Monday, July 8, 2013

The Postcard Program

The juried Birds in Art show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum is quite an event. Painters, sculptors and carvers from around the world have had their work chosen for this prestigious exhibition.

The Museum added a fun event several years ago. The Postcard Program. Artists in the show are invited to sketch or paint a 4" X 6" “postcard” to be sold the Friday evening of Opening weekend. Attendees wishing to purchase one stand in line, make their selection and if they wish to get a second one, they must go to the back of the line.

And, the fun part? Each one sells for $50 and the artist is anonymous! Yes, we sign our name on the back, which is not revealed until the postcard is selected.

The money raised goes to support the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and can be used to purchase work for their extensive permanent collection.

Why no recent posted paintings on my blog? I have been working on and have now finished two “postcards” and I am very happy with them. BUT, I can’t show them to you. They need to remain anonymous until after the opening weekend September 6th - 8th.

I am starting a painting trio and will start posting them in several days.

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