Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bonita Art Show: Ceramics, Pottery and Similar Works

There has been another art festival this weekend, this time at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.


Nicario Jimenez is a Peruvian artist who now works in Naples.  He crafts "retablos," 
portable boxes filled with brightly colored figurines arranged into intricate scenes.  
One of Jimenez's retablos is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.


John Cheer is a Pennsylvania-based ceramics artist.  His works generally have smooth textures and are reminiscent of life forms.  Several of the works in his booth were based on stingrays.


Even though he lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and has never been to Asia, 
David Bryce's artworks -- drawings in clay and sculptures -- are based on traditional Chinese figures.  


William Kidd is a ceramics artist who creates colorful works that are from his imagination but seem alive.  He describes them as "life forms that might exist in some worldly place."

14 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I love that first portrait in particular; the man's face is a work of art itself! Retablo must be related, I would think, to Retable, which is a work of art placed behind an altar.

Sylvia K said...

Another terrific post/pics, Jack!! So much amazing creative talent!! I do SO enjoy these!! Thank you, as always, for sharing! I hope you're enjoying a great weekend and wishing you a beautiful new week!!

RedPat said...

You are so lucky to have so many of these shows in your area, Jack! I like the last guy's work.

Sharon Anck said...

Lots more exceptional talent and some very creative works of art.

William Kendall said...

Some real talent among these artists, Jack!

Michelle said...

Jack, these artists obviously have so much talent. I do favor Mr. Jimenez. Quite a coup to have his work in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian.

Kay said...

All the artwork is great but I also especially like your first two portraits. They're both very interesting faces.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Such varied sources of inspiration.

LOLfromPasa said...

I love the expressions of the artist along side there work. They look pleased and happy to share their creative talents.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful series of portraits Jack, an art market like this would be a dangerous place for my bank balance :)

Lowell said...

Some fine artists here. I don't see much that I'd want to buy, but I'm sure their works attract lots of folks.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat for you to get to talk to the artists as well as see their work up close.

Bob Crowe said...

Jimenez comes to one of our annual art fairs. Love his stuff.

jennyfreckles said...

What good stuff. I rather like those flying white figurines.