"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread." ~John Muir
Donna and Bob Williams, FreeHeart Farm Esparto Sept. 2014
Pat Peak, FreeHeart Farm Esparto Sept. 2014
FreeHeart Farm Esparto Sept. 2014
Larry and Lynn Rolston meet the Art & Ag artists, FreeHeart Farm Sept. 2014
Best Ranch, August 2014. Textural Study Alan Fishleder
Best Ranch, August 2014. Tending the lawn Lucille van Ommering
Best Ranch Farm House Lucille van Ommering
Best Ranch, August 2014. Creating a Distraction, photo by Alan Fishleder
Best Ranch, August 2014. Horses Posing, photo by Alan Fishleder
Best Ranch, August 2014. Fence, photo by Charles McDonald
WHAT IS THE ART & AG PROJECT?
The Art & Ag Project cultivates a dialogue between artists, farmers, and the community to raise awareness of the importance of preserving farmlands and the visual arts in Yolo County. Art and Ag has been nationally recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as a model program for "creative placemaking" - and has earned an ArtPlace grant for using the arts to "increase community vibrancy".
OCTOBER 3 - Art Farm Juried Exhibition Opening Reception 5:30-8:30pm Gallery 625 625 Court St (Erwin Meier Admin Building)Woodland Featuring the artwork of over 65 regional artists! Meet & Greet guest juror, Greg Kondos
NOVEMBER 7 - ART FARM HARVEST GALA 5:30-8:00pm 709 Main Street Woodland (Former Daily Democrat print shop) Dig in and Harvest an original work of art rooted in Yolo county! Featuring: Premier Food Vendor Cache Creek Casino Resort "Small Bites", wine & beer tastings from over 20 local farms, restaurants, wineries & breweries Juried Prize awards presented by Greg Kondos NEW! People's Choice Award for favorite Art Harvest Artwork Live Music by Plainfield Pickers Silent Art Auction
WINE AND FOOD TICKETS : $25 in advance/ $30 at the door (Includes entrance for one, food, wine and event glasses)
SHOVEL TICKETS $150 "Shovel" to harvest original work of art, entrance for two, food, wine and event glasses
The Art and Ag Project is pleased to announce that California artist, Greg Kondos will be the guest curator and juror for Art Farm 2014. Greg Kondos is one of the most prominent and respected landscape painters in the United States. He has taught for more than 30 years at Sacramento City College, and in 2011 the campus art gallery was dedicated in his name. Over the course of his life he has won many awards including those at two Winter Invitationals at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, a Dillard Collection prize, Lifetime Achievement Award at the Florence Biannale, and he was selected to the National Academy of Art, New York. Click picture for more information on Greg Kondos.
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THE ART & AG DOCUMENTARY
View some of the benefits that the Art & Ag project has created for artists, farmers, and the community, by watching the following video created by Phil Gross.
Art & Ag on National Television!
Check out YoloArts Art & Ag Project Showcased on America's Heartland!