I've heard of the Halloween & Vine
show in Petaluma, California for many years. But living in the middle of the country, it's always been one of those shows that appear to be forever on my wish list to attend. With a few new changes coming to the show this year, I chatted with Dennis Haynes to find out more about what's going on for 2012.
About the Show:
Halloween & Vine was started in the 1990s by Susan Bartolucci at the family winery, Madonna Estates in Somoma, California.
Susan loves puns, most of her art work is painted stuffed creations with found objects and all the titles are puns. She was making a play on Hollywood & Vine - Halloween at a vineyard = Halloween & Vine.
Lesley Papola and Stephanie Sherratt are the new producers this year. Dennis is the show assistant.
Dennis mentioned that each year about thirty artists take part, the show is juried and there is a waiting list to participate as an artist. These include a few artists I am very familiar with, including David Everett of Chicken Lips
; Vergie Lightfoot
and of course Dennis Haynes.
Considered one of the premier Halloween collectible shows* in the country, this juried event will have hard-core Halloween enthusiasts attending from across the country.
The show producers have worked hard to get a good cross-section of artists and pieces to meet different budgets -- something for everyone.
Sculptures, vignettes/diaramas, ornaments of all mediums, jewelry, pottery, paper art, metal sculpture and two antique dealers. The theme for 2012 is Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
and will be included in several artists works, as well as an altar which is part of the Day of the Dead
custom. Artists are invited to place photos of their deceased relatives on the altar to celebrate their lives.
- Halloween & Vine
- Saturday / 9 am - 2 pm
- September 29, 2012
- Petaluma, Ca
- Admission: $5.
Interested in Attending?:
If you're traveling a distance you'll be pleased to know that
Petaluma is quite the destination spot that weekend. Halloween & Vine is on Saturday and there is a huge antique fair, Petaluma's Fall Antique Faire
on Sunday. Almost 200 antique vendors from across the country will be taking over the downtown streets. The Adobe Pumpkin Farm
opens that weekend as well.
With a new team producing the show, there is more national (and local) exposure than ever before. So be prepared to be there early, favorite artists can sell out very quickly.
*Another premier Halloween art show to consider attending is Ghoultide Gatherings in Northville, Michigan.