Our Artisan Market is displayed on a rotating schedule of many talented artists. Stop by and support the arts with a purchase from a wide variety of Local artists and craftsmen of fine jewelry, photography, paintings, drawings, lotions, and much more. Here are some featured artists whose work is on display and for sale in our current rotation.
Artist Bio: PAINTINGS BY STEVEN GARDNER
Originally from the small town of Crestline, Ohio, my wife and I moved to Elgin, South Carolina in October, 2014 and finally settling In Loris in 2019. I have spent most my life in factory and maintenance settings. While not being able to work due to the flood in 2015, I told my wife I have always wanted to try painting. So at 54 I tried water color and soon found I enjoyed painting with acrylics. I am self-taught with no formal training.
My paintings have been displayed and sold in shops in Calabash and Myrtle Beach. Along with entering my paintings in few art shows and being commissioned for many paintings, I have painted two book covers for my wife who writes mystery books.
Help us welcome the talented local artist KURT JARVIS to Shine Cafe’s Artisan Market. His work is now on display and for sale, be sure to stop by and check it out. Thank you! 🌞🎨
Artist Bio: PAINTINGS BY Kurt Jarvis
Artist, Author, Teacher
In addition to his ongoing art work, in 2020-21 Kurt authored and art illustrated with over 400 art paintings, several books and resources for families and children. His recent writing includes animal parable and Bible story books, and co-authored, Wild Critter Rhymes, four devotional books and several booklets of encouragement poetry and writings for first responders and health care workers. He is also a contributing writer for several magazines and non-profit publications.
In 2021 Kurt painted and donated over a dozen Messianic art works to Melech Ha Olam, Christian Messianic-Jewish church in Market Common. They are on display at their church building.
Kurt has enjoyed a variety of art and crafts work over the years. His former porcelain miniature wildlife sculptures were featured at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania. His more recent art work has been featured at Brookgreen Gardens, SC. and at Litchfield library in 2022. He is in Waterway Woodcarvers, an area woodcarvers’ group and he also teaches beginning watercolor art and woodcarving
Kurt and his wife, Judy, now married 59 years, reside in Cresswiind community in the Market Common area They have four adult children and eight grandchildren.
FROM WILLIAMSPORT, PA LESLIE MOVED TO RALEIGH, NC AND OPENED A HAIR DESIGN STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN COLOR. THE FORMER SALON OWNER HAS TAKEN HER SKILL FOR MIXING COLOR TO THE CANVAS. HER EYE FOR GREAT SUBJECT MATTER IS THE BASIS FOR HER VIBRANT AND AFFORDABLE OIL PAINTINGS. PAINTING IN A ROMANTIC IMPRESSIONISM TYPE STYLE SHE TAKES MUCH INSPIRATION FROM NATURE.
WITH DIVERSE SUBJECT MATTER & MOSTLY SELF TAUGHT, LESLIE HAS STUDIED UNDER VARIOUS ARTISTS OVER THE YEARS SUCH AS DON THOMPSON OF RALEIGH, NC & AT ART SPACE UNDER NEIL WATSON OF CALIFORNIA & IN MYRTLE BEACH WITH JIM HORTON, AN ACCOMPLISHED GRADUATE OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART DESIGN IN CHICAGO.
ALONG WITH VARIOUS ART SHOWS IN THE AREA HER WORKS HAVE APPEARED IN PRIVATE HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN THE TRIANGLE AREA, BRUNSWICK CO., AND THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA.
Artist Bio: Barbara Dagenais Acrylic and Resin Art
Originally from Connecticut, I previously worked for the US Government as an out-source
contractor. Before that as a Facilities Director and Real Estate Broker/owner. Moved to South
Carolina 13 years ago and love living here. My partner in crime is my sweet 5-pound rescue Yorkie, Chace who spends a lot of time with me in my studio.
I have always painted and several different mediums leaning towards Acrylic Abstract Art. Started coating my abstract paintings with Epoxy Resin to protect and bring out the beautiful Colors that this type of painting creates. Working with the Resin evolved into my mixed media resin art that I create today. My resin art is mostly inspired by the beach but have fun
creating mostly anything I can come up with.
I enjoy challenges when someone puts in a special Request for something that I have not attempted Or tried.
I am extremely happy to be included in the Shine Café Artisan family. Other works of mine can be
Seen on my Facebook Business page or at BOHO Village
In North Myrtle Beach.
Bio to follow
Sharon raised two sons and pursued careers in the arts and education in Washington, DC. She earned a BFA in Design with minors in Art History and Education receiving instruction from renowned artists Lois Mailou Jones and David Driskell at Howard University leading to positions at the National Gallery of Art and the National Endowment for the Arts. Later, a Masters Degree in Library Science led to a rewarding career with the DC Public Schools. Sharon and her husband, Anthony, recently moved to South Carolina, enjoying the beauty and cultural significance of the coastal area. Sharon is a board member of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild and the Seacoast Artists Guild, and vice president of the SC District Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. She has participated in exhibitions and juried shows where she has been honored as featured artist and has received various awards, including Best In Show. Her oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings can be viewed at the Mercy Care Art Gallery in Myrtle Beach, SC, Seacoast Artists Gallery (The Market Common), Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Georgetown Art Gallery in Georgetown, SC. “I never tire of exploring and photographing the rural and low country landscape, people, towns, rivers, and beaches, and historical and cultural sites of this beautiful area. Most of the paintings I have completed recently illustrate these experiences. I love to use color, light and expressive brush strokes in landscapes, figurative paintings, and portraits. Many of my landscapes feature pathways, roads, and meandering waterways intended to pull the viewer into the scene. Needless to say, I love to paint! And lately I have been exploring other creative activities and media as well, including block printing, pastels, colored pencil, and jewelry.” …Sharon Sorrels
Formerly from New York State, I was a Certified Nurse-Midwife of 25 years, and a Registered Nurse of 50 years. In 2016 I decided to both retire, and move to Conway, South Carolina, where I live with my daughter and her family, and my sweet Yorkie – "Pippin." I have always been encouraged by my multi-artistic and talented family to create. Having much time on my hands has inspired me to express myself through the arts.
I have been crafting for over 60 years. It all started when my mother enrolled me into 4H at age 8. I learned how to sew, knit, crochet, and create small crafts. I have been “crafting” ever since. I loved to paint, especially in watercolor, but have found my niche now in later life to work with Precious Metals to express my other side.
In 2004 I began creating beaded and silver jewelry. I started selling my jewelry at local craft fairs as well as in-home shows where I developed a successful following. In 2010 I branched out and began creating Fine Silver (99.9% pure) jewelry from Pure Silver or Pure Copper and Bronze “Clay.” This Precious Metal Clay** is unique in that it allows me the ability to imprint, texture, sculpt and mold it into any design I choose. Once Fired it becomes Pure Silver or copper. Living a few miles from the "art hub" of Woodstock, NY gave me the opportunity to meet several artisans and to take classes as well. At the Woodstock School of Art, I studied alongside Statts Fasholdt. I was also fortunate to take classes with local artisan from Kingston New York - Elke Hekler, and with Bianca Terranova (Bianca Nova Jewelry) in Rhinebeck, NY. Although I have created my own line called, “This Heart Matters," I am particularly partial to re-creating nature’s gifts."
I am inspired by nature’s infinite woodland beauty and seashore. Through the use of Precious Metal Clay, I create leaves for my collection called “Please Don’t Leave Me." My creations have a timeless appeal and are affordably priced with the buyer in mind. I also enjoy recreating Jewelry in the Art Deco style. While these are both my signature lines, I specialize in personal design items created especially for my clients such as fingerprint jewelry or incorporating their heirloom pieces into a new creation.
In 2019 I was judged by nationally renowned artisans and received the honor of Finalist/Honorable mention From the International 2019 Jewelry Making Contest of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads for my “Copper Serene Moonlight” Creation. This winning creation is featured in their 2020-2021 catalog.
**All metal clays are composed of micron-sized particles of pure silver, a cellulose-based binder and water. When the clay is dried and placed in kiln at 1600° for at least an hour the piece is .999% pure Silver.
E-Mail: Catcher713@gmail. FB: Avalon Arts: designs by Helen Crisman-Jassen,
Mike began making jewelry as a hobby many years ago after a trip to Charleston where he met Dixie Dunbar, a local jewelry maker. Mike decided to try his hand at making jewelry, and what started as a hobby quickly turned into a small business. Mike=s jewelry is sold online and
in several local venues, including Brookgreen Gardens= Keepsakes Gift Shop and Shine Café in
Mike is a tax attorney who has been practicing in Myrtle Beach since 1978. Mike also holds the CPA, ChFC and CLU designations, but limits his law practice to tax matters, estate planning, probate and trust administration and retirement plan issues. Mike is also a Lecturer in
the Coastal Carolina University Master of Accountancy Program teaching estate and gift taxation, pass-through entity taxation, and business law, and teaches law and accounting courses in the undergraduate program. He is a member of the Horry County and American Bar Associations, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mike currently serves
on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Tax Council and is currently serving as President. Mike is also a past Chairman of the SC Bar Probate, Estate Planning and Trusts Section Council. He also serves on the Coastal Planned Giving Advisory Council at Coastal
Carolina University. Mike is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in karate and a certified PADI Divemaster.
REVERSIBLE RESIN ARTWORK
Bio to follow:
Hi. My name is David Ruigrok. Although I was raised in a small town southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, I spent most of my professional years, after attending college, working in the Maryland area. Over six and a half years ago, when I retired, Myrtle Beach became my home.
Finally, with time to explore my other personal interests, I began to explore my creative interests and found the joys of pottery. I started the journey of working with clay at a studio in Calabash, N.C. I then continued my study of ceramics under several talented ceramicists, at Coastal Carolina University. Gaining more wheel throwing, hand building and glazing techniques for over five semesters. Finding that there is always more knowledge to learn and realizing you can never play with clay to much.
Pottery has gotten me through some personal difficult times and has given me an outlet to create something beautiful from a single lump of clay. Over the past year I was able to set up a small studio in part of my garage and started “R D Pottery” in honor of my late wife, who encouraged me to try working with clay. My passion is putting mixed colored clay together on my wheel and creating a functional work of art. And now with my own studio I have gained recognition for my work the past two consecutive years with the winning of “Honorable Mention” in juried shows at the William Miller Studios & Fine Arts, in Myrtle Beach. I am a member of the Waccamaw Arts and Craft Guild and Seacoast Artist Gallery in Market Common. I am able to create one-of-a-kind pieces, that continue to be inspired by the interactions of my life’s journey.
From humble beginnings in the owners’ garage in 2004, Wax & Beyond has grown into a multilocation gallery and studio for many artists who appreciate the art of light.
Hannah Millner - Sea to Seed
I’m Hannah, owner and designer behind Sea to Seed. I love making things with my hands, spending time in the ocean, growing food, and dancing my heart out to latin music.
After years of jewelry design as a hobby, Sea to Seed came to life in the summer of 2016.
Sea to Seed is inspired by my love for nature and the beauty of a simple life. The happiest years of my life have been spent covered in soil and rinsing off with sunset surf. My intention with each piece is to channel some of the joy and inspiration I've found while planting the tiniest of seeds or paddling into the foggy abyss in the chilly North Pacific. All of my jewelry is made by hand in my sunny studio in Blue Lake, California.
Caitey is a student and artist living in Charleston, SC. She studies studio art at the College of Charleston with a concentration in painting. Working primarily in oils, pastels, and acrylic, she aims to portray the things she loves through art. In this series, she combines a passion for both art making and florals.