Mission Federal ArtWalk, taking place on April 27 and 28, encompasses 17 blocks of San Diego’s historic Little Italy neighborhood and attracts over 120,000 attendees annually. Along with six entertainment stages and the widely popular KidsWalk for families, Mission Federal ArtWalk attracts artists from the West Coast, Southern California and Mexico.
Mission Federal ArtWalk’s 2013 featured artists include:
· Richard Curtner, a Southern California based artist who uses collages and written text to form visual images and reveal untold stories.
· James Hill, a Los Angeles based sculptor, fashions dynamic pieces from metals, steel and bronze. Some of his artwork may be found as commissioned art installations by The Western University in Pomona and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.
· Gabriela Firehammer explores the arena of carved stone and inlay, using geometric shapes to sculpt abstract pieces. Her stone pieces range from figurative to non-objective subject matters with distinct shapes and innovative designs.
· Christopher M has developed a still-life legacy with delicious fervor painting a collection of culinary delights.
· Ebrahim Amin holds an extensive artistic resume beginning in the Middle East. Now located in Laguna Beach, Amin focuses on landscape and still-life art using pencil, oil-paints and charcoal.
· Nicola Katsikis, an urban photographer, creates new visions with collages of her photographs on mounted wood panels with resin coats.
· Hannie Goldgewicht fashions sculptures and creates hand-made ceramic and pine basketry with inspiration from her native Costa Rica. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Goldgewicht uses clean forms to help bring forth rustic earth tones and feels.
· David Wiemers, a contemporary artist best known for his oil paintings that capture humorous moments in life.
· Shay Davis, a San Diego based artist, brings fantasy, fiction and his own imagination to life through his artwork.
· Nikki J Sands creates contemporary, vibrant and colorful pieces inspired by her Greek heritage and includes figurative, still life, abstract and cubism artwork.
· Mark Jesinoski produces large scale oil and acrylic paintings as a part of his representational abstract series Aquaticus, depicting water as a metaphor for change.
· Norm Daniels uses inspiration from the beach and surfing lifestyle found in his native San Diego in his paintings.
About Mission Federal ArtWalk
In its 29th year, Mission Federal ArtWalk brings more than 350 artists, dozens of musical performances, more than 120,000 spectators and art buyers to enjoy 17 blocks full of art on display and available for purchase. The two-day fine art festival is well-known for bringing together all facets of the arts, while promoting the opportunity for individuals to fall in love with original pieces of art. Mission Federal ArtWalk is held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a packed schedule of opportunities for individuals and families to engage in, create and purchase art. This free event features thousands of pieces of artwork created by artists from California, neighboring states, and Mexico. All must be accepted into the event to ensure attendees experience a range of fine visual and performing art including painting, sculpture, glasswork, photography, select jewelry, and other artisan work. For more information, visit www.missionfederalartwalk.org, Twitter: @ArtWalkSD, or Facebook: ArtWalkSD.