Meet Some of the Artists and Wineries at This Year’s Festival

La Jolla is the “Jewel of the Sea” and one of the most iconic locations in San Diego. For the past 10 years, this quaint beach town has also been home the beloved La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. On Oct. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., view hidden gems of unique artwork and sip delectable wine from around the world.

Founder of the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, Sherry Berman Ahern, has lived in La Jolla for the last 26 years with her husband and kids. She has been involved with nonprofits volunteering all of her adult life.

“Ten years ago I founded the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. I wanted to bring art back to La Jolla. Since the early 1900s, La Jolla has been known as an artist village,” she says. “We are a fine art show that boasts over 160 artists, showcasing photography, fine art, sculpture and more. We also have a wine and beer garden with a main stage featuring amazing local bands. We have a huge and unique silent auction and an entire street devoted to kids and families, sponsored by Geppettos. Thanks to Wells Fargo as our presenting sponsor, we’re able to make this a free event. We have been able to donate almost $1 million so far to La Jolla schools. There is something for everyone at the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.”

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion they are taking the wine offerings to the next level by featuring several new wineries from all around the world. In addition, they brought on Certified Sommelier Meghan Vergara of Veritas Consultants to help enhance guests’ wine tasting experience. Meghan has procured very special wines from world-class wine growing regions including Napa Valley, Sonoma, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal to complement the stellar lineup of offerings from San Diego and Valle de Guadalupe wineries. A few of the new boutique wineries featured are Peter Paul Wines from Napa Valley, Ammunition Wines of Sonoma, SomMailier Wines of France and rare offerings from Portugal and Spain from Lustau and D’Ouro Vino Selections.

Here is just a brief preview of a few artists that will be featured at the festival this year.

Krista Schumacher, oil painting

Krista Schumacher is a palette knife oil painter who currently lives and works in La Jolla, California. Krista was awarded Southwest Art Magazine‘s “Top 21 Artists Under the Age of 31” in 2016.

Schumacher’s work can be found at Ligne Roset La Jolla on Girard Avenue or on her website.

Dave Ness, photography

Dave Ness a self-taught photographer, although he’ll admit his electrical engineering degree has helped a great deal with the technical side of photography. That has allowed him to focus his pursuit on the artistic side. He’s been capturing and showing impressionistic Waves.

Randy Doering, sculpture

Randy’s metal and woodwork show a unique approach to the different aspects of the home that fuse practicality and efficiency with beauty and custom design, such as his statement doors inside or outside the home.