The Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival is set to take place Saturday and Sunday.
Following are the highlights of the show with details on some of the participating artists:
What: Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm each day
Where: Carlmont Village Shopping Center, located on Ralston Avenue at Alameda de las Pulgas
Artistic Notes: More than 20 celebrated artists will be on hand during this free event, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and buy unique and original pieces ranging from paintings, photography, ceramics, fine jewelry and much more
Carlmont Village Shopping Center in Belmont will serve as an outdoor art gallery during the Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 20 celebrated artists will be on hand during this free event, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and buy unique and original pieces ranging from paintings, photography, ceramics, fine jewelry and much more.
On Saturday, attendees can also enjoy Easter festivities at the Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Among the artists showcasing their wares at this year’s show:
Studio: San Francisco
Medium: Precious and semi-precious metals
Her Art: Fine handmadejewelry
Creative Process: My jewelry is influenced by the multiple layers and melding of colors evident in the landscape that surrounds us. I recreate this in my work by layering a variety of metallic shapes, colors and textures in my jewelry. Using anodized aluminum, sterling silver, gold, copper and brass I fasten and solder hand-cut shapes to create sensual, sculptural earrings, pins and necklaces. Color is everywhere in my world and influences my design esthetic, along with influences by architecture and Art Deco. My pieces have an understated and clean contemporary look.
Rosa and Napoleon Paz
Creative Process: Designed for comfort and style, our designer handbags are perfect for an active lifestyle, made from genuine cowhide leather with an oily, dyed finish for resistance to water and dirt. We handcraft every bag to assure its own beauty. All are lined with fine, bright fabric and the hardware is well selected to provide durability and beauty. The use of leather lotion or other substance is optional, because our stylish bags won't lose their beauty.
Studio: Santa Rosa
His Art: Landscape and Waterscape photography
Creative Process: I fell in love with photography as a teenager while backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I wanted a way to take the beauty of those places home with me and photography provided the perfect avenue for me to accomplish that wish.
Additional artists participating in the Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival include Chris Efstratis from Berkeley, a self-proclaimed potter, painter, sculptor and tree hugger who will showcase his ceramics; Sue Fox-Capeloto of Garden Valley, California showing her functional ceramic pieces perfect for cooking or serving a wonderful meal; and Gayle Mayhew of Valley Springs, California with her whimsical jewelry that includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
The Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival is sponsored by the Carlmont Village Merchant Association. Carlmont Village Shopping Center is located on Ralston Avenue at Alameda de las Pulgas. For more information about the event, contact Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at (209) 276-4394 or visit www.pacificfinearts.com. You can also see more information on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PacificFineArts and on Twitter @PacificFineArts.
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