Thursday, December 17, 2009

Current Artist Line-up for San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta 2010

Baja Nueva
Baja Nueva specializes in luxury contemporary home décor, accessories and furniture. Sharon and Jerry Lankin take enormous pride in designing a unique setting for the discriminating buyer who wishes to create a beautiful living environment. You can select from an array of domestic and imported gifts, home accessories, fine art, and artisan made collectables, art glass, metal sculptures, ceramics, and imported contemporary furniture. Many of their items are custom made and one of a kind.
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Andrena Joyce - Acrylic Painter
Andrena Joyce, a popular local artist, lives full time in San Felipe. She took up painting and now finds rarely a day goes by without picking up a brush. She says her style varies but definitely enjoys whimsy in her art. Joyce considers painting her form of therapy and supports organizations with profits. SFAR's (San Felipe Animal Rescue) ZAPP program (spay and neutering San Felipes street dogs) and Women to Women International are current recipents. "Having a purpose to paint makes it just more meaningful to me", says Joyce.

Arturo Gomez – Paintings, Tiles, Custom Murals
Arturo Gomez has been producing art in San Felipe for many years. His art reflects the flavor of Baja in a variety of mediums but his true love is painting. Paintings of downtown San Felipe and the Sea of Cortez allow our Baja visitors to take a piece of their travel experience home with them. On most Saturdays, Arturo and his work can be found at the Cachinilla Swap Meet. His work can be found in many of the shops downtown and he paints custom designed murals in homes.

Mary Mobley – Ceramic Potter
Mary Mobley found the art medium of clay in 1992....or rather it found her. She began experimenting by taking ceramic classes and joining The Creative Play Studio in Alexandria Virginia. Her works have been seen in many art shows around the country. As a mostly self-taught clay builder and potter she has learned that, “The piece of clay will tell you what it wants.” She might start out with a bowl in mind and it will end up being a plate. This kind of synergism is very much reflected in her free form works and hand built fish of which much detail is apparent. Her clay ideas are pressed, pulled, scored, rolled, dug out and attached with attention to the forms of nature as her inspiration. “Pottery has been around since time began, and I hope my pieces will be appreciated long after I am gone.”
Phone: 576-0530 or Email:

Pai-Pai Potters - Daria Mariscal
The Indigenous peoples of California have been pit firing clay pottery ollas in the Southern California and northern Mexico area for THOUSANDS of years using the pit-fire method. Daria Mariscal, makes traditional pit fired pottery. She quarries her own clay. Darria also weaves baskets with juncus, palm and pinon pine needles,and teaches pottery making classes. She has taught on the Viejas Indian Reservation and Barona Indian Reservation in San Diego County. Daria lives in the PaiPai community of Santa Catarina, Baja California, Mexico.

Digital Designs by Robin
Robin Waters has always had a passion for art, and when she found a media that could transcend traditional painting, she became a digital artist. As a little girl a new box of crayons was always her favorite gift. She continued her education, studying oil, water color, acrylics and various mediums at the Oregon School of Arts, specializing in fiber/fabric and designing hand painted wearable art. Now making her home in Baja, she has turned to another technique, that of photography and digital painting. Portraits are her favorites, creating timeless heirloom art from your photograph.
Phone: Home/Studio 577-0773 Cell 686-115-0526 - Email:

Valentina Ragsdale – Oil and Pastel Mediums
Valentina was born and raised in Chelyanbinsk, Russia. She was studied at the Chelyabinsk Art College (1975-1978) and at the Art-Graphic faculty of the Nizhniy Tagil Pedagogical University (1978-1983). As an artist she works in different creative and production groups. She has produced work ranging from paintings to interior design. Her preference is oil and pastel. Her favorite genres: portrait, still-life and landscape. She works in style of Russian realistic school. Her works are located in private collections in Mexico, Russia, America, Germany, Israel and other countries. Many custom homes in Baja are proud to display her art. Website:

Peoples Gallery
Opened since 1992, the People's Gallery offers an assortment of hand-crafted items by local Mexican and American artists. Unique paintings, jewelery, stone and wood sculptures, wood carvings, funiture, wall hangings, cards and crafts are available. B-Dazzled by Debbie jewlery will be featured. The gallery is also home to the ever popular and widely read San Felipe Newsletter. The People's Gallery 381-5 Mar de Cortez south near the Net.

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