Photos by Douglas W. Motley
and Mary-Justine Lanyon
Last weekend’s Rotary Art & Wine Festival, held Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at the Tavern Bay Beach Club, saw sunny skies and a warm breeze as over 1,000 attendees spent the late morning and afternoon perusing fine crafted works of art (1) and enjoying pours of fine wine and craft beer, all in an effort to help support some of the Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead’s pet charities. Artists came from as near as Running Springs and Crestline and from as far away as Phoenix and Seattle.
Capturing first place in Ceramics was Patty Woods Gawlik (2) for her golden trout creations. “Art is very healing,” she said. “I stay grounded by my art and taking comfort in nature.”
Crestline resident Bryan Allen (3) garnered a first-place ribbon in the Photography category for his nature-related photos.
Walter Wogee’s rockers (4) – which are incredibly comfortable – once again won a blue ribbon in Wood.
Timothy helps his wife design jewelry for Shell-Bell Designs, which won first place in Jewelry (5).
Dominique Vialar’s handmade clothing (6) drew a lot of attention and won first place in Textiles.
The artwork of Fang Cheng won a blue ribbon in Paintings (7).
Folks couldn’t help but stop and admire Rick Hunter’s glass work (8), which won first place in Metal, Sculpture and Glass.
Marly Walters of Mountain Arts Network was delighted to win first place in Mixed Media (9). She makes the paper used in her work.
The Best in Show award went to Kathy Caldwell for her exquisite jewelry (10). “I’ve been around jewelry since 1973,” she said.
Grant Dunning watches while Donnie Strodtman (11) pours one of the 5174 beers they had on tap.
Richard and Elizabeth of Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery in Crestline (12) poured their wines for guests on the VIP patio.
Co-chairs Bob and Diane Gladwell (13), posing in front of a previous year’s banner, were pleased with all the positive comments made about this year’s Art & Wine Festival.