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Brazee Street Studios provides a community of working professional artists the space to create in an environment that encourages the exchange of creativity and support between artists, while serving as a venue to further professional development through opportunities for exposure, education, and networking. If you'd like to be a part of our community, please contact us.

Studio Spaces are available on a rolling basis. Contact us today (513-321-0206) to find out if there are currently openings or to be added to our Studio waiting list. Fill out our info form on our Contact page and indicate you'd like to be added to the list and notified of new studio openings.

OPEN STUDIO EVENTS From April—December, Brazee Street Studios is open to the public every 2nd Friday of the month! Join us to explore our 20+ studio spaces, enjoy new artwork from our diverse group of professional artists, live demos, drinks, food, and fun for all ages, 6-9pm, April - December.

 
2014 Open Studios Calendar:
April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
 

CURRENT BRAZEE STREET STUDIO ARTISTS

  Ainsley Kellar
Ainsley graduated from New York University in 1992. Following adventures acting in LA, she turned to a career producing TV commercials and Industrial videos in 1998 and opened her own company in 1999. Her company, ARK Productions, has been honored with 18 Telly Awards and 2 Aurora Awards. For more information go to ARKProductions.com. In 2009 she dove head first into still photography. Her work has been featured in 8 gallery exhibits and two of her photos won the Learning Through Art – 2010 Kroger Cincinnati Snaps competition. When she's not shooting artistic photos, she captures images for her clients to use on their websites including facility and staff pictures. In 2008 she began designing one-of-a-kind, genuine gemstone jewelry. A selection of her line can be found at Koop Diamond Cutters in Downtown Cincinnati and here in Barn Studio #1 by appointment. A video featuring her inventory can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV4CDGcx-Os. Ainsley also enjoys painting abstract art incorporating iridescent and gloss mediums that evoke emotion through rich colors, textures and composition. An online gallery of her captures, art and writing (including poems and short stories) can be found at Redbubble.com keywords Ainsley Kellar Creations or directly at http://www.redbubble.com/people/ainsleyrk. Email Ainsley  at ainsley@arkproductions.com or call 513.477.7735.
Location: Brazee Barn

Barbara Coe
I'm excited about becoming part of the Brazee. It's been a dream of mine to have a real studio ever since I first got to tour the Pendelton.  Sandy and I met at a Mosaic Class at the Art Academy some years ago and we've been getting together to mosaic and have enjoyed teaching classes together at Community Education programs. There's something about puzzling pieces together that is really relaxing and then when it's all grouted, the piece kind of morphs into something whole and new.
Location: First floor, main building

  Cathy Cebulski Sacco
Cathy Cebulski Sacco was born and raised in the New York metropolitan area, and moved to Cincinnati in 1990.  As a fine artist she works in oils and pastels to achieve luminosity in her work, and explores the metaphorical relationship between life and nature with writing.  Her landscape and still life paintings vary in explosions of color, as well as in more subtle color and charcoal renderings. Her work can be found in many private collections. She has exhibited regionally, and has participated in collections at The Christ Hospital, The Cinergy Foundation, The YWCA, The Alliance For Integrative Medicine, Women Writing For a Change and Brazee Studios.   She  has studied art at Villa Nova University, The Cincinnati Art Academy, and with several private teachers.   She holds a masters degree in Education from Xavier University, and a bachelor of arts in Communication and English, working both in journalism, and as a n Elementary Montessori teacher.  Part of her work is in teaching teachers how to integrate the arts of all forms into the classroom so that children will grow up using the arts as a language for expression in daily life and learning, and to tap their inner voice using the contemplative tool of the arts.  Inspired to be part of the creative, conscious community of artists at Brazee, she lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two daughters. Private viewings can be arranged by contacting the artist at cathysacco@gmail.com.
Location: Second floor, main building

 Eric Otto
At this point as an Artist I am an acrylic painter. I celebrate color. I have been painting for more than four decades. I do photography, too. The last fifteen years I have been focusing on writing fiction but I am returning to painting. eric.otto@outlook.com
Location: Second floor, main building

  Frank Satogata
Being of Japanese ancestry and raised in a Western culture, I am constantly searching for ways to integrate the best of both cultures into my personal identity as a painter. My search has focused on understanding the relationship between Zen Calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Frank Satogata now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where he worked as a graphic designer for more than 30 years. To contact Frank Satogata email: satogatadesign@gmail.com Location: Second floor, main building

 

  HaloMiner - Pam Fellerhoff & Nicole Reblando
Pam Fellerhoff and Nicole Reblando created HaloMiner to recycle items most people look past into unique, functional works of art.  They have worked synergistically over the last 3 years to combine their backgrounds in fine art, design, marketing, and retail into HaloMiner's unique brand of apparel and accessories. There work is sold in large independent retailers such as Joseph Beth and Whole Foods as well as many small boutiques and gallery shops. Pam and Nicole enjoy a strong connection to art in Cincinnati. They work collaboratively in school programs and teach workshops. www.halominer.com/workshops.html  They have created custom work for exhibitions in: ArtWorks, EcoSculpt and the Civic Garden Center and Gallery One One at Brazee.  www.halominer.comLocation: Second floor, main building

  Joyce Kaufman Bella Bella Mosaics
Joyce Kaufman is a mosaic artist and owner of Bella Bella Mosaics. Visit her website for more information at www.bellabellamosaics.com
Location: First floor, main building

Kate Kern
Kate Kern is a visual artist who makes drawings, artists’ books and installations. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she received a BFA from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio and an MFA in drawing from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Kern has been the recipient of grants from the City of Cincinnati, the Ohio Arts Council, Arts Midwest and Summerfair. She was a finalist in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s inaugural 4th Floor Biennial award for contemporary art.  Her work will be included in the exhibition in print, International Drawing Annual 6, published by Manifest Drawing and Research Center. Solo exhibitions include: Small World , Aisle Gallery, Cincinnati, OH ; Always and Everywhere, Springfield (Oh) Museum of art; Attract Year Round Beauty, Weston Art Gallery of the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. She is a visual artist in the Ohio Arts Council’s artist-in-residence program. Her work can be found in collections including: The Akron Art Museum, The Getty Research Institute, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Franklin Furnace /MOMA Artist Book Collection, MOMA library, and the Artists’ Book Collections of Carnegie Mellon University, University of Cincinnati, and Brown University. More info: www.katekern.com
Location: Brazee Barn

Mandi Wirtanen  Mandalynn Designs
As a child, jewelry making was a passion for Mandi. She grew up observing what was happening in fashion and being so inspired by the sparkles the celebrities wore on television and diamonds being their best friend, beads became hers. The love for beads and jewelry grew into a store called "A World of Beads" with her mother when she was 10 years old. She experimented with metals in high school and later started her own Jewelry line "Mandalynn Designs". She moved to California in 2007 to study extensively at The Revere Academy and The Gemological Institute of America.  She personally designs and constructs each piece of her jewelry. She admires the craftsmanship and elegant designs from the 1940’s, which inspire many creations. She collects and recycles vintage beads and findings and incorporates them into new designs with hand fabricated chains and pendants. Mandi, loving to be back in her home town of Cincinnati continues to use fashion trends, fashion history/predictions and consumer input to constantly keep her line fresh and exciting.
Location: Brazee Barn

 

Natalie Pegan
Born in Indiana to creative parents, artist Natalie PeGan has been painting since she could hold a brush.  Working mostly in oils, her current obsession is doing paintings of America's favorite cured meat, bacon.  She also enjoys creating landscapes from memory that are inspired by her annual trip out West where she works at an art camp for talented youth.  Since moving to Cincinnati 7 years ago,  her artistic pursuits have also included custom murals and handmade chalkboard menus and signage for area businesses.  See examples of her work at www.nataliepegan.blogspot.com
Location: 2nd Floor, main building

Rick Finn
My first print was created in 1977, and I am grateful to have learned from a Master Printer who taught, not only basic old-school skills, but also advance techniques such as making etching grounds from scratch and mixing my own inks. Within the last few years there has been a shift within the printmaking community towards safer, non-toxic methods. Even me, and old-school printer, has embraced this new world. My current etchings are created using the safer salt+copper sulfate solution. Most recently I’ve been making Moku Hanga woodcut prints. This Japanese technique involves using water based pigments, dampened paper, and a hand held baren instead of a printing press.
Location: First floor, main building

 

Robin Ewers  Dogwood Art Studio

Dogwood Art Studio is run by Cincinnati-based artist Robin Ewers. Robin primarily paints eyes and people, switching back and forth from watercolors to charcoals to oil paints. She also has completed a couple murals in the city, one at Coney Island Pool and another at Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria in Newport, KY. Robin is the artist of the Over-the-Swine Pig, sponsored by the Cincinnati Development Fund and co-artist of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Heritage Pig, which can be found in the Christian Moerlein Brewery in OTR. You can see Robin's work, here: www.rewersdesigns.comAt Dogwood Art Studio, Robin offers drawing and painting classes, one on one lessons for painting and drawing, wine and painting parties and offers classes so that Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops can earn their Artist Badges. For more information, you can visit www.dogwoodartstudio.com or email Robin at robin@dogwoodartstudio.com
Location: Second floor, main building

  Russ Schnurr
Russ Schnurr still has a day job, but after spending enough time on the left side of the brain he is gradually moving next door. Artist statement- If I stick around Mary King long enough, I just might learn how to paint.  In the meantime, I'm trying to keep my expression from flying onto her canvas.
Location: First floor, main building 

  Paper With A Past Sara Pearce
Sara Pearce is a paper hoarder (fallout from a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science?) focused on the early 20th and 19th centuries, with occasional detours into earlier times. Through her company, Paper With A Past, she creates collages, greeting cards and other paper products. These incorporate original antique and vintage papers from an ever-expanding collection, as well as imagery exclusive to her collection. She also recycles modern and contemporary papers, and found objects in mixed-media works of art. To reach Sara, e-mail paperwithapast@yahoo.com. To see more of her work, visit paperwithapast.com
Location: First floor, main building


Sandy Caruso
Sandy is a native of Pittsburgh and has a Bachelor or Fine Arts Degree from Wittenberg University. Intrigued by mosaics, she took a mosaics class in 2002 at the Cincinnati Art Academy. "My tile nippers and I have been inseparable ever since!", she says. Sandy has been teaching mosaic classes for the Art Academy Community Ed and will be offering them in her studio (with Barb Coe) at Brazee. Sandy uses damaged china and found objects to create a ceramic collage which she applies to bases such as tables, lamps, frames, etc. Fabric was her first love and says that making mosaics feels more like ceramic quilting. Contact Sandy at sandylou1031@gmail.com. To see more of her work, visit her facebook page, Sandy Caruso, Mosaic Artist.
Location: First Floor, main Building


  Sand Glass Studio Sandra Gross
Sand Glass Studio is a warm glass studio owned by artist Sandra Gross. Sand Glass Studio specializes in fused glass jewelry, dishes, coasters, custom tile and more. Sand Glass work is sold at the design shop at the Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, at MiCA contemporary craft, and has participated in Hyde Park Art Show for  years. Visit www.sandragross.net/sand for more info.
Location: First floor, main building

SHARP ART - Cathy Love, Paul Kidwel, David McFadden
We invite you to experience the art of stained glass. We have three artists in our studio, each with their own individual style. Sharp Art is available to accommodate your gift giving needs, decorative items for your home, special orders, classes and repairs. Visit Sharp Art Stained glass (facebook page) to view our "Happy Student Album", listing of upcoming shows, class schedule and much more. Let's Break Glass!

 Stacey Vallerie
Stacey Vallerie, originally from Connecticut, received a BFA in Painting from Maine College of Art in 2003. She also studied Fine Art and Art Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Primarily portrait artist,  Stacey, also works in mixed media typically of an environmentally conscious nature. Her work has been exhibited in various venues in the Midwest and the Northeast such as The Manifest Gallery, The Clifton Cultural Arts Center and Venue 222 in Cincinnati, Ohio; The Center for Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine; and The Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine. Stacey is a freelance scenic artist for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Rivercity Scenic, and The Carnegie Theater; and since 2004, Stacey has been the sole proprietor of a specialty painting company.
Location: First floor, main building

 Tim Lancaster
Painting and nature have always been precious sanctuary for me. From an early age, I turned to brushing paint and communing with nature for solace and spiritual nourishment.
My murals, faux, and canvas paintings are therefore benedictions,meditations, and reflections upon the spiritual essence of landscapes and natural materials.
My work is a success if the paint carries something of the peace, beauty, and grace of a sunset, a lake or a polished piece of sandstone. For more information, contact Tim at 859-466-5615. tlanca5880@aol.com
Location: First floor, main building