Artists Bios

We are excited to introduce SUUSI's community of artists! Perhaps you need a gift for your pet sitter, a friend at SUUSI, or even yourself! 

Meet some our artists!

Every year we are so fortunate to have amazing artists offer their work to us at the Artisans bazaar. Here are some of our artists.

Tanya Gustafson

Tanya artisan 2023

Introducing Tanya Gustafson, "I started crocheting when I was 12 years old. My mom taught me how to crochet on some of our long car rides between Texas and California to visit grandparents. I started out with simple squares but quickly learned the joy of amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of crocheting (or knitting) small stuffed yarn figures.

For SUUSI I have highlighted the chalice - symbol of our UU faith - in my dolls, ornaments and potholders. Come take a look and find something you love!"

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herschovitch with a guitarLara Herscovitch is a singer-songwriter-poet performer-author gem. As described in The Boston Globe, she brings “a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence… big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life… Herscovitch’s music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit or a dormant creative life.” Lara leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”

Jocelyn Hildebrand

We all carry a spark within us – something beautiful and precious. Watercolors create a fluid landscape for exploring what is vivid inside us, and flowers portray that inner world as the growing, unruly place that it is. I make floral portraits and playful bouquets to explore flowers and people with water, light and joy. My name is Jocelyn Hildebrand, and I’m an artist, parent, activist and disabled citizen. Welcome.

My artwork can be found on Instagram at (Instagram:@jocelynhildebrand)

Rev. Cynthia Landrum

Cynthia Landrum ArtistRev. Cynthia Landrum has been Zentangling for over a decade, but just became an official Certified Zentangle Teacher this April! Her Zentangles have been featured in the UU World, the UUA's Worship Web, and the Church of the Larger Fellowship's periodical ""Quest for Meaning."" This year for the first time, some of her Zentangle pendants feature colorization by her young adult daughter, Cathleen Landrum Larkin.

Lindsay Caddle LaPointe

Lindsay Caddle LaPointe dancer, teacher, choreographer, videographer, an award winning video editor and a fiber artist! Each item is created through an intuitive process. The colors are not always planned ahead of time. The yarn (mostly made from t-shirts) sometimes has a different plan. All the proceeds from this SUUSI table go directly to the WHY ARE YOU YOU? Documentary. (Instagram: