Thank you for an amazing turnout on November 6! With your help we were able to raise over five figures that will go toward our goal of purchasing 400 acres of open space and starting a management endowment. We've only just begun - learn more about our campaign here. 

 

The Friends of Hellhole is raising money to purchase roughly 400 acres of critical, pristine habitat to add to the Preserve. Help us protect open space by joining us for a wine tasting and art auction!

Sunday, November 6
12pm - 5pm
Melrose Ranch

16757 Old Guejito Grade Rd
Escondido, CA 92027

Come enjoy...

  • Beautiful art by San Diego's top artists
  • Fine wines by our area's wineries
  • Delicious food catered by chef Chris Fuller
  • Lovely music by Judi and Wes Westlake

 

New! Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Cosmic Solar:

Cosmic Solar, Inc. provides Solar Energy Solutions to Homes and Businesses across Southern California. Offering a complete line of Solar Services, Cosmic Solar will make your transition to clean, reliable, and inexhaustible Solar Energy effortless and seamless.

New! We are grateful to our new title sponsor, valley center wireless:


featured artists

Roll over an image to read about the artist. Click to visit their website and see their work. 

Joe Garcia is an oil & watercolor painter residing in Julian, CA. His depictions of wildlife and life in Southern California are stunning and revered well beyond San Diego. 

Joe Garcia is an oil & watercolor painter residing in Julian, CA. His depictions of wildlife and life in Southern California are stunning and revered well beyond San Diego. 

Stan Goudey is an oil, water color and acrylic painter who specializes in railroad, landscape, urban landscape, figurative and still life.

Stan Goudey is an oil, water color and acrylic painter who specializes in railroad, landscape, urban landscape, figurative and still life.

Tom Tiedeman is based in Escondido. His watercolors exhibit a bold contrast of lights and darks & realistic subjects on a loose background. 

Tom Tiedeman is based in Escondido. His watercolors exhibit a bold contrast of lights and darks & realistic subjects on a loose background. 

Dave Miller uses his background as a physicist and engineer to create stunning sculptural works of art. 

Dave Miller uses his background as a physicist and engineer to create stunning sculptural works of art. 

James Stone is an Ocean Conservation Mixed Media Sculpture Artist, working full-time out of his environmentally conscious, hot glass studio, in Escondido, Calif. James creates sea creatures and marine-themed sculptures that portray the beauty of the ocean’s diverse flora and fauna. 

James Stone is an Ocean Conservation Mixed Media Sculpture Artist, working full-time out of his environmentally conscious, hot glass studio, in Escondido, Calif.

James creates sea creatures and marine-themed sculptures that portray the beauty of the ocean’s diverse flora and fauna. 

Alex Long has been making pottery since the age of 13. For the past 15 years, he has focused his creativity on large raku-style. 

Alex Long has been making pottery since the age of 13. For the past 15 years, he has focused his creativity on large raku-style. 

Sandy Zelasko is an award-winning, published wildlife photographer. 

Sandy Zelasko is an award-winning, published wildlife photographer. 

As a fine arts painter, Gary Walker prefers the supreme challenge of abstract painting.

As a fine arts painter, Gary Walker prefers the supreme challenge of abstract painting.

Sue Turnbull is based in Pauma Valley and animal pastels are her speciality. Her love for animals is prominently featured in her art. 

Sue Turnbull is based in Pauma Valley and animal pastels are her speciality. Her love for animals is prominently featured in her art. 


featured wineries:


music provided by:

Judi Works and Wes Westlake: Judi Works and Wes Westlake joined together as aclassical guitar duo 4 years ago, having met while performing in the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra directed by Peter Pupping.  They have played an entertaining range of classical guitar selections at a number of local private and charity events in North County, San Diego since forming the J&W Guitar Duo.  They will be joining their fellow orchestra members for the next Encinitas Guitar Orchestra Christmas Music program December 2nd, in Encinitas.

And:

Sister Speak: Sister Speak’s moving live show and unique musical pallet has afforded opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Chris Isaak and Air Supply and performances at premier showcases and concert halls throughout North America. Led by Canadian singer-songwriter Sherri Anne and backed by various talented musicians, Sister Speak is currently based in San Diego, California and performs over 150 concerts a year in North America. Through compelling vocals, rootsy yet gritty guitar stylings, and thought-provoking lyrics, Sister Speak has connected deeply with a diverse crowd of fans from around the globe.


Many Thanks to our Title sponsorS:


Sustainer level sponsors: 

FoxxMD Revolutionary Skincare

FoxxMD Revolutionary Skincare


please support our in-kind donors:

Thank you to Helen Acosta, who provided matting & framing.
Contact her: (760) 741-9271
218 E Grand Ave #10, Escondido, CA 92025

Citrus Frame Shop

Citrus Frame Shop

Spins Coffee Truck

Spins Coffee Truck


our partners: