If you’re going to spend good money on your loved ones this holiday season, you should do so by supporting local artists. In an effort to make your gift-giving a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gifts for the special folks in your life.
Artist and maker Audrey LeGalley’s ceramics are a collection of playful and funky objects designed to have a “cheerful and calming presence” in their eventual homes. Created through the pinching process, LeGalley’s pieces certainly remind us of the value and love present in hand-crafted goods. www.audreylegalley.com | Instagram: @audreylegallery
Werk. Hustle. Sleep. Repeat. Raul Gonzalez creates dynamic paintings, prints, and drawings that speak to the long days and constant hustle familiar to ambitious self-starters. Often drawing from his experience as a parent, Raul’s work explores the multi-faceted relationship of parenthood. Did we mention he also has a really rad limited edition T-shirt right now? https://squareup.com/market/artist-raul-gonzalez/ | Instagram: @werkin_artistraulgonzalez
Sarah Sauer / Guten Co.
Owner and maker Sarah Sauer designs and creates contemporary and minimalist goods with everyday use. The clean lines and monochromatic palette make up a selection of ceramics in the form of mugs, bowls, coffee pour overs, and earrings. www.gutenco.com | Instagram: @gutenco
Mark Anthony Martinez
Mark Anthony Martinez’s practice is centered around the investigation of whiteness and the privilege tied to light-skinned peoples. Inspired by his neon piece No New White Friend, Martinez has created enamel pins that mimic the original neon. www.markanthonymartinez.com | www.mokuzai.studio/product/nnwf/ | Instagram: @forevermarkanthonymartinez
Nicole Geary’s original prints are elegant and enticing. Featuring various scenes from the Mojave National Preserve, these photo-etchings combine Geary’s passion for art and science, and explore the idea of time’s effect on the desert environment. www.nicolegeary.com |Instagram: @nicolegearystudios
James Supa Medrano
James Supa Medrano creates illustrations inspired by pop-culture and consumerism. Medrano uses spray paint, acrylic and ink to create artwork full of dark humor that’ll make you laugh and maybe feel slightly uncomfortable. www.evlfun.bigcartel.com | Instagram: @james_supa