2017 Fair Artists
Alison & Breanna Kippel say “We love our jellyfish. With great passion and many years of love we have found a way to raise them and then preserve them after they have passed on of their own accord. We use a cold pour resin so the jellyfish are kept intact and don't break. Each one is unique and hand made. We add a phosphorescent dye so they glow at night. My family has great pleasure bringing nature's colors for all to see.” Website: www.raphaeloriginals.com
Alison Morse creates her jewelry using traditional silversmithing techniques working with sterling silver, copper, gemstones and seashells. Inspired by nature and her materials, each piece is individually sawed, filed and soldered at her home studio in Santa Rosa, California. Making jewelry has been Alison's passion since a young age, and she continued to broaden her skills and techniques at Humboldt State University where she studied metalsmithing. She now follows her passion creating handcrafted heirloom treasures that inspire and celebrate the natural world. You can find her at www.alisonmorse.com or her etsy site is www.etsy.com/shop/alimorse.
Anne Lewis enjoys creating functional ceramics that are designed to be a pleasure to use, work hard, and be comfortable in your hand. Her glaze palette represents the forests, water, rock, and earth elements that strongly inspire her. She adds decorative details to create clues to each piece’s personality. Anne’s intention is to make imaginative, finely-crafted, beautiful, yet everyday works of art that are used often and will live happily in your home or garden. Website: www.purpledoorpottery.com
Arlene Robertson - Ahhhh! It’s rum cake time again! One of the richest and most delicious treats of the holiday season. Get there early for a little slice of heaven.
Caroline Cooley Crawford began painting and photographing the musicians she has known over a period of thirty years through her work as a music historian at UC Berkeley. Most of her subjects have been opera singers or jazz musicians and the paintings have been exhibited in the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York. Her photographs have appeared in Opera News and Opera magazine and the New York Times. Caroline likes to draw cartoons too, having been on the Stanford “Chappie” staff too many years ago to count.
Charlene Lundgren’s deep love of all kinds of animals, passion for sewing, and delight in fantasy inspire the creation of her hand sewn, hand felted Bears. Each Bear Soul is a one of a kind, unique, jointed, personable being with his or her own stories and experiences. However, they are open to new experiences and will delight and charm their way into your heart. Charlene lives in Mill Valley, and when not making bears, is a hospice nurse. Her etsy website is: www.etsy.com/shop/Bearsouls
Christine Miller High (1911-2010) spent most of her life in Marin and San Francisco where she studied watercolor painting under several masters, particularly Maria von Ridelstein and Elliot O’Hara. Her biography is included in Edan Hughes’ book "Artists in California, 1786-1940". Her plein air watercolors depict scenes mostly from Marin, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe. In the 1940s, a one-woman show of her work was scheduled for the DeYoung Museum, but it was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II. Her work was also shown at the Oakland Museum. In 1959, the family bought property on Sunset Way in Muir Beach. Christine loved nothing more than sitting on her camp stool and capturing in watercolor the drama or serenity of nature as it unfolded before her.
Craig Eichenbaum learned his stone lithography from Kenji Nanau at Cal State Hayward from 1973-1980. In 1980 he acquired the litho press, stones integral to the lithographic process. Since then he has been creating images on those stones and printing from the stones producing small limited editions. He has been recognized by the Marin County Fair and is fortunate to be a resident of Muir Beach for the past 11 years.
Darcy Fitzpatrick graduated from The University of Santa Cruz in 1996 with a BA in Fine Arts. Through observations of the animals, Darcy developed as an animal portrait watercolor artist with a strong sense of pattern. Her love of the diversity of the landscape, sailing, and patterns in nature brought her to her current work of Landscape oil painting and the animals that live in these environments.
For the 2017 Holiday Craft Fair, our local Realtor Debra Allen will be returning with more beach-inspired creations (mostly from beachcombing at Muir Beach, Stinson & Tahoe) such as her large driftwood balls shown here.
Guy Moore has been a lamp work glassblower for nearly 50 years. As a teenager he was invited to be the first demonstrating glass worker at the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire of the 1960s in Los Angeles. Over the years between life and art he traveled to 40 countries which created a growing appreciation in handcraft, and a deep desire to see where he can take his delightfully minimalist approach to glassblowing. For him it’s a journey to see the magical pieces that can be made at 3000 degrees in a life-long search for the perfect bottle…amongst other things. You can find him at www.YePellucidWares.com or www.facebook.com/Ye Pellucid Wares.
Janet Tumpich Moore creates pendants, dangles and whimsical art of sea glass, beads, crystals and more. Her pendants are wrapped in sterling and copper wire and her dangles are strung with an eye towards creating a unique art piece for any home. Can’t you see these beautiful creations catching the light in your own home?
Joan Beavin; "My glass beads are made on a propane-oxygen torch, and kiln annealed, for durability. They are then made into jewelry or used as handles on utensils, desk sets, wine stoppers, and the like. I consider what I do, painting with molten glass." See Joan's work at www.jewelsbyjoan.com.
Johnny Sutter began working with leather as a child, learning the skill from his father, Henry William Tell Sutter. A musician at heart and advertiser in career, he turned his hobby into an avenue to express his creativity in a simplistic manner, using full-grain leather to hand make products that are designed to last. "There's something very simplistic and raw about making Things out of leather, taking it from a living creature to something that is beautiful that you can wear," Sutter said. "I know they're going to have it for a long time."
Julie Smith’s marmalades, jellies, chutneys, spreads and baked goodies are perfect for your holiday stocking stuffers, office and hostess gifts. Fans of her holiday breads and spreads will have to get up early for the best selections. As always tasting is involved!
Kasey Corbit shows her love of the natural beauty of this area by creating handmade jewelry with a simple elegance from sand dollars found on local beaches. Her family also makes both plain and flavored sea salts from locally sourced items which also will be available.
Lesley Segedy has enjoyed a close working relationship with beeswax since the 1980s. Her beautiful hand-rolled candles reflect light in the many facets of their honeycomb as the pure beeswax burns with the brightest flame with no smoke or drip. Using organic domestic beeswax and eco-dyes she's created a whimsical assortment of solid options from artichokes to Venus … and everything in between.
Leslie Riehl, Tayeko Kaufman, and Marilyn Stiles have created mixed media dolls. The collaboration between Marilyn (clay heads, feet and hands) and Leslie Riehl and Tayeko Kaufman (costume design and execution) evolved from a class Leslie and Tayeko participated in last summer. The dolls are a personification of local critters, like this coyote, as well as a raccoon, lizard, bunny and raven into human form.
Liliana Olmos, born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, is the founder, metalsmith and designer for Olmox Jewelry. At a young age she was introduced to jewelry by her uncle Salomon and found a love for the look and feel of precious stones and beautifully worked silver and gold. After completing her degree in Finance and International Business she worked briefly in the corporate world but found herself drawn back into her first love. As she explored her personal style in jewelry Liliana was introduced to the beautiful yet intricate world of filigree. Initially studying the technique in a Colombian village, she has been working to perfect and refine her own technique over the past ten years, combining inspiration from her the world around her to create contemporary filigree for a modern audience. www.Olmox.com.
LuWan Duma teaches kids and adults how to weave with a kit containing a small board loom that makes a small purse or bag to carry a cell phone and other small items. A small 12" x 12" standing tabletop loom is available to create a wall hanging or tapestry. The legs fold in for easy transport. Both looms are complete with yarn, needles, and instructions. Join LuWan and share the fun of making and creating.
Marilyn Stiles, Tayeko Kaufman and Leslie Riehl have created mixed media dolls. The collaboration between potter Marilyn (clay heads, feet and hands) and Leslie Riehl and Tayeko Kaufman (costume design and execution) evolved from a class Leslie and Tayeko participated in last summer. The dolls are a personification of local critters, like this pig, as well as a raccoon, lizard, bunny and raven into human form.
Marilynn Host is a 2 & 3-D mixed media artist. This picture is of one her gourd birds with wire for tails and headdresses. Marilynn will take a funny looking gourd and transform it into something pretty wonderful using metallic paint, or paper-mache and paper, or placing a found object with it. Birds are only one of the fun, whimsical critters she creates all of which bring about a smile. So, you will see cats or crows on wheels, birds or pigs with glasses, and other flying critters… you will fall in love with them all.
Michelle Whawell has been a therapeutic massage therapist for 10 years in Napa Valley and created RubyVine, Napa Valley, her Bath and Body Line, 2 years ago. It is a Natural bath and body product line using 100% therapeutic essential oils, Napa Valley local grape seed oil and honey. You can see all of her information on her website www.RubyVineNV.com.
Muir Beach Garden Club. Their selection of evergreen, herbal and succulent wreaths are always a sell out. Don’t miss their beautiful bird cages or their succulent gardens which are a sure-fire addition to anyone’s home.
Muir Beach Quilters return in their new booth at the Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair with fabulous knitted items, potholders, pillows, crib quilts, art quilts for the wall and for your lap… and there will be other surprises for your gift-giving as well.
The Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Association is front and center, so pick up your favorite item printed with the popular Muir Beach dog logo...T-shirts, hoodies, yoga wear, ball caps, aprons, mugs, and vests. Tees for tots and other children’s clothing are also on sale...start ‘em young!
Berkov Designs is a collaboration between father Christopher Berkov, and daughter Melina Berkov-Rojas, jewelers and bay area natives. Chris has been a musician, guitar-maker and craftsman for over 45 years. Inspired by the natural world, his original hand-cast designs are unique adornments featuring 14 karat gold, paired with opals and a variety of precious gems. Melina studied visual arts at Sarah Lawrence College, has worked in the TV/Film industry for 15 years, and has been making jewelry for over 8. Her designs reflect innovative flare through contemporary styles, and feature sterling silver, semi-precious, and precious gems and stones. They are excited to be a part of the Muir Beach arts fair again this year. To see more of their work, visit www.berkovdesigns.com.
Rod Oates My cutting boards and wall art are made out of recycled and reclaimed wood. My website is WWW.RODSWOODSHOP.ORG.
Siena Klein is in sixth grade at The New Village School in Sausalito. She has been making Malas and other beaded jewelry for two years now. She was inspired to begin making jewelry when she enjoyed a brief bead making apprenticeship with Byron Bay, Australia jeweler Ami Ben Hur, whose passion for sacred jewelry began after he survived a near death experience. Siena loves learning about the sacred characteristics of the materials she works with, tuning into the vibrations of the stones and gems she uses, and crafting them into beautiful and wearable art that can also be used for spiritual practice.
Suzanne Miller returns this year with more decorated trees and different varieties of centerpieces. She will also be including hanging wreaths and, of course, more ornaments.
Tayeko Kaufman, Leslie Riehl, and Marilyn Stiles have created mixed media dolls. The collaboration between Marilyn (clay heads, feet and hands) and Tayeko Kaufman and Leslie Riehl (costume design and execution) evolved from a class Leslie and Tayeko participated in last summer. The dolls are a personification of local critters, like this fox, as well as a raccoon, lizard, bunny and raven into human form.
Tisha Thompson, back by popular demand, likes to make things (mostly creatures and animals) out of wool and felted recycled wool sweaters. She really loves watching people enjoy her work. If you have a moment, visit her blog at tishahandmade.blogspot.com.
Tom Crawford is a figurative artist whose work is in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City) and has been exhibited in the George Krevsky Gallery (San Francisco), Rodman-Cleaver Gallery (Oakland, N.J.) and Ward-Nasse Gallery (N.Y. NY). His most recent portraits since 2013 have been collected in three books… Opera Singers of the 20th Century and two distinct volumes entitled An Artist’s Study of Master Self-Portraits.
Tom Soltesz has been a Marin County Artist for over 30 years. He is a member of the California Art Club, and the environmental BayWood Artists. He competes in plein air events, teaches plein air painting and is represented by 3 galleries in California. Visit Tom's website: www.solteszArt.com.
Whitney Larson’s jewelry is inspired by her healing and meditation practice. She works with silk cording and semiprecious gemstones to create her pieces. She loves how jewelry can be worn as a reminder of one’s intentions, goals and dreams. The simplicity of her designs let the crystals speak for themselves. You can find more of her work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilkStoneandSpirit.