It felt great being back at the Quady Winery for their Eleventh Annual Reveiller Art Show, and being one of the 30 regional artists whose work was exhibited this last weekend. This was my first show of the year.
I have participated at the Quady art show three previous years, and received the people's choice award in 2007. The prize was a case of their excellent Electra Red, which we were happy to share with friends on many occasions.
My husband and I brought two sets of friends, and one of them brought their two children to accompany my granddaughter. The grownups were happy to sample the dessert wine that Quady Winery is so famous for, along with Chocolate truffles and delicious appetizers. It didn't take long for the kids to zero in on the chocolate truffles.
It was great watching the kids appreciate the art work hung on the walls, easels, and any available space including the barrel room.
All disciplines of art were featured: clay, glass relief, sculptures, photography, paintings, fiber art, just to name a few.
It was also a time to meet other artists, renew old connections, and introduce my friends to some of them.
This year I chose to exhibit Girl with Crayons. It's a portrait of my 7 year old granddaughter. She and I are very close and create art together. This is the reason why I chose to do a portrait of her with an example of her own artwork
The painting is a mixed media of cold wax and oils. The picture behind the figure is not original, but a carbon-copy of one of Hailey's work.
A little about Quady Winery and the Reveiller Art Show.
Adam Longatty , a skilled plain-air painter and art instructor at the California State University of Fresno, has been the coordinator of the Reveiller annual juried art show since 2001 at Quady Winery. The show event is accompanied with wine tasting, and tidbits such as truffles, chocolate sauce, and scrumptious pizzas from Mattie's mobile wood-fired oven. This show in in conjunction with the Madera Wine trail
My favorite wine from Quady has been and still is Deviation. It's a sweet dessert wine that has an unusual flavor of geranium, and is supper yummy! Follow this link if you wish to have a virtual taste of Deviation