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Meet the Jury for the 62nd Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

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Meet the Jury for the 62nd Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff presented by 1st Source Bank

The excitement is building as preparations for the 62nd Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff presented by 1st Source Bank are officially underway. In February, the highly anticipated Art Fair Jury Day took place, marking a crucial step in the selection process for the Art Fair.


A panel of esteemed artists and collectors, consisting of Jennifer Marcussen, Jaylen Lanier, Vaughn Sims, Alan Corkhill, and Sara Fahling, lent their expertise to carefully curate this year's lineup of talented artisans. Each member of the jury brings a wealth of experience and a strong artistic background to the table, ensuring that only the finest artists have been selected to showcase their work at the Art Fair.


"We are thrilled to have such a distinguished panel of jurors for this year's Art Fair," said Tami Fauver, Executive Director and Chief Curator at Krasl Art Center. "Their expertise and passion for the arts have played a pivotal role in shaping the lineup of artists for what promises to be an exceptional event."


Jennifer Marcussen

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Archivist & Curator


Jennifer Marcussen is thePokagon Band of Potawatomi archivist and curator, currently pursuing dual master's degrees. Her artwork reflects her indigenous heritage and connection to the land. With a background in sculpture, functional art, and graphic design, she aims to create unforgettable experiences for viewers while honoring her ancestors' stories.

Jaylen Lanier

Founder & Creative Director of Witkindness™


Jaylen Lanier, a Michigan native, is a graphic designer and founder of Witkindness™, a studio rooted in cultural collaboration. His diverse interests in painting, drawing, film, writing, and design inform his creative approach, blending various mediums to produce innovative work.

Vaughn Sims

Fashion Designer


Vaughn Sims, a Benton Harbor native, is a retro modern apparel designer passionate about inspiring youth through arts and fashion. His courage to think outside the box, coupled with his background in design and recognition at New York Fashion Week, drives his mission to redefine artistic sufficiency.

Alan Corkhill

Art Collector and Krasl Art Center Board Member


Alan Corkhill, trained in architecture and design in the UK, later transitioned to technology. Now retired in St. Joseph, Michigan, he focuses on restoring historic houses while reflecting on his extensive career in visual presentation and database management.

Sara Fahling

Digital Studio Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame for the Department of Art, Art History, and Design


Sara Fahling, an artist in the Great Lakes region, explores themes of legacy and memory through photography, book arts, and textile imagery. Viewing photographs as tangible objects that encapsulate memories, her work delves into the construction of personal histories.


The Art Fair promises to be a celebration of creativity, featuring a diverse array of artists from across the country. Visitors can expect to experience a wide range of mediums, styles, and artistic expressions, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Michigan.


"We invite you to join us, whether you are an active collector, and arts appreciator, or simply curious to see what is being created by artists today," added Tami Fauver. "The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is a beloved tradition in our community, and we look forward to welcoming visitors for another unforgettable weekend of art, culture, and community."


The 62nd Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff presented by 1st Source Bank will take place on July 13-14, 2024. For more information, visit


About Krasl Art Center:

Krasl Art Center provides southwest Michigan residents and visitors the opportunity to experience contemporary art exhibitions, new artist projects, and creative events, as well as art classes, camps, guest artist workshops, and community-wide programs. The center opened in 1980. Indoors, it houses galleries, art-making studios, and a gift shop. Outdoors it celebrates public art through sculpture placements on its campus and throughout the community. Krasl Art Center's mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit

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