Artist Shawn Garland, owner of The Artisan Market moved to Liberty, from her home town of Naples, Florida. She began her journey as an artist, studying fine art at the University of South Florida. She works primarily in Acrylics (paint, gel and paste), She also enjoys 3D art, wire sculpture and pyrography. Shawn works with people to design the perfect piece of Art for their space. She currently works and sells from her studio at the Artisan Market.
Andrew is a woodworking artisan who is passionate about woodworking in many forms, and revels in seeing his work enjoyed by all.
Andrew's personal passion for fine domestic and exotic materials, along with the beauty of nature, fuels his desire to create unique & lasting pieces of furniture, fixtures, and one-of-a-kind boxes.
Influenced by arts and crafts, and fine furniture makers like Stickley and Greene & Greene, he is constantly seeking to perfect his skillsets.
Carol is a self taught multi-medium artist who lives and works from her home studio in Liberty.
She began showing and selling her work about 15 years ago, mainly at private showings, art galleries and boutiques. Carol will have several pieces at the Artisan Market opening at the end of March.
Carol characterizes herself as a lover of color and detail. She prefers to work in oil but has also worked in watercolor, colored pencil and acrylics.
Deni Marrs has been playing in the mud for many years and is excited to add her creations to The Artisan Market! Deni specializes in practical pieces, but is known to add whimsy here and there. She also does commision work, but her preference is to lose herself in her art and see what happens! Deni is a Liberty resident, and when not potting, she spends quality time with her husband Ted, and as much time as possible visiting her 2 grown daughters and her 3 beautiful grandchildren
Eric is a creative and talented metal sculptor. He uses found and recycled materials in his work. His inspiration comes from animals, nature and people. Eric is the youngest of 5 and was raised in Normal, Illinois. He spent 26 years in the zoo business and eight of those years he spent with the elephants. He has two wonderful children, two awesome grandchildren and a loving wife.
GK Callahan creates cultural change through social engagement, with a focus on humanitarian issues related to public health. As an artist, and community engagement professional, GK has over ten years’ experience working in the community arts field. Earning his MFA in social practice at California College of the Arts and his BFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He built expertise in cultural development through work with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the City of San Francisco. He founded Please Touch Garden in San Francisco (2010), an outdoor community space that addresses urban agriculture, arts, and disabilities. He is the co-founder and primary producer of Contracting an Issue, an international social awareness art project that explores the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, GK works for the University of Missouri, focusing on art, economics, and community development in Missouri. His practice also includes traditional mediums like painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media works. As a maker, the visual art he creates is drawn from life experience, focusing on play and the narrative line between reality and fiction, often incorporating children’s stories.
Gwen Bosworth is a Kansas City native. She is a retired art teacher but still inspires her art students to get creative, part time at St. Gabe's school. She enjoys time with her family, painting and photography. Gwen’s original work, watercolor on recycled tea bags and cards are for sale at the Artisan market.
Holly Weber is Ph.D. chemist who has discovered the joy of creating abstract art using spray paint. After observing a spray paint artist in Mountain View, AR, Holly decided to give it a try. She enjoys creating multilayered, textured paintings which may be interpreted from multiple viewpoints. Holly lives in Liberty with her husband Mark. They have two grown children, Shannon, a zoo keeper, and Ian, a US Marine. In her spare time, Holly enjoys being outside, painting, composing/arranging keyboard music, and participating in church activities.
Karen Triggs has lived in Liberty all of her life.She is married to Ted Triggs and has one son Ted and 7 grandchildren. She started painting a few years ago and fell in love with it. Since then she discovered that she could make jewelry with acrylic pours. Each one is unique. When the paint drys and cures it turns into a skin. She recycles the skin into a blank tray and seals it under a glass cabochon, creating a one of a kind piece of wearable art.
Katie began blowing glass in 2013 at Emporia State University. Since graduating with a glass forming BFA, she has returned to her home town of Kansas City to further her skill development. She enjoys what she does every day and gets immense satisfaction from teaching and sharing her craft..
Callahan’s artistic interpretations are shaped by three guiding principles: composition, story, and elegant line. According to the artist, “If you find the elegant line, your work will be lyrical.”Fascination with constructing
reproductions of primitive artifacts began when Callahan was a young boy on an Iowa farm. In fact, much of his
artistic career was fashioned by this early passion for coaxing natural objects into works of art, though his portfolio includes a variety of mediums—painting,sculpting, photography, crafts, writing prose and poetry. Callahan was awarded his Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. At a Painting Intensive at the San Francisco Art Institute he studied with world renowned Israeli artist Larry Abramson. He also participated in the Ox-Bow School of the Art Institute Chicago under Phil Hanson and Michelle Grabner. Artwork from Callahan’s portfolio hangs in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. He currently works and resides with his wife in Parkville, MO. Both of his sons are accomplished artists.
Art for me is a process to learn about myself and others. Having Done
three-dimensional design as a cosmetologist and having a Bachelors of Art in Psychology help me to learn and understand others.
Two-dimensional design is a little different, it is a self-discovery process of being in the moment. It is about me, learning to trust my eyes, feelings, to learn patience and surrender to the canvas. When I paint I am always wanting to show beauty, a feeling or a mood. I want it to be peaceful retreat for the viewer to stop and pause for a
Mindy is a glass and mosaic artist from Liberty, MO. Mindy does beautiful work that includes fused glass, dichroic glass and jewelry. Look for wonderful pieces for your garden or your home. Mindy is available for commissioned work as well.
Creating art feeds my very soul. I love color and the whole creative process! I have no formal training, yet I love the creative process and am passionate about my work. I love creating fun, whimsical, colorful and entertaining pieces of art, whether it’s Acrylic Painting, Wire Art, Mixed Media, a Molly Dolly or jewelry.
I started drawing years ago when I owned an antique shop in Warsaw, Missouri. I decorated the store’s bags with whimsical drawings of my pet rooster, Romeo. My father, encouraged me to expand my creativity. I began painting abstract cubism, light-hearted still life and folk art. I was already making wire art mobiles and sun catchers from vintage hardware I had collected over the years.
Molly owns the Molly Roberts Studio in Excelsior Springs. Her work is available for sale at her Gallery and at the Artisan Market.
Pat is an artist and horsewoman, she studied art at the K.C. Art Institute and at studios in Canada and New Mexico. Her work has received several Best of Show, Artist's Choice, Retail Awards and the Brush stroke's Hope and Valor Award. Pat does commissions and teaches as well. Her work is currently available for sale at the Artisan Market.
Sara has added to her creative endeavors, with her colorful renderings of engaging animals. While the animal shapes are realistic, they are painted in a riot of unexpected colors. In the words of Katherine Hepburn, "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." Many of Sara’s original paintings are for sale at the Artisan Market.
My medium of choice is polymer clay. Self-taught, I have been playing with it for eight years, making functional items (light switch plates, covering wineglasses and more) and fantastically non-functional items (miniature trees, fairy houses and the like).
Stephanie A. Dahlberg has been a Liberty resident for over 30 years. Having received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in commercial art, she worked for the two major newspapers in Dallas, Texas, and other print mediums early in her art career. Through a group that started meeting a year ago, Stephanie began seriously putting paint to canvas. Some of her newest pieces are available for sale at the Artisan Market.
Susan Ferguson is a fiber artist. Her specific interests include Saori weaving, handmade books/bookbinding, and textile manipulation. In former lives, she worked as a college instructor, marketing maven, writer, editor and journalist. A native of Missouri, she has been most profoundly influenced by her decade-long residence in various communities throughout Arizona. She lives in Independence, MO, on the edge of the imaginary Nettleton Moor.