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By Diane Sieker

Spring Art Show at Emerald Creek Winery shows variety of talented artists


Last updated 4/30/2018 at 7:10am

Diane Sieker

Trish Clark's wind chimes add a festive flavor as guests enter the room at the Ribbonwood Art Guild's Spring Art Show at the Emerald Creek Winery Saturday and Sunday, April 21, and 22.

Spectacular views of greening vineyards, fine wines and hilly vistas greeted art aficionados attending the Spring Art Show at Emerald Creek Winery in Warner Springs, April 22 and 22. The show was presented by Anza's Ribbonwood Art Guild. 

Various art pieces were raffled, and the proceeds donated to Manzanita Ranch in Anza. The ranch uses equine therapy to assist veterans, first responders and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and those with physical disabilities, at-risk youth and patients and survivors of cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

Featured artist Linda Todd-Limon of Julian displayed examples of her photographic images for the enjoyment of wine and art fans. She is known to capture a wide variety of subjects, from colorful flowers, wild animals and trees, to landscapes and more. She kindly answered questions regarding her work and explained some of the circumstances behind many of her works.

The guild spotlighted member Rosie Grindle, past president of the group and well-known for her paintings of horses and western themes.

Emerald Creek Winery, located just past the county line into San Diego County on Highway 79 South, is an up and coming hot spot for excellent wines, entertainment and food. Run by Kathleen Veasey and Joe Cici, the winery is known for hosting arts and music from local talent. The hosts greeted visitors with warm welcomes and an impressive knowledge of wines, grapes and winemaking. 

Photographer and watercolor artist Rex Harrison was on hand, chatting up his works and explaining the stories behind many of his colorful images.

Tish Clark of "A Niche In Thyme Studio" had a display featuring wind chimes crafted from vintage glass, trinkets, crystals, keys, china and other interesting and unique objects. She also included a fine collection of jewelry, made with semi-precious stones.

Guild members Donna and Carl Gage showed off their wide range of pieces rendered in a variety of mediums, including watercolor and acrylic paints, charcoal, pen and ink and photographic captures. The works were interesting and imaginative, offering a wide assortment of subjects.

Irene Corey presented her original oil paintings, revealing a realistic style that brought each subject to life. One painting of a pair of deep red cherries dominated her display, stunning in the use of shadow and light to create an unforgettable image.

Phoenix Featherock played smooth jazz for the event. The one-man band performed a huge repertoire for the occasion.

Diane Sieker

Spotlighted artist Rosie Grindle's works focus on horses and western themes at the Ribbonwood Art Guild's Spring Art Show at the Emerald Creek Winery Saturday and Sunday, April 21, and 22.

Artist Susan Gonzalez had a large display of her leather creations, complete with unique purses fringed in suede and fur, cowhide bags, bright beads displayed on redshank roots and even a remarkable pair of leather chaps embellished with fur. Her work is well-known for her creativity and a one-of-a-kind nature.

Susan Eyer-Anderson presented prints of her growing collection of western art, featuring horses, mules, cowboys and southwestern landscapes. She could be seen adding touches to her work in progress, a painting in oils of three horses looking out over a fence. Her realistic renditions are not to be forgotten easily nor is her use of color, light and shadow.

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Diane Sieker can be reached by email at [email protected]


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