Award Time in the Wine Country

Paired Up (oil, 16 x 20) by Randy Sexton

The Napa Valley Art Festival
unfolds August 21 in the scenic wine
country town of Yountville, CA. But the judges have already selected
the winner of the Jurors’ Choice Award, and the painters have also
selected the Artists Choice Award. Both top honors go to Randy Sexton,
a Northern California painter known for his love of various vehicles,
from shiny motorcycles to funky, old cars.

The juried show
features 30 other top artists, and many, such as Kim Lordier, Brent
Jensen, Clark Mitchell, and Keith Wicks, have appeared in the pages of
Southwest Art magazine. This year’s jurors are Jean Stern, executive
director of California’s Irvine Museum and painters Kevin Macpherson
and Kathryn Stats. For art lovers and collectors visiting the area,
it’s a great opportunity to view fine art accompanied by fine wine from
nearby vineyards. –Bonnie Gangelhoff  

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