Archives for the month of: January, 2012

We enjoyed attending the Arts Council Napa Valley Meet the Makers 2nd Annual Reception and Fundraiser at the beautiful Mumm Winery.  Despite the frigid weather, we indulged in bubbly, Buttercream bites, and beans.  We were delighted to meet Israel Valencia who graciously shared his unique take on portraiture.  Here’s his fun portrait of Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando.

Portrait of Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando by Israel Valencia

Portrait of Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando by Israel Valencia

Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo by Israel Valencia
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Michaela Eikenbary

CONTEMPORARY authentic

I love: my family, my iMac, hummingbirds, pinot noirs, cooking with friends, the beach, gardening, reading the latest business and design books, art galleries, bold colors, my Nespresso machine, buddhas, flowers, silver jewelry and traveling throughout Mexico.

Art that has moved me:  works by Georgia O’Keeffe and Gustav Klimt

Favorite flowers: Casablanca lilies and orange poppies

I crave:  Sushi, Spicy, and anything made with lemons

My evil twin is:  Dishonest with a lack of compassion

Person who knows me best:  My husband and my siblings

You couldn’t pay me enough to: drink bad wine

My favorite form of play:  Gardening and exploring nature with my family

I am inspired by art that: engages me and has bold color design, and photography of far away places

I am at my best when: I am doing creative and inspiring projects

Completely outrageous thing I would like to own: a burnt orange convertible VW beetle

Jayme Catalano 

INNOVATIVE enduring

Art that has moved me: Francesco Clemente, John Singer Sargent, Richard Avedon, Caravaggio, Seraphine Louis, Frida Kahlo

I crave: Brussels sprouts, kale, beets, curry and gingerbread

My evil twin is : Carnivorous and fur-wearing

Person who knows me best: My husband

I love:  Cooking, my little dog Pippy, beaches, adventures in Europe, whiskey sours with fresh lemon juice, letterpress, Northern New Mexico, mid-century modern, fashion design, Hawaii, and my husband

You couldn’t pay me enough to: Skydive

My favorite form of play: Dancing

I am inspired by art that : Captures the complexity of the human experience

I am at my best when: I have a creative challenge or project to tackle

Completely outrageous thing I would like to own: A sanctuary for farm animals, horses and dogs