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The 48th annual Apple Blossom Festival Art Show, an exhibition by members of the Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS), will open with a reception on Friday, April 15 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street. Admission to the reception is free, and wine and appetizers will be served. The exhibition continues on Saturday, April 16, from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday, April 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Entrance to the art show is included in the Apple Blossom Festival admission.
The Apple Blossom Festival Art Show has been a decades long tradition in Sebastopol. With more than 100 original paintings, drawings and photographs ranging from rural landscapes to experimental abstracts, there is something for every visitor and family to enjoy. Nearly all the artworks are for sale, including a selection of small works at very affordable prices.
This year the art show will be displayed for the first time in the auditorium space at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, with gallery lighting and expanded exhibit space. Jean Warren, an accomplished professional watercolorist from Bodega Bay, will judge the exhibition.
AWS is currently seeking new members; information about this active local art organization will be available at the show.
Be sure to stop by the art show while you’re at the Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol this year. You will like what you see!
For more information about AWS, visit www.facebook.com/AWSArtWorkshop or http://www.awsomeart.org. For more information about the Apple Blossom Festival, visit the official website at http://www.appleblossomfest.com
Local Oakmont artists Kathy Byrne, Gary Caldwell, Anna Friesen, Lynn Schwartz and Glenna Yee all have works juried into this show. Visit the Gallery before the exhibition closes to see this excellent show.
Some of Glenna's fused glass hors d'oeuvres, ready to eat, and Lyn Schwartz's "Gentlemen's Domain".
Kathy Byrne sold this one, titled La Foglia.
Linda is an art history instructor for SSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Instutitue (OLLI). She is teaching a series of classes every Thursday afternoon at 3 pm. at the East Recreation Center, on Modern Art. There will be six lectures, beginning on Thursday October 1 and continuing through until November 5.
She has 60 students attending the class, and will have a trip to the Leissring Gallery.
Charles Gresalfi's Pastel Class