The all new 15th ANNUAL CRAFT AND FINE ART FESTIVAL will be held Saturday and Sunday October 27, 28, 2012 from 11AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 10AM to 6PM on Sunday at the NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART in Roslyn Harbor, New York. Participants from 24 states and every region of the continental United States were selected from 576 applicants by a jury of professional craft experts. A selection of moderately priced and delicious foods and desserts including: crepes, chicken, salads, smoothies and more. Continuous musical entertainment and craft demonstrations will also be available.
Dramatic steel sculpture, designer apparel in silk, cashmere, organic cotton, and other natural fibers, diamonds, and sapphires set in gold and platinum, fine paintings, home furnishings from dinnerware to dinner tables, original fashions in leather, blown and stained glass, as well as creations fashioned from exotic, non-endangered woods, will all be presented personally by 90 American master craftsmen and fine artists under large tents.
Parking is FREE
Ten thousand visitors are expected to see an $18,000,000 display representative of America's finest and most original creations offered at Long Island's most creative and best-attended American crafts exposition on the grounds of Long Island’s premier art museum. Produced by the organization that produces the Crafts Festivals at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
A modest admission fee will benefit THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. Admission is $7, children under 12 admitted FREE, $1 discount for seniors on Saturday.
Thousands of uniquely designed original works will be on display. One of the most spectacular creations will be presented by Hap Bowditch of Shelter Island, New York. An eight feet tall steel sculpture inclusive of its laminated frame. This eight sided creation, with multiple imagery, expressing the elemental relationship we experience with earth, sky, water, heat, shadow, mountains and plains is revealed through the masterful use of iron oxide petinas and evocative forms. From conception to finished piece, this original work took 600 hours over a six month period to complete and will be available for $25,000 from Long Island’s own master sculptor. However, most items range in price from $50 for a multi-colored enameled ladybug on a lily pin combining forms and vibrant color to express a unique charm and humor available from Cynthia Chuang of Locust Valley, New York to $750 for a high fashion ensemble including hat, coat and gloves utilizing wet, dry, seamless and laminate felting techniques in a highly original design offered by Barbara Poole of Charlestown, Massachusetts.
A selection of art and craft demonstrations including a Children’s Museum, jewelry fabrication and more can be enjoyed at this family friendly event.
The Festival’s food and dessert concessions are healthful, delicious and family oriented and will feature moderately priced wholesome fare, including but not limited to a full line of savory and sweet crepes, chicken, fresh fruit shakes, natural lemonade, salads and Mediterranean specialties.
HOW TO GET TO THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road North). Go approximately 2 miles to Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) and turn left. At the second light, turn right into entrance into the Museum. Follow directions to parking area. The telephone number for further information is (973) 746-0091 or (516) 484-9337.