Thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, sponsors, artists, and performers who supported the Gardens at Lake Merritt by coming out to the Autumn Lights Festival! The two nights of illumination and merriment were quite magical, and we are already looking forward to next year.

Stan Clark's Space Forest of Inflatable Sacred Space Asparagus Trees

Stan Clark’s Space Forest of Inflatable Sacred Space Asparagus Trees

Many congratulations to the artist award winners and honorable mentions at the Autumn Lights Festival. Here is a recap of the results as tallied by Lisa at Another Bullwinkel Show:

Mayor’s Choice Winner:
Stan Clark’s “Moon Ornaments”

Mayor’s Honorable Mentions:
Insect Sciences Museum of California’s “Living Insects Painting”
Ashwin Swamy & Eric Thorne’s “Flowing & Glowing Squid”
Kim Webster’s “Blown Glass Succulents”
Andrea Hurd’s “Seed Fountain for Bees”
The Mother & Toddler’s “Carved Gourds”
Sacred Seed’s “Mudlights”

People’s Choice Awards:
First Place:  Kim Webster’s “Blown Glass Succulents”
Second Place:  Stan Clark’s “Moon Ornaments”
Third Place:  Clive Brown’s “Venusian Love Blossom”

Below are some of our favorite images from the event…

Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt

 

 

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Check out the amazing shots below by Greg Linhares then visit his website to see the rest of his Autumn Lights Festival album.

Image courtesy of: Greg Linhares www.omnisourceimages.com

 

Glass Artist: Kim Webster www.kwebsterglass.com

Glass Artist: Kim Webster www.kwebsterglass.com
Image courtesy of: Greg Linhares www.omnisourceimages.com

 

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Image courtesy of: Greg Linhares www.omnisourceimages.com