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Rested and Ready!


As I have promised, I am going to supply you with some more information about the 13th Annual Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street that will be held this weekend (August 28th & 29th). I am also going to include info. about several artists who will be joining us, as well. Now, I am going to introduce to you our first artist…

Brian Beckenheimer: Pottery

Brian Beckenheimer! Brian creates beautiful pottery by using a wheel and throwing clay onto it. He uses special glaze effects to achieve the beautiful color on his pieces of art work.

Our second artist that I would like to introduce to you is…

Scott Davidson: Photography

Scott Davidson! Scott is a very talented photographer. This photograph in the picture above is called “Cypress”. He used black and white infrared to make this specific photograph look the way it does. It is stunning!

Our third artist I would like to introduce is…

Daina Dickens: Jewelry

Daina Dickens! As you can see from the picture above, Daina is a very gifted and accomplished jeweler. Her specialty is creating handmade glass beaded jewelry. She uses a 3-dimensional bead weaving technique that she developed. As you can see, her jewelry is lovely!

Our fourth and final artist that I would like to share with you is…

Julie Keaten-Reed: Printmaking/Drawing

Julie Keaten-Reed! She considers her artwork unconventional because it is a hybrid of Western and Asian traditions. Here is a quote from Julie’s artist statement on her web page: “The conflicting impulses of following the Asian art aesthetic which I admire so much and the desire to explore themes from my Western art heritage led to the blend of styles and techniques I use today.” Her artwork will definitely add uniqueness to Shadyside. If you would like to read more about Julie and see her artwork, you can click HERE.

We cannot wait to see all of our artists this weekend in Pittsburgh, PA.!

For those of you who do not know all the details… I am going to list everything you need to know about the 13th Annual Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street!

Who: 13th Annual Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street

What: Juried Art Festival

When: August 28th & 29th, 2010

Where: 739 Bellefonte St., Pittsburgh, PA. 15232

Why: To support the arts and local community.

Times: Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission: Free and open to the public

Contact: info@artfestival.com – (954) 472-3755

Other Reminders:

See a complete list of Participating Artists HERE.

Watch the YouTube video of Shadyside HERE.

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We Have A Weekend Off!


There must be something wrong with our calendar! Could there have been a mix-up? It is a rare occasion when we do not have an art or craft festival happening on a weekend. Our next art festival is not until August 28th & 29th, and it is the 13th Annual Shadyside: The Art Festival on Walnut Street. With this blog, I would like to share with you some of the artists that will be participating in this fantastic art festival. We want to get you as excited as we are! Next week, I will continue to give you more information and include several more artists that will be attending.

Our first artist is…

Artist: Kana Handel

Kana Handel! She will be joining us at Shadyside, and we are very excited. Kana is originially from Tokyo, Japan. She studied art at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Then, Kana moved to the United States in 1992, and now she resides in Gainesville, Florida. One of my favorite quotes from her web page is: “Because there are already too many negative things in the world, being the artist that I am, I want to create positive energy in my work”. You can see more of her artwork and read her bio HERE.

Artist: Pat Little

The second artist I would like to share with you is Pat Little. Pat Little creates digital images that are spectacular. The colors are simply incredible! This image above was created from 2000+ image combinations. If you would like to see more of Pat’s artwork, click HERE.

Artist: Barbara Nelson

Next, we have Barbara Nelson! Barbara has always loved jewelry, and she feels fortunate to be able to work with silver and gold. All of her pieces are very unique. Anyone would be lucky to own one! Barbara has a fantastic web site where  you can learn more about her artwork HERE.

Artist: David Royce

Our fourth and final artist that I am going to share with you today is David Royce. David creates unique pieces from glass blowing. You can see from the picture above that he is very talented. This is something he has had a passion for since he was 15 years old! If you would like to see more of David Royce’s beautiful creations, click HERE.

I hope this created even more excitement for our 13th Annual Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street that is going to be held next weekend! We will continue to supply you with more details as we get closer to the art festival.

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You can also email us at: info@artfestival.com.

$15 Million in Art to Debut at New Juried Festival!


Make sure to join us here!!

I knew the title of this blog entry would make you want to read more! Well… next weekend (August 14th & 15th) we have a brand new show that will be in Park City, Utah… the RedStone Art Fair!

We will be transforming the vibrant retail and dining district at RedStone into an outdoor art gallery. The RedStone Art Fair in Park City, August 14th & 15th, 2010, will delight locals and tourists alike with an eclectic mix of the country’s top established artists as well as new and emerging talent. At this art festival, artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics.

In case you were not aware, we (Howard Alan Events) produces the Downtown Aspen Art Festival and the Beaver Creek Art Festival in addition to several of the country’s most popular award-winning high-end art festivals. We are pleased to bring a show of this caliber to Park City.

The artists will line the streets of RedStone with their gallery style display booths and will be on-site for the entire duration of the art fair, available to meet and speak with the public about their art and inspiration. The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of the artwork is original and handmade in America.  The Art Festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. And did I mention that $15 million in art will debut at this art festival?

The art fair appeals to family and friends as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections.

Here is some more information below:

WHAT: Art Festival in Park City, Utah

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, August 14th & 15th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Redstone in Park City: 1678 Redstone Center Drive, Park City, Utah 84098

ADMISSION:  Free and open to the public

WEBSITE: http://www.artfestival.com

CONTACT INFORMATION: info@artfestival.com or 954-472-3755

We will see you in Park City!!

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Visit Frisco, CO. this Weekend!!


Frisco Art Fair on July 4th 2010

And we have a great reason why! We were just in Frisco about one month ago and guess what? We are returning to Frisco this weekend (August 7th & 8th) for the 4th Annual Mainstreet to the Rockies Art Festival. If you look at the picture above, you can see the great crowd we had in Frisco on the weekend of Fourth of July. This weekend in Frisco will be just as great! Below, I want to share with you a few artists that will be gracing us this weekend. Our first artist is…

"Cheetah Trio" by Dan and Nisha Ferguson

Dan and Nisha Ferguson! These artists create beautiful sculptures that are made from bronze and ceramics. This piece above is called the “Cheetah Trio”. Dan accurately molds the sculptures while Nisha paints them with beautiful colors to give their artwork a natural look. This duo creates their artwork together, which is why they call their company DaNisha. If you would like to see more of their bright and elegant scupltures, then check-out their website HERE.

"Spyder Mine" by Tricia Anderson

Another artist who will be joining us this weekend in Frisco is Tricia Anderson. As you can see from the picture above, the jewelry that she makes is absolutely beautiful. This piece in particular is called “Spyder Mine”. The necklace is made of sterling silver and turquoise. Unfortunately, I do not have a website for Tricia, but you can go to the 4th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival and see her jewelry for yourself!

Here is some additional information about the Art Festival this weekend:

Dates: August 7-8, 2010

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Cost: Free to the public!

Address: 304 Main St., Frisco, CO 80443

Participating Artists: Click HERE.

We cannot wait to see you this weekend!!

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Oh, Doodleysquat!



Look what we found at the 23rd Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival this past weekend. As soon as we saw this, we just had to know more about it! Luckily the artists, Paul Hawkins and Susan Zalkind, were able to fill us in!

The creature that you see above is called “Dilemma”. Dilemma is one of the Great Horned Doodleysquats. He stands almost 4′ high x 18″ wide x 3′ deep. It is carved from rare colored red and green Alabasters, Desert woods and inlaid with an array of gemstones.


The Doodleysquats are contemporary American ‘house gods and goddesses’. If you put them in the center of your home they’ll keep away all you need kept off (for example: evil neighbors, tax collectors). The Doodleysquats are also becoming extinct species of individual expression.

Have you ever seen anything like it? We sure haven’t! If you would like to check-out Susan Zalkind and Paul Hawkins’ website, you can click HERE.

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Don’t forget that the 4th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival in Frisco, Colorado is THIS weekend (August 7-8)!!

Read All About Us!


Come Visit!

I know we just wrote a blog to get you excited about Beaver Creek this weekend. But, I have some exciting news that I want to share with you. The Park City Art Fair at Red Stone is rapidly approaching! It will be held on the weekend of August 14th-15th. I know this is exciting news, but I have something else to tell you. We will be on the front page of This Week in Park City (which is a great visitors guide)! The issue comes out on August 1st, which is this Sunday! Additionally, we have an article, too. So, make sure you pick-up a copy and tell us what you think!

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This Weekend: What To Expect In Beaver Creek


Scenic Beaver Creek

Doesn’t this picture make you want to visit Beaver Creek? This photo was taken by Howard and Darrin last year when they attended the Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival in 2009. The view is breathtaking! What a perfect place to spend the weekend.

Because I do not have photos to share with you from the 23rd Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival (but I will share them next week!), I am going to tell you what to expect! Last year was a great show, and we do have returning artists who will be attending the show once again.

Crowd Shot: Beaver Creek 2009

Here is a great photograph of the crowd that was in Beaver Creek last August. It looks like the Vail Valley had tons of people last summer! This summer should be just as excellent. Here is our first returning artist I would like to share with you:

Rob Stenberg

Rob Stenberg is a very talented artist, who will be returning to Beaver Creek again this year. His uses acrylic paints for his “one-and-only”, unique pieces. His work is always stunning. You can see more of Rob Stenberg’s work if you check out his website: HERE . Next, we have another gifted artist:

Tim Zandee

Tim Zandee is a one-of-a-kind. Tim was present at our Beaver Creek Art Festival in 2009, and he will be returning this weekend for our 2010 Beaver Creek Art Festival. Tim specializes in photography of natural scenes. The way he captures a picture is magical. His work is very inspiring. Unfortunately, I do not have a website for Tim, but if I did, I would share it with you!

I hope you are excited about the 23rd Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival this weekend. If you would like to find out more information, you can click HERE.

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