Sunday, July 20, 2008

White Bear Lake ArtWatch 2008

Every year there are a few events that I really really look forward to. One of those events is the annual White Bear Arts Center Artwatch. The only thing missing this year was my good friends and bloggers Terry Stanley and Janet Nelson. This years event was a throwback to the first few years where it was a one day event with the artwork being created from 1-8pm and then auctioned off for a gala fundraiser to help supports the arts center and all it does with the community. One of the highlights from the live auction was a new fund that was setup to help support elementary arts education that raised a combined $7500 in a matter of a few minutes. With more donations yet to be counted yet, I am sure it will have a great start to the funds success.

So as usual, I have some fun pics to show you. The first one here is a look at my space that I was given to work in and all of my neighbors. The one to the left was actually not able to be at the event so I kind of spread out a little bit. Other than that, I hope you enjoy the pics and my final picture which was of the watermill at the Como Zoo. You will probably remember it from last weeks trip to the zoo. I thought I would try recreating this one and get some interest from some of the visitors for the auction.

Mike Judy in deep thought!

Michaelin Otis and friends

Nels Femrite and his great painting!

My Final Painting!


Janvangogh said...

Looks like your painting turned out great, Shawn. Wish I could have been there.

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Janet. Maybe you will be able to make it next year! Definitely felt different without you and terry!

Nina said...

What a neat event- your painting looks great! Nice work!

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Nina. It was a great event! Hope you have a great weekend.