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Artist Spotlight Kathryn Riechert Appearing at Hilton Head Art Festival


4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival

May 26 & 27, 2012  Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM  Free Admission

Howard Alan Events is proud to be returning to Hilton Head Island this Memorial Day Weekend for the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival. 

Our Artist Spotlight today will focus on Kathryn J Riechert of Savannah, Georgia and her whimsical jewelry. 

Kathryn Riechert was born in Ocala, Florida.  She then achieved a degree in Metals and Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She remained in Savannah Georgia and now creates beautiful hand stamped and custom made jewelry.

From her website she says,  “My inspirations come from everyday life, as I seek to transform the beauty I find into the permanence of metal and stone. The designs are often uplifting with positive messages in the hopes that they can make the world a little bit brighter.”

Kathryn Riechert’s designs are sold online at her website. retailers throughout the country and Art Festivals like the 4th Annual Hilton Head Art Festival, May 26 and 27th, 2012.  One of her popular designs are hand stamped posey rings, in both silver and gold. Centuries ago these rings were given as engagement rings with personalized messages of love written on them.  Today a posey ring refers to a ring that has writing on it.

Here are some more examples of her work:

Stop by the Hilton Head Art Festival at 1 Harbourside Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 Saturday and Sunday May 26th and 27th from 10 am to 5pm and say hello to Kathryn Riechert and check out her new designs or discuss creating your own personalized piece.


Artist Spotlight – Siesta Fiesta, April 14 – 15 in Sarasota, Florida


Siesta Fiesta Art Festival

Howard Alan Events will be back again on April 14th & 15th, 2012 to Siesta Key Village off the coast of Sarasota, Florida to celebrate its longest running event, the 34th Annual Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Festival! Hosted again along beautiful Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road this spectacular event will be closing down the streets.

Siesta Key is a one of a kind island community off the coast of Sarasota.

Artist Spotlight – Kimberly Arden, Jewelry             

Kimberly Arden Chandler has been making original creations since she was a child.  She currently creates colorful jewlery from sterling silver and polymer clay beads.  She tours the country making a living selling her pieces at art fairs.

According to an Amarillo.com article Kimberly is quoted about how her jewlery,“My jewelry is happy, and women need to shop,” she said. “There’s a lot of laughter coming from our booth. I make what I love and people play along, and I think they want to take a little piece of that home.” The couple lives in Temperance, near Toledo, Ohio, with a winter place in New Port Richey on the Florida gulf coast. Come out to the the Siesta Fiesta and meet Kimberly and check out her colorful happy jewelry!


Valentine’s Day Giveaway!


Enter to win this beautiful custom handpainted Necklace and Earring set!  Click on the photo to enter.

Howard Alan Events is offering a Valentine’s Day Giveaway!  The day that celebrates love is around the corner so whether you win this gift for that special someone or even yourself enter  today.  The jewelry is designed by Kelly and Jon Allen of Statements Jewelry, they design and hand paint beautiful works of art that are exhibited at Art Fairs all around Florida.

Following more than a decade of artistry in sculptural glass and metal work, Jon blended his talents with Kelly’s creative success in advertising to develop Statements Jewelry sixteen years ago. Today their pieces can be found in galleries and fine art shows throughout the United States.

Jon and Kelly also invite you to meet them at one of the many art events they participate in throughout the United States. Selections from Statements Jewelry popular creations are available online.

Artist Statement: To fully realize your true calling and form of expression, one must constantly challenge new and different mediums, shapes and forms. Only then can one truly understand what he or she was meant to create.
Jon & Kelly Allen

You can see more of Jon & Kelly Allen’s work at the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, February 4th and 5th, 2012 and many of the other Howard Alan Events held in February and March.

http://www.artfestival.com  or www.statementsjewelry.com

11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts (February 4th & 5th, 2012)


This weekend (February 4th & 5th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts in Hobe Sound, Florida.

The festival spans four blocks of A1A/Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road and continuing south on AIA.  This popular art festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, attracts locals and tourists alike. All artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475.

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

Paul LaMontagne: Abstract Sculpture

First, we would like to introduce to you Paul LaMontagne. Paul is an abstract sculpture artist from Coca, Florida. His pieces would be a statement in anyone’s home. Make sure you visit Paul at the show & he will be able to tell you a little more about himself. You can take a look at his website HERE.

George Gabriel: Metal

Next, we would like to introduce to you George Gabriel. George believes metal melts into the curves of beauty offering a sparkling light. This piece of art (pictured above) connects us with the idea of infinity and the magic of art in our daily life. You can see more of his flawless pieces HERE.

Mike & Liz Rose: Jewelry

Last, but not least, we would like to introduce to you Mike & Liz Rose. Mike makes the beads, and then Liz designs and constructs the jewelry, combining Mike’s beads with precious metals and semi-precious stones. Together they create beautiful unique pieces of jewelry that capture the light and reflect beautifuly on the wearer. You can learn more about this dynamic duo HERE.

You will be able to meet all these artists mentioned above along with 100+ other artists from around the country! If you have any questions about this festival, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (November 26th & 27th, 2011)


This weekend (November 26th & 27th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present to you the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida.

A wide variety of original and affordable handmade crafts, appealing to all tastes, will be on display and for sale. Craft mediums include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices are set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the 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 on site for the duration of the festival available to discuss their art , techniques and inspiration.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 4501 N Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308.

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

Kelli Boxberger: Wood

First, we would like to introduce to you Kelli Boxberger. Kelli has always had a dream to own a funky little art shop, which is exactly what she has accomplished. Her pieces are fun and are perfect for any beach getaway. You can see more of her bright and vibrant pieces HERE.

Brittney Love: Photography

Next, we would like to introduce to you Brittney Love. Brittney has an incredible talent for her portrait photography. In her portfolio, she has also done weddings. You can learn more about Brittney on her website HERE.

Donna Marasia: Mixed Media

The final artist we are going to introduce to you today is Donna Marasia. Donna brings a contemporary twist to the classic 1960’s peace sign. “2 Hip Chicks” fashions unique pieces of canvas wall décor. Inspired creation, or custom piece, designed with your inner hippie in mind. You can view more of her fun and creative designs 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 fine crafters mentioned above along with over 100 other very talented artists from all over the state of Florida & 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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The Place To Be: 15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival


Did you join us this past weekend at the 15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival? Where did you purchase from? Who was your favorite fine crafter? We will be back in The Villages on January 7th & 8th, 2012 – so make sure you mark your calendars!

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

This jeweler was very busy!

Fine Crafter: Annie Gray

Crowd at The Villages Craft Festival

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE.

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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Looking For An Artist?


We understand that attending an art festival can be overwhelming, especially when you are surrounded by beautiful and stunning artwork. There is so much to look at, and better yet – so many different pieces of artwork to possibly buy!

Perhaps there may have been an artist whose work you were “looking at”, and you couldn’t decide whether or not you wanted to purchase the piece. Also, you forgot to grab a business card or ask for contact information.

Now, here you are one month later and you must have this piece of artwork.

We have great news for you! We can help you find the artist you are looking for. As long as you give us as much detailed information as possible, we can most likely identify your artist.

If you were at one of our art festivals and need to find an artist, you can send us an email at info@artfestival.com. We will do our best to find your artist!

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