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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cashiers Plein Air Festival

Cashiers Plein Air Paint Out of North Carolina

I'm thrilled to announce that my painting "Got Any Grapes" was an Award-Winner during the Quick Paint the final day of the Cashiers Plein Air Festival!
"Got Any Grapes?" 14"x11" Oil on GessoBord
It's the local Lemonade Stand started by a young girl who wanted to raise money for her elementary school.  The word got 'round and after a big donor matched what she initially earned and then Grandparents of other children matched that amount, she brought a check for more than $300.000.00 to her school!  Now, the tradition continues as students volunteer to man the lemonade stand throughout the summer.  All proceeds go to their local elementary school.
The title comes from the song my children loved to listen to on YouTube about a Duck that walks up to the Lemonade Stand and asks the Man, "Got Any Grapes?" 
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Once again, the friendly folks of Western North Carolina did not disappoint and came out in droves to share in the fun and festivities all the while showing the Artists what true hospitality is all about!

 I was asked to present a Demo and paint for the crowd a painting of Camp Merrie-Woode

 Fellow artist, Larry Moore, exemplifies how the Artists feel during the rigorous painting week.  But it is always fun!

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