Carmel Valley Artists (CVA) is now part of the Talmadge Company family of shows.
The CVA began over 50 years ago in an artist’s Del Mar home and continued on the move to various venues. This is a similar history to the Talmadge Art Show that began 25 years ago in the Talmadge home of Sharon Gorevitz and Alan Greenberg and now resides at the Liberty Station Conference Center. The Talmadge Company recently made the decision to include the CVA in its family of shows because of its long standing in the community and the benefit to reach the North County.
The Carmel Valley Artists show has been in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego and will continue to reach out to that community by locating to the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. This location allows for a large number of artists as well as room for classes.
The show is Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The San Diego Marriott Del Mar is located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130.
The CVA show is free, however, there is an $8 parking fee at the Marriott that is good for all day. With a purchase of $150 or more, customers receive $10 off and parking is free. There will also be food for sale as the Marriott is providing a “grab and go” table for lunch. And there is a restaurant on site as well.
The Talmadge Art Show is celebrating its Silver Anniversary - 25 years - in 2018.
“The Art Show started because a number of craftspeople were telling me that they did not have a place to sell their art. So I decided to have a show in my home,” says producer Sharon Gorevitz. “Over the past 25 years, we outgrew the inside of the Talmadge home, backyard, two locations in Hillcrest along with the Events Center at Liberty Station. We moved to the Liberty Station Conference Center five years ago, to not only accommodate more artists, but to allow for growth to include classes. We also donate space to a nonprofit to promote their mission.
“In 25 years, over 3,000 artists have participated in the Talmadge Art Show. Artists represent all types of craft and come from San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and as far as Tucson and Santa Fe.”
According to Gorevitz, “The show will continue to nurture not only established artists, but new and emerging artists. Plus classes will continue to give attendees the opportunity to dip their toes in the art world and have fun as well.”
The decision was made recently to purchase the Carmel Valley Artists show because of its history, location in the community and the commitment of the artists to this show.
One of the original artists in the show, mosaic artist Laurie Mika, had this to say about the Talmadge Art Show: “Your ongoing support for the local art scene in San Diego has been a valuable asset to our community and one of the main reasons I enjoy participating. Over 25 years both established and emerging artists and artisans have been welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Talmadge Art Show.
“I have been honored to have been included in most of those shows starting with the one in your backyard! I will never forget the first show that I participated in or the succeeding shows at various venues throughout San Diego! Your professionalism on every level has helped make TAS an event that enriches and truly benefits all San Diegans. Thank you for encouraging the arts at a time when we really need it!”
Gorevitz is joined by her husband Alan Greenberg, an accomplished photographer.
“We are very excited to acknowledge this anniversary,” says Greenberg. “When we started 25 years ago, there were not many opportunities for artists to show and sell their work. We support the artists all year long with all marketing and public relations, sales training, professional photography and booth setups. We also make sure that all the work is made by the artist, and that the artist must be in attendance at the show to tell her story. It is so important to support creativity and the community. We have now expanded to include the CVA, and for 2018 there are three art shows and two pop up shows.”
The CVA Show at the San Diego Marriott will have 48 artists who create and sell high-quality craft including: wearable art such as skirts, kimonos, dresses and purses; jewelry designs with precious stones from Tibet and Nepal; wire-wrapped bead earrings; pillows and home décor; jewelry inspired by the world; pearl jewelry; children’s hats; metal and clay jewelry; silver cast jewelry; unique gemstone jewelry; functional art pottery; fine art photography; silk art; decoupaged boxes; resin pop art; and paintings.
Cash, check or charge accepted and the show is free. And there are two classes at the CVA both at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No experience necessary and all materials are supplied. Cost is $65 per class and sign-up is at www.carmelvalleyartists.net.