Art Slide Show
The 4th Annual Blues and Art Festival drew record attendance
this year, nearly double last year's number. The weather,
holding its breath in the early hours of the day, released
its lungs in the afternoon. A brisk breeze rustled the
tarps, rattled the tie-downs and made square sails of
the painters' canvases. But the tightly arrayed pavilions
and kiosks of the artits provided some windbreak for
each other and the breeze never crossed the border of
The various venues returned to their habitual festival
locations and more were added this year. There was a
steady flow of foot traffic. Thousands of people turned
up to enjoy the music and shop the artists' tents and
In attendance were Andrenna Joyce
with her acrylic paintings, Arturo Gomez
displaying his paintings, tiles and custom murals, Sr.
Esquivia's beautifully stylized photographs,
Baja Nueva presenting many attractive interior
decor options, Elizabeth Kapa, Valentina
Ragsdale, Rick Clark and Ruth Olivar
Millan and Scott Kennedy, each showing their
personalized painting styless, Baja Treasure
with their table of intricate carvings in diverse mediums,
Shaman Jose Hernandez Sanchez with
his Huichol art, Robin Waters displaying
her Digital Designs art, the Desert Mothers
along with the Peoples' Gallery making
available numerous art works, Marilyn Pardee
showing her current boutique line, Marpivisions'
original sewing creations, the pottery talents
of Mary Mobley and Daria Mariscal.
and many more.