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Roy Kerckhoffs Named Art in the Village Artist Ambassador

Blog Post - February 19, 2020

Category: What's New

The Carlsbad Village Association is pleased to announce Roy Kerckhoffs as the 22nd Annual Art in the Village Artist Ambassador. Roy is an award-winning artist whose work is recognized throughout California. Roy has been perfecting his photography and painting skills since the age of 10. His hand-colored photographs continue to amaze San Diegans with each new creation. His use of bold textures and barn wood style frames give his works a unique authenticity to the subjects.

"In my work I enjoy conveying a history of a place. I love bold textures as these are created by the passing of time, therefore putting emphasis on bygone days. In particular, I aim to show the beauty that exists in human-made structures in wood, concrete and steel contrasted with soft organic forms from nature. My favorite subjects are industrial objects, ghost towns and coastal themes with an element of human origin in them. To obtain my goal I portray these by producing high-contrast black and white photographs and hand coloring the photographs with oil-based paints, using similar techniques from the early days of photography. My frames have a relation with the subject matter, so that the finished product is an integrated whole."

The 22nd Annual Art in the Village takes place on Sunday, June 28th from 9am to 5pm on State and Grand Streets. Over 100 local and regional fine artists will have their artwork on display. Live music, performance art, artists demonstrations, an artmaking pavilion for children, a beer and wine tasting room, and more, will be available throughout the day. Come spend a day enjoying amazing artistry just two blocks from the beach!

Interested artists, please email for online application details.