Monday, May 14, 2007

Its May

This Saturday May 12 from 1 til 6 pm, and Sunday May 13 from 10 til 6 pm will find me set up and selling new works and prints at the Farmers Market in Alexandria as part of the of Old Town Fine Arts and Craft Festival and the Volunteer Fair. This will be a wonderful outdoor event in historic Old town. And a perfect opportunity to come walk though the down town area and pick up perfect gifts for Mothers day! As many of you may have heard there was a dreadful fire that gutted the Historic Eastern Market building in DC last week. As is often the case, tragedy can unite a neighborhood and the Eastern Market is no exception. The out-pouring of support by city officials as well as artists and community groups has already started raising the funds to restore the building, and to help the misplaced vendors (many of whom are family run businesses of generations) get back to work and on their feet. Last weekend's Market Day went on as planned and the crowds were wonderful. I will be back at Eastern Market selling for the summer every Sunday as of May 20, and 10% of my daily sales there will be donated to the fund for restoration of the building. This Month finds me showing in several wonderful retail galleries in Alexandria, VA and selling in many venues. I currently have abstracts works for sale at Madeleine's Dogs, located at 1222 King Street, Old Town Alexandria (703-836-9046) Madeleine has a wonderful eclectic mix of pet supplies, creative pet clothing, and Fine Art by several local artists. Stop by anytime for a kind smile and doggie treats and to purchase art. My new "Twilight Series" paintings and as well as my Fruit and Vegetable Still Life series are represented these days by A Woman's Story Gallery Located at 1307 King Street Old Town Alexandria (703-778-6310) This wonderful gem of a gallery features the work of local artisans who have studied through the Empowered Women International "Training for Success Programs" focused on assisting immigrant women as well as American artist to build careers as entrepreneurs. 50 % of my sales there go to supporting the work Director Marga Fripp and these wonderful women do. Last month I had several donations that helped raise money for several notable charities. My paintings raised money for the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington as part of their annual Spring Fling Auction. Paintings were also auctioned off for the Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Public Library, and for the Arts Council of Herndon. That’s about it for now Til next time Create beauty and fill the world with love. Wynn