Art of Gastronomy II

Art of Gastronomy II is a juried exhibition that presents the passion of food and drink, the mystique and culture surrounding it, the kitchens and environs where cuisine is prepared, served and consumed, the people involved in its preparation and presentation, and of the food and drink itself as seen through the eyes of artists who taste and appreciate each meal with gusto, and preserve memories of gastronomic adventures and experiences through their art. Art of Gastronomy serves to bring to light, the grueling planning, exacting elements and attention to detail that go into making fine bites and sips memorable.

The juried exhibition will consist of original artwork from 34 artists, created through mixed media, assemblage, encaustics, fiber arts, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal, photography, painting and drawing. 

Adding to the dimension of the exhibit will be a selection of writings from authors of poem, prose and song as they take flights of fancy on the nuances of the passion, mystique, culture, and beauty of food and drink.

Jurors: Franco Dunn, Vicky Kumpfer and Diana Jameson

Franco Dunn‘s career as a professional chef in Sonoma County started in 1983 with Jordan Winery where he was Executive Chef for five and a half years. He lived in Italy for two and a half years where he worked in fourteen different restaurants. Among these were two Michelin three star restaurants, a two star, and a one star, and many excellent trattorias. Franco has been making sausages for 30 years, and considers himself a sausage anthropologist.

Vicky Kumpfer loves good art, creative endeavors and interesting places and spaces. She has worked over 30 years in the arts here in Sonoma County and in Utah. Her experience ranges from executive director to weekend supervisor and includes the City of Santa Rosa’s Arts Coordinator, the Sonoma Arts Council Visual Arts Specialist, Petaluma Arts Center’s ED and most recently, Healdsburg Center for the Arts’ Gallery Manager. She is thrilled and honored to jury the Art of Gastronomy 2017 Exhibition. 

Diana Jameson has a deep passion for the arts, great food and wine. A nearly lifelong resident of Sonoma County, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Healdsburg Center for the Arts.

Exhibition Dates: March 18 – May 14, 2017.   

Literary Evening: Poetry, Prose and Song.  April 19, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30
Celebrating the passion, mystique, culture, and beauty of food and drink

Featuring: Ana Manwaring  Ann Carranza  Anne Fitzgerald  Barbra Hana-Austin  Bob Jones  Cynthia Helen Beecher  Dottie Vonderhaar  Guy Biederman  Hannah Maggiora  Harvey Brody  Jay Peck  Julia Vose  Kitty Morse  Lois Benson  Peg Thompson  Sashana Kane Proctor  Shonnie Brown  Sue Finan  Taylor Teegarden  Thea Evensen   

Rodney Strong wines and hors d’oeuvres, Book Sale table, Meet and Greet the Authors. Donations welcome!

April 22, 5:00 – 7:00 The Art of Wine Making – Talk and Wine Release
Winemaker Anthony Beckman will share his journey to winemaker. Along with his talk, he will be releasing two vintages.

Story Slam! Live Performance of Bay Area Storytellers on the topic of Food! Saturday, May 6, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Closing Tea: Sunday, May 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Check back for dates/times of other AOG II events.

AOGII Catalog

The catalog contains information about each piece in the exhibition.

The Artists

Jann Aanestad
Naomi Adams
Jerry Anderson
Sally Baker
Thomas Basile
Carol Berning
Kathy Birdsong
Rick Blundell
Marilyn Dizikes
Sara Drower
Jenny Lynn Hall
Linda Hillel
Lutz Hornischer
Victoria LaFrance
Mila Lamberson
Marie Massey
Bob Mathews
Sandra McCubbin
Jillian Nalty
Erinn Pavese
Gina Riner
Anna Noelle Rockwell
Beverly Rose
Donna Schaffer
Kate Schaffner
Marina Smelik
Marinka Solman
Monika Steele Barrack
Thalia Stratton
Colin Talcroft
Thor Thoreson
Laurie Wachter
Nanette Wylde







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