Several Marysville artists will present their work for judging and sale at this year's Winterfair.

Several Marysville artists will present their work for judging and sale at this year's Winterfair.

The 33rd annual juried fair of fine art and fine crafts includes more than 400 artists from across the country, according to Sharon Kokot, executive director of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, the fair's producer.

The artists' market includes ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting and photography.

Included in this year's craft fair are Marysville artists Carol Stolte, Jonathan Kesler, Constance Hall and Bill Miller, according to Kokot.

"Winterfair offers a colorful, alternative shopping experience," Kokot said. "And for the more practical, these items are not only handcrafted, but many are useful as well. Here you can find everything from a ceramic mixing bowl to a leather purse, silk jacket, or a pair of earrings that you won't find anywhere else."

Marysville's artists work in a variety of mediums, according to Kokot - Stolte creates baskets using a variety of materials, Kesler works with both decorative and functional ceramics, Hall creates colorful hand-blown glassware, and Miller combines film photography with free-hand acrylic painting to create three-dimensional images.

Winterfair is produced by Ohio Designer Craftsmen, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and appreciation of fine art.. Proceeds from the Winterfair support exhibitions and education programs of the Ohio Craft Museum, according to Kokot.

The Winterfair takes place Dec. 4-6 at the Ohio Exposition Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5; and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Admission is $7 for adults, and free for children 12 and under.

A complete directory of participating artists and images of their work can be found on the Web at www.winterfair.org.

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