Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thomas Kinkade Museum

In the months before his death, Thomas Kinkade was "extremely focused" on establishing a museum of his artwork at his Monte Sereno home, his embattled girlfriend said in court papers filed Thursday.

"Thomas appreciated that while his art never received critical acclaim, he had legions of fans who were moved and uplifted by his art," Amy Pinto-Walsh wrote in a declaration filed in Santa Clara County probate court. "Thomas wanted to create this museum for his fans."

Pinto-Walsh said Kinkade took her on several trips to art museums -- including the Getty in Los Angeles -- for inspiration.
I can think of at least six artists whose work never received any critical acclaim but now have museums dedicated solely to their work... can you? Read the whole article quoted above here.

Sister Mary Merlot

Young Nun drawing by F. Lennox Campello, c.2012
Sister Mary Merlot, charcoal and conte on paper, 10x4.5 inches, c. 2012

Mid Atlantic Competition

Deadline for Submissions: August 3, 2012

October 9 – November 2, 2012
Public Reception: Sunday, October 14, from 2-4pm

The 2012 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition showcases artists from the Mid Atlantic Region: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Viginia, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Juror:  Yours Truly

2012 Mid Atlantic Prospectus page 1
2012 Mid Atlantic Prospectus page 2