uncorkedDespite the downpour of rain, the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Uncorked art show collaboration with Middle Ridge Winery was a huge success, according to AAI President Shanna Robb. The show featured 60 artist members and 106 pieces of artwork.

More than 440 guests visited the gallery during the two-day show with many returning for the standing-room-only artist reception on Saturday that featured five Middle Ridge wines and live music by Miles Thomas. The 200 guests at the reception were also treated to a buffet showcasing tasty delights from Bake & Brew, Ferro, Gary’s Deli and La Bella Bistecca.

In addition to 25 pieces of artwork being purchased, 20 new memberships were signed up in support of the arts and 10 more student memberships were sponsored. Bob Silva’s judging was not an easy task. Ribbon or no ribbon, artist members indeed uncorked their talent.

Honorable Mention: “In a Whisper” by Kathy Harmon-Luber
3rd Place: “Worlds Beyond Pluto” by Ron Singerton
2nd Place: “Thin Red Line with Floating Orbs” by Lorel Cornman
1st Place: Untitled by Cate

Honorable Mention: “Last Light” by Michelle Kondos
3rd Place: “Evening on the Beach” by Gwen Novak
2nd Place: “Window Rock” by Trish Tuley
1st Place: “Simple Joy” by Debbie Crowell

Honorable Mention: “Garden of Reflection” by Shanna Robb
3rd Place: “Mountain Stream” by Barbara Weightman
2nd Place: “Winter Homestead” by Neil Jenkins
1st Place: “From Darkness” by Faraid

Member’s Choice: “Cats of Myrtle Creek” by Janet McAlpine