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Encore Magazine Article
May 2005
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Julie Jones wins Ironstone Winery art contest

Ironstone Vineyards of Murphys, Calif., has
awarded the grand prize in its Spring Obsession
competition to Julie Rodriguez Jones of Spanish
Springs. The competition, open to anyone worldwide,
called for daffodil art, which would herald
Ironstone’s Obsession wine for 2005. Jones’s
piece, “Beneath the Moon” elegantly displayed a
grouping of daffodils reaching up in the night sky
beneath a golden sliver of moon. Ironstone
Vineyards celebrated the award during a gala dinner
where award-winning chefs presented their
newest dishes and Ironstone’s owners, John and
Gail Kautz, unveiled a stunning poster made from
Jones’ piece. The poster will be distributed to fortynine
countries worldwide where the Obsession wine
is sold, and Ironstone will have merchandise available
with Jones’ art on it.
Jones, who is a full-time artist, left her life-long
career at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2003 to pursue her passion for
art. She says that she couldn’t be happier with her career change and with her days
being filled with creativity.
Though her interest in flowers initially began with painting roses from her father’s
garden, she really began to explore her interest when she first discovered the Ironstone
show four years ago, which called for daffodil art. Jones’s art can be seen at
http://www.ArtFromTheSoul.com. ●
Ironstone Winery Spring Obsession
poster featuring “Beneath the Moon:”
This image is owned by Ironstone Vineyards.  Any reproduction in whole or in part required written permission from Ironstone Vineyards.