Though the list is not quite complete, Finster Fest has announced a partial list of 60 confirmed artists for Finster Fest 2019, to be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26 at Paradise Garden in Summerville, GA. (* Denotes new Finster Fest artist.)
Becky Altman, painter, Georgia
Evan Atkinson, outdoor furniture maker, Georgia
Michael Banks, painter, Alabama
Stephen Barwick, printmaker, Georgia
*Marshall Blevins “Church Goin Mule,” painter, Louisiana
Brian Bohanan, painter, Alabama
Rachel Campbell, painter, Georgia
Russell Cook, painter-printmaker, Georgia
Mark Cool, found-object artist, North Carolina
Kimberly Dawn Crowder, painter, Georgia
Fawne DeRosia, painter, Georgia
Charlie Dingler, painter, metalsmith, wood-crafter, Georgia
*Tony Dodson, painter, Ohio
*Dale “Breezy” Ellis, folk art potter, Georgia
*Scott Fairchild “Art Brain on Hugs,” spiritual paintings, New Jersey
Tamara Garvey, pen and ink artist and printmaker, Georgia
*Dinah Gilbert, studio potter, Alabama
Mandy Grant, stained glass artist, Georgia
*Deron Braxton Harris “Cracker Jack,” painter, Alabama
Chris “Chub” Hubbard, painter, Georgia
Mary Lou (“Pixie”) Jacquin, painter-printmaker, Illinois
D.M. Kirwin, wood carver, Alabama
Jim Kopp, painter, Wyoming
*Rhonda Kretzer, multimedia artist, Ohio
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
Leonard McEwan, potter, Georgia
*Scott McQueen, painter, Alabama
Kat Moore, painter, Georgia
Ken Pease, painter, Virginia
Kim Plant, soap-maker, Georgia
Missionary Mary Proctor, painter, Florida
Kip Ramey and Coralie Hardman, painters, Georgia
John Reno, painter, Illinois
Kristin Replogle, painter, Georgia
*Robinella, painter (and a music headliner), Tennessee
Martha Sandlin, painter, mosaic artist, Georgia
Celena Schoen, potter, Georgia
James Schroder, painter, Georgia
Jim Shores, found-object artist, Georgia
Adam Sikes, instrument maker, Georgia
Gina Kae Smith, painter, North Carolina
Suzy Sue Smith, painter, Georgia
Randy Tobias, potter, painter, North Carolina
Tom and Judy Touchstone, pottery, sculpture, Georgia
*Polly Wells, ceramic artist, Alabama
C. Larry Wilson, potter, Georgia
*Charles Wimpee and Renee Bowen, painter and tile artist, Georgia

Exhibiting in the Paradise Garden Visitors Center:
*Mary Pousner, painter-illustrator who created the Finster Fest 2019 poster

An info booth for Pasaquan, the late St. EOM’s South Georgia visionary art environment

In addition to the 60-plus (mostly self-taught) artists, with booths dotting Howard Finster’s fantastic folk art environment, there will be extensive live music (more on that soon!), children’s art-making area, and BBQ and other great food and drink. Admission, $5 per person. Plan to make the scene!

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