Original Artwork


The Past Informs the Future

© 2018, Joanne Beaule Ruggles


Each year, Festival Mozaic partners with a local artist to produce an original work, which adorns the cover of the Summer Festival program and marketing materials, and is reproduced on the Festival's annual poster, a popular collectible item for private homes and local businesses. The poster is available for purchase, unframed. The original work is sold in auction during the Summer Festival, with half of the proceeds going to the artist and half the proceeds going to the Festival.


The original work will be showcased at these events for bidding:


July 24 • Notable Encounter Dinner: Ravel’s Iberian Influence

July 25 • Chamber Series: Opening Night

July 26 • UnClassical Series: Flamenco with Illeana Gomez

July 27 • Notable Encounter Luncheon: Bartók's Synthesis of East & West

July 28 • UnClassical Series: Ancient Future

July 31 • Benefit Dinner in Mission Plaza

July 31 • Orchestra Series: Mozart in the Mission

August 3 • Pre-Concert Lecture

August 3 • Orchestra Series: Spanish Flair

August 4 • Notable Encounter Brunch: Brahms in the Gypsy Style


Call the Festival office at (805) 781-3009 for more information about the auction.


Joanne Beaule Ruggles was selected as the 2019 Festival Artist. Ruggles is an award-winning figure artist known for her innovative use of unorthodox tools, processes, and techniques. Professor Emeritus Ruggles taught studio art for 30 years at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, winning the university’s Distinguished Research Award in 2004. Her art is displayed world-wide – in museums, galleries, and private collections.


Joanne Beaule Ruggles created her original painting, “The Past Informs the Future,” to reflect the theme of Festival Mozaic’s 49th Anniversary Summer Season, Music of the Old World. The artwork is acrylic on canvas and measures 30” x 40”. For more information about the artist, visit joannebeauleruggles.com.