The Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival celebrates art in the outdoors when more than 80 artists from the Bay Area and beyond will be displaying their wares against the scenic backdrop of Montclair and the Oakland Hills. Presented by the Montclair Village Association, this free festival is set to take place Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Montclair Fine Arts Festival features unique and one-of-a-kind art including paintings, sculpture, exquisite jewelry, breathtaking photography and much more. Among the artists presenting at this year’s show is Enrico Antiporda of Oakland who will be showcasing his vivid oil paintings including Caribbean and Asian Pacific landscapes, nudes and still lifes. “I create colorful whimsical paintings merging the styles of French fauve, folk art, and pop art,” says Enrico. “They are meant to be enjoyable and uplifting.”
Bryan Goldenberg of Oakland creates hand-blown art that takes form as functional vessels such as bowls, vases and platters. “There is nothing I enjoy more than blowing glass. The continuing emerging quality that occurs in my pieces is the use of color and clean lines,” says Bryan. “Aesthetically each piece can stand-alone or become part of a larger cluster of pieces.”
Jeannie Haydon of Berkeley has been a metalsmith and jeweler for over 29 years. She creates her jewelry by fabricating sterling and 14 karat gold sheet, wire and tubing, requiring delicate soldering and hand sawing techniques. Jeannie's work is elaborate as she solders many pieces together to create detailed, textured geometric creations that are often kinetic. Influences ranging from Asian art, modern architecture and the work of Alexander Caulder result in a unique look that is innovative and beautiful.
Other artists participating in the Festival include Mendy Marks of San Francisco who creates handmade jewelry influenced by the many levels and colors in landscapes; Christopher Roscoe of Castro Valley with his glass art creations that include bowls, vases and more; and clay artist Mark Untener of Oakland showing his elegant collection of functional and decorative ceramics.
The Montclair Village Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival takes place in the Montclair business district on Mountain Avenue at LaSalle, off highway 13, between Park Boulevard and Thornhill Drive. The Oakland Tribune is the print/online media sponsor of the event. For more information, contact the Montclair Village Association at (510) 339-1000 Pacific Fine Arts at (209) 267-4394 or www.pacificfinearts.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PacificFineArts and on Twitter: @PacificFineArts.