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Nancy Whitley is the current exhibitor at El Sol Restaurant, 101 Park Place, Point Richmond
Louise Williams is now showing at the Point Richmond Post Office
Holding Up Half the Sky - AOPR Juried Show at Kaleidoscope - Entry Deadline: July 15 - Details >>
Pressing On: Contemporary Printmaking at the Richmond Art Center June 13 to August 19.
Opening Reception on Saturday, June 10 from 5 to 7 PM - Details >>
Thursday, July 6, 5 to 8 PM: Opening Reception for The Art Squad:
Off the Walls and into the Labyrinth
, 111 West Richmond Avenue - Details >>
Sunday, July 30, 3 PM to 7 PM: Art on the Deck at Little Louie's - RSVP by July 10 - Details >>

Nancy Whitley

About the Artist

Over the course of several years I photographed the life cycle of the Fiora and Noggle vineyards in Lake County.
I captured not only the harvest, but the winter dormancy, the pruning of the vines, the bud break, the appearance of tiny clusters of grapes which grow over the spring and summer into lush sugar-laden clusters ready for harvest.

Michael Noggle is a wine maker, so I captured the process of making his wine: the crush of the just-picked grapes, the tank fermentation, the press of the juice from the skin and seeds, the barrel aging, the bottling.

The photographs which have stayed with me most are of the harvest crews. I have chosen to title almost all of the portraits of these hard-working, beautiful people ‘untitled’. I do not know their names or from where they came. I do not know their immigration status. I do not know if they are still in this country, and if they are, I wonder if they are afraid in this time when so many immigrants, with or without documents, are deeply afraid.

Nancy Whitley
Member, Arts of Point Richmond
510 367-1806

We invite you to drop by and enjoy the photographs and stay for a tasty meal.
El Sol Restaurant, 101 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA

Many thanks to Josephine Orozco, El Sol owner for her support of Arts of Point Richmond artists.