From February 9th through February 28th at Krab Jab Studio in Seattle, a show curated by local artist Julie Baroh will highlight some of the worlds best and brightest fantasy artists at “FAERIE,” a contemporary fairy art group show. Show participants include luminaries like Amy Brown, Brian and Wendy Froud, Toby Froud, and Todd Lockwoodalong with several local rising artists and illustrators who are carrying the tradition forward.
On Saturday, February 23rd, FaerieCon West will host a special panel discussion featuring several artists from FAERIE, including Echo Chernik, Heather Hudson, Tara Larsen Chang, Emily Fiegenschuh, and Todd Lockwood. You’ll get a chance to hear about their artistic process, what has drawn them to working with fantasy images, and what their inspirations for this journey have been.
Attendees to FaerieCon West will also have the opportunity to meet and see presentations from Fae and fantasy artists like BROM, Amy Brown, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, and more. This year’s show will have a special emphasis on the visual arts with panels that highlight artist’s lives, and how they have built careers from their creation of sublime, haunting, and beautiful imagery.
So check out FAERIE at Krab Jab Studio, then head to FaerieCon West to meet and interact with the artists who made the show possible.
Artist and designer Stephanie Lostimolo, whose art and creations expose the numinous reality of a world we only think we understand, returns once again to FaerieCon West to share her illustrations and creations with us.
“I suppose I’ve always been a “creator.” I think we all are, but most people are forced to (or choose to) abandon their creativity in order to “fit in” or “get a real job.” Sometimes I make books, other times I build worlds, still other times I fashion things out of horns, bones, and some modern materials like resin and polymer clay.”
In addition to her own unique work, Stephanie has also worked as a graphic designer for many book projects, websites, and special events. This includes working with artists and writers such as Brian & Wendy Froud, Kinuko Craft, Ari Berk,Diana S. Zimmerman, Qntal, and J. Corsentino. She has also worked for folks like George Lucas (Stars Wars Episode III), Daniel Flannery, Iain McCaig, and currently,Michael Curry.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has been painting fantastic otherworlds from early childhood, though her art career did not begin until 1998 when she graduated from a program of Computer Science. After three years of programming for a software company by day and rushing home to paint into the midnight hours, she left the world of typed logic and numbers, for painted worlds of dreams and the fae.
Her illustrations have been for various game and publishing clients, including Wizards of the Coast, HarperCollins, LUNA Books, Tachyon Books, Alderac Entertainment, and Green Ronin. She has authored and illustrated Dreamscapes (2008, North Light Books), Dreamscapes: Myth & Magic (2010, North Light Books), and Dreamscapes: Magical Menagerie (2012, North Light Books), a series on watercolor technique for fantasy. She is the author and illustrator of best-selling tarot deck, the Shadowscapes Tarot (2009, Llewellyn Worldwide). Her work also regularly appears in Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
There exists today a tremendous interest in the ancient and mysterious Celtic and Wiccan cultures. Artist Maxine Miller has devoted her artistic life to celebrating and illuminating these traditions in sterling silver jewelry, statuary, printed apparel, art prints, wooden gift boxes- even a ouija board, “Jeux Des Spiritueux.” Her work is rich with exquisite detail and symbolism that brings these iconic images to life.
Maxine Miller’s illustrious career includes making props for a Paul McCartney tour, costume illustration for two Batman movies, two Disney movies, prop illustration for the movie “Constantine,” and creating props for the television show “Angel.” Maxine will be vending at FaerieCon West, and will be featured in programming panels and presentations.