2019 was a very busy year!
ART Show & Sale - (finished) the Patchwork Show, Santa Ana
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Here is where it all started… Patchwork Show Santa Ana where you can shop from 200+ makers is the first location and the biggest event drawing thousands of customers for over ten years. In 2012, the event moved to the Downtown. This urban and historical setting encompasses several streets and incorporates local shops, museums and a handful of restaurants and bars. *Dog-friendly. This show is from 11am-5pm on Sycamore and 3rd street in the Downtown Santa Ana Artists' Village. This is the Original Patchwork Show (Santa Ana) and is still the best DIY handmade show in Orange County! Artisan food, DIY crafting, Local music, Handmade Goods, bicycle valet! There are several paid parking structures nearby; best is 3rd and Broadway (spans 3rd from Broadway and Sycamore), also one at 3rd and Birch street. Come early for the best parking and first crack at the works!
See pictures HERE of last year's Fall show in Santa Ana!
Check out the History at >How did the Patchwork shows start?
ART Show & Sale - (finished) the Artistic License Fair
Friday & Saturday, October 25-26, 2019
This is a CELEBRATION of the final year at Estancia Park in Costa Mesa. in 2020 this event will be moving to a new location at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California. We hope to see you there in 2020!
ART Show & Sale "Hard Mud- Soft Threads" at THE LOFT- San Pedro
opens Sunday, July 7 thru August 18, 2019 ( see specific dates and times)
I had several pieces accepted to this show at THE LOFT Gallery, on the 3rd floor,(401 South Mesa Street, San Pedro , CA).
ART Show & Sale "Acers of Fun" OC Fair - Costa Mesa
opens Friday, July 12 thru August 11, 2019
Summer time is for the Orange County Fair for "Acers of Fun"! The event is only open Wednesdays through Sundays at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA (see ocfair.com site for more information). View more information about the Pottery Venue at our webpage OC Pottery at the OC Fair!
ART Sale Studio Arts Festival- Irvine
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The 25th annual Studio Arts Festival was on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in Heritage Community Park at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. The juried festival showcases Southern California artists and their original works of art for purchase in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, fiber, and glass.
The festival also featured live music, art demonstrations, and food including ice cream sundaes served in handmade collectible ceramic bowls.
View youtube footage from the previous Studio Arts Festival 2018 HERE.
ART Sale (past) Patchwork Show Spring 2019: Santa Ana
Sunday, May 26, 2019
From 11am-5pm on Sycamore and 3rd street in the Downtown Santa Ana Artists' Village.
The Original Patchwork Show (Santa Ana) is still the best DIY handmade show in Orange County! Artisan food, DIY crafting, Local music, Handmade Goods, bicycle valet! It was a bit of a drizzly affair this year! But people still came out with their umbellas for a good time!
See pictures HERE of last year's Spring show in Santa Ana!
Check out the History at >How did the Patchwork shows start?
ART SHOW & Sale (past) 25th annual Balboa Island ArtWalk
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Balboa Island Artwalk (on Balboa Island within the Newport Beach Harbor) is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island's summer season. The 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk took place Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront (sea wall) Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free.
My space is #77 and I am just north of Turquoise street.
Here is a link to Directions and Parking
This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Performing musicians include Gary Gould,
Grant Peacock, The Retros, Jim Roberts, Don Ross & Rose,
and the Rick Sherman Duo.
ART Sale (past) Open Garden Day
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Tour of Gardens in the West Floral Park & Jack Fisher Park neighborhoods in Santa Ana, CA. I was in the Garden Bazaar vendor area on Westwood street 10am-4pm! Forget the Poppies; you got to see the Mushroom (ceramic) Super Bloom!
ART SHOW (over) the heART of Orange County -All Media Juried Exhibition
Saturday, April 27-May 11, 2019
Juried by Barbara Thompson; this is the 12th Annual Juried exhibition of some 60 Orange County artists showing at the Chemers Gallery in Tustin and sponsored by the Tustin Council for Fine Arts (TCFA). Opening reception is Saturday April 27 from 5:30-8pm. I have two pieces accepted into this show! Won 2nd place in the Contemporary Craft division and sold the piece!
ART Sale (past) Floral Park Home and Garden Tour
Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, 2019
Tour of Homes and Gardens in the Floral Park neighborhood in Santa Ana, CA. I was there Sunday 4/28 only, in the free vendor area 10am-4pm! See pictures of last year’s event HERE. Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm.
ART SHOW & Sale (past) ACS-DC; Clay Festival & Gift show 2019
Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6, 2019
Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. The American Ceramic Society – Design Chapter in Los Angeles present the Annual Clay Festival at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA. 91007. This is the annual fundraiser that benefits the Arboretum Foundation and the ACS-DC Education Fund.
The Clay Festival features handcrafted giftware and art works by prominent Clay Artists from the Southern California area. The Festival is held in Ayres Hall in the surroundings of the beautiful LA Arboretum in Arcadia. Mike Flower will be the presenting artist. Parking is free and entrance to the Arboretum is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for young children. There is a small Café on the grounds. You can see pictures of last year’s show HERE in my Flickr Album. I hope to see you all next year!
Thursday-Sunday, February 2 - March 23, 2019. From 12pm-5pm
Opening Receptions: February 2 and March 2, 2019 from 6-10pm
Juror: Staci Steinberger, Assistant Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, LACMA
Craft Revolution held at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.; shows works with the unity of inspiration and skill philosophers call “craft” --- in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, architectural plans and maquettes, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, photography, video, installation art, and objects d’art in all mediums, including wood, metal, stone, clay, paper, textiles and glass. Craft is the bond between concept and technique, the link between hand, mind, and heart. Our juror selected unusual, avant-garde, hybrid artworks that merge together, in a single piece, elements of fine art and the traditional crafts. Craft Revolution illuminates an important truth about contemporary art: we can no longer categorically separate craft, fine art, decorative art, and utilitarian, designer objects. Sophisticated, well-crafted objects --- no matter the medium --- inevitably elicit un frisson of desire.
Randy Au, Linda Belden, Lorraine Bubar, Juan Cabrera, Bibi Davidson, Virginia Davis, Priscilla Dobler, Janet Dreyer, Bret Englander, Karen Feuer-Schwager, Ddiana Ghoukassian, Mariano Gonzales, Sonya Hammons, Sharon Hardy, Matthew Hebert, Mary Heebner, Mark Hendrickson, Gina Herrera, John Hogan, Allison Holland, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Rachel Kaster, Amy Keeler, Liz Koerner, Greig Leach, Lily Martina Lee, Zoey Lin, George Marlowe, Karena Massengill, Ryan Mennealy, Arny Nadler, Ted Ollier, Brad Pettigrew, Wen Redmond, Jay Reed, Robin Repp, Stephanie Robison, Sheila Rodriguez, Scott Rogers, Diana Maria Rossi, Angela Sanders, Aneesa Shami, Young Shin, Kristin Skees, Melinda K.P. Stees, Heidi Tarver, Stephen Thornhill, Ruby Troup, Mariah Tuttle, Carlos Ulloa, Noriho Uriu, Maureen Vastardis, Nikki Vismara, Jake Weigel, Lyz Wendland, Danielle Wood, Ben Zask, Jana Zimmer, Susan Zimmerman.