The winners in the Nativity Set contest are pictured above. They were both so creative, it was impossible to chose one over the other. I split the prize, so they each won 2 extra figures for their Nativity Sets. Mike S. from Phoenix (on the left) chose a horse and a cow. Katie B. from Clarkdale, Arizona, chose a cow and a cat.
Amber's cat, Yadi, watches over her Traditional Nativity Set by Karlene Voepel.
That charismatic little guy is at it again! This Christmas my Javelina Christmas Ornament in the Santa hat will be featured in the Arizona Highways' Holiday Gift Guide. He is also available on this website in the Javelina Department under "Paintings and Claywork".
Last year, my Southwest Nativity Set in the Arizona Highways' Holiday Gift Guide was a huge success, a total of 61 sets were ordered, that's 610 little figures! I feel very honored that they chose my work for their publication.
The Javelina ornaments were featured in the Sedona Monthly magazine's December 2014 issue. It was hard to keep up with all the requests for them at the Sedona Arts Center. Those little "not a piggies" are so popular!
As for paintings... "Two Flutes", was in the March 2013 issue of "The Artist's Magazine". It was one of ten winners in the international "Over 60" competition.
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Voepel Studios is a part of this website. Nativities, ornaments, Horses of the Mountain and many other items of clay are available here (as well as the paintings and prints).
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