Sunday, May 22, 2016

22 MAY 2016

DAY IN THE COUNTRY
FOLK ART FAIR & AUCTION
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Morehead Kentucky
SATURDAY JUNE 4th, 2016
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This is the show that was started
by our old friend MINNIE ADKINS
many years ago...and was moved
to the Morehead Conference Center
at Morehead State University
across the street from the
KY FOLK ART MUSEUM
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Featuring 50 great folk artists
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Sorry......Sheila & I can't make it
there this time, maybe next year

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

6 Feb 2016


Come out and see us 
SAT. MARCH 12, 2016 - 10am-6pm
at the ART SHOW at the
Elkhart, IN - RV HALL of FAME
Link #1      Link #2   
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Sunday, January 3, 2016








We want to THANK YA’ALL for another GREAT FOLK ART YEAR.


We have introduced tons of new people to our artists and their fine creations. We’re happy to say that we got lots of folks started on a folk art collecting journey that will last for years. Once you are bit by the folk art bug…it stays with you!

We’re proud of all artists that we have represented for many years!
Missionary Mary Proctor, Squeakie Stone, Sam Ezell, Jimmy W, Otto Schneider, John Taylor, Jaybird, Geo G Borum, Madison Latimer, Biscuit V, etc.

>>>      We are happy to welcome several new artists in 2015.
  
Please check their pages…I think you’ll like their work  

  MINNIE ADKINS












FLORIA YANCEY











TONY DOTSON













PAULETTE FORD














"POPS" CASEY












SADIE & MIKE


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

AUGUST 2015
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Sad to say...I haven't been posting lately,
I'll try to do better, I promise!

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Because of other projects and obligations, Sheila and I have
missed folk art shows this summer.

We didn't get to DAY in the COUNTRY in Morehead, KY
or to MINNIE ADKINS DAY in Sandy Hook, KY.  We sure
miss seeing our dear friend Minnie Adkins and her grandson
Greg...and his beautiful family.

We just ran across a great story on Minnie in the Lexington,
KY media...VIEW IT HERE

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We also missed SLOTIN'S FOLK FEST in Atlanta miss year.
There  was a nice video of Steve's TV interview explaining
folk art. VIEW IT HERE
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Do you know about our friend DANNY HOSKINSON...aka...
BUCKETMAN?  Unfortunately Danny passed away back in
2008...possibly from complications of years of breathing
the fumes of melted 5 gallon plastic buckets.  Danny would
make great sculptures by melting and shaping the melted 
buckets.  He was an unusual guy but a gentle soul and a 
good friend...we really seeing Danny at the shows. 
Check out this YouTube Video
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Here's another famous folk artist friend BUTCH ANTHONY
he's from Seale Alabama and runs the Museum of Wonder 
and Possum Trot Auction.  I always say: "Anybody that 
likes possums, can't be all bad!"
You might have seen Butch on the TV show 
"American Pickers" they've been at his place several times.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

UPCOMING FOLK ART SHOWS  - 2015



DAY in the COUNTRY - MOREHEAD KY
Saturday June 6, 2015


Famed woodcarver, Minnie Adkins, from Happy Gizzard Holler first started "A Day In The Country" back in the late 80’s, to introduce folks to the wonderful world of folk art.  It is Kentucky’s original folk art fair. It expanded and soon outgrew the ”the hollar" near Minnie’s home and was moved to the Morehead Conference Center near the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, Kentucky

With more than 50 folk artists from ten states, A Day in the Country is one of the largest annual gatherings of folk artists in America. At the event, visitors can purchase artworks directly from artists. The event also features a folk art auction and live acoustic music. 
At this annual gathering, the first Saturday every June,  Minnie and a large group of
other well known folk artists get together to celebrate each others work, and socialize
with folk art collectors from all over.  

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SLOTIN’S 22nd annual FOLK FEST
North Atlanta Trade Center - Norcross, GA
1700 Jurgens Ct. Norcross, GA (I-85 & Indian Trail Rd. Exit 101)
Fri, Sat, Sun. -  August 14-15-16, 2015



FOLK FEST is the world’s largest Folk Art Show and Sale. It brings together, dozens of the top folk artists in the country and 90 folk art galleries. The show annually hosts 12,000 to 15,000 attendees. If you are a folk art collector or just getting started and want to be exposed to the largest selection of folk art that you’ll find anywhere.  You can find a piece for 10 or 20 dollars to get your collection started….or you can spend
thousands to buy a rare piece.  It show is OVERWHELMING!  Where else will you see millions of dollars worth of folk art all in one building…It’s all here!

Sheila and I have been displaying and selling there since about 2002.  We attended this great event several year before that, to add to our personal collection.

A couple years ago, friends and show neighbors: Debbie Hummel -Marconi and Mario Marconi shot a short video of booths and interviews with various artists at the show.   

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44th Annual KENTUCK Festival of the Arts
No it’s not in Kentucky…the early settlement at this location was called Kentuck.
Oct 17, 18 - 2015 - Northport, AL 
(Across the River from Tuscaloosa)

This art festival has been held the third weekend each October since 1971. It’s held in the village park, on one side of the creek is 200 contemporary artists and crafts people, on the other side of the creek is 20-30 outsider and folk artists.  All the folk artists are there by invitation only….and they set up free).  There’s no other show  like this anywhere. You’ll love it.


Friday, March 20, 2015

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR FOLK ART FRIENDS


in no particular order

LORENZO SCOTT - Smithsonian Artist
Missionary MARY PROCTOR
Smithsonian Artist

 CHARLIE LUCAS - Smithsonian Artist

 ELAINE GOODMAN - Dot-ologist
MINNIE ADKINS - KY Woodcarver

 KEN GENTLE - aka - BLACKTOP
 CHER SCHAFFER - Painter - Doll Maker
 MICHAEL BANKS - Painter
 SHANE CAMPBELL - woodcarver
 RAMONA HOTEL
JULIA SISI from Canary Islands
SHIRLEY & BILLY HELLEMS
The "bashful" KIM CLAYTON
 DR BOB (Schaffer) New Orleans
"Be Nice or Leave"
"CORNBREAD"- John Anderson
 JOHN and PENNY DOBSON
STEVE CHANDLER
GEORGIA RED MUD PAINTER
Folk Art Angel THERESA DISNEY

 RUBY C. WILLIAMS 
Smithsonian Artist
 BIG CHIEF from Florida
ANTHONY PACK 
 ERIC LEGEE - Fantastic Painter
 "MOJO" - Morris Johnson
 TERRELL POWELL
 JOEL PINKERTON - sculptor
 MIKE & GRACE KELLY LASTER
MADISON LATIMER - The Chicken Lady
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I'LL BE ADDING MORE PHOTOS SOON - Check Back

Saturday, March 7, 2015

GREAT ARTISTS and GREAT FRIENDS -
that we've Lost..we REALLY MISS THEM!

GEO. G. BORUM - (1913-2012)
OF COURSE THIS IS MY TALENTED FATHER...Nuff said!

Learn a little about Dad here
Rev. HOWARD FINSTER - (2016 - 2001)
THE 
GODFATHER OF FOLK ART
Builder of Paradise Garden, 
Summerville, GA
Creator of over 45,000 works of art
Howard married Sheila and me...he did a GOOD JOB!

See some of Howard's work here
Rev. R. A. MILLER - Rabbitown, GA
He created a massive folk art environment around
his home and studio filled with hundreds of metal
cutouts
 and whirligigs and is most famous for his
creation called "Blow Oscar"

See more about R. A. here
GREGORY WARMACK aka "MR. IMAGINATION - (1948-2012)
SMITHSONIAN ARTIST - Born in Chicago - died Atlanta GA
Most famous for his bottle cap and sandstone sculptures

Learn more and see his work here
JIMMY LEE SUDDUTH - Fayette, AL (1910-2007)
Jimmy was a Smithsonian artist known mainly for
his MUD PAINTINGS. He used pigments from clay,
earth, rocks and plants for his "finger paintings".

See Jimmy's Bio and artwork here



CHRIS CLARK - Ensley, AL (1958-2011)
Smithsonian Artist famous for his painted and
hand-sawn quilts, painted chairs and spirit sticks.
In 2011 he lost his 20 year battle with 
diabetes.  Sheila was very close to Chris 
and cried for a week at his passing.
Learn more about Chris here

DANNY "BUCKETMAN" HOSKINSON
aka..."HOSS"  - (1952-2008)
Danny was totally unique in his creative
endeavors. He created fantastic sculptures
by melting surplus 5 gallon buckets.  He
was famous for his "art car" van that was 
covered with melted bucket sculptures.
Learn a more about Danny here

RUDY ROTTER - Manitowoc, WI (1913-2001)
When we first met Rudy his 16,000 pieces of
art was exhibited in a block square building
three floors FULL. He was a Dentist and creating 
sculptures was his relief from the daily grind.
We were afraid that his passing would destroy
his art..but it survives. Check out his website.
See his bio and learn more about this amazing man

JOE LEGGE - Dillard, GA - (1944-2009)
Formerly a hairdresser for the famed Vidal Sassoon
later he switched to painting and making great 
carved and assemblage sculptures. He shared
his gallery in Dillard with his talented
painter son, Eric Legge. 


MYRTICE WEST - Cherokee County, AL (1923=2010)

JIMMY HEDGES - Chattanooga - (1942-2014)
Artist - Sculpture - Owner Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery
MORE INFO




Sorry to hear today (23 Apr 15)
of the death of our friend
WILLARD JENNINGS of Cocoa Florida