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Thank You to local artist
Roni Sumer for our art!

Roni contributed the original beautiful art logo pictured to the right on this page for Big Bay Whale Days and Whale festival! Find Roni at her website: 

Roni Sumer’s lifelong commitment to the study of art began at Oberlin College of Fine Arts in Oberlin, Ohio where at an early age she received training in both the visual and performing arts. Her passion for both led her to continue her fine and performing arts studies at the Ohio State University in Columbus, after which she developed a modest acting career. Then in 1996, the artist discovered watercolor painting and has since devoted all her artistic energy toward the technique as well as building the body of work, which she is proud to share with you today. Her passion for shadow is evident both in her work and in her comments.
From the artist: “I am especially intrigued at painting shadow and the color that reflects into a shadow from the surrounding environment. Shadows exist wherever there is light; my watercolor paintings depict the bright color and the shadow,” Sumer said. Sumer continues, “I use watercolor as my media because the transparent paints flow together to create translucence and unique colors that reflect the emotions and rhythms I want to portray. Watercolor also allows me to capture that ever elusive shadow that I love to paint. As you view my paintings, look for the color and beauty of the subject but also look for the shadows!”
Roni paints daily, from her gallery studio in La Jolla, California. Her subjects, taken from the real world, include figures, landscapes, city scapes, seascapes, flowers and other scenes of nature.  Contact Roni at Contact:

LOOKING BACK! Whale Festival 2012
The San Diego Whale Festival was held at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier on Saturday, January 21, 2012. The free Whale Festival is a family community event offering a wide variety of interactive and hands on displays to spark the interest and imagination of any child including a walk-through gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, a kids art mural coloring project, a festival train ride and a bounce house. Enjoy live music on the "Whale of a stage" featuring James Gibson Band, Nadro John and Jinnah Williams (Pictured below) and a 1:00 performance from Flamenco with Roots a youth dance group!

Last year, the festival was attended by over 1700 local and visitors who braved a rainy San Diego day. In 2011, over 5000 attended and Festival organizers received proclamations from County of San Diego, City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego for the event!