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Cottonwood Art Festival To Feature 240 artists Oct. 6-7, 2012
Posted Date: 8/27/2012 1:45 PM

Cottonwood Art Festival - GiraffeThe works of the nation's top visual artists will be on display October 6-7 at the bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival.

Now in its 43rd year, the prestigious show is rated one of the top art festival in the United States and is the premier fine arts event in North Texas. Featuring the finest arts and crafts in the nation, the twice-a-year event generates more than $2 million in art sales annually.

The festival is set for 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (the featured band will play to 8 p.m.) on Saturday October 6 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Richardson's Cottonwood Park. The park is just east of the intersection of Beltline Road and Coit Road. Full details are available at www.cottonwoodartfestival.com.

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year, more than 1,000 artists submitted their work for consideration. Jurors selected 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work in 16 fine art/fine crafts categories: 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Clay, Decorative Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Oil, Watercolor, Drawing/Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable Fiber, Wood and Leather.

More than the art, the festival also features local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. In the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake and enjoy the music. A varied menu of fine food, wine, margaritas and beer are available for purchase.

ArtStop, the children's' area at Cottonwood Art Festival, offers arts, crafts and activities for children of all ages. Create a sculpture hat from scrap, add to an enormous collage, or practice sculpting clay. Some of the children's activities require a small fee.

Artists include:

2D Mixed Media
Michael Colpitts, Mary DiStefano Jarowitz, Jana Epstein, Steven Graber, Keith Grace, Anthony Grant, Julie Havel, Robin Renee Hix, Jay Long, Lisa Loudermilk, Brice McCasland, Teri McReynolds, Mauricio Mora, Rodgers Naylor, Scott Olson, Armando Pedroso, Julie Rice, Vernon Rollin III, Marty Ruiz, Ellie Rusinova, Geralyn Sedlak-Ford, Karen Smith, Scott Swezy

3D Mixed Media
Cassie Arnold, Rick Bachman, Kimmy Cantrell, Ronald Colbert, Robin Daning, Gerald Garner, Leif Holland, Jennifer Ivory, Sheri Meldrum, Toby Mercer, Nancy Michael-Susaneck, James Mosier, Reza Pishgahi, Mark Rademacher, Steven Radtke, Ellie Rusinova, Lyn Sedlak-Ford, Chris Smith, Benjamin Stielow, Aly Winningham, Bill Wirtel, Barbara Woods

Ceramics
Cathra-Anne Barker, Marvin Blackmore, Sumati Colpitts, Larry East, Casey Hankin, Peter Karner, Brenda McMahon, Michael Meyer, Adrianna Morrisette, Kyle Osvog, Clare Pousson, Tom Radca, Ralph Rankin, Collin Rosebrook, Tony Schartz, Diane & Don Smith, Paul Uhl, Jacqueline Wetzel Phillips

Digital
Tanya Doskova, Jimmy Ellis, Brett Miley

Drawing/Pastels
C.J. Bradford, Jennifer Cavan, Don Coons, C. L. Cunningham, Geri Dunn, Stephanie Ford, Douglas Fulks, Lauren Herr, Meredith Kuntzsch, Robin Lauersdorf, Yan Lee, Sherry Steele, Scott Swezy

Fiber
Larry & Rebbecca Brockman, Myra Burg, Donna Doersam, Olive Kraus, Lucy & Mel Mendez, Emilie Pritchard, C. Smathers

Glass
Brenda Benson, Paul Counts, Leslie Friedman, Lance Heddan, Rollin Karg, Randy Kuntz, Roger Mathews, Toby McGee, Jason & Nicole McQuaid, Stan Megdall, Steve Palmer, Randle Sedlak-Ford, Laura & Michael Thompson, Meredith Wenzel, Paul Willsea & Carol O'Brien

Jewelry
Rick Angrick, William Bailey, Susan Butler, Greta Cannon, Lisa Crowder, Joseph Cyberski, Janine DeCresenzo, E. Moises Diaz, Mary Filapek, Ann Finley, Lyn Foley, Michele Friedman, Phillip Hall, Hanan Ingel, Jo Jennings, Julie Jerman-Melka, Sharon Johnston, Katherine Kaya, Karyn Kozak, Roger Mathews, Kimberley Morris, Rex Nockengust, Denise Robertson, Michael Romanik, Andrew and Turza Shows, Fred Tate, Robert Trisko, Victoria Varga, Erica Zap, Zeke & Marty Zewick, Marc & Wendy Zoschke

Metal
Steve Cambronne, E. Moises Diaz, Anthony Hansen, Rick Martin, Corky Storer, Wendell Turner, Charles White

Painting: Oil/Acrylic
Gregory Arth, Dawn Baker, Pamela Blaies, Lon Brauer, Danny Chu, George Coll, Stephen Dickerson, Stefan Geissbuhler, Steven Graber, Maggie Grier, Niki Gulley, Richard Hall, Tate Hamilton, Jeremy Hansen, Robert Hurst, John Irizarry, Brian Keller, J. Lynn Kelly, Miro Kenarov, Jeff Laibson, Mary Landis, Jay Long, Armik Malekian, Jerry Malzahn, Michelle Mardis, Brian McGuffey, Jo Moncrief, Betty Nash, Scott Olson, Eric Painter, Andy Quaglino, Jamie Rice, Betty Robbins, Bonnie Siebert, Thomas Stotts, Brian Sullivan, Cat Tesla, Alla Tsank, Kathy Womack, Dick Zimmerman

Painting: Watercolor
Shelly Burden, Yongqun Guo, Diana Hsu, Jeffrey Jensen, Rick Loudermilk, Tai Poon, Larry Stephenson, Steven Vigil, S Brian Berkun

Photography Digital
Harry Bowden, John Canterbury, Liv Colbert, Bob Coller Jewett, Clark Crenshaw, Greg Davis, David Gill, Edward Holland, Marty Hulsebos, Larry Humphrey, Carol Lyon, Doug Remien, Mark Stephenson, Patrick Whalen

Photography Traditional
Nancy Blades, Craig Brabson, Jana Epstein, Kavan Geary, Oscar Matos Linares, John Scanlan, Vicki Bolen

Sculpture
Lorri Acott , Glo Coalson, Will Grant, Denise Greenwood-Loveless, Casey Horn, Roger Hubbard, Ralph Parker, Jin Powell, Craig Riches, Greg Robertson, Wendy Salin, Adam Schultz, Harold Siefert, John Zidek

Wearable Fiber
Sandy Atkins-Moran, Mark Carter, Robert Dachenhausen, Valery Guignon, Diane Harty , Barbara Holloway, Lynn Langhoff, Valarie Pagni, Jeff Seemayer

Wood
Adam Crowell, Kevin Desplanques, Souphong Manikhong, Pete Mccaskill, Lance Munn, Steven Potts, Dale Robbins, Rick Robinson, Ron & Christine Sisco, Wolf Sittler, Robert Wilhelm

For more information on Cottonwood Art Festival, go to www.CottonwoodArtFestival.com. Whether shopping for art, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors or making art of your own, Cottonwood has something for everyone.

About Cottonwood Arts Festival
Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas, this prestigious art show has been enriching the community for over 40 years. It draws over 240 local, regional, and national artists, as well as local and regional bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk.