Meet the Vendors of The Mystery Marketplace!
The Mystery Marketplace will be filled with over twenty vendors who will be selling their unique and handmade goods on both Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th, from Noon – 5pm. During these times, the gallery will be open free of charge to the public, with FREE family programming taking place throughout the gallery both days.
Check back this week to meet all of the vendors, artists, craftsmen, and otherwise strange folk who will be selling their wares at The Mystery Marketplace. We have everything from Paintings to Pepper Jelly, Capes to Candy and Buttons to Bizarre Taxidermy!
Tilted Tops is the brainchild of Malibu and Miss Joule. For the past three years they have been creating costumes, accessories, and hats for the stage in their own productions under the moniker of Tilted Torch. Now they bring their whimsical, hand-crafted accessories and millinery creations to you. Their unique ability to combine colors, materials, and textures results in wearable works of art. Tilted Tops specializes in fascinators and millinery (hat making), often incorporating specialized skills like French flower making in their creations. Step right up and take a look!
Nikkuu Design is a Baltimore-based design and build company that represents the raw conceptual designs of multi-disciplinary artist/musician (Whispers for Wolves on Boring Machines Records and Secret Secrets on Ehse Records) and designer Melissa Moore www.nikkuudesign.com (design site) and www.melissa-moore.com (visual/sound site) . Her designs showcase the intersection between the disciplines of design, art, and architecture. Nikkuu’s approach is to produce objects that not only serve to function but also to bring forth a deeper sense of interconnectedness between user and object while emphasizing the importance of beauty and simplicity. We specialize in lighting, hybrid furniture, and a new ”wearable nikkuu” jewelry line. Click here to visit Nikkuu Design’s Etsy Page!
Sarah Machicado is a designer from Miami, FL. She studied Illustration and Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated in fall 2011. She is the type of creative thinker that likes making, creating, crafting, and prototyping beautiful things or ideas. Sarah is a green, toy, and pug enthusiast that believes design can make a difference.
Jennifer Stephens designs and fabricates enchanting jewelry pieces that delight the eye. Using fragments of washed river glass that she often collects with her young daughter, Jennifer smoothes and polishes each piece to create intricate necklaces, earrings, and bracelet designs. Through her artistry she shapes each piece into an original creation that dazzles! Her company, Bits and Glass, was started in 2010 and has taken off through show sales and custom orders. Bits and Glass can be found on Etsy as well as on Facebook.
Carol Aaron spells out dreams and takes out fustrations on her art in her home studio in Hampden. She is a photographer/encaustic-artist/doghugger-extroidinaire. Keeping her process as enviromentally grounded as possible, she uses beeswax, birch, ground pigments and oil paints in her work. She purchases locally when possible and uses organic free range carrier pigeons for out of area deliveries. Using a combination of melted beeswax and damar tree resin, she adds color and paints her textury-beeswaxy smelling lovelies, transfering photographic images and then painting wax on top of them and more wax on top of that. Her creations are durable, heat resistant (good from 25 degrees up to 125 degrees) and make great house pets. She owns MadleyDesigns.com and a big brown doggie named Django.
Spanner in the Works’
The Spanner in the Works’ table with sell a mixture of Brooklyn Badges and Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermy swag (t-shirt, postcards, patches). Come visit and tell us all the things that you have accomplished, but are not proud of. Perhaps, we will already have a badge to celebrate that ridiculous memory. If not, you can always talk about your desire to handle roadkill and become a Rogue Taxidermist. Either way, it is a win-win. And since our price points are so low, it is probably the cheapest therapy you can get in the DelMarVa region*.
*Result may vary
Cheryl Fair is a photographer, filmmaker, craftsperson and professional astrologer. Each of these interests feeds the other and results in multi-dimensional creative work. Cheryl’s colorful photo-secessionist photographs are created for a broad range of clients and are also sold as decorative/inspirational art prints. Under the dba Venus Out of Bounds, Cheryl creates planetary magic and spell candles, gemstone jewelry, and capes. Each of the items offered through Venus Out of Bounds is made with the intention to help people vibrate, beautifully. Visit Venus Out of Bounds on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/VenusOutOfBounds & check out Cheryl Fair Photography at http://www.cherylfair.com
Ophelia Vintage are Kim and Angie, two women from two different generations who love all things old and handmade. Three years ago we met outside of Washington, DC and launched Ophelia Vintage, an online fashion boutique. A year later we added Ophelia Vintage Home, an online home décor boutique. We both find that vintage stirs the desire to create. Our latest offering has us using vintage watch parts and broken jewelry and re-imagining their beauty and purpose. Every piece begins with the inspiration of a stamp, map or other print material from the 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. Gears, cogs, pins, hands and jewels are added in layers using a glass like resin for a vibrant, magnified appearance. Our perceptions and imaginings of the past and present are playfully combined to take the wearer to another time and place. Ophelia Vintage offers time inspired jewelry and accessories for both men and women. Visit the Ophelia Vintage Etsy Store!
A lot of Emily’s work involves collage. She’ll be selling framed and unframed collages, collage-inspired embroideries, pillows, decorated lighters, and oil paintings. Her oil paintings include various portraits, a self-portrait or two, and landscapes and cityscapes of Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Juanita’s Adventures is all about vintage travel, exploration and adventure! All items are handcrafted using vintage maps and stamps. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Juanita’s love of travel has taken her all over the world and inspired her to create souvenirs to commemorate the many adventures you’ll have in life. Remember the night you spent in Barcelona in a bathtub with a vintage map ring, or the semester you spent exploring your sexuality in South Africa with a lovely set of map coasters!
Jennifer Jeremias is originally from Northern Virginia and happily resides in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of DC. Before her move to the city, she spent significant time abroad in France, prior to attending the College of William & Mary, and in London, post-graduation. At the tender age of 26, she discovered a love of working with her hands and started making jewelry at home using vintage materials and selling her designs on etsy and at local craft shows. Less than one year later, she was taking metalsmithing classes at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, where she continues to study today. Jennifer launched her first line of original jewelry in the spring of 2011 and her second collection the following fall. Her sterling silver and brass jewelry is modern and inventive, with a focus on line and form.
Kelli Riley has a strong foundation in the visual arts. She has a B.S. degree in Studio Art from Skidmore
College and a M.A. degree in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She studied fiber arts,
painting and graphic design in college and has always been attracted to unique patterns, textures and vibrant
use of color. She paints abstract landscapes and creates fun art objects in her free time. Kelli works by day
as a Webmaster for a nonprofit association and owns a freelance web design and development business.
Touch The Body Touch The Soul
All Natural Botanical Products that Assist In Balancing Mind Body and Spirit
My name is Hanan, I am a Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. While working in the Spa Industry I have seen and used body products that were good and some that were not. I formulate natural bath and body products for personal maintenance. My all natural personal care products enhance the body’s ability to accelerate health, beauty and healing. My products include Better Than Salt Scrub which is made with Himalayan Salt, Better Than Body Butter, which is made with Fair Trade Shea Butter from Africa and Essential Oils and other products made with the finest health preserving ingredients found around the world. ________________________________________________________________________________________
After a long career in Advertising, Commercial Printing, and as a Vice President of an Advertising Agency in Baltimore, MD., Linda Biggs began to live her passion, as a full time professional artist. Linda’s career took off in 1999 with people saying “Linda, you are nuts!” and “You’ll be back, we’ll keep your desk warm for you !” Now, many years later and over one hundred masterpieces unveiled for the world to see, Linda is, going strong, even stronger than before. Her Art has progressed through the years and tells a simple story of her remarkable life. Linda is an inspiration for anyone with a dream and the spirit to live it ! www.LindaBiggs.com
Designs by Corinne
Designs By Corinne includes a collection of unique jewelry and accessories hand-sculpted by a local artist. Each piece is made from light weight, durable polymer clay and lovingly built one petal at a time. Corinne never uses molds so each flower is a one of a kind piece of wearable art.
The Fox Glove Society
Crazy Little Studio