Arty weekend: Painting at Dorland & Wine Country Opening

Last weekend (March 3-4) was the Spring Open House at the Dorland Arts Colony in Temecula, California. I was there painting along with two artist's group I belong to: the Plein Air (open-air) Artists of Riverside (PAAR) and the Printmaker's Network (PNET). There was live music, art for sale, artist's in action, art colony residents (Leslie Sterne, author), an auction and a raffle; plenty of arty goodness for all. Afterwards I invited PAAR members to attend the grand opening of a new art gallery in Temecula's wine region where I was exhibiting two paintings from my new series, Journey Into Intimacy. It was the final night of the opening so we happily helped polish off the last of the cream puffs, Van Roekel Merlot, cheesecake and brownies as we watched a gorgeous California sun setting over the vineyards. Arty links are at bottom of post.

Helpful Links Dorland Art Colony, Temecula, California: Wine Country Art Gallery: Plein Air Artists of Riverside: Printmakers Network: Gary Rainsbarger, PAAR President - Art: Susan De'Armond, PAAR Treasurer - Art: Elin Pendleton - Art: Kathryn V. Crabbe - Art: