Local Artists Slated to Show at the 2017 Art & Pumpkin Festival
The "Made on the Coast" (MotC) Artists' Group, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee (HMBBC), presents its artists for the 6th Annual "Made on the Coast" Locals' Block at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Building on the success the last four years, MotC is again offering a "Locals' Block," which will be located on Main Street, between Mill and Kelly, and will welcome visitors from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday only, October 15th, 2017. Our artists' block occupies a section of Main Street that hosts the yearly costume parade on Saturday, allowing our artists and musicians to make use of the block and pop up on Sunday morning.
The centerpiece of the "Made on the Coast" Locals' Block will be the artists' booths, which showcase top-quality arts and crafts from local painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, fabric artists, glassblowers, and more—as well as demonstrations by local artists and art students. The on-going wheel-throwing demos by our four potters are always popular.
The locals' committee selects 15 or more Coastside artists/groups for each year's event. This year, The Locals Block is recovering after a 2016 rain-out, and many of our 2016 artists will be returning:
Gayton Arrigotti, Aileen Cain, Debby Icide, Diane Centoni, Jennifer Clark, Sherri Hanna, Kathleen Martin, Michele Morrison, Ellen Silva, Silvio Modena, Nancy Quickert, Randall Reid, Stuart Nafey, and Gayla Worrell.
(See below for list of artists participating this year.)
The block will also showcase our local high schools, Half Moon Bay High School, and Pilarcitos Continuation High School. Pilarcitos students will showcase murals and student artwork. Half Moon Bay students will offer a maker booth with an art activity open to the public, and also showcase work.
The Made on the Coast Music Stage will feature performances all day on October 15 and 16 and is located in the Cunha's Country Store parking lot (at Kelly and Main). The MOTC Music Stage is supported this year by presenting sponsor, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.
Moss Beach Artworks
Fabricated jewelry: Mixed Metals, 14K Gold, Sterling Silver, Gemstones, Soldering, Stone Setting, Mokume Gane, Hollow Forms, Acid Etching…
Mokume Gane is a metal working technique using mixed metals to produce a decorative pattern in sheet metal which then can be used to produce bracelets earrings rings and all forms of jewelry. The Japanese sword maker developed this work I believe in the 17th century.
Landscape and nature photography primarily focused on the coast from Half Moon Bay to Pescadero. I have matted and framed prints, gallery wrapped canvases, greeting cards and calendars.
Original photography printed on aluminum.
Also, 5x7 blank greeting cards with my photographs.
I print the greeting cards myself.
Oil Painting on canvas
I have originals and giclee prints. I create and produce all aspects of my work including the printing and mounting. I also have t-shirts that I print and heat press the images onto.
My three books are printed by the publisher.
I will have for sale originals, giclee's, t-shirts and books.
Handmade Soaps, Skincare & Aromatherapy
Handmade Soaps, Skincare & Aromatherapy utilizing the old-fashioned cold process method. All recipes are self-developed, all ingredients are organic food grade and unrefined. All packaging, bottling and labeling (design & print) is also done by hand.
Soaps, Skincare items, Soy Aromatherapy Candles in handmade pottery
My work is created on the Potter's wheel, and fired in both electric, and gas kilns. I make the glazes used on my work. The glazes are food safe, and very durable. The decoration on the surfaces reflects the beauty that I am surrounded by.
I have been a potter on the coast since 1978. Also, I have shown my work in many festivals including The Pumpkin Festival, 4 times, as well as Made on the Coast since the beginning of the local block event. I look forward to setting up a potters wheel, and giving demo's during the day.
My Process: I create work on the potter's wheel, and decorate the pots with, slips, drawings, and glazes. The boots are fired in two ways. One is at a stoneware temperature (2200) for food safe items, and the other is in a process known as Raku.
Hand-crafted metal bells
Hand crafted bells from recycled steel air cylinders. The bell hangers are crafted from reclaimed and handmade materials. I use welding techniques , anvil, torches and a big hammer to create these bells.
Customers use these bells in homes, gardens and businesses. I have been crafting these over 27 years. I do other shows as the kings mountain art fair . These bells are sold on line and i ship throughout the U.S.A.
This personally designed and hand crafted high-fired ceramics, reflecting the colors and grace of nature, are calming and pleasing to the hand and eye. They are wheel-thrown, slab-constructed, impressed, incised, carved, waxed, brushed and dipped.
I have been developing my style and craft as a potter in Montara since 1974, teaching children and adults a little, showing in local fairs and shops, and striving to make comfortable pots for daily use.
Pottery & mosaics
I create functional and decorative pottery, and broken ceramics and art glass mosaics. My primary art media are clay, broken ceramics and art glass. My pottery and ceramics are hand thrown and/or hand built. I use broken ceramics and art glass to create mosaics.
My functional pottery is food safe and fired to cone 5. Many of the glazes used are layered. My mosaics include such items as stepping stones, wall hangings, table top birdbaths, chairs and tables. Other materials used include thin set, glue, grout, wrought iron, wood, backer board and paint.
On Recycled Fence Boards and Canvas, note cards and calendars
My fine art represents my love of the natural world. I enjoy painting flowers, vegetables, birds and insects using vibrant colors as I also do in my murals.
Abstract acrylics and mixed media
I love color and am happiest holding a paint brush or marker. I work intuitively, trying to free the image hiding in each canvas, using many layers of paint applied, dripped, or splattered with brushes, scrapers, and handmade stencils and stamps. My pen and ink drawings are done in the zentangle-inspired style.
Landscape and nature color photography images that depict scenes of the coastside from Montara to Pescadero. There are greeting cards and 8x10,11x14 and 13x19 prints all of the photographs were taken by me. All are mounted and matted some and some are framed.
Prints are digital format and framed consist of acrylic and also wood or plastic.
Photoshop is used for processing photographs
Silk scarves, wall panels, table dressings and some garments.
I employ a system of opposition and repetition to digitally create intricate and colorful kaleidoscopic patterns are then printed on silk and other fabrics.
Fused Glass: a color palate of compatible glass is cut, assembled and fired in a kiln to fuse. A second firing using a mold gives the glass its shape. Other tools are used to cold work the piece.
We have lived on the Coastside for 28 years and participated in last year's “Made on the Coast”.