Tag: Art on the Lake

Is Meeting a Pointillist on Your Bucket List?

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 21, 2014 – It’s time for another Fourth Friday at The Gallery—-and this month’s featured artist is Jessica Sandek.  Sandek uses pointillism, a painstaking style of applying paint in tiny dots instead of continuous lines. She also burns into wood, which is an example of pyrography,  or “writing with fire”, a technique that has been practiced across the world as traditional folk art for millennia. The Big Bear resident is a native New Yorker who earned a BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught art to children and adults, illustrated a book, and sold her sculpture and painting through bicoastal gallery shows, art fairs and commissions. Sandek has exhibited her work both locally–at United Wood Craftsmen, Equada Outfitters, Art on the Lake and ArtWalk in Big Bear Lake–and further afield, at Lucha’s Walking Store in Pasadena; at Artwalk 2007 in Escondido; and in several New York venues.  She explains poetically what her creative outlet means to her: “When I’m doing my art there are no words, only the noise of feeling. Part of being a person is being in a state of constant motion. We are pushed and pulled, hurled and tossed, spun, lifted, dropped, grabbed, released. It is a vortex of churning, volatile beauty. I hope that the viewer can catch a glimpse of this life the way I do. And maybe even relate…”  The public is...

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Art On The Lake Showcases California’s Talent

Big Bear, Ca, August 15, 2011 – The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 12th Annual Fine Arts Festival; “Art on the Lake” which  kicks off this Friday evening with an opening night artists reception from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Marina Resort. The reception is open to the public. On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm attendees can see exceptional photographs, paintings, silver and gemstone jewelry, hand made furniture, and sculptors.  Over 40 artists from across Southern California will be exhibiting and selling their work.  Art on the Lake will take place under the tent at the Marina Resort, and admission to the event is free.  In addition to the art on display, there will also be live entertainment featuring a barber shop quartet.  A percentage of sales at the event will go back to the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley, whose primary mission is to promote arts and music in schools by getting instruments and instruction for children in grades Kindergarten through 12h grade.  For more information about Art on the Lake this weekend go to...

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