The Ramona Art & Wine Festival
2020 Wine Barrels
The Festival will auction six uniquely-designed wine barrels for you to decorate your home or business.
This year’s barrel artists are offering a variety of options that include typical Ramona scenes, whimsical animals, pastoral scene with cows and cowskull, bright flowers, and a wine barrel decorated and turned into a fire pit.
This year’s artists are:
Marie Bravo, a Ramona resident and artist, holds a BA in art from SDSU. She has been expanding her work to the public through collaborative murals on and off campus and entering into collective art galleries. She painted a pastoral scene on the utility box in Ramona at 14th and Main, facing 14th next to Dunkin Donuts. She offers portraits, murals, commissioned paintings, and illustrations and is beginning to combine her craft and love of jewelry into metalsmithing and gemstone setting. For more information on Marie, go to: https://www.mariebravo.com
Johnathan Martinez uses bold and vibrant colors and paints his subjects without faces to draw the viewer in while reinforcing the ideals of family, love, friendship, and the joy of living life. Johnathan has been actively involved in the community with his art for many years. Most recently, he painted “La Quinceañera” mural at Leslie’s Pool Supplies, 1905 Main St., Ramona, CA. and painted two utility boxes outside the Women’s Club at 524 Main St., Ramona. For more information on Johnathan and his art, go to: Instagram: @jmstudioart; Facebook @jmstudioarts
Charlene Pulsonetti is a visual artist and writer living in Ramona, Calif. Her work is inspired by the flora, fauna and cultures of New Mexico and Arizona. After graduating with a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, she participated as Artist in Residence at Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona. Most recently, she has developed a painting series titled “The Traveler” which depicts a woman and her crow companion exploring the southwest – and painted the woman and crow on a Ramona utility box at 1512 Main Street next to the Union Bank on the Main Street side. She also published her first children’s book, “Howdy Joey!” For more information on Charlene, go to:
Janice’s wine barrel will feature “whimsical” animals, and she hints that “I’ll huff…and I’ll puff…and I’ll blow your house down.” Her artwork includes original watercolors, animal & pet art as well as photography of Ramona Valley vineyards and wineries. At the corner of 7th and Main, her animal characters surround her mini-mural on a utility box. She was featured in the July 9th edition of the Ramona Sentinel for her creativity art during the social distancing restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Janice paints custom murals for individuals and local businesses.
Tracy Weinzapfel/Tracy Weinzapfel Studios
Tracy Weinzapfel’s barrel will display brightly colored flowers. She is a published multi-medium artist with a unique and personal approach to marketing and education that is an asset to manufacturers, retailers and fellow artists. She represents manufacturers as an educator and Artist Ambassador. Her work and art studio have been featured in various publications. She is co-founder of https://www.yourartfuljourney.com/ along with being a member of the Association for Creative Industries and Society of Decorative Painters. Proud to be a Ramona resident where she has raised her kids since 1996 and teaches art classes.
Karen Riedler; Laura Rosenbusch
Karen Riedler and her mother Laura Rosenbusch are working together to turn their wine barrel into a fire pit. Karen makes art as an expression of herself. Her art is silly, whimsical, collaborative, and illustrative. She is influenced by works of fantasy, sci-fi, and folk art and nature, in all sorts of mediums, but most specifically in graphic novels. Karen is a professional muralist, product and graphic designer, illustrator, and mother. She lives and works in Ramona with her main collaborator/husband Cory, her children Luna and Otto, and her cat Minke. You can see her work on the utility box covered by birds from a winking owl to a scowling hawk, all local birds to Ramona, at 1512 Main Street next to the Union Bank on the Main Street side.
Laura is a teacher, mother, artist and craftswoman. She enjoys making art through many medias, spending time with family and grandchildren, reading, gardening, and enjoying our beautiful rural community. Laura lives and works here in Ramona with her husband Ken and dog, Athena. Laura’s inspirations for their barrel come from her love of fantasy literature, her love of our surrounding mountains and memories of the Cedar and Witch Creek Fires.
Thank you to the following who donated the wine barrels: Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery, Pamo Valley Vineyards (2), Correcaminos Vineyard, Vineyard Grant James, and Woof ‘n Rose Winery and Vineyard.