The La Quinta Arts Festival: Fun in the Sun

If you’re stuck in cold weather on the East Coast and you’re ready for a change, California is definitely the place to be right now. And all the more reason to be there – the 32nd La Quinta Arts Festival is coming from March 6-9. This is a lovely festival in sunny Southern California. Greg Lawler’s 2014 Art Fair SourceBook has ranked it #1 for Fine Art Festivals and #1 for Fine Craft Festivals in the Nation.

Here is a glimpse at just a few of the people you’ll see at the festival:
Oil painter Rimas Ciurlionis will be at Booth #635. As the website for the festival explains, Rimas Ciurlionis “creates abstracts thick with texture, with layers upon layers of paint making it almost like sculpture. His pieces provoke emotion, memory, mood. They touch you deep within, and invite you to enter this meditative space.  His is work that is painted like a symphony.”
John Wayne Jackson will be at Booth #530. As the website for the festival explains, he “is all about leaves. Tree leaves, flower leaves, vegetable leaves, leaves turning colors, spring, summer, fall leaves. Small scale and enormous, leaves found in the jungle, the forest, and the desert, Jackson creates sculptures making use of nature’s beautiful bounty.”

Alex and Mona Szabados live in Mokelumne Hill, California. As the website explains, “They have collaborated to make jewelry for over 30 years, won numerous awards and their work has been published in several books and magazines, including the front cover of “Ornament” magazine. Each Enamel piece is built up gradually using transparent enamel with 24 karat gold foil and granules, and pure silver foil, in approximately 40 layers and firings.”

Comments are closed.