And then there was 2021 (see below)!

 

ART GALLERY and parking lot SALE:     Summer Solstice-Desert Peach   ( Facebook page)

  •  Saturday, June 19, 2021   And man it was HOT! 

The Desert Peach gallery, (909) 276-0980, is in downtown Yucca Valley. I would call to make sure they are not camping! My good friends Susie and Juan did a Summer Solstice pop up Parking Lot open house. They had a very successful gallery/business, the Bunny Gunner gallery, in downtown Claremont, so you know they are legit! Some of the most unusual art in an unusual place! Check it out and see the new mushrooms I am making! They grow good in the desert! To say it was HOT at 108 was an understatement! We spend most of the time indoors and only saw a few people. Had lots of fun catching up with Susie and Juan. Better cool next time! 

ART Sale:   Open Air Pottery Market; VCPG,   Ojai

  •  Saturday, June 12-13, 2021 

This, the 63rd annual Ojai Pottery Sale and Fundraiser of the Ventura County Pottery Guild, held Saturday, June 12 from 10-6 and Sunday, June 13 from 10-5. If you are up around Ventura , CA.., Ojai is just 20 minutes inland from there. 

 

It is always located in the patio at Libbey Park (also known as Libby Park) in the beautiful town of Ojai, this event will be a wonderful way to kick off our post Covid-19 recovery. We had more than thirty talented ceramic artists showing and selling. It was great to see people out and buying once again!

 

ART Sale:   Studio Arts Festival   ,   Irvine   

 

  •  Saturday, June 5, 2021 (just finished)    

The Irvine Fine Arts Center hosts the 27th annual Studio Arts Festival in Heritage Community Park (behind the Irvine Fine Arts Center), from 9am-5pm. Admission and parking are FREE, BUT you should register for a entry ticket (go to their site and scroll down to the "get Studio Arts Festival Tickets HERE". This is so they can monitor attendance limits for social distancing. Bring your mask! I think you can still get in with walk up if there is space! 

 

This very popular juried festival showcases Southern California artists and their original works of art for purchase in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, fiber, and glass.

 

Safety protocols will be in place during the Festival including possible: pre-registration ticketing to limit on-site attendance, facial coverings worn by all vendors and attendees, hand sanitizing stations available through the event, and health screenings and temperature checks for all.

Just finished this sale. Great time and perfect weather. Got to see people I have not seen in a whole year. Now on to the next show! 

ART Sale:   Artist  Marketplace and Jazz at the Muck,   Fullerton  

  •  Sunday, May    2, 2021 (finished) sneaking this one in! 

This is a FREE pre-event to the Annual Jazz Festival (May 13- Jun 17) at the Muck. Not many people know about this just added event! This event is brought to you by Friends of Jazz (music by CSUF and FJC Jazz Bands) and the Muckenthaler,  Sunday from 12noon-4pm. The Marketplace will be outdoors in the grounds surrounding the Muck and there is limited seating in the outdoor theater. 

 

I was invited to be a part of the Artist Marketplace in conjunction with this Jazz music kick off to the Jazz Festival. A portion of all sales goes to support Public Arts Programming at the Muckenthaler (Muck) Cultural Center. 

 

Safety protocols will be in place during this event including masks and social distancing. 

Just finished and it was great seeing friends again. Set up was on a bit of a hill but visible from the street. My art friend Marsh gets me involved in the craziest things. Got to talk with her and Nancy Ward about setting up the Artistic License Fair there at the Muck in October. This event was held in Costa Mesa at Estancia Park and is moving to the Muckenthaler. You don't want to miss the AL Fair! 

The Muckenthaler is at 1201 West Malvern, Fullerton, CA. 92833. Phone is 714 738-6595. 

Contact and Directions link. This is a new added event so now you know! 

 

ART GALLERY and parking lot SALE:     Desert Peach   (this is their Facebook page)

  •  Saturday, April 24, 2021   (finished!)

The Desert Peach gallery, (909) 276-0980, in downtown Yucca Valley. Got together with my good friends Susie and Juan for a Spring Art pop up Parking Lot open house. They had a very successful gallery/business, the Bunny Gunner gallery, in downtown Claremont so you know they are legit! Some of the most unusual art in an unusual place! I hope to do more with them in the future. Summer time? They are open so given them a call! 

ART Show & Sale  -   a Muddy's Holiday sale

  •  Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Muddy's Studio crew and celebrates the Holidays! Muddy's is at 2610 S. Halladay Street, Santa Ana, Ca. 92705. We hope to see you NEXT YEAR!

Good food, Good friends, Good ceramics from 10am-5pm.

ART Show & Sale - 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  -  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!

 

ART SHOW (over) Craft Revolution: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art 

  • 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.

 

Featured Artists
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.

(And then there was 2020!)

ART SHOW & SALE  60th Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

postponed for 2020 and 2021.

  • Friday-Sunday, February 21, 22, 23, 2020. From 10am-5pm 

Held at the Hillcrest Congregational Church 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631 (above Whittier Blvd.). This HFFA exhibition, show and sale has been going on for 60 years (2020 will be the 60th!)! Hours are: Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11:30am-5pm. At this show I do demonstration on the pottery wheel and selling my work. This event supports the Youth Programs at HCC. 

ART Sale:   38th Annual   Holiday Faire- Irvine   >

  •  Saturday, November   14, 2020

The 38th annual Holiday Faire is on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. is in a NEW location: outdoors at the Orange County Great Park (8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618) at the Palm Court Arts Complex (MAP- directions and parking). 

The juried festival showcases 50 Southern California artists and their original works of art for purchase in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, fiber, and glass.

 

Safety protocols will be in place during the Holiday Faire include: pre-registration to limit on-site attendance, facial coverings worn by all vendors and attendees, hand sanitizing stations available through the event, and health screenings and temperature checks for all.

Just finished, thank you everyone who can out to the show! I understand that tickets were sold out (they could only let 200 people per hour in) and more came and got in at the gate. The crowd was steady and well behave/masked/distanced and it was a perfect beautiful day (thank you IFAC staff for postposing from the previous Saturday storm!) I had a great time seeing friends and making sales! We how to do this again soon! You can check out my blog, in this website, for some pictures and more thoughts. I had fountains! 

 

(NEXT) ART Sale:   Muddy's Studio Holiday Sale  

  •  Saturday & Sunday, December 5-6, 2020. 11am-4pm (early shopping 10-11am)

This is the Annual Muddy's studio sale of some of the instructors and members of the studio. The Event is from 11am-4pm (special early shopping 10-11am for people like you in the know) inside/outside the studio.

 

Participating instructors are; Robert Moore, Heather Lott, Joe Lee, Lernie Beuler, Randy Au. Members: Nancy, Alcala, Grace Bagwell, Gary Lindman, Charu Saxena, Tracy Townsend.

Muddy's Studio is at 2610 South Halladay, Santa Ana, CA. 92705 phone is # 714 641-4077

We hope to see you all here for some great unique holiday shopping for you and your friends/family! 

(ALSO) ART GALLERY:   Desert Peach   (this is their Facebook page)

  •  Thursday-Saturday. 12noon-4pm

I also show at this gallery the Desert Peach in downtown Yucca Valley! Susie and Juan are the best! You might want to call (909) 276-0980. They had a very successful gallery/business in downtown Claremont so you know they are legit! Some of the most unusual art in an unusual place! Tell them Randy Au sent you!