Artist Keith Wicks in solo show at Sonoma winery

Bartholomew Estate’s first solo exhibition to feature founder of Plein Air Foundation.|

Renowned local artist Keith Wicks will be the featured artist at Bartholomew Estate Winery’s first solo art exhibit in its gallery. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 28 through June 5.

Wicks, co-founder of Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, will be in person, at the winery’s gallery on May 28 and 29, as well as June 4 and 5. A portion of the proceeds from art sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation. Wicks and Sonoma Valley resident Judy Vadasz founded the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation in 2002 with a goal to address the lack of public school funding for the visual arts.

Bartholomew Estate and Keith Wicks have been working together to bring great art to Sonoma since shortly after Bartholomew Estate Winery opened its doors three years ago, according to an announcement of the exhibit. The winery currently donates space to enable Sonoma Plein Air to exhibit a rotating collection of works by many Sonoma Plein Air artists in its remodeled art gallery within the 100-year-old mission-style winery building. In turn, Sonoma Plein Air donates 25% of the proceeds from the art sales to support art education in local schools and community organizations.

“We love working with Keith and Sonoma Plein Air,” said the winery’s co-owner Anna Pope in the announcement. “Keith’s solo show here is the first of what we hope to be a series of solo shows featuring talented artists in our gallery.”

Added Wicks: “We will continue to work together to establish the best art and wine experience in Sonoma Valley.”

Guests are invited to stop by the gallery at Bart Estate, located at 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, to view the show.

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