In anticipation of its 30th Anniversary, La Quinta Arts Foundation has invited three artists to be featured at La Quinta Arts Festival, March 8-11, 2012.
Master glass artist and a leader of the modern Studio Glass Movement, Randy Strong will preside for the 2012 event. Strong is a two time winner of the Niche Award (2005 & 2008) for the best blown glass in the United States, and his phenomenal glass sculptures have been acquired by international collectors including Bill Gates and Cher, and are a part of permanent collections ranging from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, to the Louvre Museum in Paris.
To celebrate La Quinta Arts Foundation’s 30th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the American Studio Art Glass Movement, La Quinta Arts Foundation has partnered with Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass to be part of more than 140 glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions in venues across the country throughout 2012. Through this alliance Randy Strong will give a special lecture presentation entitled “A Life Lived at 2300 Degrees” on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 6pm, along with his four day festival exhibition.
Plein Air painter Delia Bradford was selected to be the 2012 Featured/Poster Artist with her painting entitled “California Wildflowers. The impressionistic oil painting was chosen as the image for the La Quinta Arts Festival 2012 Commemorative Poster. Delia’s paintings have won numerous awards and have been exhibited in many prestigious galleries throughout Northern California.
Denise Robertson, an “adventurous” mixed media jeweler from New Mexico, designed the popular “Got Art “pin that was refashioned to create the embroidery model used for a version of the 30th Anniversary Festival t-shirts.
La Quinta Arts Festival will be held March 8-11, 2012 at La Quinta Civic Center Campus hosting 230 top artists from 30 states and Canada.
La Quinta Arts Festival is presented by La Quinta Arts Foundation, in partnership with Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta. Find additional information here.