We have a minor correction from the last post. The Carteret County Hospital Foundation supports Hospice (different from Hospice House). Also, did you know that the Foundation even provides gas cards for those having to go out of town for medical appointments who can't afford it otherwise? 'Come on artists....we can help them out!
Art Sales for Charity is starting in late October - an on-going fundraiser for the benefit of Hospice House, Indigent Care, Cancer Support Services, Health Care Scholarships and more through the Carteret General Hospital Foundation. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHARITY. (no overhead, no fees - every dime collected goes to the charity).
Artists - here's where you come in. We're asking you for donations of paintings that will be sold at low prices merely to raise money for a really good cause. The art does not have to be your best (what you may not like, someone else may love) - art can be framed or unframed, signed or unsigned.
We're planning a kick-off for the event late in October - the more art we have, the more we can raise. Drop it by Arts & Things, or call us if you'd like more information. 252-240-1979.
If you take the pictures - we can print them on canvas or paper for professional results. You'd be surprised what you can do!
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May all have a safe and wonderful three-day weekend! -
-Lou and Porter Wilson
Picture framing can make or break any piece of art. Inexpensive art can be made to look like a million dollars, while a high end original may be left cold and uninteresting. Good frame design should enhance and protect the art, and with the right choice of moulding and mats, a viewer's eye may be invited to roam around within the borders of the frame exploring the nuances and richness of both the framing and the art it houses. Neither great art--nor framing--ever needs to match the sofa, but the right combination of moulding, mats and design for a piece of art allows it to fit into any decor.
With our experienced designers your walls can look beautiful for a long time!
This month's Third Saturday was a great event. Perfect weather -Good people-Great atmosphere. We were wonderfully surprised with Lou Everett from Greenville and the Brushstrokes Painters Group joining us to paint scenes of our waterfront in watercolor. Three cheers for Mitch Morton who sold SIX paintings! Linda Kramer painted yet another beautiful acrylic painting. We all look forward to seeing you the Third Saturday of September.
This month's "Third Saturday Plein Air" is happening this coming Saturday August 16. Last month was a great success in spite of the "iffy" weather. Seven artists participated, paintings were sold and all in all everyone had a great time.
Dan Nelson started and finished this beautiful painting - the start looked "interesting" the finish - Beautiful! Check out his "step by step" painting on his facebook page Dan the Art Man
Come meet the wonderful Lena Ennis and see her exceptional art! Reception is Saturday, August 2 from 5:30 until 7:30pm - open to all. Her art will be here at Arts & Things through the following week!
'Come on Down to the waterfront.