It was early Saturday on the morning of September 29, 2012. There was a bit of autumn in the misty air and gray sky over Petaluma, CA. Dedicated show goers, patrons, collectors and Halloween enthusiasts lined up to burst into the doors of Hermann Sons Hall at 9 a.m., although it was barely 6:45 when I arrived on the scene. Wrapped in blankets with big smiles, these folks waited joyfully and patiently for some Halloween magic that only happens once a year in the form of Halloween & Vine.
This folk art show has been going on for many years now, transforming itself each year into a heightened level of craft by its many talented artists from all over the U.S.A. and Canada. I am proud to been among the chosen ones to participate and experience this event in all of its glory.
I attempted to capture the energy and beauty of this folk art show for those of you who live too far to attend, could not make it to the show this year, or have never heard about it. The photos I am sharing with you are just a fraction of what was really on display and only some of the artists. I was not able to capture quite everyone's display, but I did my best. It is an appetizer to Halloween goodness that will leave you wanting more. To learn more about the artists and the show, please vist the Halloween & Vine website. Enjoy the tour!
|Hermann Sons Hall|
|A good witch.|
|The crowd gathers.|
|Lighting from the ceiling of the hall.|
|Jorge de Rojas|
|Jenny Hernandez and daughter|
|Gothic Rose Antiques|
|Kerry Howard Schmidt|
|David H. Everett|