2014 Dry Creek Art Fest

by Kathleen Huebener in Art Inspires Art

Saturday Sept 13 and Sunday Sept 14, 2014
 From noon to 6 pm

Dry Creek Art Fest is located on the pastoral Sands farmstead at


2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa.

(That is, North of Boyson Rd.

South of Tower Terrace Rd.

And on the West side of Robins Rd.) 

This year’s art fest features the following artists:

“Loom N Essence” by Sharon Poplawski
Sharon weaves and spins to form her old world functional fiber art.
Loom N Essence is a full service fiber arts studio
and offers a cross section of spinning and weaving equipment for fiber artists.
“Handmade Brooms” by Jeanne Dudley
Having a MA in fiber arts, in this art fest, Jeanne showcases
her hand-tied brooms that can be used for both
decorative and functional purposes.
“Transcend Art” by Nate and Kristen Wyckoff
This artistic duo from Marion, Iowa are famous
for their vibrant glass works,
from shimmering jewelry to outstanding art works.
“Jeanne’s Soaps” by Jeanne White
Jeanne hand-makes castile soaps made with oils of olive, soy palm,
kernel palm, castor, and rice bran. Her line of all-natural ingredients
is enhanced with essential oils, such as aloe, tea tree spearmint,
lavender, anise, and more. All are skin safe fragrance oils.
“Timberland Hollow” by Nancy McWherter
Nancy creates beauty straight from the garden for outside embellishments
or inside use. Each lifelike and contemporary concrete garden leaf is an original.
No two are alike! Colors range from vibrant to traditional gray.
“Life’s Little Treasures” by Jeane Eagle
Jewelry fashioned by Jeane Eagle is bound to please!
Her thought-provoking pieces are meant
to bring bling into anyone’s life.
Be sure to check out her creations at the Dry Creek Art Fest!
“Kesler Heirloom Pens” by David Kesler
David makes his pens mostly from native or reclaimed wood.
Each handcrafted pen is a work of art in itself.
Do you have a special wood and desire a keepsake made from it?
David is able to create one just for you!

 “Basketry” by Deb Siebels

Deb will be displaying her wide assortment of both
ornamental and functional baskets at the Art Fest.
With holidays coming up, baskets add class and color to any decor!
Be sure to check out Deb’s wares!
“LeMo Ironworks” by Tim Forinash
Talk about creative juices flowing! Tim makes fun creative yard art
with horseshoes, planted plates, old army helmets, doorknobs, railroad spikes,
tool, shovels, river rocks, disc harrows, or any metal he can find!
Make your garden unique with Tim’s art!
“The Martelle Front Porch” by Marsha Fairbanks
Photographer Marsha Fairbanks captures the zest of life
in her fabulous landscape and wildlife photos.
Her photographs include familiar scenes that warm the heart.
 “Bloom Hoop House” by Stephanie Cole
This Anamosa horticulturalist will have fabulous plants and flowers
for sale at this year’s art fest. Stephanie brings color of life
where she goes. One of her favorite quotes:
“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” Chinese Proverb
“Hand Thrown Raku and Stoneware” by Karen Sands
As Director of the Dry Creek Art Fest, Karen not only promotes art,
she also creates art. Well-known for her pottery,
Karen creates hand thrown raku and stoneware.
From vases to complete dinnerware,
 the diversity and beauty of her artwork will certainly please!
Be sure to ask about the process of Raku – it’s amazing!

        Karen Sands summed up the Dry Creek Art Fest experience when she said:


“Creativity feeds my soul.

It’s when I’m most content.

 Pottery, painting, and gardening are some of the ways I enjoy living.”

 Enjoy the fruits of these artists’ creativity!
Come visit the Dry Creek Art Fest this Sept 13 and 14th.

The ambiance of peace and beauty awaits you.