The WisCon Art Show staff are delighted to present a selection of images from some of this year’s artists!
SSHolcomb: I paint dragons and griffins in the style of Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts. The Medieval Dragon Project began as a fascination with the wildly diverse forms of dragons across Western Europe prior to the year 1600, and how they differ from dragons in modern fantasy art.
See more of SSHolcomb’s work and buy on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SSHolcombArtWorks
Kendra Tornheim: I make jewelry from brilliantly hand-colored brass combined with wire which I shape freeform or weave in complex patterns. I use materials that spark the imagination— antique keys, carved faces, watch gears and pen nibs, colored wings and leaves—to create pendants, earrings, hair pins and clips, and I add new techniques every year, most recently hand-stamping words on metal.
Heather A Tatarek is a Madison-based artist who works primarily with ink and watercolor to create abstract landscapes. She is inspired by both real and fictional events, Terrestrial and otherwise. The way land is shaped by water, wind, fire, impact, and other occurrences in nature is of particular interest to her.
John T Cejka: Wheel-thrown and hand altered pottery / ceramics. Work is heavily influenced by Japanese and Korean pottery styles and often includes natural imagery (forest and ocean).
Mary Anne Mohanraj creates books, textiles, jewelry, and more, inspired by South Asia, her garden, cooking, and geekery.
See more of Mary Anne’s work and buy at www.serendibshop.com.
Tahlia Day creates topographical/map-inspired paintings with occasional collage and metal leaf elements, as well as digital illustrations building on watercolor elements. You can see more at http://www.tahliaday.com or find her on Etsy and Instagram.
Jana Pullman is a book artist and book conservator from Minneapolis, MN. She is the former recipient of a Minnesota Book Artist of the Year Award and three-time winner at the DeGolyer Bookbinding Competition and has taught at Carleton College, University of MN, Penland and elsewhere. She loves to make practical, beautiful things like handmade boxes and journals too!
See more of Jana Pullman’s work and buy on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/westernslopebindery
Sam Haney Press is an award-winning book sculptor, freelance illustrator, and jewelry maker from Madison, Wisconsin, who has exhibited in various art shows for over a decade. She is the secretary for ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and has worked in SFF publishing as an art director. In her free time, she helps run art shows at conventions in the Chicago & Madison areas. You can find her work and online storefront at https://www.samhainpress.com/ and can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram under the alias SamHain Press.
Other artists appearing in the 2022 in-person show include Meredith Dillman, Clara Cecilia, and Nevenah Smith.
For more information about the WisCon Art Show or to apply as an artist for next year’s show (new artists are welcome!), see http://wiscon.net/events/art-show/.