Northern California artist, Andre Hurst, is the guest juror of Art Farm 2019

Emeryville, Jan 10, 2019 (Issuewire.com) – In its 11th year, YoloArts Art and Agriculture Project continues to celebrate farms as art, and art created on farms. The Art Farm Exhibition features work cultivated on Yolo County farms during the February through October season of artist visits.

This years exhibition opens on Friday, Feb. 5, at Gallery 625 in Woodland and showcases 121 works of art by 84 local and regional artists in a collection of original art that includes oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings, mixed media, photography, ceramic sculpture, fused glass reflecting the beauty and bounty of Yolo County.

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Northern California artist, Andre Hurst, is the guest juror of Art Farm 2019. Kratter is a highly accomplished artist and instructor who has won numerous awards at Plein Air events across the country. He is co-chair of the California Art Club and has taught at San Francisco Art Institute.

I thoroughly enjoyed jurying this exhibit with its theme of nature and farmlands. Yolo County is so well represented by a great group of creative people, Hurst stated recently.

Some exhibition awards will be announced by Hurst at the opening reception and will include Cream of the Crop, for highest artistic merit, Farmers Pick, for originality of theme (co-selected by Tami Ochoa, Klein Farms of Woodland) and new this year, the Plein Air Award, for artwork painted on location or from a location sketch. Additionally, the Top Ten Honorable Mentions will be announced. The public will be able to vote for the Peoples Choice award at the reception and throughout the month of October at Gallery 625. This award will be announced at the Art Farm Gala on Nov 2.

The shows opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Awards will begin to be announced at 6:30 p.m.

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Hosted by YoloArts board members Debra Gonella and Beth Jackson, the reception will also feature desserts from Farmland Street Catering and local wines donated by Todd Montgomery, the YoloArts board member.

Two recipients of the Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant a program for Yolo County teachers seeking funding for projects fusing the arts and agriculture, healthy eating, and sustainability created to honour the art and agriculture education legacy of the late Dorothy Peterson of Davis will be announced during the evenings reception festivities.

In the upstairs gallery, the artwork of the winners of the Yolo County Farm Bureaus National Ag Week Art Contest will be on display. Yolo County students in grades K-6 competed for four prizes at each grade level. Students from all five Yolo County school districts participated.

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