The art festival main sponsors are the Francesca Scalpi of sonomacoastart.com, Jenner Inn and Event Center, River's End and Artisan coastalagent.com John Chute and Steve Hecht. This festival is to promote the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Coast artists, and raise funds for local non-profits.
GIVING BACK TO THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES
The Art Sale is a benefit for the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods which is a non-profit organization promoting education, preservation and restoration of the natural and cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks. Event producer Francesca Scalpi of sonomacoastart.com donated 25% of wine and beer sales to the Monte Rio Fire Services Foundation a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.
BEST IN SHOW WINNER - JONQUI ALBIN - "CRANE RISING"
$250 Award Sponsored by Jim Maresca of Maresca Money Management, LLC
2ND PLACE WINNER - DEB TITUS - "DEPTH OF GRAVITY"
$200 Award Sponsored By Francesca Scalpi of sonomacoastart.com
3RD PRIZE WINNER - STEPHANIE HAYES - COBALT BLUE TEA SET
$150 Award Sponsored By Francesca Scalpi of sonomacoastart.com
Best Mixed Media: Francesca Scalpi, The History of Red
Best Classically Influenced Art, C. Lambert, bronze sculpture
Best Fused Glass, Marianne Baxter, "Picasso"
Best Coastal Photo to Nick Catalina for "Liquid Mirror"
Most Creative Use of Materials, Megan Bair, for jewelry incorporating zippers
Spirit of the Coast and Redwoods in Ceramic, Camille S. Larsen, Vase
ART ON THE COAST PHOTO GALLERIES
Graffiti Art - Artists - Musical Performers - Volunteers
Art on the Coast Judge Suzanne Edminster
Suzanne Edminster paints large abstract narratives based on mythology at Saltworkstudio in the lively SOFA Arts District of Santa Rosa in Northern California. She has lived in Europe and India, and has a degree in Poetics; her paintings are noted for their symbolic imagery and bold use of contemporary color. She teaches Art with Intention studio classes. Follow her posts on the myth and magic of painting at Art Blog Saltworkstudio.
She is a featured artist in the book Studio: 50 Sonoma County artists, and currently exhibits paintings with the Santa Rosa Symphony. She holds yearly open studios with Sonoma County Art Trails. Upcoming shows in 2014 include the Jewish Film Festival and a gallery exhibit this October at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Music Sponsored by River's End Restaurant
SILVER SPONSORS - $500 DONATION
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
The Jenner Inn and Conference Center, donated the event rental fee for the 3 acre event space in Jenner by the Sea.
Coastal Agents John Chute and Steve Hecht
Bert Rangel, Proprietor of River's End Restaurant
Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Best of Show $250 Award Sponsor
Maresca Money Management, LCC