October 7, 2012

Halloween & Vine Virtual Tour

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

Patient attendees.
A good witch.


The crowd gathers.

Lighting from the ceiling of the hall.

Stephanie Sherratt

Christy Silacci
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Michelle Legler

Len Bentham

Jorge de Rojas
Dennis Haynes

Vergie Lightfoot
Sharon Bloom

Jenny Hernandez and daughter

Gabrielle Acevedo

Nancy Aldabe

Amelia Schaefer

Kimberly Edgar

Tina Haller

Gothic Rose Antiques

Iva Wilcox
Christina Orr

Kerry Howard Schmidt

David H. Everett

Susie Scott

Sue Smith

Will Bezek

Charles Batte

Maria Grimes


Christine Phelps said...

Great picture! Thanks for sharing! I want to see close up pictures of the pieces you had on top of your black shelf - they looked really neat!

chasbatte said...

Wow, Sharon, thanks so much for allowing everyone to experience what a wonderful show Halloween and Vine truly is. This was a truly fabulous show and everyone should make plans now to attend next year's show. I am so glad that you took so many great photos and then took the time to post them. I did not have time to take many photos this year. And thanks for including my bats. See you next year, Charles Batte @ ChasBatte Studio.

Sharon Bloom said...

Thanks Charles!
I love the show so much and it is fleeting. I wish all shows could be this meaningful and positive. I was not able to capture everyone, but I did my best. See you next time, sharon