, you will find all sorts of one-of-a-kind handmade ribbon accessories, from high-end belts, to watches you design yourself, to baby blankets, to hair bows--and everything in between! If you're a girl or woman of any age, you'll be sure to find something you'll love. Visit my website to browse and purchase your favorite ribbon accessories for you or for a loved one as the perfect gift! To contact me, Julie Letourneau, directly, email me at or call 774-991-0423.
My name is Michelle Tripp and I am addicted to knitting and creating contemporary wearable items for adults and children. I will have mostly shrugs, shawls, capelets, scarves and mitten/hat sets out of bold fun fibers. Also I create fun barrettes out of different hip fabrics.
I have been painting for over 20 years and have been a member of the Society of Decorative Painting having been a certified decorative artist (CDA) since 1995. I have had the wonderful fortune of having two of my Christmas ornaments chosen to hang in the White House. The first time was for the Clinton administration and the second for the Bush administration and was lucky enough to be invited for a reception at the White House. I have taught at the National level for the SDP and continue to teach local classes. I became involved in jewelry making a short time ago and because of my love of color and creating, it soon became a favorite thing to do. I decided to display my jewelry in the Dighton Arts Festival because I had heard so many good things about the festival.
Custom Lawn Art
Interchangeable Custom Lawn Art with unique staking system. All YartWorks creations are made of wood, have a quality paint finish and can be used year after year.
Our catalog has hundreds of pictures to choose from, or you can use a design of your own. Some of our categories are Holidays, Seasons, Popular Characters, and Baby Boomer Characters. YartWorks creations are between 2 and 4 feet tall, and range in price from $12 to $45.
WILD SAGE STUDIOS in Dighton, MA is owned by photographer Lisa A. Paquette. Lisa enjoys photographing children, pets, families, children and their pets, preschools, hobbies in action such as Karate or Dance, yearbook photos, and special events. Wild Sage Studios offers a variety of products and services and works in conjunction with a professional lab for all of your printing needs. Quality work, personal service, flexible schedule and reasonable prices.
Natural Gemstone Designs
Janet on the Planet offers gallery quality colorful, custom made necklaces, pendants, earrings, braclets, and men's accessories, hand-crafted and wire wrapped jewelry, made with the finest precious stones including Crystals, Herkimer diamonds, Mexican agate, Russian Charoite, Russian Blue Demaurtorite, Ammonite fossil, Chrysoprase, Amazonite, and many other calming, soothing, meditation, and healing stones.
Hometown Prints'Come home again' with Hometowne Prints special collection of artwork illustrating cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Local artist Donna R. Ide has captured that hometown feeling with her collection of prints illustrating your favorite spots, historic places, and familiar parks and beaches. Whether it is the local eating establishment where steamers abound and lobster a must or the carousel you rode as a child or even the lighthouses that are so familiar to New England, each has its own fond memory in our past, present and future. Ide's media is pencil and color pencil done in montage form.
CHAIRS BY BOB
508 823 0652
Chairs By Bob offers cane and rush wooden chairs and also chair refinishing.
Ron O'Connor is a Dighton photographer who specializes in outdoor portrait photography of children and families using film and digital cameras. His photograhic style is directed at capturing children and families in a natural environment - particlarly in settings where children can be most expressive of their unique personalities. He prefers black and white images because of their ability to focus the viewer's attention on the subject.
Westport, Ma 02790
508 493 6206
Heather Gavriluk is a line of contemporary jewelry consisting of handmade clay pendants and glass beads, wire wrapped creations, hand crafted sterling and gemstone pendants and select beads and findings. All materials are top of the line and always extraordinary- this jeweler is not "just another bead stringer". Each piece is a one of a kind wearable piece of art suitable for the woman who has her own original style and refuses to wear what everyone else is wearing. New this year is a line of knitted sweaters, shrugs, scarves and shawls composed of select highly fashionable yarns and fibers designed for the woman who loves the unique and decadent for herself.
Heather's designs can be found at Courtyards (Tiverton Four Corners), Sticks Stones and Stars (Westport), TSI Jewelry (Fall River), and The Samuell Day Gallery (Barnstable) and at select arts festivals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Michelle McNamaraI have been drawing and painting since I was a young girl. I am a graduate of the New England School of Art and Design and for many years ran my own Interior Design business. I am a traditionalist who specializes in painting scenes of the New England landscape. I've studied under various art instructors and, most recently, for the past fifteen years, continued my growth under the watchful eye of Ron Brake, a well-known and respected New England artist and teacher. Watercolors have been my media of choice since the beginning as I believe they reflect more realistically the wonderful hues and tones of New England. My new business (Blueberry Cottage Primitives) combines my love of primitive arts and crafts with my first and truest love - painting. My web store features many primitive decorative items and some of my paintings. I hope you'll stop by and take a look at what I have to offer!
Brenda Levasseur([email protected]) "My name is Brenda Levasseur and my business name is Handmade Soap..I make a cold process soap that contains olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil and wheat germ oil, cocoa butter and shea butter , we cure it for no less than 5 weeks. They are carefully scented with natural plant essential oils and no synthetic additives. I also make a lip balm that is very moisturizing and have a great shaving soap for men that contains bentonite clay to detox the pores while the oils soften the skin. I started making soap after looking into an alternative to store bought soap...trying to get away from the chemicals..having confronted breast cancer the alternative way with a naturapathic doctor from North Attleboro for the last 2 years meanwhile I changed my life style eating habits to vegan and was analizing what I was putting ON my body as way of preservatives and additives. I was in the right place at the right time, I found my soap teacher and she has taught me alot...I love making soap..it makes your skin feel so good between the castor oil and the skin healing wheat germ oil you will feel the difference."
Images Studio Gallery
72r Main Street
Wareham, MA. 02571
Claudin Poyant of Images by Claudin is a graduate of Swain School of Design in graphic design and photography. Claudin is a natural light photographer who captures nature's surroundings to his advantage. Having a design background and keen eye for composition, gives him an uncanny ability of transforming an ordinary shot into a work of art.
Claudin's photography is a mix of fine art photography, impressionism, and graphic art.
His images are finished as Glicee prints. He personally prints all of his work, with the exception of his canvas pieces. Customers marvel at his wide range of interest.
His finest works to include framed canvas, framed Glicee prints, and holiday cards will be displayed.