2009 TomatoFare® Features Tomato Art Show Inspired by the Natural Diversity of Colors & Shapes Found in Heirloom Tomatoes

2009 TomatoFare® invites amateur & professional artists, student artists, and artists from all walks of life to submit photographs, ceramics, paintings and all forms of art inspired by the natural diversity of colors and shapes found in heirloom tomatoes.

Soap Lake, WA, May 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The art will be displayed at White Heron Cellars, www.whiteheronwine.com, location of the 2009 TomatoFare®. White Heron Cellars is located in Trinidad, above Crescent Bar, at 10035 Stuhlmiller, Quincy, WA. For more info about White Heron Cellars phone (509) 797-9463 or Email at info@whiteheronwine.com.

The art will be judged by everyone visiting White Heron Cellars through the 2009 TomatoFare® held this year on Labor Day Sunday 09/06/2009, 4PM-9PM. 2009 TomatoFare® artwork will be silent-auctioned to raise funds for 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners, as well as raise funds for a number of local charities.

Through this showing of art, TomatoFare® hopes the public and event participants will enjoy a whole new dimension of pleasure inspired by the heirloom tomato.

TomatoFare® has been introducing people to gardening and culinary pleasures of growing heirloom tomatoes. Through this exhibit of art, heirloom tomato lovers will have the opportunity to discover nature's intentional and untamed splendor through heirloom tomatoes as seen through the eyes of artists.

Artists are encouraged to share their interpretation of the visual beauty they see in heirloom tomatoes, from classical approaches to still life or visionary interpretations, such as dreamscapes, gardenscapes, mystery, fantasy or humor. Anyone interested in purchasing any art, will be able to contact artists directly through a link to the artist's website.

General admission tickets for the 2009 TomatoFare® are $20 in advance; $25 on the day of the event. Tickets are available through White Heron Cellars phone (509) 797-9463 or Email at info@whiteheronwine.com

Martin & Jennifer Ringhofer, TomatoFare® founders, have revitalized the appreciation and desire for true heirloom tomatoes over the years. For the 2009 season, 50 participating small growers are currently growing more than 100 varieties of certified organic heirloom tomatoes from seeds originally sourced from family farms around the world. For more information visit http://tomatofare.net/ or write martinringhofer@aol.com

For more information and complimentary media passes visit http://tomatofare.net/ or write martinringhofer@aol.com.

TomatoFare 2009
Martin D Ringhofer