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November 28, 2017 > Holiday Show features original artistic treasures

Holiday Show features original artistic treasures

Submitted By Seema Gupta

Olive Hyde Art Guild is happy to announce its 35th annual Holiday for the Arts Show & Sale, a wonderful way to kick-off the festive season. It will take place during the first weekend of December at Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont. The show will open with a ticketed Gala on Friday, December 1, featuring hors doeuvres, sweets, wine and beer, with the first viewing and sale of art.

On Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 the show is open to the public, free of charge. Its a perfect opportunity to view and purchase unique artifacts for yourself or the artistically inclined family and friends on your holiday shopping list. Visitors can also enjoy live musical entertainment on the weekend afternoons; Classical Guitar & Vocal Ensemble will perform on Saturday, and Flute Fantasia on Sunday.

The Gala night will feature a raffle for an original watercolor painting donated by well-known artist Maureen Langenbach. With a degree in Art Education, Langenbach has developed her expertise in watercolor over 40 years. Her art is inspired by commonplace objects. In addition to many private collections, her work has recently been exhibited at several galleries in Fremont and Hayward, as well as the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.

The Holiday Show is our signature community event and the only fundraiser that supports Guilds activities throughout the year. To date, more than $280,000 has been raised to benefit the Olive Hyde Art Gallery and fund numerous art projects in the Fremont schools and community. In this yearÕs show, 89 artists were selected to exhibit original works in ceramics, glass and sculpture, paintings, photography, cards and wall art, jewelry, fiber, gourds and masks, wood, and holiday dˇcor.

Among the participants, more than 20 are new to the show. They come from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Danielle Dufayet, a resident of San Jose, is a first-generation American, born to French parents, both renowned artists. Naturally drawn to art, Dufayets interests span across cartoon drawing, painting, glasswork, and ceramics. Her use of unusually bold and bright colors aims to lift the spirit. Another artist from Santa Clara County, Elvira Bowers was always interested in handicrafts; she has been making baskets from pine needles since the 1980s.

Joan Beavin, from Mill Valley, excels in glass-handled giftware. Glass beads are created with a propane-oxygen torch, followed by annealing in a kiln for durability. Then they are transformed into assorted giftware such as dining utensils, desk sets, and wine stoppers.

A self-taught artist, Sunanda Sarker lives in Milpitas. She likes to paint realistic wildlife and landscapes with minutest details. Her painted rocks are pieces of fine art that could also be used as paperweights.

All the way from Spring City, Pennsylvania, Joan Mueller, will be selling her wood and clay ornaments, handmade without the use of molds.

Participating for the second time is Stella Advani, from Walnut Creek, whose jewelry is inspired by tribal and ancient designs. All her pieces are handcrafted using natural gemstones and/or crystals for their innate beauty and healing properties. Many of the materials Advani uses show natural variation in color, texture, and design, thus making each piece unique.

A diverse array of creative items will also be presented by 66 returning artists, many of them from Fremont. Barbara Schlein, who took to mosaic art after retirement, recently attended a class in Italy. The group stayed at OrsoniÕs mosaic factory and viewed the creation of smalti Ð specialized mosaic pieces made from richly colored glass. Schlein has used smalti to create small mosaic pictures, and hopes everyone will enjoy the beautiful colors typical of this glass.

Mary Bobik has been working in clay for about 25 years. She especially enjoys making functional pieces because she wants people to be able to hold and use her pottery and enjoy it every day. Her small bowls and trays for knick-knacks are great gifts.

Returning artist Susan Helmer has a fascination with color. She loves to design colorful earrings, and her paintings on silk and ice dyed scarves are alive with color.

Multi-talented Adriane Dedic has been involved with graphic design, illustration, printmaking, and textile art for over 30 years. Her most recent textile mixed media pieces have a whimsical quality that makes people smile.

A popular artist at the Olive Hyde show, award-winning photographer Kay Hille-Hatten will be displaying her stunning jewelry collection at the show this year, while Denise Oyama-Miller, another sought-after artist, will be bringing a variety of fiber arts and holiday items. There will be many more well-known artists showcasing their work, which you wouldnÕt want to miss!

Olive Hydes Holiday for the Arts Show & Sale is the place to find one-of-a-kind memorable gifts or a personal treasure at a reasonable price. We look forward to a great show! Opening Gala tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members, and may be purchased at the door.

Holiday for the Arts
Opening Night Gala
Friday, Dec 1
5:30 p.m. Ð 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members

Show and Sale
Saturday & Sunday, Dec 2 & 3
10:00 a.m. Ð 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Classical Guitar & Vocal Ensemble
Sunday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Flute Fantasia

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd, Fremont
(510) 791-4357

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