Events

Multi Media Musings

In May we’ll have art from some of our nearest and dearest!

 

White Spotted Jellyfish - Phyllorhiza punctataDr. David E. Guggenheim: Ocean Explorer & Scientist. David is an award-winning photographer, with photographs ranging from underwater wildlife to fine art studio photography, spanning the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Cuba, Alaska, West Virginia, & the Shenandoah Valley. David has long been Muse Vineyards’ professional photographer (most of the photos on our website are his), and he’s also our website guru!

 

El Capitan - Sherman HogueSherman Hogue: World-renowned, award-winning professional photographer. Sherman began his photography career as an Army Photographer. His work has taken him throughout the world, from DC to Panama, rural Germany to the Philippines, the American Southwest to aurora-filled Alaska. He’s captured portraits of world leaders, elusive creatures, and expansive scenery. Sherman has the distinct honor of being married to our events manager, so you’ve seen his work in our ads, social media, and some website events.

Gregory Cowal Sample

Gregory Cowal:

Born in Cleveland and raised in Mexico. After living there for 50 years, Gregory Cowal has come back to his ro0ts and country of birth. A few months before the pandemic broke out, he sold his restaurant business and found himself at a crossroads in life. Greg thought back to his high school years of drawing and designing and remembered he’d had a talent for it, (he attributes this to his maternal grandfather who was a fabulous artist) and he decided to take it up again. He started back up as a hobby while we were all in “shut down” and soon realized there was a future in what he was creating and so began the history of “La Familia Caborca” which is the backbone of the drawings. Greg summarizes his work thus: “Nothing about my work is preconceived. When I start a drawing, I don’t know where it’s going. There’s always an element of surprise to it. That is the wonder of Art!” If the name looks familiar, you’re right! He’s co-owner Sally Cowal’s stepson.

 

 

 

Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Photographer's Phavorites

We’ll have works by several local photographers on display in February and March!

Eric Allgaier: Photographer, World Traveler, & Nature & Wine Enthusiast. Eric has enjoyed photography for over half a century. He is passionate about art, nature, architecture & wine, and has traveled the world. In his photography, he concentrates on landscapes, the effects of natural lighting, & wine-related themes.

Dr. David E. Guggenheim: Ocean Explorer & Scientist. David is an award-winning photographer, with photographs ranging from underwater wildlife to fine art studio photography, spanning the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Cuba, Alaska, West Virginia, & the Shenandoah Valley.

Erin Harrigan: Landscape, Nature, and Astrophotographer. Erin finds photography therapeutic. She loves the outdoors and using tools in the field that give her the freedom to create something special in-camera. Erin’s experimentation with perspective and technique gives many of her images a unique look. Her photos are her stories and she’s happy to share them with others.

Sherman Hogue: World-renowned, award-winning professional photographer. Sherman began his photography career as an Army Photographer. His work has taken him throughout the world, from DC to Panama, rural Germany to the Philippines, the American Southwest to aurora-filled Alaska. He’s captured portraits of world leaders, elusive creatures, and expansive scenery.

Jeffrey Reilley: Nature photographer. Jeffrey works to capture the world that surrounds us and present it in a manner that invites one to step back and ponder scenes we often take for granted. His work creates a visual tapestry that weaves the physical world with personal and emotional elements.

 

Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Photographer's Phavorites

Get to know the artists on February 6th.

Eric Allgaier: Photographer, World Traveler, & Nature & Wine Enthusiast. Eric has enjoyed photography for over half a century. He is passionate about art, nature, architecture & wine, and has traveled the world. In his photography, he concentrates on landscapes, the effects of natural lighting, & wine-related themes.

Dr. David E. Guggenheim: Ocean Explorer & Scientist. David is an award-winning photographer, with photographs ranging from underwater wildlife to fine art studio photography, spanning the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, Cuba, Alaska, West Virginia, & the Shenandoah Valley.

Erin Harrigan: Landscape, Nature, and Astrophotographer. Erin finds photography therapeutic. She loves the outdoors and using tools in the field that give her the freedom to create something special in-camera. Erin’s experimentation with perspective and technique gives many of her images a unique look. Her photos are her stories and she’s happy to share them with others.

Sherman Hogue: World-renowned, award-winning professional photographer. Sherman began his photography career as an Army Photographer. His work has taken him throughout the world, from DC to Panama, rural Germany to the Philippines, the American Southwest to aurora-filled Alaska. He’s captured portraits of world leaders, elusive creatures, and expansive scenery.

Jeffrey Reilley: Nature photographer. Jeffrey works to capture the world that surrounds us and present it in a manner that invites one to step back and ponder scenes we often take for granted. His work creates a visual tapestry that weaves the physical world with personal and emotional elements.

 

Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Deck the Walls

We have works by several local artists on display this month! Each has their own unique style and their works are a treat to the eyes. We have works by Ellen Fairchild-Flugel, Barbara Camph, Helen Jean-Smith, Bahir Al Badry, August Hoerr, Lodema Miller, and Bryan Baker to name a few!

 

ELLEN FAIRCHILD-FLUGEL. Ellen’s metalworking experience began at age 16, when she designed her first ring from the red wax coating on Gouda cheese and cast it in silver. Her journey in metal has evolved over the years to include forging iron, larger-scale casting, etching, forming metal over stakes and anvils, welding, soldering, construction, and more.

Creating relationships and contrast between natural elements is a recurring theme in her work. When designing she incorporates unusual textures and materials with metals to complement the beauty of each; copper and art glass, bronze and marble, handmade paper with gold, silver, and gems. All of her pieces are one of a kind.

She is a member of OASIS Fine Art & Craft.

 

 

 

Bahir Al Badry Art

BAHIR AL BADRY. Bahir is an Iraqi artist, currently living in Harrisonburg, Va. He started his career as an artist in 1979 while working as a marine engineer. His overseas travels have been an inspiration for his art and he has explored themes of justice, freedom, and existence. In his work, he utilizes elements of totem art and focuses on humanity, peace, love, and freedom – elements of life that he feels he was deprived of in Iraq. He also focuses on current issues, such as climate change.

Through art, he expresses a need to resolve the issues of mankind, while also exploring the cultural aspects of his birthplace and of ancient Mesopotamia, a culture which he believes is heavily engraved in his identity.

Bahir recently opened his studio, upstairs at OASIS.

 

 

 

HELEN JEAN SMITH is a nationally recognized artist, known for her village-style portraits. She was born in Canada and educated at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. After marrying a United States Marine Corps Officer, she became a United States citizen, and now lives in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Most of her paintings are done on a commission basis and she has painted her whimsical town views from her home village of Lantz Mill, Virginia, to Essex, Connecticut; from Annapolis, Maryland to Victoria, British Columbia; throughout Virginia and beyond.

 

 

 

BARBARA CAMPH. US-born Barbara Camph has been a full-time stained glass artist for more than 20 years, running her own business in southern Portugal, Panama, and now the U.S.

Her work ranges from large window installations, lamps, and mirrors, to smaller gift items.

Barbara teaches extensively, either at her home studio or at other locations. Known as “the glass lady” she can produce virtually anything in glass.

Barbara became the foremost stained glass producer and designer in Algarve, Portugal, supplying a wide range of commission pieces and gift items through a variety of outlets.  Barbara is particularly proud of being one of the initiators and founding members of ArtXelb, an artists’ cooperative which is based in Silves, Portugal.

Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

BARBARA CAMPH. US-born Barbara Camph has been a full-time stained glass artist for more than 20 years, running her own business in southern Portugal, Panama, and now the U.S.

Her work ranges from large window installations, lamps, and mirrors, to smaller gift items.

Barbara teaches extensively, either at her home studio or at other locations. Known as “the glass lady” she can produce virtually anything in glass.

Barbara became the foremost stained glass producer and designer in Algarve, Portugal, supplying a wide range of commission pieces and gift items through a variety of outlets.  Barbara is particularly proud of being one of the initiators and founding members of ArtXelb, an artists’ cooperative which is based in Silves, Portugal.

ELLEN FAIRCHILD-FLUGEL. Ellen’s metalworking experience began at age 16, when she designed her first ring from the red wax coating on Gouda cheese and cast it in silver. Her journey in metal has evolved over the years to include forging iron, larger-scale casting, etching, forming metal over stakes and anvils, welding, soldering, construction, and more.

Creating relationships and contrast between natural elements is a recurring theme in her work. When designing she incorporates unusual textures and materials with metals to complement the beauty of each; copper and art glass, bronze and marble, handmade paper with gold, silver, and gems. All of her pieces are one of a kind.

She is a member of OASIS Fine Art & Craft.

 

 

Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Reflections Reception

Join artists Barbara Camph and Ellen Fairchild-Flugel at Muse Vineyards to learn about their unique artwork.

BARBARA CAMPH. US-born Barbara Camph has been a full-time stained glass artist for more than 20 years, running her own business in southern Portugal, Panama, and now the U.S.

Her work ranges from large window installations, lamps, and mirrors, to smaller gift items.

Barbara teaches extensively, either at her home studio or at other locations. Known as “the glass lady” she can produce virtually anything in glass.

Barbara became the foremost stained glass producer and designer in Algarve, Portugal, supplying a wide range of commission pieces and gift items through a variety of outlets.  Barbara is particularly proud of being one of the initiators and founding members of ArtXelb, an artists’ cooperative which is based in Silves, Portugal.

ELLEN FAIRCHILD-FLUGEL. Ellen’s metalworking experience began at age 16, when she designed her first ring from the red wax coating on Gouda cheese and cast it in silver. Her journey in metal has evolved over the years to include forging iron, larger-scale casting, etching, forming metal over stakes and anvils, welding, soldering, construction, and more.

Creating relationships and contrast between natural elements is a recurring theme in her work. When designing she incorporates unusual textures and materials with metals to complement the beauty of each; copper and art glass, bronze and marble, handmade paper with gold, silver, and gems. All of her pieces are one of a kind.

She is a member of OASIS Fine Art & Craft.

 

 

Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room, Veranda, or the upstairs Deck, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

Opening Reception with October artist, Ellen Fairchild-Flugel!

ELLEN FAIRCHILD-FLUGEL At age 16, I designed my first ring from the red wax coating on Gouda cheese and cast it in silver. I was hooked! My journey in metal has evolved over the years to include forging iron, larger scale casting, etching, forming metal over stakes and anvils, welding, soldering , construction , and more. Creating relationships and contrasts between natural elements has been a recurring theme in my work. I love the intensity of Australian Aboriginal Art and have been inspired by the instinctual blending of visions, history, and sense of place. My goal with my work is to express motion and energy – and provide a visual feast!! When designing I like to incorporate unusual textures and materials with metals to compliment the beauty of each; copper and art glass, bronze and marble, handmade paper with gold, silver, and gems. All of my pieces are one of a kind. Currently I am a member of OASIS Fine Art & Craft and am also concentrating on commissioned jewelry and sculpture, (collaborating with clients melding their vision and mine, is one of my real joys).

METAPHYSICAL LANDSCAPES Sculptures in metal and mixed media interpreting the landscape of the Shenandoah Valley through natural and metaphysical forms. Each piece changes with light and shadows drawing the viewer into their own personal journey.

Register for your FREE ticket!

Come enjoy Muse Vineyards with friends and family. We have reopened! Bottle sales, wine flights and our full food menu are available. We look forward to your visit!

Please Note: Tickets are General Admission and do not automatically reserve a table in our Tasting Room or outside Terrace for your party. Table reservations are not required but suggested for large groups. Table reservations are never required for our spacious lawn seating. (Please feel free to bring a blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy our groomed lawn.) If you do want to request a reservation for a table inside the Tasting Room or on the Tasting Room Terrace, please visit the reservations page on our web site.

Along with our award-winning wines we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room or the Terrace, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.

In Compliance With Virginia Regulations:

  • Each group must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other groups.
  • Our Tasting Room is open! Masks are required inside unless you are eating and/or drinking.
  • We will be cleaning and sanitizing regularly throughout the day according to CDC guidelines.