Plans for the 6th Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival are well underway. This Festival, which provides funding for our murals and utility box mini-murals, will be held again this year at the Begent Ranch family artist compound at 18528 Highland Valley Road from 11:00 to 5:00 on November 3, 2018.
Early-bird discounted tickets are available now until October 1st at http://ramonaartandwinefest.net
The scenic Begent Ranch, a venue provided by Molly Jaeger-Begent and David Begent, hosts the Festival. While listening to live music, attendees can browse and purchase fine art created by approximately 40 local artists in acrylic, oil, sculptures, glass, mixed media, jewelry, oil, and watercolor media. Wine tasting will be offered from award-winning wineries in the up and coming Ramona wine region. A food pavilion will offer multiple small plates, starters, lunch entrées, and desserts in a joint presentation by local chefs. Highlighting the event is a live auction of six wine barrels uniquely designed and painted by local artists for display at home or business—always a key attraction at the festival.
New this year is a Commemorative Ramona Art and Wine Poster signed and numbered by a selected artist, which attendees can purchase at the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project booth. The original artwork for the poster will be auctioned at the Festival.
Display of Hand-Painted Wine Barrels
Leading up to the Festival will be a “Parade of Barrels” when local Business Hosts will exhibit them for public viewing in Ramona and Poway. Businesses sponsoring and hosting barrels this year are: Walter Andersen Nursery (Poway), artist Haley Poole; Ramona Boll Weevil Restaurant, artist Lynette Bredow; Ramona Julian Academy of Dance, artist Marsha Cook; and San Vicente Resort, artist Linda Kelly.
Chiara Creations Art and A Vintage Industry are co-sponsoring a barrel to be displayed at Ramona Family Naturals; and Chris Anderson REALTOR® is sponsoring a barrel to be displayed at Reds Whites and Brews on Main St.
Artists’ Reception October 26
The Ramona Art Guild will sponsor an “Artists Wine and Cheese Reception” open to the public at no charge on Friday, October 26, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at 2Create Gallery, 438 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065. Guests will meet the artists showing their work at the Festival and also preview the six hand-painted barrels and original commemorative poster to be auctioned at the Festival. Signed and numbered copies of the poster will be available for sale.
Artists to date who will be displaying their art include: Lynette Bredow, Jane Brown, Casey Buongaurio, Marsha Cook, Lyn Feudner, Anne Garcia, Cappie Geis, Tom Grubbe, Janene Hanson, Judy Ipema, Linda Kelly, Johnathan Martinez, Tina Millsap, Helen Munroe, Kathy Oxford, Shannon Robinson, Lori Sutherland, Kathi Vargo, Beryl Warnes, and Nancy Wiley.
Wineries to date who will be providing wine tasting include: Correcaminos Vineyard, Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery, Hellanback Ranch & Vineyard, La Finquita Winery & Vineyard, Mahogany Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Milagro Winery, Old Julian Vineyards, Pamo Valley Winery, Principe di Tricase Winery, Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery, and Schwaesdall Winery.
Attendees can purchase a variety of products at the following vendors (to date): Affordable Treasures; All Time Art; Joyce T Strand Author; Succulent Arrangements; Wright Trammel Transportation; and Wine Things Total.
Presenters and Sponsors
The Ramona Art and Wine Festival is presented by the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, Inc. http://ramonamurals.com; the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association www.ramonavalleyvineyards.org; and the Ramona Art Guild www.RamonaArtGuild.org.
Sponsors to date include:
- Champagne Sponsors: Begent Ranch; Ramona Valley Vineyard Association.
- Chardonnay Sponsor: Sky Valley Network.
- Grenache Rosé Sponsors: Bank of Southern California, N.A.; C&C Sales and Marketing-Glass Tech, Christine Wingar; Joyce T Strand, Author.
- White Zinfandel Sponsors: Lafitte Cork & Capsule, Napa, CA; Ramona Art Guild; Ramona Disposal; Ramona Gold Olive Oil.
The proceeds from the Festival will benefit the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, with the mission to celebrate Ramona’s cultural heritage through an outdoor visual arts program that today includes hand-painted wall murals and mini-murals on utility boxes.
For additional information about the Festival see: http://ramonaartandwinefest.net
Or call: (760) 315-1579.