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 Experience ESSENCE® Festival Marketplace, one of the nation’s largest public assemblies of artists and vendors. ESSENCE Festival Marketplace is a unique opportunity to meet artists and shop for original artwork. Fine art and crafts on exhibit are of original design and handcrafted by the artists. ESSENCE® Art Marketplace features paintings, sculptures, fashion, mixed media originals, handmade crafts, New Orleans cultural traditions, celebrity booths, Empowerment Experience vendors and Live Art demos. The Art Market will be open July 5, 6, and 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130) in Exhibit Halls C and D. ESSENCE® Festival Marketplace is produced by Montana Productions LLC (MPL). For more information, contact Gina Montana, ESSENCE® Art Marketplace, producer/director at [email protected] Aakofii, Atlanta, G A (booth 56) Exotic Hardwood & Sterling Silver, Hand-­‐fabricated Gemstone Jewelry Contact: [email protected] aakofii.com Allohn Agbenya, Allohn Designs, Carson, CA (booth 26) Hand-­‐painted Pillows & Throws, Viscose & Cotton Chenille Clothing, Original Textile Designs Contact: [email protected] Abdul Aziz, Aziz Fashions, New York, NY (booth 58) Mud Cloth, Cotton, and Linen Contemporary African Clothing Contact: [email protected] Jolanda Nzingah Blanchard, Sankofa’s Child Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale, FL (booth 41) Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants Contact: [email protected] nzingahdesigns.com Bridgette & Thomas Baker, Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja', New Orleans, LA (booth 10) Jewelry & Beadwork, Original Designs Handmade by Bridgeja’ Contact: [email protected] creativejewelrybybridgeja.com Charlette Boyd, Nailah's, Milwaukee, WI (booth 25) Leather Purses, Cuffs, Belts & Accessories Contact: [email protected] nailahs.com Lee Bradley, The Gold Connection, St. Louis, MO (booth 59) Uniquely Hand-­‐ crafted Gold Jewelry Representative of Jewelry Worn in Africa Contact: [email protected] goldconnection.com Keenyah Brooks, Art By Keenyah, Fairburn, GA (booth 27) Framed Clay Sculpture, Mixed Media Sculpture Embellished with Fabric Contact: [email protected] artbykeenyahbrooks.net Richelle “Ricky” Caiton, Afrodity Productions, LLC, Kenner, LA ( booth 5 7) Two-­‐dimensional Mixed Media Originals, Wuggabush! Contact: [email protected] afrodityproductionsllc.com Harry Cass, Respect Art LLC, New Orleans, LA (booth 42) Painting, Mixed Media, Gicleè Prints Contact: [email protected] respectart.com Rosemary Chimbganda, African Authentics, Chelsea, MA (booth 49) Shona Sculpture of Zimbabwe Contact: [email protected] africanauthentics.com Henry Osaygefo Colby, Timbuktu Art Colony, Ellenwood, GA (booths 29 & 30) Sterling Silver, African Gemstone, Lapidary Work, Original Design Jewelry Contact: [email protected] timbuktuartcolony.com Karma Colby, Karma Soul International, Ellenwood, GA (booth 36) Clutch Bags, Handbags & Accessories Painted with Beadwork & Leather, Wearable Art Clothing Contact: [email protected] Carl Crawford, Collage Illusion, Columbia, SC (booths 46 & 47) Collage Art Originals, Mixed Media (2-­‐D) Contact: [email protected] carlmcrawford.com Jody Davis, Jody Davis Designs, Baltimore, MD (booth 7) Dresses, Clothing, Fashion Design Contact: [email protected] jodydavisdesigns.com Dr. Foots, New Orleans, LA (booth 3) Wearable Art Jewelry, Photography Featuring New Orleans Culture (504) 905-­‐FOOT (3668) Adam Ecclesiastes, Universal Love Jewelry (booth 51) Gemstone Jewelry Contact: [email protected] ulovejewelry.com Michelle Fields, Michelle New York, Brooklyn, NY (booths 11 & 12) Convertible Jumpsuits, Knit & Cotton Clothing, Linen Multi-­‐Wrap Tops Contact: [email protected] michellenewyork.com Ndeye Gueye, Ndeye Fashion, New Orleans, LA (booth 19) African Clothing, Fashion Design, Zipper Earrings Contact: [email protected] Suzette Hallman, Suzette Art Couture Hats, Philadelphia, PA (booth 34) Original design Millinery, Art Wear Hats, Accessories Contact: [email protected] Grace Anyango Harris, The Maasai International, Stone Mountain, GA (booth 37) Kenyan Art & Crafts, Musical Instruments, Woodcrafts, African Masks Contact: [email protected] justafricaimage.com Phyllis Hurley, Friends of Uganda, Clinton, MS (booth 9) Dolls, Baskets, Batik, Paper Beads, Created by Ugandan Women Contact: [email protected] friendsofuganda.biz Cathy Johnson, Cathy's Creations, Pearland, TX (booths 15 & 16) Contemporary Fabric, Accessories, Handcrafted Jewelry Contact: [email protected] Bishop Noel Jones, Noel Jones Ministries, Gardena, CA (celeb booth 6) “God’s Gonn’a Make You Laugh,” “Battle for The Mind,” “Vow of Prosperity,” Sermons & Lectures Contact: [email protected] noeljonesministries.org Kimani Kamau, Tinga Tinga African Art Gallery, Ellenwood, GA (booth 60) African Baskets, Dolls, Textiles, Woodcarvings, Sculpture Contact: [email protected] Fatiha Khanboubi, Efforts of Grace, New Orleans, LA (booth 8) Visual Art, Painting, Artwear Clothing & Accessories Contact: [email protected] ashecac.org Abe Lavalais, Bamboozle, Alexandria, LA (booth 32) Bamboo Beads, Ear Spears, Bracelets, Earrings & Bamboo Accessories Contact: [email protected] earspears.com Adrienne Lockett, Adrienne Lockett Designs, East Orange, NJ (booth 18) Ivory & Pearl Earrings, Beadwork, Metalsmithing, Original Design Jewelry Contact: [email protected] allockett.com Sharika Mahdi-­‐Neville, Art By Sharika, New Orleans, LA (booth 61) Art, Original Paintings, Mixed Media, Fine Art Prints Contact: [email protected] artbysharika.com Lydell & Cepada Martin, Vases with Faces, College Park, GA (booth 31) Clay / Ceramic Art, Vases, Painting, Leather Crafts Contact: [email protected] lydellmartin.com Stuart McClean, Stuart McClean Gallery, Atlanta, GA (booths 21 & 22) Original Paintings, Leather Crafts Contact: [email protected] Whitney Mero, Onion, New York, NY (booth 43) Machine & Hand-­‐stitched Body Conscious Dresses, Cowl Neck Halters, African Baby Doll Dress, Strapless & Asymmetrical Designs Contact: [email protected] etsy.com/shop/ovonion Ona Otite, Morona Inc., New York, NY (booths 52 & 53) Batik Tie-­‐Dye Dress, Artwear Clothing, Jackets, Hats, Jewelry Contact: [email protected] Sekou Ra & Opulent Ra, Regal Adornment, Billingsley, AL (booth 44) Original Design, Wearable Art Jewelry Contact: [email protected] Aaron Reed, Art By Aaron Reed, Conyers, GA (booths 54 & 55) Colored Pencil Drawing on Hand-­‐Torn Watercolor Paper Contact: [email protected] artbyaaronreed.com Karen Roache, Another Phase by Karen Roache, Orangeburg, SC (booth 39) Jewelry and Beadwork Contact: [email protected] Micheline Roberson, Seven Stars Creation, Los Angeles, CA (booth 35) Wearable Art Clothing Using Eco-­‐friendly Materials, Denim & Leather Bags, Hats, Wool & Mud Cloth Jackets, Dresses Contact: [email protected] 7StarCreations.com Harriet Rosebud, Rosebud New York, Atlanta, GA & New York, NY (booth 4) Millinery, Artwear Clothing Contact: [email protected] rosebudny.com Monnae Michael & Wazir Salaam, Jendayi Collection, Beverly Hills, CA (booth 24) 14 & 18K Gold & Diamond African-­‐Inspired Jewelry, Culturally Symbolic Wedding Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces Contact: [email protected] jendayicollection.com Tameka Selders, Brown Baby Design (I Love Me Some Us), Richardson, TX (booth 40) Baby, Infant, Toddler & Youth Apparel Using Soy Inks, Silk Threads, Cotton Fabrics, Tote Bags & Accessories Contact: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] ilovemesomeus.com Andres Sjogren, Estilo Usa, Inc., Burlington, NJ (booth 6) Jewelry Using Raw Materials, Leather & Wood Contact: [email protected] Bernadette Stanis, Thelma of Good Times – The Worthingham Group, Beverly Hills, CA (celeb booth 3) Books and Photography Contact: [email protected] thelmaofgoodtimes.com Sylvia Sumpter, Culture Beautiful, Columbia, SC (booth 48) Mixed Media Originals Contact: [email protected] William Terry, Bayousoap Co. LLC, New Orleans, LA (booth 38) Soap-­‐making The Original Way, Using Organic Materials, Coloring Strictly with Herbs, Creating Unique Flavors Like African Gold, Ethiopian Tea, Rasta, & Many Others Contact: [email protected] bayousoap.com Karin Turner, KarinsArt.com, Oakland, CA (booth 5) Clay Ceramics, Painting Contact: [email protected] karinsart.com Sia Walker, S.I.A. Is Rare Honey, T a l l a h a s s e e , FL (booth 41) Artwear Clothing, Fabric, Leather, Afro-­‐Geisha Designs Contact: [email protected] rarehoneyartwear.com Greta Wallace, Simply Greta, Brooklyn, NY (booth 23) Wearable Art Clothing, Original Designs, Linen, Cotton, Natural Fabrics Contact: [email protected] Janice Wilbourn-­‐Woods & Carolyn Wilbourn, Wilbourn Sisters Designs, Inc., Lithia Springs, GA ( booths 1 & 2 ) Fashion Design, Diva Wrap Dress, Jersey Slinky Knits, 100% Designer Linen Clothing Contact: [email protected] wilbournexclusives.com Shirley Wilfred, Wilfred Designs, Folsom, LA (booth 28) Twist Hats, Original Design Millinery Contact: [email protected] Joyce Williams, Must-­‐Have Accessories, New York, NY (booth 50) Contemporary African-­‐inspired Accessories, Leather, Precious and Semi-­‐Precious Stones Contact: [email protected]