Sunday, July 8, 2018

Rockport Art Festival


122 artists...29 painting, 22 jewelery, 15 mixed media, 14 photography, 9 ceramics, 8 sculpture (stone, wood, etc.), 7 wood, 6 glass (with one exception the glass was all very basic beginner stuff), 6 pastel/drawing, 6 other (fiber, leather, etc.).

Like all art festivals there were works of exquisite quality and works that you wonder how the hell they managed to get juried in. I did get tired of seeing fish and sea birds though (Rockport is on the coast) as that seemed to be the subject matter of a majority of the artists.

These were my favorites (alphabetically by first name)...

Aly Winningham's creative whimsical mosaics


Al and Jenny Hoeksema's colorful ceramics


Bill Killean's beautiful carved wood sculpture (I could find nothing on him, only his email address on his card bkillian@hot.rr.com)


Cindy Gentry's unique and beautiful flame worked glass and silver jewelry

                                

Darby Freeman's fun mosaic fish and skulls


James Offeman's exquisite pastel paintings of birds (might have to save up for one of his)



Larry Pile's fun fused glass


Randy Martin's kinetic copper sculptures (I bought one of the mermaids)


Steven Garza's beautiful carved wood fishing reels (I could find nothing on him, only his email address on his card reeltree2017@gmail.com)


Suzanne Juneau's gorgeous brass, bronze, copper, and enameled jewelry (I bought one of her pins and I don't even wear pins!)


Yan Lee's ink portraits of famous trees


a few more pictures...















14 comments:

  1. looks interesting and fun. Wasn't Rockport all but washed away in the hurricane last year?

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    1. yes, it was but we didn't see any evidence of it but then we didn't delve very deeply into town.

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  2. thanks for sharing your art adventure. lovely

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  3. thank you for sharing! Some great talent there!

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  4. They are all beautiful, but my favorites are the jewelry.

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  5. I would have had to have had my hands tied into my pockets. Those bird paintings are spectacular! Love the mosaics, too, and the famous tree renditions.

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  6. So much fun and sooooo much talent. Those birds!!!!!

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  7. What beautiful work! I wonder how on earth someone came up with the idea of making fishing reels out of wood. People are so mysterious and creative! I love the mosaics in the first photo.

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  8. A lot of variety. Nice to see the appreciation of art through an artist's eyes. I wonder what captures you...originality, color, style?

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    1. originality, whimsy, skill, complexity not necessarily in that order and to a lesser degree style and color. take the fishing reels for example. I don't fish, would never buy one but I could appreciate their beauty and the skill with which they were done and the hours they obviously each took.

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  9. Just gorgeous, Ellen! Those ceramics really call to me and so does the silver and flame-worked jewelry. And that carved wood sculpture with the hibiscus and birds! All of the artists really have great talent.

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  10. A two hour drive , I hope it was worth it! Looks to be so, some lovely work there. Love the fishing reels.

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  11. You saw some absolutely beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing the work of these artists!

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  12. Holy cow, the art! I love it, and would have cost me if I were there. I am obsessed with the butterfly wing necklaces and would love to have the bird and the tree prints as well as the ceramics. The carved fishing reels are a wonder too. Thanks for sharing all the great pics.

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