The following group of amazing artists are exhibiting this year at Art On The Porches.

Please take the time to explore what all of this years exhibitors have to offer and start adding things to your shopping lists!

ExhibitorAbout The ArtistWebsite/Facebook/EtsyFestival Location
Jonas Sickler IllustrationJONAS SICKLER lives in Syracuse, NY with his wife and two boys. When he is not shoveling snow, Jonas is busy creating artwork and writing children's books. Jonas is most inspired by vintage textile design, vintage animation, vintage books, as well as old toys and games. Pretty much anything with dust on it. (^_^)

Jonas Sickler has always been influenced by the beautiful illustrations of Mary Blaire, as well as the fantastic textile designs of Alexander Girard. Some of his favorite contemporary illustrators are Lane Smith and Calif Brown
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Lawn @115 Ruskin
Erin McKenna Nowak IllustrationErin McKenna Nowak, has been creating art and day dreaming about weddings since she was a little girl. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus on graphic design and printmaking from Alfred University in 1995. Working in New York City, Chicago and Providence, RI, Erin has been everything from a children’s book designer to the art director of several medical magazines.Website
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Porch @106 Ruskin
Elizabeth Andrews StudioMost people are amazed when they see me bicycling down the street while juggling a Roycroft Mark, eating a bagel, and applying eyeliner. They seem even more surprised to discover I write and illustrate my own poems and stories. Sometimes, I illustrate stories I haven’t written yet!

I have been making up tales since I was five days old. By the age of four I drew with pencil, paint and pens to illuminate my stories. Alas, I was too attached to my artistic creations to ever part with them. When I was old enough to enter College, a time of Conceptual and Large Abstracted Thought my narrative, illustrative style chagrined my professors.

As time has passed, I’ve continued to chafe at assimilation by technology and popular culture. The etching of metal plates enables me to make multiple prints that are all originals. The etched plate is truly a labor of love; and a medium that provides the texture and mysterious compliment to my poems, personal anecdotes, and creative musing.
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Porch @110 Ruskin
Lily Tsay Jewelry I have been making my own jewelry and love having, unique, simple and elegant jewelry for my daily work wear. I come from a design field. My creative side has always been inspired by architecture and art. I like to create one of a kind jewelry with a fun approach. When I work, shape, proportion, texture and color are very important to me.
I make hand made porcelain beads and mix them with different materials such as glass, pearl, wood beads, silver and stainless steel wire. I enjoy making jewelry as it is a creative outlet for my daily life.
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Porch @109 Ruskin
James Skvarch Copper Plate EtchingArtwork by James Skvarch: etchings, paintings and clay sculpture.Website
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Lawn @123 Ruskin
Syracuse Poster ProjectThe Syracuse Poster Project, established in 2001, brings together community poets and Syracuse University artists to create an annual series of poetry posters for the city’s poster panels.

Each year we produce 16 art posters, each featuring an illustrated poem about the downtown, the city, or the nearby countryside.
WebsitePorch @106 Ruskin
Mari Fine ArtI paint with the conviction that color can manipulate the mind; it can make the heart beat faster, tempt the appetite, or spark a childhood memory. Much of our reaction to color is subliminal, and we are generally unaware of its pervasive and seductive effects.

Contrast and color are essential in my process. I start by selecting two or three colors that create a specific emotion. I work the canvas from all angles discovering new forms of composition through the use of movement. I push the paint to its chemical limit allowing it to mutate and evolve. The result is a bold and eclectic body of work that evokes a response from its viewer.
WebsitePorch @107 Ruskin
Garnet Grimm Nature ArtGarnet's passion for art began at the age of 8. After learning about nature artist Andy Goldworthy in class one day, Garnet couldn't wait to begin making his own nature art.
His creations contain leaves, twigs, rocks, flowers, etc... any natural materials native to the area he is working in. He arranges them into interesting designs - some abstract, some with recognizable forms. They are then photographed, prints made, and are signed and matted.
Lawn @113 Ruskin
Johanna Wall JewelryHand made, custom designed beaded jewelry.FacebookLawn @114 Ruskin
Left Hand Art by CarlyCarly Barvinchak is an artist from Binghamton, NY.
She enjoys working in a variety of mediums, especially mixed media and fiber arts. She started two small businesses based on topics she’s passionate about. Left Hand Art by Carly was started in support of equal rights for gay and lesbian couples after a family member complained of lack of cards for same sex couples. That business encompasses unique, handmade cards and crafts, some specifically for same sex couples: www.etsy.com/shop/LeftHandArtbyCarly.
Her other small business, The Half Pint Hero, was created in honor of her son who has neuroblastoma. She makes and sells superhero capes for kids fighting neuroblastoma and other types of childhood cancers: www.etsy.com/shop/TheHalfPintHero.
In addition, she sells her work at the Sea Hag Soaps & Art Mercantile in Brackney, PA.
Carly currently teaches Art at her alma mater, Binghamton High School.
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Porch @113 Ruskin
Saint Be StudioWe are two friends working together to create art and beauty. We create in shared space in Syracuse, New York. We are inspired by Spirit, life, nature and each other. Our work attempts to feel ancestral and modern at the same time.Facebook
Etsy
Lawn @ 107 Ruskin
Linda Flynn Art Welcome to the colorful world of Alcohol Inks.

I paint with the new and exciting medium of alcohol inks. The inks are bright, luminous and spontaneous. Painting with these inks allows your inner creativity to flow in a fluid and organic way.

I paint on non-porous materials- ceramic tile and yupo paper. YUPO Synthetic Paper is 100% recyclable, tree-free, waterproof and durable
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Lawn @119 Ruskin
aMEUSEments Wearable ArtI Design and create unique and beautiful one-of-a-kind wearable art and sculpture from vintage and new glass beads.WebsitePorch @110 Ruskin
The Wrens Den handcrafted soapThe Wren's Den is a small business owned and operated by Mary Carlic. We sell wholesale to gift shops and attend a handful of arts and craft shows throughout the year. We also sell direct at various craft festivals and online. The Wrens Den at Hillside Gardens is where we offer our soaps, but also a variety of gifts and gardening accessories and plants.

We have been in business for six years, only because our customers like our products and are faithful. We hope you will agree that our products are the best you can find
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Lawn @ 109 Ruskin
Saint be Studio abstract modern
Metal
We are two friends working together to create art and beauty. We create in shared space in Syracuse, New York. We are inspired by Spirit, life, nature and each other. Our work attempts to feel ancestral and modern at the same time.Etsy
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Lawn @ 107 Ruskin
Sarah Hall Designs stationaryI graduated from Syracuse University with an art degree. After working in NYC as a surface pattern designer, I headed back to my roots in upstate New York to work as a designer for Mackenzie Childs.
Presently I design for stationery wholesalers and custom design furniture and murals.
EtsyPorch @114 Ruskin
BabouskaBabouska is a collection of artist made wearable items and home accessories .

All work is handcrafted using a wide variety of fabrics, mostly comprised of vintage, reclaimed and recycled textiles I also include a number of interesting embellishments using vintage buttons, trims and hand felted pieces.

My pieces tend to be one of a kind- or at least in limited numbers, no mass production. Because I try to source material and textiles that may be on their way to a dumpster, many of my design ideas are driven by the materials that I have available.

I have also started a new line of hand blocked, dyed and shaped straw and felt hats. Using non traditional forms and molds I can shape pieces into unique shapes and styles that fit my own aesthetic.


All of my patterns are original, but have been inspired by vintage and traditional styles. My work appeals to a wide variety of individuals and has a wide price range. Currently my line consists of hats, bags and some home items.
FacebookFacebookLawn @111 Ruskin
Allison GatesAllison is a painter, photographer, activist & vintage scooter enthusiast. Being both a city dweller and an Adirondacker inspires her to create modern interpretations of natural environments. Originally from Lake George, she is particularly drawn to water, and it’s ability to invigorate, to pacify and bring joy. Water can stir up unexpected thoughts and emotions; each ripple is a story and dream unto itself. Her goal as a photographer is to capture those emotions, preserve them and share them with others.WebsitePorch @115
David RC Oster pen and InkDavid “RC” Oster is a self-taught artist who specializes in free-hand ink drawings of regional landmarks and Adirondack scenes. His work is featured in many galleries in Old Forge and Inlet, New York. His work can also be seen at many regional art festivals. Anyon​e interested in commissioning or purchasing his work, can contact RC at info@theartofrc​.comWebsitePorch @114 Ruskin
Beckie’s Pottery & Stepping StonesFacebookLawn @121 Ruskin
The Independent Potters Association Of New YorkMission
To support and promote professional artists in the ceramic medium while developing resources to mentor and recognize ceramic excellence.
Description
We are a group of ceramic artists and potters from Syracuse, NY.
FacebookLawn @ corner of Summit and Ruskin
CityBliss Photography/Shoshin TextilesPorch @106 Ruskin
Woodward WatercolorsPorch @118 Ruskin
Shelly Murphy JewelryPorch @112 Ruskin
Kendra Reed PhotographyFacebookLawn @118 Ruskin
Richard Williams IllustrationsPorch @112 Ruskin
Michele’s Garden Stepping StonesLawn @104 Ruskin
Barking Dog Creations
photography
Porch @108 Ruskin
Mary Haven WatercolorsPorch @118 Ruskin
Fowler High School mixed mediumPorch @119 Ruskin