Saturday, July 30, 2011

Artist Feature: Kathie Duguid

Kathie Duguid creates art with a technique called quilling.  She uses small coils of paper to make a variety of things including decorations, flowers, and jewelry.  Kathie learned how to quill from her mother about 35 years ago.  She has a bedroom in her home where she creates artwork, but often ends up doing projects at her kitchen table.  Her husband is a great support to her business; he will tell others he just drives the truck, but but he also makes Kathie's displays, creates special things she needs to complete a project (like a basketball net for a quilled Jayhawk), and helps at all of her shows.

Kathie has participated in the Bizarre Bazaar for the last three years and loves to take custom orders.  Her work can be found online on Facebook and Etsy.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Artist Feature: Rachelle Pulkkila

Rachelle Pulkkila creates amazing jewelry with sterling silver, 14k gold, and sterling plated copper.  She has always been intrigued by art and started working with metal four years ago when she took a class at City Arts in Wichita.

Rachelle works from her home studio in an old house she shares with a husband and two dogs and loves custom orders; she has done wedding rings, custom bracelets, personalized items (think "dog tags for people").

This will be Rachelle's first year participating in the BizBaz and you can find more of her inspiring work online on Facebook and in her Etsy shop.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Artist Feature: Hally Crangle

Hally Crangle is an artist with a focus on photography, creating thought provoking images by manipulating food.  She enjoys thinking about the food we eat and the relationship we have with it. She explains that while it's vital to our existence and something we interact with multiple times a day, we seem to have become very disconnected from it. The food landscape is constantly changing and she wants to be able to help others become more interested in the matter. 

Hally has loved photography since childhood.  It helps her remember things and to show others what she has seen.  She doesn't work from a studio; she takes her camera with her everywhere she goes and seizes opportunities for photos as they arise.

Hally has been involved with the Bizarre Bazaar for two years and graduated last spring from KU with a BA in Design/Photo Media.  More of her work can be found on her website:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Artist Feature:Jane Getto

 Jane Getto

Jane creates decorative chicken feet.  She has laying hens for pets and noticed how gracefully they walked and how deliberate their foot placement was. It reminded her of wealthy women showing off their diamond rings.

She has a friend who processes his chickens for food and she started experimenting with dehydrating chicken feet she got from him and decorating them for Christmas ornaments. It's a very time consuming process, but each piece is a unique creation with an obvious attention to detail.  She does her artwork in the evenings throughout the year from her home.

Jane has been a participating artist of the BizBaz for six years and has done some custom orders.  She can be contacted via email at

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Getting started

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First up: a bit of history about the show!

The Bizarre Bazaar began about 25 years ago by a handful of artists with a vision of a show to celebrate unique art with a sense of community. 

Today, the BizBaz consists of over 130 artists but the vision remains the same.  Many of the Founding Mothers are still involved and it's a show put on completely by the artists; all participants serve on committees to support advertising, decorating, set up, and more.

Held annually the weekend after Thanksgiving in Lawrence Kansas--come see what this year's BizBaz will bring!