Saturday, October 15, 2011

Calling All Artists!

This photo from last year's Gala, shows auctioneer Bruce Wilson getting bids for our Artistree 2010.
The Botanical Garden will once again feature an Artistree to be auctioned off at their December 2 Gala, and the Palletteers have volunteered to be in charge of decorating it! We are inviting all artists, both Palletteers and non-Palletteers, to donate up to three 3"x3" paintings that are framable. No photos or prints, please, but only 2 dimensional artwork done in any painting medium. Although we're asking for tropical subjects, we'd like each painting to be different and original. The minis will be put into gold frames and will be hung on the tree with gold metallic ribbon. The Artistree usually looks stunning and makes it exremely popular among the trees auctioned off at the annual Gala, usually going for over $2000!
You can either mail your 3" square paintings to me, Ginger Anderson, PO Box 3076, Kingshill, VI 00851 by November 15th (just stick them in a plain white envelope used for letters) or take your paintings to Betsy Campen at Gallows Bay Frame in Christiansted, any time between now and November 15th. Her shop is located on the first street going into Gallows Bay, Rte. 786, after passing the fort. There's a defunct gas station on one of the corners and a strange-shaped pinkish building with deep pink and blue trim on the other corner. Gallows Bay Frame is the first building on the left after you make your turn.
Whether you mail or drop off your paintings, please email me to let me know that you've contributed so that your name will be included in the list of artist/contributors. Oh, and don't forget to sign your paintings!
If you are interested in participating in the committee that will hang the decorations on the tree on the morning of December 1st, please let me know. Also, if you have an idea for an art-themed tree topper, please email me about it.
We are also hand-painting Christmas ornaments that we will be selling during December as a Palletteer fund raiser to support our various show activities. Even if you aren't on island, please consider painting a few and sending them to me. We've been using clear glass balls that came in packages of 4, but any colored balls would work. We've been decorating them with acrylic paints and glitter.

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