YoloArts Art Farm- Juried Awards Announced

YoloArts is celebrating 15 years of farm visits with the annual Art Farm Gala featuring an Art Harvest, silent auction, awards, and music on Saturday, October 15,  3 – 6 p.m. outdoors on the grounds of the Gibson House in Woodland.

Artwork inspired by Yolo County farmlands and open spaces will once again be available for harvest and auction at this year’s special event – including at least 130 works by 97 local and regional artists.

At the Art Farm exhibition reception in September, the show’s juror, Kurt Fishback, announced the juried awards. Fishback is a noted artist and photographer based in Northern California.

The 2022 juried awards are:

Cream of the Crop: “Life Source” a quilt by Marjan Kluepfel; and the Plein Air Award: “Fields of Rye” acrylic on canvas, by Vanessa Stafford.

Many of the artworks were created during the 2022 season of farm visits. The year’s crop of farms include: Rominger Brothers Farms, Slaven Ranch, M Three Ranches, Full Belly Farms, Pheasant Trek Ranch, Vickrey Orchards, Butler Farm, Taber Ranch Vineyard and Event Center.

“We look forward to coming together again with the community to celebrate the beautiful farmlands of Yolo and all the amazing artwork it inspires,” said Alison Flory, YoloArts executive director. “This15 year celebration would not be possible without the support of our farmers, artists, and generous sponsors.”

The Art Farm Gala festivities will include the announcement of the Farmers Pick Award from the Art Harvest by guest farmer Dru Muller of Full Belly Farms, Guinda. Also announced at the event will be the People’s Choice Award. Voting for this popular award will continue at The Barn Gallery until October 13.

“Country Records by Sum Bum” will provide the music for the event, and food will be provided by Tacos 911 offering a catered lunch, in addition to food tastings provided by Full Belly Farms, Good Humus Produce, Sola Bees, The Hive, Nugget Market, Savory Café, Tia Judith Confection, and Mojo’s Lounge/Kitchen428 Restaurant and Upper Crust Bakery. Wineries serving include Bogle Vineyards, Capay Valley Vineyards, Grindstone Wines, Matchbook Winery, Seka Hills, L’Apero les Trois, and the Yolo Agave Council will be serving mescal tastings.

Local farmer, Mr. Frank Muller will once again emcee the Art Harvest.

Shovel tickets for art harvesting are $250 and provide food and wine for two, and the opportunity to harvest an original work of art with a value of at least $250. General admission tickets are $50 per person and include food and wine.

The juried silent auction is now available for viewing and bidding online at yoloarts.org/art-farm-gala. No event ticket is needed for online bidding, which will continue until the end of the October 16 event.

Event sponsors include California Bank of Commerce, Todd A. Montgomery CPA, Frank and Nancy Muller, Banner Bank, Bullseye Farms, Capay Canyon Ranch, Citrona Farms LLC, Edward Jones, Farm Credit West, Debra Gonella and Whit Manley, Pacific Coast Producers, Chris and Sharon Steele, TS&L Seed Company, Liberty Land Management, Socialhouse Event Co, Bayer Crop Science, Cobram Estate, Hilleby International, Inc.,  Ledger Pro Bookkeeping,  Remy Moose and Manley LLC, UC Davis, Yolo Federal Credit Union, Duane Chamberlain, Neil and Rebecca Dougherty, Half Moon Fruit & Produce Co., Tom and Celeste Hanagan, Blake and Melissa Harlan, N&R Trailer Leasing, LLC, Supervisor Jim Provenza, David Scheuring, Schreiner Farms, and Tauzer Apiaries | Sola Bee Farms.

To purchase tickets go to yoloarts.org or directly to https://events.handbid.com/auctions/art-farm-gala-2022

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 juried silent auction art can be previewed before the event at yoloarts.org/art-farm-gala and The Barn Gallery through October 15.

The Barn Gallery is located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and select Saturdays through October 8.

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