Butterfly Mural, Featured Exhibition At 13th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival 2015
In keeping with the Indian Wells Arts Festival’s mantra, “Where Art Is Happening,” we were honored to be invited for our fifth year, to be one of many ‘artists in action,’ creating an exhibition mural from start to finish during the 3-day festival.
Ready To Paint the Butterfly Mural Exhibition, IWAF 2015
Linda working on Butterfly Mural
“The Butterly Has Landed” Exhibition Mural, Indian Wells Arts Festival 2015
Linda Shader and Echo Westover, Butterfly Mural Exhibition, IWAF 2015
The butterfly mural titled, “The Butterfly Has Landed,” was designed by Echo, and painted by both of us, April 3-5, 2015. It’s 12′ x 5′ acrylic (on 3 individual- 4′ x 5′ canvases), and we’re looking for a permanent home for it. If you’re interested in owning this mural at a great price, contact us here.
We have to keep the mural fairly simple to complete it in 3 days, because we spend a lot of time, answering questions and sharing information about mural painting. But good design and color are effective in catching the attention of festival goers.
When interested children approach, we often hand them the paint brush to add a few strokes and “help” with the mural, with parents permission of course.
Echo was also honored with a 3rd place ribbon in the acrylic painting category, with the beginnings of her newest series, featuring a stylized look at some iconic Southern California landscapes.
Echo Westover, 3rd place ribbon, acrylic category, IWAF 2015
Windmills Acrylic Painting by Echo Westover
Dreamy Palms Oasis, Acrylic Painting by Echo Westover
Joshua Tree Daydream, Acrylic Painting by Echo Westover, Joshua Tree National Park
Tahquitz Beauty, Tahquitz Canyon Waterfall, Acrylic Painting by Echo Westover
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Larger Than Life Murals To Paint Exhibition Mural, 13th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival
We’re excited and honored to be back at one of our all-time favorite arts festivals, The Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 3,4,5, 2015. Echo and I will be painting an exhibition mural from start to finish during the 3-day festival.
This is what we painted in 2011…
MT Robison, looking Larger Than Life!
Mural News, Linda Shrader speaks to the media at the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2010
Honors for our contribution
Linda sketching on MT
Echo Westover works on mural details
Exhibition Mural, Indian Wells Arts Festival 2011
“The Arts” Exhibition Murals
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Indian Wells Arts Festival, three days of art & entertainment Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:19 PM Pacific
Always a favorite among art enthusiasts is the incredibly talented Falossi family of artists whose rock sculptures inspire nothing less than awe as the award-winning ‘rock duo’ David Falossi and his young son Christopher chip away a work of art from a stone block. Painter Linda Shrader and her daughter Echo Westover will create a spectacular large-scale mural, completed from start to finish over the three-day event; and, glass-blower Bruce Freund will transform sand into colorful, delicate hand-blown glass art with temperatures of more than 2,100 degrees in his portable furnace.
New to the Festival this year is portraiture artist Peter Mikulak whose talent rose to fame with national recognition of his unique and edgy portrait painting techniques while selling his works of the ‘Forever Marilyn’ exhibit in Palms Springs, and now prominently featured in luxury galleries and hotels such as the Hyatt Regency.
Adding to the energy of the event is the Rancho Mirage High School ‘Flash Mob’ who will deliver a breakout performance for Saturday festival-goers; and, fun photo-ops for attendees presented by the Cathedral City High School Digital Arts and Technology Academy (DATA) and event primary sponsor, Hot Purple Energy; as wells as an assortment of wine, cocktail and food offerings, including a Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in The Garden” brunch menu till noon, and children’s activities.
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