Napa Valley Collects 2015

Napa Valley Collects, honoring the region’s private art collectors, is on display April 3 through May 31, 2015. Presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley for Arts in April™, the exhibition includes significant works from outstanding art collections throughout the Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Collects
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The third year of NAPA VALLEY COLLECTS, titled The Art of Collecting, covers a broad range of art collecting styles in the Napa Valley, and introduces residents and visitors here to some new art world talent. 

 This year’s exhibition is another star-studded event, featuring over 50 artworks rarely made public by their owners. It includes the work of blue chip and burgeoning artists, as well as from a few collectors who are artists themselves. 

 Highlights include Willem de Kooning and Claire Faulkenstein sculptures from long-time collector Louise Newquist; an Andro Wekua sculpture from collector-philanthropists and founders of The Rachofsky House Howard and Cindy Rachofsky; Robert Buck’s Columbine commemorative piece from Norman and Norah Stone; a Rembrandt print and a Kara Walker cut-out silhouette woodblock from the collection of Woodhouse chocolatier John Anderson; one of the art world’s most iconic and entertaining films, The Way Things Go, by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, loaned by video/new media collectors Richard and Pam Kramlich; a Jay DeFeo work on paper from collector/vintner Wayne Fingerman;  Deborah Oropallo’s mixed media and mixed gender Captain Keen, from her latest series and lent by Jill Cole and Robert Levenstein; and Ansel Adams and André Kertész photographs from Turnbull Winery owner and photography collector Patrick O’Dell.

Opening Reception & Arts in April Launch Party
Thursday, April 2
5-6pm Members only/6-8pm Non-Members
$10 for Members/$20 for Non-Members

Art, Antique & Collectible Appraisal Day with Bonhams
Wednesday, April 8
10am-Noon & 12:30-2:30pm
$10 per item. Limit five (5) items per person

At this lively event, international auction house Bonhams will provide appraisers from several collecting areas will be providing participants with verbal auction market values of their property. Bonhams appraisers will be available in the following specializations: Fine Wine, Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Arts, Books & Manuscripts, Asian Works of Art and Jewelry. For a small donation of $10 per item (limit five items per person), collec-tors can bring their items to be professionally evaluated.

Estimates will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will have an option to consign and sell at auction if their items meet our minimum consignment re-quirements. Sorry, Bonhams appraisers will not be able to provide on the spot evalua-tions during this event for watches (wrist or pocket watches), antiquities (ancient Greek, Egyptian or Roman), musical instruments, entertainment memorabilia, African or Ocean-ic artifacts, toys, dolls, coins, stamps, Native American artifacts or sports memorabilia.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that our appraisers are providing verbal auction estimates only during this event. Our experts offer complimentary fair market evaluations of your property, which represent recent values achieved at auction for similar goods. Event participants are welcome to take notes, but as they are on-the-spot evaluations, no writ-ten, formal appraisal documents will be provided and the estimates given are not suita-ble for insurance policies, taxes or other official uses.

Estimates and descriptions are subject to change upon further examination and verifica-tion of the property. Any appraisal, estimate, or other statement by our representative with respect to the value, description or potential selling price of property is a statement of opinion only; Bonhams makes no representations or warranties of any kind in provid-ing such opinion and will not be responsible to you for any errors or omissions. Bon-hams is not responsible for any unconsigned items left on the premises.

Collective Conversations: A Discussion on the Art of Collecting
Thursday, April 16, 2015
$5.00 admission
Free for members

There are as many reasons to collect art as there are stars in the sky. Some collectors acquire art for deeply personal and aesthetic reasons – yet others value art as a visual narration of time and place. Join Doreen Schmid, guest curator of Napa Valley Collects, for a conversation featuring several collectors from the 2015 exhibition.