Today I traveled to Keizer (about an hour drive) to have a look at the newly installed public art in the hallways of the Keizer Civic Center along with the Winter Solstice show, exhibited in a dedicated room. I couldn't stay for the unveiling of the permanent statue at 2:30pm, but I staged a peak under the drape...just for you, my blogging friends.
I understand that next year Keizer will repeat this event with another Call for Artists. The idea, if I understand it correctly, is that Keizer will purchase something for the building on an ongoing basis, in order to build a good collection for the public. Congratulations to my artist friend Mark Larsen, I believe one of his large pieces is being purchased and he was also recognized with an award. I am happy to report two of my snow scenes have new homes, sold from the Winter Solstice Show (which was only a two day event)! Sometimes things just turn out really nicely..this is one of those times! Thank you to all involved, especially Stephanie who delivered my work last week as a favor for me and to the Keizer Art Association.