LAKE COUNTY, CA. (March 26, 2012) — The Lake County Wine Alliance is proud to announce that the work of noted Lake County artist John R. Clarke will once again be featured on this year’s event poster. Over the past 13 years, John has captured the essence of our venues; and this year the magical light of Brassfield Winery in the High Valley region of Lake County seems especially appropriate for his style of work.

In the  coming months, copies this new poster will go on sale at winery tasting rooms, other venues around the county and at a series of special events where John will sign copies. This year’s poster may be purchased for $20 with proceeds going to the beneficiary organizations and programs associated with The Lake County Wine Alliance.

Clarke, a former anesthesiologist, has been painting on silk since 1994. Each year he has created an original piece of art for use as a poster by the Wine Alliance. The original painting, will be on view at the Saw Shop Bistro in Kelseyville, CA. Then on September 15, 2012, it will be among the special items up for bid during the live auction of the gala charity event. Click Here to watch John at work.

This is the 13th year that the Lake County Wine Alliance has sponsored this major fundraising event in support of the arts, health and community in Lake County. In that time, more than $896,000 has been raised for local programs.

Tickets for the Wine Auction, at $150 per person, are available by calling the Wine Alliance at 866-279-WINE or online at See our website for more details and reservations.Press queries contact:  Bill Groody at or 707.279.2452.