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Art on the Lake Artist Spotlight – Jeannie Gibson

There is no such thing as unusable wood, at least for State of Mine artist Jeannie Gibson. She takes reclaimed wood from old barns and pallets and repurposes it into creative pieces of art. You can purchase her art at the upcoming Art on the Lake festival in Guntersville this Saturday and Sunday.

Held at the Guntersville Recreation Center on Sunset Drive, the festival will feature many artists including Gibson’s popular wooden birds and backyard dice games. “My very first piece of art was made out of old barn wood from my grandparent’s farm. Friends saw it and suggested I sell my pieces,” Gibson said. The piece was wooden wall art shaped like the state of Alabama. Since that first piece, Gibson has transformed her reclaimed wood into many different items including creative pumpkins and Christmas trees, birds of all types and even yard games.

Gibson has been a designer for most of her life, first working in the graphic design field and then later as a stager for real estate agencies in the North Alabama region. Art on the Lake was her first craft show many years ago, and she continues to support the festival. She and other artists in the region also have opened a shop on Clinton Ave. in Huntsville called “Creative State” where they feature original art as well as other handmade items.

Gibson’s work can be found here!