2023 Fair Artists
Arleth Vega is a Mexican artist and designer based in San Francisco, she creates silver handmade pieces that emulates nature and at the same time gives us a representation of our path in our lives. Passion and energy thrives through the brand and our way of thinking, everything becomes inspiration. Proudly showcased at the prestigious Milano Jewelry Week 2022, VEMORA stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of art and nature.
Becky Carroll works mainly in the metal arts. Seen here, her heart is made of salvaged metal and nails and wood.
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 15 years.
Debra Allen, our local Muir Beach Realtor, will be joining us again this year. She often recycles her beachcombing finds into items she uses for home staging or as gifts. She'll be selling beach and ski themed ornaments and tree garlands (think, gingerbread people in swimsuits or salmon or mini directional signs), decoupaged driftwood door signs with witty sayings, retro glitter holiday gift tag sets and driftwood spheres (pictured). Throughout the year, you can find some of her pieces (including dried flower holiday wreaths, Valentine & Holliday "potion" jars, glitter Easter eggs, redwood desk blocks, decoupaged driftwood magnets & door signs, all-occasion gift tags...) at Tivoli in Sausalito.
Ellen Litwiller works in a verity of painting mediums, this year at the fair she will have simple cards for all occasions available. Using recycled original illustrations and printed on recycled paper. She also works as a muralist, illustrator, model maker and prepares and installs anything that needs to go into an exhibit in natural history museums. Her solo shows and residencies have been focused on the observation and appreciation of the complex and graceful structures of every thing on this planet and beyond. You can see some of her work here.
Emily Carroll - I work in different materials: water color, gouache, acrylic, encaustics, pastel, pencil, wood block prints, and ceramics sculpture. Along with my sisters, Becky and Lala Carroll, we are having fun sharing our different visions.
Hilary Gross was born and raised in Muir Beach, now married to a Transylvania, Romanian, she discovered it is common in Transylvania for traditional medicine to be accompanied by herbal remedies. So, she developed a line of stress-busting floral-embellished essential oil aromatherapy candles and herbal heating/cooling wraps for weary bones. She is also an animal chiropractor and she and Sharon C. have also developed several functional accessories, treats, and toys for your beloved fur-babies. For more information, please visit Bucurabio.
I’m Jacqueline Zheng from the California College of the Arts Industrial Design program. I’m making all these plant based soap to reduce plastic waste and keeping it locally made for the community to be sustainable.
Janet Tumpich-Moore designs whimsical art with sea glass, beads, crystals, and leather to create unique mosaics, ornaments, dangles, bookmarkers and bicycle tassel gifts.
Jennifer Terra is excited to be back for her third year at the Holiday Fair and this year she’s expanded her creative side to tie dye and stencil art clothing. Jennifer is also a mother, junior high school teacher, Master Reiki practitioner, and nationally recognized diversity training educator. She draws upon these diverse aspects of her life from spirituality to sports when creating her designs.
Kasey Corbit. Muir Beach Salt & Spice was born of a deep love for and inspiration from the natural wonder and beauty of this landscape. Our family makes treats and specialty items derived from local ingredients or inspired by them, including sea salt, chocolate truffles, and redwood tip tea.
Katy Biller weaves baskets from pine needles using colored linen threads. She enhances her one of a kind baskets with beads, feathers and stones or wood bases. Her baskets are many different sizes and shapes. (Sunday only)
Lala Carroll loves creating ornaments from found objects. These are drift wood wrapped in yarn, with threads, beads, bells and recycled plastics.
Mira Klein is a Senior at Tamalpais High School and about to head off on her journey of a hopefully bright and art-filled future. She is an artist who has created jewelry from gemstones for many years, creating unique designs while using the hand-knotting skills she has developed. She hopes that her pieces can be lovely gifts or meaningful accessories as great care and attention are put into each piece. If you cannot see her work in person, check her work out on Etsy under the username HandMadeBySiena!
Nya Van Leuvan - I began my interest in the alchemical art of transforming raw materials into wearable works of art in college when I found art deeply calms my mind. Through my company, Opulent Ore, I make both jewelry for everyday wear and heirloom quality pieces to be passed on through generations. In 2013, when I learned the art of lost wax casting, my creative outlet took a transformative turn. Being able to cast my creations empowered me to share my designs so I could pursue something I feel very called to do - work on behalf of our planet. I established an NGO that would help my colleagues succeed at the human dimension of environmental challenges. Fast forward a decade and I have co-authored Making Shift Happen which is already having a far reaching impact on environmental work worldwide. Unsurprisingly, many of my pieces are nature based and a percentage of the profits from these lines supports environmental work at the NGO Root Solutions in the SF Bay Area. You can find my work at www.opulentore.com.
Olivia Carroll-Weisel will be bringing works of ceramic jewelry to the fair this year. Her heart and bean beads – crafted, colored, and etched with a little message by hand – are strung to make simple, elegant necklaces with funky, warming prayers.
Rich Greene - After the success last year of Rich’s first riddle book “EleFUNNIES and UniCORNIES,” he wrote and self-published four more children’s books, which he will be signing at this year’s Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair (on Sunday only!). His new books are: A second riddle book titled “GiraffeLAUGHS and WoodCHUCKLES,” two new books for very young children titled “NUMBERS 1 through 20” and “Letters of the ALPHABET,” and a book written especially for shy readers titled “READ TO YOUR DOG.” ENJOY!!!
Robin Terra is a Muir Beach artist and designer. Her Free Verse Ceramics are handmade wonky clay plates, bowls, jewelry and objects that explore the beauty of imperfection.
Rod Oates. I have been working with my reclaimed and recycled wood for 12 years and proud to say my workshop is solar powered. I’ve also had the opportunity to mentor some young kids which teaches them the beauty of the world around us and how to work with mother nature, not against her.
Ryan Kunkel is a junior at Tamalpais High School. The ability to think of something in my head and bring it into reality is really fascinating to me and 3D printing is my medium of choice. Some of the things I‘ve created are 3D ornaments of Mount Tam that are accurate to its surface, Snow Globes of Tam made with a similar approach and miniaturized Lake Tahoes… minus the water! These all make great gifts to outdoors people as well as fabulous paper weights.
Sasha Mosalov began his Artistic and Book binding career in the early '80s. He brought together his expertise with the traditional bookbinding to develop his signature one-of-a-kind artistic creations. His method consists of a self-invented paper making techniques, binding styles, and the Raised Design seen on many of his hand made book covers and end papers. Sasha continues to restore historic manuscripts, preserve ancient memorabilia, while letting his imagination fly in creating modern forms and designs for people who have appreciation and never ending love for the Book Art. You can find Sasha’s latest work and order custom made designs on his site: Book Destiny.
Sharon C. had been a long-time resident of Muir Beach, making all of the drapes and cushions for the Pelican Inn, Mountain Home Inn, Cavallo Point, etc. Sharon currently resides in Bodega Bay where she provides custom slipcovers and more for local businesses and residents, while running her seaside shop, Coastal Treasures. She handmakes various coastal-themed from baby gifts, like crib mobiles, clothing, and spa accessories like sleeping masks and towel wraps, to pet gifts like leashes/collars, beds, and accessories. For more information, please visit her Website.
Susannah Kennedy- words are her art form. Susannah’s award-winning memoir Reading Jane: A Daughter’s Memoir was published by Sibylline Press in September. She is just back from a rolicking book tour on the East Coast. She’s looking forward to people dropping by her table for a chat and will be happy to sell/sign books.
Tom Soltesz is a resident of Marin for almost 40 years and has been painting the landscape for such organizations as Marinscapes, MALT, Ranches and Rolling hills, The Baywood Group of environmental artists, the California Art Club, and Oil painters of America. I am represented by two galleries in California and one in Hawaii. My art has been collected by corporations and individuals across the US and abroad. I have also been published in a number of books and magazines. More of my work can be seen on my website.
The Muir Beach Quilters return in a new location at the Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair. We will have potholders, crib quilts and art quilts. And this year; a special hand-stitched ornament collection! With lots of warm and cozy knitted accessories for gifting.
Muir Beach Garden Club. Their selection of evergreen, herbal and succulent wreaths are always a sell out. Don’t miss their beautiful garlands or their miniature succulent gardens which are a sure-fire addition to anyone’s home.
Muir Beach Volunteer Firemens Association - Come by the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department (MBVFD) booth and support their goal of building a new firehouse while you holiday shop for your friends and family! The iconic doggy logo will be featured on T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, baby wear, stainless steel drinkware & more and available for purchase.
Junior Artisans - The Muir Beach Community has always encouraged creativity in the young people who are lucky enough to grow up here. Be sure to see what they've been making recently!