2015-2017 Napa Art Walk People’s Choice Winner & Instagram Contest Deadline Announced

The City of Napa is pleased to announce that “Guermo en Inverno” by artist James Burnes is the People’s Choice winner of the 2015-17 Napa Art Walk

 The City of Napa is pleased to announce that “Guermo en Inverno” by artist James Burnes is the People’s Choice winner of the 2015-17 Napa Art Walk, the rotating sculpture exhibition in downtown Napa.

Mr. Burnes, from Sante Fe, NM, created the sculpture using Corten steel and locust wood after encountering and being inspired by a little bull named Guermo. All of his sculptures are based on actual animals and he says he tries to imbue each with the spirit of the subject.

Napa City Council presented Mr. Burnes with a proclamation announcing his award on April 4th during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting. A photo of the sculpture will be featured on the next Art Walk 2017-2019 brochure.

In addition to the People’s Choice Award contest, a 2015-2017 Napa Art Walk Instagram Contest is now underway. The deadline will be May 31, 2017. To enter, the public is welcome to participate by uploading a photograph of any current Napa Art Walk sculpture to Instagram and must be tagged with #napaartwalk. The winner will be selected from the correctly tagged photograph and will receive a special gift from a downtown Napa merchant. For more information, please visit www.NapaArtWalk.org.

All of the work from the 2015-2017 Art Walk exhibition will be removed within the next month to make room for the 2017-19 show, which will open in late June 2017.

Napa Art Walk: Program Info

Napa Art Walk is rotating exhibition of original, high-quality sculpture showcased in public areas around Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Each two-year exhibition comes from a juried selection of submissions from artists working in the Napa region and the Western United States (CA, OR, WA, AZ, NV, ID, UT and CO).

Approved by Napa City Council in 2009, the program will launch its fourth exhibition in June 2015. It has garnered both regional and national attention as an innovative Napa Valley visitor experience that highlights the region’s cultural vibrancy. It has also been featured in several media outlets including the The Miami Herald7 x 7 MagazineThe Washington Post, and Sunset MagazineTop Events USAcredits Napa Art Wwalk  for, “establishing Napa itself as a cultural destination.” 

For more information about the program and past exhibits, please visit www.NapaArtWalk.org.