2018 Kentuck Festival Program Artists

Kentuck's Program Artists

Each year Kentuck invests nearly $40,000 in bringing Guest Artists, Demonstrating Artists, and Artists in the Schools to the festival before the jury process even begins for the more than 200 other professional artists and craftspeople who come to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Not only are we investing in making the Kentuck Festival great long before the gates even open, Kentuck and its sponsors are investing in making our community great by bringing the highest caliber of artists to Northport, Alabama.  
A complete list of all artists attending the festival will be released August 10th. The 47th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts will take place October 20 - 21, 2018, at Kentuck Park in Northport, Alabama. Tickets and Kentuck Bucks are available in the Kentuck Gallery Shop at 503 Main Avenue, Historic Downtown Northport, or on our website kentuck.org.

Guest Artists

Visionary, outsider, folk, self-taught--these artists are indisputably "Kentuck." We salute these artists for their contributions to contemporary "untamed" art. 


NEW to the List: Yvonne Wells - fiber - Tuscaloosa, AL
Brenda Davis - mixed media - Prattville, AL
Cher Shaffer - mixed media - Creston, NC
"Dr. Bob" Shaffer - mixed media - New Orleans, LA
Eric Legge - mixed media - Dillard, GA
Felix Berroa - mixed media - Marietta, GA
Jim Shores - mixed media - Rome, GA
Michael Banks - mixed media - Florence, AL
Booker T. Washington Magnet School - photography - Montgomery, AL
Chris "CHUB" Hubbard - mixed media - Farmington, GA
"Missionary" Mary Proctor - mixed media - Tallahassee, FL
Ned Berry - clay - Cataula, GA
Roger "Ab" Ivens - mixed media - Atlanta, GA
Ruby C. Williams - two dimensional - Plant City, FL
Ruth Robinson - two dimensional - Grand Bay, AL
Sam Ezell - two dimensional - Hillsborough, NC
Terry Gibson - basket weaving - Farmington, AR
"Willie Willie" Lamendola - mixed media - Gonzales, LA
Della Wells - mixed media - Milwaukee, WI
Jack "Mr. B" Beverland - mixed media - San Antonio, FL
Butch House - metal - Calera, AL

Artists in the Schools

These artists come a day early to spend time teaching in Tuscaloosa City & County third grade classrooms. A complete list will be released in July after the jury process is completed.


Cher Shaffer - mixed media - Creston, NC
"Dr. Bob" Shaffer - mixed media - New Orleans, LA
Chris Armstrong - fiber - Nashville, TN
Constance Beck - fiber - Adamsville, TN
Terry Gibson - basket weaving - Farmington, AR
George Jones, Jr. - natural materials - Florence, AL
John Tilley - two dimensional - Northport, AL
Miz Thang - mixed media - Hawkinsville, GA
Suzan & Chuck Buckner - mixed media - Woodville, AL
Sydney Gruber - mixed media - Tuscaloosa, AL
Jessica Tuggle - fiber - Tuscaloosa, AL
William MacGavin - musical instruments - Birmingham, AL

Demonstrating Artists

Demonstrating Artists share their techniques at the festival. Visitors have the opportunity to watch them create and talk to them about their artistic processes. 


UA Book Arts Program - Tuscaloosa, AL
Brown's Pottery - Hamilton, AL
Green Pea Press - printmaking - Huntsville, AL
Crimson Clay - Tuscaloosa, AL
Miller Pottery - Brent, AL
Daniel Livingston - clay - Tuscaloosa, AL
Crossroads Arts Alliance - mixed media - Gordo, AL
Kerry Kennedy - clay - Tuscaloosa, AL
Andrew & Etta McCall - basket weaving / natural materials - Letohatchee, AL
Kentuck's Red Dog Potters - Northport, AL
Woodworkers Association of West Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
Terrell Taylor - mixed media - Meridian, MS
Black Warrior Review - literary arts - Tuscaloosa, AL
Jill & Mickey Miller - basket weaving / natural materials - Tuscaloosa, AL
Lorrie Lane - two dimensional - Tuscaloosa, AL
Alabama Forge Council - metal - AL
West Alabama Fiber Guild - Tuscaloosa, AL
Sloss Metal Arts - Birmingham, AL
West Alabama Quilters Guild - Tuscaloosa, AL
Alabama Blues Project - Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild - Tuscaloosa, AL