Monday, April 1, 2013

The Quilt & The Shoe – for 6x62013 Rochester, NY

“When thinking won’t cure fear, action will.”
– William Clement Stone

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013
Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

The Quilt & The Shoe – 6″ x 6″ Watercolor

This little painting is headed for Rochester, NY.  For the last 5 years, I have participated in an event at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center called 6×6. It is a huge fundraiser for the gallery.  I started doing it for the resume, but continue for the fun.  Last year, I forgot and they contacted me and reminded me because they had paintings from every state except Oklahoma.   Of course I dashed one off to them.

In 2012, they sold 2417 6″ x 6″ paintings.   They receive art  from celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, youth and ME, from all over the world.    We are not allowed to sign the front, so no one knows who did the painting they are purchasing.  (There is a form with info on the back.)  Each piece of art sells for $20.  They raffle off positions 1-20 for first grabs at the art.

When you purchase your painting, they tell you who the artist is.   They reveal the names of all the sold out artists on July 5th, and artwork can be picked up 10 days after that.    If you click the 2012 link, you can see photo gallery from last year’s event.  It takes a ton of wall space!

You can purchase paintings online, beginning June 4th, as well.   This is their 6th year with this event.

About William Clement Stone

American businessman William Clement Stone overcame an impoverished childhood to head an insurance empire. He was born on May 4, 1902 in Chicago. His father died when he was three, leaving the family in debt. Stone dropped out of school to help his mother sell insurance. He called cold calls “gold calls,” and started each day saying, “I feel happy! I feel healthy! I feel ter-r-r-ific!” He cowrote the book Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude with Napoleon Hill. He died on September 3, 2002 at age 100.

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