weekend officially begins with the Champagne Preview, Pre-Sale, Judges'
Critique, and announcement of the Volunteer of the Year on
Friday, August 20, at 5 p.m. It
affords the visitor the opportunity to view and purchase artwork before
the crowds of Saturday descend. Outdoors
the amphitheater stage, judges Wendy Mattson of El Dorado
Hills, Chris Johnson of Oakland, and
Tony Sheets of Sebastopol will explain the basis for their award decisions,
often selecting a few specific
works to illustrate their presentation. Admission to the Champagne Preview
and Judgesâ Critique is $5 per person and includes one glass of champagne.
Meet our judges!