This painting and nearly a hundred other art objects, goods and services were auctioned off on the evening of 11 April 2015, at a fantastic community event at the Almonte Old Town Hall, to raise money for the Almonte Skatepark Project. The project has raised about $110,000 to date (in money and in-kind donations, not including last night's event) and needs another $40,000 to build the first third of the skatepark. You can learn more about the plan and make an online donation here: www.almonteskatepark.ca
I was successful in my election to Mississippi Mills Council late in October 2014. I am now a Councillor, Almonte ward. I also sold my house in October to move into a house that I'm turning into a duplex (still working on that!)
There hasn't been any time to paint or blog, but by summer 2015 that will change.
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I donated Lucky Day Bluebird to Almonte's the Hub and Rebound auction for the 2nd Annual Glitz Gala, 27 September 2014, which is an incredible local success. The painting was bid on and bought and the proceeds went to assist The Hub Hospice Palliative Care and the Hub's Youth Camps Subsidy. I'm so glad to have helped raise funds and awareness for these two excellent initiatives.
The Blue Sheep in the Family was donated to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) Almonte, as the grand prize for the Mississippi Lamb Race that happened at the 19th annual Fibrefest, in September 2014. Proceeds from tickets sales for the Lamb Race went to the Museum - to help with programming and operational costs. The MVTM is one of my most favourite places in the world and, again, I'm really pleased to help make it as successful as possible.
Isn't Almonte the best place?! (In case you didn't know.)
This is an exhibition of paintings inspired by the stories and advertisements in the Almonte Gazette on one day, 15 August 1924. The Gazette started in 1861 and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum has put the Gazette archive online in a searchable database. This exhibition is at Palms, the coffee shop, on Mill Street, Almonte, Ontario.
Titles and price list
A river watcher $550
WI housewives save cooking fuel $550
Gents’ choice $550
Our heavy hitter $550
Cure all (snake oil) $550
Knitten a kitten $550
(this painting is the exception – not from the 1924 era)
Update: the painting is sold. Looks good in its new home, doesn't it?
Although this painting was well-liked at the Juniper Island Art Festival this past weekend, it didn't sell. Ah well. I'm reducing the price - anyone interested at $460?