Shop the Paradigm Gallery for unique art and fine craft from over 65 local, regional, and national artists. At the Paradigm Gallery, we feature jewelry, wood turned objects, ceramics, hand-made apparel and accessories, all types of paintings, as well as photography and paper and origami objects.

New guidelines for shopping in the Paradigm Gallery will apply:

Please sanitize your hands before entering the gallery. Our team is taking the initiative to thoroughly clean high traffic surface areas daily but ask that you help do your part since most of our items/artwork cannot be sanitized. 

In coordination with the CDC guidelines, we strongly encourage that you wear a facemask while shopping to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. 

We also ask that you continue to practice social distancing. Please stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 65 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Each second Thursday of the month will feature artist demonstrations, trunk shows, tastings, and performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends.

2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery is from 5-7:30pm.

October 8: An Evening With Dale Enochs - SOLD OUT

This event has reached its maximum capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

November 12 and December 10
With cold weather returning, we are cancelling 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery for November and December to avoid creating large groups of people indoors.

Please enjoy free admission at FWMoA every Thursday from 5-8pm to enjoy our current exhibitions. 

Books


The Green Musician, Retold by Mahvash Shahegh, Illustrated by Claire Ewart, Hardback $16.95
Ages 5 and up
The house next door to Sameer’s had been empty for as long as he could remember. The family had gone away when the war began. But now they were back, and he was ready to have fun with his new playmate. Together they could climb the big olive tree that overlooked both their gardens, and eat the delicious olives it produced. The only problem was that Muna, the little girl next door, didn’t want to play and she didn’t want to share the olives. She said they belonged to her family alone—that is, until one fateful night when lightning struck the tree.

Poignantly told by award-winning author Elsa Marston and with beautiful paintings from award-winning illustrator Claire Ewart, The Olive Tree follows two children as they learn to share and work together by looking past their differences. It shows young readers that compassion and understanding lie at the heart of all friendships.

The original version of this story won a fiction contest sponsored by Highlights for Children in 1992, was published in the October 1993 issue of Highlights, and in 1994 received the Paul A. Witty Short Story Award from the International Reading Association. This is the first time it appears in picture book format, with permission from Highlights for Children.
 
The Olive Tree, by Elsa Marston, Illustrated by Claire Ewart, Hardback $16.95
Ages 4 and up
Grade level
3rd - 4th
If you had just one chance to achieve your dream, what would you do? In a distant kingdom lived a young musician named Barbad. His one dream was to play before the king in the royal court. But Barbad’s way was blocked by Sarkash, a jealous rival who would do anything to stop Barbad from meeting the king. But perhaps the palace wasn’t the only place to play before the king, for he loved to walk in his garden. What if Barbad was to hide in a tree for just the right moment to play?

Find out if Barbad's dream comes true in this magical tale of patience and determination, which proves that all good things really do come to those who wait. Stunning artwork from award-winning illustrator, Claire Ewart, gently brings this whimsical story to life. Adapted from a 1,000 year old Persian story by Mahvash Shahegh, the tale of Barbad the musician is originally found in the legendary “Book of Kings” (Shahnameh), which tells the story of the mystical past of ancient Persia.
 

Two Centuries & West Central House Portraits & Diane Allen Groenert, by Diane Allen Groenert. Paperback $39.99, Hardback $59.99

This book contains Diane Allen Groenert’s West Central House Portraits.  48 Color Reproductions, a few Black & Whites, a (cherry picked) history of West Central, Fort Wayne & some of the Homes, and a map of the Homes’ locations.


Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder. Paperback $6.99, Hardback $15.99
3-7 years
On a summer evening, just as the stars blink on, a firefly lands on a flower. Lights start to flash all around her — first one, then three, seven. Hundreds. Thousands. How will she find just one flash among them? And will he see her flash in return? In evocative photographs and lyrical language, Rick Lieder and Helen Frost, creators of the critically acclaimed Step Gently Out and Sweep Up the Sun, offer a true story of how two fireflies come together after finding each other’s light among thousands of others.
 
Hello, I’m Here! by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder. Hardback $15.99
2-5 years
Peek in as a sandhill crane hatchling makes its first wobbly stand and takes its first steps alongside its brother. With their parents close by, they flap their wings and dance before enjoying a buggy treat. Someday they will fly with the majestic cranes overhead, but for now, Mama’s soft feathers beckon. With a lyrical narrative and lovely photo illustrations, this latest venture from an acclaimed creative team makes a perfect new baby gift — and will appeal to bird lovers, too.
 

Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost and Leonid Gore. Hardback $18.99

4-8 years
One of nature's most perfect relationships
Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant then provides the perfect protection as the caterpillar turns into one of nature's wonders, a chrysalis, before transforming into an even greater wonder: a monarch butterfly. And once the newborn butterfly soars away, the milkweed seeds fly away on the wind and start this cycle over again.
The exacting prose and jewel-toned illustrations echo the harmony of monarch and milkweed in this carefully researched book, explaining one of nature's most spectacular displays in a refreshingly simple manner.

 
Step Gently Out, by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder. Paperback $6.99, Hardback $15.99
2-5 years
What would happen if you walked very, very quietly and looked carefully at the natural world outside? You might see a cricket leap, a moth spread her wings, or a spider step across a silken web. In simple, evocative language, Helen Frost hints at the many tiny creatures around us, while in stunning close-up photographs, Rick Lieder captures a katydid’s eye, a firefly, and many more living wonders awaiting discovery. Back matter amplifies the descriptions of the insects and spiders in the book.
  
Sweep up the Sun, by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder. Paperback $6.99, Hardback $15.99
2-5 years
Baby robins, open-beaked in their nest. Mallards winging to a new clime. Whether chickadees or cardinals, sparrows or starlings, here are commonly seen birds in their natural settings, captured in photographs of rare beauty and grace. In perfect synchrony, a lyrical narrative evokes images of play and flight, perseverance and trust. At the end, readers will find profiles of the featured species. This stunning book is an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages, graduates, or anyone embarking on an adventure.
  
Wake Up! by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder. Hardback $15.99
3-7 years
Wake up! Come out and explore all the new creatures being born — just-hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, a baby fawn in the woods. In their latest collaboration, poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder, the creators of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, invite readers to wake up, open their eyes, and see the awe-inspiring array of new life just outside their door.
 
A Legacy of Armenian Treasures, Testimony to a People–The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum, by Edmond Y. Azadian, Sylvie L. Merian and Lucy Ardash. Hardback $59.99

336 pages, 11.75 x 11.75 in, 250 color illus.
The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan holds the largest and most representative gathering of Armenian art and artifacts outside Armenia, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. A Legacy of Armenian Treasures features more than 160 of the museum's most vital and beautiful pieces, each reproduced in full color and accompanied by a detailed entry. Essays by nine scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but on their cultural context as well.
  
This Picture I Gift, An Armenian Memoir by Michelle Andonian, Hardback $65.00

Foreword by Robert Ourlian
Subjects: Photography, Armenian Studies
Pages: 112 Size: 11 x 7.875
Illustrations: 95
A prize-winning photojournalist and visual artist, Michelle Andonian has documented people and places around the world for three decades. Now, in her most personal work, This Picture I Gift, tales from her Detroit childhood inspire a modern journey—and a timeless vision of Armenia and Armenians.
As the author comes to terms with the life of her grandmother, a survivor of the twentieth century’s first genocide, she documents a journey that spanned one hundred years and three generations through photographs and memoirs. In captivating photographic detail, the book revisits and explores lost historical lands and landmarks, bringing them together with present-day Armenia to honor an ancient people determined to live on.
This beautifully printed and hand-assembled book has an exposed Smyth sewn binding with dust jacket, housed in a pocketed drop-spine outer hardcover wrapped in cloth.
  

Buddha Boards


Original Buddha Board $34.95
Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment.  You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design.  Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece.
Buddha Board is environmentally friendly as it only uses water - no ink, no paint, no chemicals - and it will last for years with proper care.
Master the art of letting go...live for the moment and enjoy!
Dimensions:  12"x9.5"x1/4"
 
Enso $24.95
ENSO INFINITE ART gently encourages you to value the here-and-now. Simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear allowing you to create a whole new masterpiece.
Enso (en-so) comes from Japanese word 'circle' and is a simple, single brush-stroke that represents infinity and the flow of life. It is an artistic 'expression of the moment'.
Enso is environmentally friendly as it only uses water - no ink, no paint, no chemicals - and it will last for years with proper care.
Dimensions: 10”x 10”x 1”
 
Mini Buddha Board – Special Mindfulness Edition (White) $15.95
"With our thoughts we make the world."
  Buddha
The Mini Buddha Board Special Mindfulness Edition has a quote from Buddha on the cover. It is an elegantly packaged, 5-inch square portable Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand. It has a little trough for water if desired, and comes with a small paint brush. Enjoy!
Dimensions: 5”x5”x1/4”


 
Mini Buddha Board (Black) $14.95
The Mini Buddha Board is an elegantly packaged, 5-inch square portable Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand. It has a little trough for water if desired, and comes with a small paint brush. Enjoy!
Dimensions: 5”x5”x1/4”

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!
  
Mini Buddha Board (Pink, Red, Green) $14.95
The Mini Buddha Board is an elegantly packaged, 5-inch square portable Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand. It has a little trough for water if desired, and comes with a small paint brush. Enjoy!
Dimensions: 5”x5”x1/4”

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!
    

Building sets and Puzzles


Blockitecture Deco, Architect Building Blocks $30
Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture®, a set of architectural building blocks by designer James Paulius. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings.
Recommended for Ages 6 and up.
New Zealand Pine
Product: Dimensions Variable
Packaging Dimensions:
13.7x20.5x2”
35x52.3x5.3 cm
 
Blockitecture Habitat, Architect Building Blocks $30
Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture®, a set of architectural building blocks by designer James Paulius. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings.
Recommended for Ages 6 and up.
New Zealand Pine
Product: Dimensions Variable
Packaging Dimensions:
13.7x20.5x2”
35x52.3x5.3 cm
 
Blockitecture Parkland, Architect Building Blocks $30
Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture®, a set of architectural building blocks by designer James Paulius. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings.
Recommended for Ages 6 and up.
New Zealand Pine
Product: Dimensions Variable
Packaging Dimensions:
13.7x20.5x2”
35x52.3x5.3 cm

Geoplay Confetti 200 Piece Set $24.95
This is fun from every angle! It's a brilliant system of notched circles, triangles, squares and half octagons that are specially engineered to lock sturdily when you slide them together. As kids create imaginative, free form sculptures, their motor skills and understanding of balance really begin to take shape. The geometric construction options are endless! Set includes 200 pieces in 4 different colors.
Age Recommendation: Ages 3 and up
 
Laser Pegs 12-in-1 Animals Building Set $49.99
Take the ultimate safari adventure with this fully loaded 12 in 1 National Geographic Animals kit from Laser Pegs! Animal enthusiasts everywhere will love building models of their favorite wildlife friends like the Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Rhino, and many more. Pump up your playtime by lighting up your creations to extend your safari well into the night! Includes Triangle Power Base, 20 Laser Pegs, and 102 Construction Bricks. Ages 5 to 7.
 
Laser Pegs 12-in-1 Cargo Plane Building Set $39.99
The Laser Pegs 12-in-1 Cargo Plane Toy is must-have for kids who are interested in aircraft. It offers so many creative options. With this light-up building set, kids can choose from 12 different striking aircraft to create. This includes a stealth fighter, communications jet or even a strike eagle. Kids can also design planes of their own and see where their creative abilities take them. Once kids are finished creating with the Laser Pegs toy, they can light the objects up for hours on end. They can even use their new creations as their very own special-made night light. This Laser Pegs 12-in-1 Cargo Plane Toy is suitable for kids ages 5 to 7. However, that does not mean parents and older kids can't get in on the creative fun.
Laser Pegs 12-in-1 Cargo Plane:
Become a world-class ace pilot with this stellar 12-in-1 cargo plane kit
Choose from an array of striking aircraft including the Aurora Stealth Fighter, Communications Jet, Strike Eagle, Delta Wing Fighter and many more
Your imagination is the limit with this laser pegs toy; let your building experience take flight
Light up your creations to take them to new heights
Includes triangle power base, 14 laser pegs and 80 construction bricks
Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
Specifications
Brand
Laser Pegs
Material
Plastic
Model
G1670B
Color
Multi-Color
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
12.00 x 11.00 x 3.00 Inches

Laser Pegs AC Power Adaptor $8.99
 
Magformers Classic 30 Piece Set, Magnetic Building Blocks $49.99 (Also Available in Red and Purple)
Create 3D structures from 2D nets with the 30Pc Classic Set. Follow the step-by-step idea booklet learning MAGFORMERS® pull-up tricks to build a ‘magic ball’, houses, towers and much more! Containing Classic colored squares and triangles in Green/Blue or Red/Purple that are ideal for little fingers to hold. See what your imagination will create!
Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the MAGFORMERS® click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store.
Features:
2 Geometric Shapes.
Step-by-step idea booklet with builds from all of Rainbow range.
Compatible with all MAGFORMERS® shapes and accessories.
Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets for guaranteed connectivity.
BPA Free HQABS Plastic.
Ages 3+
 
Magformers Magnets in Motion 37 Piece Set, Magnetic Building Blocks $49.99
Push, Click, Spin! Construct magnetic towers with spinning gears. Children will love to interact and discover the power of magnets. Use the hand crank to spin your creations and take your 3D building skills to a higher level. Future engineers are sure to develop 3D modeling skills and be inspired by the never-ending building opportunities!
Features:
3 Geometric Shapes.
25 Accessory Pieces.
Compatible with all MAGFORMERS® shapes and accessories. (Excluding XL Shapes)
Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets for guaranteed connectivity.
BPA Free HQABS Plastic.
Age 3+

Magformers Magnets in Motion Accessory 20 Piece Set, Magnetic Building Blocks $16.99
 
Magformers Rainbow 50 Piece Set, Magnetic Building Blocks $72.99
Create 3D structures from 2D nets with the Rainbow 50Pc Set. Little fingers can start using squares and triangles to build houses, towers and our ‘magic ball’. Learn our unique way to build using combine, roll and pull-up techniques and see what your imagination can create!
Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the MAGFORMERS® click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store.
Features:
2 Geometric Shapes
Step-by-step idea booklet with builds from all of Rainbow range.
Compatible with all MAGFORMERS® shapes and accessories.
Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets for guaranteed connectivity.
BPA Free HQABS Plastic.
Ages 3+
 
Magformers Standard 30 Piece Set, Magnetic Building Blocks $49.99
Create 3D structures from 2D nets with the award winning Rainbow 30Pc Set. Arriving with squares and triangles that are perfect for little fingers to start building a 'magic ball', houses, towers and much more! See what your imagination will create! Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the MAGFORMERS® click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store.
Features:
2 Geometric Shapes.
Step-by-step idea booklet with builds from all of Rainbow range.
Compatible with all MAGFORMERS® shapes and accessories.
Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets for guaranteed connectivity.
BPA Free HQABS Plastic.
Ages 3+

Pattern Play Revolution $34.95
These exceptionally well-finished blocks are a great introduction to math concepts like sorting, matching, symmetry, congruence and fractions. Pattern Play Revolution puts a spin on block play with five double-sided nesting rings that must be spun into the correct puzzle-solving position. Includes 15 double-sided cards with 30 pattern puzzles to replicate and a wooden building base.
Age Recommendation: Ages 4 and up
 
Snake Block – Natural $16.00
Areaware’s Snake Block® is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout.
Beech and Elastic
Small:
12.25x.7x.5"
31.1x1.8x1.3 cm
 
Snake Block - Beige/Green $16.00
Areaware’s Snake Block® is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout.
Beech and Elastic
Small:
12.25x.7x.5"
31.1x1.8x1.3 cm

Snake Block – Pink/Beige $16.00
Areaware’s Snake Block® is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout.
Beech and Elastic
Small:
12.25x.7x.5"
31.1x1.8x1.3 cm
 
Snake Block – Orange/Blue $16.00
Areaware’s Snake Block® is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout.
Beech and Elastic
Small:
12.25x.7x.5"
31.1x1.8x1.3 cm
 
Snake Block – Red/Blue $16.00 
Areaware’s Snake Block® is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout.
Beech and Elastic
Small:
12.25x.7x.5"
31.1x1.8x1.3 cm

Snake Block – Yellow/Green $16.00 
Areaware’s Snake Block® is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout.
Beech and Elastic
Small:
12.25x.7x.5"
31.1x1.8x1.3 cm
 
Zoob Builderz 55 Piece Kit $22.00
ZOOB 55 Piece Building Set are brightly colored pieces and 3 instruction guides to make 30 creations including the ZOOBamator and the ZOOB Raptor (or create your own). ZOOB is not like any other building set - the pieces include gears, axels and joints that snap, click, and pop together! With rotating, spinning and extendable parts you can actually design a toy to play with, instead of just building something to look at. Create monsters—or vehicles—or monsters that turn into vehicles! The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Recommended for children 6 years of age and older. 
 
Zoob Inventors Kit 100 Pieces $32.00 
ZOOB BuilderZ Inventors' Kit exhibits builders and their creativity, boasting the winners from our previous Inventors' Contest and featuring their creations along with the stories behind them. The kit comes with 100 ZOOB pieces to re-create the award winning designs, or to envision your own. ZOOB is not like any other building set - the pieces include gears, axles and joints that snap, click, and pop together! With rotating, spinning and extendable parts you can actually design a toy to play with, instead of just building something to look at. Create monsters—or vehicles—or monsters that turn into vehicles! The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Recommended for children 6 years of age and older.
Features winners from our past World Wide Contest
Get inspired to create your own ZOOB inventions
The possibilities are as endless as your imagination
Includes 100 ZOOB pieces and instructions
Recommended for children 6 years of age and older

Children's Art Supplies and Kits


Artist Pad
Our Artist Pad set includes 50 sheets of a variety of high-quality paper perfect for a range of mediums from watercolors and crayons to colored pencils and pastels.
140 lb. coldpress paper is an excellent surface for watercolor paints
50 lb. sketch paper has a medium tooth ideal for all types of drawing
64 lb. textures paper works nicely with charcoal, pastel and crayons
70 lb. drawing paper offers a smooth surface perfect for a variety of mark making
96 lb. Bristol paper is a bright textured surface that works well with ink
Combine with our Watercolor Set and Brush Library for the ultimate gift for the young painter in your life
11" x 14” paper


Colored Pencils (Set of 36)
Give your creative kiddo an awesome outlet for imagination with these Kid Made Modern Colored Pencils.
PRODUCT FEATURES
Color name is printed on each pencil
Made with linden wood
WHAT'S INCLUDED
36 colored pencils
Storage box
PRODUCT DETAILS
Age: 3 years & up
Wood
Wipe clean
Imported
1.7 " x 1.7 " x 7.5"
 

Confetti Crayons (Set of 12)
Add depth to your next coloring project with our Confetti Crayons. Each features a different mix of tonal colors which blend in countless ways as you color. It’s like a party in a crayon box.
Sharpened on both ends
Hexagon shape is perfect for little hands that are still developing fine motor skills
Color with the tips for small details or use the side of the crayon for coloring in large areas
Paired with our Artist Pads, they make the perfect gift under $20 for young artists
Non-toxic
Ages 3 and up


Giant Crazy Crayon - Bright
You’ll love how the colors blend together into endless combinations while coloring with our Bright Giant Crazy Crayon. It features 15 beautiful bright colors, so no matter which pops up next you can’t go wrong. Because it’s made of bits of 15 colors molded into one giant crayon, each is a one-of-a-kind work of art, that you can use to make your own one-of-a-kind work of art.
Perfect for little hands that are still developing fine motor skills
Color with the tip for small details or use the side of the crayon for coloring in large areas
Makes a great gift topper or party favor
8” long x 1” wide
Non-toxic
Ages 3 and up



Giant Crazy Crayon – Neon $7.99 
Make a statement with the Neon version of our Giant Crazy Crayon. Featuring 15 shockingly bright colors molded together to create each one-of-a-kind crayon. Perfect for drawing bubble letters or any coloring project that needs a little pop.
Perfect for little hands that are still developing fine motor skills
Color with the tip for small details or use the side of the crayon for coloring in large areas
Makes a great gift topper or party favor
Also available in Classic and Bright
8” long x 1” wide
Non-toxic
Ages 3 and up
 
Giant Crazy Crayon - $7.99
Coloring will always be an adventure with our Giant Crazy Crayon. With 64 colors smushed together to form each crayon, you never know what color will pop up next. Not only that, each one is unique, making the crayon itself a work of art.
Perfect for little hands that are still developing fine motor skills
Color with the tip for small details or use the side of the crayon for coloring in large areas
Makes a great gift topper or party favor
8” long x 1” wide
Non-toxic
Ages 3 and up

Studio in a Box $39.99 
For a budding artist, building a foundation of supplies can be intimidating - but it doesn’t have to be! Our Studio in a Box has everything you need to get started with sketching, painting and coloring. The high-quality tools and supplies let you focus on creating. Plus, it’s all packed in a convenient carrying case that helps you stay organized.
Includes:
16 colored pencils
3 drawing pencils
10 washable markers
10 acrylic paints
12 watercolor paints
3 crayon discs
1 wooden pencil sharpener
1 eraser
1 small round brush
1 medium round brush
1 large round brush
1 flat brush
1 fan brush
4 canvas boards
1 watercolor paper pad
1 mixed paper pad
1 carrying case with handle
Grades: 1-8
 
Washable Double Pointed Markers (Set of 15) $9.99 
ROY, G and BIV brought along some friends to create this set of bold hues. Each marker features two tips. One tip is perfect for line work and drawing fine details while the other is great for filling in larger expanses of color.
Felt tips
Washable ink
Conveniently packaged in a reusable storage box to keep supplies tidy
Ages 3 and up
 
Young Artist Essentials Gift Set (64 Piece Assortment) $50.00 
The Young Artist Essentials Gift Set features a 64 piece assortment of Faber-Castell premium quality drawing components in a deluxe wood case. This gift set is perfect for gift giving! This set was designed to delight and inspire young artists ready to graduate from crayons. Includes artist essentials for experimenting in various mediums.
Ages: 6 and above
Contents Include: 24 Colored EcoPencils, 12 Watercolor EcoPencils, 2 GRIP® Graphite EcoPencils, 18 Oil Pastels, 12 Washable Duo-tip markers (24 colors), 1 Pencil sharpener, 1 Paint Brush, Artist paper, 1 Illustration Booklet in a wood gift box with flocked storage trays
Warning: Functional Sharp Edge
 
Paper FX Weave Machine $29.95
Bring out your crafty side with Paper FX! First, gather any type of recycled paper, magazines, wrapping paper, photos, newspapers, posters or even old junk mail. Then turn those findings into purses, wallets, bags, boxes, placemats, containers and coasters! The step-by-step instructions make creating extremely easy. Just tear, crease and fold strips, then weave them together for a really glamorous accessory. Try using glossy or sparkly paper for a polished look! You'll be churning out unique and quality works of art before you know it, just let your imagition and persol style guide you! Strengthens fine-motor skills, creativity and concentration Transform used papers into stylish creations in 4 easy steps These dazzling designs are perfect for gift-giving. Includes easy-to-use tearing tool, creaser, weaver and glue. The 15-page guide book provides photos, ideas and helpful tips. Age 7 and up.
For ages 7 and up
Unisex design makes the weaver machine suitable for use by both boys and girls
Uses any type of paper
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
13.75 x 10.60 x 4.00 Inches
    

Modeling Dough and Molds


Castle Molds $9.99
Build your own magical, kinetic kingdom with this castle mold. Then create your own towers, stairs, and stone walls to compliment the royal residence.
To be used in conjunction with Mad Mattr Moldelling Dough (available for separate purchase)
Fun castle shapes
Plastic parts made in China
Materials
Plastic
Care
Wipe with a damp cloth
Includes
Eight castle molds
Ages
3+
Dimensions
10.5" x 10.5" x 2.4"
Weight
0.55 lb


MAD MATTR Super Soft Modelling Dough Compound That Never Dries Out (Purple) $12.99
Kids of all ages love to stretch their imagination muscle with Mad Mattr! This super-soft building compound easily molds and shapes into endless creations, inspiring open-ended play. Cleanup’s a breeze, and when molded and sculpted into any shape you like, its texture is incredibly smooth to the touch. You have to try it!  Its unique, non-toxic formula is gluten, casein, and wheat free. Available in two (2) colors, this futuristic dough can be mixed together to create and build even more Mad Mattr fun. Each sold separately.
FEATURES
Shape it, build it, stretch it, watch it flow!
Molds and shapes easily!
Super duper soft!
Reusable! Never dries out!
Easy to Clean Up
Wheat, Gluten and Casein-Free
Comes in a re-sealable storage pouch.
Available in 2 colors. Each sold separately
AGE GRADE
3+
INCLUDES
1 - 10 oz. pouch of Matt Mattr


MAD MATTR Super Soft Modelling Dough Compound That Never Dries Out (Red) $12.99
Kids of all ages love to stretch their imagination muscle with Mad Mattr! This super-soft building compound easily molds and shapes into endless creations, inspiring open-ended play. Cleanup’s a breeze, and when molded and sculpted into any shape you like, its texture is incredibly smooth to the touch. You have to try it!  Its unique, non-toxic formula is gluten, casein, and wheat free. Available in two (2) colors, this futuristic dough can be mixed together to create and build even more Mad Mattr fun. Each sold separately.
FEATURES
Shape it, build it, stretch it, watch it flow!
Molds and shapes easily!
Super duper soft!
Reusable! Never dries out!
Easy to Clean Up
Wheat, Gluten and Casein-Free
Comes in a re-sealable storage pouch.
Available in 2 colors. Each sold separately
AGE GRADE
3+
INCLUDES
1 - 10 oz. pouch of Matt Mattr

Smart Shapes $9.99 
Create different shapes and build your own imaginative world with Smart Shapes molds. Package includes 10 different molds. To be used in conjunction with Mad Mattr Moldelling Dough (available for separate purchase)
Fun Geometric Shapes
Plastic parts made in China
Materials
Plastic
Care
Wipe with damp cloth
Includes
Ten plastic molds
Ages
3+
Dimensions
10.5” x 10.5” x 2.4”
Weight
0.55lb
    

Prints


Heather Day Print

Fort Wayne, 2020

Seven-Layer Screenprint on Arches Cover Paper

25 ½” x 19 ½”

Limted Edition of 100 –

Signed, Dated and Numbered

$850

The limited edition prints were hand-printed in the 40-year-old Grenfell Press, Chelsea studio with Marginal Editions during Day’s recent trip to New York City.

Fort Wayne is composed of seven transparent layers revealing new colors through overlapping shapes. Two of the layers have distinctive qualities – one of which exhibits a subtle iridescent pigment shift depending on the light and the final layer, a charcoal black ink line which is slightly raised from the surface of the Arches Cover paper. These prints reflect the compositions and textures in the new works being exhibited at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.




Archival Pigment Prints by Michelle Andonian

Altar Wall, Akhtala Monastery

Image Size 6”x6”

Paper Size 8 ½” x 11”

$35.00


Archival Pigment Prints by Michelle Andonian

Charents Arch

Image Size 6”x6”

Paper Size 8 ½” x 11”

$35.00


Archival Pigment Prints by Michelle Andonian

Detail, Haghartsin Monastery

Image Size 6”x6”

Paper Size 8 ½” x 11”

$35.00 
 

Archival Pigment Prints by Michelle Andonian

Sheep, Noratus Cemetery

Image Size 6”x6”

Paper Size 8 ½” x 11”

$35.00 
 

Archival Pigment Prints by Michelle Andonian

Six Winged Seraphs, Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Image Size 6”x6”

Paper Size 8 ½” x 11”

$35.00 

Archival Pigment Prints by Michelle Andonian

Sourp Astvatsatsin Gavit Sanahin Monastery

Image Size 6”x6”

Paper Size 8 ½” x 11”

$35.00 





Puzzles by Fort Wayne-based photographer John Gevers


Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Happy Hour - Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana
1000 pieces
20x28"


Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Cardinal - Fort Wayne, Indiana
1000 pieces
20x28"



Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Carrousel de Paris
1000 pieces
20x28"

Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Cloister of Barcelona Cathedral, Catalonia, Spain
1000 pieces
20x28"


Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Frosted Feather
1000 pieces
20x28"


Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Harlem Mural New York City
504 pieces
16x20"

Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Lincoln Tower, Fort Wayne, Indiana
1000 pieces
20x28"


Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Mount Jefferson Sunrise, Oregon
1000 pieces
20x28"


Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome
1000 pieces
20x28"

Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Tranquility Tree, Portland, Oregon
504 pieces
16x20"
  
Art Puzzle by John Gevers
Vibrant Viceroy, Eagle Marsh - Fort Wayne, Indiana
70 pieces
18x24"
  

Browse a selection of the featured artists with work for sale in Paradigm. 


 

Greg Adams

I have always been interested in Art and woodworking. My great-great-great-grandfather was a cooper, making barrels for the whiskey he made in Western Pennsylvania. Succeeding generation migrated to Indiana and operated barrel making factories. White oak trees were scouted and cut to produce barrel staves that were shipped to Cleveland where John Rockefeller shipped Kerosene in them.

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J. Collin Brown

Geometry is a universal language that I use along with the natural beauty of wood to see the wonders of creation.  I am fascinated by geometry in nature such as crystalline structure, honeycombs, spiral growth of shells and especially the carbon-60 molecule aptly named Buckminsterfullerene.

I was fortunate to have a father who is a builder and had the patience to teach me.  So I’ve had a passion for building things from a young age.  From building forts and helping my dad as a kid to working as a carpenter and my main focus now of making geometric wooden lighting.  Most of the pieces I make are based on the Platonic and Archimedean solids.  They consist of anywhere between 12 and 180 pieces of wood all cut to precise angles and put together into these aesthetically pleasing geometric forms.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy making it!




Carol Butler

Carol graduated from the United States Navy basic training in 1968. After the Navy she worked as an executive secretary for county government in Beaufort, South Carolina and for defense companies—ITT, Magnavox, and Raytheon here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She served as the Executive Secretary to the President and CEO of the Magnavox Company before transferring to a volunteer career of public service and community involvement. 

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Emily Carter

I have been crocheting since 2010 and knitting since late 2015. I was never crafty growing up, but after being taught by friends and co-workers I’m completely in love with it! There's something wonderfully magical about taking a hook (or needles) and some yarn and transforming them into something both beautiful and useful. My favorite items to make are hats, wraps and fingerless gloves. I’ve recently gotten into designing my own knitted and crocheted goods. I am inspired by nature, particularly the warm colors of autumn and the cool pastels of spring. When I'm not knitting or crocheting, I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my family.


 

Austin Cartwright

All art shares the same unique ability to freely express and completely capture purpose. It is its own purpose, with little to no effort. This quality in art opens the artist's possibilities to an infinite range. 

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Jill Ellen Chambers

About the Art When very young, I was given two gifts that have shaped me in ways that, I suppose, the givers would never have anticipated.

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Jennifer Creighton

I started working in clay during my senior year at Defiance College. After a year of AmeriCorps service, I apprenticed under Steve Smith at 4 Corners Gallery in Angola, Indiana. Since then, I have worked to create and fine-tune my personal line of handcrafted ceramic products. Using an oxygen-saturated electric kiln atmosphere and contrasting glazes, I feel I have produced a line of products that is simultaneously functional and beautiful.

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Bob Cross

Abstract painting is an oddly reflective discipline, and one which can have a slow rate of maturity. While style, composition, scale, surface quality, and mysterious content are all important components of my work, I find that color is the most intriguing element. At birth we comprehend the world purely through our senses, for months or years before we understand language. The presence of color remains a very pure archetypal, abstract experience, one we are able to embrace at a uniquely personal level without a formal cognitive rationale. When we look at a sunset, or the turning of fall leaves, or a Rothko painting, the joy of abundant color connects us to our own personal freedom. Through painting I attempt to communicate the experience of freedom.

Artists CV 


 

Rachelle Davis

I have been interested in art and jewelry ever since I was little. I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and originally went to college there for mechanical engineering, and took metalsmithing classes as a hobby. 

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Monte Ellson

Monte Ellson is truly one of America's most skilled artists. Monte holds a degree in Drafting, Design & CAD and was an honor graduate. He had spent many years professionally in the drafting and engineering industry until his talent led him into the field of professional art. For more than two decades, Monte has been drawing Big City Skylines. He began to enter his drawings in art shows in 2003, and since then he has won dozens of awards, including 1st Place on several occasions. Some of the cities that have gained him great acclaim are Charleston SC, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Nashville, New York 9/11 Memorial, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Savannah, and San Diego.


 

Braydee Euliss

WORN is a jewelry line launched in 2014 by artist Braydee Euliss. Her sculpture background informs both design and production processes. 

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Claire Ewart

I'll never forget when my kindergarten teacher thumb-tacked my crayon drawing of a robin up on the classroom bulletin board. I'm sure I scuffed my penny loafers on the linoleum floor. I know that my cheeks burned with pride as she held my drawing in front of the class! No wonder that all these years later I am still drawing! Since first holding a crayon, my natural instinct has been to tell a story.

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Helen Frost

Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota, the fifth of ten children. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in English, with Philip Booth and W. D. Snodgrass among her teachers. She received her Masters degree in English from Indiana University in 1994. She is the recipient of a 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship.

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Marcia Gabet

To me, glass is a thing of beauty with its vivid colors reflecting light like rare gems. I have immersed myself in the world of fused glass since 2008.

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Tom Galliher

Tom has been doing assignment and advertising  photography since 1979 as owner of Galliher Studio in Fort Wayne.  His lifestyle photography has been sought out by national advertising agencies and corporations capturing awards throughout his career.

While enjoying the challenges and problem solving nature of commercial photography,  Tom is often provoked to create images outside the regiment of commercial photography.  Images that would allow his imagination to express itself through simplicity giving rise to the extraordinary. 


 

Sayaka Ganz

Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. Currently she teaches design and drawing courses at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

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John Gevers

Rooted in the Heartland of the United States, John is known both for capturing the splendor of the world and for revealing a person's essence and spirit in portrait photography.

You may receive John Gevers’ free occasional email journal featuring behind-the-scenes views of his photography endeavors, as well as his musings on how photographic discovery affects the art of living. The journal entries speak to photographers of all levels, as well as to fans of art photography. To subscribe, go to http://eepurl.com/gms2B9

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Rebecca Graves

Rebecca Graves' background in graphic design, printmaking, and textiles is apparent in the carved surfaces of her ceramics. Her desire to create truly useful pottery is the direct result of years working in environmental and interior design.

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Diane Allen Groenert

I was born in San Diego on 1949 and traveled with my Navy family around the states and Japan until graduating from high school in Annandale, Va. I did three Semesters at the University of New Hampshire in the Art Department, dropped out to hitch-hike the East Coast a bit, then came to Fort Wayne to go to the Division of General and Technical Studies at Indiana University, receiving an Associate Degree in Commercial Art in 1974.

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Julie Guerin

I am an art teacher and a painter but have recently realized my love for the serendipitous creation of new stuffed animals from old ones. I have always had a soft spot for stuffed animals, and now bringing new ones into this world for others to love brings me immense joy.

I first got the idea to make FrankenFuzzies when I was in college during my final project in textiles class. I originally made about 15 of them, which I enjoyed, but then thought nothing more of it. Nine years later I decided I would try making them again and found that I loved doing it. Everyone I showed my creations to was ecstatic about them and instantly drawn to one. I decided I should spread the love and create enough so that many people could connect with their own Fuzzy friend. I find gently used stuffed animals that no one wants anymore, clean them up, and swap their parts to give them a second chance at love.

There will never be two FrankenFuzzies that are exactly alike. They each have their own unique personality which speaks to me and my husband and so we try to give a glimpse of it through the name and the blurb on their tags. I love each and every one of my FrankenFuzzies, and I hope that you will too.


 

Amy Gunderson

What is Nuno felt? Nuno felting is a new spin on an ancient art. It is produced by applying wool or other natural fibers into a fine woven cloth. The wool is then worked into the cloth by applying soap, water, and lots of elbow grease. As the wool shrinks, it works its way into the cloth and creates a lovely crinkled effect. The result is a fabric that is unique, durable, flexible, warm, and light as air.


 

Gwen Gutwein

My paintings are individual interpretations of what I see and feel presented in front of me. My goal is to meld the visual subject matter with the mood, character and beauty I feel. This may require a particular temperature or value in my hues. It may also require an adjustment in my approach to paint application. None of this is established ahead of time. Each scene or subject matter requires me to open myself to what is before me and make it part of me.  Only after this is accomplished can the process flow through my experience, my heart and into my hands.

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Dawn Haney

Dawn Haney's photography-inspired product lines include; note cards, fine art prints, glass art cutting boards, woven throws and tapestry tote bags.  The Fort Wayne Museum of Art features many of her Fort Wayne landmark photography and design products in their gift shop.

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Dawn England Harless

I have been an artist all of my life. While I know this sounds cliché, I think it is true. As far back as I can recall, I remember creatively organizing, transforming and redirecting.

Most of my career was spent working in 2D-graphic design and Realist paintings and drawings. I took an intro to glass workshop and was hooked. While it seems that there would be no connection to my previous work, glass has many similarities. Good design is good design-regardless of medium.

My glass studio-Shattered Dreamz Glass-utilizes traditional and contemporary techniques in fused and stained glass to create functional and non-functional fine art. I continue to learn and apply new techniques to create innovative work. I hope to draw a new audience to this centuries old material.

I named my studio-Shattered Dreamz -for the following reason: “Shattered dreams do not necessarily have to have negative connotations. When things shatter it gives us an opportunity to reorganize and recreate…and sometimes the results can be more interesting than the original. Shattered dreams can force us to redirect…maybe on a path we otherwise would not have taken…maybe a better path.”


 

Lori Haselrick

Artists CV 


 

Malinda Henning

I loved the teeter-totter at my grandmother's in Whitley County.  Perhaps that might have been a hint that my life and art might be about balance.  I studied at I.U. in Bloomington, Philadelphia College of Art and Purdue at IPFW.  My main artistic influences were Robert Godfrey and Walter Ehrlbacher, and crafting with my mother and Girl Scouts.

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JUKKA HONZA Studio

[yoo-kuh hahn-zuh]

Jukka Honza Studio, founded in early 2019 by artist/writer John Jack Cantey, is a small business based in downtown Fort Wayne that specializes in a wide range of handmade art objects, including original prints and collages, cards, books, magnets, and more.


 

Fred Inman

I was born in 1955 and grew up in Huntertown, IN. I went to Huntertown Elementary & Carroll High School. I helped farmers around the area bale hay. I worked for Phelps Dodge for 37 years & am still working for Rae Magnet Wire. 

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Rhonda Inman

I was born in 1961, grew up in Huntertown and went to Huntertown & Perry Elementary, then Carroll High School. I've worked for Fort Wayne Newspapers for 34 years (+). 

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Ben Keffer

"When I was 5 years old I started watching a show called McGee & Me. In the show a boy draws a cartoon character named McGee which comes to life and teaches him valuable life lessons. I immediately started drawing in hopes that my drawings would come to life as well. Unfortunately none of my work has ever come to life but I have never stopped pursuing art. 

In 2015 I started Wandering Press as a means to provide people with an affordable way to acquire and enjoy hand made artwork and as a means to give back. I also knew I wanted to give back with my work which is why Wandering Press is committed to donated $1 from every item sold to providing clean drinking water for people in The Central African Republic through Water For Good."




Scott Kilmer

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating art. From my earliest memories of drawing childish images to every high school art class and eventually earning a BFA from Ball State University and 35 years of teaching art, my passion has never waned. As with most children drawing was my forte until college when I was introduced to a variety of art forms and I have taught almost every traditional art form there is, but 12 years into my teaching career things changed.

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Ronia Marie Krieg

Ronia Marie loves art. She expresses her love of natural materials and color in practical ways. She makes wearable and usable art. She pours her soul into everything she creates. Her jewelry designs are fun and rich, while her Shibori-dyed scarves are intricate and intriguing. She works from her 100 year old farmstead that she shares with her husband, seven sheep, one goat, two alpaca, a dozen chickens and one very lovable dog.



 

Alan Larkin

Alan Larkin received his BA in art from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota in 1975 and his MFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University in 1977.  Though recently retired, he taught drawing and printmaking for almost forty years at Indiana University South Bend.  He has won many prizes in regional, national and international competitions for his artwork, including the prestigious Founder's Award in the 2016 Pastel 100 Competition sponsored by the Pastel Journal and the Best of Show Award at the 75th and 91st Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition in Indianapolis.  His works are in numerous private collections including the corporate collections of Pillsbury, NIPSCO, and Lincoln Life Insurance Companies. His work may be seen on the web at www.alanlarkin.net.


 

Rick Lieder

Painter and photographer Rick Lieder's art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series and Newberry Award-winning books for children. 

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Jan McCune

Indiana

"Creating a pendant engages not only my hands but my mind as I problem solve design and construction issues.  I love everything about creating pendants: from the initial design work, through the multitude of production steps, to the final polishing of the metal."

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John Mishler

Nationally renowned art sculptor John Mishler specializes in the use of the common metals including aluminum, copper, steel and stainless steel to create both abstract and symbolic works of art.

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Duly Mitchell

Crystalline Porcelain You'll have to brush up on your physics and chemistry to fully understand the process by which Duly Mitchell creates his crystalline porcelain. But you only have to love classical refinement and perfection to appreciate his handsome vases and jars individualized by shimmering crystal wafers floating on translucent surfaces. 

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Karen Moriarty

Karen Moriarty's award-winning paintings are represented in galleries, group and solo shows, residential, medical and corporate collections throughout the country. Her large oils have dominated her last few years of work and recently she began working on metals. She maintains a studio in downtown Fort Wayne.

Classically trained, Moriarty majoring in painting at the Fort Wayne Art Institute before living in San Francisco for several years. Returning to Indiana, she worked in contract interior design, illustration and graphic arts and later studied at Indiana University with esteemed painters Audrey Ushenko and John Hrehov, before starting her painting practice.




Sara Nordling

Sara Nordling has been involved in fiber art in many forms for most of her life; weaving however, didn’t enter her life until she was an adult and she was hooked immediately.  What began as a hobby turned into a passion and a return to school for a B.F.A. and then an M.F.A. in studio art/textiles.  Sara enjoys the technical side of weaving as well as the color, textures and rhythms weaving provides. 

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Process gives a work its form. For my work as a textile artist and weaver, it involves dyeing the yarns, threading them individually on a loom and weaving them into cloth.  Once an idea for a work is envisioned, the process of making it can begin.  Yarns are weighed, measured and often dyed.  I don’t often use commercially dyed yarns because they are seldom available in the colors or effects I am after in my finished work.  This process alone will take several days to complete.  After all yarns are dyed, they are wound and threaded on to the loom.  Each thread at this point is handed individually so that it will weave the sort of fabric I intend.  Setting up the loom may take a day or more, depending on the quantity of the threads and the complexity of the structure.  Finally weaving can commence.  Weaving can go relatively quickly or quite slowing.  Weaving a work with pleats can progress at the rate of one to two inches an hour at the slow end of the spectrum. After a weaving is completed it is washed, the edges and finishing work are completed and it ready for display or use.

How does this process affect the overall look and why would you need to know it?  I strive to make works that are attractive whether you know what is involved in the making of them or not. I use color, textures, and lines to enhance my compositions. However, there is a calmness and meditative quality to many of my works and I believe this is evidence of the process by which they are made.  I really cannot rush any part of the process; it takes thoughtfulness and time.  If my mind is distracted, mistakes are made, colors come out wrong, threads get tangled, mistakes happen in the weave that can compromise the integrity of the cloth. It is the weaving process that I enjoy, combined with my desire to create art that is intriguing and enjoyable at many levels.


 

Eran Park

Eran Park is the owner of the Glass Park in Fort Wayne, IN. He has been blowing glass since 1999. Eran has spent time learning and working with glass in Grants Pass, Oregon. With about 16 years of experience, Eran now owns his own studio where he creates ornamental glass, and teaches others to do it, too.


 

Matthew J. Paskiet

I see the artist as creator. We take raw material and transform it into objects that hold aesthetic significance, creating beauty from virtually nothing. Despite my critical eye, a sense of wonder emerges every time I cast my first gaze upon a finished piece. The object I hold in my hand today was nothing more than an idea and a pool of molten liquid yesterday.

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Joe Pelka

Handmade Ceramic Art Handmade ceramic art with an emphasis on form, design and color can best describe Pelka Ceramics, a husband and wife team. I, Joseph, am the sole designer and creator of the ceramic art while Kathleen manages the business. 

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Stephen Perfect

Stephen Michael Perfect is a photographic educator and studio owner whose teaching, lecturing and workshop experiences are varied and extensive, spanning a period of four decades. 

During his photographic career, Stephen's work has been widely exhibited for many years throughout the United States and abroad. His images are as varied as the techniques available to him, ranging from carbros, photographic intaglio embossings and small intimate landscapes printed on hand-sensitized watercolor paper to bold non-objective color abstracts and digital. 




Joel Pisowicz

I make functional pottery. While my approach to ceramics is naturally rooted in utility, some elements of my work do stray from the basic definition of utilitarian. The pots I make are typically meant for use on a regular basis and I strive for my work to have a healthy balance between aesthetic and utility.

At this point in life, I am not making any huge claims through my pottery. I am focused on producing well-made and informed pots.  I intend my pottery to reach and be appreciated by a wide audience, while also appealing specifically to an informed audience.

 My forms draw inspiration from objects, structures and pottery that I find interesting and exciting.  Industrial forms, various types of architecture, hardware, contemporary ceramics and historical pottery inform my studio practice. My goal is not to let a single one of these influences dominate my aesthetic, but to have a blend of elements that communicates a familiar yet elusive feeling to the viewer.




Terry Pulley

Pulley’s career as a contemporary Hoosier Impressionist has made him a prolific creator of dynamically layered still lifes and landscapes inspired by the beauty of Northern Indiana. He has said that color, rhythimic patterns of light and shade fill his canvases. Not to be chained by the restrictions of realism, his focus has been more on his inward expression of a subject than trying to capture its exact representation.

With his new series of abstract paintings, Pulley continues to harness the power of showing us this unique inner world that yearns to express the essence of things. With acrylics his medium of choice, this material is well suited to his style of rapid execution and penchant for bold, vibrant colors.


 

Audrey Riley

I am interested in the concepts of chaos and order. Therefore, I find myself intrigued by the ways in which we humans try to order the chaos of our world through the use of language or numerals. I believe our desire to name and number everything stems from the need to feel that we are in control of our world, albeit illusory.

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Ed Roberts

Even at a young age I have always been intrigued with the smallest of details and textures in glass, chrome and liquid. I have always studied the abstract shapes and colors that define rooms and objects collaged together which revealed my inspiration to paint photorealism. 

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Justin Rothshank


I use an electric potter's wheel set upon a stand so that I can throw each of my ceramic pieces from a standing position. The handles on my mugs and pitchers are pulled by hand. My plates and bowls are trimmed by hand.


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Britt Schmiesing

I started drawing when I was 9. I shifted to knitting, sewing, stitching and crafting after my kids were born and my attention span shortened.

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Peggy Schuning

As a mixed media and mosaic artist, I enjoy uncovering a masterpiece in the broken, discarded, or unused pieces of daily life. My artwork is inspired by the hidden or modest splendor of the earth around me. Using slate, marble, stone, stained glass, ceramic tile, smalti, and other repurposed and found objects, I focus on the beauty of the element itself. I then strive to highlight its color, design, or other understated detail with relevant pieces. In my realistic work, the same materials can be used to produce a convincing representational piece.

Currently, I am captivated by the natural and subtle allure of slate, stone, and marble. It is quite breathtaking to discover and build a relationship with a piece and call attention to the textures and movement that can be observed. Much of my art is created out of assorted sizes of slate and marble previously utilized as roofing or flooring.


 

Steven & Susan Shaikh

Our work is a representation of east meets west in concept. Coming from an Indian tradition of gemstone jewelry, we use architecture, art and cultures for inspiration. Our patron and the love we get are our driving force for our jewelry designs. 


 

Steve Smith

Steve Smith produces functional, decorative and sculptural works in clay, steel and stone. A graduate of Bluffton College with Masters Degrees from Bowling Green State University, he has taught at Defiance College since 1980.

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Carol Spaid

Carol Spaid began sewing as a child, first learning to quilt and then making clothing in her local 4-H program. As an adult, she continued to sew clothing for herself and her children and make crafts for gift giving.

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Marcia Steere

I think of myself, not as a poet or artist, but as one who responds to the beauty of color, and uses it to express feelings of love and loss. 

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Bill Steffen

Bill Steffen grew up in Indiana his entire life. His first experience with wood working was in high school.

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Ralph Stuckman

Ralph Stuckman was born on a farm near Bucyrus, Ohio. He has been highly influenced in the ceramic arts due to these early experiences with nature.

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Paul Siefert & Lisa Vetter

The Art Farm is the home and studio of the husband/wife creative team of Lisa Vetter & Paul Siefert.  They are best known for their found object functional art and jewelry.  Their philosophy that life is art translates in the mixed media assemblages and jewelry  they create for both love and money.  They have spent much of the last 9 years restoring their 1860 farmhouse and studio building.

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Vivasmith

Vivasmith stands for the last names of its founders Deborah Vivas and Melissa Smith. It means forgers of life – adequate for the couple, as one carves her way with metals, while the other facets her way with gemstones.

Deborah is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in architecture. She approaches her designs through order, color and form. Her current work displays a combination of metals, which she fuses like a painter mixes colors on a palette. Mild steel is her canvas, which gives each piece structure and definition. Fine gold, fine silver with hints of copper are her color choices.

Melissa is passionate about gemstones and approaches her faceting by bringing out the natural beauty of each stone. In some cases she showcases the gems inclusions, which she believes adds beauty and character to the design.

Both Deborah and Melissa are dedicated to sustainability in their studio and believe that playful and interesting jewelry does not need to sacrifice elegance or ethics. Each piece can reflect a commitment to finding balance with the environment that provides our resources.


 

Mary Pat Wallen

I believe, with in us all, there lies a strength that helps us to remain whole, intact and above all balanced. My wall pieces and sculptures are influenced by my own reflection of human struggles and the need to achieve balance. By stretching the legs and body, my figures depict the great lengths humans can be "stretched" yet still maintain the power to overcome the odds and achieve the near impossible. 

The birds are present to sing a song of encouragement. Like the birds, we too can rise above our frail appearance, draw strengths from within and remain perfectly balanced in mid air.


 

Deb Washler

I am a Midwest fiber artist. I have had a longtime love of fabric and thread. Drawings and images are created in a well worn orange sketchbook and a few others. My daughters have added their touch to a few of those sketches. The drawings are then created in thread which are displayed here. Portraits have been another exploration in thread.  A few of those works can be seen. Enjoy!




Avon Waters

I work in the tonalist tradition using oils, acrylic, and pastel. My work, mostly landscape, focuses on painting the atmosphere and air around the objects rather than the objects themselves. Trees, fence lines, and other land features --manmade or natural-- become supporting characters or props in an effort to capture the mode of a particular time of day or night. By use of luscious colors and pearly greys, I seek to interpret nature into worlds others want to step into or inhabit. 

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Ted Weimerskirch





 

James Williams

Jim Williams was raised in Western Massachusetts, and, after receiving his A.S. degree in Nursing from Springfield College, he moved to New York City in 1984.

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Jim Wolnosky

I have been a professional artist for about 40 years, working almost exclusively in wood, creating fine art furniture, sculptures and mobiles. This stainless steel is new for me and gives me the opportunity to create objects that can be used inside as well as outdoors. Serendipity played a large role in this whole journey with stainless steel: I was browsing through a metal recycling center one day and found a roll of stainless steel ribbon. I instantly knew where I wanted to begin and had confidence I would end up some place interesting. These mobiles and stabiles are where this journey has brought me so far.

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Norman Ziolkowski

I first took an interest in making wood art nearly thirty years ago. I was employed as a wood pattern maker, a trade requiring skills now antiquated by CNC machining. (A wood pattern maker would fabricate precise, three-dimensional forms specified on engineering drawings). The distinct nature of my work at the time pointed me down a creative path.

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Diane Groenert paintings of Fort Wayne Landmarks. 
















Individual notecards - $3.50 - Large individual notecards (5”x7”)- $5.00

8”x10” Giclee- $40.00 - 11”x14” Giclee - $60.00 - 20x24” Giclee- $150.00


Pop-Up Cards



UFO Greeting Card $8.99

A card worthy of your most stellar friend! A UFO covered in glowing symbols beams down a sublime sentiment and  leaves behind crop circles shrouded in mystery. Featuring holographic blue foil, blue acetate, and neon green envelope.

Front Greeting: greetings earthling

Inside Greeting: you are out of this world



Hooray Greeting Card $8.99

Brightly colored balloons drift upward as the card opens. Featuring gold sparkly holographic foil, string, and white envelope with confetti printed flap.

Front Greeting: hooray

Inside Greeting: Blank



Beautiful Butterflies Boxed Greeting Cards $19.95

Paper-engineered greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up and Blue Envelope

Front Copy: Blank

Inside Copy: Blank

Size: 6.25”x4.5”



Cactus Greeting Card $8.99
Our punniest card yet, Send this pop-up to your prickliest friend and brighten their day with a hot pink bloom. Featuring unique card format, gold foil, and kraft paper envelope.
Front Greeting: blank
Inside Greeting: you’re sharp


Pop-Up Cake Boxed Greeting Cards $19.95
Paper-engineered greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up and Purple Envelope
Front Copy: Blank
Inside Copy: Blank
Size: 4.5”x6.25”



Camel Greeting Card $8.99

A tethered camel is loaded with birthday gifts. Featuring string with tassel and printed envelope.

Front Greeting: happy birthday

Inside Greeting: none

  


Camping Greeting Card $8.99
A richly foiled camper is parked in the wilderness. Featuring silver foil and craft envelope.
Front Greeting: to the happy camper
Inside Greeting: adventure awaits



Champange Toast Greeting Card $8.99
Two glasses of champagne clink together, flanked by foliage. Featuring champagne gold foil and white pearlescent envelope.
Front Greeting: this calls for a toast
Inside Greeting: cheers!



Gingham Cupcake Boxed Greeting Cards $19.95
Paper engineered greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up and Yellow Envelope
Front Copy: Blank
Inside Copy: Blank
Size: 4.5”x6.25”


Dandelion Wishes Boxed Greeting Cards $24.95
Paper-engineered greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up, Laser-Cutting and Green Envelope
Font Copy: Blank
Inside Copy: make a wish!
Size: 4.5”x6.25”



Wingtips Greeting Card $8.99
A pair of laced-up brogues sport a hidden message on the inner soles. Featuring copper foil, string, and a matching printed envelope.
Front Greeting: you’re so dapper
Inside Greeting: oh snap!



Seed Packet Greeting Card $8.99
Vintage seed packet-inspired gouache flowers unfolds as the card opens. Featuring rose gold foil and a texture seed paper envelope.
Front Greeting: Hope your day blooms
Inside Greeting: Blank



Go Wild Greeting Card $8.99
A flock of neon flamingos dance and preen. Bright pops of orange-pink add festivity and weight to the wispy birds. Fearturing neon pink ink and neon pink envelope.
Front Greeting: blank
Inside Greeting; go wild.



Floral Envelope Greeting Card $4.99
A laser-cut envelope conatining a floral pop-up is nestled within a mailable envelope. Featuring gold foil and hidden message envelope.
Envelope Greeting: enjoy the little things
Inside Greeting: for you.



Fortune Cookie Greeting Card $8.99
A gilded cookie on a painted plate pops up to reveal a fortune of your choosing. Featuring gold foil, message tags, and a delft blue envelope.
Front Greeting: your fortune awaits
Inside Greeting: choose your fortune
Message Tags: best wishes, happy birthday, you’re a tough cookie, you crack me up, make your own luck, and one blank tag



Greenhouse Greeting Card $8.99
Laser-cut leaves throve within a delicate greenhouse. Featuring gold foil, laser-cutting, and a white vellum envelope.
Front Greeting: blank
Inside Greeting: make today lovely.



Matchbook Greeting Card $4.99
Lift the flap to find rows of rainbow matches. Featuring red envelope with matches printed flap and holographic foil.
Front Greeting: you two are a
Inside Greeting: perfect match



Birthday Typography Greeting Card $8.99
Get into the birthday spirit with this hanging pinata paired with laser-cut lettering. Featuring rose gold foil and pink envelope with confetti print.
Front Greeting: hope your day is a hit
Inside Greeting: happy birthday



Blooming Poppies Boxed Greeting Cards $21.95
Paper-engineered boxed greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up and Green Envelope
Front Copy: Blank
Inside Copy: Blank
Size: 4.5”x6.25”



Rainbow Greeting Card $8.99
Send this simple and sweet pop-up to brighten someone’s day. Featuring pealescent holographic foil and a neon pink envelope.
Front Greeting: you make my day more colorful

Inside Greeting: everday


 

Rainbow Sky Boxed Greeting Cards $19.95
Paper-engineered greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up and Yellow Envelope
Front Copy: Blank
Inside: Blank
Size: 6.25”x4.5”



Sky Love You  Boxed Greeting Cards
Paper-engineered greeting card. Comes in a box of 6 cards. Features: Pop-Up and Red Envelope
Front Copy: Blank
Inside Copy: Blank
Size: 6.25”x4.5”


Stay Rad Greeting Card $8.99
Send this retro reminder for a smattering of occasions. With bright flashes of holographic foil and triple neon pantones, this card will surely stand out. Featung silver holographic foil, three pantone inks, and a neon purple envelope.
Front Greeting: stay rad
Inside Greeting: stay rad



Sunny Side Up Greeting Card $4.99

A dimensional honeycomb yolk pops up from the egg. Featuring toast printed envelope, yellow honeycomb paper, and embossing.

Front Greeting: you make my day sunny side up

Inside Greeting: none



Terrarium Greeting Card $8.99
A modern terrarium houses a variety of tropical foliage. Featuring gold foil and a kraft envelope.
Front Greeting: Blank
Inside Greeting: Blank



Venus Fly Trap Greeting Card $8.99
Not just your average houseplant-intricate leaves reach upward from a terra cotta pot. Featuring lilac foil and light green envelope.
Front Greeting: you’re so sweet
Inside Greeting: I could just eat you up

Paradigm Photo Gallery



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311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
P: (260) 422-6467
F: (260) 422-1374