A West Shore favorite, the Pacific Fine Arts Festival was founded in 1973 and is a Homewood staple, featuring paintings, drawings, photography, and jewelry. This year, the July 4 - 7 show features over 40 artists from all over California, a few names to note are Jack Durnford, Karen Hale, and Jeff Owen.
Jack Durnford has been creating sustainable art using up to 80% recycled materials for over ten years. Based out of Hood, California, Jack is passionate about his work and how he creates. The roots of his work stem from the use of non-traditional art materials reflecting a world closely related to industrial and architectural references. Jack “uses construction materials in non-traditional ways, to reflect and refract light which will not sit still. The art becomes a playground allowing light to temporarily dance across the surface, allowing the viewer to witness a stunning ephemeral moment.” Lately, Jack has been creating installations of his art in water – a unique idea that ties his art into the world around him.
"Lung-Ta" meaning wind horse. I create these pieces from a wooden block that was once used create prayer flags, I have owned it for several years. Apparently the block is very rare, I'm blessed to own it. This set measures 8"x 28" each"
Karen Hale paints “using the basic art elements of color, design, and texture.” “She creates a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery.” Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or “scumbled” over textured surfaces using brushes, trowels, and found objects. She uses acrylic paints and mediums, fabric, thread, and metallic leafing. The results are a delight of color and texture.
Jeff Owen is a San Jose based sculptor who melds steel to express his emotions, dreams, and visions. A nationally recognized metal sculptor, Owen sculptures have won awards at the Palm Springs Art Museum 39th National Juried Exhibition, Carmel’s Sculpture in the Park Exhibition, the Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, and many more. He has even been invited to the Golden Globes Gifting Suites.