Got the call today: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has purchased Taliesin Goose! I am so honored to have a piece in the collection. *Read about the making of Taliesin Goose (my 1st 48″ reduction woodcut). Here it is at the 2014 Birds in Art exhibit (pretty nifty wall color, huh?):
The print that is!
This is a fundraiser for our Spring Art Tour. You can support our nonprofit group MHAAA (Mount Horeb Area Arts Association)–that pays for advertising (to promote the tour), a yearly art scholarship for a local high school student, and basically allows us to hold this Mount Horeb Area Spring Art Tour every year–just by purchasing this scene from a little dairy barn near Blanchardville.
The dog is Squirt, and she IS quality control for this farm. At milking time, she can be found trotting up and down the aisles, keeping all the girls in line while they’re being milked. If anybody’s out of line, she nimbly jumps up and nips them on the nose. All the girls watch her with eagle eyes as she trots by. When milking is over, the farmer goes and opens the door, and Squirt runs around and gets them all moving. She gets the first one to go out, then dances to and fro, herding every last cow out of that barn. The farmer just holds the door open. Don’t you wish your terrier was this well-trained??!! I do.
Quality Control was originally a 6ft x 5ft oil painting, done for a solo show The Lives of Farm Dogs, in 2005. It was easily the most popular painting of this sold-out (well except for Not From Around Here) show. The poster is a standard 16in x 20in size, which will fit into any 16x20in frame you can pick up inexpensively at Hobby Lobby, Lynn’s of Madison, or any of those big box stores that I don’t want to name but that sell everything really cheap.
Go get the Quality Control poster here!
Available this weekend at the Mount Horeb Fall Festival, the new Mount Horeb Spring Art Tour benefit poster, featuring Quality Control.
Stop by Saturday, Oct. 6, 9-5 or Sunday, Oct. 7, 10-4 and pick up one of these beautiful posters for only $15!! You’ll be benefiting our non-profit Spring Art Tour event held every June (2013 tour will be June 7-9, 2013: Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm daily).
And guess what?! We’ll be at booth #216 in the street in front of Olson’s Christmas House (near the corner of Main St & Third St.), which is right next to–get this–SJOLINDS CHOCOLATE HOUSE!!!
If you want your poster signed by the artist, I’ll be there. So come visit us (and Sjolinds of course), support The Mount Horeb Area Arts Association (that’s us Spring Art Tour artists), and get some awesome art for only $15!!
What a great speaker Michael Moore is (he was at the protests today). A very moving speech, and it gives me hope.