Mumm Napa To Present ‘Quatre Femmes Photographes’ Exhibit

The compelling images by four women photographers who collaborate as artists will be on display at a new exhibit titled, ‘Quatre Femmes Photographes,’ opening October 20 at the Fine Art Photography Gallery at Mumm Napa winery in Rutherford. The exhibit runs through March 3, 2013.

These photographers present four exquisite visions of the world.  All friends, all professionals, each unique and well-known, these four women photographers often shoot together, critique and inspire each other. The results are striking works by artists who each have a very different visual language. What they have in common is the power of the experience they offer the viewer.

Thea Schrack’s photographs of wild places are pure sensation: rivers bordered by trees, moving water, lush shrubbery, reflections and shadows, all are enhanced with the magic of encaustic wax, adding a surface texture and mood that is at once calming and primal. Sharon Beals’ portraits of nests built by birds around the world remind us of what astounding works of art are to be found in nature. Brigitte Carnochan makes silver gelatin prints of fruits and flowers that are carefully hand-painted, lifting the images to new and even more mysterious and elegant levels. Susan Friedman’s series horse photographs are a testament to her philosophy that an artist must do everything possible to give voice to what moves her.

An opening night sparkling wine reception will be held for the artists Saturday, October 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to the public. There is no charge to view the ‘Quatre Femmes Photographes’ exhibit. Mumm Napa is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94573. Please RSVP to 707-967-7740.

Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events.

Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Additional information is at

Some of the images on display