Here is what I am doing IN 2023
as we open back up to in person events!
ART Event: OCSAfest: a celevbration finished
Friday, June 2nd, 2023 - from 3-7pm
The Arts and Enterprise Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts, invited everyone to the first OCSAfest event.
WE just had the first ever music and arts festival featuring students from across every conservatory. There was music and dance performances, art exhibits, food vendors, crafts, and a special make n’ take activity with legendary artist and designer Paul Frank. And best of all the admission was free!
This was held at the Orange County School of the Arts campus; Callero Foundation Family Plaza (DMS Plaza). OCSA is located at 1010 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California, 92701.. The actual event was in the DMS (Dance, Music, Science); in the courtyard/plaza and 102 dance room.
ART Event: open air -Ojai Pottery Market NEXT
Saturday/Sunday, June 10-11th, 2023 -from 11am-6pm/11am-5pm
The Ventura County Potters’ Guild 65th Annual Pottery Market.
Experience the magic of the 65th Ventura Potters’ Guild Pottery Market June 10 & 11 in Libbey Park, Ojai! This event promises to be a feast for the eyes and a treat for the senses. Over 30 talented clay artists will be displaying their unique, handmade pottery for two whole days, giving visitors the opportunity to purchase some truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
Visitors will be delighted at the wide selection of pottery items, including mugs, goblets, bowls, casseroles, plates, platters, earrings, necklaces, tiles, planters, sculptures, teapots, and much more. With so much variety, everyone is sure to find something they love.
Attendees can enjoy wheel throwing demonstrations throughout the day, courtesy of students from the Ventura College Clay Club. Visitors will also have the chance to chat with the artists and learn about their unique creative processes, from the initial idea to the finished product.
ART Event: Balboa Island ARTWALK finished
Sunday, May 21st, 2023 - from 9am-5pm
Another great show at this Mile of Art and Music, outdoors along the south Bayfront, Balboa Island. Perfect typical crisp weather and light breeze.
This acclaimed fine art show features 100+ artists exhibiting paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, ceramics, and photography.
Spectators enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. I was in mu usual place between Turquois and Topaz streets.
Performing musicians include The Retros (at Diamond Ave. stage), Don Ross & Sara Jade (at Pearl Ave. stage), Gary Gould, and the Rick Sherman Duo (at Turquoise Ave. stage).
I hope to see you at this show next year!
ART Event: Gallery visit at Joshua Tree Retreat Center during Modernism Week
Mid, February 19-20, 2023 finished
Working with the Gallery at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (JTRCC). Which is a part of the tour component of Modernism Week; Architectual Tours Feb. 19-20, 2023.
Tour participants will discover the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world at the historical Institute of Mentalphysics property, also known as the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. The walking tour of the property will take participants from the Sanctuary down Silk Road, the campus’ main walking path, with stops at Water Terrace, Lotus Meditation, the Ridge Cottages, the Amphitheatre, and Caravansary, culminating at Friendship Hall. Highlights will include a tour of the most intact coffee shop style building in all of Southern California (Water Terrace, 1955) and prime examples of desert masonry and Lloyd Wright organic architecture (Caravansary, 1947).
Participants will also learn about the history of Mentalphysics and how its founder Edwin Dingle (1881-1972) came to create the City of Mentalphysics. If you want to take the guided tour it is $65. Here is the link to get tour tickets> Modernism Week/ Joshua Tree Retreat Center. < You can visit the Gallery for free!
Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. > Here is a link to the Modernism Week: Events, Tours, and Activities.
Had a wonderful time at the gallery meeting people for all over California. Hope to do this again soon with the gallery!
ART Show/Sale: LibroMobile- Literary Arts Festival
at the Heritage Museum of OC.
Sunday, March 5, 2023: 12noon-8pm. finished
LibroMobile is celebrating over 7 years of cultivating diversity through books in SanTana and 5 years of our tiny bookstore collaborating with local and diverse guest artists in presenting FREE live readings, workshops & literary arts in Santa Ana and beyond.
The Literary Arts Festival will unite local and visiting POC artists, feature art vendors, local food by BIPOC and all booklovers. The day will include live readings, collaborative and musical performances and culminate with the presentation of the Modesta Avila award!
Held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County- 3101 W Harvard St., Santa Ana, CA. 92704. The weather wasn't the best. Overcast and drizzle most of the day, but hearts and minds were lit and the spoken word, music, and primary address were worth the day!