Artist Ann Rea
Taking Flight in Sonoma
This past weekend I participated in an event entitled “Taking Flight in Sonoma” sponsored by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco, Flexjet with Bombardier Learjet and Challenger private jets, the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and J Winery. The weather could not have been more perfect.  The sun was out and fully illuminating my original oil paintings.  And as a result I’ve scheduled several private studio appointments with individual collectors. I also began a nice conversation with the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Flexjet and I mentioned that my paintings are often offered as very special gifts.  These become a heart felt and everlasting gift because it not just a painting that’s being given, it’s really a unique and personal once in a lifetime experience. Imagine choosing your favorite wine and walking along the vines with the acclaimed winemaker and artist. Then the artist returns to the vineyard to capture the colors of the vines in oil exclusively for you. And this custom creation is scaled to your space.  And then you experience the creation of your painting, through the artist’s eyes, via a dedicated creative diary on Collectors often celebrate the completion of their painting with their own “unveiling party” and an opportunity to host the artist, that’s me ;). And a few lucky collectors get to look forward to the possibility of seeing their painting featured in my upcoming book series “Colors of Terroir” to be published soon and available on We started chatting about FlexJet’s clientle.  Because so many of FlexJet’s select clientle are wine enthusiasts, this everlasting art and wine experience could not be a more perfect, personal, and unique gift to thank them for their business.  I'm looking forward to the possibility of collaborating with Flexjet.
Need an Excuse to Throw a Social Party, a Business Mixer? Host an Art Reception or an Art Unveiling Party
[caption id="attachment_302" align="alignleft" width="287" caption="Artist Ann Rea"]Artist Ann Rea[/caption] I received several inquiries about the “unveiling parties” on my website.  What’s an “unveiling party?" It sounds a little naughty.  It’s really just a big fat excuse to throw a party, gather friends and colleagues, and to make a toast, or two. When art patrons commission me to create an original work of art exclusively for them, they eagerly anticipate its completion.  So when their painting is completed and installed its cause for celebration.  And a toast, of course! Most often my patrons will throw an art “unveiling party”, where they gather and host their friends and colleagues and me.  We celebrate and toast to the unveiling of the painting that was created exclusively for them and to its inspiration. Can we host an “unveiling party” if our painting is a custom commissioned piece?  Certainly!  We don’t need an excuse to celebrate. One of my patrons is the chief council at his law firm and they host monthly mixers.  He asked if he could host an art reception for me at their monthly mixer.  My patron said that he wanted to enliven his meetings with a display of my brilliant oil paintings and to inspire the environment.  And he was quite sure that several of his colleagues would also appreciate my work and become collectors. So certainly, when my calendar permits, I welcome these invitations. The next question, is there a cost?  The answer, only applicable travel expenses for distant destinations. If you’re interested in in gathering a few friends or colleagues together and hosting an art reception please call 415-387-2224.