Wow! The past couple of weeks have been an absolute whirlwind! Please forgive my lack of presence here in blog land. Between out of town visitors, my son's upcoming wedding and a trip to Chicago to help care for a family member, it has been a truly crazy couple of weeks. And just think - it's going to be even nuttier with the holidays right around the corner!
On 11/3/11, the Arts Center of the Ozarks held it's annual 5x5 Exhibit and fundraiser. Artists from the area donate 5x5 pieces of art which are exhibited and displayed in the two story gallery. This year, there were over 300 pieces of donated art. Five of those pieces of art were donated by me, my husband and my daughter, Brianna, and I'm happy to report that each one sold!
Here I am standing by my Our Lady of Guadalupe picture. It sold for $45.00. :)
Many people came to view and bid on the art.
A jazz band played and appetizers prepared by a local chef were served. Appetizers included spicy meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, candied bacon and chocolate truffles, among other yummy things.
My friend, Thespa, from Vintiquities Workshop was there; she also donated a couple of pieces of art.
Here's the artwork made by my daughter, Brianna with a little help from my husband, Michael. It actually is a pop art conception of one of my dogs, "Dos". It sold for $45.00. :)
Some of my other favorite pieces of art included:
"Flower Market in Venice" by Karolyn Ferrell
"Mille Fluer" by Dixie Westerman (I LOVE the bright colors used in this creation)
"Morning Drive" by Mark Thomas
"Rose" by Carol Cooper
"The Hog" by Kimberly Kolbe
All in all, it was a fun evening. As much as I enjoyed going to the previous year's 5x5 exhibit, it was even more fun when participating in it. I look forward to doing it again next year.