Charles Vess and Greg Ruth are both fantastic fellows! They were kind enough to contribute some art to the Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit I hosted on April 22nd as part of the fundraiser for the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center. They have both extended that kindness by offering to donate a portion of the sales of the pieces in the exhibit to the BRSHC. Since most people couldn’t travel to Bristol for the event, the art is now available to purchase online!
Greg Ruth has listed several pieces he did for the book ‘A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade”. You can see all of the those in the OOSA store. There are some copies of the out of print book included with some of the pieces, as well.
Charles Vess has agreed to let Out of Step Arts manage the sale of the pieces he contributed to the exhibit (Over 50!) for a limited time on behalf of himself and the BRSHC. I’ve set up a special gallery where you can view all of these pieces here on the OOSA site. Just click on each thumbnail to see the price and dimensions of the piece. If there is a dollar amount, the piece is still available for purchase. If you see something you like, send me an email and we’ll work out the details. Act fast though, because the Vess paintings will only be up until May 18th!
Getting great art while supporting a good cause. Does it get any better than that?
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!!!
Yes, it’s finally here. The Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit will be happening this Sunday as part of the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center’s fundraising event; The Princess and Pirate Tea Party. There will be several pieces from artists Greg Ruth and Charles Vess on display and for sale, along with signed books and prints. A portion of the sales will go to benefit the BRSHC (a 501(c)3 organization) and help them meet their service goals for the year.
I know that a lot of you may be interested in attending and helping support the cause, but you may live too far away. Don’t worry! All of the pieces that are still available after the event will be made available for sale online in the Out of Step Arts store. And if any of the pieces are still left by the time Spectrum LIVE! rolls around, I’ll bring them with me and you can purchase them there (booth # 903).
So, I hope to see you on Sunday at the Bristol Train Station. There’s lots of fun to be had, lots of funds to be raised, and lots of great art to be seen.
I am happy to announce that Out of Step Arts will be sponsoring and coordinating a gallery exhibit featuring artwork from our own Greg Ruth and Master Illustrator Charles Vess. The exhibit will benefit the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center as part of their Princess and Pirate Tea Party fundraising event on April 22nd in Bristol, VA.
Greg Ruth and Charles Vess are both multiple award winning artist whose work has graced the pages of numerous publications and has been exhibited in galleries around the world. For this exhibit, Greg will be displaying some of the original illustrations from the children’s book “A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade” (written by James Preller). These illustrations have also been exhibited at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and at The Society of Illustrators’ Museum of American Illustration. Charles will be displaying several fantastic works featuring his delightful fairy tale theme, for which he is so well known. There will be opportunities to purchase art, books and prints at the exhibit, so stay tuned for the details to come.
The Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1955. They provide hearing and speech related services to all ages of people who have communicative disorders across the rural Appalachian areas of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. In order to help raise the money they need to meet their service goals, the BRSHC is hosting their inaugural Princess and Pirate Tea Party fundraiser. Please visit their website to see how you can get involved.