Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bid on This Painting thru April 12th! Springtime All Over

Sisters, Oregon only has a couple of thousand residents, yet the town is anything but small-minded. Residents are generous with their time and money to support a variety of cultural and educational opportunities for the residents and visitors. Katy Yoder, my wonderful friend directs the Sister's Folk Festival My Own Two Hands Art Auction, in Sisters, Oregon.

I donated a painting valued at over $3,000.00 (it's in a Beautiful frame!) along with a copy of Paint Happy! The Sister's Folk Festival staff & a small army of volunteers put on a great party for a worthy cause; Visual Arts & Music education in the Schools. Live music, great food, original art and fun people make this event the art auction of the year.

If you can't make the date, you can bid by phone on this painting by calling the Sister's Folk Festival at 541-549-4979. It's beautifully framed by award winning framer, Myrna Herrick Dow of the High Desert Gallery in Sisters, Oregon. Myrna donated the framing and her gallery, High Desert Gallery is exhibiting this and other paintings during the art stroll Saturday afternoon/evening.

I 'm not sure how late into the evening you can bid, so contact the Sister's Folk Festival at 541-549-4979 for proxy bidding. All of the proceeds go to a good cause, so bid high!

Garden Store - Paint Happy Series.jpg

Title: Garden Store, Springtime All Over
Medium: Acrylic and Hard Pastel on 100% Rag Paper
Size: 30" wide x 22" tall
Year: 2001

Image Inspiration:
This painting celebrates the eternal Spring. Birds fly to the window to inspect the houses. Maybe they'll start a new life here. Potted plants and flowers are sprinkled with blue flowers (or is that wallpaper!?). The world is a fresh and happy place where creativity and inspiration are born.

This painting is featured in my book Paint Happy!

Check out the Sister's Folk Festival, My Own Two Hands art auction page and you can see all of the paintings, sculpture and other donated art. Every bid you makes supports and enriches the lives of the young people in this community. Thank You!

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