Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival to Feature Jim Prindiville

Friday 2.1.2013 @ 10:00am | ImagesAZ | Community

Venue: Surprise Recreation Campus

February 1 – 3

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival to Feature Jim Prindiville

Indians are coming to Surprise, but they won’t be on horseback…they will be on canvas! Thunderbird Artists is partnering with the City of Surprise to feature renowned artist Jim Prindiville with his contemporary Native American and horse paintings for the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Feb. 1 – 3.


Jim studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Art and the Illinois Institute of Design. He has been a professional full-time fine artist for over 30 years. Stirred by Arizona’s land and people and captivated by the rich and varied imagery of the region, majestic mountains and infinite vistas, he began to incorporate the drama of the West and Southwest onto canvas.


Juried artists travel from throughout the state of Arizona, United States and abroad to show with Thunderbird Artists. There will be 2,000+ pieces of art displayed, including paintings in all mediums, batiks, copper, glass, clay, stone, metal and wood sculptures, unique jewelry, photography and more. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and converse with the artists during all three days of the event.


Some of the participating artists are Raleigh Kinney, Sarah Foster, Paul Nzalamba, Meg Harper, Susan Zivic, Steven Boyd, Sharon Brening, Dan Hale, Don & Jeanne Cassanova, Robert Hughes and many others. Strolling throughout the finest gathering of artists, sampling great wines and microbrews, all while listening to musical entertainment is the ambiance Thunderbird Artists is best recognized for.


This celebration highlights an extensive collection of fine wines – both domestic and imported. Learning how to taste wines is an uncomplicated experience that will enhance the appreciation for both wines and winemakers. Starting with the basic senses (look, smell & taste) the expansive wine list allows patrons the opportunity to learn how to taste wines like the pros!

Sampling a good collection of wines all at the same time permits patrons the opportunity to make better choices.


For $10, patrons receive an engraved souvenir wine glass, six wine-tasting tickets. The Surprise Sun Dancers are chosen the wine hosting charity for the event and therefore will receive 25 percent of gross wine ticket sales.


The event will take place at the Surprise Recreation Campus, 15960 N Bullard Ave in Surprise. The festival is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. Admission into the festival is $3 per person and parking is free.