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Sheila's Folk Art Blog# 13 - 1 July 21

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BLOG #13 - 1 July 2021

LOTZA THINGS HAPPENING in the FOLK ART SCENE
We're happy to see many shows, museums and galleries
coming back to life. Hopefully in a another year the country
will be completely open and artists will be making money again.

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JESSIE'S HAVING A SALE!

JESSIE LAVON….the Southern sharecropper's daughter

Just talked yesterday with Jessie Lavon, bless her heart, that poor 

lady has had more health problems than anyone should have to 

endure. She said that she has some surprise expenses, and said

that we should run a sale on her artwork. All of her great memory 

paintings are priced at $225……she said “give ‘em 40% OFF.”

That means $90.ºº OFF.....That's Just $135ºº each + s/h

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KENTUCK (that's NOT in Kentucky) FOLK ART CENTER

                          They're “BACK to BUSINESS”

Speaking about Jessie…she currently has a showing in the KENTUCK 

FOLK ART GALLERY in Northport, AL till the end of July. The fine folks at

KENTUCK are doing a great job re-opening the gallery and having lots of 

arts & crafts workshops, lectures, gallery showings and other events. They 

are really promoting things leading up to their

50th ANNIVERSARY - FESTIVAL of the ARTS

Saturday and Sunday OCT 16 and 17, 2021.

Here’s a link to 4 videos that they just released interviewing the

MEMORY ARTISTS showing in their gallery until the end of July.

JESSIE LAVON….she’s in our gallery

JIMMY WEAVER….he’s in our gallery

DOROTHY SHELBY….she’s in our gallery

MAURICE COOK…we’d love to have him in our gallery

Sorry No video on:

THERESA GLOSTER...not in our gallery

RUTH ROBINSONwe’d love to have both of these ladies in our gallery

You’ll also see work short bios and samples of art by all 6 artists

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 MINNIE ADKINS DAY

JULY 17, 2021 - SANDY HOOK, KY

Each year, the 3rd Saturday in July has been designated by a proclamation 

of the State of Kentucky as “MINNIE ADKINS DAY” honoring our dear friend.

Last year the celebration was cancelled because of the pandemic. Minnie has

been as excited as a kid with a new toy, looking forward to this year’s art show

and sale. We’re all praying for good weather and a good turnout of artists and 

collectors to honor this great lady. Here in Possum County we’ve been “sold out“

of Minnie’s paintings and carvings since NPR featured her interview several 

weeks ago….we’re looking forward to getting new art from her….after “Minnie Day”.

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NEW ARTISTS and ARTWORK

LeAnne Smith 
Tomorrow, Friday July 2nd in an email, we’ll introduce you to a new 

Georgia artist LEANNE SMITH and her Colorful Paintings and Signs.

We’ll be posting about 15 new pieces that we just received and she’ll

be sending new work regularly. You’re going to love her creations!

Squeakie Stone
We have been selling Memory Paintings by South Carolinian, Squeakie

for over a decade. The past few years he and his wife have been having

\health problems and we’ve had a hard time getting his great work. This 

is the first shipment in over a year. He’ll be featured in tomorrows email….

we have many collectors of his work and I’m sure that all of the paintings 

will be sold out quickly. If you see one you like GRAB IT!

Heidi Wolfe
In the next week or two we‘ll be posting new work of her Logos, Bottles,

Cans and just added “Brand Mascots.” Get in early…start collecting her 

work NOW…the prices will be going up…I guarantee it!

Missionary Mary Proctor
We have been collecting and selling work by this world famous, Smithsonian

Folk Artist since 2002. Mary never throws anything away…she can turn 

ANYTHING into art. She attaches items of all kinds to her artwork…used

paint brushes, trading stamps, labels, boxtops, bottle caps, jewelry, fabrics, 

bits of glass, plastics, dishes…the list is never ending. Mary is a good friend

and we’re glad to have her in our gallery. I talked to her and hubby, Tyrone, 

yesterday and they will be sending a new shipment in a few days. We’ll be 

listing the new items Friday the 10th…you’ll get an email!

In the next month or so, there’ll will be lots of new art and artists

Check our website regularly so you don’t miss anything!

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KOHLER ART GARDEN

Congratulations to the Kohler Corporation on the opening this month of their 

new $40 million dollar John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Art Preserve 

Sheboygan, WI. Yes, it’s the bathroom fixtures people. Their museum is 

fantastic and well worth the trip to Sheboygan. Over the last 20 years they

have spent millions to collect and preserve Folk Art Environments.

Here’s some examples….

  • Chauvin Sculpture Environment. Louisiana
  • Grandview. Wisconsin
  • Hartman Rock Garden…..Springfield Ohio
  • Bernard Langlais.
  • Mary Nohl Home and Sculptures. Wisconsin
  • Mecikalski Stovewood Building. Oneida, Wisconsin
  • The Painted Forest. Wisconsin
  • St. EOM's Pasaquan……..Georgia

GOOGLE THESE SITES….You’ll enjoy them and learn a lot.

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KOHLER TRYS TO SAVE THEM..

WHILE OTHERS TEAR 'EM DOWN

We just got the sad news that we just lost
another famous Folk Art Environment.
They're demolishing Seattle's WALKERS
ROCK GARDEN
including the majestic
BI-CENTENNIAL TOWER. It's such a
shame when we lose these great landmarks.


CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE STORY

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Please send us information on anyupcoming

FOLK ART SHOWS
that you know about...we'll post 'em on our website
Click here to see the current list.
We want to help the artists!

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Have a GREAT FOLK ART DAY................Sheila


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