entered the show this year.
The entry fee was an artwork donated to the club. Donated pieces
were auctioned off as a fund-raiser for the club and for the Laguna
Outreach Community Artists.
LOCA members Mada Leach, Patricia Whiteside Phillips and Julita
Jones; Sue Linder of Slowsky Glass Arts, and Hooker Earrings inventor
Barbara Barnett gave pieces, although they didn't exhibit. Newport
Film Festival donated two opening night tickets.
"I am here to support the club," said artist and Farmer's Market
manager Jennifer Griffiths.
Ceramist Barbara Schuppe showed both functional pieces and jewelry
that featured chunky ceramic crosses.
"The crosses are dear to my heart," said Schuppe, who also has
exhibited in the Sawdust Festival.
She has lived in town for 17 years and has a studio in Bluebird
"This is a great event," Schuppe said.
Other ceramists included Katy Hewitt and Katey Takahashi.
The doors had barely opened to the public at 3 p.m. when Marsha
Bode purchased a vase, a sushi set and a pot from Takahashi
Mosaic artist Marian Prado brought along her daughter, Miranda,
for company. Iris Adam's daughter, Coral Bodnar, who also came to
keep her mother company, carried on for Adam when the Art-a-Fair
exhibitor fell and was taken to South Coast Medical Center for
"She told me I had to take over," Bodnar said.
Bridgette Marie Garcia, a resident here since she was 2 years old
and a Festival of Arts Scholarship winner, exhibited her watercolors.
Hedy Buzan, also an exhibitor at the show, practically grew up at the
Festival of Arts. She likes to give back to the community by bringing
art to Laguna schools.
"I am doing something new this year." Buzan said. "I will be
teaching an art history class on Laguna's early artists to El Morro
fourth-graders at the end of this month."
Painters who exhibited works in Sunday's show included Sheryl
Seltzer and Jeane Baer. Baer's works can be seen at Cove Gallery.
Michele Smith paints floor cloths, an art form from colonial days
when most folks couldn't afford carpets. Her work is signed "Mike."
Glass artists in the show included Erika Bauer, who paints