MRF’s “Art Summer” Blog Series – TENA PAYNE, Earthborn Studios

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Artist Spotlight, Blog, Uncategorized

As we get ready for Moss Rock Festival’s 10th anniversary coming up on November 7 & 8 at The Preserve in Hoover, we decided to kick off this milestone with an “Art Summer” Blog Series spotlighting some of our favorite artist exhibitors over the last 9 years of the eco-creative Fall festival. We’ve chosen a local, […]

Piecing together landscapes – Walt Stricklin

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Artist Spotlight, Blog, Photography, Uncategorized

THE BLOG INTERVIEWS: Artist Row’s Walt Stricklin, Photography What artist’s career do you follow? David Hockney is one of my favorite artist. He is a British painter, photographer and now videographer, whom I have been following since the mid 1980’s. He has changed how I see the world and influenced my art. His photo montage Pear […]

The nature of industry: sculpture by Michael Fernambucq

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES Michael Fernambucq, Sculpture What artists have influenced you? Its not so much any particular artist themselves or their works that influence me but more their persistence & drive that pushes & drives me. My greatest source of inspiration is nature for nature holds a great deal of subtle wisdom that one […]

Loose interpretations of landscape – Carolyn Warren

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES Carolyn Warren, Painting  What artists have influenced you? I am influenced daily!  As an art teacher I am always searching for new, fun art projects for my students.  And my students inspire me, as well as challenge me. What exposure to art as a child influenced your career path? […]

Every piece of wood is different

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES Craig Showronek/Lula Woodworks, Wood What artists have influenced you? Though always a creative person, it was a few years into a life changing experience a decade ago that the true artist in me finally came out. My wife Lula is the inspiration for all I do. I chose the […]

“steampunk inspired” jewelry

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES Max Dawson, Jewelry What artists have influenced you? I have always liked and admired Jackson Pollock. Much like some of my work with gears, they can sometimes look like they’re just thrown together randomly, but if there is one mistake, one gear or watch hand out of place, I have to scrap […]

Patterned ceramics to paintings of lily pads. Susan Gordon’s art is even getting some Hollywood play!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog

Moss Rock Festival’s ARTIST SPOTLIGHT BLOG SERIES: Susan Dennis Gordon, Painting & Ceramics What artists have influenced you? Willem de Kooning, Lynda Benglis, and George Baselitz. Also my mom. She doesn’t really think of herself as an artist, but she has a super sharp eye. Maybe even better than mine. What exposure to art as […]

Picturesque nature scapes, architecture and design by Butch Oglesby

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival’s ARTIST SPOTLIGHT BLOG SERIES: Butch Ogelsby, Photography What artists have influenced you? The great photographers of the past such as, Edward Weston, Edward Steichen and What exposure to art as a child influenced your career path? There were not real influences for me as a child other than in elementary school one […]

Tangled Animals & Insects – The paintings of Chiharu Roach

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Blog | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival’s ARTIST SPOTLIGHT BLOG SERIES: Chiharu Roach, Painting  What artists have influenced you? Kiki Smith, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Walton Ford, Arthur Ganson What exposure to art as a child influenced your career path? In Japan, everyone has to take art classes in school. I can remember being drawn to purple. I just made everything purple. […]

Artist Spotlight – Kathy Wolfe, Photography

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Artist Spotlight, Uncategorized

Artist Spotlight Interview Kathy Wolfe Medium Photography During Moss Rock Festival, you’ll find Lori at Booth 303.  Check out Kathy’s artist page on our website What influenced your career path as an visual artist? My Dad had a darkroom when I was very small. I spent many hours from the age of about 8 on […]

Artist Spotlight: Lori Nichols, Fiber

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Artist Spotlight

Welcome to Moss Rock Festival’s Artist Spotlight blog post series. Stay tuned for sneak peeks into some of the great creative talent that will be exhibiting at the eco-creative festival on Novemeber 5 & 6, 2011 at The Preserve in Hoover.  We hope to see you all there for Nature, Eco-Ideas, Art + Design. It’s […]

Artist Spotlight: Lynn Neel, Glass

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight Interview Lynn Neel – Danse Du Soleil During Moss Rock Festival, you’ll find Lynn at Booth 302 Check out Lynn’s artist page on our website http://www.mossrockfestival.com/2011/09/09/lynn-neel/ What influenced your career path as an visual artist? As a child being exposed to the arts, going to museums, plays, ballets and the symphony. As a child […]

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