November Newsletter

Put your boots on!

Sweeping plains, dusty wooden steps, tumbleweeds tossing across arid soil, hot colored sunsets, and the sound of hooves galloping conjure romantic images known as the American West. There’s a saying that cowboys don’t bathe, they just dust off. The cowboy is a folk hero. He tips his Stetson to the golden skies and rides off into the sunset. Who hasn’t been smitten with the ideal of the cowboy way of life? Who isn’t still?

Well this November we are tipping our hat to Guest Artist, Spence Platt, @spenceplatt. His work is influenced by his love of country western music and “appreciates the storytelling that goes into writing a great song. He sees his art much like a lyric.”

Platt approaches representing the western ideal from dashing sketches of realism with a romantic Old West overlay. His art seems to push toward the sun, toward the western romantic of sunsets and happy endings. Working in mixed media, “Platt’s work transcends the traditional boundaries of the western genre, blending his contemporary style with a nostalgic homage to the cowboy lifestyle.” Put your boots on for this show!

This month welcomes an all new membership show with emphasis on the gift-giving season ahead. With no Member Artist of the Month, The Gift Shop will bring into focal point the exceptional fine art and gift items created by our talented members and consignees. Come experience the arts of Art Presence at our Opening Party! November 4, 1-4p. Awen Winecraft tastings available.

Member art continues at local wineries. Susan Nahabedian, known for her exquisite renderings of rocks, boulders, cliffs, and water, can be viewed at Awen Winecraft and Sharon Wesner’s dreamy and diaphanous watercolors are at Hummingbird Estate while the bright and vivacious art of Deanna St. Martin continues at Dos Mariposas Vineyard & Lavender.

Talk of the Town for November is a rare tasting of fine Spanish Sherries in celebration of International Sherry Week. Learn the basics of Sherry history, the different types, and how to taste. Presented by Paula Bandy, Certified Sherry Specialist – The House of Lustau. The gallery continues into Winter hours – Friday – Sunday 12-3p

Watch for pop-up tastings and special gift shopping hours throughout the holiday season! A big thank you to our Sponsors, Touvelle House, for opening their doors to our guest artist and to our wine sponsor, Awen Winecraft.

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