The fourth annual Fern Prairie ART FEST is a two-day event connecting local artists and the community on Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30 from 10 am to 4 pm. The ART FEST is staged in the peaceful and tranquil setting of Shangri-La Farm, located 1.5 miles north of Lacamas Lake just outside the city limits of Camas, Washington. A total of 13 artist booths will be featured in the juried show. This event is free to the public.
Thirteen artists are excited to show and sell their work at ART FEST including copper artist David Gerton. “I work in Mixed Media using a base of Copper-foil, Alcohol Ink and other coloring media under Crystal Resin. I concentrate on wildlife and the natural world,” said David Gerton. Gerton will be joined by artists Sarah Bang, Bev Birdwell, Matthew Clarkson, Cheryl Folkers, Dave Garbot, Charlene Hale, Amy Jan Ernst, Cheryl Mathieson, Keith Russell, Liz Pike, Hiroko Stumpf, and Roxanne Turley. Original work includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, pastels, mixed media, pottery, fused and enamel glass, jewelry, pen and ink, and copper mixed media.
New to the Fern Prairie ART FEST this year is a Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce sponsored Mini- Wine and Beer Garden and Diamond Dogs.
The public is invited to take in original works of art surrounded by the beautiful gardens at Shangri-La Farm. Attendees will park at rented Grove Field Airport parking lot, 632 NE 267th Avenue, Camas, WA. Guests may either walk the 1/4 mile trail through the woods to Shangri-La Farm or take the free “Sunflower Mobile” shuttle service.
The Sunflower Mobile is an art piece all on its own, hand painted by Liz Pike in oils on fiberglass in her signature sunflower motif. The free shuttle will be available to transport attendees from the airport parking lot to Shangri-La Farm on both days, Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30 between 10am and 4pm.