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The Voice of Art

501(C)3 Nonprofit Art Organization

Litchfield Art Festival 2021 Part II @ Goshen Fairgrounds August 28-29, 2021

Table of Contents

MEET LAF SUPPORTERS LAF Sponsors, Donors & Volunteers

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RAFFLES for LAF Please Support TVOA to Continue to Serve the Community!

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MEET THE LAF ARTISTS LAF Artist Profile Pages by Booth Numbers

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LAF Schedules

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Litchfield Art Festival 2021 is made possible by:



Litchfield Art Festival 2021 is made possible by:

The Voice of Art is EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for our SUPPORTERS! Visionary Benefactor!! ($1,000 or more) Sean Shea @ Virtual Intelligence Briefing Syed Bokhari @ The Litchfield Inn Diane Jones Passionate Patron! ($500 or more) Lisa Clark @ Stars Hollow Yarns Hannah Jung @ The Voice of Art Admired Art Lover! ($250 or more) David Whitman & Peter Stiglin @ Pergola Ted Murphy @ Ted Murphy Realty Beth & Franz Schober @The Hopkins Inn & Restaurant Phillip Ricciuti, Esquire @ Fazzone Ryan & Ricciuti, LLC Peter Doria Friends of Art! ($100 or more) Jody DeLisle @ Tender Car Care Blane Withers @ Marty’s Cafe Tim Meeker @ Meeker Electric Sophie Drazkiewicz @ Sophie's Special Thanks to LAF Volunteers: Madelyn Krasowski @ Wamogo High Kim & Blair Scoble Peter Doria Phillip Ricciuti, Esquire



Litchfield Art Festival 2021 is made possible by:

Visionary Benefactor!!



Passionate Patron!

Admired Art Lover!



Admired Art Lover!



Friends of Art!


LAF Raffles

RAFFLE Fundraiser for "Litchfield Art Festival" Raffle Tickets are available for purchase at our LAF Information Booth. The Winners will be posted on The Voice of Art’s website on Aug. 31st.


Live Music/ Featured Musicians

Featured Musicians:

Litchfield Music Center

Saxophone Group led by John Ambrose 10am-12pm, Sat. Aug. 28 Audrey Terhune Gunnar Round Cole Marcinko Joseph VanOrmer

This Performances are made possible by John Ambrose and Quinn Mitchell's In-Kind Donation.

QUINN MITCHELL Saxophonist 1-3 pm, Sun. Aug. 29


Fine Non-Functional Art:

Fine Functional Art:

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Painting Sculpture Mixed Media Digital Art Graphics/Drawing Printmaking Photography

Ceramics Glass Leather Fiber/Paper Art Woodworks Metal Jewelry

MEET The LAF Artists

LAF Artists / Denise Ruggiero

Booth # 11

Denise Ruggiero Painting

Brookfield CT Contemporary Acrylic and Watercolor paintings inspired by the places she calls home (Louisiana and Connecticut) and the things she loves (flowers, coastal waters and all things fun). A touch of whimsy and expressive color, brings her work to life by creating a sense of fun and movement with her brush strokes. Her work pays homage to both her childhood home of south Louisiana, as well as her home now in CT. Denise has a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts and worked for years as a cake artist/chef, but she is a self-taught painter. As a cake artist she took her love of food and art and married the two together to create beautiful and delicious works of art using cake as her canvas. She has now taken her artistic creativity from cakes onto paper and stretched canvas to create beautiful works of art with a brush and paint. Growing up surrounded by the rich culture of the bayou and vibrant spirit of New Orleans, Denise brings her love for all life into her work. FB: DeniseRuggieroArt IG: DeniseRuggieroArt


LAF Artists / Rachel Shuler

Booth # 12

Mountain Tree Studios by Rachel Shuler Jewelry

West Hartford CT Metalwork, wood and mixed media jewelry with an organic, rusticcontemporary style. I am a British-born jewelry artist, based in CT, USA. I work predominantly in copper and wood with mixed media elements. I use traditional and original metalworking techniques, along with staple woodworking methods to create my jewelry pieces, all of which are one-of-akind. FB: mountaintreestudios IG: mountaintreestudios


LAF Artists / Jen Glover Riggs

Booth # 13

Jen Glover Riggs Painting

Bethel CT Abstract layered acrylic and resin paintings on wood panel that are evocative of natural forms. Peaceful, joyful and bold. Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan: Best in Show 2020 Multiple art festivals in Fairfield County Large scale hospitality commissions Represented by the WIT Gallery in Lenox, MA and Knewby Gallery in Arizona Collected both locally and nationally FB: jengloverriggsart IG: jengloverriggsart


LAF Artists / Hannah Jung

Booth # 14

Hannah Jung Art Painting

Warren CT My artwork visualizes a ‘beacon of hope’ through my own journey of life by portraying symbolic imageries from nature such as sky, water, light and dark. As humans, we strive to find who we are and where we belong on earth. These integral questions in our minds through this journey allow us to utilize the natural world to touch the depths of our hearts that desire to seek the answers and understand our true identities. Hannah Jung has exhibited nationwide including The White Gallery (Lakeville), Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Salmagundi Club (New York), Pelham Curtis Gallery (New Canaan), Horton Gallery (Stockton CA), Baker Arts Center (Liberal KS), The Gallery of the Contemporary Art (Fairfield CT), Mercy Gallery (Windsor), Gallery Korea, Korean Embassy (Washington D.C.), Vision Gallery (New York NY), and Promenade Gallery @ the Bushnell (Hartford), to name a few. She was a recipient of Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Guild Arts Center and was invited to Artists Residency Program at I-Park. IG @ hjjhannah FB @ hannah.jung.948


LAF Artists / Len DeLuca

Booth # 15

Len DeLuca 2D/Mixed Media Dingmans Ferry PA

Repurposed Mixed media – cardboard fabric, plastic, shipping materials; Charcoal Drawings, Photography. Forty-year’s experience as a corporate graphic designer – rediscovered fine art 3 years ago. Studied at Pratt Institute 1978-82 FB: Len DeLuca IG: curiousmindgraphics


LAF Artists / Amy Grossi

Booth # 16

Amy Grossi Jewelry by Amy Grossi Jewelry

Fiskdale MA I am a lampwork glass bead jewelry artist. I use my sterling silver and gold-filled metal smithing skills as well as gemstones and pewter to compliment my handmade glass bead creations. They make distinctive one of a kind wearable artworks. A public school music educator by trade, I have always had a lifelong love of all things jewelry and glass. I turned to the art of glass bead making in 2009. Simplicity, my love of color, and ease of wearability are a hallmark of my designs. m IG: agrossijewelrydesign


LAF Artists / Sandra Cointreau

Booth # 17

Sandra Cointreau Painting

Roxbury CT Watercolors with a focus on motion, i.e., racing horses, polo, rodeo, racing vintage cars, native American dancers, cowboys in chaps, crows in flight I also paint portraits, flowers and landscapes, but showing motion is my specialty and would be the emphasis of this display. Sandra is a self-taught artist who has enjoyed learning through many painting workshop experiences over 40 years. FB: Sandra.Cointreau IG: sandracointreau


LAF Artists / Donnalee Robinson

Booth # 21

Designs by Donnalee by Donnalee Robinson Jewelry

Sandy Hook CT My pieces have a spiritual/bohemian feel that is all original and hand crafted, using sterling silver, 14 KT gold filled, copper, gemstones, and crystals. Everything I create is made with love, gratitude, uniqueness and good vibes. Inspiration comes from everywhere travels, nature, the magic you find in everyday life, but mostly I just let the metal and gemstones speak to me. After spending most of my life working in corporate America and feeling like I just didn't fit the mold, I finally found something that made my heart sing. Right after my first Silversmithing class I was hooked! It was literally life changing for me. I took another class then started buying every tool I could get my hands on and started hammering away. Thank heavens for a supportive, and patient, husband! It's my job now. But I love it. I dream about jewelry when I'm not making it. I look at something and see it in a pendant or a ring or a bracelet. I'm still learning, but I love the journey. FB: designsbydonnalee IG: designsbydonnalee


LAF Artists / Alexandra Hazel

Booth # 22


by Alexandra Hazel Mixed Media Newport RI

My husband and I create what we call Dream Boxes. They are essentially mixed media collages in a shadowbox frame, giving them a 3D effect. This takes wall art to another level. The Dream Boxes depict vibes of fairies, Surrealism, dark beauty, dreams and much more. I also shoot photography. I enjoy taking photos that have a far-out, trippy effect. I graduated from DePaul University of Chicago with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History, with a Concentration in Media Arts and Photography. I’m somewhat of a gypsy, having lived in various places such as New York City, Seattle, Miami, Boston and spaces in between. WWW.OCTOBERCULT.COM IG: october.cult


LAF Artists / William Turner

Booth # 23

William Turner Painting

Milford, NH I am a realist oil painter and specialize in creating detailed paintings using distressed vintage vehicles and painting a narrative with these vehicles using Greek mythology. BFA in Visual Arts-Painting MFA in Painting (Visual Arts) NH Institute of Art (NE College) Juried into the International Guild of Realism. National juried show awards over the years from Allied Artists of America, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Adjunct Professor for 11 years at Manchester Community College, NH, Drawing and Art History Currently volunteer art instructor at VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH FB: william.c.turner1


LAF Artists / Shengzhu Bernardin

Booth # 24

True Blue Collections by Shengzhu Bernardin Fiber Art

Torrington/CT Natural Indigo Plants Dyed Fabric Handcrafted design. Shengzhu Bernardin of True Blue Collections is a professional Indigo fabric Artist who has been working in Indigo dyeing over 30 years and designed a lot of unique patterns in a distinctive style. FB: Trueblue TC Collection


LAF Artists / Francine Kelleher

Booth # 25

By Francine K

by Francine Kelleher Fiber/Paper Art

Great Barrington MA • Fabric lined sketch pads, portfolios, albums, journals • Children’s cat themed scarves As a retired school teacher, I now have time to volunteer: Humane Society, Library, Elizabeth Freeman Center. Started crafting for friends and family before entering craft fairs. The profits go to the education of my grandchildren.


LAF Artists / Sonya Maizell

Booth # 26

Nine Birds Studio by Sonya Maizell Jewelry

Morristown NJ I create dainty, geometric jewelry using a combination of traditional (sawing, soldering, wax casting) and modern (plasma cutting, laser cutting, mixing resins) techniques. My pieces are primarily made with brass and semiprecious gemstones, with some use of resin, handmade ceramic elements, and vintage found components. Sonya Maizell is a New Jerseybased jewelry artist that specializes in dainty, geometric pieces. Her work is made to delight the wearer with small touches of sparkle and color. She is heavily inspired by nature, the cosmos, the human body, and universal interconnectedness of all things. FB: NineBirdsStudio IG: nine_ birds


LAF Artists / Denis Leblanc

Booth # 27

Denis Leblanc Painting

Auburn ME Oil paintings in fine depictions of the Maine coast and inland areas, in a traditional detailed manner. Denise is a self-educated artist with love and influence from the work of Andrew Wyeth.


LAF Artists / Lolita Trincere

Booth # 28-29

Lolita‘s First Purse by Lolita Trincere Mixed Media New York NY

Lolita‘s First Purse is Handmade beaded purses with plastic and natural stones interior silk and fabric. Lolita is a 30-year experienced purse designer and sample maker in New York NY. FB: Lolita first purse


LAF Artists / Julie Siegmund

Booth # 31

Carnelian Knoll

by Julie Siegmund Jewelry

Bantam CT I design and create earrings, bracelets and necklaces combining hand-crafted, vintage and artisanal beads from all over the world. Recently I have designed beads which are hand crafted in Murano, Italy and in California for my pieces. After a career in non-profit healthcare HR, I started Carnelian Knoll in 1998. I enjoy the search for and creation of distinctive beads. I personally design and create each piece I sell. I enjoy telling the stories behind the beads that I work with and happily make custom pieces. m FB: Carnelian Knoll Designs by Julie Siegmund IG: Carnelian_ Knoll


LAF Artists / Alexandra Jedrey

Booth # 32

Alexandra Jedrey Painting

North Kingstown, RI I am an oil painter who focuses on the native shells of New England. With an exploration of color and range of texture, each shell painting is unique. I first paint the canvas a vibrant base color, then add the shell and tonal background on top. Leaving spaces of the original background coming through, there is a range of depth in each painting. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvases are left open with the base color visible. I am a Rhode Island native who has always loved the sea and all the mysteries within. I love pushing color to the extremes. I paint with a palette knife, rather than a traditional paintbrush. I create interesting yet soothing art to bring the ocean into your home. FB: Alexandra Jedrey Art IG:


LAF Artists / Victoria Park

Booth # 33

Victoria Park Digital Art

Southbury CT I enjoy drawing characters framed in odd situations to bring both confusion and delight to viewers. The characters’ apathetic expressions simply that these circumstances are quite normal for them, while the viewer stares on, questioning at the absurdity of the art. I graduated UCSD with a Minor in Visual Arts and quickly began a career in high-fashion, working for brands like BCBG Max Azria and Rodarte. Since then, I've launched my own fashion brand, Peachbrain, reigniting my passion for art by incorporating many of my latest prints into the clothing.

IG: duchesspluto


LAF Artists / Lissette Padilla

Booth # 34

Lissette Padilla Photography/Jewelry Waterbury CT

I showcase my work via prints on metallic paper, metal wall art, and handmade by me photo jewelry. I limited each ready to hang metal wall art to 50 per piece. Each photo jewelry piece is one of a kind via repurposed jewelry parts and various pure metals then I add my photography using domed glass Originally based in NYC, Lissette P. photography focuses on architecture, abandoned areas, and street photography. Her style tends to be gritty or dreamy. Since 2010, she has presented her work at Artists & Fleas, Artrider and Washington Square Art Exhibit. I hope you enjoy her world! FB: Thebqe IG: thebqe


LAF Artists / Bryan Clocker

Booth # 35

Bryan Clocker Printmaking Bolton MA

My Printmaking consists of block prints of wildlife and scenes of nature. I take my drawing and transfer it to a block of wood or lino, then begin carving the block. I carve all the negative space, which leaves a raised surface to print from. I hand print each print, then once the print is dried, go back and paint with watercolor on the print to finish it. Bryan is a Printmaker and illustrator living in New England. Bryan takes his passion for nature and wildlife and turns them into unique and captivating block prints, that are hand carved, printed and colored. FB: Mountain Bird Studios IG:


LAF Artists / Cynthia Yanok

Booth # 36

Hither & Yarn

by Cynthia Yanok Fiber Art

Canton CT Knitted items, hand-dyed yarn, patterns, ornaments, sachets. Cynthia earned the reputation in the yarn industry for the past 25 years as a designer, author, and yarn shop owner. Her patterns have been published in Vogue Knitting Magazine, Sixth and Spring books, Knit Simple, Knitter’s Magazine, Knit ‘N Style, Noro Magazine, Creative Knitting, and also by major yarn companies. She is the author of Knit It Your Way, published by Martingale and Co., and her designs appear in countless books. She has studied fashion in Italy, Germany, and France and brings these experiences to her designs and teaching.


LAF Artists / Dan Battat

Booth # 37

Battat Glass by Dan Battat Glass

Holyoke, MA Dan creates flameworked glass objects for the home. Using a bench mounted burner, Dan twists borosilicate glass tubing and rod into exquisite cups, goblets, vases and more. Originally educated in glass through interning at a public access glass shop in Boston, Battat later gained a BA from Hampshire College with a concentration in studio art and design. In 2013, Battat cofounded Brick CoWorkshop, a multi-disciplinary workspace, in Holyoke, Massachusetts where he operates from today. FB: battatglass IG: battatglass


LAF Artists / Joan Swearer

Booth # 41-42

Garden Metalworks by Joan Swearer Metal Sculpture Rahway NJ

Welded steel garden accessories. I make flower pot stands, trellis, fencing, etc., constructed from new and recycled steel. I married a welder in 1989 and learned the filthy art of MIG welding. I have continued working with steel for gardens and outdoor spaces ever since. FB: Garden.Metalworks


LAF Artists / David Douyard

Booth # 43

David Douyard Wood/Chairmaker Pine Meadow CT

Handcrafted traditional and contemporary Windsor and Ladderback chairs.

David Douyard is a chairmaker building Windsor and ladderback chairs in his shop in northwest Connecticut. He started as an apprentice to a New York furniture maker and later had more formal training at Palomar College studying furniture design. He moved from furniture into building chairs more than 20 years ago having studied under several Windsor and ladderback chairmakers. He has been awarded Top Artisan by Early American Life magazine and has several of his Windsor chairs featured in the magazine. He was awarded Editor’s Choice Award for Seating for a Windsor Sack Back Settee by Popular Woodworking and was recognized by The Society of American Period Furniture Makers. David builds both contemporary and traditional chairs and teaches chairmaking and weaving in his and other shops in the country. IG: ddouyardchairmaker


LAF Artists / Pat Shea

Booth # 44

Pottery by Shea by Pat Shea Ceramics Lisbon CT

Wheel thrown and hand built functional pottery including mugs, berry bowls, batter bowls, platters, serving bowls, spoon rest, sponge holders to name a few items. I am a Connecticut potter who developed my skills at Wesleyan Potters in Middleton, CT and now work out of my home studio. I wheel thrown and hand build functional pottery to be enjoyed by others.


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