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Muir Beach 2016 Holiday Arts Fair

ARTISTS & CRAFTS-PEOPLE INDEX

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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."

Britt Barrett is an Ayurvedic wellness coach who teaches workshops and cooking classes all around the Bay Area. She moved to Muir Beach in 2015, and she is thrilled to be showcasing her handmade healing foods and medicinal oils at the Art Fair this year for the first time. Britt will be selling her handmade organic ghee, healing spiced honey, nourishing herb-infused body oil, small batch granola, and
chai spice blends. You can find her at dailyayurveda.com

Bebe Kuhr; Earth first, green artist Bebe, wants to bring awareness to the earth’s fragile ecosystem. "My work tells a story about the human impact on plants, animals,
air, water and life". Highly skilled in a diverse range of mixed media, Bebe’s most recent creations have employed fiber arts. "I draw inspiration from natural elements and various found objects. I often go on walks and see something new that I can incorporate into a piece. My sculptural work includes intricate weavings that are created by using tension, thus eliminating any need for adhesive materials. My art is elementary in the sense that I use common objects such as rocks and botanicals. I hope that my art envelopes the thought to lessen one’s ecological footprint".

Brad Eigsti's current work is ink line drawing with watercolor wash often combined with anything his mind

can think of to add color and texture to the piece.

 

Craig Eichenbaum learned his stone lithography from Kenji Nanau at Cal State Hayward from 1973 -1980. In 1980 he acquired the litho press and stones integral to the lithographic process. Since then, I have 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."

 

The Muir Beach Quilters return as the anchor booth in 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.

 

Debra Allen, our local Realtor, returns to the holiday fair after many years. Since she Beachcombs, and often makes driftwood pieces for staging of clients' homes or to give as presents, it's natural that she'll be selling some of her beach-themed smaller items: note cards/gift tags, driftwood/beach glass decoupage ornaments and signs.

Lesley Segedy has enjoyed a close working relationship with beeswax since the 1980s when it became clear that to have enough lovely, sweetly fragrant candles for herself, she’d have to make them!  Bee Natural was created for such fun and folly. Beautiful hand-rolled candles reflect light in the many facets of their honeycomb as the pure beeswax burns with the brightest flame and no smoke or drip. “It feels good to work with natural materials”. Using organic domestic beeswax and eco-dyes I’ve created a whimsical assortment of solid options from artichokes to Venus … and everything in between. A perfect holiday gift for the hostess, teacher, friend, neighbor or even yourself. Gift packages are seasonally decorated with dry & fresh greens and all wrappings are fully compostable* (*fancy ribbon excepted).     

Linda Koffman feels the art of fusion glass is therapeutic and delightful. She enjoys working with her hands, and creating colorful abstract images that come alive on the canvas of multicolored glass…. even scraps of glass are transferred into art. My designs are fused into bowls, vases, candle holders, dishes, ribbons, card holders, and jewelry. 

Siena Klein is in fifth Grade at The New Village School in Sausalito. She has been making malas and other beaded jewelry since she enjoyed a brief bead-making apprenticeship with Byron Bay, Australia jeweler, Ami Ben Hur, whose passion for sacred jewelry transformed him 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 spectacularly-decorated trees and different varieties of centerpieces. She will also be including hanging wreaths and, of course, more ornaments.

Janet Tumpich Moore creates pendants, dangles, 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.

Kasey Corbit shows her love of the natural beauty of this area by creatinghandmade 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.

Lea Wood is a longtime resident of Muir Beach. Growing up in Southern Africa, as a budding artist, I was inspired to explore many wild expressions of color and design. I am currently having fun developing my ‘paraphernalia' pouch. It’s a conveniently small personal place for your lipstick, vape pen, joints, glasses, pens or change. With leather felt and silk options, there will be something here that will appeal to your hipster, vegan and sophisticated friends and family. A unique, handmade one of a kind gift that is a conversation starter that’s for sure! 

Mother/Daughter team of Sharon Bolt and Gretchen Stagg are Sleeping Lady Products, a new venture featuring handcrafted leather handbags and pouches, of our own design. Our Tam Valley home is our factory, so inventory is small, for now. We will also take custom orders at the fair to be delivered before Christmas. Our designs are simple and classic with the durability for everyday use. Many of our bags are one-of-a-kind because we honor the many shapes the tanned skins provide


Rod Oates; "My cutting boards and wall art are made out of recycled and reclaimed wood". RodsWoodshop.Org

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! And don’t forget the doggies… the MBVFA has leashes and collars for the four-legged members of your family.

 Joy Perrin, an award-winning Bay Area artist, paints Plein Air (from life, out in the open air), in transparent watercolors, a rather challenging medium. She concentrates on iconic Bay Area landscapes, seascapes, & cityscapes. She also offers archival notecards, and matted prints of her work, as well as matted, framed watercolors, glazed with professional quality plexiglass (as the crystal-clear plexi is more lightweight, more durable), to grace any wallspace. Also offering people and pet portraits, by commission, Joy will be drawing live portraits and caricatures at the Fair! She describes her watercolors, as “capturing that fleeting magical moment when the light and shadows are aglow", and her compositions are full of rhythm, atmosphere, and Divine inspiration, which she's hopes translates from her heart, to yours. JoyPerrin.com


Father and daughter team Chris Berkov and Melina Berkov-Rojas, jewelers and bay area natives, collaborated to form Berkov Designs. 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, and has been making jewelry for over 8. Her innovative designs reflect contemporary style and feature sterling silver with semi-precious gems and stones. They are excited to join the fair this year, and to see more of their work go to www.berkovdesigns.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!

Lynda Grose Silva returns with her wonderfully striped, ribbed, ruffled fingerless gloves and scarves, as well as baby sweaters and hats. Her daughter, Daniella, will be joining her with her own creations. You can find their work in the Quilters Booth this year.

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!

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.

Ocean Riders' Rooster: Reminiscent of Motherwell's abstract work and Rothko’s color influence. Rooster’s paintings are inspired by nature and the colors of the world around him. A true Marc Cheval! Rooster donates all proceeds from his art to benefit the programs and projects of Ocean Riders of Marin, a 501(c)(3), located in Muir Beach CA. For more information, or to help support Ocean Riders! For more information, or to help support Ocean Riders, please visit us at:  OceanRidersofMarin.org  

Judy Barnett creates unique jewelry with a minimal aesthetic, a playful quality, and unusual designs, using everyday materials, wire, and gemstones. Scarves are hand-dyed with unique patterns. She also hand-dyes 100% silk with unique patterns to create beautiful scarves for all occasions.

Lea Wood is a longtime resident of Muir Beach. "Growing up in Southern Africa, as a budding artist, I was inspired to explore many wild expressions of color and design. I am currently having fun developing my ‘paraphernalia' pouch. It’s a conveniently small personal place for your lipstick, vape pen, joints, glasses, pens or change. With leather felt and silk options, there will be something here that will appeal to your hipster, vegan and sophisticated friends and family. A unique, handmade one-of-a-kind gift that is a conversation starter that’s for sure! 

Lorna Newlin has been creating pottery for over 25 years. In 2002 she followed her dream, escaped the corporate world and opened her own studio, Sausalito Pottery. She loves to create many different styles of pottery, including functional dinnerware, whimsical sculptures and pet bowls, and her unique style of pottery depicting Sea Life. Lorna is excited to be returning to the fair this year, and will be showing new creations, along with everlasting favorites such as her snowmen with twig arms.

The Muir Beach Garden Club; Their selection of evergreen, herbal, and succulent wreaths are always a sellout. Don’t miss their beautiful bird cages...and their succulent gardens are a sure-fire addition to anyone's home.

Since they first met, friends and neighbors, Alison Healey and Beatriz de Alba have been collaborating on everything from cooking and catering to event-planning and creating unique crafts. Their favorite collaboration is the untiing of two creative minds to work in tandem and evolve creative ideas into new artistic pieces.

 

Megan McKean is the designer and maker behind the Northern California based jewelry line, Bizu. Looking for a creative outlet during college, she began making and selling jewelry while earning her degree in graphic design from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. What began as a hobby has evolved into a curated line of jewelry inspired by her background in design and art history. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and created in her studio in Santa Rosa, CA. 

Janet Tumpich Moore creates pendants, dangles, 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?

Terry Davis says “I have been exploring art through play for as long as I can remember. This body of work is a 4 year experimentation with the interplay of shapes and dimension, using a variety of materials to invite the curious, closer. Each piece is a one of a kind fusion of art and design, created to delight, provoke and inform. I’m also showing some of my newly launched series of works with finely detailed, hand painted branches taking on new shapes and purposes -- nature playfully transformed. Ask me about the hidden faces.

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