Monday, November 2, 2015

BOTART at WestEDGE 2015

October 22 - 25, 2015
The Barker Hangar
Santa Monica, CA

The BOTART (painted wine barrel) weekend exhibition opened on October 22nd at WestEDGE Design Fair. I was delighted to have participated in last year's event, as well as the recent WestEDGE San Francisco. This year at The Barker Hangar, there were about twenty barrels with accompanying wall art by the BOTARTists. Along with my wine barrel, "Tipitina," I showed an original color pencil drawing entitled, "Summer Samba." Below is a detail.

"Summer Samba" - detail

Take a look at the BOTART website to get an idea of the wide variety of styles BOTARTists apply to our wine barrels.

Although I wasn't able to spend much time at WestEDGE, I was glad that I did have a chance to hang out with my studiomate, Yvonne Beatty.

In this WestEDGE promotional video, you can get a very quick look at the BOTART display at 1:17, as well as a glimpse of some of the BOTARTists waving to camera at 1:35. Although a few more artists showed work this year, the display was much smaller and more compact; last year's exhibit was expansive and elegant. See my photo album on my Facebook Page.