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Molly Schwartz

Great abstract pieces creates with colors and shattered glass. You read that right, shattered glass! Texture, sparkling light, color, and more can be found in the unique work created by Molly Schwartz!

Washington based glass artist, Molly Schwartz, creates stunning mixed media pieces of paints, pigment, and shattered glass. One can't help but be seduced by the reflective light, dimension, and color in her work.

Schwartz describes her work and process:

I love that something broken can be even better than when it was whole. I feel a connection with this art form because being broken doesn't make you less of who you are. I think it builds character, interest and complexity. Own it and it can empower you.

Hunter S. Thompson said; "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a ride!…

Karen Schremmer

Florida based Karen Schremmer's collages will have you continuously dreaming of summer! Bold use of color, figures, animals, botany, (some of our favorite things) create an intoxicating dream scape in her mixed media work.

Karen Schremmer has been continuously creating her entire life: drawing on Barbies and her brothers, painting, photography, jewelry and clothing design, interior decorating, home renovation, fiber arts, and culinary pursuits, among other things. Originally from Illinois, Karen moved to Florida, a place she considers full of beauty, with an endless supply of inspiration. She inevitably received a BFA from University of South Florida, with a focus in painting. After working in the art field for a few years, life circumstances required her to briefly take a different career path.

Happy to be able to return to her roots, she has vigorously renewed her focus on the visual arts, currently working in mixed media. Her assemblages ignore the traditional boundaries between …

Cat Evans

Narratives crafted with embroidery and other media, none other than Cat Evans! Detail, color, skill, and a hint of macabre, keep reading to enter the world of Cat Evans also known on the internet as Two Mushrooms!
Cat Evans spent her childhood overseas, as part of a foreign service family, exploring new countries and with that a multitude of fascinating cultures. However, she found herself fascinated with the odd, mysterious, and macabre aspects of our world, which inspires her art. Armed with needle and thread, her embroidery has become a way for Evans to continue traveling the world, but with a slightly darker twist.

Having never learned to sew or embroider, we are intrigued with Evans' fresh spin techniques, here's some insight into her process and love of fibers:

Originally taught to stitch by my mother, my hand embroidered art is not what you would call traditional. Having abandoned needle and thread as a young adult to explore other artistic mediums, I did not regain my pas…

Erika b Hess

We discovered the work of Erika b Hess when she started her podcast, I Like Your Work, with its episode featuring Ekaterina Popova of Art & Cocktails. It was apparent that she is passionate about painting and community within the arts, two things we love as well! She utilizes bold colors and energetic brushwork to contribute to the meaningful context of her beautiful paintings. 
Erika b Hess is a painter who is the co-founder of MUSA Collective Boston and creator of I Like Your Work podcast. Hess' work has been recently exhibited nationally including Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan, NY, Last Projects in Los Angeles, CA, and Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, MA. Her work has been published in various publications such as Poets and Artists, Fresh Paint, and in Post Industrial Complex, a book released by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Her work was selected by John Seed to be featured in "Fifty Memorable Artists 2015". She served as a visiting juror for Da…

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Gina Altadonna

To say we were impressed with Gina Altadonna's work the first time we saw it would be an understatement! She has an astounding figurative ability, which is apparent in her narrative work, exploring themes many of us can relate to.

Gina Altadonna was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a rural farming community. In 2010 she received a BFA  with a concentration in drawing and painting, from The Pennsylvania State University. She spent a year cultivating a new body of work before attending Graduate School. In 2014 she received her MFA, in Studio Art, from Stony Brook University. Since graduating, she has been featured in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has been published in several art magazines both online and in print. Altadonna has also received several grants, fellowships, and awards in her field, for example: she was awarded the New Courtland Artist Fellowship, and the Dorthy L. Piper Purchase Award, to name a few. Professionally, Gina has taught…

Emily Wamsley

Fantastic images and scenery come to life in these tin collages by Emily Wamsley! Who knew you could make such colorful, beautiful work with discarded material?
Tin artist Emily Wamsley cuts and nails discarded tins to wood for her collage media. Having never met a tin artist before, naturally we had to ask more about the process, here's some insight into her work,  "I love making my ideas come to life with tin. Half the fun is searching for that prefect pattern, color or image on old tins. My artwork is of things I love; sometimes inspired by the image on the tin itself or just an idea in my head. I have an endless supply of ideas and there is a seemingly endless supply of tin to make them."

Wamsley lives and works in Seattle, WA.

You can see more of her impressive work on Instagram @emily_wamsley