For more information on Kay Carlson and her art classes and workshops:
Sausalito Art Festival
Kay will be featured at the award-winning Sausalito Art Festival this Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 1, 2008 The Sausalito Art Festival, the #1 Outdoor Art Festival in the Nation, is held annually over the Labor Day Weekend in the beautiful art enclave of Sausalito, California - located just a few minutes north of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
More than 1,000 highly acclaimed artists from around the world vie for the 270 juried positions available at the Festival, which features sculpture, painting, metalwork, photography, printmaking, wearable art, watercolor, fiber, ceramics and more. The array of art is complimented by two stages of non-stop marquis entertainment spanning the musical styles of rock, jazz, big band, pop, blues, folk and more. A third stage offers artful merriment for young children and families. Culinary temptations and premium beverages are served all day. The Festival is presented by the not-for-profit Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, and raises more than $350,000 for local organizations and charities each year.
Bay Model Visitor Center/Marinship Park
Saturday · Aug 30· 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday · Aug. 31 · 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday · Sept. 1 · 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
General Admission: $20
Seniors 62+: $10
Children 6 - 12: $5
Children under 6 free
Tickets for the Gala are sold separately.
Weekend Pass: $30 for all three days
Advance tickets and online Volunteer application at www.sausalitoartfestival.org
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING:
The Blue & Gold Fleet offers a combined ticket package - Ferry tickets (directly to the Festival Pier) and Festival admission. Sailing from Pier 41, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. Blue & Gold ticket sales: www.blueandgoldfleet.com Schedules: 415/773-1188
Golden Gate Transit offers bus and ferry service. The Golden Gate Ferry departs from the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco, and sails to and from the downtown Sausalito Ferry Landing. Golden Gate Transit Information: 415/455-2000.
Free Festival Shuttle Service from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. serving parking lots, the downtown Sausalito Ferry Landing, and the Festival Main Gate. There are parking lots adjacent to the Sausalito/Marin City exit from Highway 101.
For more information, visit www.sausalitoartfestival.org or call the information hotline at 415/331-3757.
Kay Carlson is a California colorist who finds her inspiration for brilliant oil paintings on location in the vineyards of Napa, the hillsides of Marin, and Tuscany, Italy. She works from her longtime studio in the Sausalito marina.
Kay's impressive credentials span two decades. Carlson received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and quickly followed her interest in painting, enrolling in postgraduate study at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her diverse accomplishments include sixteen solo exhibitions and over fifty group shows. Solos include the Mondavi Winery, Sausalito City Hall in Sausalito, California, the University of California, and the BankAmerica World Headquarters in San Francisco. Her work has been displayed at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain, the Extemporanea di Nicola XXI in Tuscany, Italy, 3Com and Loral Corporations in San Jose, and a host of galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Oregon and California. In 2000 she was awarded the American Impressionist Society 2nd annual Merit award. She also founded Marin Open Studios to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of local artists.
Recognized as an expert in her field, Carlson was chosen as a juror for the JCC Art Exhibition in San Rafael and also the Artisan's Gallery in Mill Valley. She served as a board member on the Marin Arts Council for five years and curated Art Exhibitions at t he Concordia Argonaut Club in San Francisco. She held the position of Art Critic at City of Celebration Newspaper in San Francisco, and was president of Sight/Insight Art Center in Mill Valley, California. Kay has been profiled in numerous fine arts publications, and her many collectors range from corporations to individuals residing all over the United States. She regularly accepts commission from collectors.