Tis the season for Patrick Ranch Museum’s 6th Annual Holiday Fundraiser. Friday, December 5th from 4pm – 8pm, there will be a fine arts reception in Pat’s Barn with music by Aaron Jacques and friends, wine tasting by Dog Creek Winery, and hors d’oeuvres, creating a wonderful festive mood to start your holiday season.
The show continues on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from 10am-5pm. You’ll meet many of the featured artists who love to discuss their work and have been working all year in their studios to create their unique and beautiful works of art. More than 30 individuals are participating in this event. You are all invited to view and purchase their paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, fabric art, jewelry, blown glass, metal art and more. As a fundraiser for Patrick Ranch Museum, the artists donate a percentage of all sales.
You will enjoy fabulous paintings by Sally Dimas, Carol Preble Miles, Amber Palmer, and paintings and photographs by the other talented artists participating in Patrick Ranch Museum’s Plein Air Program. Chris Cantello’s beautiful pottery and Mike Shaw’s amazing blown glass are all executed with wonderful craftsmanship. New designs in jewelry by Merlyn Newlin will dazzle you as will Sara Gordon’s porcelain pottery with her symbols of a country life. We also have unique and lovely sculptures and painted gourds by Claudia and Jeff Howell and Judy Johnson is returning with her spectacular quilts. Back by popular demand are Bernie Vigallon with his pay it forward bird houses in which all funds from sales are donated to a non-traditional scholarship fund for at risk teenagers.
We have some new artists joining us this year. Jewelry by Nancy Basting, Dave Richer with his iron works, and the Wood Turning Club will be exhibiting many of their fine sculptured pieces of wood. There will also be wonderful local foods such as walnuts, pomegranate marinades, jellies, jams, honey, butters, olive oils, and candles, to name a few, just in time for stocking stuffers or baskets. We are very fortunate to have Geoff Frickers, who will have his new photography book, “Sacrament: Homage to a River” for sale and signing in addition to exhibiting his photographs. Signing will take place on Sunday afternoon.
Glenwood Farm House is beautifully decorated for the Holidays and tours ( $6.00 tour fee) will be available during the event. The midway café, located in Pat’s Barn, will be serving delicious food and beverages. The gift shop in the entry barn will be open with unique stocking stuffers, ornaments, decorations, lotions, candles, educational toys, trinkets, fine arts, and some history of the ranch and the “times”.
This holiday event is a delightful and fun place to meet your friends, have a hearty lunch, get your holiday list filled, join in on the raffles, and experience a bit of history. So come on out to the Patrick Ranch Museum and get your holiday shopping done. There is no admission or parking fee to this event.