Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This Week's Featured Artist

Andrena Joyce - Acrylic PainterAndrena 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 recipients. "Having a purpose to paint makes it just more meaningful to me", says Joyce.Email: andrenajoyce@yahoo.com

Arturo Gomez – Paintings, Tiles, Custom MuralsArturo 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.

This Week's Featured Band

Agave Blues - A talented group of players with a mix of originals and favorites, delivered with polish and style.They have won numerous awards and headlined the 2009 "Ensenada Blues & Rock Fiesta". Always "In the Zone" this promises to be another great show.This band is a product of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Enjoy!

Band Website: http://www.agavebluesband.com

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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

Baja Nueva
Baja Nueva specializes in luxury contemporary home d├ęcor, 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.
Website: http://www.bajanueva.com
Shop on-line at www.bajanueva.com

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.
Email: andrenajoyce@yahoo.com

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: mlmobley@verizon.net.

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.
www.soleilsoul@gmail.com

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: DigitalDesignsbyRobin@Gmail.com

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: http://www.valentina-ragsdale.com




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.
Email: sfnewsster@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tickets on Sale Now!

The 2010 International Blues & Arts Fiesta tickets are now onsale. General addmission tickets are $20 and $25 the day of the event. your ticket provides you with open access to the event throughout the day.
This is going to be the biggest event to date, don't miss out on a celebration of art and music. This is a fund raising event for the San Felipe Baja California Lions Club.
Order Your Tickets Today

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta - Update!

2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta is an adventure not to miss in Mexico. Saturday March 27th, in San Felipe, Baja California. Our local San Felipe Businesses have enthusiastically agreed to support the Blues and Art Fiesta as primary sponsors: The Peoples’ Gallery, El Cortez Hotel, Tecys Security, Copy Central, El Dorado Home Builders, and Versoleil Landscaping. The Lions Club of San Felipe is grateful for their early sponsorship and recognizes their contributions as businesses that provide quality services to our community.

Your business in Baja can gain a lot of visibility and press through our sponsorship packages. The Blues and Arts Fiesta will be celebrating its fourth successful year and promises to deliver a day of music and art that you and your family can enjoy.

Sponsorship packages range in price from $250 dollars to $900 and if you are interested contact sanfelipebclionsclub@gmail.com. We will be happy to assist you in choosing the right package for your advertising needs. Immediate contact is necessary to insure that your business is included in our advertising campaign.

The San Felipe Lions Club is again the primary sponsor for this event. Last year the Club was able to donate $10,000 to the Sonshine Home for Children which is being built in San Felipe. Look for more information on this project in future articles.

Right now our committees are working diligently to provide an amazing day where you can listen to the Blues, eat great food, and add to your art collection. The bands will be performing on a large stage in our town outdoor stadium. Professionals have been contracted for lighting and sound and we have a great line-up of performers to give you the best of the Blues. Acts like legendary guitar player Javier Batiz, Alice Stuart, Sean Carney with Phil Berkowitz, Michele Lundeen, Chet Cannon, Gregg Wright, Becki Sue and her Big Rockin Daddies, Route “69”, 820 Band, and our local band Agave Blues.

Spend the week-end of March 27th 2010 in San Felipe & see why we think that our town is a remarkable place to live. Enjoy the views of the ocean from your hotel room. Make it a family event or invite your club members for a week-end trip that you’ll remember. General addmission tickets are $20 and provide open access to the event throughout the day. This is going to be the biggest event to date, don't miss out on a celebration of art and music. Order Your Tickets Today

Friday, December 11, 2009

BAND LINEUP: San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta 2010

Since the beginning of music, bands have joined together to celebrate a specific type of music or music from a specific region. Two very memorable and well known festivals were Woodstock in 1969 and the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Both changed lives and music forever. The Blues and Arts Fiesta on Saturday March 27th 2010 in San Felipe Baja, California is once again hopes to change lives through music and art. Join us and be a part of Baja's biggest charity fund raising event and help us, help others.
www.bluesandarts.com

2010 Band Line-Up:

Agave Blues
A talented group of players with a mix of original and favorites, delivered with polish and style. San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

Michele Lundeen
"The Queen of Steam" herself! Dynamic, Hign Energy, nominated for “Best Blues” 2006

Chet Cannon and The Committee
San Diego’s Premier “Down and Dirty” Blues Band

Javier Batiz
Legendary Guitar Player! Known as the “Godfather of Mexican Rock”.

Gregg Wright
Played with Michael Jackson on the “Victory” Tour & album. His solo career is stellar!

Alice Stuart
Blues Hall of Fame Inductee. Her career includes years with Frank Zappa. What a treasure!

Sean Carney with Phil Berkowitz
Winner “Best Band” & “Guitar” 2007 IBF Awards

Becki Sue & her Big Rockin’ Daddies
Winners of “Best Band” Western Washington State

Vatos Locos
This is a rockabilly blues trio from Baja that delivers a tight blues sound. Voted Best Band in 2008

Route 69
“Ensenada’s Best Musicians”. And All-Star cast promises to be a great show.

820 Band
This Southern California favorite will get ya goin'. Great Players=Great Music!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tickets on Sale now for B&A 2010

The 2010 International Blues & Arts Fiesta tickets are now onsale. General addmission tickets are $20 and provide open access to the event throughout the day.

This is going to be the biggest event to date, don't miss out on a celebration of art and music. This is a fund raising event for the San Felipe Baja California Lions Club.

BUSINESS OWNERS: Be a part of something special

The upcoming Blues and Arts Fiesta in San Felipe has been changing lives through Music and Art for three years now and it's been possible because of the great support of the community and through the sponsorship support from local and regional businesses. This year, the Blues and Arts Committee has put together prestigious sponsorship packages for those businesses or individuals that wish to support our charities or gain more advertising for their company products or services.

These packages range in price from $250 dollars to $900 which includes additional advertising exposure, Blues T-Shirts, and VIP Reserved Box Seats. The larger amount packages will include promo banner listing, inclusion in the handout, listing on the website directory, email and website link, banners with your company logo, promotional posters and large adds in the handout the day of the Fiesta.

If you are interested in any of these packages and what they will provide, please contact www.bluesandarts.com. It is important that you contact us immediately as we have an ongoing advertising campaign for this event. Early deadlines must be enforced for all our print copy.

The Blues and Arts Fiesta will be Saturday March 27th 2010. This event contributes to the needs of the San Felipe community and has been successful and growing for the past three years. It is a day where you can enjoy top-notch blues performers, and walk the art displays at your leisure. Our food vendors will be presenting the local food temptations. Our ocean, the Sea of Cortez, banks the stadium that the Fiesta will be held in. We will even help you load your art purchases in your car. Don't miss this opportunity to advertise your business. Plan on attending! Spend the weekend with us!

SAVE TO DATE: 2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta


Save the Date!

2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta is an adventure not to miss in Mexico.On Saturday March 27th, in San Felipe, Baja California, the Lions Club will again host a rip roarin' day of blues and arts! Mark it on your calendar. Start making plans because this fourth annual event will be the best yet. You can expect stellar bands and fabulous artists showin' their stuff. Check this weekly for more information and book yourself into a San Felipe Motel soon.

Did I mention the names of the performers? How about Alice Stuart who played with Frank Zappa and is now a member of the Blues Hall of Fame......or Becki Sue and her Big Rockin' Daddies? Becki Sue's band has been awarded the Best Band in Western Washington State! There's a line up of great performers like Javier Batiz, Sean Carney, Gregg Wright, Michele Lundeen, Chet Cannon, Agave Blues, the 820 Band and Route"69".

Last year the artists who participated in this event were rewarded with sales that made their trip worthwhile. Artists from the Baja are somewhat hidden "jewels". You won't be disappointed if you are looking to buy art. If you are an artist and wish to exhibit, contact our Artist Liaison - "Frenchy" Vanice French at vanicefrench@yahoo.com and request application information or phone her on Mexican cell number is 686-116-1530. Calling from the U.S. makes that number 011-52-1-686-116-1530.

Stay in touch. We will be detailing this event weekly talking about the history of the Blues and Arts Fiesta, the Lions Club, the organizations that benefit from this fund raiser, the sponors, the bands, the artists and last but not least the food that will be featured.