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Fairfield Art Association plans Holiday Art Fair

Dec 05, 2012

The Fairfield Art Association will hold a Holiday Art Fair Friday and Saturday at its Sales Gallery in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

The event will be 5:30-9 p.m. Friday during the Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Area artists will bring in original arts and fine crafts to the already brimming Sales Gallery and transform the art studio into a holiday boutique. In addition, the Main Gallery continues to feature its annual Membership Exhibit, where most items are for sale.

A variety of wares will be offered, including pottery, paintings, Fairfield art, books, cards, holiday items, photography, jewelry, painted glassware, music CDs, calendars, scarves, hats, sculpture, stained glass, prints, garden art and more.

More than 50 artists are represented in the gallery and during the weekend fair.

John Preston will be represented with paintings, along with Kathy Tolleneare, Kathleen Amelien, David Kraemer, Kella J and many others.

Brand new painted glassware by Suzan Kessel will be available. Melinda Stockwell has created hand-printed cards, to join the collection presented by Sandi Dimmitt, and pressed flowers by Diana Wats and more. Pottery items are by artists Kasie Clemons, Elaine Duncan, Orvil Reeser, and limited edition Fairfield scene ceramics by Lillian Rubin of Burlington.

Lots of jewelry in many styles, from new wire and feather pieces to traditional beadware can be found. Also beaded is silverware for hostess gifts. China painting by one of the nation’s best, Donna Guy, is on display, with gourd art by Dan Davis and garden art pieces by Mika Sorak. Angels in stained glass for hanging or sitting, and hundreds of other items by numerous artists can be found.

Shopping local supports local artisans and the Fairfield Art Association, which is in its 46th year of bringing art to the community.

The Fairfield Art Association reminds community members to enjoy the large wooden gingerbread houses placed downtown in the garden nodes.

The houses were built by Fairfield High School students and decorated by art association members Holly Moore, Nancy Horras, Barb Kistler, Suzan Kessel, David Kraemer and FHS students: Dawn McKay, Erin Smith and Laura Cohen. Three new houses were added this year to bring the total to 11.

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