Directory of Local Artists and Performers

Directory of Local Artists and Performers

Last updated: January 18, 2016

If you would like to be listed in our directory, please email your name, website, and brief description to saac@saultarts.org.


Bonnie Besteman - Paintings on a variety of surfaces: wood, driftwood, metal, glass, mailboxes, wall murals, furniture, signs, candles, clay pots,window shades, cupboards, vintage suitcases, ceiling tile and framed art pieces.

Dave Bigelow - Pastels, Watercolors & ink. Featured artist article, Sep 2009. Website: www.bigelowfineart.com

Phyllis Bigelow - Stained glass and rug hooking. Featured artist article, Jun 2010

Janet K Bonnell - Pine needle basket art. Featured artist article, Aug 2007

Gary and Jan Bower - Oil portraits, paintings, book illustration

Roger Bulkley - Marquetry on fine furniture, jewelry chests, cremation urns, and gift items

Douglas Chambers - Nautical art and landscapes

R.A. Corey - Water color paintings, drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, and mixed media. Featured artist article, Sep 2007

Stacy Vaughn Davis - Pen & ink drawings, specializing in Upper Pennisula landscapes

Mary C. Demroske - Paintings of Great Lakes freighters, tugs and lighthouses

Lynn Dinning - Blown glass

Fireweed - Traditional Celtic music

William Gerrish - Assemblages & Sculptures

Larry Gilbert - Hand-carved decorative fish and fish decoys

Margie Gillman - Puppets

Tom Gillman - Cottonwood bark carvings of Woodland Indians and old Trappers

Wally and Cindy Graff - Photographs, specializing in photos from Tahquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Diana and John Grenier - Painting, sculpture, sign carving, pen and ink, etched glass.

William Hagerty - Pottery

Homage Creative Arts - William Gerrish, visual artist. Custom memorabilia, keepsakes & heirloom shadowboxes created to order.

Kym Inabinet - Fine artist. Paintings: portraits, landscapes, and maritime scenes.

Joan Kelly - Paintings in oil and pastel

Stephanie Knipe - Baubles: jewelry and art glass

Rex Marsh - Oil paintings

Kate Marshall - Watercolor paintings. Featured artist article, May 2008

Tom Marshall - Watercolors and pastels. Featured artist article, Jan 2008

jude McConkey - Photography with imagination

McKinney Washtub Two - A comic folk duo

Jeffrey Michael - Instrumental piano music

Clint Mulder - Wildlife carvings in wood, stone, and moose antler, accepts commissions

Gene Perry - Up North singer/songwriter acoustic guitar player

Warren Peterson - From the artist: “As a contemporary realist my paintings and drawings are portraits of a real moment in time that reflect the vast Canadian landscape.”

Amy Heikkinen Phillips - Contemporary silver and semi-precious gemstone jewelry

Mark Primavera - Photography, including infrared photography

Dennis Rudden - Oak furniture

Michelle Ranta - Portraits, paintings, and drawings

Sharon Schmeltzer - Paintings, jewelry, whimsical, sketches, pottery, and greeting cards.

Pierre Schryer - Fiddle music

Norris Seward - Woodworking and photography

Karie Shull - Personalized, embroidered sports towels, aprons, and golf markers

Garry Smith - Custom-made furniture and items of wood

Dave Stanaway and Susan Askwith - Singer/songwriter duo, acoustic music with UP historical themes

Mark Thogerson - Hand-etched scrimshaw on natural materials

Jeanne Tubman - Specializing in photorealistic oil painting. Featured artist article, Feb 2007

Ellen Van Laar - Original Artwork from the Algoma/Lake Superior Region.

UP Made Artist Market - Artist gallery. Marketplace for crafters, antique, and thrift vendors. Education room artists can use for workshops.

Michael Van Houzen - Songbird carvings

Jerry Vilenski - Watercolor paintings

Miles Williams - Photography

Woolderness Fiber Arts Studio - Roxanne Eberts, owner, & Moira Wilson, fiber artist, offer classes and supplies for all your fiber arts (spinning, weaving, locker hooking, needle felting/punch, rag rugs & more). Featured artist article, Feb 2010

Paul Zimmer - Flute music


Sault Area Arts Council - 217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 - saac@saultarts.org - (906) 635-1312