The Falmouth ArtMarket takes place Thursday, August 8, from noon to 5 PM, at Falmouth Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue on Falmouth Harbor. Singer/songwriter Kim Moberg will entertain from 2 to 4 PM. The ArtMarket offers a variety of paintings, photographs, jewelry, pottery, fiber items, and more by 25 different artists and craftspeople and takes place every Thursday through August 29.
Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Music has always been an integral part of Moberg’s life, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family.
A fingerpick-style guitarist, Moberg taught herself to strum and finger pick to her favorite songs by singer/songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s. Her original songs speak to reunion, awakening, and social consciousness.
Initially, due to debilitating stage fright, Moberg played and sang only in her basement, unable to pursue her dream of becoming a professional performer. In 2014, after a decade hiatus from music to foster a business career and to marry and raise two daughters, Moberg set out to overcome her stage fright. In 2017, Moberg released her debut CD titled “Above Ground,” which celebrates the achievement of that goal.
Nancy Sawyer, an artist, photographer, and T-shirt designer, is one of the artists to be found at the ArtMarket. The daughter of a passionate fisherman, Sawyer has a love of fish and the ocean. She makes finely detailed realistic pen-and-ink drawings and colorful paintings of local fish and shellfish and prints them on T-shirts, often adding the common and scientific names of the fish, “even though serious fishermen will recognize the species immediately,” she said.
“We grew up on striped bass and bluefish,” Sawyer said, and her shirts feature those fish and many others: black sea bass, bonito, cod, Bluefin tuna, quahogs, razor clams, soft-shell crabs, scallops, lobsters, mussels, Atlantic blue crabs, oysters, and more.
Her striking photograph of Sakonnet Light in Little Compton, RI has won her many awards and is her best-seller, but she has a wide range of ocean and wildlife photographs to choose from: the Cape Cod Canal and its bridges; birds, including a lovely series of swans and their cygnets and a great blue heron; macro photos of nature; deer, including a white deer; horseshoe crabs, lighthouses, winter scenes, and much more.
In addition to T-shirts, Sawyer offers a variety of products imprinted with her drawings, paintings, and photographs: post cards, playing cards, coasters, placemats, hats, and more. She also paints on scarves, old-fashioned irons, and other non-traditional painting surfaces.
The Falmouth ArtMarket is sponsored by the Falmouth Cultural Council. For more information on the ArtMarket, visit www.falmouthartmarket.com or www.facebook.com/FalmouthArtMarket.