Welcome to modjeska art and wine

This years amazing story


WELCOME TO MODJESKA ART AND WINE This year is our 8th fundraising event, which has been described as a mini Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival. Artists, Wine, Live Entertainment, and a Silent Action all held in the rural setting of Modjeska Canyon. It will be held Sunday September 22nd 1 to 5 at the Killingsworth home. 29022 Kommers Lane, Modjeska Canyon. The venue has lots of charm with dinosaurs greeting you at the front gate of this enchanted jungle like setting. A $25 donation will be accepted at the door which includes wine tasting and appetizers. Parking will be provided at a parking lot on the corner of Santiago Canyon Rd. and Modjeska Canyon Rd. A shuttle will take you to the event with the doors opening at 1pm

ENTERTAINMENT This year Joe Baldino returns with his amazing Jazz guitar as heard on the WAVE radio, & also our canyon favorite and world renowned jazz Cellist Dion Sorrell ... crowd pleaser Dave Dixon will sing popular and classical favorites with more surprise performers to be announced later.




Weekend Stay in the Redwood at the Durrwood Inn

Evening stay at Ayers Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo 

Newport Wine and Cheese Cruise aboard the new Paradise Found Motor Yacht 

United Airline Commercial Art

Riding Lessons D W Performance Santiago Equestrian Stables 

Giracci Vineyards and Farms Gift basket and 2 tickets to OC Wine Fest

Saddleback Propane Gift Certificate

Gift Basket American Horse Products 

Wood from Specialized Tree Service

Las Lomas Zoo and Grounds Tour 

Plants and Design by Plantenders 

Private Photo Session by Pam Kisielewski

Silverado Market Coffee Basket 

Yard House Restaurant Dining

Trabuco Oaks Steak House Dining 

Rose Cantina Dining

Olive Garden Dining

Outback Steak House Dining

Silverado Café Dining 

Back Bay Bistro Waterfront Dining

Artist profiles

Karin Ashley
Drawing influence from Native American and Japanese cultures, Karin Ashley has combined various elements of both in conjunction with her love of horses to create her unique pottery. Under the direction of her mentor, Richard White, Karin attained a greater understanding of raku firing and developed her own style. Deeply rooted in the ideology of wabi sabi, her work embraces the subtle beauties of asymmetry and understated elegance found in nature. All materials are carefully selected by the artist, including horsehair that comes from grooming her own horse. Karin graduated cum laude from the Laguna College of Art and Design in 2013 with a BFA in drawing and painting. Works are held in private collections in the United States and Canada. Karin works out of her private studio in San Juan Capistrano and Modjeska Canyon. Commissions gladly accepted.
Randy Au
Born and raised in the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu, artist Randy Au graduated from Punahou High School and came to Southern California for the good weather and to pursue a fine art career. Studies include Biola University; UC Irvine; and California State Fullerton where he earned a B.A. in Fine Art. He established the Flying Cup Clay studio in 1987 and became a full-time studio artist in 1992. He presently splits his time between studio work at Muddy’s Studio; being the ceramics instructor and Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana.
Salem Cade
Salem Cade has been an artist ever since she could hold a paintbrush. Growing up in Utah and Texas, she was inspired by the nature and wildlife around her. At the age of seven, Salem began painting animals and landscapes. Today she continues to paint a culmination of these experiences in oil. She paints custom pet portraits in her studio in Orange. Salem received her MFA in painting and drawing from Laguna College of Art & Design and discovered her passion for teaching in the process. Salem is an instructor at Mt. San Jacinto College and enjoys educating and inspiring the next generation of artists.
Christa Talbott
Christa is a seasoned artist in designing jewelry. She has been designing and teaching for over 10 years. She has won multiple ribbons in this category at the Orange County Fair and has sold her creations 
in a number of boutiques. Christa resides in Modjeska Canyon and the beauty of nature is her inspiration.
Dennis Zervas
Website: http://www.denniszervas.com/ Style: Endangered Wildlife
Inspired by: “I’ve always been in awe of the beauty of wildlife, especially in the setting of it’s natural habitat. It’s impossible to emulate the perfection of God’s creativity so I just do my best to capture it.”
Anything else you would like to share about you and your artistry: My future goal is to create a body of work that focuses exclusively on endangered wildlife. Although Dennis has gotten a reputation and gathered quite a following for his intimate portraits of hummingbirds, he has also painted many large commissions for private collectors. His painting “NORTHERN DUSK” (a large piece) depicting a pair of Arctic Wolves was named as finalist in the 2011 Artist Magazine National Competition.
Monica Edwards 
I'm a Silverado resident who loves to paint the local scenes of the Santa Ana Mountains, but often times painting scenes from my travels or the occasional pet portrait. I've had a good year, winning awards for my pet portraits in Laguna's Forest and Ocean Gallery, First Place in Oil in the LA Plein Air Festival and First Place Plein air award in the OC Fair. I'm fortunate to be part of this thriving community of artists in the canyons, SoCal as it used to be. Please come visit and share in the experience.
Cathi Dissinger
I have been into art and creating since high school…and I’m a grandma now, that’s a long time!! I love mixed media textured art and have started making jewelry! I have finally retired and now have the time to create and create and create whenever I want…pictures, jewelry and sculptiong
Susan Wattles
I am a colored pencil artist with a BFA in Print;making and business doing color consulting.  I work from photographs that I take, framing the composition in the viewfinder. l I love to capture the play of light and shadown, whether in close up, or in a more expansive view.

Judy Carroll

I am a Mosaic & Colored Pencil artist. I have been doing Mosaics for about 12 years & Colored Pencil for about 5 years.  All forms of textures found in Nature inspire me and I seek to contrast the Natural with splashes of vivid color that will complement each piece whether it is a Colored Pencil painting or a Mosaic

Vivi Wyngaarden 
I have lived in Silverado for 30 years and love the beauty of the landscapes in our canyons. My passion of these landscapes are combined with real estate photography to showcase a home in the best light. I also provide outdoor portraits, maternity shoots, infant photography and event photography. Come see my canyon landscapes!  www.viviwyngaarden.squarespace.com
Aundrea Gail
I have been a crafter since I was a child. I started with crocheting, added beaded jewelry, then baking, then paper crafting, and the newest: small batch beauty products - lip balms and sugar scrubs. My hobbies are wonderful creative outlets from the not-so-creative industry of insurance, although one of my bosses recently gave me the title "CBO" = "Chief Baking Officer"! (Jewelry and beauty products will be for purchase at the fundraiser - we can chat about the rest!) 

Kira  will be showcasing her art as a live demonstration. A bronze sculptor and poet new to the canyons. Showcasing her works of art in galleries, private exhibitions, and museums both nationally and internationally, Kira celebrates the human form in each sculpture she creates. 

Susan Hansberry
Self-taught artist Susan Hansberry (www.SimpleLivingStudio.com) lives and works in Orange County, California. She has been an artist from a young age exploring various mediums and techniques. She incorporates her love of nature and the outdoors in her colorful acrylic paintings and ink drawings. Using canvas and natural stone as her painting platforms, her creations are heavily influenced by mandala patterns, fluid shapes, and geometric design. Hansberry’s commissioned pieces are in public and private collections across the U.S. Many are used for meditation, encouragement, remembrance, and celebration. As the artist explains, “I want each piece to tell a story, mark an occasion, or take you on a visual journey.

Suzette Hassel

Suzette is a beadmaker, a poet and a wanderer. Her beads are made from clay and each one is unique and crafted with love.

Herb Proske

At the age of 5 I found a pencil and a piece of paper and began to draw a little sailboat. It was an epiphany! Those few amazing minutes defined who I was to become. I graduated from the oldest and most prestigious art school in Canada. I’ve been an creative director in some of North America’s major national and international agencies, and a Professor and Director of Design and Foundation Studies at the Art Institute of California OC. Shortly after retiring I discovered the joys of painting in watercolors. Then one day, a neighbor passed by and wanted to buy a watercolor. She encouraged me to let others experience my watercolors. And so I set sail once again for new horizons by sharing my passion for watercolors with you.

Bobbi Cain
I have been an avid, life long rock hound growing up in northern Minnesota, frequenting the shores of Lake Superior in search of agates and anything else that would catch my eye.  In recent years, with quite a collection, I have decided to fashion some of my treasures into wearable art. It has been quite rewarding to see this transformation!  Recently I have been exploring the combining of my rock pieces with metal clay work.  I hope you enjoy my art!
Holly Green
I have always wanted to create art since childhood. I found my obsession with glass in college 15 years ago. Out of college I have apprenticed for many great artists to further my knowledge. I created Hollebelle Glass where I take all of the skill I have learned to make beautiful and original art glass. I am mesmerized by the fluidity, transparency, and memory of glass. To me, there is nothing more dangerously beautiful than this medium
Souzan Zargari
I am an abstract impressionism painter, sculptor. I express my feeling and emotions through my art about love, hope, passion, happiness and peace. I always have a story to tell in my art. I choose red colors for fire and sun, blues for water, yellow for light of light on earth...giving a powerful presence in my art work. We moved from Irvine to Silverado to tune into nature.
Amarissa Quezada
I got into book folding while undergoing chemotherapy for a rare auto-immune disease that I was diagnosed with in high school. Combining my love of books with my newfound need to create, I began folding (never cutting) pages into words and designs.
Pierce Shelton
Born in Orange County, and now lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where he is an Environmental Sciences major at Santa Barbara City College. Pierce has studied ceramics and pottery for over five years, winning several awards for combining his love for nature with the art of pottery.  service.




three canyonS fundraiser

Modjeska Ranch Rescue

The Art and Wine Event was started 7 years ago to benefit the rescue which has  placed over 8000 animals to great homes  

We are now adding two more organizations to our charities. 

Silverado Children's Center

Silverado Children's Center is dedicated to a unique quality preschool with emphasis on a natural learning environment

Trabuco Canyon Teen Project/Vera's Sanctuary

This organization is focused on helping troubled teens with rehabilitation while providing a home with a peaceful setting surrounded by nature and beauty


The Event has multiple committees that need volunteers. Here are a few: Publicity, Artist Support, Transportation, Silent Auction, Food & Beverage, Finance


We need donated items or services for the silent auction.  Last year nearly half the revenue came from this area.  It could be tickets to a concert, a dining experience, special services  like a spa day.  We take cash donations and will buy special items of interest to be auctioned


For further information about this event please contact Greg Killingsworth;  Organizer @ 310-995-0976; or e mail  Greglkill@aol.com