Catawba River Artisans      
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Catawba River Artisans                      Belmont, NC

Eclectic Group of Artisans


Friday Nov. 10th & Saturday Nov. 11th 2017

Arts on Main, 212 W Main Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052

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On Friday evening, shoppers may take advantage of light refreshments, beer, wine, and the wonderful music of Demperio Hertz Music. Demperio Hertz Music is at it's core a two piece band that morphs seamlessly into a quartet and quintet depending on the venue and the need. Featuring Chris Hertz on guitars, percussion and vocals, David Demperio on mandolin, guitars, percussion and vocals , Monte Biddy on Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, fiddle and vocals and Russ Carroll on bass and vocals.  We play many different kinds of cover and original music from Americana to Jazz to Blues and Classic Rock with a focus on vocal harmony.  We are available to perform for private parties,  restaurants, bars, coffee houses, corporate events or any social gathering . Contact us for availability. You can book us as a duet, trio or quartet or quintet. We provide our own sound system for most events.

Demos by Piedmont Fiber Guild Friday and Saturday 

Vendors Displaying Fine Arts and Crafts

Catawba River Artisans

All of our artisans will be on display!

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Jocelyne Lavaud-Adams

Wood Turning

Jocelyne Lavaud-Adams is a Woodturner in Weddington, North Carolina. She has been experimenting with different types of materials such as nuts, deer antlers, acrylics and exotic woods for about eight years. Walking through the woods in her backyard in search of unusual pieces of dead wood is a favorite activity. The saying, “No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work” by Hosea Ballou guides Jocelyne’s approach to woodturning.

Raymond Burton

Mixed Media: Acrylic and Pencil

Deveta Glenn

Mixed media/ Zentangle art work

Kate Kaplan


Kate has been making jewelry since 2003 . She brings a fresh and unique perspective to jewelry design. She attends William Holland Lapidary School one week every summer. There, Kate has studied wire wrapping, chain making, lampwork bead making, cold connections, enameling, and fused glass. Her new work is primarily in copper with enameling and cold connections and dichroic glass.

Kate’s work tends towards the whimsical. She combines different techniques in her pieces and frequently uses asymmetry and contrasting colors. She has shown her work in many different shows, winning first place at Inspire! Ballantyne, and Spring into Arts Concord twice, second place at Art on Main in Ft. Mill, 3rd place and an honorable mention at a juried show at Mint Hill Arts.

Kate’s work can be seen and purchased at Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC, and Fast Frame in Matthews, NC. You may contact her by phone at 704-577-0664, or by email Visit her on the web at,, and Please contact her if you would like a piece to be custom made, host a home party, or to view her jewelry.


Sarah C. Monteleone


Sarah Monteleone of Farm Springs Pottery has been making and selling pottery over ten years. She enjoys making functional and creative pieces. Sarah lives on a three acre farm with her husband Monte, 2 horses and 1 dog in Dallas, NC.


Suzanne Nash



Alex Pietersen


Alex Pietersen, a native of Holland, was first inspired by the Rotterdam harbor and windmills near his home. His early works zoomed into close-up abstracts of this environment emphasizing line and texture rather than complete views. In 1974 moved to the United States where he continued to work in black and white photography, all the while stretching his photographic skills. In 1978, after inventing a revolutionary photographic technique, Alex began to focus his work largely in the commercial and advertising worlds. This technique and his commercial successes earned Alex artistic recognition, as he was awarded numerous fine art award honors and an invitation to be part of "The Colors of Invention" Expo at the Smithsonian Institute. Four of Alex's images were used on the sets of  "Robocop" and  "Robocop 2." He has won numerous prestigious awards through the years. Alex says, “Creating something from nothing is the most satisfying thing we can do. I find that the creative process is an inspiring and amazing journey!”

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Angela Piercy

My name is Angela Piercy and my little business name is "Happiness Is Homemade." I have items on display full time at Abernathy's Hardware in Stanley, NC and New Hope Greenhouse in Gastonia, N.C.
I was born in Stanley, NC and currently still reside there with my husband and children. This all began purely as a stress reliever for myself and a way to fill my time as my children have become older. I enjoy all things crafty and homemade. I was mainly influenced by my paternal grandmother and her love for hummingbirds and nature. As a child I recall seeing many different things in and around her home pertaining to these beautiful birds. She passed away 10 years ago but I choose to keep her memory alive everyday with these feeders, and I enjoy the fact that others enjoy them as much as I do.


Cindy Reed

Crafty Lady

Stained Glass

Cindy is a “retired” health care professional that discovered stained glass many years ago.  She continues to challenge herself with the many fun things that can be done with stained glass, especially fusing and lampworking.

Belinda Ritchie

Philip R. Rukse


I have worked most of my life as a self taught artist. I have painted many subjects in both watercolor and acrylic throughout my life. My love for Autumn and it's wonderful colors have led me to focus on it as my sole concentration for my work.

Philip Rukse,the Autumn Artist


Dottie Scher

Fiber Art: One of a kind Crocheted Wearables & Repurposed Novelty Clothing

Paul Stubbs

Facing West Photography has been capturing nature and landscapes for over 20 years, from the Big Horn and Grand Tetons mountains of Wyoming, to the mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina and Virginia.
12" x 18" prints, canvas gallery wraps and acrylic blocks are available.

Paul Stubbs - Photographer


Jennifer Thompson

Fiber/women’s accessories

Erin Whitener

I’m a retired teacher who’s still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  Should I be a jewelry artist, or a painter, or maybe I should carve stone or wood, or should I be a weaver?  I don’t believe I’ll decide any time soon, because I find so much joy in all these endeavors. All of my creative attempts are inspired by Mother Nature’s Beauty.  It might be a gorgeous autumn scene, a leaf or flower, or a rusting iron fence, and of course the amazing variety of natural stones. There’s entirely too many choices! 


Pat Williams

Fiber Art, Wearable Art

Jean Wilson

Jean Wilson Studio


Eight years ago a basic silversmithing class at John C. Campbell Folk School gave me a passion for studio work, especially for making unusual, lightweight and sometimes mechanical pieces of jewelry. Since then I've taken many other classes and workshops that have influenced my design ideas in some way. My instructional jewelry-making projects have been published in Art Jewelry Magazine five times, one time in Lapidary Journal, and a story about constructing spinning rings is included in Lapidary Journal's 2011 book, Easy Metal Clay. I offer classes in Precious Metal Clay (certified instructor) and metal fabrication in my home studio near Charlotte, NC.