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May 23-25, 2014


ARTSFEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Welcome 3 Sponsors 5 Historic Timeline 6-7 Festival Poster Artist


Information 9 Quang Ho 10 Curate Your Own Experience


Signature Exhibition


Festival at a Glance


Main Event at a Glance


Fun for Families & Adults


Wet Painting Sale & Auction


Outdoor Fine Art Show


Studios on the Park


The PASO ARTSFEST is deeply indebted to the following photographers, whose photos appear in this program: Brittany App, Syl Arena, Curt Bentzinger, Gail Gresham, and Allyson Magda. Their generosity and talent know no bounds! 2 PASO ARTSFEST 2014

WELCOME On behalf of all of us at Studios on the Park, welcome to the 6th year of the Central Coast’s finest arts festival. Since 2009, the PASO ARTSFEST has been at the heart of our nonprofit’s efforts to educate and inspire through the arts, provide quality arts education and share the creative process with the public. Paso Robles is an extraordinary community, renowned for its award-winning wines, inventive cuisine,, laidback atmosphere, agricultural heritage and now, thanks to the ARTSFEST and the year-round work of Studios on the Park, an up-and-coming arts scene. Every year the ARTSFEST attracts new top-flight talent. Acclaimed Colorado painter Quang Ho will headline the State of the Art dinner with an illustrated keynote ”Art and the Big Picture” and judge the Wet Painting Sale & Auction, which boasts the nation’s finest painters from California, New York and across the country! We are also excited to showcase more than 60 artists who exhibit and sell their exemplary work in the Outdoor Fine Art Show & Sale. The ARTSFEST has always been committed to arts education and interactive activities are central to the program. You’ll find an exciting array of hands-on offerings in the Kids Art Smart Zone and our brand-new Playspace for the young and young at heart! We also hope you find time to experience the signature Dragon Knights Stiltwalkers, the expanded Bar & Lounge with Paso Robles’ finest wines by the glass, and the enhanced Pine Street entertainment area featuring live music, the crowd favorite Sand Masters and so much more! We hope you all enjoy ARTSFEST and continue to support the arts in Paso Robles! A special thank you goes out to the Paso Robles Press for their generous support of this event and the gorgeous new program format. Barbara Partridge Festival Chair, PASO ARTSFEST Board President, Studios on the Park PASO ARTSFEST 2014 3


ARTSFEST ARTSFEST Sponsors help ensure your enjoyment and the success of the annual ARTSFEST. We are proud of the relationships that have developed over the years with these companies, individuals and organizations. We want you, the patrons, to know how much we value their continued support.

SPECIAL THANKS A big thank you to the artists and performers who make the ARTSFEST such a unique experience, and to the enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers who give their time and talent so generously. Thanks to the Studios on the Park Board of Directors and the ARTSFEST committee for their wisdom, drive and encouragement. And most importantly, thank you for joining us in celebrating that which gives our lives joy: art, art, and more art!







CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS Alison & John Denlinger - All About Events - Anglim Winery - Barbara & John Partridge - Bill Gaines Audio - Carol & Bruce Conway - Cypher Winery - DD & Mike Patrick - Debbie & Scott Greaves - Debi Saunders Dee Lacey - Donna & Robert Berg - Ellis Warner - Farm Supply - Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - Foundation for the Performing Arts Center - Fred Bruen - Halter Ranch Vineyard - Jim Peterson & Carol Tucker JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery - Koene Graves - Las Tablas Creek Ranch - L’Aventure Winery - Le Vigne Winery - Lee Adinolfi - Linda & George Kardashian - Liz & Newlin Hastings - Lone Madrone Wines Marge Ernst - Martin Resorts - Nancy & Doug Beckett - On The Wall Advertising - Opolo Vineyards - Park Cinemas - Paso Robles Art Association Photography Guild - Paso Robles Downtown Main Street Association - Paso Robles Rotary - Paso Robles Vacation Rentals - Paso Robles Waste Disposal, Inc. - Pat Stevens - RE/MAX Parkside Real Estate - Sarah & Aron Kardashian - Tablas Creek Vineyard Vina Robles Winery - Wayside Liquor - Windward Vineyard


1889 Paso Robles becomes a City 1890 Opera House and Bell Theater were built. City has 820 residents 1901 First established Free Reading Room & Library in the clock tower building

1931 First Meeting of Pioneer Day Committee 1934 First County Fair held; moved to present location in 1946

1940 Paul Reinke Hudson Packard business opens at 1130 Pine Street, now home to Studios on the Park.

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CELEBRATE THE ARTS & the 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF PASO ROBLES! 2014 marks Paso Robles’ 125th anniversary. Arts and culture have long been a part of the fabric of Paso Robles, with many cultural events 1913 Ignace Jan Paderewski’s first visit to Paso Robles 1915 Paderewski purchases land in Paso Robles; makes regular visits here until 1940 6 PASO ARTSFEST 2014

throughout our history. Here are some of the artistic, cultural and historical highlights from our 125 years.

1941 World-famous El Paso De Robles Hotel burns down, and reopens as the Paso Robles Inn in 1942.

1966 Ronald Reagan rides in the Pioneer Day Parade before he became President 1970 Population reaches 7,200 1975 Paso Robles Art Association formed 1993 Paderewski Festival established

2009 Studios on the Park 501(c)(3) nonprofit art center opens 2009 Paso Robles Festival of the Arts established (now Paso ARTSFEST) 2011 Kids Art Smart program established at Studios on the Park

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1983 Buck Owens is first nationally known act to play the Mid-State Fair

1983 Paso Robles Wine Festival est. 1985 Mozart Festival (now Festival Mozaic) holds first Paso Robles concert 1990 Cattlemen’s Western Art Show est. 1999 Open Studios Tours established

2001 Paso Robles receives Governor’s Main St. Award for excellence. 2002 Friday Night Concerts in the Park series established. 2005 City establishes its first public art policy 2014 Paso Robles celebrates its 125th anniversary and 6th annual arts festival on Memorial Day weekend PASO ARTSFEST 2014 7

DREW DAVIS 2014 Commemorative Poster Artist A Fresh Jolt of Energy By Hayley Thomas


rew Davis’ renditions of local landscapes, jazz bands - and event still life - are anything but still: His artwork dances with vivid color, rich texture and a fervent energy that is uniquely human. Since the ARTSFEST shares many of these qualities, Drew’s work was a natural choice for the inaugural ARTSFEST commemorative poster. The 28-year-old San Luis Obispo resident began creating art at a tender age. Encouraged by his artistic parents, Davis said he enjoyed drawing, paintings and piano lessons during his homeschool years. At just 17, Davis officially launched his fine art career. By his teens, the painter was already showing and selling in downtown San Luis Obispo art galleries. “I first started out using colored pencil and more fine detail, and then when I started to paint, my style got really loose and a lot more expressionistic,” Davis said. “I’ve always liked bright colors 8 PASO ARTSFEST 2014

and I just found painting to be very fun, so I pursued that. I used acrylics for about five or six years, then discovered oil paints. “There is nothing quite like oil.” An artist-in-residence at Studios on the Park, Davis splits his time between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Fans of Davis can look forward to seeing his artwork on display in the Wet Painting Sale and Outdoor Fine Art Show Sale.

“I’m honored to have my painting chosen to represent PASO ARTSFEST 2014. This 24x30 oil on canvas piece is based on a collage of various scenes from the festival over the past several years. It is my hope that I have captured the essence and spirit of PASO ARTSFEST and that you will enjoy this piece as much as your time at the festival.”



Celebrating the arts every Memorial Day Weekend in the Paso Robles City Park, this year the FREE Main Event of the PASO ARTSFEST takes place Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. The day features an Outdoor Fine Art Show & Sale, a Wet Painting Sale & Auction, hands-on interactive art experiences all over the park, exciting musical guests, dance performances and a full day’s worth of entertaining and artistic surprises. For more information on the entire week’s worth of activities, including art workshops, dinners and wine tours, go to

Studios on the Park has a no refund or exchange policy on all tickets purchased. ATM LOCATIONS AND CREDIT CARDS ATM terminals are located beside the Cashier booth adjacent to the Carnegie Library. All art purchases should be paid for at the Cashier booth, which accepts Visa and MasterCard.


While the Main Event is free, tickets are required for other ARTSFEST special events, including the Hearst Castle Tour, State of the Art Dinner and Keynote Address, as well as the Fermented Arts – Behind the Scenes with the Winemakers Tour.

A variety of food booths are located to the north of the Kids Art Smart Zone. Each food booth donates a portion of its proceeds to ensure the ARTSFEST remains free and for all! Alcoholic beverages are sold within the eastern section of the park. A valid Driver’s License is required to purchase beverages. Beverages include local wines and beers. Regulations require that alcoholic beverages purchased at the event remain on-site. ARTSFEST security will request disposal of beverages prior to exiting the grounds.

Book your tickets online at


TICKETS By Phone – 805.238.9800 In Person – at Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street (open Thursdays, 12 - 6 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 12 - 9 pm Sunday, 12 - 6 pm)

Please visit the Information booth located near the fountain for any lost items. Lost children will also be escorted to the Information booth.

MERCHANDISE Visit the ARTSFEST merchandise canopies for signature ARTSFEST merchandise including aprons, bags, sunglasses, and even water bottles!

PARKING Free and convenient parking is available throughout downtown Paso Robles. However, attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transportation if possible. Thanks to IQMS, free bicycle parking is available in the grass area adjacent to the horseshoe courts.

RESTROOMS Restrooms are located at the south section of the park. Please see ARTSFEST map.

WEATHER The Main Event takes place outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather!

MAIN EVENT RULES For the safety and enjoyment of all ARTSFEST attendees, please observe the following rules at the Main Event: Smoking is not permitted inside the City Park. Bicycles cannot be ridden or walked within the site – please use the free valet parking. Riding skateboards or using roller blades or roller shoes on-site is prohibited. No pets. No photos or video of artwork without the artist’s permission. PASO ARTSFEST 2014 9


Photo By: David Owens


Quang Ho was born in Hue, Vietnam. He immigrated to the United States in 1975 and is now a U.S. Citizen. His artistic interest began at the early age of three and continued through his schooling and led him to an exciting and successful painting career. In 1980, at age 16, Quang held his first one-man show at Tomorrow’s Masters Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The exhibit was a smashing success. In 1982, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship. Quang Ho graduated from the CIA in 1985 with the Best Portfolio Award for his graduating class. In 1982, Quang’s mother was killed in a tragic auto accident, leaving him with the responsibility of raising four younger brothers and a six-year-old sister. After graduating from art school, Quang launched a very successful career as a freelance illustrator from 1985 through 1991. His clients included Adolph Coors Company, Upjohn, Safeway, the Colorado Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony. From his first professional solo show with Saks Gallery in Denver in 1990, Quang has gone on to have tremendously successful solo shows in Taos, San Francisco, Houston, Vail, and London. His work is widely collected nationally and internationally. He is also a much sought- after teacher and speaker. Quang was recently featured as one of the 40 most prominent people in the Western art world in the past 40 years by South West Art Magazine in the May 2011 issue. Quang’s illustration works have been featured in the Illustrators Annual and exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration; and the Communication Arts Illustrations Annual during those years. Working mostly in oils and occasionally watercolor and pastels, Quang’s subject matter ranges from still-life, landscapes, interiors, and figurative works, to purely non-objective compositions. Paso ARTSFEST is proud to welcome Quang Ho as our Keynote speaker & Signature Exhibition Judge.

Colleen Howe Bleinberger

Kim Casebeer

Kevin Courter

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Carolyn Hesse-Low

Timothy Horn

W. Truman Hosner

Paul Kratter

Ann Larsen

Ruo Li

Sergio Lopez

Carolyn Lord

Kim Lordier

Terry Miura

Robin Purcell

Glenn Renell

Kate Starling

Bryan Mark Taylor

Elizabeth Tolley


Jeff Bellerose PASO ARTSFEST 2014


ARTSFEST Hearst Castle Art Tour - $75


State of the Art Dinner & Keynote Experience - $75

Friday, May 23, 2014 10 am - 2 pm Tours depart from Hearst Castle Visitors Center 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon

Friday, May 23, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Park Ballroom, 1232 Park Street & Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street

La Cuesta Encantada wasn’t just William Randolph Hearst’s beloved hilltop retreat, it was also a living museum that showcased his superb European and Mediterranean art collection. The Hearst Castle art collection can be seen throughout the castle’s breathtaking interiors and gorgeous grounds. Take this exclusive tour and experience this unique museum collection, and its inspiring past, firsthand. Lunch will be served on the terraces of La Casa del Mar, the largest of the three guest cottages on the estate, offering an unsurpassed vista of the Pacific. Special thanks to Friends of Hearst Castle. Limited space available, advance reservations required.

Join fellow art enthusiasts for this one-ofa-kind evening celebrating the tremendous growth of art in the Paso Robles community and all that it does to cultivate our passion for the quality of life that has drawn us to this destination. This classic wine country dinner offers the chance to support Studios on the Park in their efforts to make the creative process accessible to all. The epitome of the evening will be reached when Quang Ho, one of the most talented expressive painters of our time, takes the stage to deliver his illustrated keynote, “Art and the Big Picture.” Finally, the afterparty brings the celebration over to Studios for dessert wines, sweet treats, live music, and prizes!

Curate Your Own Experience Main Event - FREE

ARTSFEST Afterparty - $10

Saturday, May 24, 2014 10 am - 4 pm Downtown City Park

Saturday, May 24: 7:30 - 10 pm (Preparty: 5:30 - 7 pm) D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars 710 Pine Street

Locals and visitors rave about the quality and energy of this free event, from the art and entertainment, to the interactive activities, to the amazing, top-notch wine offerings. This year the event features an Outdoor Fine Art Show & Sale, a Wet Painting Sale & Auction, hands-on interactive art experiences for all ages, and exciting musical guests and dance performances. The iconic stiltwalkers and Sand Masters will both return, along with a full day’s worth of entertaining and artistic surprises.

Main Event VIP Wine Tasting Pass - $20 Saturday, May 24, 2014 Noon - 4 pm Downtown City Park

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for a funk-fueled afterparty! Burning James & the Funky Flames are known as the premiere funk ‘n’ soul powered combo on the Central Coast. They perform old school funk, soul and blues and deep down they just love James Brown. D’Anbino Cellars’ music-inspired venue reflects their history in the music business and their pure love of rock and roll, soul, funk and blues. Throw in great wine, food and some artistic types; shake and serve. $10 cover charge, food and wine additional.

Fermented Arts Wine Tour Behind the Scenes with Paso Winemakers - $125 Sunday, May 25, 2014 11 am - 3 pm Pick up and drop off at Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street. The pioneers of the Paso Robles wine region are following Van Gogh’s example of pioneering new traditions by breaking all the rules. See how a barrel can be a canvas when three maverick winemakers of Paso’s west side explain the art of making their wines. The excursion includes three private winery tours and tastings with the winemakers, lunch in the wine caves at Halter Ranch, transportation, water and snacks. Limited space available, advance reservations required.

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Hearst Castle Art Tour



State of the Art Dinner & Keynote Address



MAIN EVENT 10-4 in Downtown City Park


Main Event VIP Wine Tasting Pass

Fermented Arts “Meet the Winemakers” Tour



Information & Tickets:



Wine Tasting

Kids Art Smart Zone 16 PASO ARTSFEST 2014


Wet Painting Auction PASO ARTSFEST 2014 17



Family Activities 18 PASO ARTSFEST 2014

Adult Activities PASO ARTSFEST 2014 19

Wet Painting Sale & Auction Saturday, May 24, 2014 10 am to 3 pm Downtown City Park Gazebo See the picturesque Central Coast through the eyes of 21 of the nation’s finest painters. The Wet Painting Sale & Auction features works painted on-location throughout San Luis Obispo County the three days prior to the festival. The silent auction begins at 10 am and the big thrills get underway at 1 pm when County Supervisor Frank Mecham and winemaker Doug Beckett lead the exciting live auction in the gazebo. Make plans to raise your paddle and take home a piece of the Central Coast life. Proceeds benefit PASO ARTSFEST.


WET PAINTING SALE See the picturesque Central Coast through the eyes of 21 of the nation’s finest painters. Jeff Bellerose Oakland, California Colleen Howe Bleinberger Smithfield, Utah Kim Casebeer Manhattan, Kansas Ken Christensen Los Osos, California Kevin Courter Mountain View, California James Crandall Auburn, California Drew Davis San Luis Obispo, California

Carolyn Hesse-Low La Jolla, California Timothy Horn Fairfax, California W. Truman Hosner Traverse City, Michigan Paul Kratter Moraga, California Ann Larsen Edinburgh, New York Sergio Lopez Santa Rosa, California Carolyn Lord Livermore, California

Kim Lordier Millbrae, California Terry Miura Fair Oaks, California Robin Purcell Danville, Califcornia Glenn Renell Pearce, Arizona Kate Starling Rock Ville, Utah Bryan Mark Taylor Lafayette, California Elizabeth Tolley Los Osos, California

Don’t miss paintings by many of these nationally acclaimed artists in the SIGNATURE EXHIBITION at Studios on the Park, May 24-June 29 PASO ARTSFEST 2014 21

Andrew Butler Photography

Barry Lundgren

Becky Brown

Bettina Monique Photography

Cain Lopez


Debra Jurey

Dotty Hawthorne

Doug Lawrie

Drew Davis Fine Art

Iron Willow Striking Impressions in Steel

J. AMBERG Art with a Purpose

Jean Bidwell

Jewelry by Ina

Jim Tyler

Kathryn Welsh Fine Jewelry

Kay Utley

Kim Snyder

Larry Kappen

Laurel Mines


Central Coast Glassblowing & Fusing

Claudia Ariss

Color Vibe Designs

Fiasco Gallery Presents

Heartwork City & Soul Studios

Heritage Gallery West

Hugo Martinez

Irene Estrin

John Partridge Fine Art

Jorn Piesnack

Julia Munger Seelos

Kabe Russell

Karen Scott Browdy

Laurel Sherrie

Linda Lewis

Loey Siering

Lori Slater

Maria Poroy


Carol Steinberg


California Painter Studio PASO ARTSFEST 2014 23



Mark Sensenbach

Melissa Campbell

Mikel Naccarato

Mountain Springs Turnings

Nipomo Flutes

Rich “Hap” Happoldt

Rone Prinz Jewelry

Rosanne Seitz

Santa Barbara Yarns & Finished Goods

Shelly Niro Designs

Sheri Klein

Simply Elegant Designs

Stephen E. Price

Susan Mathiesen

Terez Tyni

Three Springs Handworks Sandra Rude

Three Springs Handworks Mike Rude

Toni Best Basket & Gourd Artist

Wendy Velasquez Glass

Will Bateman Fine Art






32, 33 Andrew Butler Photography 34 Barry R. Lundgren 3 Becky Brown 14 Bettina Monique Photography 35 Cain Lopez 52 California Painter Studio 37 Carol Steinberg 53 Central Coast Glassblowing & Fusing 36 Claudia Ariss 26 Color Vibe Designs 25 DANIEL 4 Debra Jurey 38 Dotty Hawthorne 30 Doug Lawrie 42 Drew Davis Fine Art 54 Fiasco Gallery Presents 58 Heartwork City & Soul Studios 24 Heritage Gallery West 43 Hugo Martinez 47 Irene Estrin 8 Iron Willow Striking Impressions In Steel 59 J. Amberg Art with a Purpose 51 Jean Bidwell 10 Jewelry by Ina 20 Jim Tyler 31 John Partridge Fine Art 30 Jörn Piesnack 48 Julia Munger Seelos 28 Kabe Russell 7 Karen Scott Browdy

1 Kathryn Welsh Fine Jewelry 2 Kay Utley 56 Kim Snyder 18 Larry Kappen 44 Laurel Mines 11 Laurel Sherrie 21 Linda Lewis 6 Loey Siering 60 Lori Slater 15 Maria Poroy, Artist 30 Mark Sensenbach 27 Melissa Campbell 16, 17 Mikel Naccarato 40 Mountain Springs Turnings 13 Nipomo Flutes 23 Rich “Hap” Happoldt 55 Roné Prinz Jewelry 12 Rosanne Seitz 45 Santa Barbara Yarns & Finished Goods 46 Shelly Niro Designs 19 Sheri Klein 41 Simply Elegant Designs 9 Stephen E. Price 57 Susan Mathiesen 4 Teréz Tyni 50 Three Springs Handworks Mike Rude 49 Three Springs Handworks Sandra Rude 22 Toni Best - Basket and Gourd Artist 39 Wendy Velasquez’ Glass 29 Will Bateman Fine Art PASO ARTSFEST 2014 25



This program provides art instruction to 2000 Paso Robles elementary children each year, completely FREE! 26 PASO ARTSFEST 2014

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit open studios art center

Since opening our doors in 2009, Studios on the Park has become a cornerstone for the arts in San Luis Obispo County and beyond. By attracting professional artists to our downtown Paso Robles art space and allowing the public to experience the creative process, Studios has already touched more than a quarter of a million lives with arts programs and events that excite and inspire. With no public funding, but with help, steadfast support and generosity from teachers, business leaders and folks like you, Studios has quickly become one of the most effective nonprofit organizations on the West Coast. By bringing art, artists, and the community together to inspire and be inspired, PASO ARTSFEST highlights Studios’ unique and important work. Fun, creativity, discovery and magic blend in a marvelous way, attracting visitors to Paso Robles, boosting the economy and adding vibrancy to the city. Proceeds from ARTSFEST benefit Studios’ critical arts services to over 70,000 children, teens, and adults each year. Among the many program and outreach efforts made possible thanks to ARTSFEST is Kids Art Smart.. We believe all children should have access to creative learning opportunities through the arts. With arts education cut from local schools, Studios on the Park provides free visual arts programming for Paso Robles’ 3,000 public elementary students. The kids absolutely love Kids Art Smart. What they don’t yet know is that our hands-on art classes stimulate their critical thinking and problem-solving skills!



Studios on the Park is dedicated to providing a creative, educational, and transformational experience that improves lives on many levels – academically, socially and personally. If you haven’t already, join us as an ARTSFEST donor, patron, or volunteer, and together we can continue serving our community and changing lives. PASO ARTSFEST 2014 27




Dale Evers | Artist in Residence Winery & Sculpture Garden Picnic Areas Fine Art Gifts open daily 10am - 5pm

5015 Linne Road. Paso Robles 805.226.8881 PASO ARTSFEST 2014 31


We invite you to be your own MASTERPIECE!! Saturday May 24th Art Fest Weekend!! Come join us for wine tasting and a complimentary photo booth, and make yourself up to be a fine work of art!

Fresh Seafood & Shellfish | Over 85 Tequilas Join us in downtown Paso Robles, just steps from the park on 13th Street! Pianetta Winery, 829 13th Street, Paso Robles, CA 805-226-4005

Opening late May 2014 1244 Park St. @ 13th, Downtown Paso Robles | 805.239.3333

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Studios on the Park's 2014 Paso Robles ARTSFEST Official Program published by the Paso Robles Press.

ARTSFEST Paso Robles  

Studios on the Park's 2014 Paso Robles ARTSFEST Official Program published by the Paso Robles Press.