Joan Beavin;  “My glass beads are made on a propane-oxygen torch, and kiln annealed for durability. They are then made into jewelry orused as handles on utensils, desks sets, wine stoppers, and the like. I consider what I do painting with molten glass.

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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. Tom's Website

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.



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. 

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.
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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!


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

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. These two tic-tac-toe boards are a wonderful eample of how they each interpret the same idea, resulting in two very unique gifts.


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 Quilter's Booth, this year.

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".


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.

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.

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.

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