Celebrating Creative Diversity
Saturday, August 10th
4:00pm to 8:00pm
With demonstrations throughout the day

Join Linda Chalberg, Don Darst and Rita Kirkman as they demonstrate their creative visions using watercolors, oils and pastels.
linda chalberg

Watercolor - Magic happens when pigment mixes with water...
"It swims, swirls and makes me smile", states Linda.

Come on a journey with Linda as she shares her travel sketchbooks from around the country and abroad. Be inspired to capture your own Life memories in a way that you’ll treasure forever.

There’ll be opportunity throughout the day to have hands on experience with Linda, to practice your watercolor washes and talk about how to begin your own travel journals/sketchbooks.

From the hill towns of Italy to the hill country of Texas, Linda enjoys soaking up the ambiance, gathering elements of a composition and…sketching. Adding observations and notes about the experience cements the memory.

The Farm
Don's Creek Crossing oil painting.
donald darst

 OIL PAINTING - "I have a wide diversity in my own art but am still called back to where I got my start … early and Native American still life ..."

Donald Darst is a nationally recognized oil painter, gallery owner and art coach.  As Don says, “I have a wide diversity in my own art, at least in subject and a bit in style.  

I teach oil painting and to be able to help my students, I do a lot of different art. But even with all the art I do, I am still called back to where I got my start, early and Native American still life, and to my second passion, subtle even spiritual landscapes inspired by George Inness and the art of the Hudson River School. “ 

A Future Promise
rita kirkman

 PASTELS - "I am blessed to be able to find the beauty in almost everything I see ..."
Rita Kirkman is known for her prolific production of small ranch animal paintings. She applies her pastel over a value toned underpainting of acrylic-based pastel primers. "It's all about the light!" says Kirkman. Using warm tones under her pastels helps her capture the glow of sunlight and a vividness achieved through contrasting color temperatures.

Rita is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and among many awards, is the recipient of the Master Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. In recent years, Rita has become a popular workshop instructor.


Three artists - Three artistic processes!
Meet the Artists

Schedule of art demonstrations
Linda Chalberg 10:00am-2:00pm
Rita Kirkman 2:00pm-4:00pm
Don Darst 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join our featured artists as they demonstrate how they each fulfill their creative visions! Discover a world of diversity!
Hear their stories behind the art work. Travel with them as they share their experiences and processes. You will be inspired!

Browse the gallery and visit with our gallery artists, while enjoying fine art, wine, light hors d'oeuvres and live music with Charles Schubert!

to the winner of our July 2019 drawing for $25
Brian W.