2020 Festival Hours
Saturday, September 5
10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 6
10am – 5pm
Artist Appreciation Breakfast,
Sunday from TBA
corner of 4th & Grant St
Paul Eshelman’s developing artistic interests were directed along practical lines as he grew up in Iowa. Simple utilitarian objects guided him aesthetically. Eshelman received a B.A. in art from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and an M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode
Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Since 1988 Paul, and his wife Laurel, have
been living and making pottery in Elizabeth, a small farming community in northwestern Illinois. They have three children who all worked in the pottery during their years at home.
BRUCE PEESO graduates from Ohio University in 1973 with a BFA in painting, and has been exhibiting professionally in art festivals for 44 years. As a landscape painter, he has received over 350 awards, highlighted by a Best-In-Show at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in 1996. His work has been featured in “Artists’ Magazine” and “Watercolor Magic” magazine.
I am a contemporary jewelry artist born in Hamburg Germany that uses traditional metalsmithing techniques as well as modern technologies to create edgy, one of a kind designs. Shapes and textures I find in nature are a constant source of stimulation for my designs.
Robin L. Washburn
Robin L. Washburn is a metal artist whose designs are influenced by nature, architecture and science and are derived from his desire to experiment with geometric shapes, texture and color. His highly individual patina work on copper and brass has earned him numerous awards including Best of Metal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Fine Craft Show, Des Moines Art Fair and Art on the Square, Belleville, IL
Day of Show Judges-2020
4th Street partners with several hotels to reserve rooms for artists.