Heather Pilapil has design-winning ways. The local artist recently won the 2017 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival poster contest. This is Pilapil's fourth poster design for the Festival. The 2009, 2012, and 2016 posters were previously created by Pilapil.
Pilapil's 2017 poster was created on acid-free watercolor paper utilizing acrylics and water-mixable pastels. It depicts the Festival's popular evening balloon glow.
"Previous posters were very bright. I thought it might be a good change of pace to make it at night at a balloon glow," stated Pilapil.
The posters are now on sale at the Festival office for $10. The artist series, a limited edition of signed prints, are $25.
Pilapil is the owner of Heather Pilapil's Art Gallery in Temecula. The gallery showcases and sells artwork from local artists. Pilapil and her family moved to Temecula in the summer of 1996. She graduated from Temecula Valley High School in 2002. She then attended the College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor degree in drawing and painting.
The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is June 2-4, 2017 and features dawn hot air balloon launches Saturday & Sunday, free morning tethered rides (weather permitting), premium wine tasting, microbrew tasting, food and wine pairing, chef demonstrations, and beer and food pairing, as well as a full international food court, arts and crafts, and a kids faire. Friday and Saturday evenings also feature the popular evening balloon glow (weather permitting.)
Check www.tvbwf.com for scheduled times and activities or call (951) 676-6713. Hot air balloon flights, tethers and evening glows are subject last minute cancellations due to weather.