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Talented Sarasota Artists Will Display Art Work This Weekend!

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This weekend, Howard Alan Events is proud to be producing the 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, Florida. We have artists who will be participating from all over the country. However, for this post, we are going to concentrate on our local artists from Sarasota!

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

Other local Sarasota artists include:

*Lou Divita: Photography

*Helen Howard: Watercolors

*Harry Roa: Jewelry

*Ken Shields: Pottery

*John Whitney: Painting

*David Wilson: Metal Sculpture

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

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23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival (November 12th & 13th, 2011)

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This weekend (November 12th & 13th, 2011), Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

A vast array of original handmade art, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during this two-day art extravaganza. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. An eclectic mix of styles by 150 of the finest artists in the country will line St. Armands Circle and transform this charming retail and dining district into a first-class outdoor art gallery.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236.

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

Lou Michaels: Mixed Media

First, we would like to introduce to you Lou Michaels. Lou’s first work uses vintage photography, sculpture and metal to create a cohesive three dimensional nostalgic landscape. The trilogy represents the construction of three of New York City’s most recognizable skyscrapers and entices the viewer’s sense in fresh and exciting ways. You can see more of his flawless work HERE.

Keith Bradley: Sculpture

Next, we would like to introduce to you Keith Bradley. Keith creates the most unique metal sculptures you will ever see. Some of them have even been made into functional art, like the one pictured above. If you purchase this piece above, you can invite your guests to have a seat!

Jane Johnson: Acrylic

The final artist we are going to introduce to you is Jane Johnson. Jane is an exceptional artist who creates the most beautiful paintings. Her paintings would fit perfectly in any household. Make sure you stop by her booth to ask questions about her work.

You will be able to meet all the artists mentioned above along with 150 other talented artists from across the nation. 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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Local Artists at St. Armands Craft Festival

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As you walk around the 10th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival this weekend, make sure you stop by every booth and see what each fine crafter has to offer. Each has their own talent and story behind their work.

Additionally, we have many local artists who will be exhibiting in the show this weekend.  Here is one local Sarasota artist, in particular, whose work you should definitely see:

Lou Divita: Photography

Lou Divita: Photography

Lou Divita: Photography

Lou Divita: Many of the photographs you see in his galleries have taken years to capture, especially where wildlife is concerned. The photograph utilizes natural light only, the composition, consisting of foreground, background, color and geometry is carefully chosen so as to compliment and enhance the portrait. Each photographic outing is an adventure, he watches and waits patiently, trying to capture that special moment, a moment that very few people will ever see, a unique photograph that creates a portrait depicting human-like behavior and their natural beauty.

Lou digitally captures, processes and prints his own photography using the latest technology. The final composition is printed onto photo papers, fine art papers (Giclee) or canvas which is stretched and gallery wrapped. You can view more of his beautiful work HERE.

Other Sarasota-area artists you can meet this weekend are:

(1) Fernando Aragon: Furniture

(2) Debra Conterno: Jewelry

(3) Gordon & Joan Gregory: Corian

(4) Mindy Lind-Terk: Jewelry

(5) Scott Soliday: Pottery Coasters

(6) Lora & Bob Thomas: Pottery

(7) John Vidakovic: Sculpture

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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10th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival (June 11-12, 2011)

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This weekend (June 11-12), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents the 10th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

The St. Armands Circle Craft Festival returns to Sarasota for its 10th anniversary on June 11 – 12, 2011 with an eclectic mix of unique, hand crafted work by the nation’s top crafters.  The quaint tree lined park at St. Armands Circle will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with a full spectrum of craft art mediums on display including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236. Admission is free and open to the public.

Meet some of the artists & fine crafters you will see at this weekend’s show:

Penny DiGregorio: Jewelry

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Penny DiGregorio. Penny’s copper bracelets are completely handmade using wire and sheets of solid copper. Each piece is then polished and hand painted with high quality laquer to retain its beautiful rich color. You can view more of her work HERE.

John Truffa: Wood

Next, we would like to introduce to you John Truffa. John creates the most stunning wood kitchen accessories. Some of his items include: bread boxes, wine racks, trash containers, ice cream scoops, cutting boards, etc. His work would fit beautifully in any home! You can view John’s website HERE.

Rasa Saldaitis: Oils/Acrylics

The final artist we would like to introduce to you today is Rasa Saldaitis. Rasa was born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania. Today, she does her work in her studio and displays her art in her studio show room in St. Petersburg, FL. Rasa’s oil and acrylic paintings represent her love for color and the world around her. She feels that every artist dips his brush in his soul and paints his own nature into his paintings. Her work is fabulous! You can view more of it HERE.

You will be able to meet the artists mentioned above along with 100 other incredibly talented artists at 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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RECAP: 8th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival

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This past weekend, the 8th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival was an unbelievable show! The crowds were present all weekend long. Additionally, there were tons of visitors who came from all over the state of Florida.

Here are some fantastic pictures from the weekend:

St. Armands Crowd: January 2011

St. Armands Crowd: January 2011

We love seeing happy customers!

If you would like to view the complete St. Armands Photo Album, click HERE.

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Talent In St. Armands: Lou DiVita

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Howard Alan Events is proud to have Lou DiVita exhibit in the 8th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival this weekend. Lou is an exceptionally talented wildlife photographer. His photography makes you feel like you are right there in all the action!

Here is some more information about Lou:

Lou DiVita, a wild life photographer, exclusively utilizes natural light when capturing his subjects; the composition, consisting of foreground, background, color and geometry is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the portrait.

Lou believes each photographic outing is an adventure. He watches and waits patiently, trying to capture that special moment, a moment that very few people will ever see, a unique photograph that creates a portrait depicting human-like behavior and their natural beauty.

Lou DiVita: Photography

Lou DiVita: Photography

Lou DiVita: Photography

You will be able to see more of Lou’s work at the St. Armands Circle Art Festival this weekend (January 29th & 30th)! We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit Lou DiVita’s website HERE.

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Artist Spotlight: Don Plumridge

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This weekend, we are very excited that Don Plumridge will be joining us at the 8th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

We would like to share with you a little about Don’s background! Continue reading below:

From an early age, Don Plumridge expressed artistic talents through professional photography, stage and set design, acting, sculpting, writing and of course, oil painting.   After several years of formal art and design education in Canada, his homeland, he has spent his life in the creative world.

Following ten years in the television industry, Don founded and was CEO of his own advertising agency and graphic design studio in the metro Washington, DC area.   Functioning as its creative head, he wrote, produced and directed countless radio and television commercials worthy of two CLIO awards. As an art director, he created several award-winning advertising print campaigns.

Oil painting has always been his singular passion and personal creative focus. From his own photography and professional eye for composition and color harmonies, he creates canvases of surprising varied images. Although subjects currently favor water, boats and nautical landscapes, the artist varies technique, coloring and brush-work to accommodate the mood and pictorial impact.

Plumridge has yet to settle on one predictable subject theme or ‘style’ and doubts he ever will. Mostly self-taught yet guided by prominent painters since youth, he thrives on experimentation and the rewards of discovery. His studio and home is in Wimauma, Florida.

"Buoys"

"Quiet Time"

"October Boat"

You can see more gorgeous oil  paintings like the ones pictured above if you come and visit Don at the 8th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival this weekend! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Visit Don’s website HERE!

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