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Art Farm's Holiday Studio Show features works for sale from 11 local, regional artists

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What: Holiday Studio Show
When: Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through Dec. 29
Where: The Art Farm, 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville
•From Indiana 37: Travel east toward Harlan, turn left at Cuba Road (flashing light) and follow the road, which will turn right at the river and become Davis then curve right again at the county line to become North County Line Road. The Art Farm will be on the right.
•From Indiana 1: Travel north through Leo-Cedarville toward Spencerville, turn right at County Road 68 and go east over the bridge over the river. Turn at the first right, County Road 57 (Chaney Road), follow it through the woods, to the first road to the right, North County Line Road East. Turn right and the Art Farm will be just ahead on the left.
Cost: Free admission

The items represent a variety of art media

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 7:41 am

Having trouble finding that perfect gift for an art lover? Look no further than the Art Farm.

Now in its fourth year at its present location in Spencerville, Paul Siefert and Lisa Vetter open their studio every December to host their annual Holiday Studio Show.

The show, which ends Dec. 29, features different media from 11 local and regional artists, according to Vetter.

She and her husband bought the 150-year-old farm 10 years ago with the intention of holding this annual event.

Aside from this art show, the Art Farm is open to the public only during the Spring Studio Tour, an annual one-day art event in which area artists open their studios for visits by the general public.

Siefert and Vetter display and sell functional art made out of recycled materials.

“The holiday show creates a space to sell,” Vetter said. “I am really creating a gift gallery.”

Artists featured in this year's show include Susan Kline's prints, Doug Spalding's ceramics, Kristy Jo Beber's ceramics, James Blanchard's semi-precious stone jewelry, John Boyett's colorful blown glass, Cherie Haney's metalworks, Keepsake Threads' fiber pieces, Rachelle Davis' Jewelry, and Sierra Cole's hand-felted hats, bags and recycled fabric scarves.

“I strive to bring in artists that have not shown in this area,” Vetter said.

The holiday show began when Siefert and Vetter lived in Fort Wayne's Lakeside neighborhood and opened their studio for one weekend.

“It was so much work for just one weekend,” she said. They then decided to move and to expand the show.

“We knew where we landed, we'd do it for the month,” she said.

The pop-up gallery features artwork ranging in price from $5 to $575.

“It (the holiday show) has really grown,” she said. “People came out who have never been before, leave and come back.”