Normadene Carpenter Award 2021

HONORING LEXI BOEGER

Co-chairs Paul and Maggie Bush and Tom Heflin and Christa Campbell

Thursday, November 4, 2021 ▪ 6:00 – 8:00 pm ▪ Boeger Winery

Purchase tickets or make a donation below.

Lexi Boeger, Placerville native and member of the celebrated Boeger winemaking family, will receive the 2021 Carpenter Award, to be presented on November 4, at Boeger Winery. The award, which honors culture and creativity, is presented annually by Arts and Culture El Dorado; past recipients include philanthropist Normadene Carpenter (for whom the award is named), architect Charlie Downs, high school drama teacher Paul Tomei, winemaker Richard Bush, visual artist Joey Cattone, theater artist Lanny Langston, and nature devotee Jane Van Camp.
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This year the event will be co-chaired by Paul and Maggie Bush of Madroña Vineyards, and Tom Heflin and Christa Campbell of Rainbow Orchards.
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“Lexi Boeger is the ideal choice for the award this year,” states Arts and Culture Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck. “As an artist, author, winemaker, and passionate public citizen, she embodies the trail-blazing culture of El Dorado County. Lexi’s commitment to the community is evident in all she does and we are honored to be celebrating her achievements.”
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The event will be held on Thursday, November 4, at 6:00 pm, at Boeger Winery, where guests from around the County will gather for music and locally sourced hors d’oeuvres by Table Nectar paired with wines from the region, including some of the County’s most visionary winemakers, according to LeMoncheck. Proceeds from the event will support the ongoing public programs and services of Arts and Culture El Dorado, which include programs for veterans, young people, foster parents, artists and arts organizations, and the community at large.
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The occasion will also offer guests a preview of plans for the new Center for Arts and Agriculture, to be located on Main Street in Placerville in the former D.A. Annex building. The venue will feature a teaching kitchen and rooftop garden, and the space is seen as a gateway for agritourism and an educational resource for the community. As event co-chair Christa Campbell notes, "Our El Dorado County Chamber Ag Council motto states, 'Our Culture is Agriculture' and art and agriculture are a perfect fit."
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The event is open to the public; tickets are $50 each and may be purchased below- donations also accepted. For more information contact Jordan Hyatt-Miller at jordan@artsandcultureeldorado.org.

About Lexi

Artist, writer, teacher, yarn-spinner (fiber and fiction), fly-fisher, designer and master of obscure crafts and forgotten pastimes. Lexi took a BA of Fine Arts from UC Davis and didn't apply it to any kind of useful career path. Instead she stepped off of a foundation in the arts onto a meandering and kaleidoscopic path that led to graphics and tech training in the unforgiving internet bubble of 2000's Silicon Valley, a fly-fishing and guide school for women called Fly-Girls, a blog before there were blogs called Marsha Hubert where email lists were blasted with uninvited recipes after "Marsha" had had a few cocktails, a random fascination with fiber and yarn spinning that turned into a 15 year long international career of teaching really "wrong" spinning techniques to traditional crafters, blowing minds with just how liberating the creative process can be- especially when introduced to areas where it is not allowed. This is the thread that connects Lexi's contributions; apply the creative process and creative liberty to all things, especially things that are stuck or need growth: students, business, politics and policy (especially!). Lexi volunteers her time to mentor and teach art (or anything) to kids and young adults knowing that they are going to do things so much more awesomely than we can and signs up for all the boards where she feels like she can shake things up for the positive. She served on the board of the El Dorado Winery Association for eight years, most recently as President, and is currently working on economic development issues for CEDAC and on local housing initiatives for Housing El Dorado. Brand builder, product designer and entrepreneur, Lexi has published four books; three creative process books and one novel about fly-fishing chicks and ghosts in Mother Lode wine-country (a total fiction). She also has a line of designer dessert wine. She has no business card. You might be able to hire her for something, it might not be what you expect.

 

Bibliography:

Handspun Revolution, 2005, Pluckyfluff Press
Intertwined, The Art of Handspun Yarn, 2008, Quarry/Rockport Publishers
Handspun, New Spins on Traditional Techniques, 2012, Quarry/Rockport Publishers
Not Lost For Lookin', 2013, LULU Press

 

LEVELS OF SUPPORT

In honor of Lexi's dynamic personality

Patron levels include complimentary tickets to the event, where we’ll serve exquisite locally sourced hors d’oeuvres by Table Nectar and outstanding wines. In addition, patron levels include the opportunity to congratulate Lexi and celebrate the arts in the tribute pages of our event program.*

Iconoclast

$10,000
  • Includes 12 complimentary tickets to the event with reserved seating, a tribute page on the inside front or back cover of the program, and a full-page acknowledgment in the next issue of Arts 99.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $10,000

Rebel

$5,000
  • Includes 10 complimentary tickets to the event and a tribute page on the inside front or back cover of the program.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $5,000

Maverick

$2,500
  • Includes 8 complimentary tickets to the event and a full tribute page inside the program.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $2,500

Nonconformist

$1,000
  • Includes 6 complimentary tickets to the event and a one-half tribute page inside the program.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $1,000

Bohemian

$500
  • Includes 4 complimentary tickets to the event and a one-quarter tribute page inside the program.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $500

Free Spirit

$250
  • Includes 2 complimentary tickets to the event.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $250

Adventurer

$100
  • Includes 1 complimentary ticket to the event.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award $100

Custom Amount

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  • Enter your custom donation amount here.
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Carpenter Award Custom Donation

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Purchase Tickets

$50/each
  • Tickets sold individually at $50 per person
  • Arts and Culture El Dorado

    Normadene Carpenter Awards 2021 Tickets

*Arts and Culture El Dorado will design the tribute page according to your specifications, or you may provide your own design.
All gifts or pledges will be recognized in the event program. Tickets sold individually at $50 per person.

Click here to see previous Normadene Carpenter Award recipients.