Sunday, November 3, 2013

ArtWine Art Retreat ~May 21st- May 23rd~ A beautiful mix of creative art and wine tasting in the Fingerlakes Wine region of NY

~ARTWINE 2014~
"A Unique Creative Art Experience"

Come and join us for this amazing art retreat combing unique art workshops , beautiful views and  the world renowned wines of the Glenora! The ArtWine Retreat will be held at the beautiful Glenora Winery & Inn on Seneca Lake complete with vineyard views from every room!

We will enjoy 2 full days and 3 nights of creative artsy fun, friendship and laughter learning new art techniques and great new ways to open up your art heart! Included in your retreat cost will be wonderful art workshops by artists Sherri Welser owner of IndigoEarth & WildHeart Art Studio, Shannon Crandall and Marjie Kemper ,we have all teamed up to offer you an amazing art adventure! And considering we are in beautiful wine county, wine tasting  and  a winery tour is also included! For those of you who aren't familiar with the Fingerlakes... we have an amazing foodie artisan community and included in your Welcome tote bags will be a sampling of those  delicious artisan foods as well as some wonderful art goodies donated by our generous co sponsors! Giveaways and all kinds of  fun and excitement will be had by everyone!
The retreat will also include continental breakfasts and lunches for both days. 

 Riesling Dining-Conference room with open views of the lake

Beautiful view of the vineyards and  Seneca lake

Thank you to our wonderful and most generous Co-Sponcers for this Event!!

Arnold Grummer

Meet the Workshop Instructors~

Sherri Welser is  the owner of IndigoEarth & Wild Heart Art  Studio in Upstate NY and enjoys creating unique mixed media artwork and artisan jewelry. She is a nationally published jewelry  designer,artist and has been a Design Team Member for several on line creative art companies.She offers a multitude of on line workshops and travels the east coast offering  hands on workshops. Sherri also hosts an annual fall art retreat called ~ArtBeach~ which is a 3 day event held right on Folly Beach in S.C.  She also is a NYS licensed skin care therapist , nationally certified aromatherapist and herbalist. She lives her life combining her love of nature,creativity and positive energy in hopes of inspiring others to take those" leaps of faith" and find their true inner creative voice. Throughout her work  she includes positive motivational words and quotes in hopes of brightening another's day!

Shannon Crandall is a graduate of the University Of Maryland.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Art History and is also a New York State Licensed Skin Therapist.  She currently runs her own Skin Care Therapy Business in upstate NY, and sells her art work and jewelry at several local galleries. 
  She is a self taught intuitive artist, who continually experiments with new materials to express her creativity.  Shannon has traveled the East coast selling her art work at juried shows and enjoys teaching mixed media art classes a couple of times a year.
Several of Shannon Crandall’s lithograph prints were sold in the American Folk Art Museum in NYC and some of Shannon Crandall’s framed prints were sold through the “Sturbridge Yankee Catalog”, and “The Country House Catalog”.  She lives with her husband and their teenage daughter in an 1890’s brick home that they are currently renovating.

Marjie is a New York mixed media artist, craft blogger, and workshop instructor.  She’s been published in Somerset Studio, Handcrafted, Cloth Paper Scissors – Gifts, The Stamper’s Sampler, Altered Couture, and more.   
She is a Certified Ranger Educator who particularly enjoys art journaling with stamps, paints, inks, and stencils.  Marjie loves building up layers of color and texture in her projects and loves teaching in stores and at retreats.

~Below is the tentative schedule for the event~

*Wednesday Night*
Check in by 5pm or contact the hotel for special arrangements
Group dinner for those who are interested (not included in retreat price)

 *Day 1*

Continental breakfast- Riesling Room

8am 12- 
Intuitive Painting 1& 2 ~
Shannon Crandall

Explore ways to make exciting layers that will begin to emerge into a finished painting. Use your intuition to create meaningful and creative canvases with beautiful colors!

12 noon- 1pm
~Lunch-Riesling Room~

Creating Beautiful Handmade Botanical Papers for Mixed Media Artwork 
 Sherri Welser

I love creating
 these beautiful handmade papers using Arnold Grummer's handmade paper press and supplies!
It is so exciting to create such special papers to use for writing, mixed media,cards etc combining dried botanicals, specialty pulps, glitter,mica,scents for scented papers, etc! We also will explore embossing these beautiful papers for creating interesting and unique papers for mixed media!

~Day 2 ~

7-8 am 
~Continental Breakfast-Riesling Room~

~Textured Inclusions ~
 Marjie Kemper

  There are so many ways to add texture to your pages. In this class you’ll choose between dry embossing with one of the leading die-cut machines and adding texture with wet mediums through stencils. You may do both. The toughest decision will be choosing which patterns and designs to add…. it’s sort of like potato chips and once you get started, you’ll want them all!

10am-12 noon
 ~Creating and Embellishing Beautiful Victorian Houses~
Sherri Welser

We will have fun creating and uniquely embellishing these lovely Vintage houses! Grabbing a colorful and unique stash of papers,ephemera, trinkets, markers, rub ons, acrylics etc ,we will have a blast with this truly creative process!

12 noon-1pm- Riesling Dining Room

 ~Silhouettes & Sentiments~
Marjie Kemper

 Dig into Marjie’s stash of stamps and stencils to find the images and designs that speak to         .                you. Work in your art journal using whatever shapes and sentiments strike you 
                   You’ll create fabulous pages with multiple layers of texture and depth.

~Winery Tour and Tasting at Glenora  & Our final Goodbye~

~ArtWine Art Retreat Includes~
*Welcome" goody" tote filled with local  Fingerlakes foodie  items and fun artsy supplies!
*2 Meals a day ( Continental Breakfast and lunch) Dinners are on your own
*Wine tour and Wine tasting
*All supplies used during workshops
*Co Sponsor Give Away's

Lodging is at the  Beautiful Glenora Winery and Inn  which is all at the same complex
and reservations can be made by contacting Glenora at .I have reserved a block of  15 rooms for attendees and they run from Wednesday night to Saturday morning for those who would like to stay an extra night before traveling home. Rates for the retreat are $159.00( roughly 80.00 per night) double occupancy ( 2 queen beds in each room with a beautiful view of the vineyard and lake!) for Wednesday and Thursday- Friday is $209.00 double occupancy. You will have to reserve your room though Glenora with a credit card to hold it for you. There are many wineries located within a days drive so spending an extra day or so is always a nice opportunity to see the beautiful wine country and sample all the wonderful world renowned wines! The winery is located on Seneca Lake and  those flying in can use either the Rochester or Syracuse airport. The drive from  either airport will about an hour or so and  it would be best to rent a car and  then spend a bit more time enjoying the fingerlakes after the retreat!

*ArtWine Retreat Registration and Info at 

 ~We have  several options for payment~
Pay in full with early bird registration by Jan 31st- $450.00
3 Payment installments-$495.00 ($195.00 due at registration, $150.00 due March 1st and last payment of $150.00 due April 1st
*Deposits are non refundable

I would love to have you all join us at ArtWine 2014 for this wonderful and memorable artsy journey!

In Love & Faith


  1. Absolutely love the Finger Lakes Region of New York State! We are frequent visitors there!

  2. So beautiful and so many talented ladies to learn from!!!!

  3. sounds like it was a great retreat!
    I live in Oregon's Wine country, nice idea!