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2018 Finster Fest Lineup

The annual Finster Fest will take place May 26-27 (Memorial Day weekend) and features a really great market of 60-plus (mostly folk) artists (see list below), live music, children’s art-making area, and BBQ and other great food and drink.

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Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens has released this year’s poster and a detailed list of artist who will participate in the folk art festival.

ARTIST LIST (* denotes new Finster Fest artist):
*Chris Allison, painter, Georgia
Becky Altman, painter, Georgia
*Michael Ball, potter, with *Gina Kae Smith, painter, North Carolina
Michael Banks, painter, Alabama
Stephen Barwick, printmaker, Georgia
*Brian Bohanan, painter, Alabama
*Mimi Bradberry, glass and mosaic artist, Georgia
Christy Buchanan, painter, South Carolina
*Rachel Campbell, painter, Georgia
*Shane Campbell, wood carver, Tennessee
Russell Cook, painter-printmaker, Georgia
Mark Cool, found-object artist, North Carolina
*Tex Crawford, tin cutout and assemblage artist, Georgia
Kimberly Dawn Crowder, painter, Georgia
Fawne DeRosia, painter, Georgia
Charlie Dingler, painter, metalsmith, wood-crafter, Georgia
Deb “Miz Thang” Garner. painter, Georgia
*Tamara Garvey, pin and ink artist, with Jessica Pope, bow tie and journal maker, Georgia
Mandy Grant, stained glass artist, Georgia
Mariah Hope, painter, Georgia
Mary Lou (“Pixie”) Jacquin, painter-printmaker, Illinois
D.M. Kirwin, wood carver, Alabama
*Jim Kopp, painter, Wyoming
Lee Laney, painter, potter, Georgia
C.M., Grace Kelly and Ruby Elvis Rose Laster, painters, found object artists, Kentucky
Eric Legge and Michele Humphrey, painter and ceramic artist, Georgia
Kate Leonard and Ali Sherrod, jewelry, Alabama
Jeffree Lerner, painter, Georgia
*Will Linn, painter, Georgia
Rik Long, painter, Alabama
Peter Loose, painter, dulcimer maker, Georgia
Arthur Ludy, painter, Georgia
*Leonard McEwan, potter, Georgia
William Menya, soapstone carving, Tennessee
Kat Moore with Kristen Davis, painters, Georgia
*Ken Pease, painter, Virginia
Kim Plant, soap-maker, Georgia
Missionary Mary Proctor, painter, Florida
Kip Ramey and Coralie Hardman, painters, Georgia
Kristen Ramsey, sign painter, Georgia
John Reno, painter, Illinois
*Kristin Replogle, painter, Georgia
Martha Sandlin, painter, mosaic artist, Georgia
Celena Schoen, potter, Georgia
James Schroder, painter, Georgia
*Polly Sherrill, studio potter, Georgia
Jim Shores, found-object artist, Georgia
Mavis Stevens, fiber artist, Georgia
*Amy Stout, garden artist, Georgia
Jimmy “Cap Man” Straehla, painter, found-object artist, Georgia
Randy Tobias, potter, painter, North Carolina
Tom and Judy Touchstone, pottery, sculpture, Georgia
Joy Walker, jewelry, Georgia
C. Larry Wilson, potter, Georgia

An info booth for Pasaquan, the late St. EOM’s South Georgia visionary art environment
And featuring the magic and balloon animals of *Gishamer the Magician (and the jewelry of his alter ego, Danny Hester)

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Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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