Come see Artists in their open studios where they work and sell their unique and handmade items. You may also see artwork and gifts from over 40 local artisans in our shop! Original artwork on display and sale in our open access gallery.
Our Resident Artists are here to share their talents with you! Come see them working on their artwork creations, have a talk about techniques, purchase home decor or a special gift! Custom Orders and Commissions are welcomed! Private Lessons also available.
Mary Iacovone (Mosaic Mary)
Mosaics by Mary: (Original Glass & Tile Mosaic Artwork)
About Mary: Being lovingly known as Mosaic Mary by her peers and clients, Mary Iacovone gives credit to her husband Bill for showing her how to make her first mosaic and has been making mosaics ever since she got the creative bug! Mosaic Mary is a longstanding member of the Arts Community of Easton and is very active in her volunteering efforts along with her husband, Bill, former owner of “Clayworks” in Easton. Mary has been teaching the art of Mosaics to Children and Adults since 2001 in Easton, Pennsylvania. She has welcomed students of all ages into her studio previously located in the Masonic Building at 22 S. Third Street for many years. Now, Mary is at smARTivities and all set for having classes in her new studio such as: Children’s play dates, Adult get togethers, private or group sessions, and Kid’s Birthday parties! Mary can be seen in her studio regularly on the weekend and has classes scheduled weekly.
Mortimer Inc. Studio: (Unique Polymer Clay Sculpture)
About Perrie: Her work began with small focal jewelry pieces, but soon discovered the versatility of polymer clay. Perrie then moved to making larger sculptures along with 3-D decorative and mixed media pieces. She has studied with well-known polymer artists, such as: Maggie Maggio, Doreen Kassel, Kathleen Dustin, Leslie Blackford, Laura Tabakman, Alev Gozanar and Melanie West. Perrie is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and a juried member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen, as well as a current member of the Arts Community of Easton. Perrie uses her knowledge gained from others and her own experiences to teach polymer art classes at my studio located in the Smartivities Art Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. MortimerInc Studio is named for her most beloved pet, Mortimer.
J.S. Kassanoff Gem & Jewel Consultants: (Fine Jewelry, Silversmith, Repairs, Appraisals)
About James: After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1989 with a concentration in sculpture, Jim continued his education by working toward his mastery of the jewelers arts as well as expertise and certification within the gemological sciences. Jim earned several degrees (G.J.G. / G.I.A.) from the prestigious and authoritative Gemological Institute of America in California in 1992. James says, “We’re here to help alleviate the stressors and legwork you might face as you acquire gems & jewelry so that you are free to enjoy special moments that accompany them!” James beautifully handcrafted jewelry pieces are on display and may be purchased in our shop. He currently sees clients only by appointment.
Cards by Grace: (Original paintings, note cards, prints, and floral collage artwork)
About Grace: See artwork blooming before your eyes in Grace’s beautiful collection. It all started when Grace took an art class where her teacher blindfolded her and told her to paint. Grace did just that and fell in love with painting thereafter. She then incorporated her love of flowers into her paintings and the metamorphosis began. Her original artwork tells a unique story of her journey through creativity which includes floral prints, acrylic paintings, collage, and note cards.
Fabric Illusions: (Unique fabric collage artwork originals)
About Terry: As an art illusionist, Terry paints with fabric, although her process uses NO paint! Through the texture, designs, and colored material, she creates images inspired by urban and natural forms. She sees the fabric as though it were life, the many textures within us, and the many colors of our personality. Terry studied drawing at the Art Institute of New York and painting at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Graduating with a BFA degree, she was honored with the Bocour Prize in Painting Award. Terry presently resides in Easton, PA, and has shown her artwork at Ahlum Gallery, where she spent two years as Gallery Director, also shown at Sigal Museum Gallery, St. John’s Gallery, the Bethlehem Rotunda Gallery, and the Allentown Art Museum Show “Cocktails and Collecting.” She has also created several commissioned works. In 1991 Terry’s work was published in a book about textile artists, “Textile Designs Ideas and Applications” by Joel Sokolov. Terry is now available for commission work by appointment or can be seen working in her studio at SmARTivities!
Bonnie Winfield, PhD
The Journey Home: (Art Therapy)
About Dr. Bonnie: Founder and Facilitator of “The Journey Home”; Dr. Bonnie has developed a community art studio that offers creative experiences in the form of workshops, open studio, and expressive arts facilitation for individuals and groups. Her mission is to provide a creative, open space for the creative spirit to thrive. Her program “The Journey Home” has helped hundreds of women regain the tools they need to return home to their families through artistic therapies. An Experienced Social Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, Bonnie is skilled in Expressive Arts Therapy, Restorative Practice and Facilitation, Trauma Informed Care, Prison Re-entry, and Nonprofit Organizations. Bonnie has proven to be a strong professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Peace Studies and Women’s Studies from Syracuse University. Dr. Bonnie can be found in her studio at SmARTivities or at many other locations where she attends meetings, socials, and gives lectures and talks around the local area.
Lis Avi’s Boutique: (Doll Outfits, Pet Clothing, and Fun Fashions)
About Dawn: Seamstress and Fiber Artist Dawn has been sewing for as long as she can remember. Her adorable doll clothes are exquisitely made with love and are suitable for a variety of dolls including the American Girl line. Dawn loves creating fun fashions not only for dolls, put for pets too! Working on her fiber arts has brought Dawn much joy over the years in and around the Phillipsburg, NJ and Easton areas. She is currently working on knitted items as well as accessories for women and children! Find Dawn in her studio at smARTivities and see all of her needlecraft designs.
Deborah Rutter Arts: (Digital Photography Artwork, Variety Gifts, and Professional Hoops)
About Deb: Graphic Artist, Deborah Rutter, has studied Art most of her life and is skilled in various mediums. Being a Photographer and an Artist, Deborah decided to mix her talents to create amazing mixed media pieces. She creates thought provoking images with her digitally manipulated photographs and then takes these images to make unique gifts and framed artwork to accent your home decor. Her inviting studio welcomes you into her world of imagery where you will be drawn into her artwork. She also makes professional hula hoops called “Rhythm Hoops” which are loved by avid hoopers. Deborah also makes jewelry, enjoys painting, being creative, and spends most of her days enjoying Art, Photography, Poetry, Music and Video Gaming.
April Khalil Artistry: (Mixed Media, Custom Personalized Artwork, Murals, Poetry, Face Painting, Henna, Arts & Crafts Instruction)
About April: Since childhood, April had a dream to become an Artist. Growing up while participating in her family’s arts & crafts business gave her the opportunity to be creative and develop her artistic skills. Traveling the East Coast of the United States for over 10 years doing professional arts & crafts shows in shopping malls, convention centers, and county fairs was just the beginning of her artistic journey. April has since brought happiness to others through her creative and personalized touches in her work for over 35 years. Hand-painting on just about anything, and handcrafting designs in various mediums, she has developed her talents to suit the needs of others by making special and memorable keepsakes for all ages. Serving the public as well as business clients has given April the opportunity to showcase customized her mural artwork in private homes, retail stores, and restaurants. Providing various party entertaining services allows April to bring joy through her artistry and celebrate creativity at children’s birthday parties and special events! Having a true love of sharing ideas and creativity with students gives April the opportunity to teach with an open mind and share her talents and knowledge in classes for all ages and abilities. She is currently instructing enrichment classes at Northampton Community College as well as private classes in various locations in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. She is a member of ACE Arts Community of Easton and Founder of SmARTivities Showcase Arts Center. April aspires to do great things while helping inspire others through the arts.
Daria’s Accents: (Handmade unique gifts, mermaid crowns, dress-up costumes, accessories, and face painting)
About Daria: Whimsical outfits, princess crowns, seashell wands, and hair accessories are just a few of the fabulous items that Daria makes by hand. She enjoys providing the materials needed to get away through play and dress up. Her costumes are sure to please and bring a smile to your face! See Daria and her unique gift items currently on display and in her new studio coming soon to smARTivities!
We have many opportunities for Artists to showcase their work and share their love of creativity with others. This includes: OPEN STUDIO SPACE, BOOTH RENTAL, POP-UP TABLE, EVENT SHOW, GALLERY SHOWING, SIDEWALK SHOWCASE, & TEACHING. All Artists work is juried prior to acceptance. Please fill out an application to be considered HERE. Or you can print it out HERE and e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated Artist Booths
We have unique artwork on display and sale by artists on a monthly basis. Come see their work at their dedicated booth space! There’s always something new to see!
Our Local Artists
We have over 40 Local Artist’s work on display and sale in our shop. We have a wide range of styles, mediums, and prices sure to fit any budget! See works done by the following Artists:
- Aaliyah Kee: (Avision Art Studio) Acrylic Paintings
- Adam Esposito: (Abstract Ave.) Acrylic Artwork Jewelry
- Aryn Coyle: Impasto Paintings
- Bill Iacovone: (Pariedoblia) Unique Repurposed Sculptures
- Carol Benner: Traditional Oil Paintings
- Christin Dorner: Watercolor Artwork
- Claire Marcus: (Claire Marcus Fine Arts) Book and Paper Arts
- Elaine Eckert: Raku Pottery and Ceramics
- Harry Snyder: Photography
- Helaine Zwibel: Original Artwork Greeting Cards
- Jack Frank: Mixed Media and Digital Artwork
- James Viscomi: Acrylic Paintings
- Jason Farnsworth: Clay Pottery and Stoneware
- Joan Sachs: Mixed Media Art
- Joe Swarctz and Ralph Greco: Echo City Capers Kids Book Series- Original Stories and Illustration
- Judith Moore: Floor Cloths Original Artwork
- Kim Hudock: Drab to Fab Up-cycled Furniture
- Kristen Barnes: Mixed Media Artwork
- Loris Miller: Jewelry
- Mark Wilson: Mixed Media Artist
- Margarette Rose Peck Adjohda: Pastel and Acrylic Paintings of Haitian Landmarks and People
- Maryann Riker: Book Art and Jewelry
- Nancy Bossert: Mixed Media, Pottery, Fiber Arts
- Pamela Johansson: Fiber Arts
- Paula Kelber: Oil Paintings and Portraits
- Scott Hallam: Shape Shifter Glass Blown Glass Sculpture and Jewelry
- Swati Oza: Large Oil Paintings
- Tatiana Madise: Vlad Image Photography
- Tina Walton: The Sudsy Alchemist Handmade Soaps, Lotion Bars, and Hand Cream
- Todd Barthlolmew: Illustration and Portraits
- Valerie Ziegler: Oil Paintings
… and more! … New work added regularly, so check back often!