CenterFest will feature high quality art selected by a jury. Artists are traveling from near and far to attend, bringing their wood carvings, paintings, glass sculptures, jewelry, photography, and more that will be on display for purchase. Below are just a few of the artists you will see this year with samples of their work. We'll see you at CenterFest.
Festival hours are: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Caroll Dixon- Indoor Booth
My name is Caroll Dixon. I starting doing lamp-work in June of 2006. I bought the book, "Passing The Flame" by Corina Tettinger. Using Corina's book I started practicing. I had a lot of wasted glass and every once in a while I'd make something I could show to people. After about 3 years the good beads out weighed the bad ones. After I retired I got to work on the torch every day. The successes came faster once I spent more time on the torch. Now I do about 6 to 8 shows a year. I hope to improve my skills even more in the future.
Mary Goering- Outdoor Booth
My paintings are acrylic on watercolor paper. I have been painting as a hobby for about 25 years. Most of my work represents the ocean and different shorebirds because I love the beach! Some of my paintings are in shadow boxes thus giving a 3D effect. I also paint large sand dollars with an ocean theme.
Jennifer Racette- Indoor Booth
I design and create just about everything you see in my booth and my pieces are made one-at-a-time right here in Texas, USA. I love working with precious metals and creating unique designs to show off beautiful gemstones (all of which I hand-select and test to ensure authenticity). The thought of people in many parts of the world wearing and enjoying things I have made with my own hands is very fulfilling. I enjoy working with clients and custom orders are always welcome.
Shawn Steichen- Indoor Booth
Terri Vogl- Outdoor Booth
Hi, I'm Terri! My art is a bit non traditional....it's all done on plywood panels. I use acrylic paint and sometimes add extras such as crackle paste or paper. A good term to describe my art is "Modern Farmhouse". I grew up visiting my grandparents at their farm in Columbus, TX. I have so many wonderful memories from that time and now most of my inspiration comes from the rural Texas countryside. I often stop and take photos as I am driving along country roads and later use those photos as the inspiration for my art.