Woodstock Is No More

I guess now it’s really official – after 36 years, the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival will no longer be in Welleby Park in Sunrise the first weekend of December. This is very sad. They actually announced that they were hanging it up several months ago, but maybe I was just having trouble accepting reality. This morning I got word that they took down their website.

We participated five times in Woodstock, won a few awards, and because of their character, they had become probably our favorite festival. And after we decided to stop doing shows in Miami, this Sunrise show became the best opportunity for our hometown friends to see us in action. Penni and her posse have done a lot of good for their community over the years and we will miss them.

For those in the Miami-Dade delegation for whom life must go on, your best chance to see Nancy’s work is now the fledgling festival in Tamarac. Their third annual get-together should be the first weekend next April (2018). They are another small show that is developing their own charm. I’ll have more information about that festival as it becomes available. By then, they will have updated their website.

Would “Pineland Fog” Look As Beautiful In Black And White?

A visitor asks about a black & white version of Pineland Fog.

Linda, a visitor to our booth at the Tamarac Art Festival, asked:

You have a piece titled “Pineland Fog.” Would it look as beautiful in black and white? Or would the sunrise not be appreciated in B & W?  Thanks for your insight.

We said

As you put it, we don’t think the sunrise would be fully appreciated in black & white. Although it seems almost like a monochrome already, the warm glow of the sun is very appealing and draws you into the picture (and Bruce doesn’t think the red-yellowish to blue-grayish gradient from bottom to top is that bad either).

But you can check it out yourself.

Pineland Fog (black & white version)
Pineland Fog (black & white version)

For comparison purposes, the original is at Pineland Fog

We actually think it is very nice in B & W. A metallic paper might go well here. We just like the original better.

But we would really like to hear your opinion.

Woodstock 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Will Be The Weekend Of December 5th.

This will be our 4th year at this art festival in Welleby Park (11100 NW 44th Street in Sunrise, Florida), which will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. General admission is $5 or six cans of food. They usually attract around 7,000 visitors for 130 artists. For more information, see their website at www.woodstockartsfest.com.

The Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival in Sunrise, Florida is the first weekend in December.

The 34rd Annual Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival will be from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 6th, and on Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm at Welleby Park in Sunrise, Florida.  Welleby Park is on the south side of 44th Street and the west side of Hiatus Road.  This will be our third time participating in this event.  Our booth number is 306 again this year.  Although the city has done some enhancement and beautification of the park since last year, our booth should still be just a few booths east of the the north entrance on NW 44th Street, facing north.  Admission is $5 or six cans of food.  There will be about 130 exhibitors.  For more information, go to their website at http://www.woodstockartsfest.com/woodstock/home.html.  We hope to see you there.

32nd Annual Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival

We will be in the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Welleby Park in Sunrise, Florida.  Welleby Park is on the south side of NW 44th Street just west of Hiatus Road.  We will be in Booth #603.  Admission is $5 or six cans of food.  Hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday.