For those who were unable to attend this year’s Quick Draw & Art Festival, you’re in luck: I’ve compiled a virtual experience of it, from the approach walking down the road leading to Mattei’s Tavern, and of the auction and festival itself. I also included a few photos from last year’s event at the end. Enjoy! The artisan tents leading to the Quick Draw event surrounding Mattei’s Tavern. More artist tents surrounding Mattei’s Tavern. Ramona Clayton of Terramonary with her spread of colorful porcelain dinnerware. A few of the artists’ work stations during the hour-long art making session part of the Quick Draw event. My five paintings in the silent auction tent, (which unfortunately, cast a yellow light on all the art). A photo taken at the opening reception. Between the tents were artworks shielded by netting. A buttery landscape by George Lockwood being presented at the Quick Draw auction. This and all pieces in the Quick Draw auction were completed in the span of a single hour! Peggy Brierton between two of her lovely landscape paintings in the silent auction. Artist Judi Stauffer keeping cool in the shade of the silent auction tent. Artist Karina Puente getting ready to present her ethereal piece at the Quick Draw auction. Artist friend Karina Puente. We took some photos at the Quick Draw opening reception, making the most of the beautiful historic site and evening light. Right before the auction began. A painting by Luis Ramirez being presented at the Quick Draw auction. Luis Ramirez with his lovely girlfriend and model at the Quick Draw opening reception. Catching up with my dear friend, artist chef, Ariane Aumont. And here are a few photos from the 28th Annual Quick Draw 2014, from last year: With artist Rebecca Gomez and her husband, professor at Pacifica and photographer, Allen Koehn. With Amelia, Luis Ramirez, and Kelly. With artist friend and video editor, Jen D’Amore. With sisters Karina and Michelle Puente. With artists Rebecca Gomez and C. Wood.