Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Basket of Promise & maybe more...?

I've currently up to having sold 7 of the 30 pieces that were in the Show of A TALE OF TWO MAINS. The other day, I jumped on-line and made donated to the charity that I had chosen for this show.

You see, I feel its just good plain karma to give back when you receive. So I chose a charity-- Heifer International. Please visit their site if you get the chance. I like their Mission, and how they work.

Heifer's Mission to End Hunger
Heifer envisions…
A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
Heifer’s mission is…To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.
Heifer's strategy is…To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.
Heifer’s HistoryThis simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 60 years. Today, millions of families in 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.

I took a percentage of the paintings I sold at the Show and managed to get a

Promise Basket--A Committment to End Poverty

Give struggling families the promise of a secure future with this special basket, filled with the kinds of livestock our project partners need to add protein to their diets and income to their lives - much-needed income that's used to pay for housing, clothing, schooling and medicine. The basket's geese, ducks and chickens lay eggs that provide nutrition, and the basket's rabbits multiply quickly, ensuring that other families will soon benefit from Heifer's requirement that recipients "Pass on the Gift" of their livestock's offspring.

I have someone else that is interested in another, possibly two paintings, and who knows; I may be able to put a little more towards this charity yet?!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I considered the show a victory from the get go. A wonderful sign was that I had all ready had one painting sold as I was placing the paintings on to the wall. You see a bike friend had seen a painting in photo /an article written about me in the Intermountain Catholic Newspaper. I was excited about the article and had forwarded to several friends via an email link. They were one of the friends and now a piece of my work will hang in their living room. Overall during the show, I had some slower but steady traffic seeing the show until the guys with their guitars showed up at 3PM. The music started and then it proved to be a full house of activity. There was about 20 people talking, viewing art, and listening to music. About 5:30PM as it winding down I had sold the fourth painting of the exhibit, with a few others saying that they would contact me when they got their income tax return. I even had one individual that mentioned possibly commissioning me to do a painting. Thus the Tale of Two Mains a comparative of the Park city and Salt Lake City main Streets closed. What I found most interesting is that most of those that sold were paintings of the Park City Main Street. Here are a few photos of the event before and during.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


March 20th, 2010
12– 6PM
Located above the offices of Gritton & Associates
235 West 2950 South

Come Enjoy Art

& Music For Free!

Jeanne Allgood has put together a selection of her original oils that focus on Main Street scenes from Park City and Salt Lake City. She was the featured artist in the Salt Lake City Gallery Roll in 2009.

Os Corvos (Portuguese translation of “The Crows”) is a diversely talented acoustic guitar duet of Jay Kirsch and Jerry Parsons. They perform a wide variety of musical styles including Latin, Jazz, Brazilian MPB, New Age, Flamenco, Classical, and Contemporary. You can enjoy listening to them from 3- 6 pm.