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Leave it to an artist to see the beauty in worn leather coats, mismatched silverware, broken dishes, and old sweaters. These are just some of the materials artists have repurposed to create work for the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show. The event will take place at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th.

This year marks the seventeenth time the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show has been presented, and professional artists from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio are participating. Many of the show's participants are members of prestigious organizations such as Indiana Artisan or the Louisville Artisans Guild.

Starting in 2012, we began honoring one person as our Featured Artist. However, this year's entries were so outstanding that we decided to give the title to two individuals. Exhibiting his work for the first time is artist Jim Brune of Decatur, Indiana. A member of Indiana Artisan, Jim paints hyperrealistic watercolors on finely sanded wood that he salvages from naturally fallen trees, and he was named Featured Artist in Fine Art. Longtime exhibitor Bob Blum from Cincinnati, creates beautiful jewelry from sequins that he salvaged from a storage unit many years ago. Bob will represent Déjà Vu as our Featured Artist in Fine Crafts.

Work in this year's show includes jewelry, sculpture, weaving, wearable art, woodworking, mosaic, and glass art, all created from scrap materials or items that have been repurposed. A few years ago, a new category was added to recognize artists who use sustainable, natural materials to create their work.

Sponsors of the event are the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Visitors Center, First Financial Bank, Kroot Corporation, and the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, with additional support from Bucceto's Pizza & Pasta, Hotel Indigo, and Lucabe Coffee Co.

To learn more about the exhibiting artists, visit the Déjà Vu Facebook page at


2022 Participating Artists

purse by envision designs


TeriLu Adler
Jane Bruns & Patti Hodge
Jessica Eisert
Mary Firestone
Richard Flory
Hannah Linn & Connor Grimm
Priya & Sunil Buge
Tunde Simms
Renata Nunez


Jim Brune - Featured Artist

Wearable Art

Elane Allen
Kyleigh Arnold
Robin Arnold
Lu Brunneme
Envision Designs
Claudia Hall
Anne Henderson
Martha St. Clair

Wood ArtsMermaid Creation

Greg Adams
Madhavi Adur
Lynn Hoeltke
Don Kingen
Faith Mebli & Nadia Ogle
David Vogelsang

Wood Sculpture

Joe Krutulis
Doug White



Larry Brackneyowl
Marilyn Brackney
Bruce Merriman

Glass Art

DeMaris Glazier
Jerald Hatton

Home Decor

Brian Anderson & Jerry Schmittauer
Tim Hallett

Jewelrywalker necklace

Bob Blum - Featured Artist Betsy Cooprider-Bernstein & Christine Schafer
Angela Floyd
Amber Gilley
Jessica Grubb
Joe Krutulis
Wendy Myers-Meyer
Jill Stillwell
LuAnn Thomas
Sandy Walker


Marilyn Brackney

Metal Sculpture

mixed media figures Tom Hadley

Mixed Media

Michael Altman
Marilyn Brackney
Lydia Burris
Pam Cooper
Charlene Rule
Michele Strotman
Indre Pralataviciute Mineikiene
Wendy Simon


Roxanne Gabbard

Photo credits: The Commons by Koetter/Kim and CSO Architects; Commons photos by Don Nissen. Artists' photos submitted by participating artists.

Congratulations to the following for having images of their beautiful work selected for our poster design; Sequin necklace by Bob Blum, Blue jay watercolor painting by Jim Brune, Wooden mobile by Joe Krutulis, Pottery by Mary Firestone, Wearable art by Lu Brunnemer .

Additional Images: Long-sleeved top by Claudia Hall, mixed media disc by Pam Cooper, bracelets by LuAnn Thomas, gourd lamp by TeriLu Adler, stained glass by DeMaris Glazier, owl assemblage by Larry Brackney, necklace by Sandy Walker, tote by Envision Designs, figures by Indre IPM, mermaid figure by Marilyn Brackney. and robot assemblages by Bruce Merriman.