Although the Van Go Art Fair features food trucks, music, strolling theatrics, and kids area, it is the art exhibit that takes center stage. During the day visitors can see a variety of Texas-made originals and meet the artists who craft them. Hearing their stories brings the beauty of their art so much more meaning and those fortunate enough to take art purchases home know they are getting something very special.
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Randy Martin: Artist/Metal Sculpture
Artist Randy Martin has lived in Van for more than 30 years and for much of that time he’s been creating something. About 20 years ago it was unique birdhouses and over the years he evolved into creating exquisite art sculptures out of metal. He travels to art shows all over the country and can be seen locally at the Edom Art Festival, the Junebug Festival in Edom and the up and coming Van Go Art Show in Van.
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Kerian Babbitt Massey: Oil Painting/Graphic Design
Kerian Babbitt-Massey is a local artist with a flair for the quirky. She creates illustrative pieces that are fun and funky. Her portfolio includes work for Extreme Home Makeover and Miranda Lamberts Pink Pistol. She is a graduate of The Art Center in Tucson, Arizona, and is a graphic designer/illustrator for several local companies. She has illustrated school and college murals for more than 10 years. See more of her work at www.keriansart.com.
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Frankie Davis: Mixed Media/Illustrator/Author
Frankie Davis is a local author, illustrator, and mixed media artist. She creates tinker illustrations, which are often 3D and/or interactive mixed media fine art pieces. She is self taught and inspired by curiosity and wonder. frankieillustrations.com
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Randall Ricketts: Woodworking
Randall Ricketts creates beautiful three-legged stools that are functional works of art. They are handcrafted from a variety of native hardwoods, including pecan, mesquite and walnut. He strives to bring out the natural beauty in the wood and shapes each stool by hand using traditional woodworking techniques in a way that is pleasing to look at and comfortable to sit on. Simple functionality for a lifetime of use and enjoyment. randallrickettsdesign.com

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Dan and Lori Dudley: Ceramics/Pottery
The Dudleys own Dirt on Your Skirt Studio in Carrollton and together they create character ceramics and art pottery. Dan views everyday images with a humorous twist.  After many years of cartooning and animation Dan is using his twisted view now in ceramics and enjoys creating detailed characters into clay.  He feels he is trying to capture a moment in a story yet untold.  Dan primarily hand builds and enjoys creating characters out of pieces that are thrown.  Inspired by natural imagery of the human form, plant and sea life, clay allows Lori a visceral medium to express her love of nature. Lori’s sculpture is sensual and emotional.  Her work is wheel thrown then sculpted and ranges from female forms to sea vessels. www.dirtonyourskirt.com

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Jessica Lisby: Jewelry/Clothing
Jessica Lisby has always been a collector of odd things, mostly things she could use in future projects, sometimes holding on to them for years until the right moment came along. She's inspired by nature and mechanical things, but any odd scrap might turn into something magical. Jessica makes bespoke accessories, mostly jewelry, but she dabbles in clothing, shoes, handbags, books, housewares, and furniture. She's even done work on an award-winning classic car. She loves fashion and interior design and doesn't get too caught up in trends. Her company is Almost Classy Designs, inspired by the concept of taking something broken or unloved and giving it new life. She sees something in its shining potential even when it's at its worst. "Broken is Beautiful" is her life theme for people as well as her art as she finds trying hard enough to find the potential by not giving up when the parts don't just fall into place. facebook.com/almostclassydesigns11

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Sylvia Morse: Metal/Ceramic Art
The one main constant in Sylvia Morse's life is in creating. She's been making art her entire life. She creates small metals and ceramic art as well as life-size paper maché sculptures. See more of her work on Facebook.

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Kathy Kromer
Kathy Kromer has created art for 25 years. One of her many influencers is Henri Matisse. She draws her inspiration from her family, friends, and nature. She is a self-taught artist who uses paper, texture, and vibrant colors to evoke a feeling of joy. Her works are found in homes through the United States and Canada. www.kathykromer.com

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Monica Lubiani: Glass Jewelry/ Houseware 
Monica Lubiani creates colorful fused glass art jewelry and housewares like dishes, plates bowls, and serving trays. lubianistudios.com

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Meher Dasgupta: Jewelry
Meher Dasgupta makes handcrafted jewelry one piece at a time using sheet metal, metal clay, ceramic and occasionally beaded jewelry using materials sourced from all over the world. facebook.com/TantraJewelry

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KristaBee
KristaBee creates dazzling, whimsical, and unique 3D paper cut art. It is 100 percent hand drawn and hand cut, then layered within sturdy shadowbox frames for preservation and dramatic shadow effect. KristaBee also makes book sculptures that range from fantasy to human likeness. Her favorite pieces involve glitter, shine, and lots of color. facebook.com/KristaBeeCreations

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Cindy Fuqua
Cindy makes beautiful handmade and functional pottery. Her horse hair pots are truly unique. facebook.com/cindythepotter

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Sandy Park : Acrylic Painting
Artist Sandy Park has been mastering acrylic paintings every since she discovered them. She loves painting abstract, landscapes of places that she has been to, and even flowers. She has a unique and quirky art style, and she's sharing her art with the Van Go Art Fair guests on March 30. facebook.com/sandyparkart1