Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2004

Annual OWA Retreat : Westerbeke Ranch Sep 17-19
by Phoebe Bressack

As we have for many years, OWA members will again be gathering at our annual retreat in Sonoma's Valley of the Moon for a weekend of professional development, networking and catching up with friends. With fine food in an exquisite setting, (including pool and hot tub), this respite from busy lives is not to be missed.

The subject of this year's retreat, COLOR, will feature Jill Pilaroscia. Her program will bring a lifelong affinity with color, coupled with extensive training in the science of its application in design. She has developed a unique, cross-disciplinary approach, blending art and science, incorporating the practices of scientific studies, traditional and experimental color theory, medical research, western psychology and eastern philosophy.

In addition to the regular weekend activities, utilizing the labyrinth that was built as last year's art project/permanent gift to Westerbeke Ranch, in the company of friends and colleagues we will have a brief service to honor the memory of Sigrid Rupp. A longtime OWA member, Sigrid died this past May after a brief battle with cancer. She was an architect and artist of immense skill and talent, with an indefatigable spirit whose presence will be sorely missed.

For further retreat information call Janet Crane