Karen CooperThunderbird Artists, a family owned and operated company based in Arizona and producers of the 14th Annual Avon Fine Art & Wine Affaire are preparing to transform Nottingham Park, in Avon, into the state’s fine art capitol for three days, July 18th, 19th & 20th, 2008. Nottingham Park provides an elegant backdrop for 60 award-winning, nationally recognized artists exhibiting impressive oils on canvas, watercolors, acrylics and mixed media paintings in various subjects.
There are also spectacular small, medium and life-sized bronze sculptures. Patrons will be in awe of the dazzling glass, clay and mixed media sculptures, as well as dramatic pottery, one-of-a- kind handcrafted jewelry, outstanding photography and much more! The intimate nature of this festival lends itself to collector’s who prefer a more relaxed environment to get to know the artists, their history and their astonishing works of art.
The artists come from throughout the United States and abroad, many are even local. Some of the Colorado artists taking part in this unbelievable event include:
Ken KoonKatherine McNeill with her breathtaking oils, Ron Leep and his wildlife bronzes, John Koch bringing his unique wood sculptures, and many others, guaranteeing something for every art loves taste!
If one of Colorado’s most breathtaking gatherings of artists wasn’t enough, the festival is complimented by Schlossadler International Wines providing the wine tasting event. For $10, patrons will receive an souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets; allowing patrons to indulge in wine and enjoy the unequaled ambience this festival provides.
All combined the Avon Fine Art & Wine Affaire promises to be a visual paradise for any fine art enthusiast! Festival hours are from 10am to 5pm daily. Admission and parking are free. For additional information, contact Thunderbird Artists at (480) 837-5637.
From left: Randy Nottingham, Robert Burt, Connie Baker
Photo of Avon festival and scenery; Glass blower booth; Photos by Larry Glass
Chris's main instruments are Acoustic/Electric Bass and Guitar but he is also an accomplished vocalist and performer. Chris earned many awards while receiving his music education. He followed that with a tour of the southern United States developing his talents as a featured musician, performer and vocalist.