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New David Best sculpture installed at Paradise Ridge Winery

Best-known as the legendary and iconic temple builder of the annual Burning Man arts encampment on the Nevada desert, Sonoma County artist David Best has created his first permanent steel structure. Sponsored by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, his new 32-foot-tall work, Permanent Temple of Remembrance, will be [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Ragan Fine Art in Healdsburg opens new show at new location

As event titles go, it’s a little long, but it’s bound to have broad appeal. This weekend, Richard Ragan Fine Art & Oriental Rugs and the Hudson Street Wineries present “The Integration of Fine Art and Fine Wine.” The event celebrates the recent relocation of Ragan’s Healdsburg gallery, which opened [...]

By | October 1st, 2012|0 Comments

‘Harvest’ documentary screens at three Sonoma County cinemas

Last year’s Wine Country grape harvest, dubbed the worst ever by some local winemakers, was plagued by untimely rainstorms and widespread grape rot. The stressful harvest season offered the opportunity for a rare glimpse inside the wine industry in “Harvest,” a documentary film directed by John Beck and [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|0 Comments

‘Spirit of the Man’ sculpture show opens at Paradise Ridge Winery

"Spirit of the Man," a new outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the work of three dozen artists, opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. The show honors artist and art patron Al Voight, co-founder [...]

By | May 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Claypool Cellars opens tasting room

Claypool. Rock music fans know that name, but so do wine lovers. West Sonoma County resident Les Claypool is the lead vocalist and bassist with the alternate rock band Primus. Claypool and his wife, Chaney, are also the founders of Claypool Cellars, makers of a Russian River Pinot Noir called [...]

By | August 23rd, 2011|4 Comments

Sonoma County wineries show movies outdoors

Warm weather is here at last, and it’s the season for outdoor movie series. Films will be shown at a variety of venues, including wineries. Here are a couple of samples: — “Big Night”: St. Francis Winery and Vineyards opens its second annual “Stars Under the Stars” outdoor [...]

By | July 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Wine foil collage by ‘Big Al’ in Healdsburg

Santa Rosa artist Alison Whalen stands 5-foot-2 and weighs about 100 pounds, so naturally, her nickname is “Big Al.” Her artistic specialty is every bit as whimsical and interesting as her offbeat moniker. Whalen makes collages and sculptures out of the foil from wine and champagne bottles, which [...]

By | January 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Art show at Michel Schlumberger

Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate will exhibit artwork by Carole Watanabe, internationally known painter and colorist, from Sunday, Aug. 1, through Sept. 30. Watanabe maintains art studios in Collioure and Soreze in France, San Miguel De Allende in Mexico and Sebastopol. For a glimpse of her art, try her website: [...]

By | July 30th, 2010|0 Comments

‘Love of the Land’ art show

The promoters of  "Love of the Land," a benefit dinner, auction, and art show and sale to raise funds for the protection of Sonoma County farmland and clean water, have chosen -- logically  enough -- to feature landscape art by local artists. The event starts with the art [...]

By | July 12th, 2010|0 Comments

‘Art in the Wineries’ for April and May

For the third year in a row, Wine Road and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts have teamed up for "Art in the Wineries,' with artists displaying their work at some 30 winery tasting rooms. Winery visitors will be able to see paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, fiber and glass art, [...]

By | April 5th, 2010|0 Comments