Shelby, North Carolina

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Last updated on Aug 7, 2020

Autumn Sage Folk Art Studio is in Shelby NC.


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Vickie Jo Franks

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Vickie Jo Franks


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I connect unlikely materials into compositions with messages of social and environmental concerns.

From early childhood making things has always been a big part of my life. Now,I connect and upcycle recycled,redeemed,found materials with purchased art supplies to assemble angels and animals that carry messages of concern for all of us.I weave together art,science,technology, social,spiritual and environment with principles and elements of design to voice these silent visual messages. The narrative folk motifs are expressions of concerns related to cultures all over the earth. Traditional women's craft and art forms:crochet,weaving,sewing, twisting, coiling,wrapping quilting are some techniques used to connect unlikely parts. These folk designs and compositions convey a relationship with my pollinator garden,my strong belief in angels, our responsibility to appreciate and protect the beauty of the earth and leave the earth friendly for our posterity. The litter on our highways and in our waterways is a symptom of a deeper disregard of each other and the earth and communicates a need to connect for higher regards. I believe planting a garden,making art, appreciating the work of others will go a long way to end wars and enable us to find a way to connect and work together, nonviolently, no matter how unlikely the parts.
My education includes:BA Art Education K-12 Queens ,Charlotte; Advanced studies in Folk Arts Arrowmont,Tennessee; Advanced studies in Psychology and Seminary, Gardner-Webb University; Creative Writing, UNCCharlotte ; workshops with Craft persons and Artist; skills taught to me by family members and people that love me.
Through the years I have won awards in pottery,painting, collage/assemblage. In 2017 I earned Certification in NC Native Plant Studies at UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
My family and my work are important to me. I am Wife, Mother,and Nana. My work as a NC Folk Collage Assemblage Artist has messages of social and environmental concern.I still have the highest hope for our human condition.

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I hope you will appreciate and accept my art work. If you are unhappy with it,please return it,undamaged with postage paid and insured.
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I ship by USPS and follow their requirements. Shipping cost may vary according to destination.