YoloArts Set to Host 12th Annual Art Farm Gala at Hotel Woodland

YoloArts is celebrating 12 years of farm visits Friday November 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Hotel Woodland, 436 Main Street in downtown Woodland during the 12th Annual Art Farm Gala, a fundraiser for the arts and land preservation.

Artwork inspired by Yolo County farmlands including work created on farm sites located in all corners of Yolo County with the Art and Ag project will be available for harvest and auction at the event, be included among the 142 works by 101 artists.  On October 4, the exhibition’s juried award winners were announced:

Cream of the Crop Award: Old Horse Shed by Jaimie Montiel
Farmer’s Pick Award: The Sentry by Karen Anable-Nichols
Plein Air Award: Evening Glow in the Valley by Karen Fess

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will continue through October 30 at Gallery 625 in Woodland, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and this award will be announced at the gala.

Sponsors for the event include: Edward Jones; Grow West; Frank & Nancy Muller; TS&L Seed Company; Debbie & Mike Cracchiolo; Chamberlain Farms; Remy, Moose, Manley, LLC; Todd A. Montgomery, CPA; Banner Bank; Bayer Crop Science; Capay Canyon Ranch;Neil & Becky Dougherty; Farm Credit West; First Northern Bank; Debra Gonella & Whit Manley; Half Moon Fruit & Produce Co.; Beth & Tom Jackson; Pacific Coast Producers; Jim Provenza; Schreiner Farms, Inc.; Tri Counties Bank; UC Davis; Yolo Federal Credit Union.

Small bites with wine and beer tastings from over twenty local farms, restaurants, wineries and breweries including:

Capay Valley Ranches, Full Belly Farms, Good Humus Produce, Pure Honey, Sola Bee Farms; Berryessa Gap, Bogle Vineyards and Winery, Capay Valley Vineyards, Heringer Estates Winery, Lois Rae Wines, Matchbook Wine Company, Seka Hills, Three Wine Company, Turkovich Family Wines, Blue Note Brewing Company, Yolo Brewing Company; Cracchiolo’s Catering & Market, Dutch Bros. Coffee,  El Rey Chile Company, House of Shah, Kitchen 428, Las Brasas, Nugget Market, Savory Café, Scribblers, Upper Crust Bakery, Zest Fresh Pastry West, and Z Specialty Foods.

Live music will be provided by Mike Blanchard and the Californios.

Shovels for art harvesting are $250 and provide entrance for two (including food and wine tastings) and the opportunity to harvest an original work of art with a value of at least $250. Tickets are $40 and include food and wine ($35 for YoloArts members).

All attendees will take home a gift bag filled with farm products from: Bright People Foods, Mariani Nut Company, Pacific Coast Producers, Panorama Meats, Pasture 42, Pur Honey, Setton Farms, Sola Bee Farms, USDA, Z Specialty Foods, LLC

To purchase tickets go to yoloarts.org or call 530-309-6464.

Proceeds raised by the Art Farm Gala support YoloArts’ Art & Ag program, The Yolo Land Trust, and Yolo Farm to Fork. The Art Harvest and silent auction art can be previewed before the event at www.yoloarts.org and Gallery 625 through October 30. The gallery is located at 625 Court Street in Woodland. Gallery hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.