Thursday, November 18, 2010

Please help a dear friend of mine, Artwalk for Annie

Artwalk for Annie, Save the date! December 7, 2010Most of you aware that Annie Salness suffered a stroke on October 14th.  Annie is an amazing woman, wife, mother of four children, artist and friend. She has made remarkable progress in these past few weeks and many of you have asked how you can help Annie and her family.

With characteristic modesty, Annie Salness signs her masterful "slice of life" paintings just ........."Annie". Last month Annie Salness, wife- mother-artist, suffered a severe stroke that has damaged her right side and impaired her speech. Annie was alone when she had the stroke and it was several hours before anyone found her. Thankfully, a lot of progress has been made, but there is a long road of rehabilitation ahead. "Artwalk for Annie" seeks to help the Salness family with medical expenses and we hope you will join us. Share an sparkling evening of beautiful art donated specifically for this event from many of Annie’s talented friends and colleagues, bring your checkbook, do some Christmas shopping, purchase some of Annie’s art or simply make a donation—all proceeds will go directly toward medical expenses.
"Art Walk for Annie", Tuesday, December 7, 6:30-8:30 pm Sunset Presbyterian Church Lobby 14986 NW Cornell Road (xHwy 26, by Phoenix Inn and Arco Station) Portland OR 97229

To find out the many ways you can help or to donate go

Save the date and please forward this invitation to all your contacts.

Annie’s art blog: 

(Top photo) Getting Ready to Ride by Annie Salness (Winner, Bold Brush Painting Competition Outstanding Acrylic 2009), Photo 2: Annie Salness

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Things-Small Packages

Good Things Show Card
With the holiday season upon us, Loni and Lauren are excited to invite you to ART Elements for the perfect artful shopping experience. Artists currently represented in the gallery along with other fine craftsmen from around the Northwest are creating unique and affordable artwork for your holiday gifting with price ranging from $50-250.
The gallery will be keeping our doors open late 'til 8:00 pm every Friday from November 19th - December 17th for fun art demonstrations (6-8 pm see schedule below), food and holiday shopping. We hope to see you there!

I hope to see you at the gallery for all of our fun events soon!
We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

Artfully Yours,

ART Elements Heeaer

Loni Parrish
ART Elements Gallery

phone: (503)487-6141