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Featured Artists
REALLY COOL STUFF showcases the work of dozens of talented local artists, many who are happy to create custom items just for you from jewelry for proms and weddings to personalized poetry and keepsake books for special occasions, to hand crafted hardwood furniture for any room in your home. Check out the complete list of  our contributing artists below, then stop 
by to discover all the possibilities!

 But before scrolling down, please take a moment  to meet our January
ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Richard Coatney
























































































Other RCS Contributing Artists
Underlined names are linked to artist's website

  Kimberly Ackley - black & white scratch art originals and prints
  Cindy Altmann - bulldog pins
  Carolyn Austin - hand woven rag runs
  Mary Beth Baber - jewelry
  Whittney Barth - A Dash of Whitt jewelry
  Batik Creations - wearable art cotton clothing
  Glenna Bayer - Images with Flair framed photographs with inspirational messages
  Bret Beard - Stained Glass
  Karen Callahan - jewelery, beaded pens & bottle toppers, carved animals, embossed metal and more
  Larry Callahan - hand crafted hardwood furniture, turned boxes and ornaments
  Terina Casanova - wire wrapped glass jewelry and sun catchers
  Dana Case - oil and acrylic paintings
  Joyce Cashner -  hand woven shrugs, capes, scarves & jewelry
  Lucy Chapman - Rosy Toes Designs boiled wool purses, hats, mittens, bowls, butterflies & more
  Carissa Christner - Pidoodle Designs boiled wool items, jewelry, purses, heating pads & more
  Victoria Ciprian - Victoria's Vision purses, jewelry & hand-cut dimensional greeting card
  Richard Coatney - photography, paintings and greeting cards 
  Don Cupp - hand crafted hunting knives with leather sheaths
  Elaine Dalrymple -Adornments by Laine jewelry with a focus on wire wrapped pieces
  Vonnie DePaul - hand crafted dolls
  Dohner's Maple Camp - locally produced maple syrup & maple sugar candy
  Sue Dougherty - hand knitted scarves & hats
  Elise Eldridge - Expressions from the Heart personalized poetry
  Mary Jane Favorite - keepsake books for special occasions
  Angela Ferrell - Jaraf handmade purses totes & spa items
  Ellen Fox - purses, buckeye beads and jewelry, scrapbooks & photography
  Terri Frazier - jewelry & photography
  Bonny Gibson - jewelry, many pieces with breast cancer awareness theme
  Glass Box Guy - glass boxes
  Lorelei Greene - Pavanne Fine Art Jewelry
  Marcelle Greene - Just Jackets custom decorated jackets
  Becky and Christine Hamler - Beaded utensils  
  Mary Hart - framed watercolor paintings
  Charles Hart - hardwood canes
  Vicki Hathaway - Mena jewelry including estate rings
  Anita Heras - dichroic glass cabochons and beads
  Maggie Sarver Hibner - Magpie earrings
  Lisa Hoblit - quilted wall hangings, books, book covers, cards & wallets
  Mark Holbrook - "steampunk" figures uniquely constructed of mechanical parts  
  Rosalie Hoover - fabric crafts including quilted place-mats and greeting cards
  Robin Hungerford - paintings and photography
  Rick Hurley - framed paintings and had painted scarves
  Patrick Kilpatrick - jewelry, bugs and animals fashioned from vintage silverware
  Sue Kirley - jewelry specializing in bead weaving
  Linda Krieger - gemstone jewelry
  Nicole Kuck - jewelry
  Carla Lewis - Magic Hair Combs, purses, headbands and feathered hair decorations 
  Heather Lockwood - OmooRose jewelery  
  Heather Martin - Do Overs - jewelry and journals from recycled games, books & more
  John P. Murphy -  Murphys Lens Personal Interest Photography
  Shelton Netzley - Chalk paintings with rock n' roll theme
  Lilian Nichols - Lily Designs polymer clay jewelry
  Pam Oexmann - Planet Sock Monkey for - you guessed it - sock monkeys!
  Rick Paldino - Paldino Pottery...beautiful pieces, all food, dishwasher & microwave safe
  Joel Perry - matted prints
  Marsha Monroe Pippenger - collage art, card, bookmarks, button bracelets and ornaments  
  Karen Purke -  books, photographs hand painted scarves & note cards
  Diana Rankin - books and CDs 
  Lorraine Reibert - Colorful knitted sock monkeys plus hand woven and knitted scarves
  Melissa Retterer - Luxefunction creatively engineered handbags and backpacks
   Pamela J. Ridenour - Metropolitan Pottery...beautiful pieces, all food, dishwasher and microwave safe
  Dan Roth - Sticks and Stones hand carved stone art
  Alison Rusk - Paper Alice greeting cards, journals & more from handmade paper
  Darlene Russell - grapevine wreaths with real cotton bowls & more
  Joe Sarver - framed prints
  Bonnie Scott - fancy pin cushions, greeting cards, crocheted items, beaded bugs & more    
  Carol Siyahi Hicks - Author of Gifts from the Garden
  Geraldine Slusher - napkin holders for "sassy seniors & klassy kids"
  Ann J. Smith -  Goddess & Diva Hand Knits ribbon shawls & scarves
  Gail Stickelman - shadowbox wall art featuring butterflies, structures & more
  Tammy Stormer - It's a Wrap boiled wool purses, hats and mittens
  Cheryl Swartz - Metal-smith precious metal jewelry including chain handcrafted by a true master
  CAT (Carol Trochelman) - Sacred Cat Studios needle felting and polymer clay beads
  Janie Warner - jewelry, purses, items from Africa

​     Richard Coatney is a man of many interests and talents. He was born & raised in Dayton before moving with his Mother and Step-Father to Englewood, Ohio. But his Father, who raised horses, also remained an active part of his upbringing and helped foster Richard’s lifelong love of those bold and beautiful creatures. 

     After graduating from Northmont High School, and a time at Miami University at Oxford, Richard moved to New York City where he lived as a free spirit for 16 years, pursuing both of his passions… art and horses. While there he attended City College, Fordham University, The New York School of Interior Design and OADA to study architecture. During that time he also worked at Belmont Park where he assisted the award winning trainer, Woody Stephens, whose amazing record of 5 consecutive Belmont Stakes wins remains unbroken. That connection also prompted Richard’s next move to Aiken, SC. where he once again worked with horses in the world famous training center there.  

     But his love of art never waned, and he continued his education at the University of South Carolina where he earned his Master’s Degree in an inclusive program that encompassed teaching, arts history and studio work in painting and photography. And that was followed by 5 years of teaching K-12 art in public schools.

     Then in 2004 Richard returned to Ohio to help care for ailing parents. But in his free time he could be found at River Downs, Thistle Downs or Beulah Park. He often seeks the company of horses for the comfort he finds in their presence. But they have also inspired his art as caught by the camera’s lens.  

     Photography might be his medium of choice for a while, and he often manipulates images for maximum impact, sometimes incorporating vintage photos, and even occasionally rendering them as unique greeting cards. But then he’ll follow his muse in a different direction and turn to paining for artistic expression once again. In fact Richard was included among a handful of talented regional artists commissioned by The Human Race Theatre Company to create an original work for each play of their 2011-12 season. His was a painting influenced by Mark Rothko who was the main character in RED, an award winning drama about that famous artist’s life and career. Richard’s painting was featured in promotional materials for the play, and later sold at an auction to raise funds for the theatre. 

     Most recently Richard’s work has been inspired by the amazing sunset vistas at the airport where he’s employed when he’s not otherwise occupied with painting and photography. He is also available to teach classes in both art forms at beginners and advanced levels.