30th Annual Quick Draw & Arts Festival

Posted on Nov 3 by SEASONS Magazine

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Ray Sevilla at the Annual Quick Draw event, courtesy of Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association.

Join the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association in their 30th Annual Quick Draw and Arts Festival November 4 – 6 in the Santa Ynez Valley. Friday through Sunday the festival will offer an array of opportunities to explore the arts in this venue. This includes a reception at the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art (1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang) on Friday evening, the flagship Quick Draw event at Flag Is Up Farms (901 E. Hwy. 246, Solvang) on Saturday morning and a closing artist panel at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature (1511 Mission Dr., Solvang) on Sunday evening.

Ken Christensen at the Annual Quick Draw, courtesy of Terry Straehley.

Ken Christensen at the Annual Quick Draw event, courtesy of Terry Straehley.

The Quick Draw event features a myriad of artists who will complete an original work of art within 60 minutes, displaying differing artistic styles in a wide array of mediums. The venue for this year’s event is Flag is up Farms, home to Pat Roberts one of 2016’s Quick Draw Participants and a renowned sculpture artist, and her husband Monty Roberts. Saturday morning at 10 a.m., guests can listen to live music, browse the Art Walk and engage in the Silent Auction. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., introductions of artists will ensue and the Quick Draw will commence at 11 a.m. All of these prestigious artists are well versed in their art forms and decorated in accolades, allowing them to create beautiful pieces in only an hour. After the Quick Draw, there will be an auction at 12:30 p.m. where guests can bid on the freshly painted art pieces.

Mark Greenaway at the Annual Quick Draw, courtesy of the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association.

Mark Greenaway at the Annual Quick Draw event, courtesy of the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association.

This year’s artists include Vicki AndersenKen Christensen, Camille Dellar, Kevin Gleason, Mark Greenaway, Suzan Hamilton-Todd, John Iwerks, Gary Johnson, Jay Johnson, Renee Kelleher, George Lockwood, Joe Milazzo, Vel Miller, Donna Moser, sculptor Richard Myer, Karina Puente, Luis Ramirez, sculptor Pat Roberts, Ray Sevilla, Arturo Tello and Jerry Vande Berg.

For more information, visit santaynezvalleyarts.org.

—Lauren Bennett

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