What do artists Stacy Dynan, Kathy Ross, and Scott & Naomi Schoenherr all have in common? In addition to Mark Stephenson, (2013 Poster Artist) they all have been selected to be Featured Artists for La Quinta Arts Festival 2013 with works of art portraying the festival theme All Roads Lead to La Quinta Arts Festival.
Stacy Dynan ~ Painting
Redwood City, CA ~ Booth #217
Whimsical paintings from Dynan’s “Feel Good” collection are free spirited characters in motion bicycling, driving cars, flying planes, and hot air ballooning through creatively enchanted landscapes. The selected images, subtly revised by the artist to portray our local desert terrain, have been used on a full spectrum of marketing and to create a series of note cards that will be sold at the event. One of them was also used for the embroidery design on the women’s t-shirts.
Kathy Ross ~ Mixed Media
Harstine Island, WA ~ Booth #317
Kathy’s sculptures are collaged with maps and book pages, reflecting her interest in “placing human beings in relation to the world.” Each piece is built on an individually constructed armature made of just about everything: wood, cardboard, wire, Styrofoam, cloth, plaster, three kinds of glue and many, many layers of paper. To some pieces, jewels and buttons, etc. are then added.
It was Kathy’s captivating Travel Bug figure from her Travellers Gallery that caught the eye of LQAF staff at last year’s art festival, inspiring the All Roads Lead to La Quinta Arts Festival theme. The six footed creature sporting different colored tennis shoes is constructed of a collage of maps.
Scott & Naomi Schoenherr ~ Ceramics
Laguna Beach, CA ~ Booth #507
The husband and wife team are best known for their Full Moon Clay Company “Commuter” series of hand sculpted ceramics that “make you smile.” The series was born after observing day to day life in Southern California where the automobile was necessity and also an extension of people’s personalities. These ceramic sculptures are inspired by the timeless designs of Corvette, Porsche, Woody and other classic cars—which seemed another perfect fit for the All Roads Lead to La Quinta Arts Festival theme. The cars are individually hand crafted and multi-fired to achieve their rich surface, then accentuated with 24 karat gold and platinum. The Schoenherr’s “Little Red Corvette” image adorns the back of the men’s 2013 commemorative t-shirt.