Get excited for art, enjoyment, foods & extra at the once-a-year Bethesda Fine Arts Pageant on Saturday, May 14 (10am – 6pm) & Sunday, Might 15 (10am – 5pm)! Stroll Norfolk & Auburn Avenues to see 100+ artist booths, listen to excellent tunes & delight in meals, wine & beer for the fantastic weekend in downtown Bethesda.
All absolutely free and also a lot of free of charge parking!
You can see the Bethesda Great Arts Festival 2022 artists below.
You know what’s coming upcoming – my awards for top rated artists in the show. As a fantastic juror, I can use my seasoned eye from the thumbnails and site visits to award the Campello awards.
For the painters I liked Zhiyi Li (from Enfield, CT) in Booth #66, and Thomas Williams (from Chicago, IL) in Booth #78.
All a few printmakers in the show are extraordinary — I’ve created a great deal about Joseph Craig English from Washington Grove, MD (Booth #84) – in this display John Pernell and Michael Nemnich are also very superior.
There are a whole lot of talented photographers in the demonstrate. See them all in this article. James Richmond from Titusville, Florida (Booth #76) went to Cuba and has the mandatory images of aged 1950s cars and trucks in Havana, as I have an understanding of that the Cuban dictatorship will not permit visitors (and photographers specially) to depart from the jailed island except if proof is offered at the airport that photographs of the classic vehicles have been taken.
Pet peeve apart, Richmond has an excellent eye for capturing the grace that is human variety, all the way from Portuguese card players in Old Europe to stunning indigenous women in Panama, to Cuban farmers in the brutalized Castro Brothers’ Workers Paradise.
It is a superb photograph, capturing the essence of the Cuban guajiro, his historical Basque bloodlines even now fairly cleansing functioning by way of his veins as evidenced by the telltale ear lobe, a huge smile for the American tourist on his skinny lips, and a hand-rolled Habano in his mouth, the envy of just about every smoker millionaire around the world.
“Cuban Farmer” by James Richmond
In the category of sculpture, Tanya Tyree caught my focus as her sculptures battle between gifted effectiveness and a little bit of whimsy. What is clear is a straight and distinctive eyesight currently being shipped by the (I suspect) really sturdy and proficient hands of this artist.
And the Campello decide on for Ideal in Present?
It goes to painter Cassie Taggart from Rehoboth, DE in Booth #51.
|Parachutes by Cassie Taggart|
Even though any individual can immediately see that Taggart’s perform discover surrealism, what she has brilliantly carried out is to produce a new 21st century version of surrealism, the place her skilled portray skills marry it with fantasy, and the fantastical (which is distinctive) as properly as a healthful dose of narrative storytelling.
It is “otherworldly” artwork deeply anchored in data which life concealed in our ancestral brain. This is get the job done which at the time you invest in it and hold it in your household, will dominate almost everything else which you have hung on those people partitions.
Go outside and see some artwork this weekend, talks to artists and artisans, take in some negative-for-you foodstuff and hear to some outdoor songs.