At Howard Alan Events, one of the things we love most is sharing the talents of some of the most exquisite artists in the country with everyone we meet. This weekend will be no exception, and we are proud and excited to introduce you to our Shadyside featured artist, breathtaking painter Julie Keaten- Reed. Field of Dreams One of the aspects about growing up in rural Wyoming that struck Julie [...]

Just under the shade of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a community of historic homes, quaint boutiques and friendly folks who love the laid back life. Perhaps it’s this ambiance that has made Shadyside the perfect place to gather the best artists in the U.S. and share their talents with the world. With Shadyside … The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Howard Alan Events has been introducing  the country’s most gifted artists, [...]

We’re heading straight into another wonderful Colorado art festival, this one in Downtown Frisco. Our featured artist for the Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival has been a staple of our community for many years, and we are proud to be introducing you to her. Meet copper sculptor and artist Debbie Flowers. It only took an email exchange with Debbie Flowers to learn three  major things about her. 1. [...]

Colorado’s small town of Frisco, home to just over 3,000 residents, can hardly be considered a sleepy town, as it is located near the most popular ski resorts in the Rocky Mountain area. Described as the “Main Street of the Rockies,” Frisco serves as a breathtaking tourist spot, not just for those who enjoy skiing, but also for those who enjoy beautiful parks, quaint shops, delicious local fare and an [...]

This weekend’s Beaver Creek Art Festival, taking place in Colorado’s beautiful Beaver Creek Village, is expected to be a huge hit. There is no doubt that our event’s featured artist will be partly responsible for that success. Join us as you get to know Karen Heuton. Home in a Painting There is something quite familiar about the work of artist Karen Heuton. Describing herself as a referential contemporary with a [...]

Oil painting dynamic thunderstorms is my passion. In Oklahoma every year, there is a clash of warm and cold air that creates powerful storms that I photograph and observe. I take hundreds of pictures and distill them down to the most dramatic ones, and use multiple photos of an individual storm I’ve witnessed to create a composite design for the paintings I produce. Storms are a compelling visual reminder of [...]

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I’m taking acrylic paint ,dragging it across birch panels and resining same. I then repeat that process up to 5 times Cell: (818)421-9781 Studio Phone Number: (818)421-9781 Email: slsstudio@sbcglobal.net Web: http://schubertmodern.com  

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Don’t let the size of Beaver Creek Village fool you — this little corner of the world, nestled deep in Eagle County, Colorado, is a major ski resort near the Rockies. We love this town as much for its picturesque surroundings as we do for the friendliness of its people and its happening daily life. Just south of the town of Avon, a popular Colorado destination, Beaver Creek Village is [...]

The Downtown Aspen Art Festival is just about a week away, and we are thrilled to announce that our featured artist for the event will be amazing conservatiom photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano. Brush to Lens, Telling a Story Not that photography in general isn’t a medium with a message, but the overall theme of conservation photography carries such purpose, that only someone who is deeply passionate about telling nature’s story is [...]

I am a retired school teacher who is now pursuing a lifelong desire. Creating beautiful furniture and family heirlooms is so fulfilling in this IKEA disposable furniture society. Wood is fascinating to me, I love the search for symmetrical grain patterns and having the ability to use different wood types to accent and create flow. I use a great deal of Urban lumber, trees that have been removed from our [...]

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My path to making jewelry has been unusual! I grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota to attend Carleton College. I have a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Minnesota. I have used neither degree professionally. Instead, I went directly from graduate school into construction. As it turns out, while I was working on my Master’s degree, I realized that, although I [...]

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Bruce and Christine Green are collaborating ceramic artists for close to 40 years. Bruce studied ceramics at UC Irvine, CA under sculptor John Mason and built his Florida studio in 1972. Bruce enjoys the technological challenge of new design work and the challenges to make it work. Christine studied art as an educator and is a self-taught expressive artist, working from a more emotional inner directed space. Their ceramic creations currently [...]

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Sarah Foster was born in Sedona, Arizona and from a very early age she was involved in music and theatre. This continued through high school and college where she also studied stage makeup and costume design. She graduated with a degree in theatre management and communications. Sarah spends time in her studio at her home in a quaint rural neighborhood outside of Prescott, Arizona. She is accompanied by her ceramics [...]

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Working with a torch and flame that exceed 1500 degrees in temperature, I create one of a kind glass sculptures inspired and challenged by the shapes, colors & textures found in nature. Rendering these in molten glass, whether it is the simple twist of a sea shell, the symmetry of a sand dollar, or the flowing shape of a mermaid is my passion. During the torching process I heat, melt [...]

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American Craft Endeavors love producing craft shows! Paula Knudsen, wonderful clay crafter, owner of the Frumples Factory and our featured artist for this weekend’s show, is the perfect example of why we love this community. Dreaming in Clay Paula Knudsen, a clay artist of over 20 years, had a dream in 1997 that changed her life. In this dream, she saw  a “Frumple Factory,” a place where little lumps of [...]

Great news, artists! Howard Alan Events has released its 2014 Art Festival Schedule, and applications for spots in the shows are now being accepted through Zapplication.org. We are particularly excited about the 2014 art festival schedule  because we are adding a new city to our roster! We love the city of Jacksonville, as much for its contemporary feel as for its great artistic community, so it’s thrilling for us to [...]

    Aspen has long been associated with majestic mountain views, celebrity residents and luxury ski resorts. With beautiful sunsets and cool breezes that accentuate the loveliness of the area year-round, Aspen is a popular tourist destination and the pride and joy of its natives. More than just a playground for the well-to-do, however, Aspen is a place filled with excitement, adventure and family fun. From unique shoppes and quaint boutiques [...]

Florida’s East Coasters who frequent Atlantic beaches can confirm that Indialantic beaches are among the most beautiful, clean and interesting. Sure, the weather is warm, the sand is soft and the water is fine (just ask the sea turtles!), but it’s the great community vibe – laid back, friendly, and neighborly – that really makes the difference. Throw in a boardwalk, some great shopping and one of the most popular [...]

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The Madeira Beach Craft Festival is just around the corner, and we are glad that you’ll be meeting the amazing crafters who share their talents with the world. To give you a taste of what you can expect, we welcome you to get to know self-taught, multifaceted crafter and our featured artist, Donna Ryan. From Corporate to Creative Donna Ryan knows what it’s like to make the transition from the [...]

We are excitedly counting the days until the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, coming up this weekend. We are also super excited to tell you about our Featured Artist, South Florida artist Jennifer Ardolino. Tribute to Colorful Nature As a seasoned artist of national and international acclaim, Jennifer Ardolino has a gift for understanding color. From her vivid abstract pieces to her realistic representations of nature and her [...]

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My dog Tweedle and I make up a therapy dog team here in Delray Beach, FL. We visit many different types of facilities in Boca Raton, FL. Tweedle is a well-bred young lady and had a future as a show, agility and hunting dog, so it was emotionally devastating to discover that she has a congenital heart defect known as Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD). Tweedle’s condition is stable now but [...]

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Accountant by day, tinkerer by night, I create unique and fun robot sculptures using vintage tins, recycled, re-purposed items and found objects that appeal to all ages. They are fun and will always bring a smile to your face and more importantly, they turn old forgotten items into statement art pieces sure to satisfy all. I breathe new life into items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. I’ve [...]

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I built my first darkroom under the basement steps of our house about 1964. I was about 14, and little did I know that photography was going to be my career. I graduated Ohio University with a BFA in photography and moved to Chicago with a job offer. In 1985 I opened the doors to my first commercial photographic studio with about 2000 sq. feet in Chicago. I now have [...]

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DAN MURPHY IS CURRENTLY IN HIS 38TH YEAR, FULL TIME, AS AN ABSTRACT METAL SCULPTOR. HE DID HIS FIRST SCULPTURE IN 1976, WHILE A STUDENT AT UNC’S LAW SCHOOL. WITHIN TWO MONTHS, HE TOOK HIS WORK TO NEW YORK, GOT A POSITIVE RESPONSE, AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. HIS STYLE IS HIS OWN, SINCE HE HAD NO FORMAL TRAINING, AND IS RECOGNIZABLE AS HIS. HE MADE ALL THE METAL FORMING EQUIPMENT [...]

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After 25 years of Raku firing, we developed two distinct primitive firings the last 8-10 years. They either involve a sawdust pit firing, creating unique fire clouds as well as colorful patinas. Or, the second style of firing uses straw to give the piece straw impressions and rich sepia tones. After the straw firing, additional painting is done using oils, acrylic,oil paint stick and modeling paste to further embellish our [...]

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Zsuzsanna Luciano is a Conservation Fine Art Photographer that has trained in Europe and has graduated the New York Institute Of Photography. During these years Zsuzsanna has achieved two Awards Of Merit from the NYIP. It is worth mentioning that even one Award of Merit is difficult to achieve from the NYIP. Zsuzsanna has two of these distinctions. She is equally skilled with the digital camera as with the standard [...]

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Kenneth Ober is a Los Angeles painter with a passion for exploring the optical characteristics of light and color using texture and repetitive tiny mark-making techniques. His current paintings are about perception and projection through abstract visual cues by using simple marks that speak of time and space. These paintings are made primarily with a tool designed for pin-striping automobiles, which makes very fine and precise lines on subtly textured [...]

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My work reflects objects of car collections (junkyards), the patina of an original classic, the remains of some magnificent machine or vestiges of the designer Raymond Loewy. Nostalgia of our vanishing past peaks nerves of inspiration. Seeing beyond the faded surface requires pre-visualization through acquired experience. It’s almost like putting a dull rock into a dish of water and suddenly colors not seen suddenly appear. There are often surprises, sometimes [...]

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Get ready, Chicago! One of the largest, most anticipated summertime outdoor events is coming back to the downtown area July 5-7! More than 300 of the finest artists in the United States will be on hand at the 22nd Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, voted one of the top 100 outdoor juried art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This 3-day summer extravaganza features a [...]

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The Grand Haven Art Festival is just a few days away and, as always, we are giving away beautiful art by a very special artist. This weekend’s featured artist is an amazing talent with work that inspires and connects with its audience. Read on to learn more about Michigan native Brad Patterson! Natural Instincts Few of us look at a piece of ceramic art and experience so vividly the call [...]

To say that the city of Grand Haven, Michigan, is beautiful and welcoming is an understatement. With its quaint streets, picture-perfect scenery, and as home to what Travel & Leisure magazine called one of the best secret beaches in the world, Grand Haven is the ideal place for artistic energy and excitement to build up. That is exactly what is happening June 29-30 on Washington Avenue in picturesque Downtown Grand [...]

If you attended last year’s debut craft festival in breathtaking Madeira Beach, Fl. last November, you’ll be excited to hear that the Madeira Beach Craft Festival is back with midsummer fun, eclectic crafts and the finest crafters in the country. If you didn’t attend last year’s festivities, here’s your chance to experience one of the most exciting craft shows in South Florida for yourself. You won’t want to go another [...]

The 11th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival is happening this weekend, and we are very excited to introduce you to one of the participating artists who will be sharing her work! Creativity has always come easy for Kim Volean, artisan and owner of Kim’s Original Handcrafted Jewelry. Besides playing piano, she describes herself as having “always been into some kind of crafty project”, but her passion for jewelry making took [...]

For years, American Craft Endeavors has been bringing the finest in juried craft showcases featuring the very best crafters in the U.S. to the South Florida area and beyond. This year, ACE continues the tradition by transforming beautiful Downtown Dunedin’s Main Street into the 11th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, happening June 22-23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Dunedin: Gem of the Gulf Coast A lovely waterfront community, located [...]

Many things come to mind when you come upon the metal work of our talented featured artist  Jimmy Langford. One thing is for sure: “Colorful” is a word that can describe both his art and his journey into it. Jimmy, a resident of Cummings, Ga. along with his wife Connie, started on the road to success in a most unlikely place. As a student of art and music at the [...]

As home to some of our nation’s most important government structures, the city of Arlington has long been steeped in rich history and culture. Naturally, as kids finish school and families gear up for their vacations, Arlington’s attractions  and proximity to our nation’s capital make it an ideal summer destination. Now, families have one more reason to visit Virginia’s most famous city, as Arlington debuts the Arlington Festival of the [...]

The Summer Craft Shows are underway in Florida. American Craft Endeavors is doing it again this weekend, as they host the 21st Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival, a two-day, juried craft show featuring some of today’s most talented crafters in the heart of Venice on Miami Avenue, June 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A quaint but vibrant west-coast Florida town, Venice serves as the backdrop for this year’s [...]

By all accounts, Art In The Village in Cleveland, Ohio, earlier this month was a raging success. Attendance was fantastic and the weather was beautiful at this classy venue, Legacy Village, in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Art enthusiasts were wearing glowing smiles as they purchased items for their homes, offices and/or gifts. Patti and Bob Stern sold their sculpture “Harley” at the show, to a collector from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Murf Murphy’s [...]

Those who attend this weekend’s Louisville Festival of the Arts and are fortunate enough to meet our featured artist Robert Rodenberger need only look at his inspiring collection of work to figure out just how much fun he has with his craft. Marked by bright, joyful colors and simple yet interesting execution, Robert’s pieces inspire positivity and happiness wherever they land. None of this should come as any surprise. When [...]

The beautiful and vibrant city of Sarasota is gearing up for the 12th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Fair, a juried outdoor crafts show happening this weekend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Armands Circle. One hundred crafters from all over the country join Howard Alan Events and its craft division, American Craft Endeavors, to celebrate and support the local arts community with an eclectic mix of unique, handcrafted work [...]

Named top travel destination of 2013 by Lonely Planet, Louisville, Ky. is home to great entertainment, lovely parks and an array of artistic and cultural activities to engage young and old alike. The weekend of June 8-9th brings yet another example of what makes Louisville so special, as The Summit welcomes the 6th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts, a two-day outdoor, gallery-style, juried art exhibit showcasing the finest artists [...]

I am a mostly self-taught wire and cold forge metal jewelry artist. And have recently added traditional metalsmithing techniques to my body of work. I have studied under local artist, Stacy Perry, as well as, learning from books and video tutorials. Other jewelry artists and instructors that I have learned from include Sharilyn Miller and Lisa Niven Kelly, who are considered among the best wire jewelry artists. I also have [...]

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After art school I did 30 years in commercial art. Starting in January 2012 I decided to finally do fine art as the main thing. I’m still finding my way to the story-telling side of art. I like the Dutch masters and landscapes but as a former sailor I miss the sea. So there will be more nautical things done this year. I paint in traditional, commercially-prepared oils on stretched [...]

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Simple lines, elegant, and from the heart; those are the main focus of my artwork. As with many art forms, the most difficult objectives to achieve are purity and simplicity. With my vases, bowls, and thrown sculptures I strive to utilize clean lines and fluidity, giving each form a look of graceful motion. My current work includes metal embellishment, which adds not only to the movement of the work, but [...]

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My main method is Lost Wax Casting in sterling silver. I also do copper enameling and fabrication. Web: http://www.ontherocksdesigns.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/On-The-Rocks-Designs/167709172454?ref=br_rs Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lisaontherocks/

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There is so much which inspires me. I like diversity in jewelry and love combining metals. I definitely don’t think that jewelry should take a one size fits all approach. Jewelry should change with our moods. A lot of my inspiration comes from my childhood and jewelry worn by both my Mom and Nana. I grew up with a lot of big bold, gold and silver jewelry. I am rarely [...]

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Jan Kirchoff works from her home studios in Parkland, FL, and Dahlonega, GA, doing private commissions and creating inventory for the shows she participates in each year. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, she specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process, creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass. She has worked in several commercial [...]

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Karen Dixon is an award-winning glass artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the south at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. Her most recent award was the Maury Smith Award at the 39th Annual Montgomery Art Guild, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art Exhibition in spring 2011. Karen is a co-owner of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio, LLC, located just south of Birmingham in Pelham, AL. The studio offers a fine [...]

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Zenia Lis has been creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry using sterling silver and colored gemstones for over ten years. Prior to founding Zenia Lis Jewelry, Zenia spent fifteen years in corporate marketing and management with Fortune 100 companies like Colgate Palmolive and Eastman Kodak. Zenia takes inspiration from her travels and growing up in Europe and the Caribbean. The artist/designer may have left Cuba as a child however, the [...]

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