November 13 & 14

The 10th Annual Martin Masters Art Show & Sale offers a diverse and extensive collection of paintings by over 40 artists including Marilyn Wendling, Streater Spencer, Jade Reynolds, Ginger Oglesby, Betty Wentworth, JJ Sneed & Frank Baggett, Frank Gee, John Cannon and more. Guests will find a wide range of styles from plein air and impressionistic to abstract and whimsical. For the first time in the history of this important fundraiser for FiftyForward Martin Center, this year’s show features handcrafted jewelry by Paula Barnett, Nola Jane, and Hugh Bennett.

Lauren Dunn, Everlasting

Lauren Dunn| Everlasting| Acrylic on wood panel|30″ x 30″

Sherry Coss, Program and Partnership Director for the Martin Center, recruited artist and gallery owner Ron York to help organize and curate the show.

“Ron has a great reputation for pulling off successful shows, and we have wanted him to help us for some time now,” Coss enthused. “We asked him to also be our featured artist, but he instead suggested we include works from his gallery artists. So now we will have many new and returning artists.”

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary, the two have rearranged and expanded the exhibit area to give the show a fresh new look. York says, “The FiftyForward Martin Center is such a lovely venue with its rough-hewn beams and bucolic setting that makes it an ideal place for an art show. Plus, with a percentage of sales benefitting the center’s programming, it means a lot to me to be involved.”

The 10th Annual Martin Masters Art Show & Sale opens with a cocktail reception including food and live music from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, November 13 ($35 per person) and continues with free admission on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show takes place at FiftyForward Martin Center, 960 Heritage Way in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.fiftyforward.org.

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