Summer has FINALLY arrived, and I have an exciting line-up of shows, events and appearances this month. From panel discussions and gallery openings to traveling the country, June is shaping up to be a busy month. Feel free to click on any of the images below to get more information on how to attend any of these events. Please note: some require an RSVP, so read the descriptions carefully.
BOOTH# 204 | CLIFTON HENRI
2016 Best in Show Award Winner, Clifton Henri returns to The Old Town Art Fair. As one of the top art fairs in the country, The Old Town Art Fair celebrates another year of the arts on the tree-lined streets of the city’s historic Old Town Triangle District set the stage for 250 nationally acclaimed artists and an estimated 50,000 art lovers. The artists featured in the Old Town Art Fair are selected by an independent jury of art professionals from the Chicago area. Nearly half of the artists are newly juried in each year, making the Fair attractive for applying artists and fresh for patrons.
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Join Henri in his first Virginia Beach exhibition. The Boardwalk Art Show is produced by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a museum and arts organization that evolved from the art show itself. The show is nationally recognized from small beginnings in 1952 that to date attracts over 700 applications every year from artists around the country representing 13 fine art and contemporary craft mediums. More than 250 artists and 250,000 tourists and locals attend the show that spans nearly 15 blocks along the Atlantic Ocean at the Virginia Beach oceanfront from 20th Street to 35th Street.
2016 Juror's Choice Award Winner, Clifton Henri, makes his way back to the Des Moines Art Festival for this years show. The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) is one of the nation’s most respected arts events hosting 194 of the nation’s top artists in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The outdoor Festival of arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa’s capital city and largest metropolitan area.
BOOTH# 220 | CLIFTON HENRI
Henri returns for his 5th time to the Mile-High City for one of his favorite art festivals. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event. The CCAF’s year-round 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and to support education.
Invitational Award Winner, Clifton Henri makes his return to one of the Midwest's most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts on July 9 and 10, 2016 as MMoCA presents the 58th annual Art Fair on the Square. With the festivals mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square.
BOOTH# A377 | CLIFTON HENRI
Best in Show Award Winner, Clifton Henri is back as a featured artist at "The Original" Ann Arbor Art Fair and is featuring brand new work. The Street Art Fair is set on North University Avenue and on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, amidst elegant architecture and beautifully landscaped pedestrian walkways, including the landmark Burton Carillon Tower.
This past Memorial Day weekend, I had the opportunity to make an on-air appearance with my man Malcolm Tubbs from Fox 25 Oklahoma City to talk about the Paseo Art Festival. It was great to meet him. Funny enough, the previous night I'd spotted him hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, which I had the pleasure of attending. He naturally threw me a couple of jabs when he mentioned my Bulls not making the playoffs, but it was all good; despite the bad jokes, Malcolm was a cool dude, and it was awesome chopping it up with him for a few minutes.
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Earlier this spring, I got to show my work for the first time in Chattanooga, TN at the 4 Bridges Art Festival, and the response I received was amazing and validating. Immediately during the preview night I was approached by several attendees expressing how excited they were to see me and my work at this year’s festival. That alone was the start of a great show, but I was then honored with “Best-in-Show”, which is generally never awarded to a photographer. Typically, the top award goes to a mixed media, glass or sculpture artist. The appreciation for my work and craft was refreshing, and I'm looking forward to showing at 4 Bridges again next year as a Featured Artist.