Art Festival Season Kicks Off With 30th Anniversary Of Las Olas Art Fair October 21 – 22

This season marks three decades of the landmark Las Olas Art Fair, with visitors and residents enjoying the celebration three different times, starting this October. 200 of the nation’s top artists will take over Las Olas Boulevard October 21st and 22nd for the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair.   One of the signature art fairs in the country, demand by both artists and the patrons led Howard Alan Events to expand the showcase across multiple months, with different artists attending each event. The highly anticipated commemorative show poster winner will be announced soon and on sale during the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 1) January 6 – 7, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fall)

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Free and open to the public

 

Islamorada wood sculptor Derrick Crossland’s “Thresher Shark Ribbon”

 

 

The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

Indiana jeweler Sally Phillips’ hand-crafted gold filled and silver bracelet

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original Artwork Handmade in America
• 200 artists from 30 different states
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

R.L. Alexander’s subtle “Crooked Politicians” painting

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, the Las Olas Art Fair represents stunning works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.

 

 

Tim Bailey’s Hand painted wearable art

 

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Enjoying Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

New Spring Date For Part II Of Las Olas Art Fair, April 2 & 3

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season, traditionally held the first weekend in March, returns this year April 2 – 3, 2016. Festival patrons can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new exhibitors eager to be a part of this premier event. Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public.  The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Pendragon Miranda. The Rickie Report highlights three artists:  Wiwat Kamolpornwijit (Jewelry), Derrick Crossland (Sculpture) and Michael Vista (Painting).

 

 

 

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28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

 

 

 

Saturday, April 2  & Sunday, April 3

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

 Navigational address:

600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

 

 

 

Support the Arts, the Las Olas Association and the Local Community

 

 

Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season, traditionally held the first weekend in March, returns this year April 2 – 3, 2016. Festival patrons can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new exhibitors eager to be a part of this premier event. The eclectic exhibits will include a wide variety of styles and media including paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, ceramics, mixed media and much more with prices will be set to suit all budgets. Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists are selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process allows Howard Alan Events to produce a festival with diverse displays that will appeal to seasoned collectors and first time buyers as well as shoppers looking for unique gift items.   The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Pendragon Miranda.

 

 

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit – Jewelry
http://www.kamolpornwijit.com/

 

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One of a Kind Polymer Clay Necklace by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

 

 

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit’s jewelry was included in the prestigious 2105 Niche Awards.  The artists shares,” I hand-form every piece of polymer clay jewelry. All colors are original colors of clay — there is no paint applied. I use several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving, layering, and many others for which I don’t have names. I add beads and wires to complement my clay work. The ear wires and wires are sterling silver; necklaces are either sterling silver, 19 strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber”.

 

 

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One of a Kind Polymer Clay Jewelry by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

 

 

“I started working in polymer clay as part of a fund raising activity for my temple in 2004. It is a long story with lots of twists and turns. In 2007, I opted to do art/craft full time. I used to worked as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN for 6 years so you know I glow in the dark!  Polymer is durable when handled properly. It should be kept from pointed or sharp objects that may scratch or cut the surface. It is flexible to a certain degree and is unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped. A long period of exposure to alcohol may do some damages to polymer, hence it’s better to put the jewelry on after spraying hair products and perfume. I have never done anything special to clean the polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Crossland – Sculpture 
http://www.derrickcrossland.com/

 

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Sculpture by Derrick Crossland

 

A veteran diver, avid catch-and-release fisherman and Boat Captain, Derrick has the pleasure of observing first hand, the majestic fish life, marine mammals, birds and sailing vessels that influence his art. Derrick depicts each one of his pieces with an interpretive realism that captures the power and movement of his subjects.

 

 

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Sculpture by Derrick Crossland

 

 

 

Michael Vistia – Painting
http://www.michaelvistia.com/

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Michael Vistia

 

 

Michael Vistia, an accomplished, Mid-Western born artist, is the “founder and creator” of this colorful and refreshing style of painting. When viewing a painting from his ever-evolving collection of art, it is, quite simply, unforgettable. Rich, “vibratory” colors. Bold, yet fluid black lines. Playful in composition and dramatic in interpretation. It is not surprising to see why devotees around the globe have declared that the pieces painted by Michael Vistia have the power to “raise the vibration of any room.”

 

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Painting by Michael Vistia

 

 

 

 

“For me, paintings are a bridge to share magical moments that are pure,” Michael says. “I love interacting with people, and painting always enabled me to connect and communicate with others, with a smile and love that is from the heart. As a young boy, my very first interest was painting,” he remembers. “I started to communicate through drawing, before I even began speaking. “When people see my art, I want them to smile, to feel good and become inspired to create beauty in their own lives, through following one’s excitement anything is possible. “It’s not about fame,” Michael continues. ” It’s simply about sharing joyful moments with others!”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/las-olas-art-fair-part-ii

https://www.facebook.com/events/895847823770510/

 

 

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

 

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, Visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291