On Sunday I joined 9 other artists doing a fundraiser for our local Suffolk Hospice and Visiting Nurse Service. The show was the 4th annual was "With One Stroke" and was organized by my friend, Lorraine Rimmelin. Each participating artist as well as several other artists we knew, donated a piece of artwork for a raffle and we raised about $1,500 for Hospice.
Of course I couldn't let the day go by without sketching the event. I started it at the beginning of the show and worked on the sketch when it was slow. You can see that the artists were positioned around the room, and in the middle were refreshments, including an open wine bar.
Here is a photo of me working on the sketch. People enjoy seeing artists at work and several of them recognized people they knew in the sketch.
Here I am with my friend, Rosamaria who had the table next to me.
My friend, Marlene is known for her pet portraits and she was working on one of them through the course of the show.
Sales were slow, but I think each of us did sell a few things. I think the fact that it was a gorgeous day outside kept people from stopping in. The fundraising was the important part anyway and that was a success. We always have a good time together at our events.
Please check up on my fake blog "Floral Fantasy." I have 1 more week to go in the flower shop.