Vendors & Demos
Every year Seedtime on the Cumberland is a space for regional artists, crafters, makers, and vendors to showcase their talents and wares. From books to blacksmithing, this year will feature more than 20 of the regions finest and include a full day of live demonstrations on Saturday. Below is just an intro to some of the talent Seedtime will gather together this year.
EpiCentre Arts is a visual arts organization made up of artists, art instructors, students, and patrons of the arts within an approximate 100 mile radius of Whitesburg, Kentucky. Our function is multi-faceted- part artists’ support group, part cooperative, part community arts organization. As a support group we offer the opportunity for artists to gather for fellowship, support and encouragement. As a cooperative we share ideas and opportunities to generate income, share resources for learning and teaching, and help each other in practical ways such as ordering supplies in bulk, finding exhibition venues, and sharing in the work and expense of exhibiting our art. Our role as a community arts organization involves, among other things, arts advocacy, initiating art projects, and encouraging community participation in arts events such as exhibits, classes and workshops. We are a non-profit organization.
Items for sale: original paintings, prints, art, soap, totes, t-shirts by local artists
The Explore Kentucky Initiative
The Explore Kentucky Initiative works to promote (sustainable & inclusive) adventure in Kentucky’s outdoors through advocacy, professional services, and guided programs & events.
Items for sale: shirts, decals, information about where to adventure around Kentucky, & positive energy.
I learned the basics of woodturning by attending community classes at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts when I lived in Gatlinburg, TN. In 2013, over a decade later, I purchased a lathe and woodturning tools from a retiring woodturner. I turn Appalachian hardwood species: red maple, sugar maple, silver maple, cherry, ash, walnut, and several species of oak. I salvage logs from roadsides, yards, farms, project sites, and sometimes grab a piece of wood that's on its way to my wood stove. I live in the coalfields of southwest VA about five miles from the small town of Pound. I moved here 14 years ago for a job and bought a long-abandoned farm property. I know and love this place now and this is where I plan to stay. My business is named in honor and memory of Stillhouse Branch -- the creek behind my house and workshop -- most of which was buried under a coal mining hollow fill.
Items for sale: woodturner bowls, vases, and candleholders
The Church Of Paint is the studio of Jonathan Treadway. A poet and painter from Bowling Green, KY south central Ky. He was born a preachers kid and went on to fail at the family business but now preaches a new message in the Church Of Paint. He paints echos from the past that have a song. He has been painting since 2005. He has exhibited in KY and TN and has his paintings are collected from coast to coast and in Canada.
Items for sale: Original Folk pop art paintings and prints.
Glori Bee Jewelry
Gloria learned jewelry making with gemstones and sterling silver a number of years ago. After moving to Kentucky in 2005 she mostly put aside making jewelry. Gloria became paralyzed from mid-chest down in a spiral cord injury from a fall in July 2003. Afterwards, she found that making use of her jewelry designing skills was one of the things she could do in a wheelchair. Then in July 2016 she learned how to embed read dried flowers and other botanicals in resin and make them the focal points of a different style of jewelry. her husband, Duane, helps her collect the flowers. She then dries them in their natural shape (not pressed) in a desiccant which also preserves their color. She arranges the dried flowers in layers of resin, letting them dry overnight between layers. The care she puts into the process is evident in her creations.
Items for sale: Jewelry made with real dried flowers
Family Circle Arts
Family Circle Arts consists of Joyce Skaggs, Bonita Skaggs-Parsons and Misty Skaggs. We have been working and showing in the region and across the nation for more than twenty years and are pleased to offer a wide variety of folk and outsider art at Seedtime this year.
Items for sale: Artworks created by three generations of eastern Kentucky women including paintings, carvings and sculpture.
Hannah Elizabeth Albright is a 15 year old artist from Carlisle, Kentucky. Hannah has been painting and creating since she was little and works in many different mediums. She has been active artistically in her local 4-H and has won many awards at both the county and state level. She first sold her art at Seedtime on the Cumberland in 2014. In addition to her craft booth at Seedtime on the Cumberland, Hannah also does the Paradise Farms Children’s Carnival. Here, kids can come and have fun by playing carnival games, coloring, getting their faces painted, and other enjoyable activities. Hannah is a member of Girl Scout Troop 521, Town and Village School of Dance (Hip Hop and Musical Theater), Gifted and Talented, National Junior Honor Society, The Nicholas County High School Academic Team, 4-H, FFA, KUNA, Drama Club, Interact, Student Council, the Nicholas County Library 3D Teens, and the Nicholas County High School Band. Hannah is actively involved in her community and has assisted/volunteered with several projects including the FRYSC Backpack Program, The Kentucky Honor Flight Mail Call Program, The Birthday Bag Program (in which she received her Girl Scout Silver Award), The Build a Bed Program, The Born Learning Academy, The Military Mail Call Program (where she is a founder), The Sending Smiles Program, and several projects with the Nicholas County Library. Hannah says she thinks it is important for people to get involved with the arts at a young age because it is a form of expression when words cannot be found. Hannah is the daughter of Robert and Phyllis Caudill Albright. She has three siblings Ben (Lacy Hale) Spangler, Rebecca Spangler (Dave) Basilio, and Zachary Albright. When not doing her art and craft activities she loves to spend time outdoors, with her pets, and reading.
Items for sale: Handmade Christmas Ornaments, hand painted crafts, handmade jewelry, other crafts.
Letcher County Tourism
Letcher County Tourism's mission is to develop, support and promote area businesses, organizations and attractions that boost Letcher County’s economy and enhance the overall quality of life for all Letcher Countians. As well as to provide tourists a unique, high-quality experience in Letcher County so they will visit again and share their memories with others.
I'm a student and artist from Southwest Virginia working in acrylics and oils as well as using mixed media. My experience as an artist has made me very passionate about promoting the arts and I'm currently working with colleagues to develop arts programming at my school and around my community.
Items for sale: Embroidered and painted T-shirts, acrylic paintings and portraiture, mosaic work , and general artistic products to showcase and sell.