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T. C Steele State Historic Site May 15, 2010 Festival of Flowers Paintout

T. C. Steel Historic Site PaintoutOn Saturday May 15, 2010 the T.C. Steele State Historic Site hosted its 11th Annual Festival of Flowers Paint out in Brown County Indiana and was open to artists of all ages both amateur and Professional. The entry fee for Adults was $10.00 and $5.00 for Children with pre-registration required for the event. Categories for entry were Adult-Oil,   Adult-Acrylic, Adult-Watercolor, Adult-Drawing, Adult-Mixed Media, Adult Garden Art, Child 12 and under any media and Teen 13 to 18 any media. Ribbons were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd along with honorable mention in each category. In addition, a  People's Choice ribbon was  awarded based on popular vote from attendees at  the event. All first place winners have their paintings hanging in T. C. Steele’s studio for one month after the paintout.  As in past, there was a line of artists waiting to have their canvases stamped when the gates opened at 7:00 am ET.  After going through the registration validation process, Artists searched the grounds to find the best subject to paint, in hopes of winning a ribbon at the end of the day.  The morning was sunny with cool temperatures making it ideal for non-artists attending the event.

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Brown County Art Gallery - Paintings for Payment Show and Sale

The Brown County Art Gallery kicked off its Paintings for Payments fundraiser with a preview party and sale on Friday April 16, 2010 benefitting the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation. The show featured the collection of Dr. Merrill Davis who accepted paintings from artist as payment for medical services. Dr. Davis was born in 1890 in Miami County, Indiana and served in WW I as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He attended Harvard Medical School specializing in orthopedics and was as the founder of the Davis Clinic in Marion Indiana. His wife Josephine Davis was involved in many community endeavors, organizing the Marion Municipal Art Association and was later named to the Tri Kappa State Arts Commission. She also helped setup exhibits of Indiana art at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933.

There were many art patrons attending the show when the doors opened at 5:00 with several paintings selling within the first 30 minutes. The gallery provided wine and h’ orderves in the Henshaw room for while taking a break from viewing. Works of art from the Davis collection and additional art on consignment was for sale.  A 22x34 T. C. Steele landscape depicting his house in Brown County with flowers had a price tag of $112,000.  There was also a T. C. Steele floral still life measuring 20 x 24 for $56,000.  A very nice 28 x 36 oil snow scene with buildings by artist Claude Curry Bohm was on sale for $14,000 with another nice Bohm snow scene for $12,000.  V. J. Cariani was represented with a 30 x 36 still life of Peonies with an asking price of $12,000. 

There were other works on display hand for sale by L. O. Griffith, Anthony Buctha, Genevieve Goth Graf and John Bundy. The Painting for Payment sale runs through April 18th, 2010

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