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Artists Highlights Through The Week

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To honor our 3 shows this weekend – we would like to post some of the beautiful artwork that artists posted on our Facebook wall this week to promote Boca Fest, Downtown Dunedin Art Festival & Downtown Venice Craft Festival!

Enjoy the beautiful artwork:

Luisa Velasquez : Boca Fest - Booth #94

Alexa & Peter Smarsh - Boca Fest : Booth #89

Erik Laffer : Downtown Dunedin - Booth #54

Skip & Moonstone White - Dunedin Art Festival : Booth #21

Julia Dressler : Downtown Venice Craft Festival

Karen Hull : Downtown Venice Craft Festival

What show do you plan on attending this weekend? Please share with us!

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Lee Murrell: Featured Crafter at Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

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Lee Murrell will be one of our talented crafters at the 12th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival this weekend (September 24th & 25th, 2011).

Lee has created his easily recognized copper sculpture known as “Copper Creations” since 1970. His work has been shown and won many awards in Arts and Crafts shows in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.

Copper, a lasting and versatile metal, fired porcelain enamels and touches of brass are used to interpret his original designs. Almost any color is available on order. Because all of the stems and branches are heavy copper wire you can gently work them into the shape you like. A rinse in warm water, soapy if needed, will quickly refresh any “Copper Creation.”

Here are a few examples of his work:

Lee Murrell: Copper

Lee Murrell: Copper

Lee Murrell: Copper

Make sure you stop by Lee’s booth when you visit the craft festival this weekend. You can take a look at more of his one-of-a-kind work HERE.

We look forward to seeing YOU at the craft festival this weekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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12th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival (September 24th & 25th, 2011)

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This weekend (September 24th & 25th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents the 12th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival in Stuart, Florida.

The Downtown Stuart Craft Fair returns September 24 – 25, 2011 with 100 of the finest crafters in the country. Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart will be transformed into a top-notch outdoor art gallery with unique and affordable crafts. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994.

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

Linda M. Cain - Jewelry

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Linda M. Cain. In the picture above, you will see daisy porcelain earrings, which have periwinkle petals with a yellow center against a soft yellow-green background. They are made of porcelain clay which is slab rolled out very thin and cut. Linda very carefully stamps the flower image into the clay, finishes it with glazes and fires it in her kiln. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

Randi Hodge: Tuts & Hair Accessories

Next, we would like to introduce to you Randi Hodge. Randi’s company, Pie and Pop Culture, was inspired by her two children and the silly nicknames she gave them. All of her designs are inspired by her love for couture items and all things girly. When her daughter began dance class, that’s when her obsession with tutu’s was born! You can see more of her gorgeous collections HERE.

Klaus Schuler: Watercolors

The final artist we are going to introduce to you today is Klaus Schuler. Klaus’ early union with lakes, rivers and fishing were to become the focus of his art. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the University of Alabama, (Roll Tide), Klaus joined the Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he illustrated many projects for the Space Program. Klaus left the industry to become a full-time fine artist in 1993. It wasn’t long before his subjects included scenes from the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. You can see more beautiful pieces of artwork from this artist HERE.

You will be able to meet the crafters mentioned above along with 100 other fantastic fine crafters from around the country.

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

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Featured Colorado Artist: Danielle Foushee

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Howard Alan Events is proud to have Danielle Foushee as an exhibitor in the 9th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival in Aspen, Colorado on July 23rd & 24th, 2011.

Artist and graphic designer Danielle Foushee lives in Seattle, Washington. She spends a lot of time working and playing in Los Angeles, California where she lived for ten years. She loves to compare the cultural qualities of all the places she’s lived including Grand Junction, Colorado; Logan, Utah; Detroit, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Birmingham, Alabama. It is this rich diversity of the American experience that gives Danielle’s work its unique blend of contradictory qualities — wilderness vs. civilization, artifice vs. nature, silence vs. language, spirit vs. science, and tradition vs. progress.

Here are some examples of her work below:

Danielle Foushee: Mixed Media

Danielle Foushee: Mixed Media

Danielle Foushee: Mixed Media

 Make sure you stop by Danielle’s booth to ask about her work and inspirations. You can view more of her work HERE.

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

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9th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival : July 23-24, 2011

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This weekend (July 23-24, 2011), Howard Alan Events proudly presents 9th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

Wagner Park will come to life with the bold, vibrant and whimsical art of the country’s leading artists when the 9th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival returns July 23 – 24, 2011.  The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand designed earrings to $50,000 metal life size sculptures. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: Mill St & Durant Ave., Aspen, CO 81611.

Here are a few artists you can expect to see at the show this weekend:

Paul Farmer: Jewelry

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Paul Farmer. Paul will be joining us from Scottsdale, Arizona. His gorgeous jewelry collection includes: pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings & more. The intricate detail on all his work is exquisite! If you have a passion for jewelry, then his booth will be a must see for you! You can learn more about this artist HERE.

Anthony Grant: Paintings

Next, we have Anthony Grant. Anthony is a self-taught representational and expressionist artist of over 30 years. He loves painting life around him as he dives into the unknown. Simply following where hid energy and curiosity take him shows his expression. He is currently working on a new series of aerial landscapes in oil on canvas that uses his love of abstraction and geometry. While his goal is celebrating his love of human creativity, his head is often in the clouds and that is reflected in much of his recent work. You can view more of his original work HERE.

Blase Mathern: Wood

The final artist we are going to share with you is Blase Mathern. As an artist working with fine wood, Blase strives to create uniquely beautiful works that blend form and function. Each piece is a combination of his own designs which reflect architectural elements that peak his interest. Every project starts with a mental image. Visualization is like his sixth sense. Blase lets his “mind’s eye” direct each project as the design evolves in order to maximize form and function. You can view more of his stunning work HERE.

You will be able to meet these artists mentioned above along with 150 of the nation’s finest artists at the art festival this weekend. We look forward to seeing YOU there!

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

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19th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival : June 18-19, 2011

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This weekend (June 18-19), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 19th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival in Venice, Florida.

Venice welcomes back its signature summer craft show June 18 – 19, 2011. Miami Avenue in Downtown Venice will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with the original and affordable work of the country’s top crafters. Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 220 Miami Ave W., Venice, FL 34285.

This is just one of the many art events that festival producers American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring to Downtown Venice. These highly anticipated art shows are popular for the quality artists and crafters they feature. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Venice Main Street.

Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift item, there is something for everyone. From folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, a full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, al local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.  All crafters will be at the festival with their work, available to discuss their art and inspiration.

Here are a few of the artists you can expect to see at the show this weekend:

Julie Blanco: Wood Carvings

Robert & Kerry Waltz: Metal & Ceramic Lamps

Nena Martin: Jewelry

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

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RECAP: 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

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To kick off the official start of summer, many locals & tourists in Delray Beach, Florida attended the 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival this past weekend. We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you!

Downtown Delray Beach Crowd

Downtown Delray Beach Crowd

Downtown Delray Beach Crowd

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE.

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

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