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July 21 – 22, 2018 10am to 6pm
Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, California
Summer Vibe Art Contest at Menlo Summerfest in downtown Menlo Park, California

Summer Vibes Art Contest at Menlo Summerfest

The Summer Vibes art contest returns to Menlo Summerfest, coming up July 21–22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park.

“Each artisan will have an opportunity to take part in the contest and translate via their medium what Summer Vibe means to them.”

The contest is open to all of the talented artists participating in this this year’s festival. [See some of the artist submissions below.]

Artists are asked to express their own, signature summer vibe for the chance to win prize money and prestige. Three winners will be selected, each receiving $300 – one winner will be selected from each of the categories of Fine Art, Craft, Best in Show. The contest is sponsored by Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.

“Each artisan will have an opportunity to take part in the contest and translate via their medium what Summer Vibe means to them,” explained Director of Pacific Fine Arts Festivals Dana Hale-Mounier. “Painters might portray a relaxing beach scene, while a clothing designer might construct a billowy dress for a leisurely summer date. A glass jeweler might blow colorful beads into a whimsical necklace.”

Participants will display their artwork in their booths for judging on Saturday morning, and it will be available for sale to the public.

Artists will be asked for detailed descriptions of their work, explaining what “summer vibe” means to them and how they translate that through their specific mediums. Participants will display their artwork in their booths for judging on Saturday morning, and it will be available for sale to the public.

Summer Vibes Contest Details

Requirements:

  • Submit an image of the work you’d like to include in the Summer Vibe contest.
  • Submitted art/craft piece must be present at the event for viewing onsite.
  • Entries must be received by Sunday, July 9 to be included (the earlier the better to be included on social media and the event webpage).
  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; an image of the contest piece and responses to the list of requested details below.
  • Artist name and business name, cell number
  • Category for judging (Fine Art or Craft)
  • Title of piece, price, size, description of materials used
  • Detailed description of how you translated into your submitted work what "Summer Vibe" means to you.
  • If you have a short smartphone video of you working on the piece or of you with the final piece talking about it please also email that for consideration to be used for the contest’s promotion on social media/event webpage.

Categories:

  • Fine Art (wall art & sculpture)—submitted artwork required to be entered into consideration
  • Crafts (examples: metal   wood   glass   pottery  textiles  specialty foods etc.)—submitted artwork required to be entered into consideration
  • Best in Show—Overall artist display presentation. All participants entered for consideration by virtue of participation in Menlo Summerfest.

Three (3) winners total @ $300/each in the following categories:

  1. Fine Art
  2. Craft
  3. Best in Show

 Artist Submissions

Eileen P. Goldenberg

Eileen P. Goldenberg

Title: Array 216
Price: $4800
Size: 30"x30"x3"
Materials: Painting with tempered beeswax

Summer vibes means hot days and cool nights, and everyone excited to be out at an ART SHOW, becoming collectors.

Eileen P. Goldenberg

Eileen P. Goldenberg

Title: Striped Plate
Price: $350
Size: 18" diameter
Materials: Porcelain

Summer vibes for this piece is the cool colors on a hot day and the energy of the textured surface and contrast of the dark and lights.

Betty Franks

Betty Franks

Title: Confetti 2
Price: $550
Size: 24"x24"x1.5"
Materials: Acrylics and pencil on canvas

Summer vibes is all about soaking up the sun and the colors around me. This piece reflects the blues/greens of summer along with the specks of color that remind me of fields of flowers, strawberry ice cream and pink cotton candy. It brings a smile to my face and warms my heart.

Betty Franks

Virginie Blakey

Virginie Blakey

Title: Lady of the Beasts
Price: $140
Size: 30mm x 25mm
Materials: Bronze jewelry

Summer is all about colors, heat, freedom and those are my inspiration in creating this piece with those bright hot colors of gold, and red. The freedom aspect is represented by her wings.


Plonneke and Janis Thoolen

Plonneke and Janis Thoolen

Title: Sudden Oasis
Price: $488
Size: 3" x 3"
Materials: Silver, 24K gold, Green concave cut Amethyst

To us, summer means hot sun and cool water. The striking electric green stone vibes in way that speaks to cool waters on hot days. The gold and silver framing represents the rays of the sun.

Yan Inlow

Yan Inlow

Title: Summer Breeze
Price: $2300
Size: 24" x 24"
Materials: Painting on silk with silk embroidery accents

Summer Vibe means Breeze and Energy. I use Dandelion and Ocean beach translating the feelings.

Deanna DeChauron

Deanna DeChauron

Title: Sunrise
Price: $169
Size:
Materials: Handmade cotton fiber paper sculpted around shells, displayed in custom frame with circle mats

Walking barefoot along a beautiful sandy beach with a fresh breeze and ocean spray for me is the essence of Summer. Shells collected bring back the memories of a quiet meditative day living in the moment.

Deanna DeChauron

Deanna DeChauron

Title: Sea Mist
Price: $169
Size:
Materials: Handmade cotton fiber paper sculpted around shells, displayed in custom frame with circle mats

Walking barefoot along a beautiful sandy beach with a fresh breeze and ocean spray for me is the essence of Summer. Shells collected bring back the memories of a quiet meditative day living in the moment.

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

Title: Hot Summer Days
Price: $800
Size: 20" x 20"
Materials: Acrylic paint, glazes, washes, white chalk pencil on canvas

As I was working on this happy painting I thought of Summerfest in lovely downtown Menlo Park. The midsummer sun is hot and is accented with blue sky and colorful surroundings. Summer is lively, as is Summerfest, with a flurry of activities and spontaneous happenings - a lot like this painting. This seemed like a natural piece to submit to the contest.


Steve Ripatti

Steve Ripatti

Title: CUBA
Price:
Size: 24" x 29"
Materials: Custom 24" x 29" digital design printed on micro-fiber fabric

I've been showing my original prints for 30 years at Menlo Craft shows and wanted a summer fabric that reflected sunny climes.

Cuba fabric print and Aloha shirt

LOCATION & DATES

Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street
Menlo Park, California

July 21–22, 2018
10am – 6pm

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