When the weather is gorgeous and not overly hot/humid, there's no better place (beside the beach I suppose) than to be at a NYC art and jewelry fair.
the tents are set up for blocks and blocks
and you casually walk and shop at your leisure.
First tent I came too....handmade metal artist Andrew Clark (and a Brooklynite as well!!!) was a winner for me...I never needed to go any further!!
the piece to the right in the photo below now belongs to me..and UNDER $100
moving right along....walk with me
Wire mesh sculptures by Bonnie Shanas
We loved Joey Allgood from Real.Weird.Art
Daughter Jen bought his very funny toilet paper drawing and explanation
and then he puts your purchase in the cutest bag
How can ya not love his stuff...
equally fun was art from Tim Shanley
One of my absolute favorite was FINE designer...and I mean stunning fine.. Sistaphyre Kreations, also from Brooklyn. Her asymmetrical designs were fascinating and made from silver and amazing stones.
I'm STILL flipping out over her pieces !
We always make it a point to find our photography friend of many years Michael Chen.
We love Michaels work. He goes all over Asia, many times a year, and takes the most exquisite photos. He's won many awards and has had an exhibit at the U.N. We own some of his work. He'll be at Lincoln Center Arts Festival next weekend, 10-8 June 4/5, booth N233
Let's continue walking..
passing typical NYC sights as you go up and down the blocks
they were enjoying the Barbie and Ken art....hilarious..
I see Ken's tush...can you???
about now we stopped into a Greek restaurant, Village Taverna, for a bite to eat...yummy!
Lovely wall of blue glass
came across Art By Sandra V which is based on her original paintings, drawings and mixed media. set into bezels. Cool !
Donna Farkas designs for the Goddess in You..and she's on etsy.
also on etsy...fascinating work from art photographer & photo jewelry designer Lissette P. Loved her clever ideas to mix the pictures she puts in her earrings so you are wearing two different photos! Her photography is really wonderful.
beautiful vases...one of a kind, hand blown glass. Dudley Vaccianna Collection.
Look hard in the background above...see the Empire State Building?
Completely loved these hand made glass boxes from 1178designs.com
so...to conclude...here are some other exciting finds of the day...get yourself down there next weekend and see for yourself...or...head over to Lincoln Center for another/different show.
below SDV Designs
One of my favorites Sylvia Jewelry beautiful workmanship.
mega apologies if I didn't get all the amazing designers cards or names.
from Ken Orton, photorealism
REAL orchids encased in a resin Hanami Jewelers
Thanks for visiting friends.....will catcha ya on my next adventure!