SAAC Artist Store
In Spring 2022, SAAC was approved to receive our first national grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As part of this American Rescue Plan grant, SAAC was able to finally secure a larger office space and facility. As of July 2022, we have officially moved in!
With a greater Main Street presence, we'd like to share this opportunity with artists in town who would like to sell their unique artwork in our space. Our space is limited to 6 artisans at a time, so reserve your spot today!
The SAAC Artist Store will be open during SAAC business hours (Monday-Friday, 10 am - 2 pm, excluding Holidays). SAAC handles all sales, taxes, and payments to artists. Specific rules and information can be found below.
Meet Our Artists
Bonnie Brumley is a Mississippi native and ceramic artist. Over the years, she was introduced to clay through hand-building classes in the summers at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in her hometown of Laurel, MS. It wasn’t until her time at Mississippi State University that she was able to explore the medium in more depth. After joining the art department at MSU in 2013, she began to fall in love with clay. Bonnie graduated from MSU in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, an emphasis in ceramics. She has participated in many arts festivals since 2018 including the Cotton District Arts Festival for many years, winning Best in Category in 2021; Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford; and Gum Tree Art and Wine Festival in Tupelo, where she received the Best in Category award in 2022.
Her work is inspired by nature, textures from found objects, and simple forms with delicate details. From the start, the connection between the ceramic medium and the elements of nature intrigued her deeply. Earth, water, air, and fire are all key components in the process of taking a piece from beginning to end, from the wet clay to the final firing. She loves the thought of her functional pieces becoming a part of someone's daily life. The little rituals we do every day, like having our morning coffee, can become more enjoyable or meaningful when we pair them with handmade items. Her work has fluctuated between sculptural and functional over the years. Lately, she has been more dedicated to developing functional pieces. The pieces explore the joy of simplicity, clean lines, and comfortability for the user. She plays with textures, through stamping, carving, or slip, causing the viewer to want to feel the item and move it around in their hands. Whether it’s a repeating pattern over a simple form or clay left bare to feel like stone, she wants the pieces to feel interesting to the touch. Always learning, her work is evolving and continuing to settle into her own style.
Laurie Burton is a local artist working in multiple media, her artwork includes sculpting with mixed media and found objects, landscape and surreal painting, and occasional furniture making. With a business degree and minor in art from MSU, she is largely self-taught, and finds that she enjoys the challenges of working with different mediums and exploring new concepts and ideas. Laurie has participated in many local and statewide shows, she is a former SAAC President and board member, a co-founder of the SAAC’s annual Art in the Park event for children, and a strong advocate for the arts. Laurie retired from her corporate position as Costing Manager for Garan Manufacturing in 2021 and now devotes herself fully to art and living the life of a creative person. Find Laurie on social media to learn more.
Brittany is freely passionate artist who indulges in various means of artistic self expression. Her art is a subject of her life experiences and active imagination, transformed to a canvas or shaped into jewelry, clothing and other items.
My featured work is created digitally and printed. I enjoy creating digital art because it means that I can travel easily with my canvas and mediums.
Stickers: a fun way to share my inspiration and can be shared and taken anywhere. They are created in the Affinity Designer and Procreate apps and printed onto glossy or matte sticker paper.
Digital art prints: art prints are minimalistic, yet expressive and use digital brushes and effects to give the illusion of a realistic painting. Digital art may also feature hand drawn vector shapes.
I am a college student who is pre vet and is saving up for vet school. I found a love for making resin jewelry and crafts.
I make bulldog earrings as well as lots of other shape like cowboy hats, holidays, and cow heads. I also make hair clips, necklaces, bookmarks, and jewelry dishes.
Jeanette signs her work as JNet Jarmon. She paints from realism to non-objective abstract depending on what she is painting. Her work includes originals and prints, portraits of people, houses and pets, landscapes and seascapes from home and abroad. She also paints murals. She has received city, state and national grants and taught public and private schools and colleges. She earned a master’s degree in Ed./Art and is a retired National Board Certified Teacher. Some of her most interesting work was being Artist in Residence for a federal prison (federal grant through MS Museum if Art, the California Arts Council, the William James Association along with the Federal Justice Department) and teaching art through the Rehabilitation Department of MS State Hospital, Whitfield, MS. She also taught Art for Wayland Baptist University at their Kenya campus. She kayaks in MS and Tennessee regularly and paints from those experiences. Costa Rica was a painting destination with a group of 10 other artists. Paris,France offered a great opportunity to see many world renowned pieces. Jeanette likes to center more on Beauty and nature but sometimes expresses through Protest Art. She has had her company Art by JNet since 1991 when she produced THE CREATIVE CHILD video series in conjunction with the MS Department of Human Services, MS ETV, which won an international award ( federal grant)
I will offer some of my originals and prints of my originals. The originals are mostly painted in acrylics but I may offer some oils. Right now I have nature-themed art and some non-objective pieces.
SAMUEL LAWSON JR.
Samuel Lawson Jr is a local artist in Starkville MS. Originally from Greenville MS Mr Lawson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from Mississippi State University. He has been an active artist as well as serving on Boards including Board of directors for Starkville Area Arts Council and the Magnolia Film Festival, as well as serving on the Arts in Public Places Committee. Lawson lives and works in Starkville, MS
Using watercolor as her form of expression, Shelby creates colorful pieces of landmarks, landscapes, pets, and people. Using exaggerated color, she hopes to connect people in the ordinary life moments to the sacred.
Shelby is a native of Laurel, Mississippi and now calls Starkville home.
I used watercolor to capture ordinary scenes in a very colorful way. I’ve attached five paintings. Using exaggerated color, lighting, and shadows, I hope to bring beauty to ordinary scenes that people see mundanely.
Rules and Important Notes
PLEASE READ THOSE BEFORE APPLYING.
- All forms of work are eligible for acceptance, including but not limited to: Ceramics, Graphics, Jewelry, Literary Materials, Painting, Sculpture, and Traditional Crafts (including but not =limited to woodworking, candle-making, fiber arts, etc.)
- 1 shelf per artisan. Space is Limited to 6 artisans total. Shelf dimensions are H 21.5 in x W 57 in x D 26 in. Larger works may be accepted (Please notify SAAC). All works must be for sale. All works must be original by the artist contracted with SAAC.
- Artists will receive 60% commission of sales for works sold on their shelf. A 40% sales commission will be assessed against the retail price provided by the ARTIST. The ARTIST will be paid the gross, less commission and sales tax, on or about the 10th of the month following the month of sale.
- SAAC only provides space to the ARTIST. The ARTIST will need to supply any and all decorations, business cards, signage, etc. for their booth.
- Artists may change inventory at any time (by appointment with SAAC) to reflect new work, holidays, seasons, etc. Artist must provide SAAC with an updated Inventory Sheet upon any changes made to inventory.
- Space occupancy is first come first serve. Terms may be for 6 or 12 months, which may be reassessed at the end of the term.
- All accepted artists must follow our Community Engagement Policy (available on our website).
- A blank Letter of Agreement and Terms and Conditions can be found below.
If you have any questions or just feel like saying hello, feel free to stop by our downtown office during office hours, give us a call, or shoot us an email. We'd love to hear from you!
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