Conn Creek Winery

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The Conn Artist Series is an event that coincides with the release of our wine club shipments. We welcome our loyal club members to taste and pick up their new wine club selections, the 2009 Rutherford Hozhoni Vineyard and the 2009 Mt. Veeder Saffron Vineyard from Napa Valley, and receive discounts on other exceptional wines — however all art and wine lovers are welcome to attend. We will pair our wines with cheeses and other morsels.

Carlos Melendez is a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and, at times, a not so humble cook. His interest in photography spans 20 years, but over the past 4 years has become an obsession. He and his wife, Debra, make their home in Half Moon Bay, California.

Dennis Sheil’s artist statement: “My art is a reflection of the abstract life I lead; often times calming and peaceful, other times frenzied and chaotic. My work has been described as loose and free flowing, yet structured and detailed - all the while, maintaining an “organic” feel. Creating illusions of nature using acrylic, with the occasional inclusion of gold or silver, infuses the work with the energy I feel while painting. It’s my hope that as the viewer becomes lost in the work they become charged with that same energy, while still experiencing the peaceful sense of visiting a strange and wonderful place.”