Monday, September 6, 2010

58th Sausalito Art Festival

I've not yet been to Sausalito, so hubby took me there for the Art Festival last weekend. It's easily accessible by ferry from San Francisco.

"Every Labor Day weekend, stars of the contemporary art scene are showcased on the sparkling bay shores of Sausalito, California's Mediterranean-like seaside village. The best local, American, and International Artists bring their combined perspectives, virtuoso skills, and more than 20,000 original works of art — including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. From functional to surreal, witty to the elegantly decorative, these one-of-a-kind and limited edition Art Works form an unparalleled collection that can only be seen once a year."-

There were close to 300 artists who showcased their work of art. Some blending old techniques with new.

One amazing artist is Ted Gall. His sculpture lets you peel one mask after another and get a glimpse of what lies beneath a being's train of thought or inner workings. (For more of the artist's work, click on highlighted names.)

One of hubby's fave is this sculpture "Counting Sheep" ceramic by DaNisha. DaNisha are Canadian artists living and working in Mexico. They said each figure is hand-drawn and hand-painted so only a limited number of each design is available.

We thought these origami cranes were made with paper when we saw it, but it's made of stainless steel. This work of art belongs to Kevin Box.

"Although Alla was inspired by the images from Renaissance Art, her current work has a distinct contemporary aesthetic that could be described as magic realism. Her recent works are created in oil on canvas, linen and paper. Her pallet contains calm earthy colors carefully built up by fine layers of mostly transparent oils."

Break-time: This commercial is brought to you by Sausalito Lions Club's gigantic smoked turkey legs. HmmmHmmm
(You go girl! hah)

I could go on & on about the art that we saw that day but it would take me a long time to do so. I might post some more artworks later when I'll have time to dig through my countless photos.

Let's just say, we had an enjoyable day while also dancing to Modern English's live performance of "I Melt with You".

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  1. That must have been a beautiful day. Such lovely pictures and beautiful art

  2. The art festival looks like great fun. I enjoyed your photographs and commentary.

  3. That's one of the best art festivals in the country. Been to one a few years ago, never got around to repeating the experience.

    I stayed on this side of the bay this weekend.

  4. This looks like a wonderful arts festival. I enjoyed your pictures and I thank you for the information about it.

  5. I've enjoyed a trip to Sausalito on one of my San Francisco visits, but not during an art festival. That looks like fun!

  6. These are great. I love origami, so the cranes took my breath away. Stainless steel? Wow.

  7. Wow! beautiful experience. The works of art on display are amazing.

  8. What a p0or turkey hahaha,very nice ph0t0s.

  9. this looks like a really fun event. How nice of your hubby to take you out to a place you like to go!

  10. Looks as if you had a wonderful day there !

  11. Sausalito is beautiful, I have been there a few times. That leg of turkey is huge! Smiles.

  12. Looks like a thoroughly fun day for you guys!!! So much cool artwork! And that turkey leg is something else for sure! :)

  13. I love those pink dome "ceilings". Art festivals are always fun!

    Share a bite! That is such a huge leg!

  14. Belo festival...Espectacular....


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