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.
(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 14 and 15 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.
Nina Broeng Andersen
Acrylic paintings and prints
Inspired by California. This series of paintings features the bountiful and beautiful Californian nature from the mountains to the coast.
The acrylic paintings are inspired by discoveries of beauty around us: Fantastic seascapes, creatures, plants and people. The paintings capture moments and allow the observer to relive the experience of being there.
Motives span across the seasons and areas - depicting "crazy birds" of the coast, to the greatness of Sierra Nevada mountains, misty scenes, colorful plant life and local eucalyptus forests.
Originals and prints are available for sale.
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.
Christine Bloomquist & Betsy Harms
Outline Designs Jewelry.
This mother and daughter team creates original wire and bead jewelry.
Unique hand crafted stone vases, which can be used indoor or outdoor, whatever vibe moves you. Artistically beautiful enough to display alone, hold delicate flowers to storing umbrellas in Mudroom. In addition, live edge natural wood furniture such as wine racks, coffee tables, long board sculptures to specification, (don't try these in the ocean) as well as outdoor picnic tables, benches or bar tops. You can even select your live edge piece and style of finish...very cool.
Aileen Cain & David Olney
Fused Glass and Fine Woodwork
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.
Fine Woodwork: Hand made wooden objects mostly in native woods.
We have lived on the Coastside for 28 years and participated in last year's “Made on the Coast”.
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.
Wearable Art / Patterns in Nature
I use butterflies, flowers and feathers to create visually stunning kaleidoscopic designs, which are printed on silk and other fabrics. At the Pumpkin Festival I will be selling silk scarves, pillows, table runners, and wall hangings.
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.
Catherine Henry of Wild Woman Pottery will be showcasing her new line of “Half Moon Bay” dishware and mugs, as well as her new cat and dog dishes.
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.
Local Jams and Jellies
For as long as I can remember, I have been making jams & jellies. Starting when I was very young on my grandparents farm in San Gregorio. My Mom would send my brother and I out to pick wild blackberries to make jelly. As a young adult, I ventured out making several different jams on my own or with my friends and there hasn't been a summer that's gone by that I haven't make jam. Now I focus on using only the best organic ingredients. Locally farmed and directly from the farmers themselves.
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 are mounted and matted and some are framed. Prints are digital format and frames consist of acrylic and also wood or plastic. Photos are processed using Photoshop.
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.
Original photography printed on aluminum.
Also, 5x7 blank greeting cards with my photographs.
I print the greeting cards myself.
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.
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.
Nature and her forces are my biggest inspiration--the sun shining on water, leaves moving in a tree, a rush of wind, water dropping, sand in my toes, the gentle warmth and glow of a fire, the full moon. It all happens organically, usually beginning with an initial flood of bold color on the canvas, and then I am led by what I see or feel next.
Feeling gives rise to movement, color is chosen intuitively, the canvas is turned around, I step back and more feeling is evoked.
Sometimes my art inspires, energizes, and uplifts. Other times it is calming and soothing. What I really like is creating work that provokes pondering. I hope it provokes pondering in you.
I paint original acrylic paintings on recycled fence boards and canvas, and create note cards and calendars with those images.
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.