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Artist Spotlight – Coconut Point Art Festival this Weekend

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Christine Reichow and Barbara Groenteman have some things in common, both have a love of nature, watercolors and both generously donated to our Susan G Komen $20,000 Art Festival Shopping Spree Chance Giveaway fundraiser.  They will both be interviewed Friday morning by the local Fox affiliate about their participation in the Coconut Point Art Festival this weekend as well as their donation to the exciting Susan G Komen Art Shopping Spree.

Christine Reichow is inspired by nature and uses watercolors as her media of choice.  She grew up in Michigan and her parents influenced her love of art and nature.  Christine says that she strives “to stir emotion.  My desire is for the beholder to experience the serenity of a landscape, the splendor of a bird, the richness of a flower.”

Barbara Groenteman also is inspired by nature, as an avid gardener she often looks to her own tropical foliage to paint.  She also travels to zoos, gardens and takes photographs for inspiration to take back to her studio to sketch and start her next painting.  Barbara describes her journey as an artist as taking her on paths where “I discover, grow and blossom.”

If you are in the Bonita Springs/Naples area Valentine’s Day Weekend stop by this exciting festival.  Enter to win a fabulous art shopping spree by stopping by the Susan G Komen booth at the Art Festival. The show will run Saturday February 11th, 2012 – Sunday February 12th, 2012 from 10 am – 5 pm.  All artists will be onsite for the duration of the festival so stop by.

Hide and Seek by Christine Reichow

Lovers Key by Christine Reichow

 

Barbara Groenteman A Sea of Grapes

Barbara Groenteman Reflecting

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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Howard Alan Events & Susan G. Komen Of SWFL Partner In Fundraising Efforts

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Artists Generously Donate  $20,000  for the Festival Shopping Spree  Fundraiser Taking Place During the  6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival – February 11 & 12 

Howard Alan Events and Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida are working together during the upcoming 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, February 11 – 12, to raise awareness for breast cancer.  Many participating artists have generously donated gift certificates for the $20,000 Art Festival Shopping Spree Chance Giveaway fundraiser. Tickets for the giveaway will be available at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure booth during the art show and online at komenswfl.org you can click here for a suggested donation of $15.00. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and help to further its vision, A World Without Breast Cancer.

The parking fields of Coconut Point will come to life with the bold, vibrant and whimsical art of 250 of the country’s leading artists during this two-day juried outdoor art showcase, the largest in Southwest Florida.  The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices set to suit all budgets.  The spacious isles allow festival-goers to comfortably explore the original artwork and meet the artists who will be present for the duration of the art show.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Here are a few of the generous artists who donated to the cause:

Debbie Flowers

April Davis

Festival At – A – Glance:

 WHAT:  6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival (Estero)

WHEN:  February 11 – 12, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE:  Coconut Point, Estero, FL (in the parking fields of Coconut Point – just north of Panera Bread and East of Highway 41)

Navigational Address:  23130 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928

WHY:    To Support the Arts and the Local Community

ADMISSION:  Free and open to the public

WEBSITE:  www.artfestival.com

Susan G Komen Coconut Point Shopping Spree Giveaway a Success!

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Howard Alan Events would like to personally thank the artists who have donated to our Susan G Komen Coconut Point Shopping Spree Giveaway.  We knew our artists had big hearts but we were blown away by the generous and giving nature you have shown.  The popularity of our Art Festivals gives us the unique opportunity to reach so many people and to really make a difference. To date we have raised over $20,000 for this important cause and there are still donations coming in!  All proceeds from the Shopping Spree Giveaway benefit Susan G Komen SWFL Breast Cancer Research. The drawing will take place at the Coconut Point Art Festival, February 11th and 12th, 2012. If you still wish to participate please contact Maria at maria@artfestival.com, or call us at 561-746-6615.

Patrons will be able to purchase tickets at the show or online at this link  https://secure.info-komen.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=4167&JServSessionIdr004=an1jfcph12.app337b.

April Davis donated this beautiful piece valued at over $500.

Keep Lee County Beautiful Joins Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival

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Howard Alan Events is proud to announce that Keep Lee County Beautiful will join us again at the Coconut Point Art Festival THIS WEEKEND!

Keep Lee County Beautiful is a local non-profit environmental education organization compromised of business leaders, municipalities and volunteers from all walks of life serving to provide a pathway to a cleaner environment in the community at large.

The Mission of Keep Lee County Beautiful is to protect the environment and improve the quality of life in Lee County by providing public education using mass communications and grassroots activities. This will result in understanding and action by individuals, businesses, civic, environmental and governmental organizations to protect the air, water and natural resources of our county.

As a reminder, the art festival is FREE admission to all patrons! The show times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm.

We look forward to seeing YOU at the show this weekend.

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Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival (December 31st & January 1st, 2012)

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This weekend (December 31st & January 1st, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival in Estero, Florida.

The Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival will transform the parking fields of Coconut Point into an outdoor gallery style art show.  Spacious aisles allow art enthusiasts to explore the exhibits and interact with the artists who will be present for the duration of the show. The artists have been juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity ensuring a variety of original and handmade art with wide appeal. 

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:

Ira & Sue Lances : Fiber

First, we would like to introduce to you Ira & Sue Lances. Ira & Sue of Staten Island New York began making wearables back in 1980 in NYC. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one-of-a-kind jackets and scarves at various Arts & Craft shows throughout the country. You can view more of their fantastic wearable art HERE.

David Berger : Oils

Next, we would like to introduce to you David Berger. David has been working in oil for nearly two decades concentrating primarily on creating exquisite and timeless still life paintings, which has made him an award winning artist. His work is collected throughout the world by corporate and private collections. He is considered to be one of the top still life painters in the United States. You can view his flawless work HERE.

Maria Reyes-Jones : Paintings

Last, we would like to introduce to you Maria Reyes-Jones. Maria is an exceptional artist whose work is well known across the United States. Her work has been chosen many times by Howard Alan Events to be used as a poster for certain art fairs. We are proud to have her in the show this weekend! If you would like to see more of her work – click HERE.

You will be able to meet these artists mentioned above along with over 150 other artists from around the country. There is no better way to spend your New Year’s Weekend than at THIS art festival. We look forward to seeing YOU there!

If you have questions about this show, you can contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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Ring in the New Year with Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival!

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As you may know, the Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival is quickly approaching us! It’s hard to believe that 2012 is roughly a week away.

Ring in the New Year in style by spending it at an Art Festival! You can bring your family and friends – and best of all: it’s FREE admission!

The Examiner wrote a beautiful article about the Coconut Point Art Festival – and we wanted to share it with you! You can read the entire article HERE.

Coconut Point Art Festival

We look forward to seeing YOU at the art festival!

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