Thursday, March 24, 2011

Health Fair Huge success

Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital is hosting their annual Spring Health Fair today with radio 93.5 KKBN.

Coming in this morning I couldn't believe my eyes! The parking lots were full with overflow lots near so. I would say this years Health Fair was quite the success.  The earlybirds were here for the blood tests. That required fasting 24 hours so the earlier they were here the sooner they could have breakfast!  Kudos to Mark Twain for another successful event.  Till next year!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Master Gardener Larry here in the Museum!

Ironstone's very own Master Gardener has joined us here in the Museum today to show off all his photos of Ironstone's gardens in spring, summer, fall and yes, a few under snow. Larry has taken great photos of the gardens over the last several years providing a wonderful overview of how Ironstone Gardens have grown and developed under his loving care.  Come meet the man responsible for all the beauty here at Ironstone....

No Snow! Daffodils and Garden Club Show is ON NOW!

Best of Show!

YES! That is our Livia! Congratulations Livia!

Mirian won the first place for her topiary entry...

And, another award for her adorable vegetable garden entry!

This exhibit is a must see!  The arrangements are exciting, individual and so creative!  This is a very talented group of ladies! The exhibit will be here Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine!

Come in to purchase your raffle ticket to win this stunning quilt! Full of daffodils and soft colors. You don't need to be present to win either!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Show in the Snow?!

Will it snow tomorrow for the show? We will see! We will also all be here! Will you? click for more photos...

And the Show Will Go On!

Despite the threat of wind rain and possibly snow, the Calaveras County Garden Club is here today in full force getting ready for their "March Melody", A Flower Show, that is on display this Saturday and Sunday along with the Northern California Daffodil Society Show & Competition.  Competition is always tough but full of fun, friendships and creativity to boot.  These gals are having way too much fun out there! 

Ironstone's Master Gardner, Larry in the background with the ball cap. Larry has provided all the daffodils for the Garden Club's arrangements.
Nice Job Larry!

 Here are just a couple of buckets on their way to artistic & creative arrangements.

This beauty is on display in the Museum.

Here is Ironstone's Paul consulting with one of the competitors! 

Good luck Olivia!  Olivia has the her entry done, "Tapestry". First one ready for judging!  Go Girl!  Olivia is also one of Ironstone's favorite Volunteers, with us for ever!

Wow!  Look at these beautiful arrangements coming to life, can't wait to see the finished products in the morning!  Come by and see for yourself!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Irish Days, Art, Daffodils & More!

Susan King will be here Sat./Sun. to sign posters for you!  Joining her this weekend is Linda Clark, better known as Hard Luck Lin here to sign her book, The Small Window. ALSO joining us is the Northern California Daffodil Society for their Spring Daffodil Show & Competition with over 1000 variatals of daffodils on display.  The Mother Lode Garden Club is hosting their flower arrangement competition as well just outside the Heritage Museum!  Such an exciting weekend as downtown Murphys shuts off the main street for the annual Irish Days Parade and Street Faire... Join us!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Presenting Artist Susan King's Winning 2011 Poster!

Yes, Artist Susan King does it again! 
With bright, colorful, joyful imagry she delights us with this years winning Theme Division painting, "Presenting Spring".  Celebrating the 2010 Release of Ironstone's celebrated Obsession wine made from the Symphony grape, this year's poster is Series 14.  Available at Ironstone's Tasting Room or Heritage Museum for only $10.00.  Supply limited.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thank you Judges!

Ironstone Vineyards wishes to thank Exec. Vice Pres., Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Melissa Marshal and Drawing Instructor, Academy of Art University, SF Craig Marshall for their valued assistance in selecting this years Open Division Winners.  With 101 paintings of all media and subject matter, it was no easy task. The selection process took a great deal of time to afford careful thought, review and collaboration between the two.  I can attest from past exhibits, this isn't always easy and can take much of an afternoon.

All in all, the choices were well received. Both Melissa and Craig made themselves available at the reception for all attending artists to grill for information and observations on their works and styles.  I have always appreciated access to judges for input on my works as a learning and growing opportunity.

Again, thank you Melissa & Craig for a wonderful job...

And the Winners ARE...

OK,  I am way behind here!  Saturday & Sunday were a rush followed by a Monday Tuesday Flu day... couldn't see straight enough to get here!  But now the results of Ironstone's 14th Annual Spring Obsession Art show & Competition!

Judges Merit Awards were issued to
James Gray for his painting, "Path to Angels"

and Lorraine Lawson for her painting "Joyful Spirit".

Open Division Winners are!

3rd place, "Juicy" by Carol Goff

2nd place, "Bowl & Lemons" by Debbie Gualco

1st place,  "The Lookout" by Lynn Slade

Family Merit Awards went to:
"Golden Trumpet" by Judith Morgan

"Spring at the Lake" by Kathy Carney

and "Ready to Work" by Anne Orlando

OK, check the next post for the Theme Division Winner!  I am still waiting for the final digital image, but stay tuned! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Getting Ready for Saturday!

 Daffodils looking good!
These are one of the bouquets in the Music Room ready for the Artist Reception starting at 4:00 Saturday!

Chef James Culinary Center ready to go for Saturday's FREE Cooking Demonstrations!

 The Potters Wheel is set to spin for Bill & June Vaughn Pottery demos both Saturday and Sunday..

And here come the Artists!  Ready to strut their stuff just for you!  Here in the Heritage Room all day Saturday and until 3:00 Sunday.  Come say hello and let them know how much we all appreciate great art!

And Yes, Chef James, we can't wait to see what you are cooking up for your Free Cooking Demos on Saturday!  Yummm Yummm!!!!!    It's Ironstone's 14th Annual Spring Obsession!  Art Exhibit, Art Seminars, Art in Action, Cooking Demos and Garden Tours this weekend!  Great Get Away to Murphys!

2011 Accepted Spring Obsession Artists

Ironstone Vineyard's 14th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show Participating Artists

Linda Akers, Citrus Heights CA
Janet Alcalde, Murphys CA
James English Babcock, Lincoln CA
Chris Barnhart, Lodi CA
Susan Bolen, San Andreas CA
Lori Borchers, Vacaville CA
Patti Borden,  Sonora CA
Judie Cain, Murphys CA
Sandra Campbell, Pine Grove CA
Geoffrey Campen, San Francisco CA
Kathy Carney, Santa Rosa CA
Susan Cawthon, Citrus Heights CA
Vickie Chew,  Angels Camp CA
Carol Clark,  Valley Springs CA
Vienna Colodzin, Murphys CA
Carol David, Modesto CA
Geneva Davis,  Sonora CA
Donna DuFresne,  Sonora CA
Melinda Englebrecht,  Copperopolis CA
Dee Fay,  Rohnert Park CA
Robert Feigen, Sonora CA
Elizabeth Fife, Valley Springs CA
Deanna "Alex" Furtney,  Copperopolis CA
Gallardo Gregory, Santa Ana CA
Katherine Gallardo,  Santa Ana CA
Sharon Galligan,  Jackson CA
Barbara Gill,  Modesto CA
Terry Godinez,  Turlock CA
Carol Goff,  Murphys CA
James Gray,  Jamestown CA
Chuck Grennell,  Arnold CA
Denise Griffin,  Sonora CA
Debbie Gualco,  Sacramento CA
Gemma Gylling,  Valley Springs CA
William Hamblin,  Modesto CA
George Hargrave,  Fair Oaks CA
Denise Hartley,  Oakdale CA
Dee Helzer,  Standard CA
Judith Hull,  Lincoln CA
Jorune Jonikas, Citrus Heights CA
Susan King,  Murphys CA
Maryanna Kingman,  Coulterville CA
Tracy Knopf,  Twain Harte CA
Lorraine Lawson,  Campbell CA
Judy Lewloose,  Folsom CA
Barbara Little,  Rancho Cordova CA
Shona Macomber,  Jamestown CA
Ann Nancy Macomber,  Arnold CA
Carolyn Macpherson,  Murphys CA
Judith Morgan,  Valley Springs CA
Ruth Morrow,  Arnold CA
Gwenlyn Norton,  OakView CA
Karen O'Neill,  Angels Camp CA
Anne Orlando,  Farmington CA
David Pollock,  Somerset CA
Pam Purselle, Murphys CA
Terry Richardson, Murphys CA
Carol Ross, Carmichael CA.
Sally Ruddy,  Waterford CA.
Mary Salegui, Murphys CA
Linda Salmon, Oakdale CA
Helen Scofield, Vallecito CA
Saul Serna, Stockton CA
Claudia Silva-Doo, Turlock CA
Lynn Slade, Pioneer CA
Henrietta Sparkman, Modesto CA
Fritz Suter, Van Nuys CA
Popi Tyler, Santa Rosa CA
Martha Wallace, Avery CA
Henry White, Petaluma CA
Christina Wilkinson, Groveland CA
Esther Williams, Laguna Niguel CA
Courtney Wise, Stockton CA
Barbara Young, Sonora CA
Anne Zils, Twisted Sisters, Twain Harte CA