OxRoast Sunday in the Plaza

Sonoma Community Center

SVVGA Beneficiary
artwork by Elizabeth Tashman

Annual Ox Roast

This Sunday, June 1
Sonoma Plaza
music · food · wine · beer · fun for the whole family


Tell your family and friends, it’s almost time for the 41st Annual Ox Roast! Ox Roast 2008 takes a saucy turn this year with the addition of a “Sauce Your Ox” competition. This new competition was cooked up by food bosses Steve Jones and John Kelly who thought it would be fun to pair the traditional roasting of the beast with a contest pitting sauce makers against one another and letting the public decide who best sauces their ox.

All you need to do to participate is come down to the Sonoma Plaza on Sunday, June 1, from 11:00a.m. until 5:00p.m., buy a plate of Ox Roast, choose your sauce, and cast your vote!

To best capture the essence of this year’s event, the Sonoma Community CenterOx Roast 08 asked artist Elizabeth Tashman to create the 2008 Ox Roast poster artwork.  Elizabeth studied painting and printmaking in school and spent her early career as a textile designer.  Her continued interest in textile design informs her Ox poster, with its repetition of shape and color.

Elizabeth Tashman began her association with the Community Center when she moved to Sonoma in 1999, teaching summer art camps until she became a full-time art teacher for Sonoma Charter School in 2002. She has become a pivotal SCC faculty member as SCC builds its teen art program, where she will teach printmaking, encaustic, and old furniture refinishing.  She once again will teach SCC summer art camp program in 2008.  T-shirts featuring the Ox Roast artwork will be available for sale on June 1.

Meal tickets for Ox Roast will be available for purchase in advance at the Community Center. Ox plates are $10. Proceeds from Ox Roast benefits the arts and cultural programming of the Sonoma Community Center.

For more information and to purchase Ox Roast tickets, call the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1 or e-mail us at scc@vom.com or visit our website at http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476