We have extended the deadline for the 2021 Art, Sip and Stroll through March 7th! Please assist us in inviting more artists! If you are an artist already juried into the cancelled 2020 event, your space is tentatively confirmed with final confirmation after your booth space has been paid for in April.
If you are a new artist to our event, we will conduct the Jury process after the new deadline and let you know if you have been elected by March 20th. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions.
Ann updated on her display at Art Gallery Napa Valley today. Ann writes, “I decided that I should unify my exhibit to display a single medium.” Ann comments that there is an ongoing debate amongst artists about how best to display ones work. Some feel a variety of mediums best informs the viewer about the artist, while others maintain that a consistent look and feel is desirable. The latter is the approach of Open Studios Napa Valley where Ann has participated in recent years, that is when she not been traveling in September.
Marlene writes “ “Bubblegum “ is an ink painting: 14 x 14. I began this ink series when I found Zentangles designs several years ago. I liked the meditative aspect of repeated designs in Ink and color patterns. Zentangles and pattern paintings are part of my creative lexicon.
Inktober celebrates creations composed with inks and is highlighted the month of October.
Bubblegum is displayed at the Artist of The Valley, 1307 First Street. Napa, CA.
As you may know, AANV had to cancel its annual Open Studios in September as a result of the COVID-19 virus restrictions. A group of artists will be participating in a spontaneous event instead.
The Napa Art Drive Pop Up will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The entry fees paid by the participating artists will be split between the Napa Food Bank and AANV. If you have the means, you are encouraged to donate to the Napa Food Bank, whether you drop by the Pop Up locations or not.
Leo writes: I think most of us would agree that 2020 has been a crazy year! However, as a local potter it’s been a perfect time to experiment with new designs and glazes. My past portfolio of work includes plenty of large-scale tile projects and tile tables, but I’m happy to be back working with functional pottery.
Most recently I was commissioned by Terry Letson, owner of Napa’s FUME’ Bistro & Bar, to design and produce over 300 pieces of pottery – including different shaped plates, trays, and coffee cups. Terry and I collaborated on the designs and he encouraged me to use a variety of my glazes. Having Fume’ support a local artist during this challenging time has been much appreciated and is an example of what makes Napa such a special place to live and work.
Custom pieces in use at FUME’ Bistro & Bar add character and have been found more durablethan commercially available alternatives.
Sauvignon Summer Limited edition Giclee on canvas 48″ x 36″ (original sold)
The original oil was painted “Plein Aire” near St Helena off Silverado Trail. I tried to capture the feel of summer in this piece by capturing all the subtle warm and cool greens that are so prevalent in the valley during the summer months. I hope to convey the feeling of having a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc while gazing across the vineyards.
Marlene writes, “I became fascinated with the night sky. This spring I viewed the full moon several consecutive nights. I covered amazing colors and values of blue gray lit by the moon. A new painting series was born, I am now working on the 10th canvas in this series. Four of the canvases are in the Art Gallery Napa Valley at 1307 First Street, downtown Napa.