Thursday, December 2, 2010

Victor Berg- Participating artist at Winter Art Market

We are so pleased to announce local artist, Victor Berg as a participating artist. His work can be found all throughout Greenville, South Carolina. Just a few places are Appalachian Outfitters, the Life if Good store and of course, Winter Art Market.

Victor has been a high end residential contractor for most so has come across amazing, vintage wood from around Greenville while on job sites. Victor hand selects unique pieces of wood with age marks, bee holes and natural antiquing. The stories behind each piece are worth stopping by Victors tent, not to mention his beautiful hand-turned creations. Were ecstatic to have Victor Berg as a participating artist, his craftsmanship is nothing less than pure excellence. 

and ps... Winter Art Market is TOMORROW!!!!! ;) Make sure to come see Victor Berg, our wood turner!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC- This years line-up!

Not only does the 2nd Annual Winter Art Market have amazing art but also amazing MUSIC!

Here's the 2010 lineup for WAM:

Friday Dec 3rd. 6-8pm: Austen Hall from Greenville SC

Saturday Dec 4th. 12-2pm, 3-5pm. O Mello Cello Tree with Alexa Woodward.

Sunday- TBD.


Dont miss out on the fun!!!

Alexa Woodward:

Cassia Leidigh- Participating artist the 2nd Annual WAM

make artworks because it is natural for me. I have been drawing almost all of my life. When I see someone with a particular facial structure I imagine painting them in my head, looking at the shadows and shapes of their face. This is inspiration for me. I enjoy looking at and recreating people around me.

In painting a picture I usually start out by taking photographs. By taking the photos myself I can chose the mood and angle of the picture. I enjoy unusual natural poses for portraits. I then sketch the drawing, sometimes on paper first, sometimes directly on the canvas. After that I block in general colors and try to get right relationships between objects. I then try to perfect the painting till it looks satisfactory to me.

I mainly paint with oil and watercolor. Both are delicious. Watercolor paints are enjoyable because of the blending possibilities and freedom of the medium. However I enjoy oil paints best because of the control you can have with the paint. I also like the smooth texture of oil paints.

My artwork for me portrays my love for the human figure. It communicates my interest in the beautiful things around me. To express a feeling or a situation in such a way that it communicates to the viewer is to me a success. Another thing I like to do is to draw attention to things that usually go unnoticed. I would like to cause people to look closer at the vegetables on the table catching the light, or the random trashcan in the corner. My art is an expression of my thoughts, my feelings, my intellect, and myself.

She's brilliant! Check out her work during the 2nd Annual Winter Art Market at Art Crossing

Cassia Leidigh can be found at this years Winter Art Market and online at

Were so excited that Cassia's joining us this year, her work is really fantastic!

Keith j Carson- Participating WAM 2010 Artist

Keith J Carson is not only a person friend and favorite of Art Crossing, we was one of us as well. He worked with Scott Holloway Photography as a second photographer until he launched his own career and continued blazing a trail. 

Keith is one of the most versatile photographers, mastering wedding and engagement shots to fashion and product shots. Keith has a strong eye with a flair for fashion. His work is not only creative and attention grabbing but also timeless and distinct. 

Here's an idea of what you will see from Keith at the 2nd Annual Winter Art Market, THIS WEEKEND!!

Make sure to check out Keith J Carson at the 2010 WAM. You can also visit his BLOG for more of Keith and his awesomeness ;)

2010 WAM Weather Report...Sunny and Warm, just like us!

Its official, the 2nd Annual Winter Art Market at Art Crossing will have AMAZING weather! The wonderful Weather Channel shows NO chance of rain or chilliness. This now means that you have no choice but to ditch the sweater but grab your Christmas shopping list to enjoy such a fantabulous event! 

And don't forget this Holiday Season...

Were looking forward to seeing your warm smiles on this much needed, WARM weekend!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two Over Zero, Elizabeth Ramos is a guest artist at WAM!!

Were so excited to have Indie Craft Parades very own, Elizabeth Ramos at this years WAM!

Elizabeth is the face behind Two Over Zero papergoods and we are more than thrilled to have her and her fabulous creations.  

Two Over Zero is a local company that designs modern and practical

paper goods. Designers Andrew and Elizabeth Ramos created Two Over
Zero after searching for simple, well-designed paper products (like
recipe cards) and not finding them on the market.

The name Two Over Zero comes from a printing term, meaning that a
sheet of paper is printed with two colors on one side and none on the
other. Each product from Two Over Zero uses this formula, focusing on
the beauty and functionality of two-color graphics.

What you'll see at Winter Art Market:
Christmas tags and cards in bright, retro colors, illustrated by Andrew Ramos.
Modern recipe cards, great as a stocking stuffer or hostess gift.
Screenprinted flat thank you cards, perfect for sending a quick thank you note

Make sure to come see Two Over Zero!! During WAM, Elizabeth can be found at Christina Nicole Studios, Studio 110 at Art Crossing. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christina Nicole- Jewelry Designer at WAM

Art Crossing is pleased to announce one of our own, Christina Nicole as a participating artist at this years WAM. Christina has Studio 110 at Art Crossing and is a jewelry designer and works with vintage jewelry thats around 40-70 years old.

 Christina Nicole creates jewelry that brings timeless elegance and vintage fashion together with a modern twist. Christina restores brooches, charms and heirlooms that can only be recreated by her vision of celebrating the modern yet feminine woman.

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Christina's jewelry is inspired by the dedication to preserve the stories behind each piece so that new memories can be made.

You can find Christina at her Studio, here at 

and of course, on facebook: Christina Nicole- Facebook

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skeleton Leaves Debuts at The 2010 WAM!!

Here at WAM, were dedicated to the cultivating, encouragement and helping of new, up and coming, local artists. We are so proud to announce another fantastic addition to the paper goods/mixed media category: Skeleton Leaves. 

Georgia Ann of Skeleton Leaves has recently taken the plunge and started doing what she loved: anything and everything paper related. She is working hard to pursue her dream and were stoked to support her and watch her and her dream take flight.

2010 WAM will be the first debut for Skeleton Leaves and were just as excited as she is!!!

Here's a bit about Georgia Ann of Skeleton Leaves:

"Skeleton leaves are shells of their former bright, living, and green selves. But, they hold their own beauty and intricacies. My work is about reclaiming remnants from the past and finding the beauty that still exists within them even though they are now faded, antiqued, or torn. The idea of the skeleton leaf just seemed to fit."

WAM will be carrying these handmade Christmas ornaments, cards and other paper goodness...

Don't miss Greenville's newest paper goods/mixed media artist, Skeleton Leaves at this years Winter Art Market. Its her debut and were so proud of her!! 

You can follow Skeleton Leaves at: SKELETON LEAVES BLOG....DO IT!

We heart her and all of her "paper goodness"!!!

Announcing: Christin O'Bryan a participating artist at WAM!

Christin O'Bryan has a career as a graphic designer, which means you'll usually find her at a computer. However in her free time Christin enjoys whipping up all sorts of handmade projects—using vintage & new materials to create something new and unique. Originally from Illinois, Christin now lives in Greenville with her husband. 

What you'll see at Winter Art Market: 
• Journals & Sketchbooks - handmade from new and reclaimed materials, these blank journals are perfect for writing or sketching. Each features a sturdy binding and a one of a kind cover design. 
• Collage Postcards - Send a work of art! Each postcard is uniquely crafted by the artist. 
• hand-printed book plates
• Hand-made, embroidered Christmas ornaments and felt accessories

Here at WAM, we heart, heart, heart Christin's pieces and are VERY excited to have her as a guest artist this year! 

Make sure to check her our at:

Thanks for joining us, Christin!!