The family has requested we share this event with the artworld, please attend if you are able.
John will be speaking on behalf of the National Sculptors' Guild and Columbine Gallery.
Celebration of Life for Carol Gold
January 28, 2023, 11 a.m. at the Pavilion in Fairfax, California
The Pavilion is located at: 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax CA 94930
J.K. Designs' Principal and Executive Director of the National Sculptors' Guild's John Kinkade will be in Winter Park, Florida for the long anticipated judging of the 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The festival was cancelled last year due to the Corona Virus, so the artists who were juried in were invited back to exhibit this year. These artist's are eager to show and sell their creations: while John and the two other judges are excited to select and present the 63 artist awards that total $74,500.
John is honored to have been invited to judge this exceptional art festival and we hope those in the area will get a chance to view the exhibit, plus experience the many other activities offered, like Music and Food, the Children’s Workshop and the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit.... click here to learn more.
Where: In Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL
When: May 14, 15, 16, 2021
Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 350,000 visitors each year. Over 1,100 artists from around the world apply for the Festival each year. An independent panel of three judges select the 225 artists who will exhibit their works. The Festival consistently ranks as one of the top juried fine art festivals in the country with high rankings in Art Fair Calendar’s “2019 Best Art Fairs”, Art Fair Source Book’s rankings and Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “Top 100” lists. The 2021 Artists Application is by invitation only this year and is being extended to the final 2020 accepted artists.
The Festival features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts in the following categories: clay, digital art, drawings & pastels, fiber-glass, graphics & printmaking, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood, along with a special category for Emerging Artists.
The Best of Show winner is purchased for $12,000 by The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Board and donated to the City of Winter Park. Previous Best of Show winners are on permanent display at the Winter Park Public Library. A $5,000 “Art of Philanthropy” Purchase Award is sponsored by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. A $2,500 “Distinguished Work of Art” Award is presented through The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. There are 10 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each, 20 Awards of Distinction of $1,000 each and 30 Awards of Merit of $500 each. In addition to these awards, the Patrons Program generates another $80,000 in Art Bucks that are dedicated to the purchase of artwork.
Introducing Colorado to its Artistic Talent" - April 24 - May 29, 2016 at the Loveland Museum/Gallery.
Opening Night Gala: April 23.
Over the past 6 months JK Designs' Principal, John Kinkade, has been pouring much of his knowledge, time and energy into the upcoming 25th Annual Governor's Art Show Happily we are seeing great acknowledgements as the events are beginning to unfold including the opening of Re-Fine-d Gallery this Friday. We believe the art community (artists and collectors alike) will love the show and all the extras that the Board Members have planned.... Beyond the Calendar of Events there will also be artists demonstrations at varied locations each weekend for the duration of the show. Columbine's Alyson Kinkade will be painting April 30th at Studio Vino, and Guest demonstrators Sabrina Stiles and Rodgers Naylor will be at Columbine Gallery May 14th.
“This event is not only an opportunity for Colorado artists to show their work,” says board member John Kinkade, “but also to introduce Coloradans to the amazing portfolios of many artistic talents we have in our state.” Indeed, this year’s show features works in a variety of media by 55 artists exploring myriad themes. More than 300 artists submitted work to the juried show, and while there are many returning and established exhibitors, nearly 25 percent of the participants are new to the event.
--- To mark the silver anniversary, the show includes an exhibit honoring its “legacy” artists. “This show has been instrumental in introducing new Colorado talent early in their careers,” Kinkade says. “We’re bringing these artists back to the show through the legacy program.” Works owned by the City of Loveland from each of this year’s legacy artists—Fritz White, Kim English, and Quang Ho—are on display in the museum’s Green Room. English and Ho also bring new works available for purchase.
---Proceeds from the show benefit a number of causes and groups supported by two local Rotary clubs. They also have helped to establish art scholarships for area students.
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For all Colorado Artists. The 2016 Call for Artists is now open. The deadline for submissions is September 28th, 2015.
The 2016 show will be open to the public April 24 – May 29.
The show is a fundraiser for the Thompson Valley and Loveland Rotary Clubs who award art scholarships to Thompson School District R2-J students each year.
Show Sponsorships are also available.
Columbine Gallery had a great time during last year's Governor's Invitational Art Show & Sale. Pictured are a few images showing Columbine's Alyson and John at the opening gala, Carolyn Barlock and Daniel Augenstein demonstrating at the Loveland Museum/Gallery, and Jim Biggers, John and Pam during the paint off event at Osborn Farm... next year's show is coming up fast, if you are a Colorado artist - please apply.
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JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.