About the Artist

Artist Statement: Chris A. Owens


Chris began working in polymer in 2007. Her signature items are artisan veneered canteens and mini-kaleidoscopes. Each year a portion of her work supports women’s organizations and other not-for-profit community groups. CAB’z is the artist signature for RetroVenue studio. The “Bz” and whimsical bees tucked into her illustrations honor the Polish branch of her family and English translation of her maiden name, “Beekeeper.” Chris is on a mixed media journey punctuated with illustrations, to inject art into function and incorporate vintage and historical components.


You can find her work at Edenside Gallery and in her studio.

Studio Location: Art Sanctuary – Studio 206 A/D, 1433 S. Shelby Street, Louisville KY. (Please contact for studio access – Facebook @RetroVenue.)

Affiliations: Louisville Visual Arts, International Polymer Clay Association, and Kentucky Tennessee Polymer Clay Guild (KTPCG). Chris credits the KTPCG annual retreat, which features regional, national and international artists, with expanding her ability to grow as an artist.