It was great news to hear that Betsy Baltzer won first place overall for Fine Art at last week’s show at the Morehead Art Guild’s annual art competition. The painting – “It’s Good To Be Queen” won Baltzer the title. Betsy is an artist living in Maysville, KY, and one of the founding members of the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild.
I heard that a few other guild members took home awards. I don’t know the details, but the comittee that sends the guild’s press releases to the paper should find out and let the whole community know. We are very proud of them.
I will be at the guild on Tuesday, December 1st, about noon, to decorate for Frontier Christmas and start getting setup. This is the date that we had talked about before. Could use some help from all of those that plan on showing their work. We will also need some refreshments for Saturday and Sunday. I will put a signup list on the table by the coffee pot tomorrow for those that plan to help set up and bring food. Toby has also offered to put out signs in some places and needs some help with that. Please , if you plan on participating chip in…many hands make light work. If you are not planning on participating we could still use extra hands with the other things. I will be at the guild tomorrow about 10:00 until at least noon. My cell is 606.782.3348
The Rotary club will be holding their anual Fund Raiser, Purses for Purpose, on Friday, December 4th from 10a.m.-8:00p.m. and would like for guild members to be included if they would like. There are a couple of things to consider before saying yes. They are wanting 30-40 pieces total, so each would be bringing only a few. There will be representatives from ORVAG there during the entire time, so we would divide up the time (10-8) between those wanting to participate, and 10% of sales will be donated to the Rotary club. We will be able to set up a day or so before, if you wish, and Doug Hendrickson will be able to help with tables. We will need to breakdown after 8. The Christmas parade will take place around 6:00 that evening. If you are interested in participating please let me know by sending an email or calling (606.782.3348) asap. This would be a great place to have your work shown in Maysville and be a part of the big fund raiser for the Rotary Club. I realize that Frontier Christmas is the next day and this is a busy time for everyone. Please sign up at the Guild for Frontier Christmas or let me, know if you are planning on participating.
Maysville’s mayor, David Cartmell, with the city’s recently awarded Governor’s award for the arts, which honors significant support for the arts through government action
The award is a gourd sculpture by Kentucky artist, Jennifer Zingg.