Woodlands Wildlife Refuge announces a unique benefit – an exclusive art show and sale featuring prominent wildlife artists. “Wonders of Wildlife, Spirits and Art”, WOWSA, will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 1 -5 PM at The Farmstead, 43 Highway 202/31, Ringoes, NJ 08551.
Featured artists are: Douglas Allen, a painter of wildlife and landscapes whose work has been represented in the collections of several museums and galleries; James Fiorentino, a renowned watercolor artist known for detail realism in paintings of wildlife and some of the world’s most famous faces; Leslie Delgyer, a wildlife artist whose work focuses on endangered animals, shedding light on their plight and disappearing habitats; and Linda Rossin, who specializes in traditional miniatures featuring wildlife and nature. Originals and prints from each artist will be available for show and sale in the Farmstead’s beautifully restored 100 year old barn, and each artist has generously donated an original piece to be auctioned.
This special event includes hand-picked bourbon and a selection of wine presented by Chris Beardsley, Manager of Bourbon Street Wine and Spirits. Todd Becker of Lone Eagle Brewing, Flemington NJ will provide craft beer. Music will be provided by The Raccoon Ridge Ramblers, a New Jersey cover band that plays an eclectic mix of tunes by a wide range of artists. Meet the artists, listen to music, and enjoy delicious food by Emily’s Café & Catering.
Woodlands Wildlife Refuge has been caring for and releasing thousands of orphaned and injured native wild animals for 32 years. Woodlands cares for more than 1200 animals a year including raccoons, skunks, opossums, woodchucks, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, river otters, beavers, turtles, snakes and porcupines, among others. It is the only facility in New Jersey licensed to care for the state’s endangered bobcat and Timber rattlesnake, and the primary rehabilitation facility for black bears.
Tickets for Wonders of Wildlife, Spirits and Art are $35 before November 10th, $45 after and at the door.
Founded in 1961, Stanton Holly Trail is NJ’s longest running Christmas House Tour. Five homes are elaborately decorated for Christmas with hand-made decorations and abundant fresh greens. Teams of volunteers work year-round to craft ornaments, wreaths, and other imaginative decorations. The theme for 2018 is Christmas Comfort and Joy. The homes will be decorated around this theme.
Complimentary tea and cookies are served in a sixth decorated home. Tour-Goers also visit the Candy House in a seventh decorated home.
The ticket price includes musical entertainment at Stanton Church where local musicians perform Christmas and classical favorites. Both solo musicians and ensembles appear. The ticket price also includes admission to the artisan craft bazaar. This year, special guest vintage Christmas expert Bob Richter will be appearing at the bazaar from noon-4 PM. Bob is the author of a Very Vintage Christmas and will be selling and signing copies of his book.
A gourmet lunch is available for an additional $15. This year’s luncheon menu is: Baked Swiss Cheese Fondue, Mixed Baby Green Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, Tomato Soup, and Chocolate Cake.
For more information about Stanton Holly Trail and to purchase tickets please visit https://www.stantonhollytrail.org/
To find out more about Bob Richter please visit http://www.richterdesign.net/