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Looking For Something New…Don’t Look Far!

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Howard Alan Events has many new artists attending our upcoming summer art shows and their work is must see!!!

     

Glynnis Miller

Glynnis Miller is a self-taught pencil artist who began drawing at a young age, winning her first award in 4th grade!  Glynnis’ work portrays her lifelong love of horses and the western lifestyle. The ranching community of Elko, Nevada was Glynnis’ home during her school years and the influence of Elko’s ranches, cowboys, rodeos and (of course) horses is evident in her artwork. She has owned and ridden horses for some 30 years an  they hold a special place in her life, heart, and art. Glynnis is now enjoying her first two loves, horses and drawing, and building them into a rewarding second career with multiple honors and awards. The pencil, graphite or charcoal, is Glynnis’ medium of choice. Each drawing is meticulously planned and the result of hundreds of hours with the tiny tip of a sharp pencil. Patience and focus are a requirement with this simplest, yet complex medium. See more of her work at http://www.glynnismillerart.com.

Look for Glynnis Miller’s work at the following shows:

4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair ♦ 10th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Fest ♦ 25th Anniversary Beaver Creek Art Fair ♦ 6th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair

 

 

Kathleen Kirch

Kathleen Kirch has a passion for wildlife, sunsets, the mountains and flowers. My painting history has been sixteen years with the Decorative Artists Association. She traveled a lot growing up and loved visiting Nation Parks along the way. “I hope to inspire people to appreciate the world and to enjoy what it has to offer through my work.” Kathleen’s oil paintings are beautiful and capture vivid moments in nature with her attention to detail. See more of her work at http://www.kathleenkirch.com.

Look for Kathleen Kirch’s work at the following shows:

5th Downtown Art Annual in Kansas City ♦ 5th Annual Boulder Festival of the Arts on 29th St ♦ 4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair ♦ 10th Anniversary Downtown Aspen Art Fair ♦ 6th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair

 

These are just a couple very talented new artists we will have at our shows. Please see our website for a full list of dates and locations at www.artfestival.com. We look forward to seeing everyone over the summer, you won’t want to miss out!

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15th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival (January 21st & 22nd, 2012)

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This weekend (January 21st & 22nd, 2012), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present 15th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival in Punta Gorda, Florida

About the festival:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market offering a wide variety of quality plants including exotics as well as dips and gourmet items.
  • Vast array of craft media: 
    • Folk art
    • Pottery
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Paintings
    • Personalized gifts
    • Handmade clothing
    • Scented soaps
    • Body products and much more

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 331 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

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

Bunny & John Switzenberg : Candles & Wax

First, we would like to introduce to you Bunny & John Switzenberg. Bunny & John keep their 21 hives at Bunny’s sister, Sandy and brother-in-law, Francis’ 250 acre farm in Georgetown, Delaware. The wax from the hives goes into making their ornaments and candles. How unique! You can learn more about their product HERE.

Patti Van Tonder : Hair Accessories

Next, we would like to introduce to you Patti Van Tonder. Patti is dedicated to producing the most beautiful and durable pieces of hair jewelry for the most beautiful women of the world. It’s the only hair accessory that will stay in every hair type! You can learn more about Patti’s work HERE.

Candy Wilson : Mats & Frames

The final crafter we would like to introduce to you is Candy Wilson. Candy was a professional artist who worked part-time as a framer. Later, this led to a full-blown business where Candy went to art and craft festivals to sell the custom frames and mats. They have a unique selection that you can see HERE.

Don’t miss you chance to meet the artists listed above along with 150 other fine crafters from around the state of Florida and across the United States!

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22nd Annual Indialantic Art Festival (January 21st & 22nd, 2012)

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This weekend (January 21st & 22nd, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 22nd Annual Indialantic Art Festival in Melbourne, Florida.

The Indialantic Art Festival, hosted by the city of Indialantic, features the finest artists in the country including top local talent for a truly eclectic exhibit of quality original art.  Prices are set to suit all budgets and range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures.  This popular high-end outdoor festival will take place at Nance Park, located directly on the ocean and AIA.  

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 4 Wavecrest Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.

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

Alina Eydel : Acrylic

First, we would like to introduce to you Alina Eydel. Rather than Alina using traditional mosaics, she gives her figurative, acrylic-on-canvas paintings a modern and unique twist, incorporating precious and semi-precious materials, which already imply treasure in themselves, and gluing and varnishing glass beads, Swarovsky crystals, fresh-water pearls, corals & turquoise. The result is spectacular. Each paintings shimmers like a sea of gem stones. You can see more of her work HERE.

Vicky Lilavois : Jewelry

Next, we would like to introduce to you Vicky Lilavois. Vicky enjoys creating exciting visual effects in her jewelry. She uses polymer clay because there are many ways it can be blended and manipulated. Polymer clay is not really a clay. It is a polymer compound of fine particles of polyvinyl chloride suspended in a plasticizer. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

Gregory Ricciardiello : Pottery

The final artist we would like to share with you today is Gregory Ricciardiello. Gregory hand-makes each piece of pottery. The work is either thrown on a potters wheel or hand constructed out of slabs and coils. As you can see – Gregory’s hard work pays off! His work is beautiful! You can see more of his collections HERE.

Don’t miss you chance to meet the artists listed above along with 100 other artists from around the United States!

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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!

Have something to say about this art fair? Join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.


Local Dunedin Artist: Linda Stump

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We are very excited that local Dunedin Artist, Linda Stump, will be joining us at the 15th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival this weekend (January 14 & 15, 2012).

Here are a few examples of her photography below:

Linda Stump : Photography

Linda Stump : Photography

Linda Stump : Photography

Make sure you stop by Linda’s booth at the art festival – so you can get to know more about her! You can see where she will be located in the show HERE (space numbers will be posted tomorrow).

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5th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival (January 14th & 15th, 2012)

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This weekend (January 14th & 15th, 2012), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present 5th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival in Venice, Florida

About the festival:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market offering a wide variety of quality plants including exotics as well as dips and gourmet items.
  • Vast array of craft media: 
    • Folk art
    • Pottery
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Paintings
    • Personalized gifts
    • Handmade clothing
    • Scented soaps
    • Body products and much more

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 220 Miami Ave W., Venice, FL 34285 .

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

Beau & Becky Anders : Hummingbird Feeders

First, we would like to introduce to you Beau & Becky Anders. What is unique about Beau & Becky is that they not only hand-make these beautiful feeders, but also educate you about hummingbirds! You can learn more about what they do HERE.

Hil-Dee Fisher : Pottery

Next, we have Hil-Dee Fisher. Hil-Dee dabbles in many mediums, but clay is her main love. The cycle of taking a lump of clay that smells of earth, shaping it, firing it and ultimately completing a process that ends in somebody handling that same lump of clay in its transfigured state. Her work is beautiful! You can see more examples HERE.

Tom & Janet Jenkins : Candles

Finally, we introduce to you Tom & Janet Jenkins. According to Tom & Janet, these candles provide you with the ultimate candle-burning experience! Imagine the soothing sound of a crackling fire with the scent of your favorite fragrance! You can learn more about their candles HERE.

Don’t miss you chance to meet the artists listed above along with 150 other craftres from across the state of Florida and around the United States!

Have something to say about this art fair? Join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.

15th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival (January 14th & 15th, 2012)

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This weekend (January 14th & 15th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 15th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival in Dunedin, Florida.

The country’s top artists will converge upon Main Street in Downtown Dunedin for a celebration of the arts January 14 – 15, 2012.  These talented artists, selected among hundreds of applicants, will be displaying their finest work including their newest creations. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to stroll through isles of unique, handmade art representing a broad range of artistic mediums.

  • Vast array of artistic media: 
    • Paintings
    • Life Size Sculptures
    • Photography
    • Ceramics
    • Glass
    • Wood
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Collage
    • Mixed Media

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 271 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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

Sergey Cherep : Painting

First, we would like to introduce to you Sergey Cherep. Almost 20 years ago, Sergey attended the World Cup Soccer game in California and visited Napa Valley while he was there. He was enchanted by the grapes, the beautiful landscape and the overall ambiance. It was then that his art changed from the traditional European style of painting that depicted stark realism and was so prevalent in Russia to painting a bright, vivid palette of land and sea in primary colors. You can see more of his breathtaking work HERE.

Janet Searfoss : Batik

Next, we would like to introduce to you Janet Searfoss. Janet is a painter of Batik, the antique appearing paintings done with hot wax and dyes that often resemble stained glass in fabric form. You can learn even more about Janet HERE.

Kevan Breitinger : Mosaics

The final artist we are going to introduce to you is Kevan Breitinger. Pictured above, you can take a look at the unique mosaic fish that features handmade, hand-colored polymer clay tiles (mermaid, musical notes, a bunny and a key, among others), stained glass chips, found objects, Scrabble tiles, and pottery shards, in a funky homage to Beauty. You can view more of Kevan’s work HERE.

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

Have something to say about this art fair? Join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.