Stoney Mesa Winery hosted an open house all day Thursday, July 6, offering food, door prizes and discounts, along with a plein air art competition sponsored by the Art Co-op at Stoney Mesa Winery.
As customers flowed through the tasting room during the day, they were able to observe artists on the property creating magnificent pieces on their canvases. At the end of the day, the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a business after hours at the winery, and chamber members and guests had the opportunity to be the judges for the art categories of Quick Plein Air and Plein Air Photography.
The winners selected were Kathryn Hiney, from Paonia, with her watercolor of the vineyard, and Rae-ada Ann Simmons, of Cedaredge, with her photograph of the wine barrels.
Attendees of the chamber event were treated to a tour of the winery. Appetizers were provided by the Art Coop artists. There were more door prizes and discounts, and, of course, wine.
The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historial Society will host its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. There will be music, refreshments and a guest speaker, Robert Sibernagel. He is well known in the area as he writes regional history columns for The Daily Sentinel. He was formerly the editorial page editor for that paper for 19 years.