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Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, Artist Spotlight: Jeanne Melillo

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Jeanne Melillo has been designing and handcrafting her table top pieces for 11 years. Her work has been represented in art galleries, fine home stores and art shows throughout the United States. Howard Alan Events is excited that Jeanne will be joining us at the 23rd Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts this weekend (January 21st & 22nd, 2012).

Starting with table runners and then expanding her line to include place mats, coordinating napkins, napkin rings and coasters. Everything is handmade with care and scrupulous attention to detail. Her designs vary in look and feel from bold and dramatic,to light and whimsical. She searches out eclectic findings and natural elements to create unique designs that have the ability to transform their environment. Jeanne enjoys creating work that grows from a traditional form and challenges people visually by it’s contemporary interpretation.

Here are a few of her unique designs below:

Jeanne Melillo : Table Runners

Jeanne Melillo : Table Runners

Jeanne Melillo : Table Runners

Jeanne’s peices are perfect for anyone looking to add a little flare to their home! You can see more of her beautiful work HERE.

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23rd Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts (January 21st & 22nd, 2012)

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This weekend (January 21st & 22nd, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 23rd Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts in Delray Beach, Florida.

Delray Beach’s most popular art affair returns January 21 & 22, 2012 featuring a wide array of fine art by the nation’s top artists. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts consistently ranked as one of the best art events in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine appeals to locals and tourists alike. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 51111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

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

Renee Dinauer : Wood Sculpture

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Renee Dinauer. Renee has been creating a plethora of unique, freeform wall and free hanging sculpture formed of steam-bent hardwoods since 1990. Her greatest interest involves the study of surfaces, especially those alluding to a four-dimensional topological source. You can view more of her work HERE.

Harry Jarman : Paintings

Next, we would like to introduce to you Harry Jarman. Harry is a well-known Southern realist who paints in oil with a soft touch and richness of color that portrays great feeling and knowledge. Harry’s subjects range from still lifes and landscapes to wildlife and seascapes. Harry’s work can be found in numerous galleries and shops in North Carolina. His work is exceptional! You can view more of it HERE.

Jeffrey McDonald : Photography

The final artist we are going to share with you today is Jeffrey McDonald. Jeffrey has the ability to capture an image and then transform it into a masterpiece. As you can see from the picture above, his work is absolutely gorgeous! We do not have a website for Jeffrey – so you will have to stop by his booth at the show to see more of his work!

Don’t miss you chance to meet the artists listed above along with 200 other artists from around the United States!

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Thankful for this Festival: 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

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We had a terrific art festival this past weekend in Pineapple Grove, which is the Arts District of Downtown Delray Beach. Festival-goers came out in droves to walk off their Thanksgiving Dinner and shop for their love ones for the Holiday Season.

We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you:

Crowd : Downtown Delray Beach

Artist : Nnamdi Okonkwo

Artist : Anita Baldwin

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE.

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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Shop Local This Holiday Season

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This Thanksgiving Weekend is last chance to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Have a relative that is impossible to buy for? There’s something for everything this weekend at our shows.

Shop the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival this weekend for one-of-a-kind creations.

Avoid the mobs, crowded megastores, and stuffy malls; and enjoy shopping out in the sunshine of gorgeous downtown venues!

Both fabulous shows allow you the ability to participate in Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small American businesses during the holiday season. Buying handmade gifts from local artists, supporting the local economy, and checking everyone off your list? Sounds like a win, win to us!

Shopping makes everyone happy!

Local Talent : Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

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While you are walking off your Thanksgiving dinner and searching for the perfect Holiday gifts for loved ones at the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, don’t forget to stop by the booths of local Delray Beach area artists!

We are thrilled to have these local artists in our show this weekend:

Patricia Kaufman : http://www.patkaufmanart.com

Atsuko Okamoto : http://www.aokamoto.com

You can view the compete list of Participating Artists at the show HERE.

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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Sponsor of Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival : Cadillac

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During the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, Cadillac will be showcasing their new 2012 Models. As you experience the new 2012 Models, you may have a chance to win a beautiful piece of artwork by April Davis (see below).

So, when you are walking around the Art Festival this weekend searching for Holiday gifts and walking off your Thanksgiving Dinner, make sure you stop by Cadillac!

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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12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival (November 26th & 27th, 2011)

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This weekend (November 26th & 27th, 2011), Howard Alan Events is proud to present to you 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in Delray Beach, Florida.

This two-day juried festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience and appeals to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and collectors eager to explore the work of new and emerging talent. Timed with the Thanksgiving weekend, the festival presents holiday shoppers an alternative to crowded mall shopping and offers a vast selection for those seeking unique gift items. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 200 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Fl 33444.

Here are a few of the fine artists you will be able to meet this weekend:

J.P. Garner: Mixed Media 3-D

The first artist we are going to introduce to you is J.P. Garner. J.P.  is wowing the interior decor market with his contemporary and modern themed, beautifully fabricated metal art objects. His portfolio of work includes wall hangings that are perfectly balanced, lightweight in appearance and absolutely striking in design and tone. You can see more of his flawless work HERE.

Scott Menaul: Digital

Next, we would like to introduce to you Scott Menaul. Scott is an abstract artist with a unique creative process. His methods allow him to customize artwork, changing colors, dimensions and composition. His work certainly stands out amongst other artists (and other mediums, as well). You can see more of his work HERE.

Annmarie Siegel: Jewelry

The final artist we are going to introduce to you today is Annmarie Siegel. After taking apart one of her father’s favorite pocket watches, Annmarie found that there were many more treasured pieces inside that she could use to create with, she was then inspired by the shapes and saw that they were much more than just watch parts. She began to create recognizable things such as fish, owls and birds with the pieces. Since then, her obsession with constantly making new designs has become her livelihood. Her jewelry is gorgeous! You can see more of her unique pieces HERE.

Don’t miss out on this unique event to start your Holiday shopping! You will be able to have a chance to purchase from the artists mentioned above along with over 100 other very talented artists from across the country.

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

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