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Chris Oaks & Megan Lebda

Miscellaneous / Mixed Media

Hometown: Louisa, VA

Artist Website

Twin Oaks Hammocks has been making high quality rope and fabric hammocks, chairs and accessories since 1967. These hammocks are handmade by the members of the Twin Oaks intentional community working with only yarn, felled lumber and metal hardware.

Twin Oaks has an extensive selection of attractive, weather-resistant patterns of hammocks and hammock chairs. Their most popular item is the family sized rainbow rope hammock. For a more cushioned effect, the Quilted Sunbrella hammock, made from high-quality outdoor fabric, is the softest hammock money can buy. Ensure greater comfort and function with their many pillows and foot rests.

Their hammocks can be suspended from two trees or in one of their hammock or chair stands. Twin Oaks’ hammocks usually last many years but, just in case, each hammock comes with a two year warranty and they do repairs at minimal cost.

Give one a swing at the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals! 

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Michelle O'Brien / Glass by Mitch

glass / leaded glass

Hometown: Fallston, MD

 

 

 

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Patrick O’Brien / My Town Art

Paintings & Prints

Hometown: Towson, MD

Artist Website

Patrick O’Brien is a Towson, Maryland-based painter and artist who specializes in what he describes as “Coastal Art”. Under the name My Town Art, he creates paintings of beach scenes, streets in his town and beautiful animals in his recognizable Trompe-l'oeil style. By using classical academic composition and sophisticated color theory, O’Brien has made quite a name for himself in the art world.

My Town Art has been featured in publications like Southern Living and the Los Angeles Times, as well as at businesses like Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and the Kentucky Derby. At Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, you can shop O’Brien’s stunning paintings and prints or even commission your own. From scenes of patriotic America to realistic depictions of sports teams and scenes of faith, Patrick O’Brien and My Town Art create art based on the things that really matter to many people. 

Ryan Oberdick & Dan Maiurielo / Whisker Biscuits

Specialty Food

Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA

Artist Website

Ryan Oberdick spent many years in the restaurant business. At his last job in the industry, he and a partner made pet treats in the kitchen of a pizzeria in the off hours.

Eventually, Ryan started his own venture, fine-tuning his methods along the way, but always running a handmade operation.

Today, Whisker Biscuits employs a team of 4 people, including Ryan and his wife. Everyone on the team is knowledgeable about canine nutrition though they do not prescribe dietary solutions for specific canine medical problems.

At busy shows, Ryan can always count on selling out of their signature product, Peanut Butter Poo. The male-dominated team appreciates the built-in humour and customers love it too!

Their elk antlers are also quite popular. Unlike big box stores which sell brittle, chemically treated antlers which may fracture and cut dogs mouths and intestines, Whisker Biscuits offers freshly shed and sanded elk antlers sourced from a reputable supplier in Bozeman, MT.  

They also make doggie donut treats from human-grade ingredients and free of common allergens.

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Mark Oberkirsch / Oberkirsch Designs

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Hillsboro, MO

Artist Website

Known for his unique take on the art of copper repoussé, Mark Oberkirsch is well-revered among the tooled copper community. This Missouri-based artist has a background in metalworking and sculpture, but quickly fell in love with copper work thanks to the material’s unmatched malleability and distinctive color. Oberkirsch’s collection of beautiful handmade copper art is testament to the artist’s commitment to experimenting with the medium while showcasing his love of texture and color.

Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, Oberkirsch Designs uses copper repoussé (or copper chasing) to groove and channel the copper to create unique, multidimensional designs. Oberkirsch implements a stylus to hand-draw the designs onto the back of a copper sheet, which he then paints on the front side. A final lacquering process renders his pieces ready for matting and hanging. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is proud to host Oberkirsch Designs as part of our several annual juried arts and crafts shows.

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Courtney Obland / MoCo Specialty Foods, Inc.

Specialty Food

Hometown: Yorktown, PA

Artist Website

 

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Renee Obrock / Verre & Behker

glass / other

Hometown: Pemberville, OH

Each piece of artwork has a story behind it as does each artist. For Renee Obrock of Verre & Behker, it is a story of helping others. In 2013, Obrock was teaching art to students with special needs when an organization near her Ohio home asked that her students paint glasses for a fund raiser.

Obrock and the students went to work, creating memorable pieces of artwork and sparked inspiration for Obrock. An award-winning artist, Obrock now specializes in hand-painted glassware. Based in Pemberville, Ohio, Obrock’s work can be found at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals throughout the year. Her work is inspiring, whether it be paintings a garden scene on the side of a glass or creating a gravity-inspired plate.

Obrock is one of the many talents that appear at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Come see her work and the learn the stories that inspired them. She is truly a talented artist and her work is regularly praised by attendees. 

 

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Carl Odhner / Middle Earth Studios

Children’s Entertainment

Hometown: Stoneyrun, PA

Artist Website

 

 

Jeffrey Oh / Jeffrey Oh Woodworking

Functional Wood

Hometown: Olney, MD

Artist Website

 

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Chuks Okoye

Fine Art

Hometown: Riverdale, GA

Chuks Okoye began his formal study of sculpture and African iconography at the University of Nigeria. After he came to the U.S., he attained a BFA at the University of Oklahoma and majored in product design and minored in painting.

After a short stint as a designer, he started his own business offering fine art, product design and custom framing.

Chuks creates African-American fine art pieces using oil, acrylics, pastels and mixed media in a style he calls “Abstract-Realism.” He also creates wood collages, 3D wall sculptures.

In his art, he uses positive imagery to inspire motivation and a sense of possibility for all people.

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Laurie Olefson / Olefson Art Opticals

misc / mixed media

Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ

Artist Website

Laure Olefson of Olefson Design creates artistic, custom glasses and readers for individuals looking for something a bit outside the norm when it comes to their eyewear. This unique line of handmade glasses frames features artful, wearable styles that can easily be fitted with prescription lenses from your optician, so they’re just as functional as they are stylish.

Olefson Design creates each of its frames entirely by hand, which is something that is virtually unheard of in the world of eyeglasses. These so-called “art opticals” are equal parts accessories and functional eyewear, and they can even be made with sunglasses if you aren’t a glasses-wearer. Check out Olefson Design at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals and discover a new way to wear eyewear.

Meg Oliver / l & m studio

Pottery

Hometown: Catskill, NY

Artist Website

l & m studio, situated in Catskill, NY, is a collaboration between Meg Oliver and Lucie Piedra. They met while they were both artists-in-residence at an artist colony in Woodstock. They kept in touch and helped each other out with various projects. When Lucie’s studio was damaged by Hurricane Irene, they decided to share studio sapce and l&m studio was born.

Together, they make modern, minimalist ceramic pieces including tableware, birdhouses and bud vases.

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Willard Olney / Olney Originals

jewelry / enamel

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Willard Olney of Olney Originals is perhaps best known for his stunning cloisonné enameling. This method uses colored glass, which is ground and then fused to fine silver at high heat. Olney then finishes each piece with wires integrated into the design, which are set and fired into the piece to separate the colors and to create unique, eye-catching imageries. Willard Olney cloisonné jewelry and gifts are made with beautifully vibrant colored glass and set within long-lasting silver.

This popular jewelry artist often travels to Sugarloaf from his home in Wilmington, NC. Jewelry-lovers are constantly drawn in by his one-of-a-kind enamel originals which make truly exquisite statement pieces. Olney’s work is simultaneously sophisticated and down to earth, with a wide variety of whimsical color pairings and nature-inspired landscapes completing each piece. Sugarloaf is proud to position this renowned maker alongside many preeminent jewelry artists.

Rahmon Olugunna / Rahmon Olugunna Paintings

Fine Arts

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

 

 

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Mosun Olusanya / ASHANIS

designer clothing

Hometown: Mclean, VA

Artist Website

The Ashanis clothing collection features women’s dresses, skirts, pants, jumpsuits and other items made with high quality African print fabrics and crafted by multiple clothing designers. The label was created by designer Asake to showcase the bold fabrics and designs of Africa and other cultures.

Ashanis designers create exceptional clothes for women, men and children who like to make a strong fashion statement. Their cotton print fabrics are created using a technique called wax printing, resulting in a batik-like print on both sides of the material.

African print fabrics are growing in popularity around the globe. High profile supporters such as  Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Solange no doubt are contributing to this trend.

Judith Olson / Splendid Yarnover

Textiles / Accessories

Hometown: Chesterfield, MO

Artist Website

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Thomas Om

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Newport News, VA

 

 

 

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Grace Omede / Sakky7Creative Fashions

Textiles / Clothing

Hometown: Columbia, MD

Artist Website

 

 

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Saud & Talath Omran / Maysan Etching, Maysan LLC

Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ

Artist Website

 

 

 

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Bill Opfer / Opfer’s Art

Fine Art

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

 

 

 

 

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Lora Oracheva / Laura Oracheff LLC

textiles & fashion design / clothing

Hometown: Lodi, NJ

Laura’s line of designer women’s clothing is proof that luxury doesn’t have to come from a factory. Every unique dress, shirt, jacket, legging and other garments from the fashionista are made using the finest fabrics and is sure to impress. Laura hand-knits each piece and uses natural organic dyes to create vibrant clothing that’s also durable. With looks ranging from sophisticated to French chic, there’s someone for every woman who wants to feel high-class.

Drawing on influences from both her Bulgarian birthplace and modern American fashion, Laura is dedicated to producing the best modern multifunctional women’s apparel. Whether you’re headed for a night on the town or an important social gathering, she has something impressive available for any occasion. Why pore over the same choices as every other woman when you can have original handmade garments that truly capture who you aspire to be? See what Laura has for your wardrobe at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!

 

 

 

Zachary Orcutt / Z Pottery

Pottery

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

 

 

 

 

William Ortman Glass

Glass

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Artist Website

William Ortman earned his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. He began his career as a glass artist making ordinary vessels but was soon drawn to the idea of creating more involved pieces.

His work combines techniques and inspiration from different traditions such as the incalmo method, cane work, Murine designs and Asian art.

William’s organically inspired glass creations range from traditional vases adorned with intricate designs to authentic shell patterns. His glass art crafting is constantly evolving and unfolding as he discovers new ways to manifest the endless variations of color in glass.

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Aleksey Ostatnigrosh / Gromel Snowboards

Functional Wood

Hometown: Powell, OH

Artist Website

To the best of his knowledge, Aleksey Ostatnigrosh is the only US-based manufacturer of custom designed snowboards. He’s also the first Russian to build a snowboard, period.

Aleksey handcrafts custom-designed snowboards for novice and elite snowboarders. His designs are heavily influenced by Art Deco and early 20th Century abstract art. The boards are fabricated from ash wood, fiberglass, carbon fiber rubber and other materials.

He began studying and innovating snowboard designs as a teenager growing up in his native Russia. Over the last two decades, he has experimented with numerous designs and consulted with snowboard enthusiasts to make sure his boards meet expectations.

Check out these state of the art snowboards at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!

 

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Jean Otoole / ClotheZure

Accessories

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

Artist Website

 

 

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Harry Owens / Harry the Potter

Pottery

Hometown: Fort Mill, SC

 

 

 

 

 

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Rossitsa Owens / Herbal Poetry

Soaps

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

Martin & Jennifer Owino

Fine Arts

Hometown: Grasonville, MD

Artist Website