All Day painting event, Sat. 4/28

Well, it's been over a week and no blogging! That also means no painting. I'm starting to get prickly! We got back late last week from North Carolina and we have been running since with the inn/restaurant, new employees coming in, my obligations with 3 different organizations, etc., etc., etc. We have GOT to sell this restaurant in order to be able to breath again. Honestly.

Today, after working as an intern at Affinity AV, I am attending a fundraiser at The Next Picture Show. One of my pieces has been donated. The donated art is NOT being auctioned (Thank Goodness), but offered at predetermined --by the artists- prices. I walked through the exhibition the other day, and almost half are already sold. Very nice.

On Saturday, April 28, I will be participating in Unforgettable Art – An Affair for Alzheimer’s. This is a fun, casual evening that also supports a worthy cause, the Alzheimer’s Association. My friend, Debbie, and another Dixon artist, Todd Lorenc, will also be participating. Debbie and I are on our 3rd year, while Todd is on his 4th!

Valley Expo & Displays, 4950 American Road, in Rockford will convert their warehouse into a working art studio. I will join 49 other artists who will begin painting early in the afternoon. When the doors open to the public at 6:00 you will be able to stroll among the artists and watch us as we put the finishing touches on our paintings. All the paintings are auctioned off at the end of the evening with 100% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Assoc.

The $50 purchase price includes the excitement of watching 50 different artists with 50 different styles complete their painting, music performed by Bruce Hecht, hors d’oeuvres provided by some of Rockford’s finest caterers, and a selection of fine beverages. It’s just a very enjoyable, relaxed evening and I hope you’ll come and take advantage of the opportunity to watch us work on our art. You can purchase tickets in advance by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 815/484-1300 or going to the website You can also purchase them at the door.

If you are not able to attend, but would like to support this event – or even if you can come and would like to do a little extra – the Alzheimer’s Association is selling Artist Sponsorships for $100 each. Each Artist Sponsor will have their name displayed in the Artist’s workspace and in the program. You can select the artist you want to sponsor or the Alzheimer’s Office can select an artist for you. Information on the Artist Sponsorships is attached.

I hope to see you on April 28 at Unforgettable Art.

After that...I dearly hope to get back to my easel.