Sawtooth School for Visual Art will kick off the holiday season with its annual Artist’s Market on Friday, December 2 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. at 15h
Celebrating her 77e year as a multidisciplinary center for the arts, Sawtooth will open its doors to welcome more than 30 local artists who will exhibit their work in the studios and galleries at 251 N. Spruce St in Winston-Salem.
Sawtooth Artists Market offers a variety of artistic mediums and unique items perfect for holiday gifts, ranging from handmade ceramics, metal and glass works, graphic prints and illustrations, and woodwork.
The market kicks off on Friday, December 2 with a preview event where customers can shop coveted items early, enjoy drinks and small bites, and meet the performers. Tickets for the preview can be purchased on Sawtooth’s website, www.sawtooth.org.
The studios will open Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. for live art demonstrations. Works by Sawtooth students and instructors will be on sale at the studios, the Davis Gallery, and the Marta Blades Gallery Shop.
On Saturdays, admission is free and open to the community with a suggested donation of any amount to support Sawtooth scholarships and programming.
Among the Sawtooth artist-instructors who will be exhibiting their work are Marisa Mahathey, ceramics; Nannette Davis, metallurgist; Jillian Ohl, graphic design and printmaking; and Phil Fuentes, woodworking.
Mahathey, the Ceramics Studio Manager, makes graphic and whimsical ceramics, which she sells through her online store, Bold and dreamy. Davis, of Drawings by Nannetteworks with unique metals and has presented her jewelry designs at New York Fashion Week.
Ohl’s vibrant and elegant illustrations have been commissioned for various print editorials and publications. Fuentes builds functional wooden objects, furniture and kitchen utensils, specializing in chef’s and oyster knives forged from railroad tips.
For more information on the Sawtooth Artist Market, visit www.sawtooth.org.