Wednesday, August 20, 2008

MarinIJ: Tiburon rolls out red carpet for art festival

MarinIJ: Tiburon rolls out red carpet for art festival

With only about one month left to summer, the second annual Tiburon Art Festival promises to keep the warm-weather fun going a while longer.

Art, music, drinks and face painting are all in the plans for the two-day event on Aug. 23-24. For six months, more than 75 volunteers have been working to create an expanded version of last year's festivities. Overall, the goal of the festival is for Bay Area residents to relax and rediscover what Tiburon has to offer.

"We're here to show off beautiful Tiburon and to have people take advantage of the waterfront, the restaurants and the shops," said festival co-chair Carolyn Wendler. "We really just want people to come and enjoy the town."

At the 2007 festival, about 2,000 people walked along historic Ark Row and discovered the talents of artists from all over the Bay Area. Though the festival was deemed successful, this year organizers are hoping to liven up downtown Tiburon even more with a larger variety of musical groups, drinks and artists.

Painters, sculptors, wood workers, photographers, jewelry makers and glass workers were all hand selected in June by judges Apsara DiQuinzio, the assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Phillip Linhares, chief curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. This year, a diverse group of 64 artists is expected to exhibit work alongside some new, family-friendly attractions.

At the north end of the street, kids can get their face painted and watch magic shows while on the South End Patio they can find art projects for more hands-on fun. Throughout the weekend, four bands will play music ranging from jazz to R&B to country.


What: 2nd annual Tiburon Art Festival

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 24

Where: Ark Row, Tiburon

Tickets: $5; free for kids 12 and under


Anjuli Branz is an intern from Marin Academy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Woodturner, Thomas Ludlum - Pheasant Wood Vase

"Pheasant Wood Vase" by Thomas Ludlum, woodturner.
"My love for woodturning started 9 years ago. I have done ceramics in the past so woodturning felt like a natural step. I am fascinated by the diversity of woods and the possibilities it presents. The variety of colors and textures helps me appreciate the challenges of each piece."
Visit Thomas Ludlum's website at:

Photographer Bob Kreisel - Seperate Benches

"Seperate Benches" by photographer Bob Kreisel.
"When I was ten I sent away for a 99 cent mini plastic camera that fit in the palm of my hand. I took a picture of a deer in the zoo. my mom loved it. I have been taking pictures for her ever since. I shoot whatever catches my eye or stirs my emotions. My heroes are Norman Rockwell, Cartier, Bresson and Eugene Smith."
Late addition to the list of juried artists for the 2008 2nd Annual Tiburon Art Festival on Sat. Aug 23 and Sun. Aug 24. visit Bob Kreisel's website at, or the Tiburon Art Festival website for more info.