>Celebration of Craftswomen
The Celebration of Craftswomen is one of San Francisco's largest holiday fine crafts retail fairs and the largest event celebrating the craft of women in the nation. Shoppers looking for unique substitutes to mass-produced goods are delighted with the original hand-made offerings at the Celebration of Craftswomen.
For 33 years, the fair has been part of the socio-political movement -- led by female artists -- that offers environmentally conscious and economically sustainable choices to mainstream consumption. Featuring imaginative and innovative work by some of the country's best female artisans and fine artists, quality has always been a hallmark of this highly-anticipated annual holiday show.
>Recycled Sculptures Land at City Hall
“When is City Hall not City Hall,” began Vice Mayor Patricia Mahan in her address to those in attendance at the City of Santa Clara’s “The Fine Art of Recycling” Sculpture Exhibition reception on Saturday, October 22. “When it’s turned into an art gallery.”
“If you’ll notice the pieces,” continued Mahan. “They incorporate recycled materials. You know, bits and pieces from here and there - things that people would consider junk or things that people would toss away. Somehow the artist’s mind and the artist’s conception brings all of these ideas and various elements into one coherent piece. To make something that’s beautiful, something that comes alive.”