Art in the Sun

Art in the Sun Art Fair is the highlight of the Arts and Acts Festival showcasing contemporary art, handicraft work, and unique creations by fine artists and crafters from around the country competing for monetary awards based on original artwork and booth presentation. 2023 Jurors: Robert Perrish, Alex Gilford, Marty Testasecca, & Allison Brown.


Artists and Booths subject to change. Artist Map coming soon.

Booth No. First Name Last Name Business Name Category
1 Paige Lee Rock Bottom Ceramics Ceramics
2 Greta McMonagle The Glass Selkie Glass
3 Peter Walters   Painting
4 Adina Clark A Clark Designs, Inc. 2-D Mixed Media
5 Julie Tibus Tibus Studio Painting
6 – 7 Patti Paris-Owens   2-D Mixed Media
8 Jeffery  Schram Schram Woodworking Wood
9 Tia Sunshine Aligned Exhibits Community Partner – Visual Arts Group
10 Kari Roberts Dolcezza Pottery Ceramics
11 Suntria Rice Sunny’s Sweets & Treats Food Vendor
12 Kathy Fish-Gilbert Pink Posy Glass Studio Glass
13 Roxann Kesterson Carved Coins LLC Jewelry
14 Meredith Ulsh Head ‘N Home Hats/ Mrs. Hat Textiles
15 Heidi Hodges Moonrise Pottery Ceramics
16 Betsy Stecker Big Mitten Linocuts Printmaking
17 Nicolette Skerratt Twisted Craft Cocktails Food
18 Lynsey Williams   2-D Mixed Media
19 Anna & Erin Fleckenstein BugOut 3-D Mixed-Media
20 Erik Zeldes 3D Planted Ceramics
21 Sara Sturtevant Sara’s Love Painting
22 Debra Adamcik Drawnbydeb Drawing
23 Astou Dioum Dioum Basket Textiles
24 Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff   Painting
25 John Keuvelaar Koovs Photography Photography
26 Janet Alford   Painting
27 Elizabeth & Robert Fontenot Carpe Librum Digital Art
28 Derek Blair The Northville Gallery Sponsor – Artwork & Framing
29 Ryan Motto Mottocraft Woodworks Wood
30 Amy Moore My First Pal 3-D Mixed-Media
31 Orna & Ami Amrani  ORAMI , Inc 3-D Mixed-Media
32 Kathy Rennels Adorable Kathy Rennels Design Digital Art
33 Grace Harris Grace Harris Glass
34 Kylie Taft Baker Bear Studio Painting
35 Josh Elliot All American Gutter Protection Sponsor
36 Robert Barrett Rob’s Mental Playground Painting
37 Lesley Daniels Reel Survival Gear Textiles
38 Shandor Madjar / Madjar Jewelry
39 Catherine Adamkiewicz Siena Becket Designs Painting
40 Sid Sumpter Nulookwoodworking Wood
41 James & Donna Williams Jim Williams Studio Painting
42 Teesha Lieber Spontaneity Works Printmaking
43 Aron Kapembeza Zim-Ibwe Sculptures  Sculpture
44 Paige Deon Artistriey Shop Painting
45 Sarah Daley The Little Design Co., LLC Textiles
46 Dan Sullivan Original Glass Worx Glass
47 – 48 Jamie & Stephen Grieshaber Blessed Roots Woodworking Wood
DIA Alex Gilford Detroit Institute of Arts Community Partner – Art Activity & Enrichment
49 Tim Feuerstein Nature’s Artwork Food
50 Chris Hippler Worker Bee Jewelry Jewelry
51 Carol Bramblett Reel It Up 2-D Mixed Media
52 Anita Brett   Painting
53 – 54 Kimberly & Jeff Meyers The Great Bread Company Food
55 Paul King Paul King Art Digital Art
56 Ashley Harrigan Ash Artistry Painting
57 Jackie Nelson   3-D Mixed-Media
58 Paul & Alyse Hurn HurnMade Wood
59 Jason Keusch Varhaus Painting
60 Meena Mehta Meena Creations Jewelry
61 Mark & Monica LaPlante Natural Stone Picks Sculpture
62 Helen  Agius-Andreae & Frank Andreae Fired and Fused Glass
63 Christine Borowski & Oscar Cruz Hypknotica Jewelry
64 Christina Liedtke ASTOURI Textiles
65 Michael Pleyte Records Redone 3-D Mixed-Media
66 Alessandra & Everton Paulino Woodchic  Wood
67 Amy Bonser MOD Market Community Partner – Nonprofit Benefiting Autism
68 Jim Piccoli   Jewelry
69 Laura Fawaz The World Captured Community Partner – Photography
70 Steph Joy Hogan   2-D Mixed Media
71 Daniel J. Hogan   Drawing
72 Ron Abbott Rabbott Creative Painting
73 Sarah Krzywicki Browndog Barlor & Restaurant Community Partner – Food & Ice Cream
74 Mady Chen Apple and Thistle Printmaking
75 Zahabya Rasul Henna Tattoo Drawing
76 James Liskiewicz JBL Woodworks Wood
77 Bradford Pollack Bradford Pollack Photography Photography
78 Suphattra  Pollack Joy’s Clay Flowers Sculpture
79 Ann McFadden Designs by Ann Marie Jewelry
80 Sergio Barcena Sergio Barcena Metal
81 James Bowers Premium Light Images by Jim Bowers Photography
82 Clay Crafton Clay Crafton Art Painting
83 John Galbo John Galbo Photography
84 Madison Laidlaw Printmaking
85 Scott Jolman Scott Jolman’s Metal Design & Fabrication Sculpture
86 Meike Rapp-Ullmann The Frechdachs Painting
87 Sonia Santos The Radiant Alchemist 3-D Mixed-Media
88 – 89 David Lewis & Brad Loker Figures of Wood Wood


Robert Perrish is an award-winning designer, sculptor, and painter whose love of nature is evident in everything he creates. This was first expressed through wildlife painting and sculpture, and has since evolved into painting landscapes, portraits and still life. He worked in the commercial art field in illustration and design for 30 years. Plein air painting has become a regular habit and has helped his studio work as well with his work appearing on National magazines, calendars, books, limited edition prints, public and private collections and in various art galleries. Robert is one of the co-founders of Michigan Plein Air Painters as well as a member of Oil Painters of America, New Mexico Plein Air Painters, and Laguna Plein Air Painters.

Alex Gilford graduated with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. His primary focus has been on painting, drawing, and block printing with recent attention given to public murals and art projects. He continues to grow professionally through exhibitions, commissions, and residencies. He currently works at a Studio Manager for the Detroit Institute of Arts as well as a volunteer wildlife conservationist. His current exhibition, Wayfarer: Plein Air Paintings by Alex Gilford is on view at the Northville Art House.

Marty Testasecca is a general law practitioner with emphasis on estate planning as well as owner of Precision Printing & Label, a printing and graphic design service specializing in product label design. 586 707 4333

Allison Brown is a valued staff member at Orin Jewelers celebrating 90 years serving Metro Detroit. She helps to deliver pride and loyalty to the consumer through custom design, quality products, and repair services and commitment to the community through support of local organizations and events, including the Arts and Acts Festival presented by the Northville Art House.


This year’s fair will be held on W. Cady Street and the grounds of the Northville Art House.


The application deadline has passed for the 2023 Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair