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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2020

    Location: Venice,

    Venice | July 23 – August 21, 2020 Deadline: June 18, 2020 Venice International Art..
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  • Niagara Pumphouse - Beginners Video Tips by Sandy

    Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

    If you are looking to begin your artistic journey in acrylic painting, Niagara..
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  • Niagara Pumphouse Online Watercolour Workshops

    Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

    The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is offering a series of on-line watercolour workshops..
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  • Beacon Original Art: Call for Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Getting even more creative during COVID-19? Then apply now to participate in our..
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  • 2nd Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the..
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  • 10th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art is now accepting entries for the 10th Artist Spotlight Solo Art..
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  • 5th Annual Cityscapes Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the 5th Annual Cityscapes art competition for an..
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  • “Abstract” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline June 30, 2020

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as..
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  • Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential and ONLINE!

    Location: Calgary, AB

    In response to the Covid – 19 situation WP Puppet Theatre has moved..
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  • 2nd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the 2nd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects online..
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  • 2021 ArtTreasury Collector’s Annual Call For Artists – Deadline November 30, 2020

    Location: Toronto, ON

    ArtTreasury is a magazine – an annual treasure box of artist information and..
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  • Collaborative Art Project Call For Submissions

    Location: Waterloo, ON

    Co-Ex Art is a collaborative art initiative that has just released it's first..
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  • “10th Anniversary” Online Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for a..
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  • Call for Art - Still Life Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 14th Quarterly Art Competition – Still Life. For..
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  • BORDERS - ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival

    Location: Venice,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS BORDERS | Venice July-Nov 2020 ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival Deadline:..
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Folk Artists in Ontario

Canadian folk artists create artwork that is utilitarian, decorative and high quality, including jewelry, woven art, carved figures, recycled metal art, portraits in paint and sculpture as well as unique handmade artifacts of various materials. The regional uniqueness is the essence of the folk artwork and very collectible.


Joe Kovacs

 

Artisan, Crafts, Folk Art, Glass, Mixed Media, Sculptor

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Branching Out Artistree makes unique handcrafted furnishings which are inspired by nature. The natural form of branches and the beauty of hardwood slabs combine to make functional art. As founder of Branching Out Artistree, I have been working with wood for 19 odd years & until recently I was making traditional square furnishings. I love the outdoors, and on my many adventures I was inspired to find a way to recycle the many fallen branches that littered the ground. When I used some of the branches as legs for a table, I noticed the table was very sturdy, naturally balanced and aesthetically pleasing, they seemed to take on their own personality. The surfaces of my furnishings are hardwood slabs up to 2 inches thick consisting of oak,cherry,beech,walnut and elm and other local hardwoods which are slowly dried to prevent cracking, they are finely sanded to reveal the natural grains and colors of each piece, sealer is applied before the final finishes which are shelac, antique oil and various clear coats. I make tables, shelves,modular entertainment units, C D trees,curio trees, games tables. The realm of possibilities is in our minds. Each piece made is unique and may be designed to suit a variety of settings from contemporary to comfortable cottage decor, custom orders are welcomed.

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