Bella Casa Loves Art!

"Hers and His" Kim Hamblin

This Friday, in honor of Bella Casa Real Estate Group’s 5 year anniversary celebration, we will be featuring art at our Newberg office for the Newberg Downtown Art Walk event that is all part of our personal collection.  At Bella Casa Real Estate Group, it is our priority and our pleasure to decorate both our offices with truly unique and beautiful pieces of local art made by artists right here in Yamhill County and close surrounding areas.  Over the last 5 years, we have acquired quite the collection, and we look forward to sharing it with you.  While you enjoy this wonderful art, we will also offer complimentary wine tastings by J.Daan Wine Cellars, we will have some delicious appetizers, and we will have drawings for exciting prizes such as a Kindle Fire, 1 of 4 iPod touches, wine, local business gift certificates, art prints by Kim Hamblin, and more!

On display, we will have art by the following local artists:

Kim Hamblin
Susan Day
Carl Craig
Daryl Nelson
Kari Fahrenkopf
Bill Miller
Phyllis Meyer
David Atkinson

Kris Horn
Corby Stonebrake-Soles
Jeanne Cuddeford
Hannelore Fischer
Kathleen Buck
Myrna Anderson
Elizabeth Berg
Anna Tewes

John Casey
Cindy Stinson-Chennell
Phyllice Bradner
Susan Fey

On the first Friday of every month the very best of local art is on display – all in one centralized location! You’ll see talent that has been encouraged and developed by our very own landscape – the vineyards, the mountains, the buildings, the people… It’s nothing short of inspiring. And although the art is the reason we gather, it gives an opportunity for tasting fantastic local wines and engaging with others our community. You won’t be disappointed if you do come out for a few hours. You’ll be surprised by how much fun it is and impressed by everything that Yamhill County has to offer.  We look forward to meeting you at Bella Casa Real Estate Group!

J. Daan Wines Featured at our 5th Anniversary Celebration in Newberg

This Friday, March 2nd from 5 to 9 pm, we are pleased to feature complimentary wines tastings to each of our guests at Newberg Downtown Art Walk.  Though we have the pleasure of participating in Art Walk each month, this month is especially exciting because we are celebrating Bella Casa Real Estate Group’s 5th Anniversary as a 100% locally owned business!!  We will feature local art all part of Bella Casa’s private collection, as well as have delicious appetizers and have drawings for prizes including a Kindle Fire, 1 of 4 iPod shuffles, wine, art prints by Kim Hamblin, and many gift certificates to local businesses.

We are also thrilled to welcome back Justin and Megan Van Zanten to feature J. Daan Wine Cellars, a family owned, boutique winery.  Here is a little bit about J. Daan and the Van Zanten’s taken from their website, www.jdaan.com.

J. Daan is a boutique, family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley

Justin and Megan Van Zanten

Justin and Megan Van Zanten were twenty-three years old when they started J. Daan Wine Cellars.  Justin had been working as a cellar assistant at a Willamette Valley winery and envisioned a family winery of his own.  He started with a modest 100 cases of 2003 Willamette Valley Pinot noir ($18/bottle).  Robert Parker noted Justin’s effort, “…the 2003 Pinot noir, his first release, is outstanding…”  Today, Justin and Megan produce 1200 cases a year and have added Rhone varietals to their repertoire.  Justin’s most recent Pinot noir, the 2009 Willamette Valley, was described as “…a primer for what should be looked for in Pinot’s essential elements…” by Oregon Wine Press.

The Van Zanten’s have worked to maintain prices that allow a variety of wine lovers to enjoy their wines.  Their 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot noir was listed as a “Value Pick” by Oregon

J. Daan Wine Cellars

Wine Press ($20/bottle).  They view winemaking as a tribute to simpler living and hope that their wines will play a part in reconnecting food, family, and the earth.  Their own extended family has played a huge part in the project– offering support, free labor, and lots of good meals.

Justin and Megan are proud to a part of a wine region that focuses on sustainable and ethical vineyard practices.  They believe in small, responsible business so that you can feel good about every sip.

On the first Friday of every month the very best of local art is on display – all in one centralized location! You’ll see talent that has been encouraged and developed by our very own landscape – the vineyards, the mountains, the buildings, the people… It’s nothing short of inspiring. And although the art is the reason we gather, it gives an opportunity for tasting fantastic local wines and engaging with others our community. You won’t be disappointed if you do come out for a few hours. You’ll be surprised by how much fun it is and impressed by everything that Yamhill County has to offer.  We look forward to meeting you at Bella Casa Real Estate Group!

Bella Casa Art Walk Video

We enjoyed another wonderful Art Walk event this past Friday on August 5th.  The evening was perfect; pleasant weather, beautiful art, amazing wine and great company.  Thank you to all who joined us at Bella Casa Real Estate Group for the highlight of our month, Newberg’s Downtown Art Walk.  Very special thanks to our artist, the very talented Myrna Anderson, and to Montinore Estate for the spectacular wine.  We invite you to join us next time on Friday, September 2nd from 5 to 9 pm.  You won’t be disappointed!

Newberg Art Walk Video

Thank you to all who joined us last Friday for Newberg Downtown Art Walk.  It was another amazing evening.  If you haven’t joined us yet, you’re missing out!  This video features artist Anna Tewes and Evergreen Vineyards.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ7mJzNGmIA

Newberg First Friday Artwalk Featuring Artist Anna Tewes

First Friday Artwalk in Newberg is this Friday, May 6th from 5 pm until 9pm.  Please join us and enjoy fine wine poured by Evergreen Vineyards, tasty snacks provided by Bella Casa Real Estate Group and view the intricate and unique papercut art by Corvallis artist Anna Tewes.

The following bio is borrowed from Anna’s website www.annatewes.com.

My interest in nature, nurture and design are expressed in each of my paper collages.  I am fascinated with symmetry and the use of repetitive shapes.   I am inspired by the wondrous wisdom in contrasts, such as water carving stone or a bud taking shelter from the wind and gaining warmth from a stone. My collages are both representational and fantasy with a strong use of pattern.  My favorite art movements are Art Nouveau and Japonisme.

There are so many interesting and diverse international papers available today.  I probably have one each of them!  I love paper!

The papers themselves give me many ideas, just waiting to be interpreted.  It takes lots of paper to do what I’m doing. 

I have created artwork my whole life.  I have worked in pastels, watercolor, weaving, stenciling, printmaking, flower arranging and have also trained as a graphic artist.

My techniques include archival pastes and Chigirie, a Japanese method of paper collage in the creation of my collages.  I sometimes combine the mediums of paste papers, acrylics, oil pastels, or colored pencil to enhance specific subjects.

Anna lives and works near Corvallis Oregon.  She is a board member of the Corvallis Art Guild.  Anna attends several juried art fairs throughout the west coast yearly.

Newberg First Friday Artwalk featuring Evergreen Vineyards

First Friday Artwalk in Newberg is this Friday, May 6th from 5 pm until 9pm.  Please join us and enjoy fine wine poured by Evergreen Vineyards, tasty snacks provided by Bella Casa Real Estate Group and view the intricate and unique papercut art by Corvallis artist Anna Tewes.

About Evergreen Vineyards

In 1989 we started our foray into the wine industry by purchasing a Pinot Noir vineyard and ever since have been planting Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes in the lush, fertile land of the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s internationally renowned wine country.

We have now grown to over 240 acres across the Willamette Valley, including our Spruce Goose Vineyards located in front of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Our vineyards thrive in a unique microclimate which fosters excellent growing conditions and with the use of sustainable vineyard practices we ensure the high quality level of our grapes.

www.EvergreenVineyards.com

See you Friday!

Newberg Downtown Coalition Features Bella Casa's Newberg Office

We are very excited to be featured right now on the “Potential” section of the Downtown Coalition’s new website – illustrating what they hope Newberg’s downtown will eventually look like. We really want to be a vibrant part of Newberg and contribute to the success of creating a beautiful and bustling downtown in the community. Visit the page where we are mentioned here:www.newbergdowntown.org/potential.

The Newberg Downtown Coalition is doing wonderful things in Newberg! It’s primary mission is to develop downtown Newberg as a pedestrian-friendly destination that enriches the lives of those who visit or live there – via physical improvements, events, promotion, and the proper business mix.

We had the honor of having Mike Ragsdale, executive director of the Newberg Downtown Coalition, attend one of our brokerage meetings and share with us ways to get involved in the community. Thank you, Mike, for all of your work to make remarkable strides in Newberg!