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The 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival on Memorial Day Weekend!


Memorial Day Weekend In Hilton Head

This holiday weekend you need to do something exciting, and the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival is where you should be! The show will be held at the famous Shelter Cove Harbor, which is nationally known for being one of the most popular resort and shopping districts in the Hilton Head area. This exquisite backdrop combined with the excitement of the holiday weekend creates an exceptional environment to feature the creations of Country’s most extraordinary artists. You won’t want to miss out on a weekend filled with art and fun!


 Date & Time: May 26th & 27th, 2012    Saturday & Sunday 10AM-5PM

Navigational Address:  1 Harbourside Ln. Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

See you at the show!!!

Howard Alan Events



ArtFest By The Sea


It was a busy weekend with shows in both Venice and Fort Lauderdale, also a windy weekend which presented a few problems but our fantastic artists pulled it off successfully.  Now we turn our attention to the beach, Juno Beach and  ArtFest by the Sea, a beloved show of many returns this weekend.  Nestled oceanfront along AIA in Juno Beach over 300 artists from around the country will set up their tents and display their beautiful pieces to the eager patrons.

Jupiter is right up the road and fans of the Jupiter Lighthouse will want to come out and meet Cam Chapman, a photographer who captures the Jupiter Lighthouse in some beautiful shots.  According to his website: “The sea is relentless and unforgiving, but also reassuringly consistent.  And I am in awe of its sentry, the lighthouse; how it silhouettes the endless sky, straddles the rugged land,
shoulders the powerful water.
It is portrait-worthy. It’s a rush, riding out to the shore on my Harley in the pre-dawn darkness, anticipating the moment of sunrise.  The ever-changing light, the shadows and reflections it casts, are amazing in this environment. But some days it does not find its balance, though the lighthouse stands ready. So I will return as often as needed, because it’s a waiting

game I love to play with the sun.  I will spend hours finessing its proper balance. To capture that light, just as it shapes my portrait composition perfectly, is when the timeless icons of the sea become art.I hope that you enjoy viewing these images, as much as I’ve enjoyed photographing them.”

Steve Vaughn will also be displaying a photo of the Jupiter Lighthouse, along with two other shots of the Jupiter Inlet.  Steve Vaughn is know for his sweeping panoramic photos, mostly covering tropical locations.  You can see more of his work here at his website.Speaking of the Jupiter Inlet, our poster image for ArtFest By the Sea was painted by April W Davis.  Gateway to Paradise, Jupiter Inlet captures the sunrise and the Jupiter Lighthouse and Inlet.  You can enter to win a Giclee of this image by clicking here.  April Davis has always found her artistic inspiration in the splendor of the surrounding natural environment. By using her inherent talent as an artist, she focuses on bringing out the beauty and tranquility of a specific scene. Since moving to Florida 15 years ago, April has become known for her brilliant tropical landscapes. Most recently April completed a cityscape of Lincoln Road in South Beach, FL – the second in a series she is creating of cities throughout the country. April is presently working from her new studio/gallery in Jupiter, FL. This Giclee is the fantastic results from an early morning venture to witness the sunrise on the Jupiter Inlet. Gateway to Paradise will be a lovely addition to your home!


22nd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival, Artist Jim Matheson


Our next Howard Alan Event is the  22nd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival.

Historic Downtown Stuart is the proud recipient of the title “Most Beautiful City” from America In Bloom and called a “small Intracoastal gem on the Treasure Coast” by Coastal Living Magazine.  A quick look around and you will see a downtown filled with a great mix of shopping, arts, the historic Lyric Theater, Stuart Heritage Museum and many dining options.

Coastal Living Magazine

Local Stuart Artist Jim Matheson

creates his art through a Japanese art from called GYOTAKU.  A technique that began in the 1850’s by fisherman as a way to record the size and other information about their catch.  The process evolved into an art form.

An Overview of the GYOTAKU process.

Step one the artist cleans the fish and applies paint or ink to the fish making sure it is positioned to highlight the body in the best way.

Step two the artist lays Japanese rice paper over the painted fish and rubs it to imprint the fish.  The paper is carefully removed and left to dry.  Step three the artist will paint the eyes on the fish to complete their replica.  The artists can then clean the fish, freeze it to un-thaw and paint again another day.

Jim Matheson is an avid fisherman and studied the art of Gyotaku in Sarasota with 2 local artists there.   Jim says that he loves to reproduce the fish he catches on his own fishing trips and admires the beauty in their form and color.  The majority of Jim’s paintings are of native Florida fish.

You can meet Jim and discuss GYOTAKU further this weekend at the Stuart Art Festival on Osceola Street in Stuart.  Stop by and check them out!

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


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


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


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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When Are March Booth Fees Due?


We know it can get difficult to remember when booth fees are due, since most artists are exhibiting in a show almost every weekend. To help you out – we decided to inform you when the booth fees are due for ALL of March’s shows.

Take a look at our diagrams below:


03/03-03/04 11th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic (Venice, Florida)DUE FEBRUARY 3RD
03/03-03/04 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)DUE FEBRUARY 3RD
03/10-03/11 24th Annual Art Fest by the Sea (Jupiter/Juno Beach, Florida)DUE FEBRUARY 10TH
03/17-03/18 48th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival (Miami, FL)DUE FEBRUARY 17TH
03/17-03/18 8th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts (Southeast, FL)DUE FEBRUARY 17TH
03/24-03/25 23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, Florida)DUE FEBRUARY 24TH
03/31-04/01 2nd Annual CityPlace Art Fair (West Palm Beach, Florida)DUE FEBRUARY 31ST


03/03-03/04 3rd Annual The Villages Craft Festival at La Plaza GrandeDUE FEBRUARY 3RD
03/10-03/11 16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL)DUE FEBRUARY 10TH
03/17-03/18 8th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts (Southeast, FL)DUE FEBRUARY 17TH
03/24-03/25 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival DUE FEBRUARY 24TH
03/31-04/01 9th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft FestivalDUE FEBRUARY 31ST

Please remember that we try the best that we can to work with ALL our artists and crafters. Almost every other show promoter requires the booth fees to be paid in full at the time that you apply. We only require a deposit – and then ask that you kindly pay 30 days prior to the show.

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

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