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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Yountville

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Yountville

There was something different in the air today.  Without a trace of smoke, I was beckoned to take a walk  in the beautiful town of Yountville.  The crisp fall air was just perfect for taking in deep treasured breaths...breaths that were avoided after a 10 day cloud of smoke held the Napa Valley and surrounding areas captive.  This morning I could smell wine in the air and this afternoon...I just couldn't help but to indulge in a piece of incredible chocolate from Kollar Chocolates and step outside our gallery (which I rarely do) and explore the beauty of Yountville.  I must admit that days like...

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Gail Chandler painting live at Gallery 1870 - Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd

Gail Chandler painting live at Gallery 1870 - Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd

Contemporary Realism artist Gail Chandler will be painting live at Gallery 1870 inside the V Marketplace in Yountville on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 27th. Napa Valley Painter Gail Chandler is a self-taught artist who launched directly into a successful art career in 2003. In Chandler’s oils she attempts to trigger a memory, a giggle and maybe even bring out the mischievously naughty side of all of us. Chandler finds the humor in life and translates it remarkably well through her paintings. Chandler’s work matches her quirky side. One could argue that her missed calling in life could have...

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Artist Tom Swearingen's Roses of Resilience - For the Bay Fire Relief Fund

Artist Tom Swearingen's Roses of Resilience - For the Bay Fire Relief Fund

Beloved Gallery 1870 artist Tom Swearingen considers himself among the lucky.  His home and family are safe after the devastation of the Northern California Fires, but his heart is hurting for the many who have lost so much.  He explained that "donating art is the least I can do."  Tom Swearingen has launched the Santa Rosa - Roses of Resilience campaign to raise as much money as he can for the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. A message from Tom Swearingen: "Life has changed for most of Sonoma County (other places as well, but this is where I live).  I am painting to help...

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Textures of Life Artist Jennifer Vranes painting live at Gallery 1870 - Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th

Textures of Life Artist Jennifer Vranes painting live at Gallery 1870 - Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th

Renowned "Textures of Life" artist Jennifer Vranes will be painting live at Gallery 1870 on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 - 5:00 PM.  Come see a collection of new works by Jennifer Vranes and see how the artist creates sculptures on canvas. Jennifer Vranes paintings overtake the senses of the viewer.  Her three dimensional sculpted art pieces allow the viewer to feel the rough groves of the bark, to hear the fallen leaves crunching under their feet and to smell the crisp fall air that an Aspen forest provides. About the Artist: Jennifer Vranes Textures of life...

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Gallery 1870 Original Spotlight - Sunlit Sanctuary

Gallery 1870 Original Spotlight - Sunlit Sanctuary

Gallery 1870 OriginalSunlit Sanctuary  60 x 30" heavily textured acrylic on canvasby Jennifer Vranes Jennifer Vranes paintings overtake the senses of the viewer...Her three dimensional sculpted art pieces allow the viewer to feel the rough groves of the bark, to hear the fallen leaves crunching under their feet and to smell the crisp fall air that an Aspen forest provides. Sunlit Sanctuary is a 60x30" ultra textural original acrylic on canvas by renowned Textures of Life artist - Jennifer Vranes. Jennifer Vranes will be painting live at Gallery 1870 on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 - 5:00 PM. ...

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