In its 14th year, YoloArts’ Art and Agriculture Project celebrates the landscape of Yolo County farms, and art created on farms. The Art Farm Exhibition features work cultivated during the 10-month season of artist visits to local farms and farmlands in Yolo County.
This year’s exhibition opens to the public with a reception on September 9 at The Barn Gallery in Woodland. Over 100 works of art by 91 local and regional artists will be shown in a collection of original art that includes paintings, photographs, mixed media, and fiber.
Artwork in the show was juried by Natalie Nelson, executive director and curator at the Pence Gallery in Davis, as well as an artist.
“It’s an honor for me to be able to select this year’s artworks for the Yolo Arts’ ArtFarm event. Artists and farmers from all over Yolo County have participated in this program, and I hear glowing remarks from both about how it pulls together two of our important resources – the Arts and Ag,” said Nelson. “I come from a farming family in the Midwest and being able to share the beauty and bounty of our land is what makes this program, and Yolo Arts, so special for our community.”
Nelson will present the juried awards at the reception, 5:30 to 8 pm, Thursday, September 9. Juried award announcements will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature the live music of Jimmy Ashley, and local wine and refreshments will be served just outside of the gallery.
The Art Farm exhibition runs through November 18 at The Barn Gallery. Face coverings are required at all times inside the gallery.
Tickets for the fundraising Art Farm Gala go on sale September 9 and will be available for purchase at the opening reception, and at yoloarts.org. The Art Farm Gala is planned for Saturday afternoon, October 16.
The Barn Gallery is located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, at the Gibson House and Property. Regular gallery viewing hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons. Exhibition artwork can also be viewed online at yoloarts.org. For more information, contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.