Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Monte Vista Mercado -- holiday show

Yesterday I went to the 15th Annual Art and Craft Show at Monte Vista Elementary School. Having never been before; I wanted to look up information about it on the web... but I think it must be one of those "best kept -- local secrets" kind of shows that gets passed on by word of mouth. There were tons of people there... and lots of very happy vendors.

Because there was soooooooooo much wonderfulness at the show; I am going to spread the love over a couple of posts so that I can devote a bit more time to each of the artists I happened to talk with. I apologize in advance for not being able to get ALL the goodness that was there.. this is simply SOME of it. I have added links where I can... please tell the artists you saw their work here :) ... and BUY HANDMADE

(♥ and just an aside to the organizers of the show-- it was fabulous!! and I hope to show with you someday ♥)

artwork by Tamara Totoro Dick (

artwork by Pati Woodard (

artwork and art journals by Lisa Gallup (

artwork by Annie Onderdonk (

art jewelry by Cheryl Thorpe (

art jewelry by Phoenix Forrester ( )

artwork by Josie Mohr (

**all photos by Elaine A. Russell .... tune in tomorrow for more ♥