Two weeks after the Begonia Festival we have the Art and Wine and it was a beautiful weekend.
An expanded version of previous years, the booths filled almost every street in the village.
We have quite a few of our artists showing at this fair. It is fun to stop by and chat with them in between customers while seeing if they have anything new for us !
Karen Nevis has been painting local scenes, especially Capitola, for many years. Her wonderful water colors are full of color and often will invite the viewer to relax in a garden with a view of the sea or enjoy the waves crashing on the cliffs. She has been featuring her art at the Craft Gallery since the 1980s’ and we are lucky to have an artist who captures our memories from vacations in Capitola or our favorite places as locals.
Wild Earth Sculptures has been uplifting the hearts of many folk in Capitola Village for years. The works of fantasy provide us with glimpses of natures creatures with silly grins and endearing expressions. Lila was their creator and she started selling her pieces across from the Craft Gallery Annex in a store called Dragginwood. Those who collected her art were sad to see this shop leave the village some years ago and then were pleased to find the Annex began to carry her lovable creatures in 2011. Today Wild Earth is still producing the collection and is run by her daughter, Lorinda, who appears in these photos from the Art and Wine.
Will Sanford was personally manning his booth and it was filled with his much loved Poppy Pottery. For over thirty years this bright and cheerful pottery has charmed our customers at the Craft Gallery. A wide range of pieces are available; mugs, spoon rests, platters, vases and bowls. With the gold and orange colors this makes a nice gift for anyone whose home has a Tuscany flavor or who wants to give something representing California . . . . As this is our state flower !
To look at Maia Negres‘ paintings is to relax into the fluid world of the sea. She started painting at 17 and as she says, has not put the paintbrush down since then. We sell her artwork at the Annex in giclee canvas prints, cards, journals and 11×14 prints. Aside from ocean themes, she also represents the Buddha and Lotus in her ethereal style. Maias’ artwork is commissioned by art lovers and business owners. Stop by the Craft Gallery Annex to experience her beautiful art.
To wrap up this post we will leave you with some photos of the Art and Wine festival in full swing. Enjoy and we hope it will bring fond memories of your day here in the Village,
whether as a visitor this summer or a day in town if local.
Remember to visit our website if you can’t make it to town, whenever you need a gift or something new and fun for the home !