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6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival (February 11th & 12th, 2012)

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This weekend (February 11th & 12th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival in Estero, Florida.

The Coconut Point Art Festivals, replacing Howard Alan Events’ premier art festivals traditionally held in Downtown Naples, have become welcome events at this popular dining and retail destination.  Festival goers will be able to comfortably stroll among the spacious isles of gallery style booths located on the parking fields of Coconut Point and explore the original art on display and for sale.

“Our jury process is very selective, this is how we ensure a diverse and eclectic mix of styles and media that appeal to a broad variety of art enthusiasts and collectors,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “There is truly something for everyone.”

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928.

Here are a few artists you will be able to meet at the show this weekend:

Cameron Gillie : Photography

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Cameron Gillie. Cameron’s true passion in photography has always been photographing the wonders of the natural world that we all are so closely intertwined with, but in our day to day life between work and home, rarely stop to appreciate. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

Bruce Holwerda : Paintings

Next, we have Bruce Holwerda. People are always wondering where Bruce gets his ideas. If he were to be honest, one painting session years ago he veered off course a bit and took a serious pose and got wacky with it. He remembers thinking “This is what I’m supposed to do”. You can view his online gallery of work HERE.

Nancy Lee Judd : Jewelry

Finally, we would like to introduce to you Nancy Lee Judd. Nancy started her jewelry career in 1985 in New Orleans apprenticing with some very talented jewelers. She has worked in most areas of the jewelry industry and has attended many traveling seminars and clinics. Her work is gorgeous! You can see more of her collections HERE.

You will be able to meet the artists mentioned above along with 150 other artists from around the United States! Don’t be the one to miss out on this terrific event.

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More Crafters : 18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

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Because the 18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival will be here TOMORROW – we wanted to give you a sneak peek of a few crafters you will be able to meet at the show this weekend!

Take a look below:

Judy & Paul Hiscocks : Shell Art

Gerry & Joanna Hrycuna : Metal Work

Arlyne & Richard Julao : Faloric Books

Anthony & Judy May : Bookmarks

Anne Mazzocchi : Kid's Clothing

Don’t see the artist you were looking for above? You can check-out our Participating Artists List HERE.

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More Artists : 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

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Because the 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts will be here in two days – we wanted to give you a sneak peek of a few artists you will be able to meet at the show this weekend!

Take a look below:

James Klinger : Pottery

Sarena Mann : Mixed Media

Steve Pawloski : Jewelry

Debra & Dave Vanderlann : Photography

Don’t see the artist you were looking for above? You can check-out our Participating Artists List HERE.

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The Process of Becoming an Established Artist

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Becoming an established artist takes time, patience and talent! This blog post is going to be for those artists who are novices in the art festival world.

1. Believe in yourself and stay positive!

If you don’t think your artwork is the best that there is, then why would a customer want to buy it? You must have faith in your artwork and know that YOU are the expert! Additionally, your attitude can have a huge affect on your customers. We’ve heard stories from customers who bought artwork because the artist was positive and uplifting.

2. Become a business.

Get business cards, licenses, etc. Like we said in a previous blog post, you must have business cards when you exhibit at an art festival. Additionally, research ways to market yourself. Here are some great suggestions: create a website, get involved with social networking sites, hand-out Howard Alan Events Connoisseur Guides (which will allow your customers to know where you exhibit your work) & have an address book at the festivals where you can collect customers’ information.

3. Build a name for yourself.

When you attend art festivals, make yourself known for what you do. Find your niche. For example, Debbie Flowers, from Loxahatchee, Florida, has established herself as a potter. Each unique piece comes handpainted in bright Key West colors or in lively Palm Beach earth tones:

Susan Painter: Pottery

Do you have advice? Share it below! We would love to hear from our established artists who already exhibit in our art festivals.

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Local Sarasota Area Crafters in Siesta Key Craft Festival

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American Craft Endeavors is proud to announce that we have extremely talented LOCAL fine crafters in the show this weekend. Make sure you take the time to stop by their booths!

Here are the local fine crafters you can expect to see over the weekend:

Other local artists that will be in the show include:

*Gary Camardo : Wood

*Debra Larson : Jewelry

*Scott Soliday : Pottery Coasters

*Lora & Bob Thomas : Pottery

Support your local artists and come see us at the 18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival on February 4th & 5th, 2012! We cannot wait to see YOU there!

If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com

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Local Hobe Sound Artist: Scot Buccina

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This weekend while you are visiting the 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, make sure you support your local artist! We are proud to announce to you that Scot Buccina is the local artist of this art festival.

His work is beautiful:

Scot Buccina: Stone Sculpture

Scot Buccina: Stone Sculpture

Scot Buccina: Stone Sculpture

You can view more of his beautiful work HERE.

Don’t forget to stop by his booth and ask him questions about his artwork!

If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival (February 4th & 5th, 2012)

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This weekend (February 4th & 5th, 2012), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

Here is some general information about the craft festival:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market offering a wide variety of quality plants including exotics as well as dips and gourmet items.
  • Vast array of craft media: 
    • Folk art
    • Pottery
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Paintings
    • Personalized gifts
    • Handmade clothing
    • Scented soaps
    • Body products and much more

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 5124 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242.

A few of the crafters you will be able to meet this weekend include:

Cindy Pinyard: Ladies Accessories

First, we would like to introduce to you Cindy Pinyard. Cindy’s scarves are sewn in New England and can be ordered in 2 sizes and range of fashionable colors and designs. Additionally, her ceramic scarf slides are handformed, glazed and fired in our kilns and available in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes. You can view more of her beautiful work HERE.

Katherine Weisinger: Jewelry

Next, we have Katherine Weisinger. Katherine uses real flowers and leaves in her jewelry. They are protected from fading by enriching the original color. Each petal and leaf is delicately hand-painted using lacquer, 24k gold and sterling silver. Her work is stunning! Take a look at more of her pieces HERE.

Dan Johnson: Paintings

The final fine crafter we are going to introduce to you today is Dan Johnson. Dan tries to create fresh, clean images with a bit of whimsy. His artwork is transferred via a printing process in which the image is actually “baked” into the surface of the product and results in a highly durable, washable surface and a brilliant color reproduction that will last for years. Dan’s work is unlike anything we have ever seen – his booth is going to be a must-see! You can check-out his website HERE.

You will be able to meet the fine crafters mentioned above along with 100 other fine crafers from across the state of Florida and the United States.

If you have any questions regarding this show, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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